Thank you. I love you. I forgive you. I'm sorry.
Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Taught by many healers in all different times. Some healers taught it to heal the mind, others to initiate self-healing and self-forgiveness. But oddly enough, one healer in particular, was not telling those who needed the healing to repeat this wording… he was saying it to himself. And through the power of his thoughts and his new outlook, brought him a healing power people without even being in their presence. Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len worked with psychiatric prisoners, none of which he actually met with. He would examine the chart of the prisoners and look within himself to see how he created this person’s illness - as he improved himself, the patient then improved.
Dr. Len’s story is a frightening realization that we not only have control over our lives, but if we are so grounded in ourselves, we can heal others. Many times we talk about grounding in class.
Within the meaning of this mantra, lies the significance of self-worth, self-healing and the complete and utter power to control your world and all that is around you. The Secret, a very popular book and soon to be movie, lies the secret of a happy life, to envision, to believe, to have no doubts, that what you truly and deeply want, in that present moment can be, if you are present.
Ho’oponopono - Thank you. I love you. I forgive you. I’m sorry.
Repetitively saying this mantra, when life gets just a little off track. When that person in your life that you WANT to care so deeply for just puts you down…again. When your job that you thought you would LOVE you hate and resent it. When you’re anxious and scared. When you’re angry with yourself.
Because you only want what’s best for me.
Because you have once made me happy. and you will again.
Because you care, like no one else cares.
I love you…
Because you are my passion, my purpose.
Because loving YOURSELF is the. most. important. part.
Because you are beautiful. Inside and out.
I forgive you….
You don’t mean to say what you’re saying in the way that you’re saying it.
You never meant to hurt me.
You are teaching me to live my life, by the rules of me.
I was angry.
I never should have doubted you.
It was no ones true intention.
Breathing in, and out, repeat: Ho’oponopono, Thank you, I love you, I forgive you, I’m sorry.
To bring you in to the present moment, to not search for faults and hurts and regrets and change. To accept this situation, this day, week, month, year, years…as it is. Nothing less, nothing more. And when you come to terms with that, you have the ability to be that much happier.