How does Ho'oponopono work? Morrnah explains, "We are the sum total of our
experiences, which is to say that we are burdened by our pasts. When we experience stress or fear in our lives, if we would
look carefully, we would find that the cause is actually a memory. It is the emotions which are tied to these memories which
affect us now. The subconscious associates an action or person in the present with something that happened in the past. When
this occurs, emotions are activated and stress is produced."
She continues, "The main purpose of this process is to discover the Divinity
within oneself. The 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."
Every memory of every experience, since the first moment of our creation,
eons ago, is recorded as a thought form which is stored in the etheric realm. This incredible recorder/computer is also known
as the subconscious, unihipili or child aspect within us. The inner child is very real and comprises one part of the Self.
The other aspects are the mother, also known as the uhane or rational mind and the father, the superconscious or Spiritual
aspect. The three comprise the inner family, which, in partnership with The Divine Creator, makes up one's Self I-Dentity.
Every human being in creation, every plant, atom and molecule has these three selves and yet each blueprint is completely
The most important task for people is to find his or her true identity and
place in the Universe. This process allows that understanding to become available.
The purpose of Ho'oponopono is to: 1) Connect with the Divinity within on
a moment-to-moment basis; 2) To ask that movement and all it contains, be cleansed. Only the Divinity can do that. Only the
Divinity can erase or correct memories and thought forms. Since the Divinity created us, only the Divinity knows what is going
on with a person.
In this system, there is no need to analyze, solve, manage or cope with problems.
Since the Divinity created everything, you can just go directly to Him and ask that it be corrected and cleansed.
In the area of problem solving: the world is a reflection of what is happening
inside us. If you are experiencing upset or imbalance, the place to look is inside yourself, not outside at the object you
perceive as causing your problem. Every stress, imbalance or illness can be corrected just by working on yourself. It is important
to mention that this system is fundamentally different from other forms of Ho'oponopono. In traditional methods, everyone
who is involved in a problem needs to be physically present and work it out together. In Morrnah's system everything can be
handled by you and the Divinity. You don't need to go one inch outside yourself for answers or help. There is no one who can
give you any more relevant information than you can get by going within yourself.
Morrnah especially recommends Ho'oponopono for those in the healing profession:
"It is important to clear Karmic patterns with your clients before you start working with them, so that you don't activate
old stuff between you. Perhaps you shouldn't be working with that person at all. Only the Divinity knows. If you work with
a person and it isn't your business, you can take on the person's entire problem and everything associated with it. This can
cause burnout. The Ho'oponopono gives the tools to prevent that from happening."
Morrnah wished for our Western society that everyone would do things to reduce
the stress. "Western people have great difficulty in putting the intellect behind. It is difficult for the Western mind to
get a grasp of a Higher Being because in traditional Western churches, the Higher Beings are not made evident." She continues,
"Western man has gone to the extremes with his intellectualism it divides and keeps people separate. Man then becomes a destroyer
because he manages and copes rather than letting the perpetuating force of the Divinity flow through him for right action."
Morrnah works with her associate, Dr. Stanley Hew Len, who spent several
years as a consulting clinical psychologist at the Hawaii State Hospital. He has had profound results by using this process
with the most dangerous, violently "mentally ill" criminals in Hawaii. Yet he never talks to them, in fact, he never even
sees them. He writes down their name and then just works on himself. He cleanses his judgments, beliefs, attitudes and asks
the Divinity what he can do for the person. As those attachments and memories are cleansed, the patient improves. "The Divinity,"
comments Stan, "says it is time to bring all the children home."