The power of Prayer-Intention using Morrnah Simeona’s prayer…

April 1, 2013

morrnah simeona

Morrnah Simeona

The power of Prayer-Intention using Morrnah Simeona’s Ho’oponopono prayer…

Intention is a really important aspect of how you live your life.

If you do not set an intention, then you will be much less likely to live life the way you wish it to be… this is the Hawaiian principle of IKE, that energy flows where attention goes.

When Alice met the Cheshire Cat she asked it which path she should take. The cat asked her where she was headed. ‘I don’t know’ she replied. ‘Well in that case any road will take you there’ said the wise cat! Or as the Hawaiians might say ‘the unaimed arrow never misses’!

So if you want your life to be more of what you like and less of what you don’t it is important to consciously choose how you wish your life to be, firmly set the intention and then take a step in that direction, whilst allowing spirit to choose for you the ‘ how’ of reaching that place…

So if you wish to heal or clear an old hurt, or a bad feeling or situation, first of all pray for help and ask that it be cleared… …and if you wish to use Dr Hew Len’s 4 statements ho’oponopono clearing method, be sure to say this prayer before you begin, setting your intention and letting the universe help you…

Prayer from Morrnah Simeona, Kahuna La’au Lapa’au

“Divine Creator, Father, Mother, Child as one:

Oh my child…   will you forgive me for all my errors, in thoughts, words, deeds and actions I have accumulated and subjected you to over eons of time?

As your Mother today, I forgive you for all your fears, resentments, insecurities, guilts and frustrations.

Come and hold my hand, and reverently, ask the Father, our Aumakua, to join us and hold our hands. As a unit of two, please ask the Father to join us and make the three of us a unit of one.

Let love flow from me to you and from us to the FATHER. Let the DIVINE CREATOR embrace us in the DIVINE CIRCLE of love.”

Remember you are saying this prayer to your inner self, as indeed you say the 4 statements to your inner self…

and then, focusing on that within yourself that as the ‘problem or issue or pilikia’ to be resolved

repeat the 4 statements in the order that suits you, until the problem has lifted…

I’m sorry

Please forgive me

I love you

Thank you

for more details on how to make this work well for you, see my earlier posts starting here:

Malama pono. In love and humbleness, All truths are my teachers, all mis-takes are my own.

Mahalo nui loa

Thank you for reading

Aloha Gary

For more on the amazingly powerful healing and wisdom teachings of Ancient Hawai’i – visit Aloha Gary’s blog at   or

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The Green, The Blue, The Brown… new poetry for the vernal equinox

March 20, 2013

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The Green, The Blue, The Brown…                

© Gary Plunkett 20th March 2013

The livid earth
virile green
fertile and fecund
green hearts
green souls
bursts from the vital earth
energised and raw

vitality and joy
in every leaf
every branch
every young soul
springs forth eternal
as the white disperses
bringing forth green joy and laughter

the white melts to blue
blue pools eddy and flow
gurgling streams of vivid life
jellied spawns in muddy pools
gushing life force
rages the waterfall
all power and noise
meandering to a steady grace

trout a-fly catching
the blue flooding the arid plains
brown banished once more to green
stately and languid
wise salmon rush upstream
the blue scatters and widens
diving down to reach Father Sea
the Great Blue
infinite and beyond all comprehension…

comes the green, alive, active, joyous
being, searching upward for the red
the sun, the life giving force,
warmth on the skin
comforting, lustful, loving
lush depth, rousing passion

rutting madness
crashing, bashing, wild, carefree
sated in the stifling heat
loving deeply, madly,
deep ensoulling love

flowering stillness
bees buzz
flutterbys alight
stately sipping nectar
harsh light ever browning
languid summer
dry and hot
browns the earth
parched ochres

reds, yellows, browns
beautiful fall
beds of leaves
lush and thick brown

Cailleach comes
white once more
and then…

the Spring,
turns the year,
the vitality of life returns
we are whole once more…

HOW DOES HO’OPONOPONO HELP CHILL OUT & DE-STRESS IN PRACTICE? hear the students in their own words…

August 13, 2012

28-29th July 2012 –  Hawaiian Foundation workshop 1 (of 4) – Bracknell

I am now feeling much lighter, I have shifted loads. I learnt more than I expected to and techniques which are easy to use every day. Really shifted some old stuff and feel transformed. Also met some lovely people with whom I’ll keep in touch.If you want to learn easy techniques to shift old stuff, increase intuition and take away plenty of things to use in everyday life this weekend is for you. Thank you so much, mahalo!Mary-Jane Sharratt, Homeopath.

I learnt in one weekend what some courses teach you in weeks. I wanted to de-stress and de-clutter my mind, and my mind now feels relaxed and unlcuttered. I intend to follow through in my home and my life. Helen Spendlove, Marketing.

