Ho’oponopono ~ The Hawaiian Art of Healing

October 19, 2015 in Ho'oponopono Articles

Good article on Ho’oponopono by Sonali Bansal

“But the truth is it only has to reach you, through me, as we are all one and it all happens inside.” ~ An excerpt from preface by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, author of Zero Limits and Hawaiian shaman and healer. The state of absolute ‘stillness’ known as ‘Shunyata’ in Buddhism is where you are devoid of any thoughts, simply ‘empty’ like a glass without water, no movement, no ripples, no waves. This state of non-duality is also the root of the Hawaiian art of healing, Ho’oponopono. Simply put, Ho’oponopono means,‘to make right,’ or ‘to rectify an error.’ Based on the principle of love, gratitude and forgiveness, this ancient practice talks about the ability to take responsibility of not only your own action, but also the action of others. “Ho’oponopono is a profound gift that allows one to develop a working relationship with the divinity within and learn to ask that in each moment, our errors in thought, word, deed, or action be cleansed. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past. ~ Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Ho’oponopono Master Teacher” The art of Ho’oponopono gained attention when a Hew Len healed a ward of criminally insane prisoners at the Hawaii state hospital with his cleansing meditation, without ever going to the facility or meeting the people he cured in person. He reviewed each patients’ files, and then he healed them by healing himself. He not only improved the prisoner’s behaviour patterns, but also the atmosphere of the ward personally over a period of four years. Hew Len compared the brain to a computer – when we delete information on a screen, it goes into the recycle bin, but not out of the computer. Similarly our old time memories are stored in the unconscious mind, consciously we are unaware of it, but we are processing, looking, accepting and understanding things around us based on the reservoir of information stored within us. The subconscious mind processes 11 million bits of information per second. If we have to reach a state of nothingness, we have to clean out the erroneous thoughts arising in our mind and Ho’oponopono works to clear away the destructive messages incessantly whispering to us. It assists you in establishing a direct connection to the Divine consciousness that exists within all of us.
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