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Ho’oponopono Ancient Hawaiian Meditation: “I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, I Love You, Thank you.”


I have enhanced each EMDR Intensive I conduct with the inclusion of a beautiful closing inspired by the Ho’oponopono ancient Hawaiian meditation: “I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, I Love You, Thank you.”



Our bodies store all our life experiences within their cells, which can trigger memories when certain situations arise. These memories, if not properly addressed, can manifest as physical, emotional, or mental symptoms. For instance, past experiences of being silenced may result in a 'fear of speaking up,' leading to a sore throat, while feelings of inadequacy could lead to using food or eating disorder behaviors to cope with loneliness.


Rather than resorting solely to medication to alleviate symptoms or focusing on changing our undesirable behaviors we need to first understand where these symptoms/behaviors are rooted from. It is important to tackle the root causes by embracing healing practices like EMDR. By understanding the underlying reasons behind our symptoms and behaviors, we can approach them with forgiveness, love, and gratitude. This process empowers us to release old emotions and beliefs that hinder our progress, thus enabling us to embrace our true selves and face life's challenges with greater resilience.


EMDR & Ho’oponopono, a potent Hawaiian healing technique, channels energies of forgiveness, love, and gratitude towards the stored memories that no longer serve us. By simply intoning the Ho’oponopono mantra with the intention of catalyzing transformation, we embark on a journey of healing.


Commencing with “I’m sorry,” we acknowledge the suppressed emotions within the affected body part and express regret for clinging onto memories that taint our self-perception. There is no judgment, only profound self-compassion and a commitment to healing.


“Please forgive me” follows, marking the pivotal act of self-forgiveness. By releasing judgment and self-criticism, we liberate ourselves from the shackles of old beliefs and repressed emotions.


Then, we resonate with “I love you,” directing love and healing energy towards the suffering areas. Embracing the power of love, we delve deep into the source of our pain, unleashing our true essence.


Finally, the mantra concludes with gratitude, uttering “Thank you” to express appreciation for our entire being and the interconnectedness of all existence. Gratitude not only uplifts our spirits but also contributes to our overall well-being.


Through the cyclical recitation of these phrases, we invite the transformative energies of Ho’oponopono to cleanse and purify us, liberating us from the negative impact of past memories.




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