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What is Ho'oponopono?

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing technique for reconciliation and forgiveness; extremely useful for clearing patterns and made famous more recently by the work of clinical psychologist Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len in a clinic for mentally ill criminals at the Hawaii State Hospital. Instead of treating each patient in the traditional sense he would focus his attention on the files of each patient and practice ho’oponopono. He was so successful in healing people and changing the work culture that after his tenure there the ward was closed down; the need for it no longer existed. This is documented in a renowned book written by Joe Vitale with Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len - ‘Zero Limits – the secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace and More’

  Hawaiian Ho’oponopono brings you back to a clean slate, back to zero point. To explain it laterally ho’oponopono acts like a rubber – you focus on the issue and say four key phrases until all the negativity is rubbed out, bringing your life force back to a clean slate. Sounds silly I know but keep in mind that although you address the ‘issue’ when doing ho’oponopono, you are actually saying the phrases to God Source – expressing love, asking for forgiveness, being grateful and apologising for anything you may have done at any time to cause this pattern to exist … you are sweeping the path ways clean between you and the issue, allowing the energy of the issue to be released. The four simple phrases are: I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, and thank you.This technique can be used in any situation, business, relationship or household. If you want to clear a recurring issue or pattern that someone is repetitively exhibiting then clear the pattern in yourself. Clients say ‘why? I’m not the one behaving badly or constantly manifesting this or that illness, etc.’ If that pattern exists anywhere in your life you are on some level holding it on the planet … you would not even be in the same room with another person if your weren’t holding the same patterns ….. so don’t be resentful, just focus on the issue and clear it … what you clear in/for others you also clear for yourself … and miraculously some other ‘problem’ area of your life changes … this is because you never know how the pattern is representing itself.

  Any drawbacks? You can feel exhausted and flat after a session of ho’oponopono as the negative patterns rise and release – you kind of feel the ugliness as it passes out of your field of 3D existence (by that I mean your everyday life). The shift and incredible lightness of being usually occurs within 1hr – 36hrs and is really quite remarkable; carries with it a definite WOW factor.


How did we in the West learn about this incredible healing technique?  Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len learnt his technique from a traditional Hawaain Kahuna called Morrnah Simeona.  She is famous for having a plaque in her office inscribed with the ultimate ho’oponopono phrase of personal responsiblity:


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