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The true story of how one man healed insane patients by working on himself – Ho’oponopono

by vishaurav

A therapist in Hawaii was called in to help at the Hawaii State hospital where the insane patients were totally out of control.

The ward where they kept the criminally insane patients was a dangerous place. Psychologists would quit on a monthly basis and the staff would call in sick a lot or simply quit. People would walk through the ward with their backs against the wall because they were afraid of being attacked by the patients.

It was not a safe place to work.

Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len, an expert in the spiritual practice, Ho’oponopono, was asked if he would work there and see what he could do.

Dr Hew Len (for short), agreed to see what he could do. So he worked there for three years and by the end of that time the ward was closed because all the patients had healed.

Dr Hew Len never saw any of the patients professionally or counselled them at all, all he did and agreed to do was review their files.

While he studied their files, he would work on himself – he would repeat a mantra over and over – and miraculously, gradually all the patients began to heal.

After a few months of Dr Hew Len being there, patients who had been shackled started being allowed to walk freely; others who’d been heavily medicated, started getting their medications reduced; and those who had been seen as having no chance of ever being released, were being released and freed.

Not only that, but the staff began to enjoy coming to work. Absenteeism and turnover disappeared. They ended up having more staff than they needed, because patients were being released and all the staff were showing up to work every day.

What happened to change things so dramatically?

Dr Hew Len explained, “I was simply cleaning the part of me that I shared with them.”

The only way I can explain it is this… Ho’oponopono recognises we are all part of one consciousness, and as such, everything that is in our experience is affected by our actions/reactions.  We are responsible for everything we experience!

Dr Hew Len explains, “total responsibility for your life, means that everything in your life, simply because it is in your life, is your responsibility. In a literal sense, the entire world is your creation.”

In other words, what he is saying is, we are living in a shared consciousness/a shared hologram  if you like, where if one person’s consciousness changes, it can change the whole.

In a way, this is what Ghandi meant, when he said, in order to change the world,  “be the change, you want to see happen in the world.”

As Joe Vitale said, “Whew, this is tough to swallow. Being responsible for what I say or do is one thing, but being responsible for what everyone in my life says or does is quite another.”

So how does this affect us?

Everyone has situations in their life when sometimes things are particularly difficult. It might be, there is someone at work we can’t get away from or someone in our family or maybe our world is caught up in some global crisis event. So sometimes it seems as if we are powerless to change things. If we are suffering from depression or some kind of terrible relationship, or we are in the midst of a crisis, all we have to remember is, we hold the power and we can help the situation by maintaining our focus and opening to the greatest power in the universe, Love.

In that moment, as soon as we feel that awful feeling stirring within us, rather than reacting in our usual way, if we just focus on the mantra we will find things change….. either we won’t feel so irritated or something will happen to change the situation. it may not happen immediately, but if we persevere and trust, things will change.

What this example of how one man healed a whole ward of criminally insane patients just by working on himself, shows us is, there is always something we can do.  All we need to do is recognise we are responsible for everything we are feeling and just by working on ourselves, we can change things.

What was the mantra he repeatedly used?

The mantra he used to change the lives of all these criminally insane people was very simple:

 Please forgive me…. I’m sorry…. I love you…. Thank you

Sometimes he might change it to just:

I love you…… I love you…. Thank you…..  I love you….. Thank you

Or some other variation of the phrases….. whatever he was moved to say

Over and over…..  addressing that part of himself, which was suffering and hurting.

 Who or what was he addressing?

He was addressing that aspect of his consciousness he shared with that person. The fact that this person was in his experience meant that they shared a part of the same universal consciousness, so if this other person was suffering, that meant a part of him was also suffering and needed healing.

By addressing that aspect of himself and giving love to it, feeling sorrow for the distortion in existence, projecting love towards it and accepting the infinite’s unlimited unconditional love that by focussing healing on that aspect, it would be healed. He would then just thank the Infinite for healing that problem.

With each repeat of the mantra, he would address a new layer……deeper and deeper…. until the healing manifested and he was guided to move on.

As Dr Hew Len says, he continually cleans the “data” of whatever it is that is troubling and painful.

He just keeps “cleaning” himself, where ever  he goes, trusting that the Infinite Love/God Source will take him where ever he needs to go.

All I can say is, it definitely works.

Try it, if you don’t believe me.

Comment from the public from Patrice C.

Subject: Ho’oponopono

Message Body:


I would like to tell about ho’oponopono, Dr. Hew Len and about Morrnah Simeona.

The Mantra “i love you, please forgive you, i’m sorry, thank you.” is not ho’oponopono and is not hawaiian. Dr. Hew Len never healed with a mantra “i love you, please forgive you, i’m sorry, thank you.” in Hawaii State Hospital. This Mantra was developed by Dr. Hew Len after Morrnah Simeonas death and its not ho’oponopono and not hawaiian. Likewise the story about “100% responsibility”, zero state, etc.

