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May 17th, 2008

Ho'oponopono Prayer (My Version)

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I had many many requests to offer my version of the Ho’oponopono prayer that I layer with my healing dialoging system. I have captured this piece out of the transcripts from my talk on Tuesday May 13th to share it with you (this is from The Healing With The Masters Teleseminar Intensive)…

We are fully responsible for our life.  Everything that is in front of us right now we have created.  Everything is actually an opportunity.  There is no destination to getting to that opportunity.  And we can use what’s in front of us as breadcrumbs to get to the material that’s ready to be released.  So I’m going to walk you through a little Ho’oponopono exercise.  Now, I do Ho’oponopono a little bit differently than the way that Joe Vitale describes it.  I’ve kind of added a layer on top of it which is part of the dialoguing system I use for healing.  And lots of people seem to be resonating quite well with it.  So I’m going to go ahead and walk you through it. 

I want you to think of two people in your life right now…  Sandy just asked online how do we release them.  Sandy, I’m going to answer that right this minute.  How do you release the challenges?  It’s a siple process (but not necessarily easy everytime) right now I will explain my version of Ho’oponopono by using people.  So we’re going to start with a person.  And I want you to think of two people in your life that really are driving you insane.  That are really, really bugging you.  Okay.  So now that you’ve got those two people I want you to think about how are those two people challenge you.  What are they doing?  Think of a particular incident that they did that just made you crazy.  Something that they did that you kind of looked at and said, “How could they possibly do that?  That’s a horrible thing to do.”  And if you don’t have one that’s really recent, think of something in the past.  Good.  It feels like you all have something.

All right.  Now what I want you to do is I want you to think back in your own life and think of a time when you have done something similar to someone else.  Now, what they have done might be way more extreme than what you have done.  I didn’t finish my story about Dr. Len.  Dr. Len cured an entire ward of the criminally insane by simply doing this prayer – “I’m sorry.  Please forgive me.  I love you.  Thank you.”  He never once met with any of these people who murdered and raped and did all kinds of horrible, horrible unmentionable things.  That ward is shut down.  It took him 4 years.  And every day he just went in and looked at their files and took responsibility for the part that was his.  Even Abraham Hicks talks about this.  They talk about the fact that when we have a thought, that thought is creative and it creates our reality.  If you have a violent thought, that thought didn’t just disappear.  It got pushed into the world and someone picked it up.  Someone who is focused on violence picked it up and used it.

So in this moment think about those people again and think about the things that they did that drove you insane.  And think about a time in your life when you may have done something similar whether it was a thought, a word or a deed that you did.  If it was that these people did that was extreme then perhaps it was an extreme thought that you had in the past.  Think about that.  That you actually did something very similar to what this person did to you to someone else.  Okay.  So there is the reflection.  Do you see that?  There is the reflection, you did this exact same thing to someone else or you had this extreme thought maybe even repeatedly against another.  So in this moment you’re going to go through the prayer with me.  And I’m going to do the prayer slightly different.  Here’s how it goes.  So think about what you’ve done now.  Your focus is off that person.  Now it’s on to you and what you’ve done.  There we go.

“I’m sorry.”  Now, this is a very empathetic “I’m sorry.”  Not that you’re apologizing so much as you are feeling empathy towards yourself.  “And I am sorry.  I am so sorry that I had some things happen to me in my life at some point that created this thing that I did as a coping mechanism.  I’m so sorry that these things happened to me  I’m so sorry that these things resulted in this coping mechanism of this emotion or this thing that I have done.  And I have done it repeatedly.  I’m so sorry.  I’m so sorry.”

“Please forgive me.  Please forgive me for those I may have hurt through thought, word or deed by expressing this feeling, emotion or action.  Please forgive me for those who I may have hurt including myself.  Please forgive me for forgetting that the Divine loves me no matter what.  Please forgive me for forgetting that the Divine is in love with me no matter what.  Please forgive me for forgetting that I am innocent, and this person is innocent, and that we are all innocent in every moment.”

