Thank you for coming along with me in reading this article. I am grateful.
I love Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono and dear Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Kahuna Lapa’au, who so
graciously shared it with me in November 1982.

Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD

This article is based on thoughts logged in my 2005 notebook

9 January 2005

Problems can be solved without knowing what the heck is going on! Realizing and appreciating this is sheer relief and joy for me.

Problem solving, part of the purpose for existence, is what Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono is about.
Who am I?
Who’s in charge?

To solve problems, the above two questions must be addressed:

“Know thyself.”

To apprehend the nature of the cosmos begins with the insight of Socrates.

21 January 2005

Who’s in charge?
Most people, including those in the science community, deal with the world as being a physical entity.
Current research in DNA to identify causes and remedies for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes is a prime example of this.

The Law of Cause and Effect

Physical Model
Cause Effect
Faulty DNA Heart Disease
Faulty DNA Cancer
Faulty DNA Diabetes
Physical Physical Problems
Physical Environmental Problems

The Intellect, the Conscious Mind, believes it is the problem solver.
That it controls what happens and what is experienced.

Inn his book User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down To Size, science journalist Tor Norretranders paints a different picture of Consciousness.

He cites research studies, particularly those of Professor Benjamin Libet of the University of California at San Francisco, that show that decisions are made before Consciousness makes them. And that the Intellect is not aware of this, believing that it decides

From the moment of my birth
To the instant of my death
There are patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath・・・
Like a rat in a maze
The path before me lies
And the pattern never alters
Until the rat dies
And the pattern still remains
On the wall where darkness fell
And it’s fitting that it should
For in darkness I must dwell.
Like the color of my skin
Or the day that I grow old
My life is made of patterns
That can scarcely be controlled.

-Paul Simon, Poet

Norretranders also cites research that show that the Intellect is only conscious of between fifteen to twenty bits of information per second out of millions in reaction below its awareness!

If not the Intellect, Consciousness, then who’s in charge?

8 February 2005

Memories replaying dictate what the Subconscious Mind experiences.

The Subconscious Mind experiences vicariously, mimicking, echoing memories replaying. It behaves, sees, feels, and decides exactly as memories dictate. The Conscious Mind too operates, without its awareness, by memories replaying. They dictate what it experiences as research studies show.

The Law of Cause and Effect

Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono
Cause Effect
Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind Physical – Heart Disease
Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind Physical – Cancer
Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind Physical – Diabetes
Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind Physical Problems – The Body
Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind Physical Problems — The World

The body and the world reside in the Subconscious Mind as creations of memories replaying, rarely as Inspirations.

23 February 2005

The Subconscious Mind and Conscious Mind, comprising the Soul, do not generate their own ideas, thoughts, feelings and actions. As noted before, they experience vicariously, through memories replaying and Inspirations.

But men may construe things after their fashion Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.
-William Shakespeare, Playwright

It is essential to realize that the Soul does not generate experiences of its own.

That it sees as memories see;
feels as memories feel;
behaves as memories behave,
and decides as memories decide.

Or, rarely,
it sees, feels, behaves and decides
as Inspiration sees, feels, behaves and decides!

It is crucial in problem solving to realize that the body and the world are not the problems in and of themselves but the effects, the consequences, of memories replaying in the Subconscious Mind! Who’s in charge?

Poor Soul, the Center of my sinful earth,
(Thrall to) these rebel pow’rs that thee array,
Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,
Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?
-Shakespeare, Poet

12 March 2005

“The Void”
is the foundation of Self I-Dentity, of Mind, of the cosmos.
It is the precursor state to the infusion of Inspirations from Divine Intelligence into the Subconscious Mind.

All that scientists know is the cosmos was spawned from nothing, and will return to the nothing from whence it came.
The universe begins and ends with zero.
Charles Seife, ZERO: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Memories replaying displace the Void of Self I-Dentity, precluding the manifestation of Inspirations. To remedy this displacement, to reestablish Self I-Dentity, memories need to be transformed to void through transmutation by Divine Intelligence.

“CLEAN, erase, erase and find your own Shangri-La.
Where? Within yourself.”
-Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Kahuna Lapa’au

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit.
-William Shakespeare, Playwright

22 March 2005

Existence is a gift from Divine Intelligence.
And the gift is given for the sole purpose of reestablishing Self I-Dentity through problem solving.
Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono is an updated version of an ancient Hawaiian problem solving process of repentance, forgiveness and transmutation.

