How Dr. Hew Len healed a ward of mentally ill criminals with Ho'oponopono

Ho’oponopono, the Hawaiian system that heals oneself ... and the world, too

More than thirty years ago, in Hawaii, at the Hawaii State Hospital, there was a special ward, a clinic for the mentally ill criminals. People who had committed extremely serious crimes were assignated there either because they had a very deep mental disorder or because they needed to be checked to see if they were sane enough to stand trial. They had committed murder, rape, kidnapping or other such crimes. According to a nurse that worked there in those years, the place was so bleak that not even the paint could stick to the walls, everything was decaying, terrifying, repulsive. No day would pass without a patient-inmate attacking another inmate or a member of the staff.

The people working there were so frightened that they would walk close to the walls if they saw an inmate coming their way in a corridor, even though they were all shackled, all the time –but more than once this wouldn’t stop an agression. The inmates would never be brought outside to get fresh air because of their relentlessly threatening attitude. The scarcity of staff was a chronic occurrence. Nurses, wardens, employees would prefer to be on sick-leave most of the time in order not to confront such a depressive and dangerous environment.

Dr. Hew Len, the Teacher of Ho'oponopono

Dr. Hew Len, the Teacher of the healing system Ho'oponopono
Dr. Hew Len, the Teacher of the healing system Ho'oponopono

Enters Dr. Hew Len

One day, a newly appointed clinical psychologist, a Dr. Stanley Hew Len, arrived at the ward. The nurses rolled their eyes, bracing themselves for one more guy that was going to bug them with new theories and proposals to fix the horrid situation, who would walk away as soon as things became unpleasant, around a month later, usually. However, this new doctor wouldn’t do anything like that. Actually he didn’t seem to be doing anything in particular, except just coming in and being always cheerful and smiling, in a very natural, relaxed way. He wasn’t even particularly early in arriving every morning. From time to time he would ask for the files of the inmates.

He never tried to see them personally, though. Apparently he just sat in an office, looked at their files, and to members of the staff who showed an interest he would tell them about a weird thing called Ho’oponopono. Little by little things started to change in the hospital. One day somebody would try again to paint those walls and they actually stayed painted, making the environement more palatable. The gardens started being taken care of, some tennis courts were repaired and some prisonners that up until then would never be allowed to go outside started playing tennis with the staff. Other prisonners would be allowed not to be shackled any more, or would receive less heavy pharmacological drugs. More and more obtained permission to go outside unshackled, without causing trouble to the hospital’s employees.

In the end, the athmosphere changed so much that the staff was not on sick leave any more. Actually, more people than needed wished now to work there. Prisonners started gradually to be released. Dr. Hew Len worked there close to four years. In the end, there remained only a couple of inmates that were relocated somewhere else and the clinic for the mentally insane criminals had to close.

Another self-help book?

I have to confess that I don’t remember reading in my whole life one single self-help book. Titles like how to get wealthy in two simple steps or the sure road to love and riches or marketing with the stars or secure your health with this ancient secret of the mayas never passed from my eyes to my consciousness, I simply never paid attention to them.

So when my neighbor Norma, an 81 year young lady filled with strength, enthousiasm and New York witt, told me: “rosario, you have to read this new book by Joe Vitale”, I stared at her with probably a blank expression, and I asked “who is Joe Vitale?” The extent of my ignorance was too wide for her to try to diminish it, so she replied, “never mind, you have to read this book”. “It’s about a doctor who emptied a ward for mentally insane criminals in a couple of years, just saying a few words to himself.”

I asked, “could you repeat what you just said?” And she did. The book displayed all the signs of the self-help book: ZERO LIMITS, The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, but it was too late, I had heard about the doctor and I had developed an instant frenzy, a desperate need to learn what he had done with the crazy criminals, so I grabbed the book and rushed home and started reading, and I didn’t stop until the last word.

What did Dr. Hew Len do to the patients, how did he treat them that the results were so spectacular? He didn’t do anything. Not a thing to them nor with them, except looking at their files. He only tried to heal himself, applying an old, traditional community problem-solving system from Hawaii, called Ho’oponopono, adapted to individuals by his Teacher, the late Hawaiian sage Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona. And what was he doing to himself? In his own words: “I was simply healing the part of me that created them”.

Actually, he used to sit in his office and look at the patients' files. While perusing them, he would feel something, a pain, an empathy. Then he started the healing on himself, taking full responsibility for what was going on with a given patient. That's how those people got better, because their doctor had the strange view that it was himself who needed the healing, not them.


Simply put, Ho’oponopono is based on the knowledge that anything that happens to you or that you perceive, the entire world where you live is your own creation and thus, it is entirely your responsibility. A hundred percent, no exceptions.

Your boss is a tyrant? It’s your responsibility. Your children are not good students? It’s your responsibility. There are wars and you feel bad because you are a good person, a pacifist? The war is your responsibility. You see that children around the world are hungry and malnourished if not starving? Their wont is your responsibility. No exceptions. Literally, the world is your world, it is your creation. As Dr. Hew Len points out: didn’t you notice that whenever you experience a problem you are there?

It’s your responsibility doesn’t mean it’s your fault, it means that you are responsible for healing yourself in order to heal whatever or whoever it is that appears to you as a problem.

It might sound crazy, or just plain metaphorical, that the world is your creation. But if you look carefully, you will realize that whatever you call the world and perceive as the world is your world, it is the projection of your own mind. If you go to a party you can see how in the same place, with the same light, the same people, the same food, drink, music and athmosphere, some will enjoy themselves while others will be bored, some will be overenthousiastic and some depressed, some will be talkative and others will be silent. The “out there” for every one of them seems the same, but if one were to connect their brains to machines immediately it would show how different areas of the brain would come alive, how different perceptions there are from one person to the next. So even if they apparently share it, the “out there” is not the same for them, let alone their inner world, their emotions.

How do you heal yourself with Ho’oponopono? Three steps: by recognizing that whatever comes to you is your creation, the outcome of bad memories buried in you mind; by regretting whatever errors of body, speech and mind caused those bad memories, and by requesting Divine Intelligence within yourself to release those memories, to set you free. Then, of course, you say thank You.

There are seminars where they teach you many tricks to help this process, but according to Joe Vitale, Dr. Hew Len himself uses the simplest of the formulas from Ho’oponopono. Whenever a matter arises –and they arise incessantly– adressing the Divine within you, you only have to say: I love You, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank You.

That we can obtain big things from Ho’oponopono has already been shown: the healing of an entire ward of insane criminals seems far more difficult a task than any of our personal troubles. There are, no doubt, piles of testimonies from practitioners. Dr. Hew Len says, however: this is not fast food. The cleaning of memories requires a lot of concentration and persistence and is an unending job. But the result is what he calls Zero Limits, a state where one is free from the past, and suffused with Divine Intelligence and love.

Rosario Montenegro



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fierycj 7 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

That's interesting stuff. It really gets me going. As an aspiring director who tends to delve into the paranormal, I find stories about supernatural healing very intriguing. Great hub! I'm surprised there are no comments on it.

It's very original and truly classic. I can hardly spell or pronounce the method, though. lol.

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi fiery! I'm so glad you liked it but wait! I don't think this is supernatural like what you usually call miracles. This man is teaching something that any person can use. This is something that you and I can do too. Of course, Dr. Len has many years of practice, but I don't think he had so many years doing it when he was in the Hawaii Hospital.

This is something that you can use for every day things. It's more like a view of the world that you apply to your life. But I don't know if you are interested. If you are, I can write some more about it.

Always a pleasure to see you. rosario

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floppy 7 years ago from romania

that book changed my life and I just found out that joe vitale has release a new seminar called Zero Limits Maui. Feel free to check out my hub.

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fierycj 7 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

Of course, I'm interested. If you can, do write some more about it.

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Fiery, I will do it. Just give me some time. Thank you for visiting. r

Sofi 7 years ago

Que interesante Rosario!

Te mando un besote

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hola Sofía, qué bueno que te gustó. Mil gracias por leerlo.

Hi Sofía, I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for reading it.

alexa 7 years ago

hello rosario,

thank you for this story; I know this story now for about two weeks, read all about it on the internet and this hooponoponothing is like coming home.

But (sometime) rational silly me says: how can I explain to my friends that these people in this ward actually were healed? Is it documentated and where can I find this?

Can you help me with this?

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Alexa, thank you for your visit and your kind request.

I'm so glad that you feel that ho'oponopono is like coming home. I have to thank you for telling me this because I write these hubs mostly to help people find some really valuable tools for their lives.

About your question: actually in the book "Zero Limits" there is a whole account of these facts about the Hawaii Hospital not only from Dr. Hew Len himself, but also a very impressive one by a nurse that used to work there in those years. To me, the fact that with ho'oponopono even the physical surroundings started changing is as astonishing as the healing of the inmates.

No matter what, the best proof you are going to have is through your own practice. Read carefully this hub because just with what you have there you can start doing it. "I Love You, I'm Sorry, Please forgive me, Thank You!" If you do it consciously you'll be surprised with the results.

Good luck with the practice.

alexa 7 years ago

Thank you Rosario for your wise words and your answer to my question. In the few weeks I know Ho'oponopono now and take 100% responsibility for what comes into my life, I notice Divinity is helping me all the way through(at least I think is helping, what the bleep do I know?).

I ordered this book, Zero Limits, and I think it's on a ship somewhere to the Netherlands, because I didn't receive it yet. So, trying to find more and more about Ho'oponopono on the internet, I found this free manual by Mornnah Simeona and Rev. James Vinson Wingo. I'm not sure that I want to bother you with this, but it confused me. The manual states, that recent research has showed that the technique, as described in Zero Limits, when Dr. Len constantly uses the four phrases, is not effective and even would influence the unconsious in a negative way. The manual offers an advanced technique, to learn from dvd's to buy.

I hardly believe this can be true and I think it's a selling technique. But maybe I'm wrong. Again: what the bleep do I know?

Listen, I love you for the contact we have, and I'm sorry that apparantly I'm unaware of knowing what feels right. Please forgive me that I bring this up in your life now and in these hubs. And I thank you for being here now.

I can't wait till the ship has reached Holland.

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Alexa. I'm happy you bought the book.

About the reverend, I don't know who he is. The old lady shaman passed away years ago.

I've found in the internet (and they even appear sometimes close to my hub) a bunch of people who claim that they know better what Simeona was doing and that they hold her true heritage. Maybe. But I'm not interested in them nor even in her for that matter. I'm interested in the guy who emptied a war of insane criminals with his method.

Actually what the old lady used to do was some type of group activity where people in discord would sit down, tell each one their complaints, and then having her as a witness they would reconcile and recite some prayers in common: a type of traditional Hawaiian family therapy.

Dr. Hew Len was Simeona's disciple and he doesn't explain how they both came up with this entirely different method to be practiced by the individuals.

