Ho-oponopono (pronounced Ho-O-pono-pono) is a traditional Hawaiian practice of mental cleansing which has its foundation in ancient Polynesian culture.
The ancient Polynesians believed that a person’s misgivings or mistakes in life caused illness, or upset the ‘Gods’, so hooponopono was used to cleanse and ‘make right’ these errors.
They also believed that errors, or sins, of the father or mother would fall upon the child, and ho-oponopono was used to cleanse these sins of the family.
Modern Ho’oponopono is derived from the ancient Polynesian culture and literally means:
Ponopono: to put to rights, to put in order, amend or rectify.
Morrnah Simeona, a healing priest (or kahuna) adapted traditional Ho-oponopono for the modern day, and moved oponopono on from family healing to an individual self-help process.
This process was later continued and worked upon by Morrnah’s student and administrator Dr Ihalekala Hew Len and he co-authored the book Zero Limits with Dr Joe Vitale. Dr Hew Len’s process was named Self-I-Dentity Ho’Oponopono.
Healing Process Mantra
The main purpose of Dr Hew Len’s Ho’oponopono was to get to the euphoric state of Zero, where you would have no limitations holding you back in life. Dr Hew Len uses a mantra whereby when you come up against something in life which you are uncomfortable with you say..
Please Forgive Me
I Love You
This version of Ho-oponopono is based on the premise that we are all 100% responsible for everything we experience, including the actions of other people.
This responsibility, according to Dr Hew Len, suggests that everything exists as a projection from inside us as human beings, whilst not denying the reality of the consciousness of others.