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What is Ho’oponopono?

The answer to that question can be a little difficult to explain because the practice of Ho’oponopono is actually more of a way of life than a specific set of actions or rituals. In essence, it is a Hawaiian healing technique that helps you to cleanse and forgive yourself, as well as those around you.

The practice is based on the belief that we are all connected, and that by forgiving others – and ourselves – we can break the negative cycles that keep us trapped in unhappiness and dissatisfaction. The word ho’oponopono translates roughly to “cause things to move back in balance” or to “make things right.

The practice is simple. Just repeat the phrase


The power of forgiveness in Ho’oponopono sessions

The power of forgiveness is a potent one, and the Ho’oponopono method has been used for centuries to release guilt, shame, anger and general negativity. It is particularly effective when it comes to dealing with negative thoughts about ourselves – our own self-doubt can be a major source of misery in life.

The Benefits of Ho’ponopono

The major benefit of the Ho’oponopono system is that it allows you to break cycles, and to move forward in your life without carrying burdens that you no longer need. This enables you to achieve a state of happiness and serenity that may otherwise be out of reach.

Ho’oponopono brings you to a place of innocence, where you can see yourself as you really are – your true self will be able to shine through.

By working with Ho’oponopono, you can release past traumas and issues that have been holding you back from reaching your full potential. This not only allows you to move forward more easily but also to create the kind of life that you were always destined for.

Tips for using this technique in your life and the lives of others

Ho’oponopono is a powerful yet simple way of creating positive change in your life, and in the lives of those around you. By understanding how it works, and by becoming more aware of your own thought processes, you can use this technique to usher in a new period of prosperity and happiness.

Closing thoughts on how to use this technique in your life and the lives of others

There is more to Ho’oponopono than meets the eye. It is not just a ritual or cleansing practice – it is also a way of life, one that requires you to be open and introspective, as well as forgiving and compassionate towards both yourself and others.

This can be difficult for some people to accept since it means releasing the need for revenge or blaming others for our own problems.

However, if you are looking to turn over a new leaf in your life, and become the person that you can truly be, then Ho’oponopono is an essential technique to learn. It allows you to take back control of your destiny,

Here is my favorite recording of the Ho’oponopono!

What do you think? Have you heard of Ho’oponopono before? Leave a comment and let me know!


  1. Kebba Buckley Button on January 5, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Paul, this is awesome! As a minister, and as a holistic coach, I believe forgiveness and healing are paramount to becoming who we are meant to be, who we are called to be. I had not heard of Ho’oPonopono before, and I love it! How did you hear about it? Carrie Grossman’s song is very beautiful. Thanks for this!

    • Paul on January 7, 2022 at 12:32 pm

      Sure thing, Kebba! I thought you would appreciate this post. Be Well.

  2. Lynn on January 5, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    I had never heard about Ho’oPonopono before reading this. It seems very powerful and freeing. I have heard of the freeing and healing power of forgiveness and I am now intrigued to look a bit more into this Hawaiian practice. I’d also like to learn how to say it verablly. lol

    • Paul on January 7, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      Lynn – “Ho’oponopono” is pronounced HO-oh-Po-no-Po-no. You can hear it over at How To Pronounce.

  3. Angel Lewis on January 6, 2022 at 12:18 am

    I love learning new things. Today, you gave me the gift of learning a bit about Ho’oPonopono. Thank you!

    • Paul on January 6, 2022 at 9:48 am

      Happy to teach you something new. Have you tried it? How did it go?

  4. Dr.Amrita Basu on January 6, 2022 at 3:18 am

    Ho’oponopono I didn’t know about.Its definitely a good practice to start this year.

    • Paul on January 6, 2022 at 9:48 am

      Thanks, Dr. A! I suggest you give it a try and let me know what you think!

  5. Lily Leung on January 6, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks for this, Paul. I haven’t heard of it before but I do believe that we are all connected and we need to cooperate with each other to transition out of what we are now in.

    • Paul on January 7, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      You are welcome, Lily!

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