No matter what, these are two very distinct things, the traditional community solving technique, and what Dr. Hew Len teaches, a practice for the individual alone.

Actually what Dr. Hew Len teaches is a type of silent mental revolution, an entire putting upside down of our belief system. Where we look for culprits everywhere, from the relationship with our parents or our spouses to the malice of our boss or colleagues, from society's injustices to astrological inauspiciousness, this teacher suggests that we take responsibility for the whole universe. A change of vision so profound has nothing in common with any advanced technique to obtain things.

Only you can decide which one suits you.

Good luck with the reading!

alexa 7 years ago

Thank you Rosario for your clear explanation. I know I already decided, because like you I was completely put upside down on my own thinking and vieuws by what this man did and I immediately felt this was the right thing for me. Like I said: I felt like coming home, even all the furniture was upside down and nothing was in it's usual place.

I'm looking forward to this book. Thanks again!

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Alexa, you are most welcome! I wish you could've taken a picture of that upside down furniture. :>)

mat 7 years ago

For everyone that's interested but that can't afford the book, I believe Joe Vitale makes it available for free on his website, if not you can download the audiobook from torrents.

He really doesn't mind if you procure it that way. Am i wrong Rosario?

rosariomontenegro 7 years ago

I don't know, thank you for the tip, I'll try to check it when I have time.

darcy 7 years ago

hi rosariomontenegro ,

thanks for sharing this wonderful story, i heard about this from a friend. I wonder whether the story of healing the mental ward is true. I wonder u know many patients were involved in above healing, and do u personally have any experience to share pertaining to hooponopono.

thank you so much.


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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Darcy, thank you for your comment.

Some of the description I do about the ward comes from the testimony of a direct witness, the nurse that gave a detailed account to Joe Vitale. She was working there in those years so there you go.

Experience to share? I don't know how to describe this adventure. Just reading about it puts the mind at ease, gives that profound peace that comes when truth resonates in your heart.

You have to try it yourself, not like a formula with the four sentences but just sitting down for a while and thinking about it, how the world we live in is our creation, and how we might start taking responsibility for it. Then start talking to the Divine that is not out there but inside yourself ... afterwards you might want to share the experience yourself.

Best wishes!

alexa 7 years ago

Thank you Rosario,

for this answer to Darcy. You have a way of explaining things that calms my mind. Maybe you want to share something with me that was in your last answer, that I can't comprehend. I know it's not something for the intellect to understand, but maybe you'll find the words.

You wrote: Then start talking to the Divine that is not out there but inside yourself.

How do you do this? Is this different from taking to yourself? When I read about Ho'oponopono on the net, there's talking to the inner child, talking to the inner Divinaty. How do you talk to each of them? Or is this al the same? Part of me is my inner chuld, part of me Divinity, part of me myself. I am all of that. Can I just talk to myself? What's the difference for you?

Or is this the intellect that wants answers and there are none?

Thank you, Alexa

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Alexa, I just found your message but it's almost one in the morning. I'll come back to you probably tomorrow. Thank you for your questions.

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Alexa, did you read the book? If you could read just Dr. Hew Len's writings it would be easier. To fish in the internet, well ... it might become confusing.

Since you ask for advice, I would say, forget about the inner child and other parts of yourself. Think of whomever or whatever is for you the sacredest of all. If you believe in God, of course it has to be God. If you are a buddhist like me, for me it is my Teacher, who is one and the same nature as all the Buddhas. For an atheist I don't know, whatever they feel as sacred, like "the universe" or "universal energy", whatever.

That divine being is going to be the focus of your attention when you say "I love you" and so forth. And you are going to close your eyes and address him in the depths of your mind. Your mind is limitless, so it can encompass the Divine, and the Divine is inseparable from you.

Start with this. Just focus on the Divine, or Divine Intelligence within, and recite the four sentences.

More later.

alexa 7 years ago

Hello Rosario,

yes I've read the book, even three times now. The first time I was like hungry to swallow all these new visions, the second time I felt like Dr. Len's words went straight to my heart but the way Dr. Vitale was telling this didn't feel good to me, and the third time I saw the big selling-promotion of Dr. Vitale himself, one big advertisement to sell himself. I once visited his website - one of his many - and since then I keep receiving emails of free ways to become a millionaire, have a bigger house or a huge car. The man wrote this after writing his book about Dr. Len and Ho'oponopono. I don't get it....

Your story about Dr. Len is beautiful, Rosario, so is this Vitale-story about the ward, but the rest of the book ....???

So I had to go back to the internet, to find more about this Dr.Len. And believe me, there are a few sites that give perfect information about Dr. Len and about Self I-Dentity through Ho'oponopono. There's even a new forum started. And these sites don't aim to get rich and wealthy and they suit me well, because somehow I don't think if there's a Divinity, that this Divinity's worry is how to give us a huge car, how this enormous house is going to be delivered to us or, if you have smaller wishes, how Divinity is giving us a free parking place.

So, yes I've read the book and I'm sorry to say I'm a little bit dissapointed by it. I love Dr. Len's words somewhere else on the internet and in videos on YouTube, but I honestly doubt if Mr. Vitale put down Dr.Len's words correctly on paper.

I heard Dr.Len state, in one of those 9 videos, that he hadn't read the book himself yet, and I know Mr.Vitale writes somewhere, that the next seminar he's organising with Dr.Len is unfortunatly the last one.

I can imagine why ...

Somewhere in this blog Rosario, you state you gonna write more about Ho'oponopono and I hope you will and I'm looking forward to your wise words.

I'll be visiting this place again!


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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Alexa, thanks for visiting again. I understand how these spiritual things go to our hearts and for a while we feel so uplifted, so in agreement with them that we feel that our lives have shifted. You described this so well some time ago ... even the furniture in your home seemed to be upside down. Buddhist teachers call this type of reaction "goose bump wisdom" and warn you that even though it's a great jumpstart for the mind, if you don't immediately follow up with serious practice and learning it will fade and disappear.

Alexa, I don't know anything about your own spiritual path, but in a general way I would say that these teachings about Ho'oponopono are perfect for anybody regardless of religion or not religion, because Dr. Hew Len expresses them in a way that is flexible enough to suit the minds of most people. But everyone has to do its own path. For me, being a Buddhist, I found in Ho'oponopono a curious way of expressing something that I knew before through my own religious lineage, and I was surprised by the refreshing way Dr. Len inspired me with still more faith. I admire the way he puts universal truths in a way that most anybody can adapt to their own mindset. But of course if somebody didn't have anything at all as spiritual path before, I just don't know how sustainable this vision is, because precisely for being so in agreement with truth it's a very difficult vision to accept and/or maintain.

So I understand that you feel the need for having more reading to do, other opinions to check. Still, as I said before, the only thing that really counts is to sit down and practice in the heart, in your mind.

Now, about Joe Vitale. Just go to the end of any of his messages and unsubscribe yourself from his mailing list.

Why are you concentrating on him? He was just an instrument to make the Ho’Oponopono known to the world. And he is a good guy: the way he prays the reader, in the book, to do Ho’Oponopono for a desperate lady that he does not know how to help is quite touching and shows a kind heart. I don’t share his universe of sport cars and marketing techniques but why should he be like me? I bless him that he had the genious for discovering Dr. Hew Len and make him known to the world. No matter what, if you are applying Ho’Oponopono then you know that you yourself created that Joe Vitale of your mind, the one you are describing in your message.

Some time ago I already told you the following and forgive me if I repeat it:

Actually what Dr. Hew Len teaches is a type of silent mental revolution, an entire putting upside down of our belief system. Where we look for culprits everywhere, from the relationship with our parents or our spouses to the malice of our boss or colleagues, from society's injustices to astrological inauspiciousness, this teacher suggests that we take responsibility for the whole universe. A change of vision so profound has nothing in common with any advanced technique to obtain things.

Alexa, thank you so much for writing, it helps my mind to answer. I wish you the best, and you are always welcome.

alexa 7 years ago

Thank you very very much Rosario,

you showed me perfectly I was only describing the Joe Vitale in my mind. I wonder why I did this: probably because I saw the glass half empty again at that time. I shouldn't concentrate on him, you're right. I guess I needed you to explain to me again and again this what Dr. Len is showing, is a type of silent mental revolution, and has nothing to do, indeed, with obtaining things. I think I know what your answer will be: this, alexa is also in your own mind.

Thank you for welcoming me on this place. I'll be looking forward to your clear explaining of Ho'oponopono in the future.


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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Alexa, you are the one helping me too. When you appear in my mind no doubt you are part of myself and I have to contemplate deeper to understand what you are telling me. Again, you are always welcome here or anywhere in the web of our minds and in the world web ... With all my heart I wish you a great practice!

alexa 7 years ago

Thank you Rosario.

(What a beautiful way to put: 'you are always welcome anywhere in the web of our minds'. This goes straight to my heart!)

alicia 7 years ago

After hearing a speaker (just speak briefly) about this technique/state of mind and the prison that a Dr. Len "set free", I began researching Ho'oponopono.

I have for years been allowing my "inner child" to rule my thoughts. I have allowed myself to be a victim and to think negatively, when I thought I was creating from inspiration. True inspiration is beautiful and hard to achieve.

I want to thank both of you....Alexa and Rosario. You both are the struggles within myself. It was only when I read through the conversations that you two had, I realized where I needed to begin. Thank you and bless you both!

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Well, your kind comment justifies these small hubs that are just like bottles tossed to the ocean. Thank you for reading the message in the bottle.

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Lisi Hansen 6 years ago

I loved the book! And made positive changes...Thanks for putting this hub together Rosario.

rosariomontenegro 6 years ago

Thank you Lisi!

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Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

Thankyou for writing this article...I have heard of this doctor and it was good to read about him again...

r lauren 6 years ago

in the past 8 days i have been told about this twice so i had to listen...i think this is a wonderful tool.

i would like to share some thoughts as this is very close to my heart. in my life i strive to help people heal and be whole. i have been a psychic channel for many years and spirit guides often teach me about letting go of the ego and living in the space of love or the true self as a tool to self healing and world healing. When we heal ourselves our world is healed.

You may have often heard people say if you don't like something about someone it is something within yourself you don't like..... Ho’oponopono to me sound like the same thing. The data that the doc talks about is really about the ego and the ego states. we either live in fear or in love. this prayer, mantra call it what you will is a way to release the fear and replace it with love which brings us back to the true source (self).

we are one with god (i'm not talking about a religious god but just infinite intelligence, the source, love, the universe etc) and so when we our out of sync with love then we are out of sync with god. (and ourselves and each other as we are one)

if i may share the comments about cars and money to me are just about limited beliefs. personally i don't have a need for material possessions but i understand that god's supply is limitless and that we manifest in the state of the divine being the state of the true self - LOVE. i welcome gods gifts and if i can drive a nice car over a bomb so be it

i believe this is whet Ho’oponopono is all about - connecting with love

i love the divinity in all of you, forgive me if i am over opinionated, i'm sorry if i have offended anyone and thank you for allowing me to share :)

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rosariomontenegro 6 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Enlydia, Thank you for your kind comment.

