About 10 years ago, I read a powerful book called “Zero Limits” by Ihaleakala Hew Len and Joe Vitale. It is about Ho’oponopono. The word “ho’o” means “cause” in Hawaiian, while “ponopono” means “perfection”. The term “ho’oponopono” can be translated as “correcting a mistake” or “making it right”.
Ho’oponopono consists of four main phrases: There are four steps: repentance, forgiveness, love, and gratitude. Simply repeating these words can trigger the release of blockages, negative memories, and traumas so that you can take more control over your own body and life.
The purpose of ho’oponopono is to seek a cure for these problems through forgiveness. Not necessarily the forgiveness of others, but especially that of oneself. Here are the words:
1. I’m sorry
2. Please forgive me
3. I love you
4. I am grateful
Ho’oponopono is a way to purify one’s body and get rid of bad memories or feelings that negatively are held in the mind. This has been my mantra every night as I fall asleep for many years.
Ho’oponopono acts as a cleansing, neutralizing memories of suffering, and uncomfortable sensations. I truly believe by repeating this mantra, I am experiencing deep healing.
Every day last week I was led to listen to a Ho’oponopono Song on Utube. I was surprised by the depth of my feelings. I cried as I listened to the words and allowed my healing to go even deeper through self-forgiveness.
Spirit showed me how much I have pushed myself over the years because I didn’t feel good enough and had to prove myself to feel deserving and worthy. I looked outside of myself for answers, rather than going within. I looked to others to validate and approve of me, rather than validating myself.
While listening to the words of Ho’oponopono and allowing them to penetrate by being, I felt a deeper compassion and appreciation for myself. I was transported to a place of love, peace and gratitude.
As I reflected on my past life experiences, I realized that I had to make a choice to become either bitter or better. Through the grace of God, and my willingness to forgive, I chose to become better.
Rather than blaming my parents, bad luck or life, I was able to take responsibility for myself and create a beautiful life. Gratitude is the answer if I want to be happy. There is always something to be grateful for, no matter what circumstances I find myself in.
Today I am celebrating the woman I have become. I am a woman giving birth to myself. I will continue to evolve, grow, heal, forgive, love and accept whatever comes my way.
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