Freedom: Within, Worldwide and Beyond

Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono®

​Article and interviews presented by:

Pua nani Peton & Gary Peton

Pua nani Peton and Gary Peton, in January, 1988, met with Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona and Dr. Stanley Haleakala Hew Len, Ph.D. (now known as ‘Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D.) at the office of The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and learned of the Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono®.


After returning to their home in Washington State, Pua nani and Gary took their first Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® Basic I Class in Washington State in early 1988, and have been using the process continuously since then. Upon experiencing profound results, they volunteered and were approved to be on Staff and then Instructors with The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos from 1988 through 2000, and Washington State Coordinators from 1991 through 2000. They moved to Honolulu, Hawai‘i in January, 2001.

​The following phone interviews were originally conducted and recorded in January, 1990 by Roma (now Pua nani) Peton and Gary Peton from their home in Washington State.

They have now edited and updated this interview and presented this article to The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos and to IZI LLC in gratitude to the Divinity and to Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona for the Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® and the gift of FREEDOM that it has brought to all.

This information about Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® was gathered in 1990 from phone interviews conducted with Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona and ‘Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D. at the headquarters of The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Morrnah and ‘Ihaleakala had just completed an exciting two months in Europe (September 19 to November 12, 1989), traveling to Denmark, Sweden, U.S.S.R., Poland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It was during this time that some of the demonstrations for political, economic and social freedom were occurring in East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

FREEDOM was the theme for this interview. Much had been occurring around the globe at that time as people were searching for their personal freedom, as indicated by these news stories ...​

From TIME magazine, November 20, 1989: “ … the grim, fearsome Wall, for almost three decades a marker for relentless oppression, has overnight become something far different, a symbol of the failure of regimentation to suppress the human yearning for freedom.”

From The Boston Globe ( November 10, 2009: “Twenty years ago, on the night of November 9, 1989, following weeks of pro-democracy protests, East German authorities suddenly opened their border to West Germany. After 28 years of prisoners of their own country, euphoric East Germans streamed to checkpoints and rushed past bewildered guards, many falling tearfully into the arms of West Germans welcoming them on the other side.”

And now today, decades later, the search for freedom continues everywhere – starting first and foremost - from within an individual. The search for “freedom within” applies to everything and everyone everywhere, animate and inanimate, to humans, minerals, land, plants, animals, water, countries – to all.

The interview and article that follows is deeply applicable today as always. The Self I-Dentity
through Ho‘oponopono® (SITH®) has been actively shared in classes taught around the world since 1980, allowing individuals to petition through the SITH® process of repentance, forgiveness and transmutation, to be released from memories and thoughts showing up and replaying as problems – from within self. When replaying memories are released, cleansed and transmuted by Divinity - within an individual - the individual is set free. When this occurs, it affects everything and everyone everywhere, worldwide and beyond, throughout the whole Cosmos.

IZI LLC continues to sponsor the Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® classes around the world.

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Part I​

​“Freedom …Peace of Mind …
these have been aspirations of Man since time immemorial, yet he continually frustrates himself in achieving these ends. His entire history is a chronicle of warfare and strife. Today he spends billions of dollars on achieving peace … but true peace continues to elude him.

​Man is a being at odds with himself. He has created a separation within himself and therefore, with all that is around him. He is a being “lost in the wilderness”, not knowing where he has come from, where he is at, or where he is going. In essence, Man's fundamental problem is that he does not know who he is. Because he lacks Self-I-Dentity, he is not able to be truly free and to experience peace within and peace around him.” Stanley Hew Len, Ph.D., from the Preface to the book, SELF IDENTITY through HO‘OPONOPONO®.

FREEDOM was the message heard around the world in the 1980's. During that decade of worldwide changes, Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a native Hawaiian Kahuna Lapa‘au (medical Kahuna), developer, creator and Master Teacher of the Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® (SITH®), and Founder and Chairman of The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos, lectured and conducted SITH® classes around the globe. Her associate, ‘Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D., Administrator of The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos taught the SITH® classes with her. Dr. Hew Len, with extensive experience in working with the developmentally disabled and the criminally insane and their families, applied the Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® (SITH®) to his work as a psychologist
and educator. They presented the SITH® classes throughout the United States, including medical facilities and universities. It has been used successfully by people of many different ages, cultures, races and creeds throughout the world. Morrnah presented the SITH® classes to the United Nations three times. The Hongwanji Mission of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i State Legislature honored Morrnah for her work and expertise in the Hawaiian language and culture by naming her a “Living Treasure of Hawai‘i” in 1983.

The Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® process they share and teach has its roots in the ancient Hawaiian method of problem solving. The word Ho‘oponopono means “to make right; to rectify, correct”. Morrnah, through many years of dedication, cleaning and asking for guidance, received in meditation from the “I”, the Divinity, inspirations and guidance, step by step, for every sentence, every word, of the The Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® process, updating the ancient spiritual cleansing ritual to be in rhythm with today's  language, man's level of evolvement and needs, and our growing multi-cultural civilization. The Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono® process is “an updated Hawaiian problem solving process to release memories that are experienced as problems”, providing “a step by step approach to achieving Peace, Balance and a new meaning of life through an understanding of one’s Self-I-dentity.” Essentially, the SITH® is about Freedom, in that it allows individuals to be released from their memories, their history, from the beginning of creation.


Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona: What is the title of the article you're writing?

Interviewer:FREEDOM: Within, Worldwide and Beyond.

Morrnah: Freedom within the person, that is why my article is different. First of all, within the person, there are no two people that have the same blueprint. The thing that is different about my course is that it pertains to the individual, not to the outside. And the individual clears up the things, the outside, in his Mind. This process does not refer to a human being alone. He might have been a dog. I might have been a plant. The process applies to minerals, water, plants, everything.​

Interviewers' notes: The following comments were given by Morrnah on April 11, 1989, to the
Hawaiian House Committee on Intergovernmental Relations and International Affairs, “The ancient Hawaiians lived and breathed our national motto: IN GOD WE TRUST. They held sacred every manifestation of God's creation. Central to their existence was a true understanding of themselves as spiritual, mental and physical beings, and their relationship with God and all of God's creation. Like themselves, they knew that every manifestation had its own unique i-dentity and rhythm. By knowing their own i-dentity, they were able to communicate with the sky, the ocean, plants, animals and the land, and even atoms and molecules.”​

Question to Morrnah and ‘Ihaleakala: You both have been traveling to Europe for several years to teach Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono®. Was there more interest or openness in 1989 to your message of teaching freedom, peace, harmony and balance as compared to previous years?

‘Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D. (Ihhl): My experience has been that the people of Europe have always been more open to what we present, and if I look at it on a comparative basis, much more open than here in America. They each have their own response. The Germans, for example, tend to say, “Just tell us how it works and we'll do it.” The Italians have a different approach. They not only want to know how it works, they also want to know the religious basis. And then in places like Denmark, Holland and Sweden, they are more interested in the esoteric stuff; what happens behind it. And so it varies. But they are very open. In fact, this time around, Morrnah had an invitation to go to Holland, where 165 people took the training. The place wouldn't hold any more people. They had something like 30 or 40 more people that they couldn't get into the room, such that they had to schedule another training to be done for them the following week. The response has always been good in Europe. For example, in Poland, we had more than 700 people. They had more the second day; and the training rooms, particularly in the area we were sitting, were always filled with flowers. To me, my own perception, is that Morrnah is like a celebrity in Europe. In America, it is a very different story.

Q: America doesn't have the same understanding or grasp?

Ihhl: I'm not sure. This is my own guess, and I have to tell you, it is just a guess. I would be more interested in what the Divine Creator says. Part of what we deal with, and I'm talking about me as I do my cleansing, is to cleanse on my side what is being reflected back to me, which is a picture of my own being in America. And that is that we are, or I am, very highly intellectual. So, the Ho‘oponopono can be a very disturbing presentation for people who are highly intellectual, because much of it is based on something you cannot touch or see or move around. But it is sensible.​

Q: This was your first trip to Poland. How was it organized that you were to go in 1989?

Ihhl: Two years ago, when we did the training in Copenhagen, one of the people who took the training was an immigrant from Poland. Her name is Anna. It had such an impact on her life that when she went to visit a friend in Poland, she talked about the Ho‘oponopono. And then it sort of escalated. She (Morrnah) got invited to a meeting where 400 people showed up. They are very much interested in things Hawaiian. And the Ho‘oponopono fits in with what they are looking for.

Q: The focus in 1989 was to gain their outer freedom – politically, economically and socially. Was that a topic they discussed with you?

Ihhl: I did not get the experience that we were in a place where people felt like they were downtrodden. What impressed me the most was that they were looking for their own personal freedom.

Morrnah: I feel we are approaching the year of peace within the household of man. Actually, I have the concept of the whole thing, to the finish. Certain people will be producing certain things, while another nation will be producing something else, each exchanging what they have for what the other has. For example, if the Japanese were to manufacture cars, then we would manufacture something else. And then we would be living together harmoniously, rather than in combat, rather than intellectually.​

Q: Before you went to Europe, did you get guidance or directions from the “I” that prepared you to
work in certain areas?​

Ihhl: Oh, yes! We never go anywhere unless we get guidance. For example, one of the the things the “I” wanted was for Morrnah to go to Russia and Poland. We had difficulties at first, then another source opened up for us. The primary reason for going to Russia was to give Morrnah an opportunity to visit with the Lady of Vladimir and do the cleansing.  (Interviewers' note: The Lady of Vladimir is the ‘Unihipili of Russia. ‘Unihipili is Hawaiian for “Subconscious self; child; computer; memory bank”.) So, one of the things we did when we went to Moscow was to fulfill this primary purpose by visiting the Kremlin. In the Kremlin, there are sacred churches or synagogues or citadels – I'm not sure what they are called. And in one of those was the portrait of the Lady of Vladimir. Morrnah had the opportunity to cleanse with that. And that was the primary purpose we had for being there even though
we stayed 7 days. That was the instruction Morrnah got from the Divinity.