I was empowered by my first experience of this course and wanted to do it again. The weekend was calming, energising and mind clearing. I would definitely recommend it. Excellent trainer. Gary is very experienced in getting to the bottom (unconscious mind) to open you up to your possibilities of healing and helping yourself. Lesley Dale, Holistic therapist.

I now feel more tuned in on my spiritual journey. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and I would like to come on more. Recommended. Excellent value for money. I have done lots of other courses like aromatherapy, reiki, etc and I feel like was leading the way to more spiritual things like today. I feel exhilarated by some of the exercises. Sue Hodges, payroll administrator.

Weird. The most amazing experiences. Excellent workshop. A great meeting of those who want more from this life and willing to help each other. I found the healing processes very spiritual and uplifting, especially as our outcome was so great with the correct teaching. I have learnt the power within and to protect my energy.The most amazing way to spend a weekend with others who are like minded and wanting to change their life for the great good! Catherine McDaid, payroll assistant.

I feel happier and more relaxed. It was a good workshop where I learnt new things and was reminded of things I knew but had forgotten. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to people who are serious about energy and empowerment healing of self and environment.It was a unique experience of Hawaiian practices, shamanism, healing and others, which integrated really well and was enjoyable. Dhriti Mehra, IT Consultant, homeopath, and shamanic counsellor.

Chill out and De-stress 100% achieved! Excellent course. All the techniques and meditations were very simple but very effective, definitely worth giving the course a try. I came again because of  my positive experiences on the previous course. Jozef Rajcany, Health Care Asst.

Weird and excellent! I wanted to find tools I can take with me for the epilepsy I’d been carrying around for years. The ‘multi-player’ ho’oponopono was very powerful. Using these exercises with others has more effect. The energy awareness sessions have real impact. Hitesh Daudia – Spiritual Entrepreneur

Aloha Gary’s guide to ho’oponopono, huna and Hawaiian healing wisdom… Part 8 – DREAM YOUR REALITY INTO BEING…

August 8, 2012

…with Hawaiian Dream Interpretation!!!

…is part of the Dreaming your life into Reality Workshop… part 2 of our 4 part Foundation Series

Have you ever wondered what those very strange images or mysterious thoughts you wake up with are all about? Or perhaps you’ve struggled with one of those dream symbol books and given up in disgust?

Some people seem to effortlessly just know or intuit what their dreams are about, but what about the rest of us? As in many areas of life, the Hawaiians strive to make everything as simple as possible, and their techniques for dream interpretation are no different.

From a Hawaiian perspective, our dreams come from our inner selves, the Unihipili, akin to Jung’s Unconscious mind, and must be translated so the Uhane or conscious mind can understand them, and then the really good part, sometimes there is a Higher message from your everlasting soul, your ‘Aumakua, or Higher Self, who wants to let you know something really important.

Here is an example of one of my own dreams – I have skipped the explanation of how we derive these so you can get to the results more easily…

Monday’s dream: A blonde Scotswoman is pretending to be an American in the Speakeasy bar she owns in German occupied Europe. She also owns a big public gardens or park. Both are fronts for escape lines for escaped PoWs and others (eg the persecuted, such as jews). We talk of Spain and Portugal, and then France and Germany. Escape. And Blighty (Britain).

This first (unconscious mind meaning) translates to the following messages

notice the beauty all around
recognise the illusion for what it is
find fun and joy – this is the purpose of life
There is a gateway opening, so enjoy the journey of awakening
leave behind boxed in thinking
all of life is a risk, the risk of doing nothing leading to no change or growth
there will be difficulties to overcome, be open minded to recognise the learnings
breakthrough life’s challenges
reach the next level – feel safe

As you can see – the powerful inner messages from the dream are nothing like most people using dream symbol books would get from this dream! The Hawaiian method is very powerful in helping you to get in touch with your both your inner self and higher self and to create a stronger rapport… which also strengthens your intuition too… and leads to stronger guidance from your higher self. Powerful! And so simple!

From these first messages we then sense/intuit the overall context of the dream – in other words, what is this about?

Dream context/topic: Growth (of soul) – fertility, fecund, expansion, hints of planting seeds (for self and others)

We then translate again from the unconscious meaning, this time within this context of Growth…
this is where the really deep stuff lies!

Higher Self’s meaning:

Enjoy life each day
Practice – journeying and meditation
Enjoy the journey
Allow fun
Open Heart – new learning – new way of being
Joy – be content and happy
Open to spirit
Change – transformation – new you
Learnings – resilience, strength, perseverance

We then pay attention to these strong deep messages to discover the overal message and what action steps we can now take. Without the action steps, dreams are merely of academic curiosity – it is only when you take action that you move forward… sometimes from a very powerful message, the action step can seem a little mundane.

