Friday, September 24, 2010

Ho'oponopono Meditation

In my previous blog on Balancing the Mind I mentioned a Ho'oponopono meditation I did.  Hoʻoponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.  "Thank You, I Love You, Please Forgive Me, I'm Sorry." This is the Ho'oponopono mantra.  Recently, raw food activist Angela Stokes-Monarch featured this powerful prayer in her blog.  She describes two meditations that she practiced using this mantra, one she called Healing the Ancestral Lineage and the other the Animal Healing Meditation.  The first deals with blockages in your ancestral line, things you may be carrying from relatives in your past.  The other she did to clear the energy from all the animals she consumed before choosing the vegan lifestyle.  I decided to focus on the Animal Healing Meditation first.  I laid down, legs straight, arms uncrossed, and visualized cows, pigs, chickens, etc in various conditions.  I mentally repeated the Ho'oponopono prayer over and over again in my head as I visualized.  After a few minutes passed I started visualizing an image of myself as a little girl, then my current self looking in a full body mirror, images of my tumors, and people on my forgiveness list also popped up.  I kept on mentally repeating the mantra, as I explored many different issues, even world issues.  I felt tingles up and down my body and the mama tumor in my neck started to vibrate.  I'm not quite sure how long this experience lasted, anywhere from 15-20 minutes, but afterwards I felt such a release and I swear some of my tumors had changed.  I highly recommend this incredible clearing experience.


  1. I did Ho'oponopono this morning but I am very sporadic at it. It's another one of those things that I would like to do more of. :)

  2. I do much better with it if I leave out the I'm sorry please forgive me... for some reason the constant apology puts me into a really bad funk where I begin to feel like I'm a total fuckup and that everything that's wrong in the world is wrong because I'm in it... HOWEVER, if I just do the thank you I love you it really amps up my energy and feels so good. Thank you for reminding me how powerful it is - I think I'm going to add it to my morning routine.

  3. What cool meditations, Shanna! I have done ho'oponopono before, but never those two specifically. After I read this I did 2 ho'oponopono meditations of my own creation - one for my body's healing and love when I injured myself the other day(swallowed something dangerous because it was in a bottle marked as a supplement!), and one for all of the amazing companion animals that have been in my life (dogs, crabs, horses, guinea pigs, a chicken, and rabbits!), to express my deep gratitude, love, and apologies to them for any and all ways I failed them. Both were very powerful!! Deep love and grounding, appreciative humility. Thank you for reminding me of this tool. So simple yet moving. Now I'll try the ones you posted!

    I really feel the first 3 statements, but the "Please forgive me" part also feels a little off for me...I think because I understand if the people/animals I've loved and hurt aren't able or ready to forgive me. Somehow it feels a little selfish and disempowering to me...I'll have to explore that some more. :)


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