My Personal Experience with Ho'oponopono
by Val Silver
Since reading about Dr. Hew Len literally emptying a criminal mental ward with only the help of ho oponopono I have been fascinated with this huna healing method. I didn't have to wait long to experience it for myself.
It seems that as we learn new principles, the universe gives us an opportunity to test it within ourselves.
Shortly after learning about healing with ho oponopono, I tried it out on a mildly disturbing occurrence. I was pleased to feel my peace of mind return. So far so good.
Not long after that, an email arrived describing a horrific practice of animal cruelty in the name of profit. This so greatly disturbed me that I was overcome with grief and negative emotions toward the perpetrators, and humanity at large, including my own.
I caught myself quickly on this downward spiral and began to use EFT tapping. The tapping quickly calmed me enough so that I could hear the voice inside myself that said this healing needed to go beyond myself.
So I repeated over and over, "I love you, please forgive me, I'm sorry, thank you." I said this first to the faces of the suffering animals I saw in my mind's eye. I said it to God.
Then something very interesting and profound happened. I started saying these words of love and forgiveness to the 'torturers'. I realized they were doing their jobs. They probably didn't know any better. Even if they did they needed jobs. We are all responsible for creating a world in which people learn to value only humanity. We created a world where people need to do horrible things to earn a living for their families.
As much as I abhorred what was happening, I did co-create it. We all did. As my heart opened and my perceptions shifted, I was able to feel compassion for these people. I meant the words as I spoke to them. "I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you."
Don't get me wrong. The cruelty still bothers me. I signed the petition to stop it. You can be sure I'll never buy those products. Sometimes I still think about it and offer a prayer.
But something big happened in those few minutes of praying the ho oponopono prayer. I can only hope the prayer extended beyond myself and somehow brought healing to all involved.
Read more about Dr. Len and hooponopono here.>