Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
Essentially, it means to make it right, to correct the wrongs that have occurred in one’s life even if accidental: to miss the thing aimed for, or to err, to disobey; to go overboard or to do something to excess; to do harm implying to do harm to someone with hate in mind. The theory is that we carry inside us as parts of the Unconscious Mind all the significant people in our lives. The process of Ho’oponopono is to align with and clean up our genealogy as well as to clean up our relationships with other people in our lives. It is a process for getting aligned with existence.
The key aspect is this: everything comes from you. Within Ho’oponopono this is often referred to as 100% responsibility, and it means that every problem you experience is happening because of you. The problem is never with someone else, never an external cause. It’s in you! However, it is important not to blame yourself for problems. Just know that problems you experience are there for you to resolve.
The main objective of this discipline is getting to “the state of Zero, where we have zero limits; no memories, no identity. It is based on the principle of 100% responsibility, taking responsibility for everyone’s actions, not only for one’s own. If someone somewhere did something and you became aware of that –you are 100% responsible for that. If one would take complete responsibility for one’s life, then everything one see, hears, tastes, touches, or in any way experiences would be one’s responsibility because it is in one’s life. The problem would not be with our external reality, it would be with ourselves. To change our reality, we would have to change ourselves – stop all memories from replaying. Because Ho’oponopono views all consciousness as part of the whole, any error that a person clears in their own consciousness is cleared for everyone.
The means for stopping these stored memories from replaying over and over is Ho’oponopono. When we do not use Ho’oponopono, memories continue to play, and we experience these memories replaying in the form of illness, poverty, anger, depression, desperation, etc. How do we do this? How do we get to that optimum state? What exactly needs to be done?
This is achieved by a constant cleaning process. Cleaning is the actual Ho’oponopono practice. Cleaning what? You clean yourself from subconscious garbage –programs that run your life without your participation or acknowledgment. The actual Ho’oponopono cleaning process consists of repetitions of the following phrases that will ignite the self transformation process for the practitioner:
I Love You
Please forgive me
I am sorry
The most powerful phrases are “I love you” and “Thank you.” To whom or what do you say these phrases? Essentially you just say them. There is no need to feel anything special, imagine anything, or do anything other to complicate this process. Just do it! You repeat these phrases just like a mantra and the cleaning process happens. You may clean life situations, places, relationships and of course financial situations. When something comes to your awareness –you accept 100% responsibility for that and repeat the cleaning process without guilt trips, intellectualizing, or judgment. You clean and the Universe does the rest. The Universe takes over in a magical, mystical transformation relieving you and yours and everyone, for that matter, of the ideas and memories that cause hardship, pain and angst. It sounds good to me; how about you???
An exercise in Ho’opononpono:
Bring to mind anyone with whom you do not feel total alignment or support, etc.
In your mind’s eye, construct a small stage below you.
Imagine an infinite source of love and healing flowing from a source above the top of your head (from your Higher Self), and open up the top of your head and let the source of love and healing flow down inside your body, fill up the body, and overflow out your heart to heal up the person on the stage. Be sure it is alright for you to heal the person and that they accept the healing.
When the healing is complete, have a discussion with the person and forgive them, and have them forgive you. Use the appropriate phrase –I love you; Please forgive me; I am sorry; Thank you.
Next, let go of the person and see them floating away. As they do, cut the cord that connects the two of you (if appropriate). If you are healing in a current primary relationship, then assimilate the person inside you.
Do this with every person in your life with whom you are incomplete, or not aligned. The final test is, can you see the person or think of them without feeling any negative emotions. If you do feel negative emotions when you do, then do the process again.
About the Center for the New Age
Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.
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Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111