I was recently re-introduced to Ho’oponopono, through a YouTube video. It essentially means “to make right” with yourself. I began using it and already feel a difference in my life. A Hawai’ian native, Morrnah Simeona, adapted the ancient traditional Ho’oponopono practice of her people for use in modern times. The 4-line version, made famous by Joe Vitale, may be closest to what Dr. Ihaleakalá Hew Len, her student, envisioned. His student, Mabel Katz now carries on his work.

As Ms. Katz puts it, Ho’oponopono is a process of forgiveness, repentance and transformation of ourselves. Everything that appears in our lives is only a projection of our own ‘programs’. We can choose to observe them and let them go, or to react and get caught up in them. It’s an apt time to practice Ho’oponopono, as we introspect on the year that’s been and look forward to the year to come.

The backdrop here showcases the dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of the Nā Pali Coastline of Kaua’i. This PhotoGram can be a great addition on your wall or even your desktop as a reminder to include the Ho’oponopono practice in your daily life.

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