What would you do if you were given another chance, a fresh start at wholeness? What if there was a way to connect with everything, by connecting from within? What if you could take all the mental and emotional turmoil and trauma, and process it so effectively, that even the scar tissue goes away?
I had an amazing opportunity to interview Mr. Jon Lovgren, an expert in trauma healing, by way of Ho’oponopono. Below is that interview, with contact information so YOU TOO can get ahold of him, and see how you can get this amazing second chance at life, the second chance at oneness, attained with peace, hope, forgiveness, and love.
This interview brought to you straight from the paradise of Hawaii, where it all started.
me: What is Ho’oponopono?
Jon: “I call it, The Pathway to Peace, where miracles become expectations.”
"Hoʻoponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The word Ho‘oponopono comes from ho‘o ("to make") and pono ("right"). This is the most common definition of Ho'oponopono; however, when we delve deeper into the meaning of the Hawaiian language, we find that pono actually means, "to be at one with everyone and everything.”
me: What is the history of Ho’oponopono?
Jon: "Ho'oponopono was originally practiced in a group setting, often a family, and facilitated by a kahuna (priest, shaman, etc.) or lapa`au (healer). A meeting would be held and everyone would speak their truth and any disagreements would be discussed until everyone was pono. Ho'oponopono was outlawed when the white man Christianized Hawai`i. It was still practiced, but not openly." "In 1976 a lapa`au, Mornah Nalamaku Simeona, wanted to bring Ho'oponopono to the individual level and she developed Ho'oponopono as it is used today:"
I Love You
I am sorry
Please forgive me
"Two critical things about Ho’oponopono:
The most important things to remember about Ho'oponopono as it
is used today is that it is first and foremost ALWAYS and ONLY
about self and never about anyone or anything else. When we
are saying it, we are saying it to ourselves the Divinity
Mornah was asked in an interview, “How often should one say
Ho’oponopono?” Mornah replied, “All the time.” The more we say
it, the more we start to notice results."
me: What kind of traumas can this treat?
Jon: “Ho’oponopono is very effective when used in any trauma situation.”
me: What kind of physical ailments can this treat?
Jon: "Ho’oponopono can be used to treat any ailment. I have used it to ease migraine headaches, flu, pneumonia and it has helped me to not have to take medication. Ho'oponopono healed 30 years of chronic back pain, 40 years of chronic foot pain, anxiety/panic disorders, addiction. It is an excellent treatment for bi-polar, fibromyalgia, cancer and even though these have not been healed completely in my direct experience, yet, the quality of life has been getting better and medications are decreasing since practicing Ho’oponopono."
"Note regarding treating trauma and physical ailments: I do not say that Ho’oponopono can cure anything; however, it does heal. The difference? Curing means eliminating all evidence of disease, while healing means becoming whole."
me: How does this work with the mind-body-spirit connection?
Jon: "Ho'oponopono works with the body-mind-spirit connection by bringing them into synchronization or harmony. The triad in Ho'oponopono is the aumakua (higher conscious), uhane (conscious), and unihipili (un(sub)conscsious). We may also think of it in terms of consciousness, i.e. we all have three minds - the conscious mind which can barely remember what we had for breakfast, the unconscious mind - which remembers everything from the beginning of creation (zero point), and the higher conscious self - our direct connect to source. When we practice Ho’oponopono, we are instilling and reinforcing love, humility, compassion, and gratitude within our conscious-ness – that is to say all three. When all three are in harmony, we start feeling better, we start seeing less drama, less strife and experience more peace, joy, and happiness."
me: How can you use this to release/reverse karma?
Jon: "Ho'oponopono teaches us that each one of us is 100% responsible for everything in our lives - always have been and always will be. When we embrace and embody that, there is no more blame and we begin to think differently and we pay more attention to our thoughts and actions. If we experience "bad karma" we ask ourselves 2 questions: How did I create this for myself and why? When we accept responsibility and forgive ourselves for creating it in the first place, we begin to heal and stop experiencing bad karma".
me: What is the State of Zero?
Jon: "The State of Zero is often a reference to the 'Big Bang', that moment of creation. The goal of Ho'oponopono is to get back to Zero State, i.e. 100% pure, clean and clear - this reminds us that there is no end to Ho'oponopono as we can never reach the State of Zero, at least not in this lifetime."
me: What can you expect when practicing Ho’oponopono the first time?
Jon: "People often do not experience anything the first time, depending upon why they are saying it. If they are in the middle of trauma, they usually feel calmer. I used to lead Mastermind groups and one week my friend Sandi and I were talking story and she said, ' "I am saying Ho'oponopono, but I don't feel anything, it does not mean anything, I don't really know why I am saying it other than you said it is a good idea." ' I responded saying, ' "Okay, Sandi - just keep saying it." ' The next week when we were on the phone again, she was laughing and said, ' "I was saying Ho'oponopono earlier in the week, and... I don't remember what I was saying it about." ' Bingo! and that is the purpose of Ho'oponopono - to cleanse and clear negative, low-vibration thoughts and feelings that are no longer serving our highest good. So when she could not remember what she was saying it about, that is because what she was saying it about was cleared from her memory. Ho'oponopono is meant to be a practice, a life-style."
me: Are the results permanent?
me: How would people get ahold of you to request a session or if they have further questions?
Jon: People may schedule a time to talk story with me about Ho’oponopono at http://getpono.com/sessions.htm or contact me directly
Who is this Jon guy, you ask? I present to you Mr. Jon Lovgren…
Jon Lovgren has been researching and practicing Ho’oponoopono for over a decade. Jon moved to Hawai’i, the birthplace of Ho’oponopono, to gain a deeper understanding of its origin and how to practice it at deeper levels. Upon gaining that understanding and having undergone a complete life-change by practicing it at the deepest levels he has been sharing his knowledge and wisdom with the community around him.
He served for 3 years on the board of trustees of New Thought Center of Hawai`i, a New Thought Spiritual Center, is a Reiki Master/Teacher since 2000, and an ordained minister since 1998 in addition to life-long studies of religion, spirituality, psychology, and philosophy.
Jon provides private one-on-one and couples sessions as well as facilitating numerous workshops ranging from 2-hour Talk Story workshops to 7-day intensive deep dives into your innermost self to allow you to heal at your deepest levels.
Jon has a way of weaving quantum physics, metaphysics, religion, neuroplasticity, and simple common sense into a blanket of easy-to-understand principles that make it simple to practice complex principles to bring us to the person we are meant to be.
Aloha, from Chelsea and Jon.