Hoponopono, or more correctly, Ho'oponopono, is an ancient Hawaiian healing cure, mantra or prayer, which means "to make right."
When I was battling with brain injury after being attacked a few months ago, I found the process almost magical in helping me forgive and let go of the anger I was experiencing. That in turn helped facilitate my physical and spiritual healing.
Before we get into the process itself, I think that some background and an understanding of the underlying philosophy might be useful.
Though an ancient practice in the Huna culture, internet marketer, Joe Vitale, introduced Hoponopono and the work of Dr. Hew Len, to the general public, through his book, Zero Limits in 2007.
Dr Len is famous for having cured an entire ward of mentally insane criminals (the ward closed down within four years) without every actually seeing one patient.
The underlying philosophy of Ho'oponopono is very similar to that of Zen Buddhism and the teachings of Jesus, as presented in A Course in Miracles. Though these teachings fit comfortably into my personal belief system, I do understand why many people with different ideologies, based on a more literal or fundamentalist interpretation of scripture, have resistance to the ideas.
Simply stated, the underlying principles of Hoponopono are:
Here is a video of Dr. Len being interviewed about his experience with Ho'oponopono
Remember that even in helping others to heal, you are in essence, clearing yourself of your "programming." Simply keep repeating the following statement to yourself, acknowledging that whatever you are experiencing is your responsibility. You can therefore clear it.
I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me
Apply one of the following strategies to try it out for the first time:
1. Use it on something small -- perhaps the guy who cut you off when you were on your way to work -- and you are still mad about it. After it works, apply it to something bigger and so on....
2. Use it on something big. After it works use it on all the small stuff.
As the course in Miracles says, there is no order of miracles.