Do not judge, and you will not be judged.
Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Jesus as reported in Luke 6

Ho’oponopono involves the full participation of each of the four members of Self I-Dentity:

● Divine Intelligence
●Super Conscious Mind
●Conscious Mind
●Subconscious Mind

— working together as a unit of one.

Each member has its unique part and function in problem solving memories replaying in the Subconscious Mind.

The Super Conscious Mind is
memory free, unaffected by memories replaying in the Subconscious Mind. It is always one with Divine Intelligence.
However Divine Intelligence moves so moves the Super Conscious Mind.

Self I-Dentity operates by Inspiration and memory.
Only one of them, either memory or Inspiration, can be in command of the Subconscious Mind at any given moment.
The Soul of Self I-Dentity serves only one master at a time, usually memory the thorn instead of Inspiration the rose.


30 April 05

“I am the self consumer of my woes.”
-John Clare, Poet

Void is the common ground, the equalizer, of all Self Identities, both “animate” and “inanimate.”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all Men (all life forms) are created equal…”
-Thomas Jefferson, Author Declaration of Independence

Memories replaying displace the common ground of Self I-Dentity, taking the Soul of Mind away from its natural position of Void and Infinite.
Although memories displace the Void, they cannot destroy it.
How can nothing be destroyed?

“A house divided against its self cannot stand.”
-Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

5 May 2005

For Self I-Dentity to be Self I-Dentity moment to moment requires incessant Ho’oponopono.
Like memories,
incessant Ho’oponopono can never go on vacation.
Incessant Ho’oponopono can never retire.
Incessant Ho’oponopono can never sleep.
Incessant Ho’oponopono can never stop as…

“…in your days of gladness bear in mind the unknown evil (memories replaying) forging on behind!”
-Geoffrey Chaucer

12 May 2005

The Conscious Mind can initiate the Ho`oponopono process to release memories or it can engage them with blame and thinking.

① Conscious Mind initiates the Ho’oponopono problem solving process, a petition to Divine Intelligence to transmute memories to void. It acknowledges that the problem is memories replaying in its Subconscious Mind. And that it is100% responsible for them. The petition moves down from the Conscious Mind into the Subconscious Mind;

② The down flow of the petition into the Subconscious Mind gently stirs memories for transmutation. The petition then moves up to the Super Conscious Mind from the Subconscious Mind, and

③ The Super Conscious Mind reviews the petition, making changes as appropriate. Because it is always in tune with Divine Intelligence, it has the capacity to review and make changes. The petition is then sent up to Divine Intelligence for final review and consideration.

④ After reviewing the petition sent up by the Super Conscious Mind, Divine Intelligence sends transmuting energy down into the Super Conscious Mind;
⑤ Transmuting energy then flows from the Super Conscious Mind down into the Conscious Mind;
⑥ And transmuting energy then flows down from the Conscious Mind into the Subconscious Mind. The transmuting energy first neutralizes designated memories. The neutralized energies are then released into storage, leaving a void.

12 June 2005

Thinking and blame (See Graph 3) are memories replaying.
The Soul can be inspired by Divine Intelligence without knowing what the heck is going on.

The only requirement for Inspiration, Divine creativity,
, is for Self I-Dentity to be Self I-Dentity

To be Self I-Dentity
requires incessant cleansing of memories.

Memories are constant companions of the Subconscious Mind.
They never leave the Subconscious Mind to go on vacation.
They never leave the Subconscious Mind to go into retirement.
Memories never stop their incessant replaying!

The Man of Law’s Tale
O sudden grief that ever art near neighbour
To worldly bliss! Sprinkled with bitterness
The ends of joy in all our earthly labour!
Grief occupies the goal to which we press.
For your own safety think it is no less, and in your days of gladness bear in mind
The unknown evil forging on behind!

Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales

To be done with memories once and for all, they must be cleansed to nothing once and for all.