Dear R Lauren,

You say:

"i believe this is whet Ho’oponopono is all about - connecting with love"

Very nice way of interpreting an already extraordinary teaching.

Ho'oponopono has a specific way to go about "connecting with love", it actually uses love as part of the recipe, a recipe to heal oneself and the world. You probably can boil down to that formula or any other formula not only Ho'oponopono but many religious traditions of the world.

I am a believer in the respect of the specificity of each, because each has a set of healing tools that are in accord with specific types of mind. Much in the same way that you don't teach the same to 7 year olds than to 17 year olds, you teach the universal truths in many different ways according to types of minds, and this is good and should be respected.

All traditions that seek salvation or transcendence or healing for beings should be respected exactly because of that, because they accord with different types of beings. In this respect, to be universal consists not in making them all the same, in a reductionist move, but in respecting their differences.

In the case of Ho'oponopono, it's true that, as you say, it's a way to connect you with love ... but in a very special way. First of all it connects you with love, with divinity and with anything good that you can think of ... within yourself, not out there as usual. Then, what is really really special, is the idea that everything we perceive as being "the world" including the state of its inhabitants ... it's our creation. We see it the way it is for us. You know, some religions give a very specific explanation for this subtle but simple truth, that we are the creators of our world. If you take a realized being, an ordinary human being and a hungry ghost and you present them with a cup of liquid, the hungry ghost will perceive the liquid as pus or something repulsive, the human being will perceive the liquid as water and the realized being will perceive it as ambrosia.

Of course this is just an example, and things are more complex and subtler than that. If you take other beings instead of just an inanimated element, then there is a possibility for change that is quite awesome and filled with very concrete hope, particularly knowing, thanks to that kind Dr. Len, that it works. You heal yourself and the one in front of you gets healed ... what a wonderful tool!

I wonder what would happen if an important group of people were to syncronize themselves and do ho'oponopono for the Gulf spill ...

Thank you R Lauren for inspiring me still more to reflect about things. You were very kind. Thank you.

Kate DeMarzo 6 years ago

I love this practice, it is saving my life and giving me peace, I can feel my body changing, some say that is where the subconscious is located( I would like to know more of this)..I have worked on spiritual healing for years, and I am amazed at how effective this is, just take 100% responsibility for all of it, its hard but freeing..I love you, thank-you, I am sorry, please forgive me, if I offend anyone..Kate

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rosariomontenegro 6 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Kate, thank you so very much for such heartfelt comment.

I'm so happy for you.

It's very generous to tell your experience, I'm sure it's going to help.



Rissa - Selling Techniques 6 years ago

This is great stuff. My first time to encounter Ho’oponopono.

Thomas 6 years ago

Hi Rosario,

Thank you for your wonderful postings here. This is incredible stuff. I have had some experience in it because of my 'journeys'.

When I recently took 100% responsibility for the most traumatic things in my life I discovered that I actually knew the 'meanings' of them and why these things had happened ... and I realized that I was NOT a victim but that my THINKING ('data) had been the cause of the situations. Then it was easy to see that the person or persons who had seemingly 'caused' the trauma were NOT 'bad' people but people being true to who they were ... and, of course, these people, by their actions that I 'interpreted' as 'trauma-causing', these people actually helped release me from the constructs of old, dead data. Wow! How can one bear anger or resentment towards those who inspire healing? Of course it took over a decade for me to come to this realization ... but better late than never, right? And now, being free of this, I am realizing that I am ALSO free to be happy and not carry some burden of unhappiness and trauma around with me - even though I LIKE being dramatic in telling the old data stories ... what good does it serve me ... so I am in the process of erasing old data and cleaning up the 'space' where it was held, with positive feelings, and hopefully without data that might entrap my future thinking.

This is all fun, too! I feel like I almost need to be a bit of a 'detective' to understand the feelings that I have as a result of dead data thoughtforms ... and to allow healing. It really isn't difficult ... it just requires diligence to 'look' at what bothers me or ails me about the world around me as well as the world INSIDE 'me'.

I have a friend who used to do healing of the Internet in a Ho'oponopono way! His potential clients would call him to fix a problem with the flow of data to and through their website and my friend would sit, connect with Love ... and contemplate the client's situation as if he were totally integrated with the Net ... and he would see the blockages and bottlenecks to data movement on the client's site and he would visualize how the data could and should flow ... and ... without EVER using code or his computer or ANYTHING - except his thoughtforms, the blockages and bottlenecks would apparently vanish. I don't know how it happened but it happened regularly that once my friend saw how to correct the problem in his integrated and, I suppose, loving way, he would call up his clients to set up a schedule for fixing the problem and to work out payment details for his work to clear the problems with 'data' flow ... and he would invariably be told, "No, thanks. We're fine. Everything is working now." He was brilliant but he couldn't make any money since he fixed things in a way similar to the practitioners of Ho'oponopono - just by 'looking into' the situation ... like Dr. Len - who 'just' was looking into the files. So it seems. Dr. Len would not do anything outwardly that people could put their fingers on ... yet the people were fixed - just as my friend would not do anything outwardly to fix the Internet issues, yet the Internet issues were fixed. This is incredible stuff, really.

And while this is wonderful for healing the hurts of the past that come or have come to us, apparently, from the outside ... from others, for example ... the applications for one's own INNER life are massive. I am thinking of self-healing acceleration. Have we ever tried to love those parts of our body that need healing or do we send old data down the pathways ... being upset that that part of the body, wherever it is, has let us down. "Bad body part!" Or ... have we learned to send love, an apology, TWO-way forgiveness, and HUGE appreciation? :)

This is self-changing spiritual technology which means it is WORLD-changing, too. And to think ... we don't need any further education to do this. It's simple and wise and ... it was GREAT to have this reminder today from your page.

You - and what you have written about here - are a Gift to all of us.

Thank you, Rosario! You are VERY much appreciated!


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rosariomontenegro 6 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Rissa, It's your lucky day, and mine.

I love you too.

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rosariomontenegro 6 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Thomas, I'm so happy for you that you take your journey so seriously and that you understand that you are doing it for all others too ... what you call the WORLD.

Your work with your mind is very much appreciated too, it's helping me and all sentient beings.

I also appreciate your appreciation, I rejoice for you.

For whatever might still be bothering you, and lessons seem to be often like that, I'm sorry, please forgive me. I love you and I thank you too, no doubt.

Keep on going!

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AKdude 6 years ago from Alaska

Fascinating stuff! I've read Zero Limits a couple of times and am currently working my way through the Zero Limits III seminar on DVD. Life changing!

I would recommend anything by Dr. Joe Vitale. He knows his stuff and presents it in a manner easy to understand.

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rosariomontenegro 6 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear AKdude, thank you so much for your words. Yes, "life changing" describes it. Even though I don't follow Dr. Vitale's books and methods, I have to say that I receive his newsletter just to see how he's doing, and boy he's come a long way since he met with Dr. Hew Len. His focus has been changing more and more from the creation of riches to helping others. Of course, to help others is always going to be a source of riches, both material and spiritual. Joe Vitale is a good guy and is becoming a better person as time goes by. This is the most inspiring part.

Thank for your visit and be succesful with your life changes!

With love and gratitude!

LetTy 6 years ago

I am just beginning with the cleaning and hope to get great results very soon. I will let you know.

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fruitunderatree 6 years ago from Cambridge, UK

fabulous. I work in a hospital/prison from offenders with psychiatric/mood problems so this was a useful insight.Thank you very much.

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rosariomontenegro 6 years ago from NEW YORK Author

LetTy, good luck with the cleaning, healing, everything.

Fruitunderatree, it would really be a thing to remember at the end of my life with joy, if perchance because of my simple article you were to use this enlightened instrument with those patients/immates. So similar to what Dr. Hew Len did, I'm sure it would carry a special strength. I pray that you do, and it will be successful. I love you and them, I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you!

C. Taylor 5 years ago

If I want to pray for a particular person, Do I go through, I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, addressing the Divine within me and then hope thatt the benefits from the aspirations flow to the person for whom I am praying?

rosariomontenegro 5 years ago

Dear Taylor, the important thing is the intention, not so much the wording. The main point is that you realize that whatever negativity you see in a particular person it's your responsibility, it´s your perception, it's your life. Dr. Hew Len says it means that you share a memory (mostly an unconcious memory) with that person and that when you take responsibility it gets liberated, utterly, kind of it dissolves in that zero space he talks about.

Because I personally am a little bit obsessive I do the round both adressing divinity in me and in the other party. I recite the four lines adressing divinity in myself with a profound sense of taking responsibility, and I say to the other person, in my mind, the most heartfelt I love you that I can muster. Sometimes I´ve been witness of the reversal in my own mind, for instance when a person that I am perceiving as a wrongdoer and of course I´m not having very nice feelings about it, all of a sudden becomes an actual object of love in my heart. Those things happen and they are encouraging. But it´s not necessary that they happen so openly, it´s enough that we are sincerely taking full responsibility.

I love you C.Taylor. Good luck with your prayers.

C. Taylor 5 years ago

Thank you for your love in taking my question seriously and responding swiftly.

I have no problem taking responsibility for the negativity and I think it is a beautiful concept but I am still trying to understand it. How do I share a memory with a person I don't know and on the surface have nothing in common with? For example, if I pray for Saddam Hussein, how do I take responsibility for his actions?

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

You don´t need to know how that happens, if the person is in the scope of your consciousness it´s because of that. We don´t know our past, it´s unfathomable. But we live with the results of the past, translated in the way we see the world and the way we perceive beings. If I see somebody and I feel and think, "it´s a jerk", it is my vision, I am responsible for what I am seeing.

Dr. Hew Len didn´t know what was it that he shared with those demented criminals, but he worked on healing himself and the ward had to be closed for lack of inmates.

Lance 5 years ago

I just finished the book Zero Limits just now. I found it to be very profound and really ring true. I find that the techniques in the book and the philosophy is great for keeping me grounded throughout my day and experiencing the actual moment at hand, not allowing my mind to wander and create worry. It's a very similar concept to The Power of Now and many other techniques that are trying to get you back to a point of NOW, THIS MOMENT. The difference is that it really, really is simple at heart. It just requires a truly open mind and a willingness to open your heart as well. The Divinity in you has to recognize that the divinity in everything else is all really just the same thing at the core of it. When you realize that everything is happening internally and take responsibility for it, not guilt, but responsibility, which is very different, you really do set yourself free.

Good stuff.

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Thank you Lance.

