Can Ho’oponopono Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Mabel Katz teaching Ho'oponopono at a live seminarLet me tell you a true story. A couple of years ago I was teaching Ho’oponopono in Chile. The training was all day Saturday and a half day on Sunday.

At the first break on Saturday morning, a Palestinian man came up to me and told me that he didn’t agree with anything I had just shared with them.

He also told me that he really didn’t want to come to the class because when he saw my Jewish last name he thought, “What does she have to teach me?

He went on telling me everything he believed and when he finished, to his surprise, I told him that I agreed with everything he just told me.

I asked him to be open and flexible because I thought that we were talking about the same thing, maybe calling it different names. He accepted and decided to stay.

The next morning, he shared the most amazing story with the class about a serious problem with the police the night before. He used one of the tools I had given them on Saturday and couldn’t believe the results. He was amazed at how things had resolved in a miraculous way.

At the end of the class, he gave me a huge hug and screamed “This is Peace in the Middle East!”

I hope you understand how profound this is. I didn’t have to convince him by talking, arguing or being right. I didn’t have to have the last word. While he was talking to me, I just needed to keep my mouth shut and say to myself, I am sorry, please forgive me for whatever is in me that has created this.

I had to be conscious that he was not out there, that he was my own thoughts, my own memories. That he showed up in my life to give me a chance to make it right this time.

If you want freedom and peace, look at yourself and realize that you are building on top of memories, making decisions based on memories. You are judging based on memories and seeing everything through memories. You are blind and deaf, but you think you know. Most of your memories are your ancestors’ memories, not yours.

Somebody has to clean this up.

Forgiveness is the only way. When you don’t forgive, you are hurting yourself, not the others. Be willing to forgive yourself first for not knowing what you’re doing.

Ho’oponopono, this very ancient Hawaiian art of problem solving, reminds us that the only reason we are here is to make amends. It’s the only reason we came back.

It’s a gift to be here right now, and we need to wake up and say “I am sorry.” Not because we’re guilty or sinners, but because there is something inside of us that is attracting it and we are 100% responsible.

7 Responses to Can Ho’oponopono Bring Peace to the Middle East?

  1. Carol says:

    I love ho-oponopono, I think it is very important in my life because I want someone to take responsibility and since I can only be responsible for me, then it is up to me.
    Thank you

    • Miriam Nagy says:

      I am cleaning with Ho’oponopono more than one year,I bought vebinars from Mabel to learn more,I wish to attend your seminar Mabel,but I live in Australia and you never do on our continent,I finished reading both your books I love it,thank you,I love you,

  2. mayuri says:

    I wanna know about the tools and would like to learn ho’oponopono since m in India there are not any seminars.. I would like you to help me in some way..

  3. Heinz Pütter says:

    It is hard to understand but it is a path to peace.
    Everything is the divine, true, but we are the creators of our reality, makes you subdue the earth, thus it is free to us to decide how we want to live, if we go to war, it is our decision and not the decision of God. If we want, we could end all the wars immediately, and the wars in our minds when we make love. Love as I have loved you and will always love you no matter what you do.
    The way is always open.
    It is only of ourselves, each of us has the power to do so.
    The soul of the world within us is the eternal light of love permeates everything.

    A near-death experience that Tom S. had the closer he came to the light, the stronger the phenomenon, and when he finally broke into the light, it was an indescribable ecstasy. That was really wonderful, this seemed strange light itself to consist exclusively of love.
    The substance >> << pure love was all he now perceived by the world. And while deployed under him unendendlich wide, fairytale landscapes, he became aware that he was this landscape that he was this huge spruce, the wind was, this silver river and everyone in it was glistening fish.

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