And in Poland, actually before Morrnah went, she was told by the “I” that what she needed to do was to go and see the Lady of Czestochowa, the ‘Unihipili of Poland. In fact, the Lady of Czestochowa came to visit her and said, “If you come to see me, and you cleanse me, you will see some changes.” And so when Morrnah and I meditated, the “I” told her basically what she needed to do. It's interesting because the portrait of the Lady of Czestochowa is seen only, I believe, 3 or 4 hours a day, on certain days. At that time it is open to the public and thousands of people go there. A security panel rises so you can see the original portrait of the Lady of Czestochowa, and then the panel closes. Morrnah had a special invitation just for her to go see it. They made arrangements that when Morrnah came they would do it out of routine. This is rarely done, and it is usually done only for high level dignitaries. I don't know when during the visit that Morrnah did the cleansing.

Morrnah: The “I” said that we should stop at the shrine of the Black Madonna, the Lady of Czestochowa , the ‘Unihipili of Poland. She's the only one that has been scratched with a sword on both cheeks. I'm working on that. Pretty soon the blood will come up and then she'll be okay. The “I” said that the two scars on the face of the portrait would eventually disappear.

Q: And that would be of great significance to the country?

​Ihhl: Absolutely. After Morrnah did the cleansing, she meditated and the “I” said, “In a month's time, you will see the changes.” Morrnah did the cleansing during the week of October 15, 16, 17, 1989.

Interviewers' notes: 1.“One of the most amazing changes that occurred in that month's time was that of East Germany opening its borders on the night of November 9, 1989. Citizens on both sides of the divided city of Berlin converged on the Berlin Wall and the gates of Checkpoint Charlie swung open amid the blaze of television lights and cameras. On November 12, 1989, the first panel of the 12-foothigh concrete wall was removed amid floodlights which illuminated the word “freiheit” (freedom).” Newsweek magazine, December 25, 1989. 2. Note: The Berlin Wall fell completely peacefully, without a shot being fired, without violence or bloodshed. To many, it was like a miracle. The Fall of the Berlin Wall would later be identified as the event that also marked the end of the Cold War.

Q: In Germany there were comments that even the German people were in awe of all that was happening in 1989 and weren't quite sure why it was all happening now.

Ihhl: It was quite unexpected, yes? Actually all these changes were already foretold by the “I”. The Germans and Danes that we work closely with were told that 3 years ago. To them, it is not surprising. It is only surprising to the rest of the folks who don't know what we're up to. Part of what needed to be done was that Morrnah needed to do the cleansing of the Lady of Czestochowa.

Q: The cleansing of the ‘Unihipili of Poland was connected to Germany?​

Ihhl: Oh, yes, not only for Germany, but for all the ‘Unihipilis of all the nations, including the Lady of Freedom, the ‘Unihipili of America.

Q: In Self I-Dentity through Ho‘oponopono®, how does your focus on the release of the internal “walls” and blocks to our own inner freedom relate to the falling away of external barriers?​

Ihhl: I have no idea. All I know is that one of the things I learned a long time ago is that I have no idea how the “I” causes all this to work. I think the most important thing for me is the realization that this takes place at the level of the etheric mind. It is very difficult for people to understand that the etheric mind permeates the whole Cosmos. So if you do a cleansing that cleanses thought forms in the etheric mind, you are actually affecting the whole Cosmos. So when Morrnah gets directed as to what to do, it's the “I”'s use of the etheric mind and the “I”'s way of actually causing all of these changes to take place. Now how He does it, when He does it, what's involved, I have no idea. I can't give specifics.

Q: Morrnah, the Ho‘oponopono method that you brought forth and updated appears so simple, and yet it is so profound. Can you tell us about it?

Morrnah: There are two Ho‘oponopono methods. At the age of two, I learned how to do these things the ancient way. But that process was only done person to person …And later I told the “I” that I didn't like that way because I worked with that way and so many things came up. And I didn't want to do that method any longer. I said, “I want to do something else, so I quit.” And He said, “If you quit, I'll give you mine, My way.” And so the “I” gave me His. And later the “I” said, “You call it The Foundation of I, because “I” am the one who guides you.” And that's why I'm working at that.