I heard Dr. Hew Len (in a video) saying that it "really sets yourself free" ... yourself and the other involved. And it has to be true, otherwise the inmates would not have benefitted from the healing that Dr. Hew Len did in himself.

In the same video he tells a little story about that period at the hospital. Those crazy criminals that were able to harm even while chained ended up creating a project ... of making cookies!!! Cookies for heaven´s sake, the sweetest project imaginable!

Delboy 5 years ago

hi Rosariomontenegro, I read the ZL book and have been reading up on Hew Len on ho'oponopono I find the whole subject fascinating and amazing. I leant the book to my good friend who has really taken to the cleaning and is having outstanding results! I on the other hand am a bit stuck, I am getting used to the cleaning but dont see any outwards manifestations of any changes yet! Yes I am impatient arent I? I have read the Mabel Katz book and she states we do not know what is going on behing the scenes so to speak, but I was wondering have you had anything like this happen to you? Some negativity came up when I first started which was difficult but now everything seems the same! Thank you ;-)

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

I don´t know what to answer, dear Delboy. I don´t use the ho-oponopono for material things. I rather use it when I have a sense that someone is in danger or in great need of some grace or healing. I was never disappointed but of course it´s very difficult to prove a negative. If something bad didn´t happen how can you prove it. Only you in your heart know that things were in a dangerous path and that the situation became neutral.

I´d advice that if you are trying to obtain something concrete (not a "negative" as in "avoiding something threatening to actually happen"), if your thing is about gaining or getting something, then try to use the "love" part. I say this because I remember somebody asking Dr. Hew Len about a project (like a thesis or some other written document the person had produced) and Dr. Len said that the project needed to be sent love. So I´m just expanding in the same idea. Do you want to obtain something? Send love to the thing.

Do you need to protect somebody or avoid a bad situation? Then do the whole thing with emphasis both on being forgiven for what made the situation loom in your life, and in sending love to whomever is involved in it.

Just love your life and all beings and everything´s going to be ok.

Hope this helps.

delboy 5 years ago

Thank you so much for answering. I am trying to improve my relationships and heal pain in me and close to me. I'm not seeing much change but I recko_n that's because I am over analysing everything. Instead of being open with love like you say send it with love to all around me. Thank you: -)

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Good, it´s great what you are trying to do. Anything in your life, close or afar, it´s your life, you are responsible for it.

About sending love or any other part of the formula, more than the words what is important is the feeling. Like saying I´m sorry ... we have to muster the feeling of really regretting whatever hidden memory of past deed that brought about the present for which we are saying I´m sorry. If what we see is not good, like war, conflicts, pain, etc., then it´s sure that the hidden memory is of some pain that we inflicted to ourselves or others ... this is the basis for being sorry. (Sorry does not mean a feeling of guilt, on the contrary, it´s a very active feeling that implies regret and a purpose of not repeating that which originated pain).

When we send love then we have to muster love in our hearts, not just say the words. If we are humble and considerate then it´s so easy to feel love. We can love any human being, or any living being for that matter, just remembering that they have like ourselves the same feelings of pain and pleasure, that they are as vulnerable as we are, even if they appear as bad or dangerous or unpleasant.

We can feel love for situations, there's always a way of mustering it, it takes a little sincere observation and reflection.

I love you Delboy and wish you the best in your endeavors.

Regina 5 years ago

Hello Rosario. I am presently involved in an anti mining campaign. Mining companies devastate our environment our agricultural lands cause pain and sickness in the community. I get really angry when I see such wanton coldhearted destruction.... I wonder how I use your technology to address this situation

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hello Regina. Thank you for your message.

I´d like to answer in two parts.

1- Inner actions. How to use the ho'oponopono to address this situation. Could you please read the original article again? Maybe you might equate the "Mining companies devastate our environment our agricultural lands cause pain and sickness in the community" with the inmates of Dr. Hew Len´s hospital, and try imitating what he did. The central concept is: if you see criminals, it´s your vision, your life, your responsibility. To take responsibility in the way Dr. Hew Len describes it is the key for the healing of a situation.

2- Outer or external actions. Continue with your activism. Do whatever you think it´s right while doing the inner, secret actions of taking responsibility. This will preclude your hatred towards the mining companies, and this is a key element for any solution: hatred only increases the negativity of a situation. So, continue your activism with love.

I wish you the best.

Cosimme 5 years ago

Hi Rosario,

Am wondering right at this moment, what do I do about a violent neighbour, I keep sending love but am having a hard time working out, what it is in my life that is causing this. Everytime he yells or smashes things, kicks his dogs, I send love. And am now thinking of this, 'Im sorry, please forgive me. I love you, and I thank you' is this what I should do and more often? As I write this, he has gone quiet, do you think its working? I hope so!

Im sorry, please forgive me. I love you, and I thank you!



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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Cosimme, You don´t need to get anxious about "what" caused any situation in your life. The important point is to acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever is appearing in your life. To send love, heartfelt love, always makes things better. Whether we know it or not.

One thing we tend to forget: it´s very difficult to know about something that was prevented. Suppose that you would like your neighbour to disappear from your life and that doesn´t happen. In the meantime he is receiving the love you are sending, which maybe he wouldn´t receive otherwise, if he lived somewhere else. Who knows what negative occurrence is being avoided by this? Who knows what protection you are extending to him with your love, protection from more serious things than his fits of anger?

Love is always perfect ... but we are not always able to see how it´s working.

Please love him more!

I love you, thank you for your efforts.

cosimme 5 years ago

Thank You Rosario,

I have thought of this in the past, that I was helping to protect him with my love. Thank You, I will be redoubling my efforts! and ofcourse healing myself as we go :)

I love you too, Im sorry, please forgive me, I thank you.



rosariomontenegro 5 years ago

Thank you Cosimme, love you too.

Rhonda 5 years ago

Hello Rosario,

I've been learning about ho'oponopono for a couple of years now and I ran across some conflicting stories as well as Alexa at the begining of this blog. But something deep inside of me said this one was the right one.

I have been looking for a blog like this though so I can ask some questions.

Sometimes with all the problems in my family I feel overwhelmed. I just don't know what to work on first.

I have Multiple Sclerosis. My husband also has some serious medical issues. My oldest daughter is Bipolar. My youngest daughter has Cronic Fatigue Syndrome.

And several of my grandchildren have medical issues as well. It seems like everyday is more stressfull than the day before. When one family member is on my mind and I start doing the ho'oponopono, emediately another becomes more urgent. I feel overwhelmed most days. So, my question is how do I priorities so I can see some results? I do the ho'oponopono when ever I think about it, but I'm so worried about everyone. I try not too, but with all the illness in my family it's also creating poverty. Can you help me figure this out? Thank you

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Rhonda, I´m sorry for what you are going through.

I think that the first thing you need to do is to relax a little bit, to take responsibility does not mean to become overwhelmed and anxious, on the contrary, you might become more peaceful if you do it right.

I suggest that you do the ho'oponopono at a given time, like in the morning before jumping out of bed, or at any moment when you have a bit of time for yourself. Do it for the whole of your family situation at the beginning, not for the people one by one.

When you do it remember the basics of what you are trying to do: you are healing yourself; the situation in front of your eyes is just the manifestation of your inner world where the causes for all of that are hidden, namely your unconcious memories, mostly from past lifes (or if the idea is straneous to you, think of your ancestors, the traces of whose actions you still carry with you).

So, aware that you are responsible for what is going on, you say your "I'm sorry, please forgive me" with all your heart, really requesting to become liberated from any action of body, speech or mind that caused all of this for yourself and your loved ones. And with the complete faith that your heartfelt request has been heard, you then say to Divinity in you, to Divinity in the other people involved: "I love you, Thank You".

After doing this, smile, feel the glow in your heart of the marvelous, wonderful action that you just performed. You just did a very virtuous action, that deserves to be crowned by your rejoicing. To rejoice multiplies immensely the virtue of a good action. Stay in this divine joy for a while.

Then of course in the course of the day you can repeat the process, you can pick one relative at a time, whenever you have time. But do it in a relaxed, joyful way. If you do it with all your heart you don't have to think about it any more afterwards, you can go on with life and a light heart. Only think about it when you do the ho'oponopono, it's a good way of not becoming overwhelmed.

Thank you for your efforts. I love you.

Rhonda 5 years ago

Thank You Rosario,

Yesterday as I was doing my Ho'oponopono and reading and doing more research it became clearer to me what I needed to do. I then read your response this afternoon and it was exactly what I was getting in my heart! I'm learning more everyday and it feels great.

Thank you so much for starting this blog. It really is a good thing. I think as time goes on in this learning process I may have more question and I'm so greatfull that you will be here.

I love you and thank you, Rhonda

Tim 5 years ago

I don't know what to call this , bad philosophy , bad religion, bad spirituality, narcissistic to the extreme, on and on ... this is simply insane

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Tim.

Thank you for reading the article and probably the comments too, and leaving us your opinion about the subject. I'm sorry that it produced such dislike which means that your mind has been somehow offended by it. I'm really sorry.

Now, if you agree, can we examine this a little further? You might agree that the general reaction when something goes wrong is to find the culprit outside, like "this is my boss's fault, or my spouse's, or the stupid jerk that made a dent in my car and didn't leave his card, or this war is the fault of President such and such and his band of oil people, or I feel so bad because I was abused as a child" ... and on and on, always the culprit being something or somebody else.

To assume responsibility is a different attitude, new we could say. We might want to try it just because of this, because being harmless it's a new thing, it might bear a new fruit, something different than the eternal disappointment of life's negative circumstances.

I fail to understand, though, where is the narcissistic part ... this attitude is the most selfless one that one could imagine.

About insane ... I agree with you that it could be understood as insane, and this for two different reasons.

One, because if the practice is misunderstood it could produce the opposite of its liberating purpose: for instance, it could give rise to an obsession with guilt.

Two, because the practice is the opposite of the ways of the world, and in general true spiritual practices have been considered insane through history.

Dear Tim, it's my responsibility. Again, I'm sorry if this page caused you rejection. And thank you for helping us think again about it.

Denis 5 years ago

According to this article, these criminals were responsible for their acts as we all are responsible for our actions.

So healing their issues should have come from within them as they should have initiated the process. That would have made them responsible for their healing.

However, how do you explain someone else did that on their behalf without even their consent or knowing?

This may be explained, I didn’t read the book, sorry.

Tks - Denis

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Denis, these criminals were in that hospital not because of their crimes but because of their crazyness. As the article says: "People who had committed extremely serious crimes were assignated there either because they had a very deep mental disorder or because they needed to be checked to see if they were sane enough to stand trial." So much for the extent of their responsibility.

No matter what, you are asking a very interesting question, how to explain that someone else healed their issues without even their consent or knowing. I agree that it's very mysterious, seemingly against common wisdom.