It was in Iowa in 1971 that I fell head over heels in love for the second time. Dear M, our daughter, was born. As I watched my wife care for M, I fell deeper and deeper in love with both of them. I had two wonderful people to love now.
After completing graduate school in Utah that summer, my wife and I had two choices to make: go home to Hawaii or to continue graduate training in Iowa. As we began life in the Hawkeye State, two hurtles immediately confronted us. First, M never stopped crying when we brought her home from the hospital!
Secondly, the worst winter of the century in Iowa history set in. Each morning for weeks on end I kicked the bottom inside of the front door of our apartment and hammered its edges with my hands to break the entombing ice on the other side.
Around her first year, blood stains showed up on M’s blankets. Only now as I write this sentence, I realize that the constant crying was her reactions to the severe skin problem that was diagnosed later. By age three, blood seeped continuously from cracks in the crooks of M’s elbows and knees. Blood wept from cracks around the joints of her fingers and toes. Thick mantles of hard skin covered the inside of her arms and around her neck.
One day nine years later when M was about twelve, she, her sister and I were driving home. Suddenly I found myself turning the car around without conscious forethought, and headed in the direction of my office in Waikiki.
“Oh, you folks have come to visit me,” Morrnah said quietly as the three of us trooped into her office. As she shuffled papers on her desk, she looked up at M. “Did you want to ask me something?” she said softly. M. stretched out both arms revealing years of pain and grief etched in them up and down like Phoenician scrolls. “OK,” came Morrnah’s reply, and she closed her eyes.
What was Morrnah doing? The creator of Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono was doing Self IDentity through Ho’oponopono. A year later, thirteen years of bleeding, scaring, pain, grief and medications came to an end.

Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono Student

30 June 2005

The purpose of life
is to be Self I-Dentity as Divinity created Self I-Dentity in its exact likeness, Void and Infinite.

All life experiences are expressions of memories replaying and Inspirations. Depression, thinking, blame, poverty, hate, resentment and grief are “…fore bemoan moans,” as Shakespeare noted in one of his Sonnets.

The Conscious Mind has one option: it can start the incessant cleansing process or it can allow memories to incessantly replay problems.

12 December 2005

Consciousness working alone is ignorant of Divine Intelligence’s most precious gift: Self I-Dentity.
As such, it is ignorant of what a problem is.

This ignorance results in ineffectual solving problem.
Poor soul is left to incessant, needless grief for its entire existence. How sad.

The Conscious Mind needs to be awakened to the gift of Self I-Dentity, “…wealth beyond all understanding.”

Self I-Dentity is indestructible and eternal as is its Creator, Divine Intelligence.

The consequence of ignorance is the false reality of senseless and relentless poverty, disease, and war and death generation after generation.

24 December 2005

The physical is the expression of memories and Inspirations taking place in the Soul of Self I-Dentity.
Change the state of Self I-Dentity and the state of the physical world changes.

Who’s in charge…
inspirations or memories replaying?
The choice is in the hands of the Conscious Mind.

7 February 2006 (A Leap into 2006)

Here are four (4) Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono problem solving processes that can be applied to reestablish Self I-Dentity through voiding memories replaying problems in the Subconscious Mind:

1.”I love you.”

When your Soul experiences memories replaying problems, say to them mentally or silently: “I love you dear memories.

. I am grateful for the opportunity to free all of you and me.” “I love you” can be repeated quietly again and again.

Memories never go on vacation or retire unless you retire them. “I love you” can be used even if you are not conscious of problems.

For example, it can be applied before engaging in any activity such as making or answering a telephone call or before getting into your car to go somewhere.

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.

Jesus as reported by Luke: 6

2. ”Thank you.”

This process can be used with or in place of “I love you.” As with “I love you,” it can be repeated mentally again and again.

3. Blue Solar Water

Drinking lots of water is a wonderful problem solving practice,
particularly if it is blue solar water.

  • Get a blue glass container with a non-metallic cover
  • Pour tap water into the container
  • Place the blue glass container either in the Sun or under an incandescent lamp (not a florescent lamp) for at least an hour

After the water is solarized, it can be used in several ways. Drink it. Cook with it. As a rinse after a bath or shower. Fruits and vegetables love being washed in blue solar water! As with “I love you” and “Thank you” processes, blue solar water voids memories replaying problems in the Subconscious Mind. So, drink away!

4. Strawberries and blueberries

These fruits void memories. They can be eaten fresh or dried. They can be consumed as jams, jellies and even syrup on ice cream!

27 December 2005 (A Leap Back Into 2005)

I got the idea a few months back of a talking glossary of the essential “characters” in Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono.

You can get acquainted with each of them at your leisure.

