Ho’oponopono – Hawaiian Healing Practice

Kahealani Sisson Satchitananda – a woman on Facebook in the group called 31 Days HONORING THE DIVINE FEMININE…SACRED HEALING CIRCLE WORLDWIDE submitted this, this morning. Quite amazing wisdom… This is very similar to a practice that my Cherokee teacher taught me. Whenever I feel upset, it helps greatly to put my hand on my abdomen and take a deep breath and say from my heart: “I forgive myself for the pain I have caused.” Ah…the power of Self-Forgiveness.. the power… the healing…

“Ho’oponopono (making it right) is
a Hawaiian cultural practice that
incorporates various components to
realign the participant(s) with spirit,
mind and body or past, present and
future. Ho’oponopono’s intent is to
bring harmony into your life, to help
you regain cultural values of respect and
caring for one another, and to open
your eyes to a healthier life ahead.
The practice was “updated” by
Kahuna Lapaau (Hawaiian healer)
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona (1913-
1992), who was named a “Living
Treasure of Hawaii” in 1983 by
Hongwanji Mission of Honolulu, and
the Hawaii State Legislature.
Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len has been practising
the updated Ho’oponopono since
1982.He was taught the process
by Morrnah.He was staff psychologist in
the forensic unit for the criminally mentally
ill at Hawaii State Hospital for several
years,where his technique of working
on himself rather than on the patients had
produced spectacular results. He has
taught the updated Ho’oponopono
around the world, and at the United
Nations several times. Dr Len has a doctorate
from the University of Iowa.
Dr Len maintains that Ho’oponopono
is really very simple. For the ancient
Hawaiians, all problems begin as thought.
But having a thought is not the problem.
The problem is that all our thoughts are
soaked with painful memories,memories
of persons, places, or things. The intellect
working alone can’t solve these problems,
because the intellect only manages.
Managing things is no way to solve problems.
You want to
let them go! When you do Ho’oponopono,
what happens is that the Divinity takes the
painful thought and neutralises or purifies
it. You don’t purify the person, place, or
thing.You neutralise the energy you associate
with that person, place, or thing. So
the first stage of Ho’oponopono is the
purification of that energy.
Now something wonderful happens.
Not only does that energy get neutralised;
it also gets released, so there’s a brand new
slate.Buddhists call it the Void. The final
step is that you allow the Divinity to come
in and fill the void with light.
To do Ho’oponopono, you don’t have
to know what the problem or error is. All
you have to do is notice any problem you
are experiencing physically, mentally,
emotionally. Once you notice, your
responsibility is to immediately begin to
clean, to say,“I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”
Dr Len narrates an incident: “The
other day I got a call from the
daughter of a woman who is 92.
She said, ‘My mother’s had
these severe hip pains for several weeks.’
While she’s talking to me, I’m asking this
question of the Divinity, ‘What is going
on in me that I have caused that
woman’s pain?’ And then I ask, ‘How
is it that I can rectify that problem within
me?’ The answers to these questions
come, and I do whatever I’m told. So
if X has some pain and comes to me, I
say to the Divinity, ‘Please, whatever is
going on in me that I have caused
this pain in so-and-so, tell me how I can
rectify it.’ And I will apply whatever
information I’m given indefinitely, until
your pain is gone or until you ask me to
stop. It’s not so much the effect that
is important as the getting to the problem.
That’s the key.”
If you want to solve a problem, no
matter what kind of problem, work on
yourself. If the problem is with another
person, for example, just ask yourself,
“What’s going on in me that’s
causing this person to bug me?”People
only show up in your life to bug you! If
you know that, you can elevate any situation,
and you can release there, says
Dr Len. It’s simple: “I’m sorry for whatever’s
going on. Please forgive me.”
That’s the beauty of this, he maintains.
You don’t have to understand. It’s like the
Internet. You don’t understand all this!
You just go to the Divinity and you say,
“Can we download?” and the Divinity
downloads, and then you get the necessary
information.But because we don’t
know who we are, we never download
direct from the Light.We go outside.
Here are two ho’oponopono proven
ways to heal yourself (or anyone else)
of anything you notice. Remember that
what you see in another is also in you,
so all healing is self-healing.No one else
has to do these processes but you. The
entire world is literally in your hands.
First, this is the prayer Morrnah (the
creator of this new process) said to help
heal hundreds if not thousands of people:
“Divine creator, father, mother,
son 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 to pure light
… And it is done.”
Second, the way Dr Hew Len likes to
heal is to first say “I’m sorry” and
“Please forgive me.” You say this to
acknowledge that something – without
your knowing what it is – has got into
your body/mind system. You have no
idea how it got there.You don’t need to
know, either.
If you suffer from an addiction, you
simply caught the programme that is
making you that way. By saying “I’m
sorry,”you are telling the Divine that you
want forgiveness inside yourself for whatever
brought it to you.You’re not asking
the Divine to forgive you; you’re asking
the Divine to help you forgive yourself.
From there, you say “I love you” and
“Thank you.”
The “I love you” transmutes the energy
from stuck to flowing. It reconnects
you to the Divine. Since the zero state
is one of pure love, and has zero limits,
you are beginning to get to that state
by expressing love.When you follow
that statement with “Thank you,” you
are expressing gratitude.
You are showing your faith that the
issue will be resolved for the highest
good of all concerned.
What happens next is up to the
Divine. You may be inspired to take
action of some sort.Whatever it is, do
it. If you aren’t sure about the action to
take, use this same healing method on
your confusion. When you are clear,
you’ll know what to do.
In other words just say:
“I love you”
“I’m sorry”
“Please forgive me”
“Thank you”
That’s it! By creating a mantra of saying
those four things pretty much as
often as you can day after day and week
after week, you will quickly come to the
realisation that you can create your life
to be “right”.
The secret seems to be to say it from
the heart or mean what you say and
persist. Use the same four-phrase
process on any block that crops up. For
example, ask yourself ‘What am I doing
wrong that his/her medication is not
working?’ and repeat the four-phrase
process on every block that comes in
the way of full success.
Irrespective of the area in which you
notice an ‘error’ be it your or another’s
health or relationship issue – irrespective
of the nature of the problem – it
is up to you to start correcting or nullifying
it, and you do so by using the
four phrases as tools : by Loving yourself,
by Apologizing to yourself for your
wrong-doing and Forgiving yourself for
it (even if you don’t know what it is),
and finally by Thanking yourself for the
opportunity to create Good, as well as
to stop creating what is Bad.
The end result may not be as quick
as a steroid but practitioners seem to
agree it is surer and more efficacious
than one – no side-effects – no relapses.
And it can handle all your problem
areas, not health alone!!
A practitioner says: “I tried ‘the
process’ on my weight and although I
didn’t feel any different, I’ve lost a
pound a day for the last 14 days with
no change in diet or exercise habits. I
did the process on the couple upstairs
two nights ago, and they stopped arguing
almost instantly! My hip and lower
back pain that I’ve had for the last nine
years is gone after only three uses of ‘the
process’ on it.”
Blessings, Kahealani ♥ ♥ ♥”

About Mare Cromwell

Mare Cromwell is the award-winning author of "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother" and "If I gave you God's phone number....Searching for Spirituality in America." She is currently working on her third book: "The Great Mother Bible." She has studied with Native American teachers for eighteen years and sits on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare calls Western Maryland her home. To learn more about her books, go to http://www.pamoonpress.com. (Note: she is a former worm herder. ;~)
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