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Ho’oponopono: Reconciliation and Forgiveness



In this blog you will discover:

  1. What is Ho’oponopono

  2. Why you should practice Ho’oponopono

  3. The 4 steps of Ho’oponopono

  4. How to practice Ho’oponopono


What is Ho’oponopono?


Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. It is based on ancient Hawaiian spiritual beliefs and values, with respect and appreciation of the interconnectedness of all life. It is an understanding of the power of forgiveness, and a deep belief in the ability of each individual to heal and transform. The belief is we are all connected and by taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions we make it right and heal ourselves. As well as releasing all negative feelings we might have towards ourselves or others.


Ho’oponopono starts with self reflection and admitting there was a wrong done and sincerely apologize, ask for forgiveness, be grateful and express love.

  1. I am Sorry

  2. Please forgive me

  3. Thank you

  4. I love you



Why Should You Practice Ho’oponopono?


  1. Improved Relationships: Ho’oponopono can help improve your relationships by allowing you to forgive yourself and because we are all connected you also forgive others, let go of past hurts, resentments, and grievances.

  2. Self-Awareness: Practicing Ho’oponopono can help to bring greater awareness on how you performed with their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It can help you to identify potential areas you may need to work on so you are able move forward with your growth and healing.

  3. Improved Mental Health: Ho’oponopono allows you to forgive yourself helping to release negative emotions. It frees you from the stress, anxiety, and depression you may be carrying due to your negative behavior or actions.

  4. Improved Physical Health: Practicing Ho’oponopono can help to reduce your stress and anxiety improving your physical health and wellbeing.

  5. Increased Spiritual Awareness: By Practicing Ho’oponopono you are taking time to regularly connect with your spiritual self increasing your awareness and connection to Source. When you accept and forgive yourself you can give yourself the gift of inner peace and harmony.

  6. Enhanced Creativity: Practicing: Ho’oponopono can help to free up valuable energy that can then be used to open up your inner creativity. This will allow for more room for your creative ability to flow and form new ideas and solutions.

  7. Increased Self-Confidence: Practicing Ho’oponopono can help you to increase your self-confidence allowing you to forgive and let go of negative emotions and thoughts you may have for doing someone wrong.

  8. Improved Focus and Concentration: Practicing Ho’oponopono can help to improve focus and concentration. Taking time to go within and forgive also helps to clear the mind of heavy negative thoughts and emotions leaving room for manifesting your hopes and dreams.


The 4 Steps of Ho’oponopono:


Step 1: Is to apologize. I am sorry. This involves acknowledging any hurt that you have caused and saying "I'm sorry". This step allows you to really recognize your actions so you are able to express sincere regret for any pain you have caused. It is also important to forgive yourself and others for any perceived wrongs, as this will help you to move forward in your healing process.


Step 2: Ask for forgiveness. Please forgive me. Be humble ask for forgiveness from those involved in the situation, and from yourself. This is an important step to allow you to move forward in your healing process and to open yourself up to the possibility of change.

Step 3: Be Grateful: Thank you. Be genuinely grateful for the forgiveness you receive. Let go. Release any negative emotions or thoughts that may be holding you back from healing and moving forward. Release any guilt and resentment that may have been holding you back from healing.


Step 4: Express your love, I love you. Giving love is a caring and affectionate emotion that accelerates your healing process.



How to Practice Ho’oponopono:


Find a quiet place, sit comfortably, take some slow deep breaths and take a few moments reflecting on your thoughts and feelings. Visualize a circle of light and imagine yourself in the centre of it.


Be very honest with yourself. How have your thoughts and actions contributed to your current situation? This self-reflection is important in helping to identify any negative beliefs or patterns that may be contributing factors and need to be forgiven.

Repeat the mantra several times:


I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you


As you say each phrase, direct it to yourself or anyone you feel needs to hear it. Really believe in the words. Notice any sensations in your body as you repeat the phrases.

Allow the healing energy of Ho’oponopono to flow through you.


When you are finished, take a few more deep breaths and express your gratitude for the healing energy you now have.


Ho’oponopono is a powerful tool for healing and reconciliation, and can be a valuable aid in helping you to move forward in your life so you are able to live your best life.


Wendy’s words for you….

I really enjoyed writing this blog for you. It was a great sign to me that I need to implement Ho’oponopono in my life. I believe the Universe sends us gentle reminders saying “hey you, here is something for you.” I have practiced Ho’oponopono and I have felt the wonderful release of forgiveness. Thank you Universe.

Is there room for Ho’oponopono in your life? I hope you can see the benefits and adopt this transformational practice.

What are your thoughts on this blog? Did you learn something new? Did you find it informative? Please leave a comment on our website. I would love to hear from you.

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