Ho’oponopono: How to Practice the Hawaiian Secret to Forgiveness in 4 Simple Steps by Stephanie Cannoe

6 years ago

Ho’oponopono: How to Practice the Hawaiian Secret to Forgiveness in 4 Simple Steps

Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian healing practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The Hawaiian word ho’oponopono comes from ho’o (“to make”) and pono (“right”). The repetition of the word means “doubly right,” or being right with both self and others, and it is a process by which we can forgive ourselves and the people around us. The power is in believing in the willingness of the Universe (God) to forgive and love, even when we fall short. We take full responsibility for what we create and healing is simply to correct our misperceptions.

Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, a therapist in Hawaii, is noted to have cured a complete ward of people found to be criminally insane – without ever seeing any of them. He simply repeated, "I’m sorry and I love you" over and over again when reviewing a patient’s file. As he healed himself, and cleared out his preconceptions in how he viewed others, the patients miraculously improved, including the surrounding situation and in ways he couldn’t have imagined. The old patterns of fear and negativity were healed, too.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean to live in denial of the truth. There is power in correct action. Here’s how to practice Ho’oponopono:

  • Repentance (I’m Sorry): A simple statement to accept that a problem exists and that you own part of it. When you own the problem fully, you are empowered to make a change with humility recognizing that you are human, too!
  • Ask for Forgiveness (Please Forgive Me): When we get in touch with our deepest feelings and wounds compassionately, and with forgiveness and gratitude for ourselves and others, there is great healing.
  • Gratitude (Thank You): Even if you don’t know what the resolution is yet, thank yourself for being the best you can be and for your willingness to expand your capacity to love.
  • Love (I Love You): Embrace the energy of love, the transformative process is what is causing you to grip, so you can see what you need to see. This is loving and purposeful. Honor your feelings. Acknowledge any limiting beliefs with awareness.

Keep practicing this prayer as often as needed. A kaleidoscope with the light reflecting through it will keep shifting until it becomes perfectly and suddenly clear. Use this image as a reminder that you’re simply realigning and the hold this pattern had on you previously, including any resentment and pain, will shift. When you feel spaciousness, true peace of mind and clarity will take its place and the miracles will begin to reveal themselves – the truth is it’s all in the way you reflect the light.

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Mike Prochaska
I think I need to go to Hawaii to learn first hand how to do this
Stephanie Cannoe
Great idea. I think I need to travel in your suitcase when you do!!
Mike Prochaska
Let’s just amazon prime ourselves
Stephanie Cannoe
Mike Prochaska I'm in, however we get there. Lol ..
Stacey Roberts
Mike Prochaska I love your sense of humor, except I’d have to go a little further...Fiji! Once you go nothing else will reach the level of purity of the Fijians. They have nothing, but are the happiest people. And other than a McDonald’s it’s basically untouched by commercialization.
Donna John
Yes, me too, Mike Prochaska ! Stephanie Cannoe , I've never heard of this. So interesting. Forgiveness is so important, but so hard for some people.
Stephanie Cannoe
Donna John I am practicing this now and it seems like the anger and resentment comes out of the woodwork, yet I trust and know the process well. There is light at the end of the tunnel. And by the way - the picture is perfect. I love it. So, freeing, which is the goal.
Donna John
So glad you like the photo! I've learned so much from you, Stephanie Cannoe . Keep sharing your wisdom with us!
Stephanie Cannoe
Thank you, I really appreciate your kind words always. ❤ Donna John
Mike Prochaska
Life to short to be mad to long
Ann Marie Patitucci
I've never heard of this, though I have been to Hawaii. Love it! Thanks, Stephanie Cannoe !
Stephanie Cannoe
Okay. Second person. Must be a sign that I need to go to Hawaii to really experience the full effect. I am Happy to spread the awareness, I have benefited immensely from this practice.
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, beautiful! So enlightening, Stephanie Cannoe . I’m always uplifted and inspired by you. And yes, I’ve been to Hawaii, but not heard of this. And yes, we should have a 30Seconds retreat there. Magic! 🌞
Stephanie Cannoe
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds So glad you're inspired - that is my hope. I am in this process once again and always find inspiration from this healing practice. YES TO HAWAII!!
June Stoddard-Finemore
The practice of (Ho’oponopono) keeps poping up. I’ve read about this several times. Its so simple yet so effective. I’m a a visual person. When you mentioned the kaleidoscope
it all came together there
it makes so much sense!
I’m sorry please forgive me thank you I love you
Stephanie Cannoe
June Stoddard-Finemore Not a coincidence I'm sure. A great healing practice, I definitely recommend you give it a try and see for yourself. Love the Kaleidescope image, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. ❤
KD Mortensen
So simple and beautiful, Stephanie. It is a wonderful reminder of how to be at peace. 💕
Stephanie Cannoe
KD Mortensen Thank you, you know how much this means to me. ❤
Sarah Dinolfo
A shift in energy - it absolutely works. The whole of the universe is made of energy, and sending out positive energy and forgiveness can ONLY BE positive. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tip, Stephanie!
Stephanie Cannoe
Such a simple truth for such a multilayered, multidimensional process of discovery. Thank YOU for sharing. Sarah Owens Dinolfo
Stephanie Cannoe
My heart is in yours. ❤
Patrice Coni

I would like to tell about ho'oponopono, Dr. Hew Len and about Morrnah Simeona.

The Mantra “i love you, please forgive you, i'm sorry, thank you.” is not ho’oponopono and is not hawaiian. Dr. Hew Len never healed with a mantra "i love you, please forgive you, i'm sorry, thank you." in Hawaii State Hospital. This Mantra was developed by Dr. Hew Len after Morrnah Simeonas death and its not ho'oponopono and not hawaiian. Likewise the story about "100% responsibility", zero state, etc.

