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Ho’oponopono with Self

Article by Charisma Phatak

Hello everyone. I am sure many of you are already aware of this concept and have been doing Ho’oponopono almost daily. We all are prejudiced because we are conditioned by our culture and environment. It’s a blessing to be incarnated on this planet Earth, since we get a chance to know our own soul’s potential, power and realize, feel love, emotions in 3d human body. But somehow, if we are not in tune with our own higher self, we get trapped in this karmic cycle by our own thoughts, emotions, ego, feelings- guilt, insecurities, fear, jealousy etc. Hence, this article emphasizes more on doing Ho’oponopono with our own self, as this forgiveness technique helps us in overcoming preconceived notions, being non judgemental and inculcating in us the ‘Unconditional Love’.

Before we proceed further, let me quickly brief up about what is Ho’oponopono? It is a Hawaiian technique. Ho’o means to cause something to happen, so ho’opono means to cause something to be pono – to be right, good, just and/or in alignment with all people, places and things. By reduplicating pono in the word ho’oponopono, full achievement of goodness is achieved.

A. Meditative Technique:

Find a place where no-one can disturb you. Sit with your spine erect, ground and center yourself. Chant these lines as long as you are guide to.

Ho’oponopono (Your name).
I am sorry (your name).
Please forgive me (your name).
I love you (your name).
Thank you (your name) for releasing me.

B. Benefits:

  1. By doing this exercise, you make a conscious decision to push your own self that you are now ready to learn karmas, erase them, forgive, forget and move on. Your lower mind gets in tune with your higher mind and hence, there is an expansion of consciousness, awareness and wisdom.
  2. You become receptive to all healing energies.
  3. You retrieve your lost soul parts (due to guilts, traumas, hurts etc) thereby yielding a holistic healing to yourself.
  4. You shed layers of your old self that you have accumulated in many lifetimes due to karmas.
  5. You awaken your true self – you realize many hidden talents, potentials, your true nature.
  6. You don’t thrive for perfection but you will realize that you are already Perfect. You embrace yourself the way you are. Hence, this instills in us – self love, self respect, self reliant, self confidence etc.
  7. This technique enables us to merge with our higher self who becomes our guide, teacher and mentor – and we reach the state of enlightenment.
  8. Since both the twin flames share the same higher self, hence this meditation brings us closer to our twin flames too.
  9. Feeling absolute complete from within – ONENESS feeling. It’s like meeting the Divinity within you.
  10. You are aligned to soul mission and Divine Will. You will be then in sync with the cosmos.

    Ho,oponopono with Self

    Image by Soorelis

C. What you might experience during this process?

During this process, you might yawn or tears may roll down from your eyes which indicates release and shift of energy. One might face weird dreams and some deep rooted problems may come to surface for your attention.

D. Additional Tips

Do this exercise first with your own self and then proceed with others – your parents, siblings, spouses, kids, friends, colleagues, enemies etc if you are guided to. Just replace your name with that concerned person’s name.

E. Fusing with Reiki 

When you fuse forgiveness with Reiki, the merging, healing and grounding is more effective and powerful. You can follow same procedure for other concerned person: parents, spouses, etc.

  1. Ground and center yourself.
  2. State intention of doing forgiveness.
  3. Invoke higher spiritual beings to assist you in this entire process.
  4. Draw DKM higher self on top of head.
  5. Connect to own self (or concerned person) by HSZSN.
  6. Open auras and chakras by drawing a huge CKR in front of you (and concerned person).
  7. Bathe yourself (and concerned person) in a green vibrant healing chi ball of SHK.
  8. Do Forgiveness Ho’oponopono exercise – 4 lines mentioned above.
  9. End by drawing a huge CKR in front of you (and concerned person).
  10. Express gratitude and drink water.

F. Forgiveness in relation to chakras cleansing

  1. Crown chakra – one feels own soul’s Divine Energies filling all the chakras and auras.
  2. Third Eye chakra – one expands the consciousness, the deep rooted subconscious thoughts, emotions surfaces, and understands the soul and purpose of incarnations. Heightens intuitions and activates various clairs too.
  3. Throat chakra – one develops expression of self and others by saying sorry, love you and thank you.
  4. Heart chakra – one dissolves ego, karmas through forgiveness and letting go of past painful incidents.
  5. Solar Plexus chakra – one starts falling in love with his/ her own self and releases guilts, fears, self sabotaging ability.
  6. Sacral chakra – one releases karma with everyone, with whom he/she is involved in karmic cycle and releases insecurity.
  7. Root chakra – when upper 6 chakras release negativities, the root automatically get unblocked to flush out the energies, thereby stabilizing and aligning our upper higher chakras.