Q: When you do the Ho‘oponopono to release memories and thought forms, how does the cleansing of throught forms lead to freedom?

Ihhl: It's very simple. Behind anything we do, the cause is a thought form. So, for example, if I see you and I don't even know you, but there is something in me that tries to avoid you, then I am locked in, that is, I'm a prisoner of whatever is driving me to avoid. And so I then do the Ho‘oponopono. It is for me to know that it is up to the Divinity to decide how the problem is to be solved. Let's assume He decides He is going to erase whatever it is that causes me to avoid you. And may I add, I don't have to know what the cause is. Once the cause goes, is erased, when I see you the next time, I simply don't have a reaction to you. I am free.

Q: What is Self I-Dentity?

Ihhl: Self I-Dentity is knowing who you are, and knowing who you are is knowing you consist of three selves.

Morrnah: The three parts of man are the superconscious, the part that guides you, the connection with Divinity. And the subconscious part, this is like a child, it doesn't know how to discriminate. It needs to be guided. It is like a computer in that it carries all the memories within. And the conscious mind is the intellectual part of man. The three selves have to work together. There is often too much intellectualism. People base so much on the intellectual that the intellectual subdues the subconscious.

Ihhl: In order to actually petition the Divinity to release you from the thought forms so that you can be free, you have to know you consist of the three selves. Only by going to the Divinity through the three selves will the Divinity actually release you. You simply do not know who you are unless you know you consist of the three selves. And without that, there is no way Divinity is going to do anything for you. The three selves are actually the key. By connecting the three selves, creation actually opens and the Divinity is available to listen to our petitions or give direction. You cannot do this by your intellect alone. You cannot do it spiritually alone. You cannot do it by your emotions alone. It has to be the three selves working together. When divided and out of rhythm, there is separation from the Source
resulting in chaos, dis-ease and stress.

Q: So by doing the process, surrendering and asking Divinity to cleanse our memories, and by connecting with the three selves -

Morrnah: It is clear. Like if I knew you, and you had a problem, or I had a discord with you, that means that I have to clean up my “crud” so I can once again be harmonious with you. Or you might have killed someone by lynching. I met a person who had difficulty with breathing. When we meditated, it was because of his work before that, a long time ago, was lynching people. And in lynching, he cut off the air. And so, when we cleansed that, he was able to breathe again.

Ihhl: Regarding Self I-Dentity, the Divinity said that the reason mankind has problems is because he doesn't know who he is. And do you know why it is so important to know who you are? It is because we want to be one with the Divinity. That's the key. That's the reason for existing, to be one with the Divinity, and to be at peace. What happens if you don't know who you are? There is a basic problem you run into. And the problem is, if you look at it very closely, the people who do not know who they are do not take responsibility for who they are. I mean, for example, if you are driving down the road and someone cuts in front of you, you think it's the other guy that's doing it to you. The key to Ho‘oponopono is “I am responsible”. I am responsible for everything that happens to me, and I am responsible for everything that is reflected back to me. I am not 99% responsible. I'm 100% responsible.

Q: How does one develop a working relationship with the Divinity?

Ihhl: It develops as long as you are willing to realize you are responsible, and you know how to do this process, and you are willing to do it more and more and more, moment by moment. You do it more and more, and say to yourself, “I am responsible.” You see, for a lot of people, it takes a long time, even after learning the process, to realize they are responsible. And there are a lot of opportunities that come up that go right by them, and they don't see that it is an opportunity to cleanse. In the training I tell people that everything around you is an opportunity. In Denmark there is a beautiful Danish saying, “The problem with my neighbor is between God and me.”

So what the Ho‘oponopono says is, “It is always you, you have to know it is you, and if you don't know it is you, you can never be free.” So that's why self-introspection is absolutely the key in Ho‘oponopono. We let go of a lot of opportunities to cleanse. For example, we may be driving down the road and we look and there is an accident on the other side, and someone is on the ground. As we drive by, we say, “Oh, poor thing.” But we don't realize that we are very responsible for our part in that. It's like our friend Noriega. We think it was Noriega that was the problem. It's us looking at him that is the problem, not Noriega. It's difficult for the intellect to understand this.

In Part I of the interview, Morrnah and ‘Ihaleakala shared about the Self I-Dentity through
Ho‘oponopono® process and how important it was for each person, entity and country to clean and find their Self I-Dentity, to recognize and work with the three aspects of self – the superconscious (spiritual), the conscious (intellectual), and the subconscious (memory bank, computer, child, emotional). They emphasized that this is the key to connecting with Divinity, to do the Ho‘oponopono cleaning, to be one with the Divinity and to be at peace. Through this cleaning and connection to Divinity, memories are released, cleansed and transmuted, and guidance, inspiration and freedom occur within the individual, worldwide and beyond.

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