Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

In Hawaii, on the Big Island just south of Kona is the City of Refuge, known as Puuhonua O Honaunau.

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

In ancient times, Puuhonua O Honaunau was the place where those who had broken laws could go to be forgiven and to avoid death.

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

Today, it’s a place where people go to ponder what needs to be released in their lives.

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

Seeking Forgiveness At Puuhonua O Honaunau

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

While it used to be the place that people went for a second chance at life, I think when we ask for forgiveness from others and truly forgive others and ourselves, we give ourselves a second chance at life, too.

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

Also, this sacred site is a wonderful spot to practice the Hawaiian ritual of Ho’oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian practice of  forgiveness 

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

Ho’oponopono uses the steps of repentance, forgiveness, gratitude, and love to put things in right order with another.

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

I’m sorry

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

Please forgive me

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

Thank you

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

I love you

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

This is a beautiful practice to do to remind yourself that there is nothing as powerful as love.

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

Puuhonua O Honaunau is one of the places you absolutely must visit on the Big Island. The feeling of mana, or spirit, is very powerful here. And if you come and are fully present, you will feel it, and leave forever changed.

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

For me, a surreal thing happened right at sunset. The entire sky turned dark, momentarily blocking all light. Suddenly, the light peered through. And I was reminded that the light will always win. Light doesn’t have to fight the darkness. Because light turns the darkness into light just by illuminating it. We are that light.

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

 Address:1871 Trail, Captain Cook, HI 96704

Hours:7:30AM–6:15PM

Phone: (808) 328-2326

Puuhonua O Honaunau-Be Forgiven At The City Of Refuge On The Big Island

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