I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you…these four statements are the essence of ho’oponopono.
“Ho’oponopono is a profound gift that allows one to develop a working relationship with the Divinity within and learn to ask that in each moment, our errors in thought, word and deed or action be cleansed. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past.” This statement was written by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, creator of Self I-Dentity Ho’opononpono, and named a Living Treasure of the State of Hawaii in 1983.
In collaboration with Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD., Joe Vitale wrote ‘Zero Limits in 2007. As with a lot of the books I have read (and re-read) and that have had a positive impact on my life and my personal and spiritual transformation, I did not become aware of this book until several years after it was published. I do not even recall how I ‘found’ it, or more accurately, how it found me. All I really know is I love this book. It resonated very deeply within me, and I clearly remember the first time I recited I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you and the absolute feeling of peace that settled over me. I have successfully change the tape that runs in my head to I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you.
As Dr Hew Len explained, “Simply put, ho’oponopono means, ‘to make right’ or to ‘rectify an error.’ Ho’o means ’cause’ in Hawaiian and ponopono means ‘perfection.’ According to the ancient Hawaiians, error arises from thoughts that are tainted by painful memories from the past. Ho’oponopono offers a way to release the energy of these painful thoughts, or errors, which cause imbalance and disease.”
In 2014, Joe Vitale wrote the follow-up book, “At Zero.” This is also a wonderful book. It seems to go just a step further than “Zero Limits.” Although I have probably not done them justice with my short description, I highly recommend both of these books.