1. What is your book about and why did you write it?
There were a series of factors which inspired to write my last book titled “*How to Become a Miracle-Worker with your Life. Steps to use the almighty ancient technique of Ho’oponopono.”* First of all, I studied Metaphysics for more than fifteen years which always prompted me to explore new techniques that contribute to my self-development. Many years ago, I read an article about Dr Len who had cured a ward of mentally ill criminals without having contact with them. In that article it said that this medic used an ancient technique called Ho’oponopono.
To be honest, at that moment I had not heard of this technique at all. So I stated to look for bibliography on this, which was very limited at that time. Then I started to use this technique on my own, in order to test its effectivity. I can clearly say that I have seen amazing results in my life in a relatively short time. My life improved in different areas, for example, finances. I started to get unexpected clients in my consultancy activities and deals started to close easily and smoothly. I also bought a new house which previously appeared completely unattainable. My relationships with my relatives and close people improved as well in an unexpected way. I have to admit that, since then I have been using this technique on a continuous basis, not once in a while.
Motivated by these outcomes, I researched even more and I realised that most of the books on the topic that are out there only scratch the surface of this marvellous transformational tool. As a consequence, I decided to write a book on Ho’oponopono, which provides readers with a more overarching and in-depth approach on this. The result was this book, which has 435 pages and I consider it to be one of the most complete Ho’oponopono books in the market. My book not only provides readers with the principles and modes of use of this technique, but also it is loaded with countless practical exercises for people to use in an immediate way.
2. Can you describe what Ho’oponopono is?
Ho’oponopono is an ancient technique, which in its modern version, is based on some beautiful principles such as repentance, forgiveness, love and gratefulness. To put this simply, the essence of the Ho’oponopono technique is to repeat the words *“I am sorry*”, “*Please forgive me*,” “*I love you*” and “*Thank you*”. You have to repeat these sentences on a continuous basis. By doing so, you are deleting the subconscious memories which are the only cause of all your problems (finances, relationships, health, career, etc.) From the Ho’oponopono perspective all problems you face in your life are the literal reflection of your subconscious memories. So by saying these sentences, not only do you clean your subconscious memories, but also you resolve your problems created by these very memories.
Many sages said that your external world is the reflection of your internal words. This philosophy is in accordance with Ho’oponopono principles, which state that each of your problems is created by your subconscious memories. This is one of the points about this technique which I found utterly fascinating because, when you use this technique on a continuous basis, you are uprooting the cause of your problems. As consequence, your difficulties tend to disappear in an effortless manner.
It is interesting to highlight that you have to say these sentences “*I am sorry*”, “*Please forgive me*,” “*I love you*” and “*Thank you”* on a continuous basis, because you have countless memories that must be cleaned. These memories have several origins, some of them are inherited from your ancestors; some others from your parental programming, and some from continuous interaction with people and organisations, among other factors.
It is also important to pinpoint that it is not necessary for you to know what memories to delete, because every time you use this technique you are working in partnership with the Divine. These sentences “I am sorry”, “Please forgive me,” “I love you” and Thank you” are like a code which reconnects you with the divine loving energy that helps you clean these detrimental memories from your system. In that sense, the Divine knows what memories must be deleted. So, your only action to take, is to say these sentences on a continuous basis. You can say these phrases aloud or silently. You can say these sentences in any order, and even use some of these sentences (for example “*I love you*” or “*Forgive me*”) only. You an say these sentences to yourself or to the Divine. If you use this tool on a continuous basis, you will be amazed with the changes that happen in your life, in all dimensions: health, relationships, career, money, etc.
3. How does authentic Ho’oponopono help someone who’s had bad things happen, or has bad things happening today, in their life?
This a very interesting question. However, I want to clarify that from Ho’oponopono perspective, “things do not happen to people.” On the contrary all circumstances affecting people’s lives, either positive or negative situations, have a common factor which is these people’s own subconscious memories. In that effect, from the Ho’oponopono standpoint, people are encouraged to take full responsibility and recognize that all their own negative circumstances, such as illnesses, diseases, financial problems and relationship breakups, among others have been created by their own subconscious memories. This is very important. When you take full responsibility you can take effective action to improve your life by practising Ho’oponopono on a continuous basis, in order to get rid of these memories.