G. My experiences 

Since beginning of this month, I have been undergoing a stage of self realization – a state wherein you realize about your true self. This led to lots of bitter truths and confusions within me. As I sat for forgiveness exercise, my mind was stuck as for whom I should do forgiveness, and suddenly I got the brain wave to do forgiveness with my own soul. Given below are my experiences:

  1. I realised, I should definitely say sorry to myself for I made myself feel guilty, misjudging myself, created self beliefs, rules, compromised and suppressed my needs just to keep people around me happy. But why didn’t I love, care, pamper or express myself?
  2. This technique helped me to introspect that these aren’t the bitter truths but they are ones that define my soul, that define the fragrance of Charisma. Yes, I am perfect, unique and precious child of God and we all are Divine and everything is Divine 🙂
  3. This healing helped me immensely to break free from all ties, attachments, my self created beliefs and bondages, cleansing and releasing my subconscious fears and other issues that limited my soul growth and no longer served my purpose.
  4. I am currently working with my soul fragments, scattered in various dimensions and galaxies.
  5. This has really expedited my ascension process.

Love and Light! Stay Blessed!

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Charisma Phatak
Charisma Phatak

Charisma Phatak is an engineering graduate and a MBA from nationally acclaimed institutions. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and Healer, with a long standing Reiki experience of 13 years. She practices Usui Reiki, Karmic Reiki, Dolphin Reiki, Tiger Reiki, Angel Reiki, Lavender Flame of Quan Yin, Wagle Reiki, Celtic Reiki, DNA Reiki, Magnified Healing, Imara Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, and Divine Light Ascension (DLA).
She, along with her sister Jhilmil Bhalwar is the co-owner of “Supreme Reiki Centre” at Pune, India. Her life with Reiki has been like unlocking the door to unlimited happiness!! Find Charisma at https://facebook.com/supremereiki

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  • Vidyaa February 4, 2017, 10:11 am

    Wow Di. Such a lovely and fabulous article. Will try it out and let you know my experience.

  • Shweta February 4, 2017, 11:10 am

    This is so wonderful Charisma Di. And lucky me, have met you in person. The entire article felt as if you were reading it to me . Thanks again Shweta Arora Nair

  • jhilmil February 4, 2017, 11:32 am

    Yes its miraculous.. Can see the transformation.. Thanks for sharing. !!

  • Keyur H Shah February 4, 2017, 12:47 pm

    Very nice article..its awsome..Thank You Mam For sharing such a beautiful article.

  • Vivek mantri February 4, 2017, 1:27 pm

    Excellent Article. Too good. Looking forward for further articles Charisma. Great going.

  • Charisma February 5, 2017, 5:43 am

    Thank u Everyone 🙂

  • manoj singh February 5, 2017, 7:07 am

    Very nice article charisma……I’ll definitely try this technique & I’ll let u know about my experiences…thank u

  • bhakti February 5, 2017, 7:21 am

    Very nice article….thanks

  • rajesh February 5, 2017, 9:49 am

    This is very useful article , thanks for sharing , thank you Charisma.

  • Kiran February 5, 2017, 4:09 pm

    Beautiful article , Thanks for sharing.

  • Visika February 6, 2017, 7:23 pm

    Hello mam
    Thank you for your article.. I can definitely relate this article to me which was much needed…
    Reiki blessings to you… 🙂

  • Rainy☔? February 7, 2017, 6:45 am

    Dear Ashwini, how can I use Ho’ oponopono to get success in a big project ( my hubby is trying to crack the deal from last 10months).

    Actually I hv been using the Ho’ oponopono from last two years and result is amazing.