Morrnah Simeona (1913 - 1992) was a native hawaiian kahuna. She updated the traditional Ho'oponopono to today's times and realities and made it available to all interested around the world. Morrnah's Ho'oponopono is a 14-step Ho'oponopono-process ho'oponopono (or 12 steps - it depends on how you count the steps. According to Michael Micklei, 14 steps if you count step 6a / b, 6c and 6d as 3 steps by older Versions of Morrnah's Ho'oponopono process).

Morrnah founded Pacifica Seminars Inc. in the 1970s and the “Foundation of I” 1980 to teach and spread her 14-step ho'oponopono around the world. In 1990, Morrnah and Yvette Mauri founded “Pacifica Seminars” in Germany (). Pacifica Seminars in Germany is the only organization in Europe, where you can learn Morrnah's original Ho'oponopono-process today, that was developed by Morrnah. The original 14-step ho'oponopono-process, this was developed by Morrnah, is the final version, that she compleded in 1991. Pacifica Seminars in Germany is headed today by Michael Micklei and his wife Yvette Mauri.

Michael Micklei knows Dr. Hew Len already at the time, while Dr. Hew Len worked in the Hawaii state Hospital in the 1980s. He gave with Dr. Hew Len togehter ho'oponopono seminars (at that time Morrnah was still alive). In the seminars were told only about the 14-step ho'oponopono process of Morrnah Simeona. Never about a mantra or 100%responsibility or about a zero state.

Michael Micklei wrote in a comment to an another person:

Dr. Len never healed in the mentioned hospital by only saying over and over "I love you" and "Thank you" to the "I", Morrnahs word for the Source, for Divinity. Instead he used Morrnahs 12 (or 14) step process only, twice or three times a day. Every day he walked through the hospital he looked carefully to the patients, the doctors, his feelings. He taped this. And asked Divinity to heal his karmic bondages with these persons and matters. A hard job for three years. Divinity accepted the plea and healed. 2 persons were not healed, as there were no karmic bondages with Dr. Len.

Morrnah gave him this kind of order to do so (and at that time he worked really for the good to help Morrnah for her special spiritual job) and in classes, we both attended between Nov. 86 and later, Dr. Len was always telling in detail at the beginning that he was doing exactly this, nothing else. NO mantra was mentioned, never. At that time, Dr. Len was a student of Morrnah like me, so why and how could he use a quite different way in the hospital - and at the weekend in classes he said the opposite? Morrnah was also complex clairvoyant, she could see and hear everything.

All so called tools of Dr. Len (except 2 or 3) were developped by Dr. Len after 1992, which are only temporarily harmonizing or calming down - NOT cleansing, NOT being any ho'oponopono, as they are not mutual. They are (powerful) magic tools. They are not bad in itsself, but they block people to learn authentic ho'oponoponos - traditional ones or the one of Morrnah. People like those easy magic ways, they really think to heal karmic stuff of hundreds and more reincarnations by 11 words.

It is clearly the good part of Joe Vitale's job to spread the name of ho'oponopono from the time of "Zero limits" across the world - but the illusion is inclusive: people know the name, but did not hear about the real content of ho'oponopono or even forget it. Pls keep in mind Dr. Len's words (received by his divinity) in Zero Limits: "I've been told to kill the Divine to be home." To kill the Divine? Well, starting to take him out from the cleansing. This does not seem a path up to the mountain.
mahalo for sharing.”

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link to the full comment:

Dr. Hew Len does not speak anymore about Morrnah's 14-step Ho'oponopono today and about the healings of his patients in Hawaii State Hospital with Morrnah's Ho'oponopono. He use the story of Hawaii State Hospital and the healing of his patients to substantiate his mantra. Morrnah's Ho'oponopono goes into the background. It is even forgotten today by the people. Of all the other Ho'oponoponos, which are developed by Morrnah, is no longer spoken today. Here's an article this topic:

I really hope that Morrnah's original Ho'oponopono-process regains fame among the people.
I know Morrnah's Ho'oponopono and would highly recommend it. So many things in my life have changed positively trough Morrnah's Ho'oponopono.

I can only say, steer clear of Dr. Hew Lens 4-phrase mantra and of Dr. Hew Lens cleaning tools!

Michael Micklei wrote a report about Dr. Hew Len and the healings in Hawaii State Hospital that happend with Morrnah's 14-step Ho'oponopono. Please let me share this link (is only in german language, please use Google tanslator to translate to your language):

As far as I know, Morrnah has been working hard on her 14-step ho'oponopono process for many, many years (more then 19 years) and for complete the final version of it in 1991. Pacifica Seminars Germany teach and spread this final version of Morrnah's Ho'oponopono in seminars and in a book. (and other ho'oponopono-processes, which are developed by Morrnah Simeona)

Please share this information to another people :-)

Aloha and kind regards

Patrice C.
Stephanie Cannoe
Patrice Gilbert I appreciate your passion, enthusiasm and obvious commitment to Ho'oponopono. Despite how this came about, the practice and my experience is authentic. I have found great healing. Similar to the bible stories, the truth lies in the energy behind the tale.
Stephanie Cannoe
Patrice Coni The comment above is meant for you.
Stephanie Cannoe
Bruno Roque Cignacco Thanks for sharing! I will Check it out.
This blog really helped me understand the concept of Forgiveness Therapy. If you want to check out similar content, you can visit my blog about Forgiveness Therapy
Julio Caro
Thanks For Sharing....

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