By Lynnie Stein / May 17, 2022

What is Ho’oponopono?

Ho’oponopono means ‘to make things right’. It is a Hawaiian practice for forgiveness & a powerful mantra for giving you a clean slate and peace of mind. It is where people get in touch with their anger, accept their errors (both are causes of disease for this culture) and work on them until their burden disappears.

According to Ho’oponopono, everything that is your reality is something perceived by your mind

  • Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian technique of repeating 4 sentiments that can give you full control over your life.
  • It is where people get in touch with their anger, accept their errors (both are causes of disease for this culture) and work on them until their burden disappears.
  • It all depends on your approach towards clearing your conscience by enchanting the manta of powers.

A mantra of four affirmations:

  • I am sorry ‘I am responsible for anything that has ever happened to me, or anything wrong that I’ve witnessed.’
  • Forgive me ‘Say, ‘Please forgive me’.
  • It is a form of asking an apology from the universe, it doesn’t matter that you have wronged or not, it is a cleansing method that removes negativity.
  • Asking for forgiveness is a healing method in Ho’oponopono that helps you move on in life.
  • Thank you Keep saying thank you repetitively.
  • Gratitude towards the universe is an important part of the healing process in Ho’oponopono.
  • Saying thank you for all the forgiveness, thank you for all the change within you, thanks to yourself for being who you are.
  • Gratitude is a powerful emotion and must be said again and again to bring in the fresh air of positivity
  • I love you

Say I love you to yourself, to your body, to the sheltering house you live in, to your surroundings.

Love is a powerful emotion, with love comes layers of warmth and security

I am Ok I am safe I am loved
  • Giving love is a caring and affectionate emotion that accelerates the healing process in Ho’oponopono.
  • These 4 powerful affirmations hold a lot of healing strength when enchanted with feelings and emotions.
  • The practice involves openly expressing the feelings and holding the space for each other and exchanging these special words and cleansing your consciousness.

Ho’oponopono won’t add happiness to your life but help you let go of all the negative feelings

  • The first step is just about accepting the fact that all the wrong things started within you.
  • Part of the reason why this traditional Hawaiian forgiveness mantra is so powerful is that it first requires you to acknowledge that wrong was done by saying you’re sorry.
  • Having other people acknowledge our feelings is a universal need; in ho’oponopono, you must first acknowledge that wrongdoing exists, which is a way of acknowledging these feelings.
  • Only then will it be possible to find it in your heart to forgive someone else, or yourself.

In the final step, you acknowledge love– both for yourself, and others

  • There is a Hawaiian psychotherapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any of them or spending any time with them.
  • Sound crazy? It really happened!
  • The therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and instead of the typical process of reviewing each patients’ files, and then meeting with them in person, Dr Len focused on healing them by healing himself.

Sound like a miracle?

  • It was, but one performed with conscious effort using the right tools. Dr Len used Ho’oponopono, what he calls Self IDentity Through Ho’oponopono (SITH).

It brings you peace of mind

Forgiveness does not mean that you excuse bad behaviour

  • Forgiveness does mean that you can energetically release yourself from the people who hurt you in the past.
  • Forgiveness also allows you to release yourself from the guilt you may feel for your past behaviour.

  • Learn to love all the parts of you – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

If you want to be loved unconditionally, you have to love yourself exactly as you are

  • This will allow you to love and accept others without judgment.

  • Practice compassion with yourself and others despite the mistakes you’ll both make.
  • This is an essential skill for love to last. You will spend your life with another flawed human being, just as you will always be imperfect, too!

Take care of you

  • You can’t make others give as much as you do.
  • But you can be the one who brings the most to the table.
  • And that…well it speaks for itself.

Big Love, Xo,


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