The Art of Surrendering: Exploring Ho’oponopono as a Path to Inner Peace

The Art of Surrendering: Exploring Ho’oponopono as a Path to Inner Peace


In the fast-paced and often chaotic world we live in, finding inner peace can feel like an elusive goal. As we navigate the challenges of daily life, it’s not uncommon to accumulate stress, resentment, and emotional baggage. However, the ancient Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono offers a unique and powerful approach to achieving inner harmony through surrendering and forgiveness.

Understanding Surrender:

Surrendering is not a sign of weakness; rather, it’s a courageous act of releasing control and allowing the natural flow of life to guide us. In the context of Ho’oponopono, surrendering involves letting go of the need to be right, releasing judgments, and accepting responsibility for our own experiences.

In my 5 Step Framework The G.R.E.A.T Formula™️ I talk about responsibility. Sometimes it is something we want to avoid, but it is like trying to drive a car in park if we avoid it but if we take responsibility it is like taking the brakes off. It actually gives us power and that’s why I resonated to Ho’Oponopono so much and studied to become an Advanced Practitioner in this ancient art.

Ho’oponopono: A Brief Overview:

Ho’oponopono, rooted in traditional Hawaiian spirituality, is a profound practice that centres around reconciliation and forgiveness. The word itself can be broken down into two parts: “ho’o,” meaning to make, and “pono,” meaning right. Together, Ho’oponopono can be translated to “to make right.”

At its core, Ho’oponopono is a process of making things right within ourselves, our relationships, and our world. Dr. Ihaleakalá Hew Len, a modern proponent of Ho’oponopono, popularised a simplified version of the practice that involves repeating four powerful phrases: “I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.”

The Four Phrases:

1. “I’m sorry”: Acknowledge and take responsibility for the challenges or disharmony present in your life, even if you don’t fully understand their origins.

2. “Please forgive me”: Express a sincere desire for forgiveness, recognizing the need to heal and release the negative energy associated with the situation.

3. “Thank you”: Cultivate gratitude for the opportunity to address and rectify the imbalances in your life. Gratitude has the power to transform our perception and open the door to positive change.

4. “I love you”: Embrace the unconditional love that transcends judgement and separation. This phrase is a recognition of the interconnectedness of all things and the healing power of love.

The Power of Surrender in Ho’oponopono:

Surrender is an integral aspect of Ho’oponopono, as it involves letting go of ego-driven desires, control, and the need to assign blame. By surrendering to the process, individuals open themselves to the transformative power of forgiveness, paving the way for inner peace and healing.

Benefits of Ho’oponopono:

1. **Inner Peace**: Ho’oponopono facilitates the release of internal conflicts, allowing individuals to experience a profound sense of inner peace.

2. **Improved Relationships**: By practising forgiveness and taking responsibility for our experiences, Ho’oponopono can mend and strengthen relationships.

3. **Emotional Healing**: The practice helps individuals heal emotional wounds, liberating them from the burden of past traumas and negative emotions.

4. **Increased Self-Awareness**: Surrendering in Ho’oponopono involves self-reflection, leading to heightened self-awareness and personal growth.


In 2010 I fully embraced the philosophy of the Law of Attraction and it had a profound effect on me and I still believe there is a place for it but I feel the earth is evolving and Transitioning and it is time to take things to another level.

The Law of Attraction can be used to manifest specific material items and experiences but this methodology is based mainly in physical solitary practices created and carried out by the individual that are focused on singular specific detailed outcomes that can feel like work to manifest but creation does not have to be a solitary practice.

Many people found/find themselves frustrated with the Law of Attraction and feel it doesn’t work. The Law of Attraction is a natural law and is always working but we subconsciously take on programming from society that create blocks in our unconscious and create negative thought processes that create fear, anxiety and doubt that stop our ability to achieve the harmonious lives we desire.

In a world filled with challenges and uncertainties, the ancient wisdom of Ho’oponopono provides a refreshing perspective on surrendering and forgiveness that can release these blocks.

By embracing the power of these four simple phrases, and repeating them as often as possible individuals can embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation. The art of surrendering through Ho’oponopono ultimately leads to a more harmonious and fulfilling life, both within ourselves and in our interactions with the world around us.

Prior to my coming into contact with Ho’Oponopono I became aware in my own practices and experiences with The Law of Attraction that things I tried to manifest myself were often hard and often afflicted by what I called “Curveballs” but whenever I surrendered. Consciously or Subconsciously then the Universe (as I like to call it but Dr Hew Len liked to call it Divinity) would manifest something so miraculously amazing and so perfect and beyond my wildest imaginings in such an unbelievably effortless way I knew there was something undoubtedly more than meets the eye to this thing we call Human existence.

Maybe that’s why when I became aware of Ho’Oponopono it resonated to me so much.

It’s in the surrendering we allow the Divinity that’s in us. That is closer than our own breath to bring us inner harmony in a way we can never perceive or create with our physical perspective alone.

Now is the time to move beyond the struggles of Manic Manifesting and move into the art of

“Surrendered Manifesting” 

Surrender and allow the UNIVERSE to guide us to what is more perfect for us than anything we can ever imagine …

Now is the time to Surrender and listen to and act upon the Aligned Actions steps whispered to us by our Divine Self. The Highest Embodiment of our Natural Being.

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Namaste 🙏🏻

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