Ben Crawford September 15, 2021

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing system. “It is a process of letting go of toxic energies within you to allow the impact of divine thoughts, words, deeds and actions.” It is essentially about freedom from the past.


When we practice ho’oponopono, we are rectifying an error in our thoughts that arises from thoughts that are tainted by painful memories of the past. These thoughts come up as judgements, projections, anger, negative self-talk, etc. When we practice this meditation not only are we cultivating mindfulness of our own thought-process but we are also taking responsibility for everything that we experience.


Sitting cross-legged or in a chair, close your eyes.


Straighten and elongate your spine.


Align your head with your spine, tilt your chin slightly down. Loosen your jaw.


From this place, begin taking deep breaths, counting to four on your inhale, sending the breath deep into your lungs and belly. And exhaling to four counts releasing the breath. Do it a few times.


Understanding that with each deep inhale you are sending new oxygen into your blood cells and with each exhale you are detoxifying your lungs and body. 


Repeat the Mantra for 5 minutes 


“I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.”


Staying with these repeated words and if your mind detours, bringing it back to this mantra.


See how this feels in your body.


Is there somewhere specific you feel it? Does someone pop into your head? Send your thoughts and the power of ho’oponopono to that person.


Stay here for as long as feels natural and comfortable.


This article is written by Tonya Papanikolov