Ho’oponopono means to make it right.
Ho’oponopono is an idea from Hawaii that means to make it right with the ancestors, and to make right with the people who were or are in your life. It is a type of dispute resolution. The original purpose of Ho’oponopono was to correct the wrongs that had occurred in someone’s life including
Hala (to miss the thing aimed for, or to err, to disobey) and
Hewa (to go overboard or to do something to excess) which were illusions, and
‘Ino (to do harm, implying to do harm to someone with hate in mind), even if accidental.
Make peace prevail in your life, be a forgiving person. This Hawaiian Code of Forgiveness suggests forgiving others in order to forgive ourselves. If you are familiar with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), there is a saying — All of us are doing the best we can with the resources we have available.
In Japan and China, it is thought to be important to align and clean up any past problems that you had in relationships, especially with relatives.
Practicing Ho’oponopono will allow you to clean up family patterns that you don’t want. This could include generational themes such as “we don’t do that in our family” or “that’s the way it is in our family, we are worrywarts” or “our family is not creative” and on and on.
Ho’oponopono is practiced to align with and clean up our genealogy as well as to clean up relationships with other people in our lives. Practice forgiveness.
The Process of Ho’oponopono includes:
1. Sitting quietly and comfortably with eyes closed, being aware of your breathing, and concentrating on the person you want to forgive.
2. Visualize that person clearly
3. Tell them you forgive them for hurting you, or whatever was the problem at the time.
4. Forgive yourself for your part in the problem.
5. Concentrate on your breathing, open your eyes, think about the process and relax.
If you think the forgiveness was not accomplished, on another day, visit the process again, visualizing that same person. Or move on to forgive another person with the process of Ho’oponopono.
Writing is healing. Write about your experiences and the results. Give gratitude for all you do have.