It is important to understand that most people do not realise that their entire lives have been taken over by these subconscious memories There is solid scientific evidence that certifies most of our thoughts, emotions, actions are on autopilot. This means that the way you feel, think, act and perceive yourself and the environment is dictated by your subconscious programmes. In other words, below the level or your awareness lay the causes of all your problems. And Ho’oponopono is a very effective technique to eradicate these memories which create these very difficulties.
I also want to highlight that when people have problems in their life, they tend to feel guilty. I feel that this is not the right approach on problems because when you are guilty you tend to dwell in a state of negativity, which does not help ypu solve your difficulties. Instead, from the Ho’oponopono perspective, every time you face problems, you should apologise and ask for forgiveness (by saying “*I am sorry*” and “*Please forgive me*”) for having held subconscious memories that created these very problems. You should also say “*I* *love you*” and “*Thank you*”. To that effect, some masters say that you should always love your enemies; in this case, your “enemies” are your subconscious memories creating your problems. At last, you should say “*Thank you”* for having the opportunity to solve these very problems by doing Ho’oponopono.
4. How can Ho’oponopono help people with unconscious beliefs that inhibit them?
This is a relevant question. People should say these four sentences on a continuous basis, which means on a non-stop mode. Moreover, when I am having this interview with you, I am actually saying these sentences in my mind. Once you say these sentences continually, after a while they become an automatic positive habit. You should say these sentences in the morning, midday, afternoon, and at night. It is important that you start saying these sentences as frequently as possible, you should say them on a regular basis.
Imagine this metaphor; your mind is like a house. If you do not do the housework once in a while your house will get really messy. It will get utterly dirty and disorderly! In the same way, you have to do Ho’oponopono on a continuous basis, because you have countless memories in your mental system and you are continually incorporating new memories. So the best approach on this is to use this technique on a frequent basis, in order de-clutter your mental system. When you de-clog your mind from these detrimental programmes, you will start to see your inhibitions dissipate. Things in your life will start to unfold in a more positive manner.
It is important to highlight that as compared with other self-help techniques, Ho’oponopono focuses on the cause of your problems, which are your subconscious memories. So, by eradicating the origins of your difficulties, the problems are solved in a much more lasting manner, because you eliminated their very cause.
5. What sort of results have you seen Ho’oponopono lead to in your work with other people?
I have seen some situations, which some might consider “*miracles*”. I would to like to mention a quote from Saint Augustine which says that *“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.*” In that sense, when you are saying the sentences, “*I am sorry*”, “*Please forgive me*,” and “*Thank you”* you are actually becoming a miracle-worker. With the frequent and determined use of these phrases, you can turn around any problems affecting your life, even the most challenging ones.
I want to say that I personally saw people which have been unemployed for a long time, and after having used this technique consistently, they got a wonderful job and their financial challenges turned around. I also saw people with seemingly “unsolvable” relationship problems, who after using the Ho’oponopono tool, transformed their conflicting relationships into loving ones. I also saw people with some challenging hiccups in their careers which, after having used this technique for a while, became more prosperous and their career thrived beyond their wildest dreams. And I can go on and on with this type of examples.
The key here, again, is to say these four sentences on a continuous basis and avoid being impatient. In many cases, negative circumstances are resolved earlier than expected. In other cases, the problems were solved in a longer time. You have to remember that, when you use this technique, you are clearing these memories with the assistance of the Divine. And Divine’s timing is always right; things will always unfold in the right time and the right way.
6. Where can we get a copy of your book?
You can get a copy of my book *How to Become a Miracle-Worker with your Life. Steps to use the almighty ancient technique of Ho’oponopono”* on Amazon, eBay or any other online platform. This book is also sold in bookshops worldwide.
*Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco (PhD) studied Metaphysics for more than 15 Years. He is the author of the book “How to Become a Miracle-Worker with your Life. Steps to use the almighty ancient technique of Ho’oponopono” published in 2015 by 0-Books (John Hunt Publishing). He is also the author of the book “How to Manifest Money Effortlessly: Techniques to be more prosperous.” This book was published by 0-Books (John Hunt Publishing) in 2013. He is also the author of several business books.*
*The author is a University Professor both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in business subjects in the UK, and an international speaker and advisor on International Business and metaphysical topics. He is also a certified master life coach and certified master NLP practitioner.**