I am the “I”
“I” come forth from the void into light,
Pua mai au mai ka po iloko o ka malamalama,
“I” am the breath that nurtures life,
Owau no ka ha, ka mauli ola,
“I” am that emptiness, that hollowness beyond all consciousness,
Owau no ka poho, ke ka’ele mawaho a’e o no ike apau.
The “I”, the Id, the All.
Ka I, Ke Kino Iho, na Mea Apau.
“I” draw my bow of rainbows across the waters,
Ka a’e au i ku’u pi’o o na anuenue mawaho a’e o na kai a pau,
The continuum of minds with matters.
Ka ho’omaumau o na mana’o ame na mea a pau.
“I” am the incoming and outgoing of breath,
Owau no ka “Ho”, a me ka “Ha”
The invisible, untouchable breeze,
He huna ka makani nahenahe,
The undefinable atom of creation.
Ka “Hua” huna o Kumulipo.
“I” am the “I”.
Owau no ka “I”.
Above is the opening prayer of Ho ‘oponopono. What is this “Ho ‘oponopono” and why am I so gaga about it on my website. Well for start read the following explanation. Then you may also wish to follow the posts on the blog and read more.
Self I-dentity through Ho’oponopono® (SITH®) is an updated Hawaiian problem solving process to release memories that are experienced as problems. SITH was developed by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a Hawaiian Kahuna Lapa’au. She was recognized by the State of Hawaii as a Living Treasure in 1983.
When we are willing to take 100% responsibility and let go, what is right and perfect unfolds.
The updated Ho’oponopono® process provides “a step by step approach to achieving Peace, Balance and a new meaning of life through an understanding of one’s Self-I-dentity.”
Ho?oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Similar forgiveness practices were performed on islands throughout the South Pacific, including Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand. Traditionally ho?oponopono is practiced by healing priests or kahuna lapa?au among family members of a person who is physically ill. Modern versions are performed within the family by a family elder, or by the individual alone.
“Ho?oponopono” is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as “mental cleansing: family conferences in which relationships were set right through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.” Literally, ho?o is the equivalent to the English “to”. It creates a verb from the noun pono, which is defined as
“goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order, accurate, correct, eased, relieved; should, ought, must, necessary.”
Ponopono is defined as “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat.”
After Simeona’s passing in 1992, her former student and administrator Stanley Hew Len, co-authored a book claiming to teach Simeona’s ho?oponopono. Len makes no claim to be a kahuna. Contrary to Simeona’s teachings, the book says that the main objective of ho?oponopono is getting to “the state of Zero, where we would have zero limits. No memories. No identity.” To reach this state, called ‘Self-I-Dentity’, one has to repeat constantly the mantra, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.” It is based on the principle of 100% responsibility, taking responsibility for everyone’s actions, not only for one’s own. If one would take complete responsibility for one’s life, then everything one sees, hears, tastes, touches, or in any way experiences would be one’s responsibility because it is in one’s life. The problem would not be with our external reality, it would be with ourselves. To change our reality, we would have to change ourselves. Total Responsibility according Hew Len advocates that everything exists as a projection from inside the human being. As such, it is a modified version of the philosophy of solipsism.
Today Dr. Hew Len is the leading teacher of this art and continues doing so at his age.