Also note that when I share these teachings in class, the watching students often have a ‘so what?’ attitude, because the words the other person is using are not their own, but when you do it for yourself most people say ‘wow’ that was so powerful…

Overall message – trust that growth is happening (even if you can’t see it)

Next Action Step: be more organised and timely, learn the skills and technology of modern world.

So as you can see, a really deep message – you are ok, all is well, growth is happening, trust that things are going in the right direction… with a simple message, to knuckle down and take some actions towards making the new technologies work for you… and nothing to do with wars or any of the stuff which is the ‘mirage’ of the dream!!

You can also use this interpretation method to understand your ‘normal’ life and find out the meaning of every day or strange happenings in your life too! Go for it!


So if you would like to learn how to use Dream Interpretation to strengthen your connections with your inner and higher selves, why not come along to one of my ‘Manifest your dreams’ workshops, which is part 2 of 4 ‘foundation’ level practical skill based workshops, designed to equip you with very powerful yet simple life skills to move yourself forward and stand in your power. Or empowerment as it is sometimes called.

Malama pono. In love and humbleness, All truths are my teachers, all mis-takes are my own.
Mahalo nui loa
Thank you for reading
Aloha Gary
For more on the amazingly powerful healing and wisdom teachings of Ancient Hawai’i – visit Aloha Gary’s blog at   or
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fun Audioboo interview al fresco in the English countryside!

August 8, 2012

A fabulous wee 10 minute podcast on the Surrey Downs with Mr Tom Evans, the Guildford guru of light bulb moments and bookwrighting…
(although they seemed more like Ups to me! 😉

click the link to hear it… and click the play symbol on AudioBoo

Tom can be found here… 


July 25, 2012

Clean Erase Erase back to Port (ie your home self)

(Morrnah taught ho’oponopono to Hew Len!!)

Divine Creator, father, mother, child as one, please locate the origin of my feelings, thoughts of MONEY,

Take each and every level, layer, area and aspect of my being from its origin to the present.

Humbly humbly we ask you all for forgiveness for all our fears, errors, resentments, guilt, offences, blocks, attachments we have created and accepted from the beginning of creation to the present.

Let divine intelligence include all pertinent information knowingly or unknowingly have omitted.

Analyze it and resolve it perfectly with divine light.

Come through all generations of time and eternity.

Healing every incident and its appendages based on the origin,
through divine will through to the present. Filled with light and truth.

Divine Creator’s peace and love, forgiveness of myself for my incorrect perceptions.

Forgiveness of every person, place, circumstances and event which contributed to this, these feelings thoughts and actions

IT IS DONE          IT IS DONE          IT IS DONE


My journey into spirituality, Blog Talk Radio Interview 12th June 2012

June 12, 2012

My journey into spirituality, Blog Talk Radio Interview 12th June 2012

click the caption above to start the 55 minute interview…<3

My journey into spirituality, hawaiian wisdom, celtic shamanism and much more…thank you Tracy Liebmann for your kindness in inviting me, aloha and hui hou! 🙂

Aloha Gary’s guide to ho’oponopono, huna and other hawaiian healings… Part 7 – Ho’oponopono and the Hawaiian ‘law of attraction’

April 24, 2012

Aloha Gary’s guide to ho’oponopono, huna and other hawaiian healings…

Part 7 – Ho’oponopono and the Hawaiian ‘law of attraction’

I just received an interesting question from my previous post about this and felt it may be helpful to you for me to elaborate more…

“Hi Gary  when we seek prosperity or riches in health, wealth and well-being is there a fine line within our personal and spiritual growth that this will only give us joy happiness etc and that we have to understand it is more than prosperity or riches in health, wealth and well-being? Reason I ask is that when we see post like this people will believe that this will make them happy? Do you think or believe sharing or serving with others spiritual prosperity etc is what they seek more than the material side?”Here’s what I wrote…Good question.

Happiness is a choice we can make every second of the day. Most people think of happiness as a feeling, which in jargon terms we call an ’emotional state’ – and yet this state changes every 30 seconds, so every 30 seconds you have a choice, shall I be happy or not?

What I discovered is that I and most people have not thought about the difference between in-the-moment happiness, and what it takes to feel inner contentedness, which is a much deeper long term attitude to life.

This is probably why so many choices are made focusing on short term happy, versus long term contentedness, which inevitably do not always work because what is happy now (eg, get drunk) is not contented long term (eg hangover, money spent, and possibly things said and done while drunk!).

Or perhaps eat cake now for short term happy, but get fat which is long term unhappy! I’m sure you know what you do?

