The Art Of Taking Responsibility

The shamans of Hawaii created a technique to heal the emotional body, belonging to the Huna philosophy, they called it the Ho’oponopono.

What is Ho’oponopono?

Revealed by Dr. Hew Len, Ho’oponopono is based on Hawaiian traditional beliefs.

The Kahunas (priests, experts, teachers or Hawaiian counsellors) understood that we are all interrelated, therefore, energetically connected.

By taking responsibility for our own energy and realising how we co-create our reality, we can then begin to change the way we respond and heal the self.

What is this technique?

Its aim is to understand that we also have responsibility. This is difficult to assimilate because we are accustomed to giving our power away to the environment. Without being really conscious, we tend to blame what happens on others, or circumstances, etc.

Ho’oponopono does not focus on looking for culprits but on cleaning up all the unconscious memories and negative emotions that happen to us in relation to that problem.

The reality that one lives, is one’s responsibility, regardless of what happens outside, the emotion that is experienced is our own.

Specifically, it consists of applying forgiveness to all those circumstances of our life that are in disharmony via personal relationships. Helping us to assume our responsibility in matters that did not go well for us, therefore we ask for forgiveness.

Forgiveness, and this is scientifically proven, improves heart disease, improves anxiety, improves depression. Many times in the background of diseases that do not respond well to medication, to certain treatments, and showing that behind these pathologies there are emotional problems and unforgiven situations, they can improve through this technique. “ — Dr. María Carmen Martínez Tomás

Healing technique

Dr. Len says that we are 100% responsible for the things that happen to us and that this is a difficult path to walk because the intellect is very insistent, when a problem appears, the intellect tends to look for some person or thing to blame . We continue to look outside of ourselves for the origin of our problems, he says: we do not perceive that the origin is within ourselves.

The basis of Ho’oponopono is to look inside ourselves and assume 100% responsibility for the things that happen to us.

How to apply it?

Mainly we will begin by asking for forgiveness from ourselves, from the part of us that has co-created that reality, be it a misunderstanding with a person, be it a concrete problem, or anything that causes us discomfort.

The healing phrase is:

“I am sorry. Forgive me. I love you. Thank you”

We must say these concrete words in a situation that affects us, so that the healing takes place, the liberation of the negative, of what dirty our conscience and clean the toxic information that we are receiving.

Then we use the phrase:

“I am so sorry. Forgive me. I love you. Thank you, “ several times and really feeling it.

Reflect upon one issue at a time whilst saying it. Let your intuition guide you.

By saying “I’m so sorry” we’re recognising that something (no matter what) penetrated our body / mind system. We want inner forgiveness for what that brought us. By saying “Forgive me” we are not asking you to forgive us, we are asking you to help us forgive us. “I love you” transmutes blocked energy (which is the problem) into flowing energy, re-unites us to the Divine. “Thank you” or “I am grateful” is the expression of gratitude, our faith that everything will be resolved for the greater good of all involved.

From this moment what happens after is determined by Divinity: we can be inspired to take an action, whatever it may be, or not. If we continue to doubt, we persist in the cleaning process and then, when we are completely cleared, we will get the answer.

To whom are these words addressed?

It is said that to the “Divine Presence”, which may well be our unconscious, “our inner child” who is hurt by that situation.

“Divinity, cleanse in me what is contributing to this problem.”

To conclude in this first part of this post I add the 7 principles of the Huna philosophy and the Aloha spirit, as a preview of the second part about this technique and ancestral philosophy.

Huna Philosophy: the 7 principles.

1. The world is what you think it is.

2. There are no limits.

3. Energy flows where attention goes.

4. Now is the time to power.

5. To love is to be happy for something.

6. All power comes from within us.

7. The effective is the measure of the true.

Aloha Spirit.

Aloha is the Hawaiian word used to greet and bless visitors, which could be roughly translated as beauty, peace, enjoyment, or blessedness. This word derives from the Proto-Polynesian language.

The Hawaiian culture defines the “Aloha Spirit” as motivation expressed through joy, courtesy, sympathy and reasonableness, and not ignoring many other aspects such as serenity, sensuality and a healthy pride. In its tradition, Aloha motivation is considered to cure the spirit and the body and infect happiness.

“The Intellect has to choose: it can be commanded by problems, or it can be commanded by inspiration and LOVE”.