How to Forgive – What is Ho'oponopono and how to use it

 How to Forgive – What is Ho'oponopono and how to use it

Ho'oponopono – the name is a little difficult to say, but you don't have to be able to say ho'oponopono to use it! If you want to know how to forgive anyone or anything, this video will share the basics of what ho'oponopono is (a Hawaiian forgiveness practice) and how you can use it in your life.

Anyone who has spent time developing their mindset, will likely have heard discussion regarding the importance of forgiveness.

Forgiveness is one of the most powerful ways to create emotional and mental space. The more mental and emotional space you have, the more light and spacious your life wil feel in general. Ho'opnopono is a way of practicing forgiveness that is very simply to use and doesn't require much more than a bit of time and focus.

The way ho'opnonpono works is you simply think about whatever the person, situation, or thing is that is creating a charge within you. What i mean when I say charge is just some form of emotion -- its not necessarily negative emotion because it doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing, but it may feel triggering or less than content.

Allow yourself to feel whatever is present for you in terms of emotion.

As you thing about the person, situation, that has caused the charge simply say, "I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you." As you say these phrases you can imagine yourself releasing the situation to the divine. Moreover, you're sort of saying these phrases more to the divine, or the universe, or whatever higher power you think of. Its not that you're apologizing to the person that triggered you.

We can take 100% responsibility for everything that comes into our lives.

Although this total responsibility can be distressing to some because it seems like you've perhaps created less than ideal situations from yourself, its ultimately empowering, because if you created the situation, then its within your power to turn the situation around and improve upon it. That the point of view that you're taking as your practice ho'opnonpono.

Let's say for example that I have an old relationship – a boyfriend that hurt my feelings because he lied to me when we were still dating. I would take a moment and write it down, then I would just bring up the memory - close my eyes and feel into the situation. Then I would repeat those phrases either in mind mind our out loud, I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you, until I felt like the energy released.

Depending on the situation something things are a much bigger release than others. And when I say release - it doesn't necessarily mean that its some dramatic feeling. Just a general sense of less intensity.

Here's an in depth explanation of Ho'oponopono by Joe Vitale.