A lot of people (including me!) have built up a chunk of inner rules or beliefs, along the lines of: I will be happy when…

I will be happy when I get a new job

I will be happy when I get a new partner

I will be happy when …..

and by such actions we are constantly putting off our ability to be happy in the moment…

If you give yourself such rules your inner self (unconscious mind) will follow these rules and not release your happy emotion to you.

Therefore it is crucially important to cleanse and clear all these rules or ’emotional baggage’ as some people call it.This is what my hawaiian workshops give people: the chance to make changes to their rules and beliefs to allow them to release ‘happy’ from its prison.Every single person has ‘events’ in their life, but its what you do about it that decides how your life turns out.

Let us simplify this…

As author of chicken soup for the soul Jack Canfield puts it:


in other words…

(life) Events+ (your) Response=Outcome (results)

It is not just what happens to you that defines you and makes the difference in your life,  it is what you decide and do about it that has the biggest impact!

When I first began looking for something better and ways to change/improve myself to find this elusive ‘happy’ I went on many courses and workshops in interpersonal skills, personal development and more, including Neuro Linguistic Programming (I am a certified trainer of NLP), clean language, EFT, reiki, shamanism and a whole lot more. In fact I  recently made a list and found I know over 200 different techniques for releasing old patterns, emotions, past events, soul retrievals, and stepping into the future to bring more power and life vitality.

I knew that what I wanted was to find the most powerful techniques available that I could learn and use quickly to help me to change myself. And when I found such release and happiness myself, through using them, I wondered why no one else seemed to be aware that such a quick and easy change could be possible, and why this was not taught in western schools?

Then I realised that part of the reason is that a big chunk of what I learned I had found in Hawaii which not many people get to visit!

Further more, at that time, there were very few teachers who taught this outside of Hawaii, and very few books. Alas this is still the case, which is why I have dedicated myself to bringing these teachings to as many people as I can, especially in the UK and Europe, (although I’m always happy to share anywhere there is big enough group who want to learn and listen).

What’s more my aim is not just to share wisdom, but to find ways to ensure those who come to me as students or clients, go away with enough learnings on the inside that they are able to lead a different life, either a little bit different or a lot, as you choose.

These hawaiian techniques (including, but not limited to ho’oponopono) are probably THE most powerful collection of techniques I have found so far, for creating personal change and well being for those who realise it is time to let go and move on.

The ‘law of attraction’ is always working, which means if you believe the world is bad it will be, and if you believe the world is good it will be! So as soon as you ditch the baggage, new and better stuff comes along. Although I am using the common phrase ‘Law of Attraction’  here, this is something Hawaiians have been doing for years. They call it ‘Pule‘ and the meaning may surprise you, as it means prayer!

There is a reason EVERY religion and spirituality includes prayer, it’s because prayer works! Or at least it does if you do it right.

Unfortunately, for some reason the major religions have forgotten how to do this properly, and IMHO over-piety and over-humbleness have caused people to put themselves below deity instead of on a par, and we are taught to feel ‘not worthy’ when we pray. If you feel bad while you pray you will manifest bad stuff. Period. This is simple law of attraction, what you focus on you manifest.

What I teach in my Hawaiian manifesting workshops is:

a) how manifesting/law of attraction works 100% of the time for you

b) you self assess where your focus is: good/bad?

c) we help you create a new focus for yourselfd) how to pray properlye) how to manifest a life of your choosing

Note: letting go of old/bad stuff is the focus for Workshop1 ” De-stress and chill out using ho’oponopono and Huna”workshop2 “Hawaiian Manifesting” also sometimes called ‘how to get to hawaii’ because so many want to go but dont believe they can…until now!

Malama pono. In love and humbleness, All truths are my teachers, all mis-takes are my own.

Mahalo nui loa

Thank you for reading

Aloha Gary

For more on the amazingly powerful healing and wisdom teachings of Ancient Hawai’i – visit Aloha Gary’s blog at   or

And please like/join the ho’oponopono facebook page

© Gary Plunkett 2012 – all rights reserved

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Aloha Gary’s guide to Hawaiian Ho’oponopono Healing and much more… Part 6 – Ho’oponopono guide to Hawaiian abundance manifesting

April 17, 2012

...just another day in paradise...

Aloha Gary’s guide to Hawaiian Ho’oponopono Healing and much more…

Part 6 – Ho’oponopono guide to Hawaiian abundance manifesting

This note was inspired by a question sent to me on email from a new member of the facebook page for UK Ho’oponopono, Huna and Aloha:

The questioner asked: ‘surely the divine knows what is best for me, so why should I set goals or direction?’

