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Identity of the self by the Ho’oponopono


I recently received a wonderful note from a friend congratulating me for my 24th wedding anniversary and evoking her experience of Self Identity by Ho’oponopono, this traditional Hawaiian problem-solving art. She wrote, what has come to my mind lately is how we CHANGE over the years from the day we commit ourselves – physically mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Do the newlyweds have any idea? Personally I did not know. “She went on to tell me how much the method had been practical in her case and how grateful she was.

I was struck by his description of Ho’oponopono as a practical method. Hawaiians think our goal here is to let go and let LOVE solve our problems. We have the opportunity in every situation to accept responsibility for problems and to erase ourselves. Let’s imagine we are going through each day, ready to see every problem as an opportunity, as a chance to let go, let change happen and see where inspiration leads us.

I laughed into myself as I remembered her words, thinking of my husband and the point where life led me. I had no idea. And it seems so true that we have no idea what changes will happen in us, in our relationships, our families, our work and in the world. Hawaiians consider it not our role to know how things should unfold, it is the role of LOVE, God, the Divine, the Creator, the Goddess, whatever the name you use it for that. As they like to say, we are here only to improve ourselves.

The Identity of Self by the Ho’oponopono considers each problem not as an ordeal but as an opportunity. The problems are just memories of the past that appear to give us a new chance to see with the eyes of Love and act by inspiration. Thanks to a series of problem-solving tools, the Ho’oponopono allows everyone to assume 100% responsibility for the problem, to let go and to act by inspiration. One of the wonderful aspects of the process is that it takes only one person to apply it.

My husband and I come from a large family and we often do large family gatherings. I find it interesting to see how, over the years, these meetings have changed since I started using this method. Five years ago there always seemed to be some nervous or irritated about something, whether it was expressed or not. I often wished when this happened that they leave or they stop. With the method, I began to assume responsibility for my thoughts, for everything that happened in those meetings and for all the things I imagined would happen. For Hawaiians to be responsible means to clean each of these aspects.

Cleaning is done completely indoors. To be responsible does not consist in blaming oneself or in considering that one is at fault. It is just a willingness to recognize and respond to the memory that is emerging. In all the tools in the series of more than 60 cleaning tools available are implicitly contained the problem handling and affirmation: “I’m sorry, please forgive me.” We say “I’m sorry, please forgive me” problems. Often these have been present for generations. They resurface to give us another chance to let them go. When we say “I am sorry, forgive me”, LOVE erases memories, so that perfection may appear. We can not erase problems, only LOVE can do it. Have you ever noticed the number of times you have responded to a problem by ignorance, hope, blame, and anger without cries, ignorance or blame. It is not our role to eliminate problems: only the Divine can do it. And if a person wants to take responsibility for a problem, then inspiration can happen for everyone. is not our role to make the problems disappear: only the Divine can do it. And if a person wants to take responsibility for a problem, then inspiration can happen for everyone. is not our role to make the problems disappear: only the Divine can do it. And if a person wants to take responsibility for a problem, then inspiration can happen for everyone.

I noticed that our family reunions have changed over the years. People are more joyful, the small disappointments disappear more quickly and especially for me, I am less nervous and I look forward to seeing people leave. I notice that our children and members of our extended family laugh more, that everyone seems less stressed or worried about details and that we all seem to agree more easily. Have the others changed? Was it I who changed? Who knows? And with the Ho’oponopono process I do not even need to know. I just notice that I see my family more often with the eyes of LOVE. The members of my family have no problem … The only thing was that I could not see them as they are.

Unfortunately when a problem arises we often start thinking. We react, we reflect, we face, we react and we reflect a little more. Beyond our small problem has grown and this is chaos. Hawaiians see reflection as a repetition of memories that replay the past. We can do nothing about it. We are only where we are. The memories emerge to give us a new chance to be truly ourselves. So with every problem, we have a chance to take our responsibilities, stop thinking and start cleaning. We can ask the question “What in me has caused what is happening?” We do not need to try to find out. However,

Often, when a problem occurs and a memory is being represented, we do not realize it. And the present memory is not what we are. For Hawaiians, what we are is a very important question. We are perfect, made in the image and likeness of God, wholesome, complete and timeless. And memories are not who we are. Have you ever experienced having someone who reminds you who you really are and realize that it has nothing to do with your current behavior?

I have 15-year-old twins and they are very gifted to remind me who I am. Not long ago, when I answered irritably to one of them, he looked at me and said very gently, “Mom I do not know who is talking at the moment because it does not resemble you “. I realized that a memory was coming up and I apologized and thanked him. He had felt that the grumbling person was by no means his mother and had received the inspiration to take responsibility for expressing it.

My husband Kurt also knows very well who I am. Sometimes when we are trying to make a decision about something and there seems to be a misunderstanding, he whispers in my ear very softly: “Have you forgotten that we are on the same side? ” The only thing I can do then is smile and drop.

He reminds me that the part that argues in me is not really me. The Hawaiian Method of Self Identity by the Ho’oponopono reminds me of who I am, complete, complete, perfect, in the image and likeness of Love.

