There is a lot of information being made available on the subject of Hooponopono these days. It is such a simple tool to use and I'd like to take just a couple of minutes of your time to share my own practice of Ho'oponopono with you.
Only fairly recently has Hooponopono been introduced to the outside world by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, a psychologist who worked with high risk criminal offenders in a prison in Hawai'i.
Just because the practice of Ho'oponopono is simple doesn't mean that it's easy. It is a profound practice of self-forgiveness which will change your life if you let it.
The very short version of his story is that he noticed over the years that not much of what he was trained to do in the realm of psychology really had any lasting or long-term effect on the prisoners he worked with. Earlier in his life, his Huna training had introduced him to the practice of Ho'oponopono. So he decided to try it in the prison setting.
One of the things hooponopono teaches is that if you notice something in the world outside yourself, then it is active at some level in your internal world. That is not to say that if you have awareness of a murderer, you are a murderer yourself. It is only to say that the potential exists within you that you could commit murder under certain circumstances. This same thing applies at a much less intense level in all of us. It applies to things like fear, hatred, anger, greed, lust, envy, jealousy and more. You know - all of our day to day challenges.
In other words, say you find yourself over and over again in a situation where there is a lot of anger around you. It doesn't necessarily seem to be coming from you. But it is around you and you are aware of it. And if it's not anger, then it's greed or jealousy or...
It's all the same thing really.
Dr. Hew Len realized that since he was an in environment where certain things were present and he was aware of those things, that the potential for those things must be present inside him also. What did he do?
He began to heal his own soul, spirit, psyche using Ho'oponopono and as he did, he began to notice that the prisoners began to heal, to leave the prison and not to come back.
Wow! Is that ever an example of how a physician can heal herself!
As I said, the practice of Hooponopono is very simple. It consists of these steps:
Now, admittedly, this is the simplified version of the practice. You can find many other explanations which are much longer and more complicated. If they please you, use them.
When I use this simple practice, here is what I'm doing. I'm speaking to Divine Source or the Holy Spirit or God - whichever you please. And I am saying these things:
It never fails that after a few minutes or hours or days, depending on the severity of the issue I'm working with, an energy shift occurs. The issue is no longer present in my psyche. Sometimes I don't even know it right away. It's just gone. Then later on something might happen to remind me of the issue and I realize that it's no longer an issue.
So if you've been trying to resolve some stuck energy pattern and it doesn't seem to be moving with any of the techniques you've tried so far, try some Ho'oponopono. At the very least, doing it will feel good and, more likely, the issue will resolve itself.
If the issue is a personal one and it doesn't resolve itself to your satisfaction, perhaps we can work with it together to get rid of it. Contact me to find out more about how to do this.