IT TIME TO FORGIVE SO WE CAN UPSHIFT TO WHOLENESS, WELL BEING AND SET THINGS RIGHT WITH OTHERS! The Hawaiian word ho'oponopono comes from ho'o ("to make") and pono ("right"). The repetition of the word pono means "doubly right" or being right with both self and others. In a nutshell, ho'oponopono is a process of reconciliation to set things right. Thus we can forgive others to whom we are connected and forgive ourselves.
In Hawaiian Medicine culture this story is told. One of the earliest concepts taught to them was, “Each child born has at birth, a Bowl of perfect Light. If he tends his Light it will grow in strength and he can do all things – swim with the shark, fly with the birds, know and understand all things. If however he becomes envious or jealous he drops a stone into his Bowl of Light and some of the Light goes out. Light and the stone cannot hold the same space. If he continues to put stones in the Bowl of Light, the Light will go out and he will become a stone. A stone does not grow, nor does it move. If at any time he tires of being a stone, all he needs to do is turn the bowl upside down and the stones will fall away and the Light will grow once more.”
Ihaleakala Hew Len PhD. - Dr. Len's Amazing Success with Ho`oponopono
There is a legendary story of a man known as Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, who cured every patient in the criminally insane ward of a Hawaii`i State Hospital — without ever seeing a single patient. Now this may seem a little “insane,” but upon having a closer look, the story speaks for itself. Dr. Len set up an office within the hospital to review his patients’ files. While he looked at these files, he would work on himself, and over four years, the patients all healed. In addition, the staff who had been calling in sick or quit, eventually loved coming to work. He used the legendary Hawaiian healing and cleansing method Ho’oponopono to accomplish all of this. It is based on healing through loving oneself. Dr. Len repeated the words “I love you” and “I am sorry” over and over again while reviewing each file individually. After a few months, the patients who were shackled were allowed to walk freely, patients were taken off medications, and even the hopeless cases were eventually released back into society!
This is a very good explanation of what the HO ponopono forgiveness and reconciliation technique is with videos of the context from which it arose in Hawiian Healing Huna Culture.
Watch the explanations included on this page and on you tube so as to understand and respect this beautiful Aloha culture. THEN Do it for yourself.
Do it for yourself! Do it for loved ones. Do it for anything or anyone that triggers you to feel angry, bitter, or less than. It builds self esteem. It can be miraculous if done regularly with intent.
MAKE a list of folks you need to forgive including yourself. Work on three daily several times daily. When you feel a release from one replace it with a new target person. The following week work on three new ones and rotate weekly till you get back to the beginning and start again. If you can think about someone on your list without an emotional storm coming up then you are doing good! Happy H O ponopono!
This is the page to look at and in it are the suggested youtube links. Let me know if you are interested in a class or private session for forgiveness and reconciliation.