Understanding the ancient Hawaiian practice of Forgiveness

December 13, 2015 in Ho'oponopono Articles

Wonderful perspective on the Ho’oponopono process from Uplift’s Jonathan Davis –

Understanding the ancient Hawaiian practice of Forgiveness by Jonathan Davis:

Ho’oponopono can help restore harmony within, and with others: When I first encountered the practice known as Ho’oponopono, it was in an interview with Haleaka Hew Len PhD, a Hawaiian psychologist and shamanic practitioner. I took on the simple yet profound forgiveness practice and found immediate benefits in my personal life.

What is ho’oponopono?
On the surface level, many people have understood ho’oponopono to be a mantra where one repeats the words ‘I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you’ as a form of mental and spiritual cleaning that could be compared to buddhist techniques for clearing karma. It has been defined as a forgiveness and reconciliation practice, cleansing of ‘errors of thought’ – the origin of problems and sickness in the physical world, according the the Hawaiian worldview. The literal translation is ‘to put to right; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat.”…

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