Hoʻoponopono Prayer Meditation: Ancient Healing Mantra For Deep Subconscious Mind
Updated: May 11
Hoʻoponopono is a practice of reconciliation and forgiveness in traditional Hawaii and this is supported by oral histories from contemporary Hawaiian elders. This prayer is a powerful way to cleanse the body of guilt, shame, haunting memories, ill will, or bad feelings that keep the mind fixated on negative thoughts. "Hoʻoponopono" is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as mental cleansing - family conferences in which relationships were set right through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.
A mantra of four affirmations:
I’m sorry Please forgive me Thank you I love you
These 4 powerful affirmations hold a lot of healing strength when enchanted with feelings and emotions. First, we acknowledge that the problem exists. Then, when we are ready, we make the conscious choice to move on. When you feel sorry, thank you and love deeply it helps you get rid of the clogs within you.
Hoʻoponopono can be translated literally as "to make right" or "to make good". Hoʻoponopono corrects, restores and maintains good relationships among family members and with their gods or God by getting to the causes and sources of trouble.
hoʻo - A particle used to make an actualizing verb from the following noun.
pono - Defined as goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order, accurate, correct, eased, relieved; should, ought, must, necessary.
Ponopono - Defined as to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat.
Before starting this Ho’oponopono mantra, the first step is to think about who you want to send these affirmations to. As a Ho’oponopono practitioner, you can send these affirmations to the people you know or even unknown. You have to think about, “what they feel about a situation?” The healing doesn’t need the two people being present in a common physical environment; most Ho’oponopono healing is done from a distance!