What is Ho’oponopono ? (complete guide)

What is Ho’oponopono ?

Ho’oponopono is an ancestral Hawaiian method whose primary objective is the resolution of conflicts that generate suffering within a group. This philosophy of life starts from the basic postulate that we are the attractors of conflicting situations in our life, through our thoughts. More broadly, Ho’oponopono therefore proposes to erase the negative memories, the unconscious “programs” which generated these unpleasant situations.

What is Ho’oponopono ?

Ho’oponopono is an ancestral Hawaiian method whose primary objective is the resolution of conflicts that generate suffering within a group. More generally, she considers that each person is the generator of what happens to him, good or bad: our thoughts called “erroneous” bring us unpleasant situations while our thoughts called “perfect” lead to pleasant situations. The Ho’oponopono method therefore aims to accept, digest or resolve unpleasant situations in life.

Ho’oponopono means in Hawaiian “to make right”, “to rectify”, “to correct” or even “to put back on the good road”.

Ho’oponopono is in no way a treatment or a therapy but a philosophy allowing to reach a certain serenity of life.

The main principles of Ho’oponopono

The Ho’oponopono method starts from the basic postulate that we are the attractors of conflicting situations in our life, through our thoughts – often unconscious and generated by our education or our experience. To eliminate these unpleasant situations, it is therefore a question of erasing the negative memories, the unconscious “programs” which generated them.

The basic principle of this method is to repeat like a mantra four “magic” words, being well aware of their deep meaning:

  • “Thank you”, thank you to life for allowing us to become aware of an erroneous and negative thought buried in our unconscious;
  • “Sorry”, for the others to have generated this unpleasant situation but especially for oneself because it created sadness in our life;
  • “Pardon”, to others for having done this to them, but above all to ourselves: we forgive ourselves for having brought this situation to light;
  • “I love you”, to others and always to oneself in order to maintain self-confidence.

The ho’oponopono Prayer

With Ho’oponopono each individual recognizes himself as the creator of the situations that surround him and declares, consequently, his divine capacity to destroy all the low energies created by one’s negative emotions and actions.

These emotions are not only those experienced in current life, but also in past incarnations, ranging from our creation to today.

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona has therefore devised new prayers or to be precise, real declarations of repentance and requests for forgiveness.

Divine Creator, Father, Mother, Child as one…

If I, my family, relatives, and ancestors have offended you, your family, relatives, and ancestors in thoughts, words, deeds, and actions from the beginning of our creation to the present, we ask your forgiveness.
Let this cleanse, purify, release, cut all the negative memories, blocks, energies, and vibrations and transmute these unwanted energies into pure light ……….

As it is said, it is done, and so it is.

Remember that to get the results you want, it is necessary for you to fully understand what you are saying and request your total sincerity in taking the responsibilities of your actions.

Connections , in case you didn’t know, are nothing more than the energetic cords that bind you to every individual and situation you have come into contact with in your entire existence.

This Prayer is simplified into ho’oponopono Matra.

The ho’oponopono Matra

“I’m sorry,
Please forgive me,
Thank you,
I love you.”

The mantra allows you to internalize the concepts of forgiveness, gratitude and acceptance, taking full responsibility for the things that happen around you, generated by you, consciously or unconsciously.

When you repeat it investigate the meaning of these words and really believe them. In fact, you have to really feel sorry (” I’m sorry “) and the desire to be forgiven (” Forgive me “).

Afterward, you need to be grateful for the opportunity behind each problem. Only in this way will you be able to clear your memory and evolve (” Thank you “). Finally, open yourself to the love of the Universe (” I love you “).

It does not matter that you are addressing someone in particular when you recite this mantra: the important thing is to enter with the spirit and the mind into the profound meaning of Ho’Oponopono .

The Benefits of Ho’oponopono

Better manage conflicts

Ho’oponopono’s primary objective is to better manage conflicts, whether internal or external. This method should help relieve tension and reduce stress.

Get rid of negative ideas

Using the Ho’oponopono method, the objective is to get rid of negative memories that are often unconscious, or even to transform them into positive memories.

Achieve a state of calm

The culmination of the Ho’oponopono method is to achieve a state of calm and serenity. The person no longer has the feeling of being subjected to events and changes his look in relation to the situations experienced.

Decreased arterial hypertension

In 2007, a study from the University of Hawaii at Honolulu demonstrated a decrease in arterial hypertension in some patients through the practice of Ho’oponopono – in addition to usual treatments. These results must nevertheless be reproduced in order to be generalizable.

When and how often to practice Ho’oponopono?