“I love you.  I love you.  I love you for being here right in this moment right now.  I love you for taking this moment to explore inside.  I love you.  I love you.  I love you.  I love you for the work that you do.  I love you for the seeker that you are.  I love you for the exercises that you’re getting and using.  I love you for this intention of creating the life that you want.  I love you.  I love you.”

“Thank you.  Thank you to this person who allowed you to see something inside of you right now that you’re ready to release.  Thank you.  Thank you for my life.  Thank you for the wonderful people that are surrounding me and the wonderful things and people that I’m creating.  Thank you for this understanding that allows me to know that I have power in my life, that I am a powerful being, and that I deserve what I desire.  Thank you for helping me understand this.”

“I’m sorry.  I’m so sorry for the things that I did.  The things that have happened to me.  The traumas that I experienced that forced me to use this as a coping mechanism.  Please forgive me.  Please forgive me for those who I may have hurt through thought, word or deed, and forgetting that I’m innocent and so are they.  We are all innocent.  I love you.  I love you.  I love you.  I love you.  I love you.” 

There we go.  A lot of people are feeling this right now.  Can you feel that energy elevate now?  Just know that as this energy is elevating on this call, that the energy on the earth is elevating.  We are creative beings right now.  And we are creating the universe that is right in front of us.  I love you.  I love you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  There we go.

That right there is a wonderful exercise that you can do with yourself every moment that any kind of challenge comes up for you.  The moment that challenge comes up for me, the first thing I do is I take a look at what they did that upset me.  And I immediately look inside and say, “Have I ever done that to anyone?”  And usually there are lots and lots of examples of times I have done something similar.  In some cases what they have done has been really, really extreme like if you see something horrible on the news.  But in that moment, if you’re triggered, that’s your opportunity.  If you’re triggered, you created that moment of being triggered so that you could do this work.  Notice it and pay attention to it.  And go inside and do Ho’oponopono and do these kinds of exercises.  Noticing and paying attention.

Comments

  1. Louise says:

    Thanks Jennifer. I really appreciate this Ho’oponopono mediation. I read the book, and practice it with added phases after each. Yours is more elaborate than mine, it gives me new perspectives. I like it very much. I get very intense when I do this. I feel I have a lot to forgive so I keep clearing like Joe Vitale says. The more I do, the more comes up. I also do EFT to clear. Working on being a better Being as we are suppose to do.
    Blessings a plenty.

  2. Cassandra says:

    Thanks for typing this out. It’s funny, the line that always gets me is ‘I deserve to have what I want,’ which says a lot about where I’m stuck! I’ve always known the Universe supported me, but after hearing and doing the work from your call, there was a MASSIVE shift and suddenly, the Universe was smiling on me all at once. It was amazing and I hope to continue to use this meditation as a way to keep clearing the debris. Thank you again.

  3. Ross says:

    Thanks for this, Jennifer.
    It adds yet another dimension and intensity to the healing and letting go that Ho’oponopono brings.

  4. petra Sundheim says:

    Thank you for this. Because of my Tuesday schedule I missed the call and my speakers are shot so i couldn’t listen to recording.
    I live on Kauai and I have heard Dr. Hew Len speak. Two years ago, I received by request and surrender, an original tapping process which is briefer and more complete than EFT. I have experienced very significant healing through it. I also use the 3rd eye and heart chakra/thymus (I Am point) while I do the Ho’oponopono. I see it as self forgiveness of any judgment and failure to assist a brother or sister, remembering “I am as you are” and “You are as I am” in the common need for love and acceptance.

  5. judy says:

    Ross
    could you share the tapping process you use for this?
    many thanks.

  6. Kris Scarano says:

    Thank you Nina very much for sharing this with me..was very deep and i really enjoyed it!

  7. Teresa says:

    Mahalo Jennifer for your Aloha. Another effective technique is to change the recalled experience to a positive one. In your imagination you can “undo” what was said or done to another and literally and figurativly “recreate” any experience. Again, Mahalo for all that you share with all of us. Me Ke Aloha

  8. Jennifer, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and clear article with us. Self-forgiveness is something worth trying it. Let me recommend you http://www.hooponoponoway.com a website with valuable information.