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Hoʻoponopono is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. It is the practice of putting something to rights; correcting or rectifying an error. In many Polynesian cultures, it is believed that a person’s errors are a cause of illness. It does not really matter whether, the error attracts malevolent spirits, or the guilt causes sickness, this practice is performed to atone for the error and diminish all karmic repercussions.

This is a cleaning practice where we clean ourselves and erase from our consciousness whatever negativity is not working for us. We are expressing the intention that we no longer wish to suffer from a current or past problem. This practice is based on the premise that the only person we can change is ourselves. The first step is repentance which includes being responsible for everything in your heart and mind. Your thoughts, judgements, choices and feelings around the situation. This step is to say sorry whether your ego accepts responsibility or not. The second step is to ask for forgiveness regardless of the situation. The third step is gratitude, thank yourself for being willing to engage in this process, thank the Universe for the healing. The final step is that of love. Saying I love you to your body, to your reality, to the Universe. Saying it and meaning it.

 

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