Morrnah Simeona (1913 – 1992) was a native hawaiian kahuna. She updated the traditional Ho’oponopono to today’s times and realities and made it available to all interested around the world. Morrnah’s Ho’oponopono is a 14-step Ho’oponopono-process ho’oponopono (or 12 steps – it depends on how you count the steps. According to Michael Micklei, 14 steps if you count step 6a / b, 6c and 6d as 3 steps by older Versions of Morrnah’s Ho’oponopono process).

Morrnah founded Pacifica Seminars Inc. in the 1970s and the “Foundation of I” 1980 to teach and spread her 14-step ho’oponopono around the world. In 1990, Morrnah and Yvette Mauri founded “Pacifica Seminars” in Germany (www.pacificaseminars.de). Pacifica Seminars in Germany is the only organization in Europe, where you can learn Morrnah’s original Ho’oponopono-process today, that was developed by Morrnah. The original 14-step ho’oponopono-process, this was developed by Morrnah, is the final version, that she compleded in 1991. Pacifica Seminars in Germany is headed today by Michael Micklei and his wife Yvette Mauri.

Michael Micklei knows Dr. Hew Len already at the time, while Dr. Hew Len worked in the Hawaii state Hospital in the 1980s. He gave with Dr. Hew Len togehter ho’oponopono seminars (at that time Morrnah was still alive). In the seminars were told only about the 14-step ho’oponopono process of Morrnah Simeona. Never about a mantra or 100%responsibility or about a zero state.

Michael Micklei wrote in a comment to an another person:



“Dr. Len never healed in the mentioned hospital by only saying over and over “I love you” and “Thank you” to the “I”, Morrnahs word for the Source, for Divinity. Instead he used Morrnahs 12 (or 14) step process only, twice or three times a day. Every day he walked through the hospital he looked carefully to the patients, the doctors, his feelings. He taped this. And asked Divinity to heal his karmic bondages with these persons and matters. A hard job for three years. Divinity accepted the plea and healed. 2 persons were not healed, as there were no karmic bondages with Dr. Len.

Morrnah gave him this kind of order to do so (and at that time he worked really for the good to help Morrnah for her special spiritual job) and in classes, we both attended between Nov. 86 and later, Dr. Len was always telling in detail at the beginning that he was doing exactly this, nothing else. NO mantra was mentioned, never. At that time, Dr. Len was a student of Morrnah like me, so why and how could he use a quite different way in the hospital – and at the weekend in classes he said the opposite? Morrnah was also complex clairvoyant, she could see and hear everything.

All so called tools of Dr. Len (except 2 or 3) were developped by Dr. Len after 1992, which are only temporarily harmonizing or calming down – NOT cleansing, NOT being any ho’oponopono, as they are not mutual. They are (powerful) magic tools. They are not bad in itsself, but they block people to learn authentic ho’oponoponos – traditional ones or the one of Morrnah. People like those easy magic ways, they really think to heal karmic stuff of hundreds and more reincarnations by 11 words.

It is clearly the good part of Joe Vitale’s job to spread the name of ho’oponopono from the time of “Zero limits” across the world – but the illusion is inclusive: people know the name, but did not hear about the real content of ho’oponopono or even forget it. Pls keep in mind Dr. Len’s words (received by his divinity) in Zero Limits: “I’ve been told to kill the Divine to be home.” To kill the Divine? Well, starting to take him out from the cleansing. This does not seem a path up to the mountain.

mahalo for sharing.”

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link to the full comment: https://www.facebook.com/Pacifica-Seminars-611710282175050/

Dr. Hew Len does not speak anymore about Morrnah’s 14-step Ho’oponopono today and about the healings of his patients in Hawaii State Hospital with Morrnah’s Ho’oponopono. He use the story of Hawaii State Hospital and the healing of his patients to substantiate his mantra. Morrnah’s Ho’oponopono goes into the background. It is even forgotten today by the people. Of all the other Ho’oponoponos, which are developed by Morrnah, is no longer spoken today. Here’s an article this topic:


I really hope that Morrnah’s original Ho’oponopono-process regains fame among the people.

I know Morrnah’s Ho’oponopono and would highly recommend it. So many things in my life have changed positively through Morrnah’s Ho’oponopono.

I can only say, steer clear of Dr. Hew Lens 4-phrase mantra and of Dr. Hew Lens cleaning tools!

Michael Micklei wrote a report about Dr. Hew Len and the healings in Hawaii State Hospital that happend with Morrnah’s 14-step Ho’oponopono. Please let me share this link (is only in german language, please use Google tanslator to translate to your language):


As far as I know, Morrnah has been working hard on her 14-step ho’oponopono process for many, many years (more then 19 years) and for complete the final version of it in 1991. Pacifica Seminars Germany teach and spread this final version of Morrnah’s Ho’oponopono in seminars and in a book. (and other ho’oponopono-processes, which are developed by Morrnah Simeona)

Please share this information to another people 🙂

Aloha and kind regards

Patrice C.



Source of original post:

The book “Zerolimits – The Secret Hawaiin System for Health, Wealth, Peace and More”  by Joe Vitale

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