Ho’oponopono ( pronounced (hoo-pono-pono) is an is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Similar forgiveness practices were performed on islands throughout the South Pacific, including Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand.

Ho’oponopono means to make right. Basically to make it right with your ancestors and those around you and those you are in relationship with.

You may have heard of a therapist called Dr Hew Len who healed a ward of criminally insane mental patients in Hawaii even though he never saw them professionally or spoke to them. He healed them while working on himself using Ho’oponopono.

Dr Len explains that healing in ho’oponopono means loving yourself. In order to improve your life, it is necessary to heal your life.

And if you want to cure anyone- even mentally ill criminals, you do it by healing you.

There are 4 key phrases that are used:

I love you

Please forgive me

I’m sorry

Thank you

You can learn more about ho’oponopono here