Just because the current situation is making you feel miserable, it doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your life.

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice which is still in use today. It’s the most simple yet powerful healing method based on forgiveness. The whole practice is done with 4 simple steps and the focus is on Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love which will bring amazing power in your life.

Archana Rao is a certified Ho’oponopono trainer and has been practising this for counselling her clients who have been facing with health, relationship or financial issues and challenges. Archana’s clients have found this practice beneficial in all aspects of life.

You must be wondering how can this possibly work. How can you heal yourself and heal others?

Why would it affect anything “out there”? The secret is there is no such thing as “out there”- everything happens in your mind. Everything you see, everything you hear, every person you meet, you experience in your mind. You only think it’s “out there” and you think that absolves you of responsibility. In fact it’s quite the opposite: you are responsible for everything you think, and everything that comes to your attention. If you watch the news, everything you hear on the news is your responsibility. That sounds harsh, but it means that you are also able to clear it, clean it, and change it through forgiveness.

Hawaiian forgiveness

There are four simple steps in this method, and can be practised in any order. Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love are the only forces at work – but these forces are immensely impactful.

The best part of the updated version of Ho’oponopono is you can do it yourself; you don’t need anyone else to be there, you don’t need anyone to hear you. You can “say” the words in your head. The power is in the feeling and in the willingness of the Universe to forgive and love.

As mentioned above, you are responsible for everything in your mind, even if it seems to be “out there.” Once you realize that, it’s very natural to feel sorry. This realization can be painful, and you will likely resist accepting responsibility for the “out there” kind of problems until you start to practice this method on your more obvious “in here” problems and see results.

So choose something that you already know you’ve caused for yourself? Over-weight? Addicted to nicotine, alcohol or some other substance? Do you have anger issues? Health problems? Start there and say you’re sorry. That’s the whole step: I’M SORRY. Although I think it is more powerful if you say it more clearly: “I realize that I am responsible for the (issue) in my life and I feel terrible remorse that something in my consciousness has caused this.”

Don’t worry about who you’re asking. Just ask! PLEASE FORGIVE ME. Say it over and over. Mean it. Remember your remorse from step 1 as you ask to be forgiven.

Say “THANK YOU” – again it doesn’t really matter who or what you’re thanking. Thank your body for all it does for you. Thank yourself for being the best you can be. Thank God. Thank the Universe. Thank whatever it was that just forgave you. Just keep saying THANK YOU.

This can also be step 1. Say I LOVE YOU. Say it to your body, say it to God. Say I LOVE YOU to the air you breathe, to the house that shelters you. Say I LOVE YOU to your challenges. Say it over and over. Mean it. Feel it. There is nothing as powerful as Love.