I think that what you point out is showing very profound and overlooked truths of our lives: that we are all deeply connected to each other, but most particularly with the people that appear to our consciousness. According to Dr. Hew Len, these people have a special link to us, a mutual bond since time unknown: that they appear to us is the proof. They are the ones that appear to us, other people do not, not this time around.

The other truth is that they are the universe of our own creation, the fact that we see them this way or that way is our responsibility, it's our creation ... mutual creation if you wish, but it seems that it's enough that one of the two members of the relationship takes responsibility for the chains to fall, broken, apart.

I agree that this is a great mystery. Since it is of benefit, I call it a holy mystery.

aplace4us 5 years ago

Interesting. The comments too. I have recently taken a course that seemed to me Hawaiian in nature called the 7 Gateways offered by Aleya Dao. When I read the article above I said to myself, Dr. Hew Len's taking responsibility for all those inmates is the opposite - a duality - to 7 Gateways, where one releases responsibilities not one's own & focuses on personal responsibility in oneself. However, somehow, because a belief system is implied here, at least Dr. Len's personal responsibility included these others being in his life. He empathized. Yet he saw the suffering as his own & understood somehow that the inmates were part of him. This reminds me of Christ, a profound beautiful way of perceiving others as oneself and thus being able to heal the whole. I can't say I get it - understand what Dr. Len did - because it's not how I seem to view things. I see that I don't feel as powerful as them. I'm sorry... Please forgive me. However, I do see that though I use Ho'oponopono at times, it called to me today in a particular way when I am suffering not only emotionally but physically. I love you. Thank You. Many blessings.

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

I'm sorry that you are right now in pain ... I'm sorry for all the pain I caused you in the infinite round of life times. Your pain will pass. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.

zar 5 years ago

Hi, where can i find this dr len. i wanted to know if he can cure mental illness such as sychosis schitsophrenia and where can i find this dr, does he have any contact details where i can contact him please.

please help me find this man.

rosariomontenegro 5 years ago

Dear Zar, I'll do my best to find this information, just give me some hours. With love.

zar 5 years ago

Hi, thanks for the respone. How are you going with getting his contact details. Please i would really appreicate if you could find either an email or a website where you can register and get his details from there or something please. it would be much appreicated.

thank you.

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Zar,

A while ago I heard a relatively recent interview to the doctor where he was saying that he had retired from direct contact with patients. He used to receive even by mail all sort of consultations from around the world, that he answered, but now he does not do it any more.

I hadn´t realize that this included his website (rather, a website that people close to him had put up for him). I did found the link to this website but it does not exist any more.

The reason he gave for not wanting to do direct consultation any more is: "I want them to do the work themselves" or some sentence of the sort, meaning that the instructions that he has already given are more than enough to heal oneself and others.

I´m sorry that this door seems closed.

I think that another door is opening. Please read the article carefully and try to follow the instructions, whether the need of healing be for yourself or for somebody close to you or that you know.

Please try to do it, it´s very simple and I am asking the people that will read this posts to do ho'oponopono for Zar too, as I will do myself.

I´m sorry Zar for the pain I might´ve caused you with these news, I´m really sorry and I love you, please forgive me. Thank you.

Do not hesitate to write, some really wise people come here sometimes and they will help too.

Thank you for your presence here.

zar 5 years ago

Thank you for your respone. where can find his instructions on how to do it ourselves. can you please post me the link to that please. Thnk you much appreciated you've been a great help.

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Please, Zar, read the article attentively. There you will find the background for the instructions, that are as simple as this:

How do you heal yourself with Ho’oponopono? Three steps: by recognizing that whatever comes to you is your creation, the outcome of bad memories buried in you mind; by regretting whatever errors of body, speech and mind caused those bad memories, and by requesting Divine Intelligence within yourself to release those memories, to set you free. Then, of course, you say thank You.

There are seminars where they teach you many tricks to help this process, but according to Joe Vitale, Dr. Hew Len himself uses the simplest of the formulas from Ho’oponopono. Whenever a matter arises –and they arise incessantly– adressing the Divine within you, you only have to say: I love You, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank You.

I wish you the best and do not hesitate to write.

zar 5 years ago

So you do that all day if you have to and just saying those four words to yourself all day and thats it.

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Zar, I would start by doing it 3 times a day.

Dr. Hew Len does it for every event in his life, say a lecture, he does it for the people who are going to listen to it, he does it for the place where the lecture is going to take place, even for the sound equipment.

You can do like him, dividing your day in 3 chunks, morning, afternoon/evening, and the time of sleep.

I would do it very simply and short, but not mechanically, rather just talking sincerely to Divine Wisdom residing within yourself.

Imagine it´s morning, you sit in silence for a few moments, close your eyes, think of the morning ahead and heal it in advance. You sincerely say "I love you" (to Divine intelligence within yourself), "I´m sorry" and "Please forgive me" (for anything negative that might arise in the hours ahead, and for the causes: the memories dormant in yourself of things past); "Thank you" (because you know that your requests have been answered). With the joy of having done something excellent for yourself and others, you now go about your day.

Starting the afternoon you do the same to heal the afternoon and evening hours. And before going to bed you do the same to heal the night ahead.

I love you, thank you for willing to do this.

zar 5 years ago

Thanks alot..

masooma 5 years ago

When i first read ZL the method hit home instantly. Probably because i grew up in a culture where it is part of our common language to call the world - maya, an illusion/creation of the mind as a result of karma (the complex web of actions and consequences accumulating in our consciousness over lifetimes).

We (Hindu/Tantric/Buddhist) have many elaborate methods to erase data (karma as one may also call it) but the simplicity and applicability of Ho'oponopono in doing it moment to moment in our modern lives appealed to me instantly.

I would like to share the experience of my first few days of practice and seek advice on it. The first two days i felt a shift each time i cleaned. My computer miraculously recovered, my ailing mother felt better each time i cleaned. But in the next two days there has been a weird flare up - I have become depressed, irritable, nearly fired my maid, screamed at her (no one who knows me would believe me capable of that).

Are these surfacing memories for me to clean up? Or am I doing something wrong here? Please advise or share your early experiences...

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Massooma,

Thank you for writing and sharing your experiences.

I would advice that you take it easy, one day at a time, and it´s probably a good idea to do it the way I just suggested to Zar: do it three times a day covering all hours of the day, healing them in advance chunk by chunk: morning, afternoon/evening, and night. Do it with a sincere heart and then go about your day as usual.

Don´t worry about different feelings, they are just passing clouds.

Wishing you the best ...

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masoomac 5 years ago from Thane

Thank you so much. Passing clouds, that is what they were... I will do as you suggest. Start with baby steps :-)

Mary 5 years ago

Hi Rosario, thank you for all your wisdom and very loving presence that you bring to this blog. In reading about this method and model of viewing myself and the world, I have a question and would appreciate your thoughts please.

I work in conflict management e.g. coaching, mediation and training others how to coach in conflict or mediate. If according to Dr Len, the healing he brought about came from him sitting in his office and healing himself, and that perhaps my role when presented with 2 people in conflict is to heal myself then how can I view my role in training others in the 'skills and techniques' of conflict intervention? Am I really 'fooling' them because it's not the intervention that helps the people rather it's the level of my divinity as it were? I'm not sure if I'm making myself clear - it brings to mind a point Dr Len made in a video about language - it's not really about the language, rather about sending healing and love into the world - my work is all about how I can use certain ways of communicating and teach others to use 'better' ways of communicating to resolve conflict.

Thanks for your time and thoughts on this.


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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Mary, thank you for your presence here.

I didn´t see the video you are referring to and I don´t know the context of those words by Dr. Len. But think: even to say this he had to use language. It is through language that he teaches ho'oponopono.

I don´t see any conflict here. Your work is very important, language is the main tool for communication and to teach its proper usage is a noble activity no doubt.

If I were you I would do the ho'oponopono for the people that I am going to teach every day. And if ever you clearly perceive that one or more of them are open to such a thing you might talk to them about Ho'oponopono, why not?

All the best with your endeavors.

Mary 5 years ago

Thanks Rosario for your comments, I think it wasn't so much that there would be a conflict as rather more a case of what's the point i.e. in teaching people skills that focus them outwardly as it were when according to this method, a lot of the change in the world is brought by our own inner healing...

thanks for your help

best regards


rosariomontenegro 5 years ago

Dear Mary,

Is it possible to combine the two? Because that´s the ideal formula, to heal oneself and to do whatever we can for others outwardly. If you only were to do ho'oponopono for them (the people you teach) you would be opening unknown paths towards awareness and freedom that they will find themselves in the future. And as I said, you might also find a way to tell, like at the end of courses or classes ... "All of this is very good but the main thing starts here, in ourselves" ... and then give as an example the case of Dr. Hew Len. Or you might directly tell all of them or at least some of them about ho'oponopono.

In any case, I´m sorry that you are having doubts about the usefulness of your trade. It´s a healthy doubt but please don´t think that what you do is pointless, it is not. Just think how good it is that you are the one teaching with your inner practice of ho'oponopono. It surely will make a difference.

ALl the best !!!

Mary 5 years ago

Thanks Rosario, you make some good points, yes I think you are right, it's about taking the best of both ways and I like your suggestion of letting people know also the role of the self in all of it.

I enjoy this blog, you explain it very well...

wishing you the very best


zar 5 years ago

Hi rosario,

wanted to share this other healing technique with you. its called the healing codes which uses energy. this works as well so read all about it and you can order the manual online.



Bryan 5 years ago

Thank you for this site. I am grateful. Anyone who is interested in or has been moved by the book Zero Limits will truly benefit from a Ho'oponopono workshop. Especially if they are fortunate enough to meet Dr. Len. He is gentle, firm, wise, joyful, and an absolute pleasure to be with.

I wish you Rosario and all who visit this site peace beyond all understanding.


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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Zar, thank you for the advice. Could you please explain those Healing Codes for us? Because they are quite expensive and they don´t explain at all what they are about.

Hoping that you are doing well, all the best.

zar 5 years ago

Hi rosario, the link below explains what the healing codes are and how they work and also some testimonails.

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Thank you so much Zar. I guess one needs to be really desperate for a healing method to pay upfront 399 dollars. Nevertheless, it sounds very promising so this is a good resource for any ailing person.

Thank you for the links.

Keep on in good shape and be happy dear Zar.

Donna 5 years ago


You are an absolute Goddess. The high consciousness and love you share here is amazing.

Thank you for being a blessing on the planet. It is an honor to be here with you.

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Donna, I almost had to clik "Deny" to your post, instead I approved it, blushing. We are all in the same boat dear friend and swim in the same ocean of love. Thank you so much.

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rosariomontenegro 5 years ago from NEW YORK Author

@Bryan: Dear friend, I intended to come back to you and look, time has disappeared ... I´m sorry for that. Thank you very much for your comment and I´m glad that you got to meet Dr. Hew Len. Welcome here any time.

brian l 5 years ago

Saw this on another site ,so I started looking around for more info...