    But I don’t know the exact way to get success in this project. I am regularly using Reiki along with SWITCHWORD & ECs to get success in it.
    Please guide.
    Thank you. Love & light for you…Rainy

  • Pamela March 13, 2017, 1:29 pm

    I used Ho’oponopono this morning before doing distance reiki for the collective. I did indeed cry (spiritual release). The healing session felt beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    • Charisma April 15, 2017, 6:21 pm


  • Catherine April 4, 2017, 6:05 am

    Hi. I am a certified Ho’oponopono Practitioner and Teacher. Also Reiki and Chakra Master of over 30 yrs experience. You make it sound like just saying the Mantra, that that is Ho’oponopono. If that was the case, why did I bother learning it from Dr Hew Len?
    Yes, you mix the modality, but Ho’oponopono should be studied and fully understood first.

    • Charisma April 15, 2017, 6:17 pm

      Dear Catherine – Congratulations for ur beautiful achievements and I am really grateful for putting up this question… I would say Everything is Divine.. Every Divine calling within is Divine .. Exploring Energies is Divine and Mixing various Divine Energies is also Divine.. Ho’oponopono used alone is miraculous and so Ho’oponopono fusing with Divine Reiki Energy is also Divine… The article listed above is on the basis of collective Divine Experiences of my clients , students and mine…
      Loads of Divine Love and Light

  • Bella Barve November 6, 2017, 4:41 pm

    I am Bella and I have starts using Ho’oponopono off late for self healing. The results are amazing.

    I want to know whether this technique can be used to heal relationship between two diff individuals other than you , eg say to heal relationship between the two of your family members or two of your close friends.

    If yes then how can it be done?

  • Bella Barve November 27, 2017, 2:26 pm

    I am awaiting some insights from you on my question

    • Charisma December 1, 2017, 7:01 am

      Hi Bella, yes you can do do for specific person too..

      *If you want to do for specific person then chant following lines:

      *Ho’oponopono person’s name*

      *I am sorry ( person’s name)
      *Please forgive me ( person’s name)
      *I love you ( person’s name)
      *Thank you ( person’s name) for releasing me

      • Bella Barve December 6, 2017, 1:39 pm

        Dear Charismaji
        I think I need to elaborate a Bit on my query. Suppose there are two of my close friends who are not talking to each other currently because of some misunderstanding. In such cases can I use this technique to heal their mutual relations.


  • Bella Barve December 10, 2017, 5:08 pm

    I am again awaiting answer for my query

    • Charisma March 9, 2018, 7:19 am

      Dear in that case instead of ho’oponopono , siggest you to envelop them with divine unconditional energiese

  • Heather May 4, 2018, 4:05 pm

    Thank you so much, Charisma! This was beautiful! I love using my name with this prayer. I could feel the shift!

    I also tried it with God/the Creator and the Universe. I felt there was no need for apologies, but, I still felt a shift. Then, instead of naming certain people, I did “people” (in general) and then my mind flickered on various people and I felt the freedom of their energies and my energies releasing with ease. I look forward to trying it with Reiki. 🙂

    • Charisma Phatak May 14, 2018, 12:04 pm

      Dear Heather, please accept my immense gratitude for sharing your experiences and enlightening all of us. Loafs of Divine Love and Blessings to u 🙂

  • Chandrika Raghavan June 4, 2018, 4:54 pm

    heard it for the first time.i will try it.thank you for sharing

  • Eliane de Matos Gaudard October 17, 2018, 5:13 pm

    Thank you Charisma!!!
    Divine Love and Light for you too.!!!

  • Atul Sharma October 19, 2018, 6:57 am

    Wonderful guidance. Thanks

  • Joanne June 24, 2019, 6:22 pm

    This is great information, thanks for taking the time to share.

    I’ve been practicing and teaching Reiki for sometime and last year trained in Ho’oponopono. I’ve found that just the word, Ho’oponopono, alone is like using a Reiki symbol. When I think of it or say it in my mind, it feels like it invokes the Reiki and healing intention and energy flow.

    I am glad to see others incorporate Ho’oponopono into their Reiki practice.

  • Kirat j Thaker October 14, 2020, 6:31 am

    how to proceed with others for Ho’oponopono and we need to visulise or inform client to pray above 4 lines or we need to visulise and pray on behalf of others. Thank you thank you thank you for guiding me . Kirat Thaker from Ahmedabad India ( kirattthaker@gmail.com and whatsapp no. +91 9825625777

  • Diana Balgaard January 5, 2021, 8:57 am

    i use this on each organ of my body.

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