Very simple, all the time, whenever the need arises. 
For example, when a conflict emerges repeat in your head this mantra “ sorry, sorry, thank you, I love you ” while doing deep breaths.
This will have the effect of channeling you and calming you. 

Two times are also conducive to practice, in the morning when waking up and in the evening before going to bed.

When you Wake Up

Take a few deep breaths and repeat the mantra for each project and obligation that awaits you.
Enough to start the day on the right foot, with some thoughts of love.

At Bedtime

What could be better than going to bed with a light mind?
Ho’oponopono allows you to clean up memories in relation to the events that have occurred and the people encountered.
After a few deep breaths, go over your day by repeating “ sorry, sorry, thank you, I love you ” for each event and meeting

The 5 Principles of Ho’oponopono

  1. Physical reality is a creation of my thoughts .
  2. If my thoughts are wrong , they create a wrong physical reality.
  3. If my thoughts are perfect , they create a physical reality full of love.
  4. Everything is inside . Everything exists in thoughts in my mind.
  5. ⁠I am the creator of my physical universe as it is and if I correct my thoughts I can change my reality .

Ho’oponopono Method in 3 Steps

  • Realize that we are 100% creator of our life .
  • Introspection and cleaning up memories:
    1. Thinking about the problem ;
    2. Accept the problem without judgment, go inside yourself;
    3. Rethink the problem and repeat with force and intention :
     – “Sorry”, to have this erroneous memory in me.
     – “Pardon”, to life, to myself, I beg your pardon.
     – “Thank you”, to life for showing me this erroneous memory that I was carrying without knowing it.
     – “I love you”,   life, the people around me, I send love to this memory to clean it up.
  • Finally, let go of any special expectations and let life happen.

Absolute zero

One of the important aspects of the practice of Ho’oponopono  is the search for emptiness. Indeed, emptiness is a concept that we often find in Eastern cultures, and in many techniques of personal improvement: in fact in this gap between thoughts, the moment in which non-thought exists the void that is unequivocally found in the present moment the here and now.

This is opposed to our habit, given by the attempt to control everything that happens, our mind tries to do it by recovering the information that has remained imprinted in the long-term memory: in this part of the memory experiences that have been emotionally strong remain they are used as a comparison for future events.

This is how we often live imprisoned in the past or in the future, but the change, achieved through ho’ponopono can take place in the present moment.

Who is Ho’oponopono for?

The question is who doesn’t need it? By admitting that we allow ourselves to understand that what happens is in our full responsibility, oponopono serves anyone who feels the need to put things back in their place, clean up memories and gain new perspectives.

Anxiety, panic, insecurity and suffering that characterize our times full expectations but poor real awareness, find in ho’ponopono a powerful means of work.Another characteristic of this philosophy is the possibility of arriving at not expecting anything, the condition that poses the basics to get it all.

History of Ho’oponopono.

It is said that in ancient times the inhabitants of Hawaii came from Polynesia, and that they came from the Pleiades: therefore a stellar origin.

Clearly this is a fanciful story, in which you can decide to believe or not, however there are some curious coincidences: in fact it is handed down that these peoples of the Pleiades have also handed down their knowledge to other continents such as India, China and Egypt.

We cannot know if it is truth or not, but surely there are rites and traditions that have common references, with this the invitation to deepen these topics full of charm and interest is valid.

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona.

Morrnah Simeona is a key person in the spreading of Ho-ponopono in the world, from an early age she showed skills as a healer: it was said that she had not had to learn anything, all wisdom was already present in her; somehow the source communicated directly with this great woman.

The turning point came when Morrnah became seriously ill, it was a malignant tumor. Thus it was that Simeona decided to express his power and his knowledge, applying an ancient process that only the Kahuna knew and used: Ho-ponopono.

Morrnah Simeona recovered, and decided to create a simpler process to expand the healing of the body and mind to the world.

Ihaleakala Hew Len.

Hawaiian psychologist, he is considered the greatest expert on Ho’oponopono , his life has changed since he embarked on the path of reconciliation and forgiveness through this ancient philosophy.

It all started with her meeting with Morrnah Simeona, on the occasion of her request for help for her daughter’s illness.

Morrnah introduced Dr. Len you have mysteries of ho’oponop or not and allowed him to use the processes without the intermediation of the kahuna. 

Dr. Len later used this technique when holding a medical post at the Criminal Psychiatric Hospital of Hawaii. , it seems that he managed to get an entire department discharged thanks to the ho’ponopono application through photos and medical records information: reciting the four oponopono formulas: ” I’m sorry, forgive me, thank you, I love you” .