I rememeber the first day of my life here on earth as a baby in the crib..

I sawthe ceiling..I looked right and a black clawlike hand came at me...I screamed so hard I passed out.

My mother told me years later that My 1/2 my heart stopped and I turned blue.

I now forgive all and any force and forces that would harm me or any other life at any and all time and forever..I take full 100 percent resposibility and ask the inner divine creator of life and death force to change our world we live in to a life of love, harmony, compassion,healing,unselfishness,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

Rosario Montenegro 5 years ago

Good for you Brian I.

JQ 4 years ago

Hi Rosario. I am a judge in a country that is known for it's violent crime. Seeing, interacting and working with very damaged human beings and criminals on a daily basis is my lifes work. They have given up on themselves and so has the world. I am deeply touched by this methodology that you have shared. Although I have been practicing spirituality for many years, this method takes healing oneself and others to a whole new level.I will definitely start practicing this at once. I cannot wait to see the results.Thanks to JV for sharing this messge with the world. Many blessings.

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lin8t 4 years ago from United Kingdom

This is amazing, I just heard about him as when I read Attract money now by Joe Vitale. I'm beginning to practice this as well. It is amazing how things change when we start with healing ourselves. Be Blessed.

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

JQ, thank you so much for your message. Your task is big indeed and I am more than happy that you found such a great tool to help yourself and others. Others in very bad condition, those we wish we could help, many times, without knowing how. This method reveals a deep spiritual mystery, I'm so happy that you connected with it. I am reading this on Easter Sunday and it's a great message for myself personally, that to write about certain things in the web is important and that I should continue doing it. Thank you from my heart.

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

lin8t: How much more important is this than to attract any material thing, thank you for start practicing it.

Paul Fassa 4 years ago

Rosario - your article came to me after my wife Charlene suggested I look into Dr. Len and Joe Vitale as part of my research for a Natural News assignment on Hoopononopono. I was touched deeply upon reading your article and intend to practice the basic precepts. I'm connected to Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. Her guru, Baba Muktananda, preached "God dwells within you as you for you. See God in everyone." Your article has inspired me to use the tools prescribed to do just that. Thank you - I love you

prem urja, india 4 years ago

its amazing. reading this article, i has inspired me and now i will practice and see the results.

raf mauro 4 years ago

For all of you who are trying to figure out how it works, just stop it. You are asking a mind that doesn't have an answer. Asking something that doesn't know is foolish. You might as well be asking the wall or a chair for the answer. Let go of wanting to figure it out. It is experiental, not intellectual. The answers will come from the you that is one with all. Call it God, call it love, call it whatever you like but it is the Truth of what we are. As in, I am that I am.

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Paul,

Thank you for explaining how this wonderful method is helping you reach your spiritual goals. It helps anyone, no matter their belief system. Love you too.

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Thank you raf mauro. I think you're right, it does not matter the names we give it, what matters is the experience of taking responsibility for the whole of our world. It's not a minor task, but ho'oponopono makes it easy to start accomplishing it. Thank you again.

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Prem,

Thank you for your hopeful message. Wishing you the best!

e-roxsan 4 years ago

27 July 2012

Dear Rosario,

1) Can you let me have the complete wordings of Prayer by Dr. Len?

2) What is the difference between using the simplified I LOVE YOU, THANK YOU, etc. and the Inner Child Meditation? Can one use them interchangeably or are there specific situations for using each?

Thanks, e-roxsan

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear e-roxan, I think the "complete" formula is the one with 4 lines, I love you, i'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you. Vitale mentions if I remember correctly that this one is the one used by Dr. Len himself. Now, there are out there tapes where you can watch the seminaries, I'm not familiar with them, for in my case (but this doesn't need to be the case for others) I think all is said in such short "prayer", as you call it. What matters is the understanding of words profound beyond imagination, the understanding of a spiritual truth that goes against most of our cherished beliefs, something so revolutionary that puts your world upside down... and in this cataclismic reversal lies the opening, the window of opportunity for healing to happen. The mere thought that by taking responsibility for this vision, appalling, of insane criminals, just by one man and the few nurses that heard his message, these wretched ones experienced a reversal of their crazyness... The mere remembrance of such feat is the best seminar, the best way of filling with meaning that prayer... or any other for that matter. We always see the wrong "out there". If we could reverse our thoughts and think "well, this is my world, this is me seeing this, I'm sorry for anything I did, in thought, words or actions, that brought this unfortunate vision to me today", if we tried to do this, from our heart, then little by little, or even suddenly, our heart will heal, our world will heal, the people around us will start their own healing...

I'm sorry, I love you, please forgive me, Thank You.

e-roxsan 4 years ago

01 August 2012

Dear Rosario,

Many thanks for your prompt response. Hope you can help with the flwg addtl questions:

1. Since you have been using Ho'Oponopono for more than 3 years, you obviously have considerable outcome about it. Based on your experience so far, how many times on the average do you say the four phrases on each occasion when something comes up in your experience which you need to clean, i.e., how do you know when you have said the phrases enough number of times? Are there instances when you needed several days or weeks before healing takes place? Or do you do it only in one sitting, then wait and see?

2. In your case, after cleaning, how long does it normally take before healing begins to kick in?

3. Is it correct to say you can clean anything, e.g., projects (your own or somebody else's); room, house or place; sickness (yours or distant healing); relationships, etc.?

My opinion is that it is the missing link to the famous DVD, The Secret. Haven't read Zero Limits, but I learned about Ho'Oponopono from Joe Vitale's mp3 Abundance Paradigm, which discloses several methods of cleaning, including an advance Ho'Oponopono.

I love you, thank you.


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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

E-roxan, hi. I´m sorry but I don´t think I´m able to answer those questions, at least not the first two. Or rather, let me answer just this: I don´t count what I do, this is not a mechanical device. When I need to do it I do it trying to put my heart into it and the healing starts when my heart understands.

Every moment and circumstance is different. Things and persons are dependent arisings, and very complex at that. So there is no way you can really standardize an experience that involves an unknown number of variables. (Unknown to me anyway).

The important thing is the heart, the innermost mind. When it understands, then good things happen ... but you will discover that the best thing is that it understood, your heart.

Yes, it is correct that you can clean anything ... since it is your world. And even though I´m not familiar with the Secret I think you are right, it might be one indirect but profound way to put that impossible knowledge to work. I call it impossible the knowledge of the Secret because you can repeat to yourself that you are rich and loved and whatever until you turn green, but if your unconscious mind does not beleive it, yeah, you will turn green and still nothing will happen. This is the secret of the Secret, as simple as that.

So E-roxan, I love you and I wish you the best exploring your world and loving all that is in it. I suppose that this is the key, love transforms it all. Not an easy task, but the help that Dr. Hew Len gives us is phenomenal. Best of luck to you and your endeavors !!!

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StephenCowry 4 years ago

It's just great to know that we have attending specialists to take care of the mentally ill criminals. It's scary when they are around in the society without having medical attention. Thanks for sharing this technical information.

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Stephen, thank you for posting such humorous interesting comment. You are calling the Ho'oponopono practitioners "attending specialists to take care of the mentally ill criminals." Wow, that sounds impressive ... and it is. Ho'oponopono practitioners, by taking responsibility for their world --a world where there are mentally ill criminals-- are taking care of these people too, no doubt. What is funny though is that you call this "medical attention". Well, shall we accept such label? Why not, ho'oponopono practitioners are actually using the highest possible level of medicine, a type of energy medicine or spiritual medicine. So, again thank you so much for your generous comment. We love you, please forgive us if we misunderstood something, and thank you for stopping by.

Marcus1983 4 years ago

Hi Rosario, my name is Marcus, I'm from Singapore. I thank you very much for sharing this article (I'm sorry, I don't know how to describe it). This article speak to me, represent me, and i can connect and relate to this article. After reading the whole article, eventhough I lost focus on reading it because too many words, but i still read it. I feel that I am the movie director of the many movies I have created in my life. As a director, I wanted a good movie and place all my actors and actresses in good place. I feel tired being in the "director" role. These movies are the past hurts in my life that I have experienced through, walked through, gone through. I am 29 of age this year. I did not end these movies in these past 20 over years. I thought it is good to learn from past hurts, and i start to create these movies unknowingly. I did not release myself from them. I am a director of those movies and I am a locked prisoner to my past hurts and grieviences. A lot of people has loved me and many chances has been given to me, even from the invisible ones above. But my mind shutted the doors, and disable me to connect to those loves, with my heart and soul. I am sorry to no one, but myself. A lot of people can release me, a lot of people have released me, but i have not released myself.

I thank you very much for sharing this article on the internet

rosario 4 years ago

Hi Marcus 1983, thanks for reading and writing to us.

Well, "you" are not a kind of one block solid being without parts, you arise from many parts and circumstances. So if you connect with this wisdom that Dr. Hew Len taught with his actions, then --this is just a suggestion-- why wouldn't you ask for forgiveness to the "You" that is the divine within yourself? This might unlock this prison of yourself not releasing yourself. Maybe your inner divinity, that "You" that only you can address, has the key to this prison. Just use it.

I love you, (you can say this to yourself), I'm sorry (for all the hurt that I don't forgive myself for), please forgive me (release me from this prison), thank you (because if you ask like this you are going to be released, no doubt).

Please forgive me if by saying this you feel that I'm not understanding what you are trying to express.

I love you, evidently you are part of my world. Thank you for being there.

Flo 4 years ago

I was in awe when I first read about Dr. Hew Len's experience in the mental facility. To me it is a modern day miracle & reminds me of the kind of love Christ & many other spiritual leaders possessed-in looking at the people who hurt them or were muderers or criminals with love & looking within ourselves to heal that data within ourselves-also as Bob Marley once sand One Love-One heart-we are all connected & are affected by each other. My question of the day is this..3 years I had a sister I was estranged from for around 10 years-I read about Dr. Len in a book in a health food store-but didn't really fully understand what I know now-I was really missing my sister & decided to use the method-but I didn't realie I was doing it wrong. My sisteri s very angry & when around her I usually feel sick cause she has a lot of rage & resentment in her & usually starts cursing me out & calling me horrible names & it makes me physically ill so I have to remove myself. I;'ve done alotof healing work on myself through the years & she hasn't, so Iknow she is in alot of pain & have compassion for her & usually try & send her love & healing thoughts. When

Flo 4 years ago

Continued-I started saying I love you to her I'm sorry for your pain, I forgive you alot. I was really thinking of her with all my heart but I was saying it to her rather than the divine in me or God-within less than a month something amaing happened she called me out of the blue to try & reconcile which blew me away-unfortunately she started getting verbally abusise & I had to walk away for the time being but I feel in my heart but saying those phrases alot-she picked up on it-The question is even though I know the proper technique & have started using it, is it so terrible to say I forgive you, I'm sorry for your pain & I love you to that person in your heart if you feel like saying it-My attitude is if it;s coming from a place oflove & in your heart, then it can only be good! Just wonderinghow you feel about that because there was a great outcome from what I did & I wasn't doing it with any intention other than love. Thanks for reading this. Thank you I love you I am sorry please forgive me :)))))

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Flo. I love you, thank you for sharing your experience, please forgive me anything I might say that does not accord with your feelings.