This is such a brilliant question, because it allows me to bring a number of Hawaiian concepts to help explain more about your inner nature, which is nothing like the understanding of the world that we are given at school or in the media. Anyone would think there was a deliberate attempt to suppress your true, full, wonderful human nature!

Well the best way to know the future is to create it yourself, and you are here on the planet to do just that.

The Hawaiians say you have 3 selves – the ‘Aumakua, which is similar to Jung’s Higher Conscious Mind, the Uhane, the Conscious waking mind, and the Unihipili or subconscious mind. Each mind has a different role.

Our Higher Self is the divine within, which in some traditions, like Christianity is known as the ‘holy spirit’ or guardian spirit. It is this which knows what is ‘best’ for your Soul.

But the role of your conscious mind, your personality, is to be the decider, and to choose which paths to go down. However, what the Soul wants for your personality, personal growth, comes with learnings, and this is what we as personalities on earth call ‘stuff’ or life issues that we have to live through and grow spiritually from.

Sometimes it is easy to think that our life issues only happen to us, but actually they happen to just about everyone, and it is our ability to cope and thrive through these lessons, that builds us into stronger more resilient, positive human beings.

Our Higher Self knows our life purpose (and most people are already living their life purpose they simply do not always recognise it, because we have this idea that a life purpose has to be something grand and outside of ourselves, like saving the whales, or being and eco-warrior – this is the ego talking.

More often our life purpose is to learn how to be a good mother, or father, or to make a good marriage, or tend the garden. Or be a teacher, or the life and soul of the office, or work in local communities doing, what to the ego is a small thing, but to the universe is a massive thing, bringing love to ourselves and those around us.

So the Higher Self is the source of our inspiration, which is why in my workshops we pay so much attention to connecting your conscious directly to your higher self and subconscious self all together as one, so that the conscious can direct, which is its job, but be inspired by the Higher Self.

So the ‘process’ is to be inspired with purpose by the Higher Self, and to seek mastery of that purpose, ie, improve your self, by planning and thinking (the conscious self’s role) and creating positive habits of energy and actions towards this purpose (the subconscous self’s role) in the material world, holding onto the vision from the Higher Self.

To begin step 1 is write down your vision from your inspiration, or Higher Self and claim it – you communicate to the divine through your higher self, and you communicate with your higher self through your unconscious, so until you embody what you wish by being able to remember and visulaise it with positive passion in detail, then it will be harder to manifest.

The divine will help you with what you want, it can be $1 or $1m it doesnt matter, you must feel it with energy and passion and it will come. if it is just a wish or a nice to have it will not…

There is a special Hawaiian Prayer, to create energy for your Vision, to add power to this. I have seen it described as the Ha-Rite, but mostly it is incorrectly described, again this is a key part of the what I share, and is best experienced rather than described in words, which are an inadequate substitute.

So if you can create a vision board with pictures that will help. Better still is to draw it with all your own energy, even if you do not think of yourself as an artist. A stick man drawn by you, is better than someone else’s pictures, but make very sure the pictures are exactly what you want, because the unconscious takes things literally, when it passes your picture to the Divine via the Higher Self.

Also your unconscious may be running other programmes that sabotage your dreams, with limiting beliefs, so some people have a fear or failure, others have fear of success, which is much more common! so we subconsciously hold beliefs, eg, that money is evil, or ‘people like us dont succeed’ etc – these are often installed in early childhood by the family or friends or school, often without realising it.

This is why the Hawaiians spent so much time clearing old beliefs, and we can do the same through the many Huna methods, including Ho’oponopono, both traditional, and through the Huna guided visualisation which is on my Hawaiian Chill Out CD, and also the ‘4 statements’ version from Dr Len’s Self-Identity through Ho’oponopono .

So I hope you are now eagerly anticipating our next Aloha Gary’s Guide – Part 7 – More Hawaiian methods to Discover the real you by changing the parts you don’t like!

Malama pono. In love and humbleness, All truths are my teachers, all mis-takes are my own.

Mahalo nui loa

Thank you for reading

Aloha Gary

For more on the amazingly powerful healing and wisdom teachings of Ancient Hawaii – visit Aloha Gary’s blog at   or

And please like/join the ho’oponopono facebook page

© Gary Plunkett 2012 – all rights reserved

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Aloha Gary’s guide to Hawaiian Ho’oponopono Healing and much more… Part 5 – Ho’oponopono, Morrnah Simeona, Joe Vitale and Dr Hew Len

April 10, 2012


Aloha Gary’s guide to Hawaiian Ho’oponopono Healing and much more…

Part 5 – Ho’oponopono, Morrnah Simeona, Joe Vitale and Dr Hew Len

‘A ohe pau ko ike I kau halau’ – think not all wisdom is in your school – Hawaiian proverb

So in our earlier articles, you learned about the true meaning of the Hawaiian word ho’oponopono.

