Between the full and the next new moon is the time of letting go, cutting away, releasing and reflection. The moon is waning and her influence gradually weakens. Now is not the time for planting new ideas but contemplating what has been achieved in the previous few weeks and reflecting on what can be allowed to go. Without an empty space we cannot allow anything new to take root or blossom.
The Ancient Hawaiian art of Ho’Oponopono is a simple and transformational healing method that lends itself to a time of letting go, (but practicing it all the time by anyone who is trying to self-heal is even better!)
Ho’Oponopono means ‘to make right’ or ‘to rectify an error’.
The Ancients believed that making ourselves right with the people in our life leads to inner peace and happiness.
It’s effective and will bring results for anyone but can be especially helpful as well if you have suffered any anxiety, fear or panic in your life. These debilitating reactions can happen to anyone when there has been a traumatic event and subsequent dissociation (or inner ‘running away’). Eventually life brings us back to ‘reality’ and the mind, overloaded with difficult memories becomes flooded with flight or fight hormones that can rattle our equilibrium. The subconscious, which holds all our ego-programmed (self-protective) memories, keeps taking us back to parts of the past we no longer want or need.
With Ho’Oponopono you don’t have to relive any events. It does the work for you. It may sound too good to be true, but if you give it a really good go, you will find it truly brings results in line with what’s right for you, whether for abundance, peace of mind, better health or improvements in relationships.
Our part is just to get into the habit of ‘cleaning’ – mentally saying a few phrases, even when nothing seems to be happening. Clean for anything and everything. In time this practice naturally raises your vibe, allowing the things that are right for you in your life to happen effortlessly. Nothing needs to be forced: no visualisations, affirmations or goals, just letting go of whatever’s there in the assumption that as humans we cannot know what’s best for us.
Ho’Oponopono in a nutshell:
- We are always just working with ourselves. It’s a seeming paradox that working with ourselves heals not just us but anyone else in our personal world at the same time.
- Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len, the greatest living teacher of Ho’Oponopono, famously healed an entire ward of patients with severe criminal mental disorders without actually interacting personally with any of them: he just healed them by reading through their case notes whilst taking responsibility and saying the Ho’Opononpono prayer.
- It’s a stand-alone system that does not interfere or disagree with any other system of belief.
- It is not a religion or a replacement for any existing belief system and is in line with all faiths and philosophies. It is believed to have arisen from a tradition that predates the ancient Wisdom Schools which were persecuted in the 4th century. Its inoffensive gift has been hidden from view for a long time and yet its simple effectiveness demonstrates Truth.
Principles of Ho’Oponopono
- Our thoughts create our personal reality. There is nothing we see outside of ourselves that has not come from within. Life is essentially a mirror in which we see a projection of our personal beliefs (programmes). Our minds are projectors and our lives are the film we believe in seen through the filter of our thoughts and emotions. For the sceptical or scientifically-minded, if this is a difficult concept, the film ‘What the Bleep do We Know?’ is a science-based movie introducing ideas like this.
- Taking 100% responsibility for our reality means we can also take charge of healing our thoughts.
- Being responsible for our reality is not the same as ‘taking the blame’ for anyone else, only for our perception of them. If something is in our thoughts or perception, it’s a part of us and we can heal it.
- The ego is connected to the conscious mind and acts like a self-protection mechanism. Over time the ego becomes overzealous in protecting us and narrows down the life experience with opinions, judgments, habits, fears and phobias. We can’t get rid of the ego (as much literature suggests), but want to retrain it so it allows energy to flow freely again.
What to do:
- Become more aware of inner reactions. It doesn’t matter what they are, good or bad, just notice as they arise and clean them so they can be erased by the Higher Self.
- With every reaction we say four phrases: I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.
- You don’t have to say them with special meaning, or believe in anything for it to work.
- Doing it as often as you can is best. Just saying ‘I Love you’ or ‘Thank you’ over and over mentally also works. Using any one of the four phrases works.
- At first, try to communicate the idea to your Inner Child that you are listening to its needs and that you love her/him: this will help the new flow of energy to get going and move in the right direction instead of getting stuck in the conscious mind (which can’t work anything out on its own even though it thinks it knows everything!)
- The ‘child’ is the creative energy that is massively more powerful than the conscious, parent mind, so getting it to work with you and trust you is important.
- When you say ‘I’m sorry’, you’re addressing your inner child. Sorry for thinking you had to behave a certain way to get a particular result. You just say ‘I’m sorry’ so it knows you’re on its side.
- When you say ‘please forgive me’ you’re addressing your Higher Self. Your Higher Self doesn’t care what happened it will forgive anything, but in saying ‘please forgive me’ you’re acknowledging that you trust that the healing is done instantly and unconditionally.
- When you say ‘thank you’ and/or ‘I love you’, you acknowledge to your inner child that something has been erased from your memory forever and you are lighter.
- You don’t have to think about any of the above while you’re practicing – it’s just information. All that’s important is to get the flow going and then say the prayer as much as you can.
- Ho’Oponopono is about letting go and letting God/ Divine Intelligence take control of your life, which results in all that’s right for your well-being, peace and happiness.
That’s it. Just keep doing it even if nothing seems to be happening at first. Some people get results immediately. In Ho’Oponopono the idea is to erase debilitating memories from the subconscious so we are a clean slate. This is called Zero Point. Living as we do through the filter of the subconscious or Inner Child means we are always living in the past. Ho’Oponopono gives us the opportunity to dwell in the now.
Recommended: The Easiest Way Special Edition, Mabel Katz
Return to Zeropoint II, Ho’Oponopono for a better reality, Robert F Ray