I have only met Ihaleakala a handful of times.
However, the fact that I am here on this earth today would not have been possible without his presence.
So, instead of sharing my personal memories of Ihaleakala, I would like to share how Ho’oponopono, as taught by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, has changed my life.

I first heard about Ho’oponopono in June 2009 after listening to a podcast by Ihaleakala.
At the time, I was mentally unstable to the point of having a panic attack just going to the mailbox to pick up my mail. I was financially strapped and had trouble breathing every time a bill came in the mail.

A few hours after listening to the podcast, I signed up to ask a question that was advertised on the podcast. I wanted to ask Ihaleakala a question about a problem I was facing at the time.

The next day I was able to participate from Germany in a podcast that was being recorded in the US.

I talked about “panic attacks triggered by simply opening a mailbox.
Ihaleakala said to me, 
“You need to do cleaning all the time, not just when you are having a panic attack.

I didn’t really understand what that meant at the time.
But I realized then, somehow, that I had been desperately clinging to that thought, wishing to be free of this suffering.

Three months later, in September, I attended a class near Munich.
It was within driving distance of my home. I was financially strapped, so if the class had been held elsewhere, it would not have been possible to attend the class. I was strangely convinced by what Ihaleakala said that nothing is a coincidence. 

My first class with Ihaleakala was like visiting a different galaxy.
In response to a participant’s serious question, he replied, “Now is not the time to talk, it’s time to clean.
Now I understand the reason for that statement, but at the time I felt the answer was disrespectful to the participants. But at the same time with that feeling, I wondered what the heck was going on here, and I intuitively felt that something was happening, even though I didn’t know.

And when I reflected on myself, as Ihaleakala said throughout the class that every experience is one’s own responsibility, I realized that Ihaleakala was not being rude to the other person.
The trigger that made me feel rude was something that happened in the class, but I realized that the thought was originally within me.
That realization was my first step in Ho’oponopono. When I truly realized that the cause of what happened was within me, I felt life return to my being.

That was the beginning of my cleaning. I am still grateful for that.
From there, I learned that I was being guided by a force beyond human knowledge, and from there I was able to clean when I faced difficulties, whereas before I had thought I was a helpless little being who would drown in the ocean.

Economic hardship led me to Ho’oponopono, which became my reset button.
Otherwise, I would never have come to my essence of what Ihaleakala calls “purity.

It took a lot of cleaning. And it is that cleaning that allows me to live my life today, where I can still clean every memory through life, and where I can choose to clean whatever happens to me.

I am truly grateful for this opportunity.
Every day, every moment, this gratitude never ceases.

Irene Schwonek アイリーン・シュウォネック 2009年に初めてホ・オポノポノのクラスに参加し、現在はドイツでクラスを教えている。 ミュニックの民放テレビ局の子供チャンネルにて長年プロデューサーを務め、同時に作家、ロミロミセラピストとしても活動している。 アイリーン・シュウォネックのインタビュー記事はこちらからご覧ください。

Other articles in memory of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

January 15, 2022:In Memory of Dr. Hew Len

January 21, 2022:INTO DIVINITY

January 15, 2023:Who is 100% responsible for the problems<On the one-year anniversary of the passing of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len>

January 17, 2023:Vol. 1 : Mary Koehler (Part 1)

January 24, 2023:Vol. 1 : Mary Koehler (Part 2)

January 31, 2023:Vol. 1 : Mary Koehler (Part 3)

February 7, 2023:Vol. 2 : Marvin Kala’iki Grino

February 14, 2023:Vol. 3 : WAI’ALE’A CRAVEN x

February 21, 2023:Vol. 4 : Betty Pua Taira

February 28, 2023:Vol. 5:Gulya Kekaulike Polikoff

March 7, 2023:Vol. 6:Nello Ceccon

March 14, 2023:Vol. 7:Jean-Pierre Deluca

March 28, 2023:Vol. 8:Deborah Haleiwa Mangis

April 11, 2023:Vol. 9:Momilani Ramstrum

April 18, 2023:Vol. 10:Patricia Leolani Hill

April 25, 2023:Vol. 11:Irene Schwonek

May 9, 2023:Vol. 12:Mahayana I. Dugast

Dr. Hew Len Interview

Dr. Hew Len Movie

Personal Experience