First of all let me tell you that your loving thoughts for your sister are just great, love cannot go wrong.

But if you wish to do something regarding her situation using ho'oponopono, then you might want to slightly change the perspective.

It´s really great to forgive, but in ho'oponopono we don´t forgive anybody, we ask for forgiveness for ourselves. Because the essence of this healing process is to take absolute, 100% responsibility for everything and anything that comes in our lives.

If what comes is negative or unpleasant, either to ourselves or others, we have to think: "this is my creation, it´s the outcome of bad memories stored in my heart, in my mind. So I ask Divinity within myself to please release me from those memories, to please forgive me for anything I did in the past, even remote past of which I am not aware, anything that created those bad memories that now come to me with this appearance: an angry sister." Thinking this, very deeply thinking this, you then repeat the four lines, addressed to Divinity within yourself: I love you, I´m sorry, please forgive me, thank you".

So, if you bring to mind the problem, in this case your sister´s attitudes, then reflect deeply on taking responsibility for it, and then repeat the four-part-formula, I think you would be applying very precisely the healing technique Dr. Hew Len tries to teach us.

Please feel free to write again whenever you wish.

Thank you so much for your messages.

Denise 4 years ago

Hello dear Rosario! First of all, I'd like to thank you for your enlightening article.You explained the technique very well.I've already read the book and through Ho'oponopono I've achived a lot of successes in my life.I won the university I want without studying! isn't it interesting?! All I've done was just joining lessons.Sometimes I didn't even joined them. It works in a lot of area like studying but i'm still very distrustful about relationships.I'm an introvert person and not good at connecting with others.I know I don't feel valuable myself in my uncouncisness.What do you recommend me to do? And one more thing I want to ask you is can we heal scars with the technique? In fact, I know we can but can't convince myself about it's possibility. And I forget repeating the mantras all the day, although it's necessary to do this.So what should I do?

thanks in advance, lots of love! :)

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Denise, thank you for your message. I have some doubts about ho'oponopono working to kind of deceive a system of knowledge. If you got lucky with your university surely either 1) you knew the subjects with small investment in studying which is possible if you are intelligent or 2) the system has such low requirements that anybody can go through, particularly with the system of just checking one of multiple choices, where you can win just by chance.

Ho'oponopono is a spiritual system of healing by taking 100% responsibility for whatever comes to your life. If you don´t feel valuable, an advice: think of others before concentrating on yourself. Try to help. If you want to use ho'oponopono for any matter concerning yourself or others you got the instructions.

You don´t need to repeat the four lines formula all day long. Just set every day one or several moments apart, when you can concentrate, and there do it sincerely, with all your heart: it´s going to be much more effective that repeating them mechanically non stop.

Good luck with whatever matter you want to solve. I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you.

Flo 4 years ago

Hi Rosario-Your site is awesome-Thank you for your prompt response awhile back. I'm still confused in some ways. I'm one of these types of people that get caught up in doing it right--sort of a perfection thing I guess. I am totally aware of the process of I love you Thank you I am Sorry Please forgive me-I also ordered "Zero Limits' & will be getting it in the mail UPS-can't wait!! I've watched all of Dr. Hew Len's videos onyoutube which I am so grateful he has posted & also the Joe Vitale one's they are really positive & amazing. I've been on a spiritual journey since joining some 12 step programs 21 years ago & now I'm so happy I found another tool for my "spiritual toolbox" so to say. My question is besides those 4 mantras, I have this strong urge to also send my sister love by saying I'm sorry for your pain (cause I know she's in a lot of emotional & spiritual pain ) & to say I love you to her (in my heart, not in person) it feels good to do that in conjunction with saying it to the divine within me--I don't need anyone's permission to send love to another human being especially an estranged sister, however I'm remaining open-minded & very willing to hear your views. The reason why I'm even bringing all this up is because 4 years ago when I read about Dr. Len in a book at a heath food store -I was in awe of what happened at the state facility in Hawaii. I guess was too cheap at the time to buy the book which mentioned his name-when I left I forgot his name & tried looking up on the internet anything about him-I had no results-so from what I remembered I started practicing the I love you, etc. but I thought I was suppoed to say it to that person. In my mind-I would be at the gym saying prayers while working out & would say over & over again to my sister I Love you & I'm sorry for your pain. Please forgive me--It was the summertime & I would be at the ocean & really focus on how much I loved her even thgouh she hurt me deeply-I was even brought to tears at the beauty of nature & the ocean as well as the purity of love I felt for her in my heart & soul. I was really sending her soo much love from my heart without any expectation of even seeing her or hearing from her. It was coming from a very unconditional place & I felt like I was in a state of grace. Which doesn't always happen. What blew me away was shortly after that time, she actually reached out & called me which she never did in almost 12 years even though we would run into each other every few years & it never ednded good because she ketp calling me names & bring up thepast. Somehow I knew in my heart it wasn't an "accident" & she was receiving my love & she actually called me to reconcile which I was prepared to do but then she started getting nasty, abusive & toxic & I of course had to walk away from that- which was sooo sad!! I recently called her a few days ago & reached out to her once again. As I said it's been 4 years already. There was a hurricane on it's way (we're in NY) & she lives only 8 blocks away & I was really vulnerable & concerned. I reached out & took a risk knowing full well the repurcussions & how verablly assaultive she can be-I was willing to take that risk & thought if I did it right & was relaly loving maybe this time it would work for us. I called her & she was realy shocked & I said I didn't want to wait till we were on our deathbeds. It wuold be too late then. At 1st she seemed interested but then started knocking me & going "there"!I know in her heart she really wanted to connect but is too angry & bitter to be vulnerable to me or take a risk-She's really in a bad way & said some horrible things to me. I wqas rtold by my support group try not to take it personally. Don't take the abuse, but know that she is erally suffering justlike someone with cancer & practice compassion.I'm still getting over it-cause it hurts deeply. Years ago we were very close. Most of my immediate family is gone-my onlyother sister took her life around 12 years ago & that didn't help or relationship. It seems there's somelesson for me to learn because as I get better some of my family members inclduing mother-in-law can be very cruel & rejecting. It seem like Ineed to learn thes elessons. Ised to be really verbally abusive myself & thank God nolonger do that but when people do it to me-It's really like a knife in my heart. So I am beginning the process of sending her light & loving energy-I also say I love you I am sorry thank you, Forgive me, etc. to the divinity withinb myself but it doesn't quite feel as good as when I'm saying it to the person involved. Why is that? I really wanna do it the way Dr. Len says to-but it makes it a little difficult when I had results doing it the other way-cause at the time that's what I thought it was. This must sound really confusing-but I guess my question is, Why am I resisting? I know I can be pretty strong willed at times-but what difference does it really make a difference in the end if it';s about love-I feel like saying I lvoe you to her in my heart & I feel like I should follow my heart-I', just confused with that aspect-why can't I do both ..say Ilove you ,etc. to the divinity within me & then to her???I'm also in a 12 step program for 21 years & it has always felt right to say we're sorry to the people we hurt. Maybe that's what's confusing me ;)))) Anyway-I am sorry Thank You Please forgive me love you :)))

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hey Flo there is no need to feel bad. I already told you that love can never be wrong. Just separate the matters, will you? For the sake of clarity and efficacy.

Just as you eat breakfast and then much later on you eat dinner. They fulfill two different functions. In the same way, do your I love you sis as much as you want at a given period, like before starting the day, and then at night do ho'oponopono, but do it with all your heart. Meditate, cultivate the thought that YOU are responsible for anything that comes into your life, including her attitudes. And recite the 4 lines with all your heart. Ask for forgiveness for yourself. And be grateful that you are going to receive it. But for this to happen you need meditate on it.

Thank you Flo ... go for it.

Flo 4 years ago

My dear Rosario, God Bless you! I believe I'm starting to REALLY get it AND I just received "ZERO LIMITS" in the mail today-so DIVINITY is supporting me big time. I am so grateful!! Thank you for your patience & tolerance & responding so promptly with love-Thank You, I love You, Please Forgive me, I'm Sorry!!!! yaaaaay!!!

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Lena Chen 4 years ago from Singapore, Singapore

Hi Rosario, I just want to thank you for this. I have read Zero Limits some time back and practice Ho'oponopono, and love it. But I don't have an online resource where I can direct people to learning about it. Your article is the most well-written I have seen so far, and for the past weeks, I have been directing all my clients, students and anyone I know to your website (if you keep track of your viewership counts, you now know that I contributed to the uphill trends!). Thank you for writing about Ho'oponopono and Dr Hew Len so beautifully!

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Lena, I thank you so much for your kind comments but mainly for suggesting people to read about this life changing technique.

Even though I don't keep track of anything, I'm glad to know that more people might benefit from this.

Do you happen to have a Facebook page?

Anubha 4 years ago

Love to you rose!

Anubha 4 years ago

Hi Rosario, i read your post a week back, and i have to say it is truly inspirational. More than the zero limts itself. I was going through your post but then i thought i would miss out on your wisdom, if i didn't read through all the comments as well. So i started off with the comments and at one point, in your reply, to Delboy, you have stated the following -

"If what we see is not good, like war, conflicts, pain, etc., then it´s sure that the hidden memory is of some pain that we inflicted to ourselves or others ... this is the basis for being sorry".

Could it not be, that someone inflicted that pain upon us or upon others, and we witnessed it and that memory, was what got stored in our subconcious, and now is what is replaying and hurting us and manifesting as any xyz situation?

I have been hooked to the idea of ho'oponopono ever since i read about it. But i have till now been hung up with the meaning of the "i am sorry, please forgive me" part, in the sense that,

1). Who are we actually saying i am sorry to? To the memories / to the part of me which is hurting/ or plain simple, just myself, or should i say the divinity in me?

2). And, more importantly, what perplexes me every time i think about this part of the mantra, is that when i am saying the " i am sorry, please forgive me " part, why am i assuming , like you stated in your comment - "...we inflicted to ourselves or others ..."???

Could it not be the case that we witnessed something which created that memory within us, and not necessarily, something that We did in particular? But rather something, that was done to me, or something, i saw being done to a third individual?

I understand, i may be over analyzing things here, but the reason i had to ask is because, the whole ho'oponopono thing rings soo true to my heart, and ever since, i have started practicing this, i have already seen miraculous changes in my life, to say the least.

But somewhere, or the other, with my above stated concerns, i feel like i am missing something important there. Something just doesn't seem to get through to me!!

