A Ho’opono-what? Ho’oponopono. It’s an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. I was first introduced to this idea in November 2010 at an I Can Do It! Conference in Tampa Florida by author Marci Shimoff (Chicken Soup for the Soul, Happiness for No Reason.) Ho’oponopono is seen as a mental cleansing; a form of asking for forgiveness, forgiving others and taking 100% responsibility for your actions believing that peace and harmony can only be remedied and strengthened by confession and apology. And it’s actually very easy: every day when you wake up or before going to sleep at night repeat these words either out loud or to your self-
Please Forgive Me
I Love you.
Many years ago, Ho’oponopono was only performed by members of clergy or priesthood. Today, modern versions have been updated to include families, family elders or just one person wishing for peace and harmony.
In addition, if you wish to extend this practice, you may also repeat the loving/kindness practice which is as follows:
May you be safe, happy, healthy
and live with ease.
Just think of someone you know and love that you would want to send good wishes to. You don’t have to call them or tell them you’ve sent them these friendly, nonviolent thoughts, just say their name and wish them the above thoughts. Pick one person everyday to say Ho’oponopono and the loving kindness practices and see what happens-to them and to you. For more information on these practices, go to www.marcishimoffblof.com or www.Happinessfornoreason.com .