Ho‘oponopono : Your Path to True Forgiveness
In his book Ho‘oponopono: Your Path to True Forgiveness, Dr. Matt James, PhD, Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and President of The Empowerment Partnership, an international firm dedicated to personal transformation, provides readers with a wealth of information about the ancient Hawaiian forgiveness process, ho‘oponopono.
“Ho‘oponopono is about release. Releasing pain from the past that enslaves you in the present. Releasing old perceptions of those you love, so your relationships are alive and fresh. Even releasing those who have passed on so your grief can shift into a new appreciation,” shares Dr. James.
Through consistent use of practices like ho‘oponopono, ancient Hawaiians were almost completely devoid of mental and emotional diseases. They knew what modern medical science has since verified: that holding a grudge affects you not only emotionally but is also related to physical issues like heart disease, compromised immune systems and increased stress.
“Now that science understands the importance of forgiveness and release, many teachers and trainers are promoting ho‘oponopono. Their intentions are good, but they miss the mark,” explains Dr. James. “It’s not just about the words. For true healing, you need to understand how to tap into the energy of ho‘oponopono.”
Within the pages of this book, readers will learn why emotional baggage is so toxic physically, and how to remove it; how holding grudges sabotages one’s dreams, and how to release any resentment; why relationships become stale, and how to bring vibrancy back to them; and how to turn grieving into love and joyful acceptance.