1.Self I-Dentity:

I am Self I-Dentity. I am composed of four elements: Divine Intelligence, Super Conscious Mind, Conscious Mind and Subconscious Mind.
My foundation, Void and Infinite, is an exact replication of Divine Intelligence.

2.Divine Intelligence:

I am Divine Intelligence.
I am the Infinite.
I create Self Identities and Inspirations.
I transmute memories to void.

3.Super Conscious Mind:

I am Super Conscious Mind.
I oversee the Conscious and Subconscious Minds.
I review and make appropriate changes in the Ho’oponopono petition to Divine Intelligence initiated by the Conscious Mind.
I am unaffected by memories replaying in the Subconscious Mind.
I am always one with Divine Creator.

4.Conscious Mind:

I am Conscious Mind.
I have the gift of choice.
I can allow incessant memories to dictate experience for the Subconscious Mind and me or I can initiate the release of them through incessant Ho’oponopono.
I can petition for directions from Divine Intelligence.

5.Subconscious Mind:

I am Subconscious Mind.
I am the storehouse for all of the accumulated memories from the beginning of creation.
I am the place where experiences are experienced as memories replaying or as Inspirations.
I am the place where the body and the world reside as memories replaying and as Inspirations.
I am the place where problems live as memories reacting.


I am Void.
I am the foundation of Self I-Dentity and the Cosmos.
I am where Inspirations spring forth from Divine Intelligence, the Infinite.
Memories replaying in the Subconscious Mind displace me but not destroy me, precluding the inflow of Inspirations from Divine Intelligence.


I am Infinite, Divine Intelligence.
Inspirations flow like fragile roses from me into the Void of Self IDentity, easily displaced by the thorns of memories.


I am Inspiration.
I am a creation of the Infinite, of Divine Intelligence.
I manifest from the Void into the Subconscious Mind.
I am experienced as a brand new occurrence.


I am memory.
I am a record in the Subconscious Mind of a past experience.
When triggered, I replay past experiences.


I am problem.
I am a memory replaying a past experience again in the Subconscious Mind.


I am experience.
I am the effect of memories replaying or Inspirations in the Subconscious Mind.

12.Operating System:

I am the Operating System.
I operate Self I-Dentity with Void, Inspiration and Memory.


I am Ho’oponopono.
I am an ancient Hawaiian problem solving process updated for today’s use by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Kahuna Lapa’au, recognized as a Living Treasure of Hawaii in 1983.
I am composed of three elements: repentance, forgiveness and transmutation.
I am a petition initiated by the Conscious Mind to Divine Intelligence to void memories to re- establish Self I-Dentity.
I begin in the Conscious Mind.


I am repentance.
I am the beginning of the Ho’oponopono process initiated by the Conscious Mind as a petition to Divine Intelligence to transmute memories to void.
With me, the Conscious Mind acknowledges its responsibility for the memories replaying problems in its Subconscious Mind, having created, accepted and accumulated them.


I am Forgiveness.
Along with Repentance, I am a petition from the Conscious Mind to Divine Creator to transform memories in the Subconscious Mind to void.
Not only is the Conscious Mind sorrowful, it is also asking Divine Intelligence for forgiveness.


I am Transmutation.
Divine Intelligence uses me to neutralize and free memories to Void in the Subconscious Mind.
Only Divine Intelligence can use this.


I am Wealth.
I am Self I-Dentity.


I am Poverty.
I am memories replaying.
I displace Self I-Dentity, precluding the infusion of Inspirations from Divine Intelligence into the Subconscious Mind!

Before bringing this visit with you to an end, I would like to mention that reading this article satisfies the prerequisite for attending the Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono weekend class, if you are considering doing so.

I wish you Peace beyond all understanding.

O Ka Maluhia no me oe.

Peace be with you,

Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D.


Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D. heir to SITH Ho’oponopono and a leader in its spread throughout the world. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1962, then the University of Utah, and received his doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1973, where he was Dean of Education and Director of Special Education. He later became President of the Medical College and Assistant Professor of Education, then Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii in 1974, and Executive Director of the Hawaii Association for the Mentally Handicapped in 1976, where he worked on rehabilitation of offenders and support programs for the physically handicapped. He was a frequent speaker at the United Nations, UNESCO, and World Peace Conferences, etc. He passed away on January 15, 2022 at the age of 82. He published many books (click here for the list of publications). Click here to read an interview with Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D.ulen.

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