Then we looked at the 4 statement process used today by Dr Hew Len:

I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you , thank you.

…and how to use this best – which is to focus on whatever it is you wish to change within yourself and to give that up to divinity, by repeating a prayer and then repeating the 4 statements above.

Then we looked at the origins of ho’oponopono as an ancient ceremony or method to help families to reconcile differences and to live in ‘pono’, rightness, with each other, or as we might say now, live in harmony with one another. No sweeping things under the carpet, but using gentle forgiveness and a skilled and experienced facilitator to let go of old hurts and heal them.

And now we come to the modernisation of these processes, initially by Morrnah Simeona, or to give her her full title:
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Kahuna La’au Lapa’au Kahea, Living Treasure of Hawai’i.

You have probably heard the term Kahuna in use for the winner in surfing competitions, surfing having been invented in Hawaii?

However, kahuna has a much broader meaning than that – the Kahunas were a whole class of people, not unlike the Brahmins of India or the Druids of the Celts. They formed the experts, Master Craftsmen, engineers and Professors of their day, and it would take 15-25 years of training before they were allowed to Uniki or qualify as a Kumu or teacher. Only after many more years of experience and recognition by peers could the term Kahuna be given, and this too was a rare honour.

And because part of the training includes humbleness, very few would use the honour of the title, which can mean wisdom keeper, or keeper of the light, or keeper of secret wisdom. So those who use the term for themselves today should be scrutinised most carefully! Many native Hawaiians or kanaka maoli, are more likely to be comfortable with the term Kahu, meaning wisdom keeper, or Kumu, meaning teacher, or Kupuna, meaning elder.

There were many different types, of Kahuna, with Kahuna of fishing and farming, astronomy, law, forestry, accounting, canoe carving and building, paediatrician, midwife, Chief’s counsellor and lots more.

A Kahuna La’au Lapa’au was a healer or general medical practitioner, and la’au kahea, means one who heals with words and prayers, which today we would probably call a psychotherapist.

(See Jane Gutmanis’ book: Kahuna La’au Lapa’au: Hawaiian Herbal Medicine, for more details. )

Morrnah realised that these ancient Hawaiian wisdoms were great teachings for helping people in the modern world to deal with stress and tension in their every day lives, and there were opportunities for wider applications and simplifying of the teachings for non-Hawaiian usage.

These included the teachings of the 3 minds – the Aumakua, which equates to the Jungian concept of Super Conscious, or Higher Self, connected to Source/Higher Power; the Uhane, equates to the Conscious Mind, or mental self; and the Unihipili, which equates to the Unconscious Mind, or emotional self. There will be a LOT more about these teachings in later parts of Aloha Gary’s Guide.

She began to study other systems of healing and spirituality and began to blend these ideas such as karma, alongside Hawaiian teachings such as reincarnation, into the process, to help others understand and use it for themselves, as a form of self-help, without the need for an expert facilitator or elder, or a family gathering.

This led to much criticism of her methods by traditionalists who did not want to share any of the ancient teachings outside of Hawaii with what they perceived as haole, foreigners, meaning ‘without breath’ or ‘without spirit’.

Some even went so far as to say that if the traditional teachings were improved evolved or changed they were ‘no longer Hawaiian’!

This goes against the Hawaiian principle of ‘a ohe pau ko ike I kau halau’ – think not all wisdom is in your school.

Uncle George Na’ope, Kahuna Hula, used to tell a story that there was an old Hawaiian song which was called ‘take me back to my little grass shack’, but that he wanted none of it, he liked his modern home with its creature comforts especially air conditioning!!

He then went on to say, that he was constantly encouraging young hula song and dance creators to write about modern times, not the old times and to look to the present and look forward, not constantly harking back to an imagined paradise time in the past which never was!

There are lessons in this for all of us. The lesson for ho’oponopono and other traditional healing methods is that they are constantly evolving and changing as our modern lifestyles and problems change too.

Morrnah took her teachings to aid forgiveness and reconciliation all over the US, Europe, Japan and also presented them to the United Nations.

She founded The Foundation of ‘I’, Inc. (Freedom of the Cosmos) in 1980 as a vehicle to get her teachings out to the world. and wrote a three part textbook ‘Self-Identity through Ho’oponopono’.

This latter is copyright to the foundation, and in fact on joining one of their 2 day workshops in Dublin’s Jury’s Hotel in 2006, I was surprised at the very long legal disclaimer they made me sign not to disclose any of the elements of the workshop.

It turns out that much of this has subsequently been disclosed into the public arena by Dr Len in interviews on the internet and also by Joe Vitale in their book ‘Zero Limits’ (2007).

