Ho’oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian art of problem-solving, teaches us that nothing exists outside of us. Everything is a memory playing in our subconscious mind.
Everything that comes into our lives is an opportunity to grow and learn, and that is perfect for us, and it is there because our souls attract it for a certain reason. Everything is always a blessing, even if it doesn’t look like it.
Usually, our reality reflects ideas and concepts which constantly replay in our subconscious minds, without us being aware of them. This means that, as we work to erase these repetitive thoughts, we will change, and everybody will change, Yes, when we change, everything changes (even our kids) without even having to say anything to anybody.
You do not need to talk. As Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len always reminded us how profound this work is. When you do Ho’oponopono, whatever gets erased from you, gets erased from your family, relative, and ancestors.
As parents, for example, it is important to learn how to put ourselves first and do what works for us. The age of sacrifice is gone. We will notice that, as we are OK, our children are also OK.
Your family and friends, your boss, your neighbor, are just your programs, a memory playing on your subconscious, and showing up as them on your monitor. Ho’oponopono is like the delete key on your computer’s keyboard. Your challenges with your relatives are just some programs replaying, you can choose to talk to the monitor, or you can delete whatever is not working. Most of the time, are memories from other lifetimes, and they have nothing to do with what you think it is.
Always remember that people come into your life to give you one more chance. The chance to correct errors from other lifetimes.
Some ideas and ways you can use the Ho’oponopono prayer as a way to stop your reactions, release them, and return to the present moment:
Light switch: This is a Ho’oponopono phrase that puts a stop to your negative thoughts or emotions, lighting a light inside you (metaphorically speaking) to problems (darkness). No matter what Ho’oponopono tool we use, it always equates to turning on the light. And no matter who turns it on, it turns on for everyone.
· Let go and trust: One of my favorites and the favorite of many of my students around the world. When you notice that you are anxious, nervous, or fearful, begin to mentally repeat “I let go and trust.” You are giving those feelings over to the Divine, and you are allowing those memories in your subconscious mind that are causing that anxiety, to be erased. Your goal? Be at peace even if the anxiety is there, and not give the anxiety control over you. You are not the anxiety or the worries. Do not identify with them.
· The Peace of I: It is very good to close the day or a session. It helps to cut aka cords. Cutting the aka connection is a practice of regularly clearing out our preconceptions, which build up in relationships, and seeing the other person with a fresh perspective.
Of course, we can always use the famous Ho’oponopono phrases “thank you” or “I love you”.
How fast does Ho’oponopono work?
You cannot do Ho’oponopono with expectations. You do it to be at peace even if you don’t get what you want when you want it. You do Ho’oponopono and you trust that the universe is working for you. And even if things don’t work your way, or get worse, you trust that whatever happens is perfect. You don’t need to understand or know anything. Your goal is just to be at peace no matter what. You will find that when you are at peace, things don’t bother you as much.