One of my favorite cleaning tools is “I Love You”. As in all the cleaning tools transmitted as part of the Ho’oponopono process, the responsibility of the problem is contained, saying “I am sorry, please forgive me” and leave Love transmute the problem. All we have to do is have the thought “I love you”. I can use this tool whenever a problem arises. I do not even need to feel: “I love you”. In fact I find it very effective when someone really irritates me. I just need to think “I love you” and Love will naturally erase the memory concerned so that what is suitable can flow naturally.

It is sometimes necessary to use the tool several times or for several days, or even for an unlimited period because there may be several stacked memories to be erased. We are full of memories of hate, death, agony, illness and these memories can be in our family, our ancestors or ourselves. We have the possibility of being released. Can you imagine what our children will look like when memories cease to be transmitted to them and they can live by inspiration? What would happen if we were able to let every problem emerge and live in the current? How would it be if we did not have to predict what must happen next, if the people we hope to see or meet call us all of a sudden and all the problems resolve without our having to do anything. Ho’oponopono’s Self Identity is a practical and very simple problem-solving method that gives us this opportunity. We are lucky to be able to be our Divine self moment by moment and to be in Peace. To experience Peace beyond comprehension.

Beyond the traditional means, Ho’oponopono


“We can appeal to the Divinity who knows our personal pattern, to heal all the thoughts and memories that prevent us from advancing,” Morrnah Simeona confides in a soft voice. “It is a question of going beyond the traditional means of access to the knowledge of ourselves”.

The process Morrnah is talking about is based on an ancient Hawaiian method of stress reduction (letting go) and problem solving called Ho’oponopono. The word Ho’oponopono means to make right, to rectify an error. Morrnah is a Kahuna Lapa’au from Hawaii. Kahuna means “guardian of the secret” and Lapa’au means “specialist healer”. She was chosen to be Kahuna when she was still a child and received the gift of healing at the age of three. She is the daughter of a member of the court of Queen Liliuokalani, the last ruler of the Hawaiian Islands.

The process that is being transmitted is the adaptation to the modern world of an ancient spiritual ritual of purification. It has proved so effective that Morrnah has been invited to teach at the United Nations, the World Health Organization and many institutions around the world.

How does Ho’oponopono work? Morrnah explains: “We are the sum of all our experiences, which means that we are congested by our past. When we experience stress or fear in our lives, watching closely, we might realize the subconscious associates an action or a person in the present with something that has happened in the past.When this happens, emotions are activated and stress occurs. ”

She continues, “The main purpose of this process and to discover the Divinity within us. Ho’oponopono is a very profound tool that allows everyone to develop a cooperative relationship with the Godhead within himself and to learn to ask that each the errors in thoughts, words, facts and actions are cleansed. “The process is essentially about freedom, the total liberation of the past.”

The memory of all experiences, from the first moment of our creation, from time immemorial, is recorded in a thought-form and stored on the etheric plane. This incredible computer / recorder is also known as the subconscious, Unihipili, or childlike aspect within each of us. The inner child is quite real and represents a part of the Self. The other aspects are the Mother, also identified by the name of Uhane or rational mind, and the Father, superconscious or Spiritual aspect. They all form the inner family, which in collaboration with the Divine Creator constitutes the identity of Self. Every human being in creation, every plant, every atom and every molecule possesses these three aspects, but the pattern of each is totally different.

The most important task for everyone is to find his true identity and his true place in the Universe. The method provides access to this understanding.

The purpose of the Ho’oponopono is to: 1) Stay connected with the Inner Deity moment by moment 2) Ask for each memory and its contents to be purified. Only the Divinity can do it. Only the Divinity can erase or correct memories and thought forms. Since it created us, the Divinity alone knows what is happening inside us.

In this system, there is no need to analyze, solve or deal with problems. Since the Divine created us, it is enough to turn directly to Him and to ask him to correct and to clean what must be.

In the field of problem solving: the world is a reflection of what is happening inside of us. If you experience irritation or imbalance, it is within yourself that you must turn and not outside, to what seems to cause the problem. Any stress, imbalance or illness can be corrected by working only on yourself. It is important to note that this system is completely different from other forms of Ho’oponopono: In the traditional method all those involved in the problem must be physically present to solve it together. In the method of Morrnah, everything can be managed by you and the Divinity. You do not have to move one centimeter away from yourself to get the help or answers you need.

Morrnah particularly recommends Ho’oponopono to those who work in the care and healing trades: “It is important to clean up karmic ties with your clients before you start working with them, so you will not reactivate old things between you. Maybe you do not have to work at all with somebody, only the Godhead knows it.If you work with someone you should not have, you can take on your whole problem and everything associated with it. Ho’oponopono offers tools to prevent this from happening. ” Morrnah wished that in Western society, each of us could contribute to the reduction of stress. “Westerners have the greatest difficulty in keeping the intellect apart. It is very difficult for a Western mind to accede to the Higher Being because in Western churches the mode of access to the Higher Beings is not really revealed. “She continues:” The Western man went very far with his intellect, it divides and keeps people separated. Thus man becomes destructive because he manipulates and controls rather than letting the creative force of the Divine flow through him, inspiring him with righteous action. ”

Morrnah works with his associate Doctor Stanley Hew Len * who spent several years as a clinical psychologist at the Hawaii Regional Hospital. He has achieved impressive results using this method with Hawaii’s most dangerous and violent psychopathic criminals. However, he did not speak to them, he did not ask to examine them. He was content to write their names and work on himself. He cleansed his judgments, beliefs, attitudes and asked the Divinity what he could do for that person. As these ties and memories were cleaned, patients healed. “Divinity,” says Stan, “says it’s time to bring all the kids home.”