For example, the use of blue solar water, being water placed in a blue glass container and left in the sunshine, to help cleansing.

It is not clear how many of these cleaning tools were developed by Morrnah, and how many have been created since Dr Len took over the organisation upon her passing in 1992.

I later discovered the disclaimer may be to do with a long running dispute with Huna Research Associates about copyright ownership of the book.

Morrnah was invited to speak at an HRA event in 1980, and they subsequently published her hand-outs (ie part of the book) on the internet. SITH claim they had no right to do so, and HRA say they do.

If you have a look at the HRA site and check out the energy there, and the energy at the SITH website, I am sure you will form your own opinions.

Morrnah’s teachings emphasise prayer, which I have found often seems to be forgotten by many of those trying out the 4 statement ‘mantra’.

Here is Morrnah’s prayer from Zero Limits, this to be said at the outset of any work:

“Divine creator, father, mother child as one…If I, my family, relatives, and ancestors have offended you, your family, relatives and ancestors in thoughts, words, deeds, and actions from the beginning of our creation to the present, we ask your forgiveness…Let this cleanse purify, release, cut all the negative memories, blocks, energies and vibrations, and transmute these unwanted energies to pure light…and it is done.”

HRA claim that constant repetition of the 4 statement mantra may lead to some negative self-programming, whereas the direct application of prayer to a specific situation can clear that issue directly and immediately, rather like taking a specific medicine rather than a general pick-me-up.

Personally, I would bear in mind that in Hawaiian language there is no such concept as ‘I’m sorry’, the translation, kala ma ia’u, meaning ‘please forgive me’.

A meaning of kala, which is often translated as forgiveness, can be ‘to the light’. In other words to forgive is to give to the light or to divinity.

Notice a translation of Dr Len’s name, Ihaleakala is ‘the house of kala’, or the house of forgiveness, or the house of the rising sun.

Interestingly, in some Polynesian dialects this is spelled ‘La’ and in others ‘Ra’. Ra being the ancient Egyptian name for the god of the sun. Is there somehow a link between Hawaiian and ancient Egyptian spirituality? That would be most intriguing!

So it may be worth you tuning into your intuition to ask yourself, does each of these four statements empower me? And use which ever ones increase your mana or life force energy, as the Hawaiians would call it, and discard those which do not.

Remember we are all different, and there is no ‘one size fits all’, when it comes to healing and spirituality.

Part of taking 100% responsibility for yourself is to try out what works for you, and decide what empowers you and what does not, including this Guide! What ‘feels’ right for you, and what does not?

The aim of these prayers and cleanings is to flush out old disempowering beliefs or memories which hold you back. In Morrnah’s version this also can include karma from issues from past incarnations.

This is most interesting, as I received a teaching from Kumu (teacher) Hula John Ka’imikaua, who said that traditionally Hawaiians did not believe in karma from past lives, but that all kuleana (responsibilities) stemmed from this lifetime. Thus, although there may be issues which are echoes from past lives, the responsibility for it lies 100% with you in this lifetime, not with what happened previously or who you were then.

Either way, the intention is the same – take 100% responsibility and clear whatever is causing your pilikia or issues from your memories.

I have not been able to find references to Morrnah using mantras or the 4 statements, but references to many prayers, some of which are included in her Self I-dentity Through Ho’oponopono book (SITH), which you can get if you go on one of SITH’s workshops.

This suggests that Dr Len developed the 4 statements from his own work.

By appealing to the higher self (‘Aumakua) to offer the prayer for the highest good, Morrnah suggested that such a prayer could be answered more quickly due to its higher vibration.
How it all works

Some years ago, Harvard Medical School (and many other mainstream institutions) stated that: “95% of all ailments and diseases were caused by tension in the body”.

Hawaiian healing works on the assumption that actually the figure should be 100%, that ALL ailments and dis-eases are caused by tension in the body.

So where does this tension come from? Well as we have learned energy follows thought always. Therefore the more we think about a concern or pilikia issue the more this becomes a habit, and our unconscious self spots this and begins to repeat it for us as a habit. So all of a sudden, these negative thoughts arise habitually, not necessarily chosen by our conscious mind at the time, but repeated from past memories by the unconscious mind.

The more repetition, the more the cells become focused in this pattern, and the energy becomes stuck, and thus we our mental and emotional stresses become physical tensions in the body, leading to ailments etc.

Thus by releasing these old memories, we allow the consequent stresses and tensions in the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical bodies to be released, no matter how long they may have been there, thus allowing immediate ‘instant healing’, often seen as ‘miraculous’ by those who do not understand the process.

