Ho’oponopono is the ancient Hawaiian art of problem solving taught and revised by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len of the Foundation of I. In Ho’oponopono, problems are seen as opportunities for us to take full responsibility for them and invite Love in to remove them. It is believed that Love knows exactly how to solve all of our problems, regardless of whatever we may be experiencing in any area of our lives at any time.

I found this article quite interesting. I do believe that we must forgive ourselves, love ourselves (even more) and accept full responsibility for our lives.

Has anyone heard of or tried this?

Seems pretty easy. I will give it a try and see what happens!

Source: http://www.zenchillblog.com/2007/02/how-to-solve-all-of-your-problems.html

asked 04 Jan '13, 13:53

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@figure8shape- superbb blog, thank you so much for sharing :)))

(05 Jan '13, 03:09) supergirl
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What are the benefits of Ho'oponopono?

The idea behind Ho'oponopono is the power of surrender, which seems to be the most simple and powerful tool to manifesting so far to me. It neutralizes negative emotions almost instantly and bypasses upcoming ones, creates trust in the power of the universe and balances energies in the physical body.

Also it's a good tool to train your feminine energy muscle which grows by non-doing, non-trying and surrender. Most of us try, do, analyze and push through issues, which is masculine energy. Growing your masculine energy muscle is totally alright, if you balance it with feminine energy. Otherwise you feel stuck and unfulfilled which results in manifestation of lack.

The importance of feminine energy is very underestimated, especially in the western world. We are told to fight, push, learn more and more, stand up again when we tumble and never give up. I believe that this is the reason why so many people struggle with the idea of manifesting and with negative emotions in general. The idea of surrender and tools like Ho'oponopono are therefore are extremely important at this fast moving time that we live in.

What is Ho'oponopono?

Ho'oponopono is a totally contrary philosophy and tool to western society thinking. It works completely with feminine energy.

The first basic assumption is that you by yourself can do nothing but let go of your resistance to life. You as a physical being cannot figure out how things will work. Only your higher self (or the divine universe) can give you hapiness and also your desires in the material world, if you allow it and don't stand in the way. This is the exact same philosophy that Bashar represents.

The second assumption is that everything you experience you have manifested somehow with your thoughts. Everything. You now ask god to forgive you, because you are responsible for everything. And this really means everything that comes to your experience.

How does Ho'oponopono work?

Ho'oponopono is nothing more than 4 simple statements, that you send inwardly to god/source/universe if something manifests in your experience that you don't like (negative emotions or physical manifestations).

As you do, you surrender and let go of resistance. And you let your higher self manage all issues magically without you having to do anything at all.

Here are the 4 statements of Ho'oponopono:

  • I love you
  • I’m sorry
  • Please forgive me
  • Thank you.

Imo Ho'oponopono is a great tool if you internalize the 2 basic assumptions that i mentioned above. You first have to come to an understanding that surrender is one of the most powerful pieces to manifesting and hapiness. Otherwise that statements don't make sense and you feel nothing changing when saying them.

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answered 04 Jan '13, 14:58

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@releaser 99, Thanks! Like you, I find surrendering is the easiest way to feel better and yes, manifest too. I thought this technique was cool, for I never once thought to tell MYSELF "I am sorry" for the way I may think from time to time. So when a less than happy thought appeared, I said "I am sorry, I love you"...and I literally felt emotionally lighter, almost like I hugged myself in an interesting and caring, accepting way. It was self-acceptance at its best. Felt great.

(04 Jan '13, 15:05) figure8shape

@figure8shape Yes, we should feel immediately emotionally lighter when we say these statements. Otherwise it means that we try too hard and we don't really surrender. My variation of these statements is something like

"I know nothing. I don't have the power to figure out or do anything. You, my higher self know everything and how to manage this issue. I allow you to handle this in magical ways. I surrender. Thank you."

(04 Jan '13, 15:25) releaser99

@Figure8shape @Releaser99 - Thank you both for sharing. Love it:)

(04 Jan '13, 15:41) Satori

This is very helpful, I use a lot of masculine energy at my job even though I am female. No wonder I crash now and then.

(05 Jan '13, 06:22) clearheart

@releaser99, really good explanation. Thanks!

(05 Jan '13, 11:45) Bedazzled

You are all very welcome.

(05 Jan '13, 21:05) releaser99
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I guess I have. For a week, I tried standing in front of a mirror every morning and being present and saying the mantra. What I've found is that it brings a tsunami of emotions, much more than I can handle. It's healing, no doubt, but I'm still learning to surrender/give up control. In a nutshell, it seems to work for me, but I've yet to grow stronger to handle the (very powerful!) movements/currents. :)


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