Ho’oponopono, Ulrich Dupree

Ho'oponopono by Ulrich E. Duprée

Ho’oponopono by Ulrich E. Duprée

Ho’oponopono: The Hawaiian Forgiveness Ritual as the Key to Your Life’s Fulfillment

This wonderful little book is deceptively simple. There is a lot packed into it that is not obvious at first. The author presents the ideas behind Ho’oponopono in a heart-felt way, rather than in a very mentally stimulating way. He does not go into a lot of details, stories, or overtly ‘brilliant” ideas (though they are there). This book appeals to the heart, while giving a few things that help to keep the mind busy while that heart connection is made with Ho’oponopono.

It is a small format book. Yet, the author has managed to put in as much, if not more, as you would find in many a full-sized work. It is beautifully done with lovely pictures and layout.

Ulrich explains the use of Ho’oponopono is four sentences “I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.” (The order of the sentences does not matter much according to the experts).

He shows us how to use Ho’oponopono in a variety of situations to clear old patterns of resentment and unforgiveness. The examples include forgiving ourselves as well as forgiving others.

The book also touches on the background of Ho’oponopono, where it came from and how it is used in Hawaii for healing on an individual and in group and family situations. It also mentions the spiritual principles behind Ho’oponopono as well as ideas for healing our money situations, work issues health and so on.

Different authors seem to arrive at different ideas as to what Ho’oponopono actually means and Ulrich seems to have his own definition which works in the context of his book and in using the material. For example: I have seen very different definitions of what ‘Aloha’ means too, so perhaps that is a quirk of trying to translate something with deep cultural significance into another language (ie even the casually used ‘goodbye’ in English actually means ‘God bless you’ – but not so many know that, use it that way, and translate it accordingly).

I learned quite a bit about Ho’oponopono from this book, even though I have known about it for a while. I mostly learned about how I could apply it in real life. It seems to me that is the real value of this book: learning how to apply forgiveness in simple, basic real-life situations.

Although I have not had any contact with the author, I should declare a minor interest in that we both have the same publisher.

I am happy to recommend this wonderful, beautiful and very practical book for anyone who want to know more about Ho’oponopono and is open to connecting with it in a heart felt way.

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Opposite Emotions Self Help Guide

I have put together a handy page of Opposite Emotions Self Help Guide. This is extremely useful for any self help or self improvement exercise where it is good to be clearer about the negative emotions you are feeling and what the opposite feeling could be. The idea is to use it to help you change negative emotions to positive emotions, so that you can move ahead with your life.

It is only a rough guide as we may all have a somewhat different sense of what our feelings are about and how to work with them. I especially made it for the Four Steps to Forgiveness exercise, but it works for many other thing too. Please use and enjoy it here.

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The Course in Miracles Review

The Course in Miracles is a deeply profound set of teaching based on the theme of Forgiveness. It aims to set us free from fear; free from fear of the future, free from fear of other people and above all free from fear of God.

It is mainly a set of 365 lessons (one per day for the year) plus the text which helps create an understanding of the lessons. As for myself, I did not read the text for the first couple of years. I just keep working through the lessons and repeating them. When I eventually read the text I laughed with delight at how it turns things around and sets things to rights.

Some may not be keen on the Shakespearean style of the wording, but once you get used to it I find this adds to the power of the words. It helps take me into another way of thinking and feeling. The unusual wording helps awaken thinking outside of the usual as well.

Having first came across Course in Miracles in the late 70’s and have studied it again and again at different phases of my life. It has been invaluable. I bought this version as I wanted the whole thing in a compact size for traveling. I wanted a physical book so this works for me splendidly.

Course in Miracles has a Christian flavour and some might be put off by that. But I have met a number of non-Christians who have adapted to it without any problems and have gained immensely, as as it has a universal appeal.

Although I have written a book about Forgiveness I avoided quoting a Course in Miracles (or the Bible, or indeed any authoritative sources) as my work is meant to be religion-neutral so that anyone can use it and adapt the exercises to their needs (religious or not).

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Four Steps to Forgiveness

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to forgive try the Four Steps to Forgiveness. I have made Four Steps to Forgivenesss freely available to anyone who wants them. The instructions for how to use them are also on the site so please make use of them and pass them on to others. The 4 Steps to Forgiveness really works.

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Forgive for Good, Dr Frederic Luskin

Dr Fred Luskin is doing wonderful work in helping to bring the study and application of forgiveness to a much wider audience. He is also doing an admirable job of bringing to light the many wonderful benefits which forgiveness brings. This is a very practical book which combines compelling research results with useful exercises which can help us forgive.

The world needs more people like Dr Luskin who teach forgiveness without religious overtones, as that can put some people off. The religious approach obviously has its place, but it is not for everyone. Someone needs to spread the forgiveness message independently of any particularly religion and Dr Luskin does this very well. His material in no way excludes religious adherents – it is simply neutral about this.

Although I have a book out on the topic of Forgiveness, Forgiveness is Power, there is minimal overlap between our two approaches. Like Forgive for Good work it also works independent of the readers religion. Our approaches are very different and the exercises we use are very different too. Anyone who has my book can still benefit immensely from Dr Luskin’s book and vice versa.

I recommend Dr Luskin’s book to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Forgiveness and to also deepen their capacity to forgive.

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