For example, in the early years of sharing and teaching these brilliantly powerful and useful tools and techniques I had learned from my visits to Hawaii, and learning from the elders there, I was very confident of the powers of these techniques due to the amazing healings I had done for myself and I saw with my own eyes.

So when I was teaching in Manchester for an afternoon, I had no hesitation in saying ‘and this technique heals everything’, very boldly, and asked for volunteers to try it in front of the group so I could demonstrate and everyone would learn how to use it properly.

Well I was shocked and not a little worried when an older man stepped forward who was clearly struggling to walk, and his arm did not seem to move right either. He told me that he had had a stroke and was completely paralysed down one side of his body, and would my Hawaiian technique be able to help him?

It was one of those defining moments… and I decided to have the approach I felt would most help him, and I told him ‘absolutely, although it may need more than one round or two of the technique’. This technique is very simple, very quick and very powerful, and this one is based on a special type of breathing the Hawaiians call ‘Ha’ breath, because that’s the noise you make when you breathe out.

We began with his arm, and I encouraged the whole class to do the technique with us and send their energy to the man. In one round he managed to get as much movement again as had taken him months using other techniques. We kept repeating, and the more we repeated, the more he could move his arm, little by little, and after an hour he could raise his arm above his head!

We continued until he had full movement in his arm, which was amazing and everyone was saying how miraculous it was, and they asked me if I saw this all the time, to which I merely grinned (little did they know this was the first time that I saw such a major healing happening in front of me!)

Then he noticed he had a little movement on his leg, and we continued for another hour, until that was fully moving. He looked at his stick and said ‘I wont be needing that any more’ and threw it on the ground, and walked through the door.

All of a sudden we heard a huge crash and rushed to the door, only to find he had jumped down the stairs just because he now could!! ‘Those doctors told my daughter I would be a vegetable and never speak or move again. I’ve showed them!!’

Hawaiians healers say: ‘humans are what happens between the in-breath and the out-breath’, so it stands to reason that more of the right kind of energising and oxygenating breath will also bring love and amazing healings for you!

Similarly, at a recent workshop, a lady healed her broken arm in less than half an hour! What might you achieve if you came along?

These things may seem implausible to you at first, which is why I encourage you to try these methods for yourself.

So I can vouch that such things are possible, and the amazingly miraculous Hawaiian healings describes by Dan Millman in his book ‘the way of the spiritual warrior’ seem entirely plausible to me.

Zero Limits and beyond…

Which brings me onto the story released by Dr Hew Len as written by Joe Vitale.

The true story of how he healed a whole asylum of criminally insane dangerous criminals over a period of 3 years or so.

The even more remarkable thing about that is he did not meet with a single inmate throughout his time there.

Instead he worked on himself, using the by now famous 4 statements of his version which he calls ho’oponopono: “I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you, thank you”.

And truly this meets our definition of ho’oponopono, as he is making things right-right through the process of kala, forgiveness.

Only to many psychologists surprise, he did not work directly with the inmates. He began by finding what it was within him, that was keeping them stuck where they were, and then releasing it, using the 4 statements.

Just recently I met a care assistant from Broadmoor, which is a high-security psychiatric prison-hospital, home to some of the UK’s most notorious criminals.

He had come to my workshop to find out as much as he could about ho’oponopono and

He told me that he had begun to use Dr Len’s 4 statements inside the facility, and was astonished to find he achieved instant results, especially when an inmate became aggressive or violent. Just by repeating the mantra several times to himself, the inmate would calm down, often within minutes!

So what can you do to help yourself and relieve those difficult traumas and drams we all face in our lives, which the Hawaiians call pilikia or issues?

How good would it be to suddenly all of that energy that is stuck within you, to allow more choices to create more of what you wish in your life and less of what you don’t?

This is sometimes called ‘manifesting’ albeit, that it is not creating something out of nothing in mid-air like a conjuring magician. This is more about using the way the universe works to attract to you what you desire.

Does this sound strange or different to you? Well if you have not heard it before, it is bound to be new, is it not?

And following our proverb – “think not all wisdom is in our school” we can keep an open mind and explore these further in the next exciting Part 6 of this Aloha Gary’s guide to Ho’oponopono and Hawaiian abundance manifesting.

See you there…

Malama pono. In love and humbleness, All truths are my teachers, all mis-takes are my own.

Mahalo nui loa
Thank you for reading
Aloha Gary

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Nana i ke kumu – Pukui, Hertig, Lee
Tales from the Night Rainbow – Willis and Lee
Self Identity Through Ho’oponopono – Morrnah Simeona
You can heal your life – Louise Hay
Zero Limits – Joe Vitale and Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len
Jane Gutmanis – Kahuna La’au Lapa’au: Hawaiian Herbal Medicine
Dan Millman – ‘the way of the spiritual warrior’