It must have been 2002 and there I sat, spiritual and religious books piled chin high as I studied to become a minister. Some books were mandatory reading and some just for curiosity’s sake. One book in particular has been beneficial most days of my life. I remember not the author or the title, but I do recall the many miracles bestowed upon me, my clients and friends with whom I shared it’s premise.
The author was a minister or wife of a minister. Through her own study, she discovered a verbal healing technology and had come to use it in her own life, and teach it to others. I don’t believe she had a name for it. This technology is made up of four statements that, when said while embracing an afflicted part of the body, has the tendency to heal. I have used this technology on myself and shard it with anyone whose mind was open enough to find value in it. And I have witnessed many miracles.
One time while sharing it with someone, they said to me, “Yes! that is H’oponopono.” I said, “Huh?” They repeated that novel name to me explaining that H’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice of self healing and self improvement that has come down through the ages and has been morphed a few times along the way.
The original statements of H’oponopono are:
- I love you
- I am sorry
- Please forgive me
- Thank you
And H’oponopono is not only used inwardly to heal the body, it is also used to heal external situations.
In common with other shamanic traditions, the Hawaiian tradition teaches that all life is connected. Ho’oponopono is, therefore, not only a way of healing ourselves, but others and our world as well. – Timothy Freke, Shamanic Wisdomkeepers
There is a story of Dr. Hew Len using H’oponopono in his practice in 1984. He was a psychologist for Hawaiian State Hospital overseeing a high security unit housing criminally insane patients, the kind of people who commonly committed murders, rapes and violence upon one another and staff members.
Fast forward to 1987…wrist and ankle restraints were no longer used in this facility. It was all highly documented and described by multiple witnesses and personnel. Dr Len did no therapy or counseling with these patients. He only used H’oponopono. He stated, “I did not heal them. I healed part of myself that created them.”
In H’oponopono, we are 100% responsible for everything, everything and everywhere. If we become aware of it we are 100% responsible and it is a cleaning process. Cleaning is the actual H’oponopono practice. Cleaning ourselves from subconscious garbage…correcting programs and patterns that run our lives without our conscious consent puts us on the healing path.
So as I became aware of both of these practices several years ago I married the statements to include 5 statements instead of 4…
- I love you
- I’m sorry I hurt you
- Please forgive me
- Thank you for all you do or just Thank you
- God bless you
Until recently I have only used this practice to heal physical problems. I am now participating in full H’oponopono experiencing physical and spiritual healing and transformation as God breathes His presence into my life and into our world.