What is Ho'oponopono?
Ho’oponopono Frequently Asked Questions
Below, are some frequently asked questions. I deal with many of these topics in my books and seminars.
What is Ho’oponopono?
Ho’oponopono is a very ancient Hawaiian art of problem solving. Ho’oponopono is a very ancient Hawaiian art of problem solving. The original Hawaiians, the first people who lived in Hawaii, used to practice it. Morrnah Simeona (Ihaleakalá’s teacher) brought these teachings to us and updated them for modern times.
Who was Morrnah Simeona?
“Clean, erase, erase and find your own PEACE. Where? Within yourself”.
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona (May 19, 1913 – February 11, 1992) was the creator of Self-I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono. She founded Pacifica Seminars in the 1970s. She was recognized as a Kahuna Iapa’au (healer) in Hawaii and honored by the State of Hawaii as a Living Treasure in 1983.
“The main purpose of this process is to discover the Divinity within oneself. Ho’oponopono is a profound gift which allows one to develop a working relationship with the Divinity within and learn to ask that in each moment, our errors in thought, word, deed or action be cleansed. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past”, Morrnah said.
Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono uses techniques to create a working partnership among the three parts of the mind or self: subconscious, conscious and superconscious. This allows us to reclaim our personal inner connection with love, our Divine Source, resulting in peace, harmony and freedom.
Morrnah left her updated version of this ancient Hawaiian philosophy of problem solving to mankind as a gift to be shared and practiced.
Before that version, the way to practice Ho’oponopono was with the whole family present. Nobody could be absent. There was a moderator and each member had the chance to ask forgiveness from the others. Nowadays families don’t live close or together as they once did. To reunite the whole family and put them all in a room at the same time would not be simple.
Which is your relationship with Dr. Ihaleakalá Hew Len?
Dr. Ihaleakalá is my Ho’oponopono teacher. He worked, traveled and presented with Morrnah for years. He also updated the Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono in order to make it even easier and more applicable to modern times. The new process became individualized so that it could be practiced alone. However, it still works very effectively in all our family line. What is erased from us is also erased from our families, relatives and ancestors. 90% of our problems come from our ancestors!
Ihaleakalá once told me: “If I had told you ten years ago that there was nobody out there, you would have run away as fast as you could”. Now we are ready to entertain the idea that it is just our thoughts (memories) of our family. There is really nobody “out there”; everything is inside of us and our memories. I remember one afternoon Ihaleakalá returned from walking with tears in his eyes and told me: “I have just realized that all God is asking from us, is to take good care of ourselves and to say “I’m sorry” as if we were little children. That is it”.
How did you start teaching Ho’oponopono
I took my first seminar with Ihaleakalá in July 1997 in Omaha, Nebraska; that was when I invited him to come to Los Angeles and realized I had found The Easiest Way I had been looking for.
Throughout the twelve years I lived with Ihaleakalá, I traveled with him to Amsterdam, Brussels, France, England, Argentina and many places in the United States. He shared with me all the cleaning tools that would come to him during consultations, training meditations and long walks in Woodland Hills, a suburb in Los Angeles.
Between 2000 and 2001 I felt in my heart that I could teach Ho’oponopono. I asked the Foundation of I, Inc. (Freedom of the Cosmos) and they decided to meditate on it –since the secrets of Ho’oponopono are not rational, but “acquired” by those who live with them- until finally they gave me their blessing. That was when I started teaching it. I taught Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono (SITH) on behalf of the Foundation for many years, until in 2004 I asked permission to create my own Ho’oponopono seminars using the material of the Foundation. That was how I got the permission.
In November 2008, after many years of having a double career, I decided to leave my very stable career as a tax accountant in Los Angeles, not because I had savings or was debt free, on the contrary. But, as always, every time I did illogical things, made non-sense decisions, but trusted, I got the most amazing results. Now I am debt free and travel the world teaching Ho’oponopono in a very practical and down to earth way. The SECRET of Ho’oponopono is applied to the change of paradigms we live in this moment.
Can I teach Ho’oponopono to other people after taking the seminar?
Dr. Ihaleakalá Hew Len says: “The material of Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono is spiritual. Using this material implies huge preparation and cleaning. Using copyright material without authorization from the Foundation as a springboard brings very negative consequences. On the other hand, for those who use it for themselves, the benefits are enormous. The decision is yours”.
Personally, before I started teaching Ho’oponopono I probably took the seminar about 200 times, at least. That is why I am surprised when people think that because they took it once, they already know it well and can teach it. That shows and confirms how limited our intellect can be. Besides, Ho’oponopono is not only taught through words. For example, the room has to be prepared in a very special way and we need to have the blessing of the Universe (the permission to transmit) so that it can help us clean (that is why the miracles happen many times during and after the seminar and even to people who take them in absence for the benefit of being there and receiving those blessings). Also, we need to know how to clean automatically in order to come from inspiration; otherwise we could even harm people by giving the wrong information, because we don’t know what is correct and perfect for them. The intellect listens in a very limited way and then makes its own interpretations. Many times it doesn’t even listen because it is very busy thinking and giving its opinion, then when they transmit it is like the game of the broken telephone, when it gets to people, the information has been changed!!
To make it clearer, one of the most important things we learn in the Ho’oponopono seminar is that we are the ones that have to do it. We learn that we can change it; that what is erased from us is erased from everyone and that when we change, everything and everybody changes as well; if we want to help, we have to do the job ourselves!; there is nobody out there. So, who are you going to teach? There you realize that they did not understand it. Not to mention the ones who think they have learnt everything through the Internet and believe they know.