Did a Kahuna liturgy create these changes?


I am there with my notebook and my pen, and here is Morrnah Simeona, with a grandmother’s look, in white knit and skirt of gray flannel, the daughter of one of the members of the court of Queen Liliuokalani, who was the last sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.

Morrnah who returns from a conference at the University of Hawaii is in Philadelphia for a work seminar described as “Hawaiian Metaphysics.” She is then expected in Baltimore for a conference at Johns Hopkins University.

What exactly does she do — not as a speaker, but as Kahuna? Well, despite her English as fluid as that of a radio announcer, I find it very difficult to grasp what she tells me. For the most part, it seems to be summarized as follows.

“We tend to be haunted by our old fears, emotions, ideas and reactions, which not only contributes to the present psychological distress, but also to physical illnesses, since most diseases can be attributed to the pressures we create “. The role of a Kahuna is to help us flush out and erase the rubbish that pollutes our lives – in much the same way that we seek and erase unnecessary information in a computer.

For the moment, it does not sound too unreasonable, is it? Apparently what happens, if something really happens, is that we feel much better after a session with our Kahuna, since we expect to feel better. This is the old placebo effect, a subject on which Dr. Herbert Benson, a cardiologist at Harvard, has written extensively and is beginning to attract some respect in the medical community.

Morrnah had never heard of the placebo effect but after listening to my explanations, she replied that this is not the case to the extent that some of the people she had to do did not have high expectations. For some of them, it was just one more step in their never-ending quest for happiness and fulfillment.

The strangest thing, says Morrnah, is that this quest is inevitably abandoned after our encounters … because their problems disappear. In addition, she can help people she has never met – working through those who come to see her.

The only thing necessary, she says, is to appeal to the divine creator of our choice “through the divinity present in each person … which is truly an extension of the divine creator.”

The liturgy says:
“Divine creator, father, mother, son, indivisible … if I, my family, my parents and ancestors, have offended you, your family, your parents and ancestors, words, facts and actions from the beginning of our creation to this day, we ask for forgiveness … Clean, purify, detach, release and cut all negative memories, blockages, unwanted energies and vibrations and transmute these unwanted energies into pure light … And it’s done! “.

This invocation is called Ho’oponopono, it is compatible with all religions, says Morrnah, because “in all beliefs there is always a part of the liturgy where we ask forgiveness from those we have offended … But we are more far away: to families, parents and ancestors, because it is possible that the problem may spring from a grandfather who would have cut off someone’s head in another century. ” What we eliminate is transformed into “pure light”, she says, because otherwise, “we would pollute the atmosphere with all this waste rejected.” But in the form of pure light, there is no possible contamination “.

Morrnah says: “the computer automatically erases” the waste that has been kept since … who knows how long?

What is formidable with this system, she says, is that “it is simple, practical and infallible, that everyone can apply it, from the youngest to the oldest. that it’s so simple, but it’s really infallible – would not I have a problem myself that I’d like it to work on?

I wonder how I will succeed in writing something from this interview? People may think I’m a bit disturbed – and I can not blame them. Okay, Morrnah, I’m willing to go through with the experience. Things are not going very well with my eldest son since my divorce, and things have gone bad with my old wife. What do you think, Morrnah?

“Divine creator, father, mother, indivisible son … if I, my family, my parents and my ancestors have offended you.”

Shortly after, the interview ended, and all this episode came out of my mind. I then flew to North Carolina where lawyers were waiting for me to settle the final details of my divorce.

Jay is 22 years old. Last winter, when I had seen him again for the first time after three years, he had remained distant and told me that he could never look at me as a father, that maybe we could be friends … but not very close because that we did not have much in common.

The other night we had finished dinner at a restaurant, he and I with my youngest son, Grant. After Grant left us to go to his campus housing, Jay and I got into my rental car and we started to leave the parking lot. At that point, Jay lowered the volume of the radio and told me that his feelings about me had changed.

He said, “I know you love me,” and “I really need it. I want you to know how much I respect you and how much I admire the person you have become.”

The next day I met my ex-wife and after the lawyers left, she told me that she no longer felt any bitterness, that everything that had happened had probably happened for the better and that it had given us both a opportunity to grow.

I was immediately struck by the radical change of position that these two conversations reflected. It was really strange that they could have taken place within 24 hours.

It was not until I came back to Philadelphia, as I was rummaging through my work books that I came across the notes about my interview with Morrnah Simeona, the Kahuna.

Morrnah, would not you … have you?