Ho’oponopono is a Huna process that brings balance or harmony to your life. It is a beautiful process of clearing and forgiving the memories and energies you hold within you to create well-being in your inner and outer worlds. Huna is a very ancient system of knowledge that dates back thousands of years to some of the earliest teachings on Earth. For years it remained a secret, and as such the teachings have been kept very pure. Today, Huna teachings are available for everyone’s benefit, one of the most beneficial being the teachings of Ho’oponopono.

The energy of everyone you have known and everything you have done resides within you. This energy affects your behavior now. It’s part of the filter and belief system that makes up your perception and how you interpret everything that happens to you. For instance, if you have been carrying around guilt and a belief that you are not good at intimate relationships because of an event in the past, that energy and those beliefs affect all your intimate relationships now and maintains the perception that your can’t be successfully intimate. Even when opportunities in life arise where you can be close to another, you may push them away or misperceive their actions because of the energy you still carry with you. In the process of ho’oponopono, you clear and balance that energy so it can no longer affect your experience of life in a negative way. It’s like clearing away a fog that prevents you from seeing life as it really is. Gradually you get back to your clear, natural state of Love and Joy.

It is your inner energies that are creating your reality. Events in the outer world, our objective reality, are just events and affect everyone differently because we all carry different energy within us. The way we interpret these events, due to our memories, programs and beliefs, creates our inner subjective reality. It is this inner reality that is creating our experience of life. It IS our life. So when we change our inner world, through clearing and balancing, we change the experience of life itself. Our perception changes. We start noticing different things in the outer world and giving them different meanings. This is an amazing thing to know because it means that you can take responsibility for your experience and have the power to change your world. As we all find more peace and balance within, our outer world will become one of more love, joy and harmony as well.

There is a special formula to ho’oponopono that allows this healing. It is actually the underlying formula used in many ancient as well as modern healing practices. It engages the subconscious, conscious and Higher Self all at once, your Whole Self. If you leave any one of these out, healing can’t take place.


IDENTITY: When you first notice there is a problem, you have a choice. You can either engage in the problem and become part of it with blame and thinking, or you can choose to see it for what it is, unbalanced energy, and begin the healing and clearing process. It is a matter of identity. Are you identifying with the problem? or are you identifying with the greater part of you, the Divine part of you that can heal it?

LOVE: You send Love to the problem. You are accepting the problem rather than suppressing it. If you suppress something, it persists and gets stuck. It doesn’t change; it just keeps coming back and bothering you over and over again. Instead, you can recognize that it is just energy within you that is trying to be integrated and healed. Love connects you to your Higher Self/God/Divinity which is the true healer, and, love gets the energy unstuck and flowing. So, all healing involves Love. Healing is integrating and gathering back the unbalanced energy so it can be balanced.

FORGIVENESS: Forgiveness is freedom. What you are forgiving is not that you did something wrong or that the problem is wrong. Nothing is wrong; it’s just out of balance because this energy was created in you through wounding and misperceptions which is just part of the human process. In forgiving you are recognizing that you are responsible for these energies within you and that you are also the means to allow their clearing. So, in evoking forgiveness you are allowing the memories, patterns, and energies to be released. You are done clinging to them and you are giving them permission to be integrated and healed.

GRATITUDE: Finally, a feeling of gratitude for the entire healing process. This seals it. When you are thankful for something you accept that is has been done and given to you. Gratitude is also blessing and love for Who you are, what you are doing, and the harmony and balance that you have brought into the world through this work.

You can do this clearing process on the go as taught by Dr. Hew Len and Joe Vitale. Every time a problem comes up you repeat the phrases: “I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you.” In this simple way, you can use the ho’oponopono formula and clear energy and memories as they arise throughout your day. It is highly effective. Every time you identify with the powerful healer in you and not the problem, you are clearing and creating change for yourself. And remember, if you’re not clearing the problem, and you engage in it instead, you are actually making the problem stronger. Energy follows thought.

Any energy in your life that is causing you a problem can be healed and transformed. You can work on problems in a relationship, either past of present, a younger version of yourself, blocks and limiting beliefs, a traumatic event, a physical problem, or an emotional problem. You can transform any problem you have in your inner world or outer world. As the energy is healed and cleared, your experience in the outer world shifts as well. If you have specific energy you would like to heal and clear, I have created a Ho’oponopono Guided Meditation (http://beginwithin.org/tools-3/guided-meditations-2/hooponopono/) that will unite your subconscious, conscious and Higher Self, guides you to relax deeply and enter theta state where healing and miracles occur, and uses Ha breathing to facilitate the healing process. It is very powerful and loving.

It is my intention to help you heal, to bring you these techniques so you can free yourself of energies that no longer serve you, to clear and release them so you can experience your natural state of love, joy and personal power. Blessings on your path.

Author's Bio: 

Pamela A. Turner, M.Ed., C.Ht. has a Master's degree in counseling psychology, is a Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. She is the founder of Begin Within (http://www.beginwithin.org) and brings you tools, techniques and products to help you master your inner world, heal and grow.