Ho'oponopono is a sacred way of living. Today, its usage extends to unlimited applications and, although the word itself might be Hawaiian in origin, its meaning is universal. The foundations of the teachings are: Love, Compassion, Forgiveness and Gratitude. Ho'oponopono, as it is translated, beautifully expresses these teachings in four simple statements: "I love you." "I am sorry." "Please forgive me." "Thank you." As you use either the word Ho'oponopono itself, or its translation, you are employing a powerful tool for clearing and cleansing whatever is blocking your way. The impediment could be located in your physicality, in a 'stuck' relationship, in a mental attitude of depression, or even in a sense of separation from spirit. All of these, in fact any old habits and programs, can be cleared as long as you have the understanding and intent to do so. First, it is essential for you to know that you are clearing and cleansing yourself! It is your perception of the situation that is causing the trouble for you. Any clearing that takes place does so within your energy fields first, so that you can be in the grace of Love, Compassion, Forgiveness and Gratitude. You will soon find that you have achieved detachment from the problem, and that no longer causes you to focus upon it. It then transmutes and releases because you are no longer magnetizing it to you. Thus, if there are other people involved in a situation, they will feel your releasing of the problem, so that they can release you! It’s a nice chain reaction.