I know its in front of my eyes, but i am just unable to see it. Maybe , you can help me with this ....

Oh, and by the way, I just felt like calling you Rose! Because i felt, such love for you and all you do to inspire us with your writings and wisdom, that i had to post the previous comment, before i could ask you to clear those doubts for me...

I referred your hub, to my other friends because i feel its truly inspirational and shouldn't be missed out by anyone wanting to know more on ho'oponopono. Are there any other hubs on the same topics that you have written, or perhaps, somewhere else on the web where we could find more insight and clarity on ho'oponopono, coming from you especially?

I love you and thank you oh soooo much for all that you are!

I would appreciate your prespective on this, and something in me tells me that , it will be the msising part of the puzzle for me!


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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Anubha, thank you for the love and for the questions, that I don´t know to be really qualified to answer. You know, the answers to your questions are surely in yourself, but you can find hinds in the article. Theoretically if you were to carefully read again what is written there, then the answers should appear. But we know that one thing is the theory, another, very different, the practice ...

There is no doubt that we all have hidden memories of painful things done to us by others and this is a source of suffering in our life. But whatever negative thing was done to us had as basis something in ourselves that attracted that negativity, that painful experience. Had we not inflicted something similar to another, earlier on, we could not have experienced that pain later. So of course we have a composite bad memory stored in our hearts: the bad memory of what we did first to another or to others, and the bad memory of what was done to us later as a result.

This is the universal law.

But this universal law can be understood in different ways and different levels, according to the person. The understandings can differ but every one of them will have at least a sparkle of the truth, thas is mysterious to say the least.

For example, in Biblical times the blame of one´s woes was placed on the ancestors, the so called "sin of the fathers", with our Father Adam as first culprit. In Oriental religions like hinduism and buddhism the law of karma expresses this: what you do in a given life time will mature in the future, mostly in a future life time. In the XXth century the sage Freud came up with the repressed memories: traumatic things of early childhood brand indelebly and unconciously the mind of the person and are going to originate many an attitude, in general not so positive, for the rest of his life. But Freud didn´t explain why traumatic things happen to people, those things still need explaining and you only have to choose among three things: the belief that life is inintelligible chaos or the belief in a type of cruel deity that inflicts the good and the bad following some caprice, or that things happen in a perfect sequence of cause and effect.

There are many ways of interpreting the origin of our problems. The common person tends to put the blame on others or on external circumstances. Ho'oponopono teaches to take total, a 100% responsibility for our world, simply because it´s ours. The world we see is the world we create, one way or another. Proof is, even the person you live with is not going to see things exactly as you see them, only you have your own glance, your way of seeing the world, which is tantamount to creating your world.

Now, why ask for forgiveness, to whom are we saying "I´m sorry"? These are the questions you are asking. Well, that will depend on your own mental image about the origin of your troubles. If you think that your ancestors originated your troubles, you ask for forgiveness just because they were the people that gave you physical life through generations, now they are absent, and only you can solve the situation that you think they´ve created. Their past is your present, you ask for forgiveness for them, in their name, for yourself.

If you believe in chaos then you don´t have to ask for forgiveness because no matter what nothing makes sense.

Otherwise, if you choose to believe in the universal law, then it´s easy: whatever happens to you, pleasant or unpleasant, you originated it, so you simply ask for forgiveness. To whom address that request? Again, it can be Divinity, it can be your inner child, it can be the Universe, or your Spiritual Teacher ... you choose.

Ho'oponopono does not adopt one view of the world, like one religion or lack of it. It only says something undeniable: that your world is your world and only you can take responsibility for it.

Let´s forget higher philosophies for a moment. When I see war and crime I think: don´t you remember all those angry reactions, angry thoughts, that you had throughout your life, even if you didn´t show them externally? Didn´t you contribute to the vibration of violence and hatred with your own thoughts? And I answer: sure, it´s true. I´m so sorry! Please forgive me! I love you. I say I love you to the people who are in pain, to Divinity manifested to me as my Spiritual Guide, and then I say Thank You, because I feel that whoever or whatever lies hidden in the mystery of reality has heard my prayer and embraced it.

I´m sure that you are going to find the answers in yourself, just go on doing the practice with a sincere, loving heart.

I love you, I´m sorry that I don´t know well how to explain what you need, please forgive me, thank you.

Anubha 4 years ago

Hi Rose,

So here's what happened the night after I left this comment to you, and went off to sleep. Restless, as I was, to know the answers, I went through your article again, and the rest of the comments in this hub.

Then, something which Raf Mauro, posted in the comments clicked instantly - "Let go of wanting to figure it out. It is experiental, not intellectual. The answers will come from the you that is one with all. This is the truth of I am that I am".

I read past it, but knew that the Universe was trying to tell me that the answers would come, but adamant, as I was, I didn't quite stop figuring things out for an hour or so. Silly me! I just couldn't sleep, until I could feel in my bones, that the truth of Ho'oponopono is one with me.

You see, the first time ever that I read about Ho'oponopono - the truth of it all, sinked in effortlessly, and the bulb glew instantly! No questions asked! I practiced it and amazing things showed up in my life! People I never know would show up again, appeared in my life, as if out of thin air, just as I sincerely practiced the mantra and talked to the divine in me. And so many more wonderful things happened.

But then, for a short while, I lost touch with the practice. And eventually, when I got back to it, I couldn't for some reason, comprehend, the meaning of it all, with the same clarity as I could, for the first time. So I was perplexed and anxious to remember the answers, which somewhere or the other, I knew I always had.

And, then you showed up to mirror back to me my answers! I stopped figuring out the meaning and answers to it all that night, and just as I did, a voice in me told me, - "Even though, somebody may have done something bad to you, which created the memory, as you say, but there's gotta be something in you, which caused this experience to show up in your life, because you know it can't show up, if somehow or the other, you didn't create it". In that moment, I knew what I had forgotten. And honest to God, I didn't know what in me and when, created this thing or the memory, neither intended to know the why/when/ & the hows (becoz we can't fathom it all, even if our conscious minds trick us to believe so). And just as I, with pure innocence, accepted my part in creating the xyz situation - realizing I didn't need to know what that part could have been, and did the mantra, the truth became crystal clear all over again.

I guess it's only when being pure at heart, we just take 100% responisiblity with no questions asked - doing as Dr. Len points out - "Just do it" - do we actually see it's miracles working in our lives. And, so it happened with me.

But then, like the icing on the cake, as another confirmation, to what I know knew in my heart of hearts - came your awe-inspiring answer to my question. What divinity spoke to me - you worded it so beautifully for me, so I could never forget this again! I can't thank you enough for your clarity and wisdom which you have shared with me, so liberally. Your enlightening answer was as I guessed - the missing piece of the puzzle for me! I am sorry, please forgive me for whatever in me, manifested as the confusion in me, at that time. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your time & such insight and understanding, which you share with all of us here. You're such a blessing to all! Lots of love to you - now & forever more! :)

Jeyhun F. 4 years ago

Well... All I understood is that this story of helaing of the WHOLE hospital... in fact, has no evidence except for couple of book writers interested in this story to be true... What I'm thinking... honestly... if that just was a true story... there will be THOUSANDS of evidences... everywhere... especially in the Internet. Their abcence is the best answer to the question is this story true or not. I really like Joe Vitale as a person, he is so positive and I like to listen what he is telling us, but have to be honest and fair and the true is that the story of healing of the whole hospital with mentally ill people is absolutely unreal and unbelievable. So much unbelievable that it must to become most famous and popular news for months and years! Psychiatry must have the documented and accurate description of that amazing healing. And if do not see any proofs it just may mean that this story is nothing else but the fiction... I hope the author of this blog will be sincere enough to publish this comment (honestly, I do not believe I can get a satisfactory explanation, but at least this opinion should be published...)

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

" the end, the athmosphere changed so much that the staff was not on sick leave any more. Actually, more people than needed wished now to work there. Prisoners started gradually to be released. Dr. Hew Len worked there close to four years. In the end, there remained only a couple of inmates that were relocated somewhere else and the clinic for the mentally insane criminals had to close."

This is what the article says. One of the moving things in the book is the account of the man who took responsibility for his actions in an active manner, and told his judge that he deserved to receive a prison sentence.

This is a nuanced story, most of the inmates did go to prison, whereas before Dr. Hew Len worked there they were not even able to stand trial because they were so dangerously violent and they stopped being that.

Vitale does give proof, through the account of a direct witness, a nurse who worked there at the time of Dr. Hew Len.

Besides the Hospital I think it still exists, I don´t imagine any of those characters, Dr. Hew Len and Joe Vitale, putting themselves in the case of being refuted by such a public institution.

I advice you to read the book, you´ll enjoy it.

You would be surprised at the number of cases of extraordinary healings that is ignored by the establishment.

Thank you for participating. I love you. I´m sorry for not being able to tell the story in a way that was believable to you. So please forgive me for this or any other instance of disagreement. I love you Jeyhun F.

Best to you.

e-roxsan 4 years ago

Sometimes it seems the more you know the less you become. Let's say you know Ho'oponopono, or you are familiar with the works of Joe Vitale, or John Haracharan, or emdr, etc. but you still find it very difficult to manifest your desires. On the other hand, here is this guy who knows nothing about all these things, yet he is quite happy and successful. What is the explanation for this? Would greatly appreciate your kind thoughts on this.


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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi e-roxsan, welcome back. You are asking for an explanation. Maybe you could read the message I wrote not long ago to Anubha, just 5 messages above, counting yours.

No matter what, I choose to give you, not a true explanation because I don´t have omniscient knowledge and I cannot see in the intricacies that produce your life moment to moment, but a solution.

I think I can give you a solution that is going to make your life better. I don´t know that it´s going to manifest your desires because I don´t know that your desires are the best thing for you to happen right now and one should not discard the fact that sometimes one is divinely protected when not reaching what one desires.

But for sure if you do what I´m going to advice your life will become better, and either your desires or something better than them is going to manifest in your life.

The solution I suggest to you is twofold:

1- Please every day, just upon awakening or just before going to sleep, examine your life and count the things you have: life itself, lungs that give you air, limbs that allow motion, a place where to sleep, food, possibly some friend or relative. And then please muster the most profound gratitude possible (and you will become better and better to do this through habit), the most profound gratitude for what you have, for what you are, an intelligent, thoughtful person.

2- Choose one of the methods that you know, maybe this one since we are at it, and at least once a day do it for another person. It´s so easy, look around you and you will discover the needs of others, they are your world, choose one person and do ho'oponopono for her or him. If you are quite isolated just watch the news, you will find someone for whom to take responsibility.

Since this is going to be deeply in accord with reality, it´s going to be very good for you. Just don´t obsess over expectations, just go on with your life, go on doing ho'oponopono for yourself in whatever way you see fit. And then forget about it and enjoy what you have now. Enjoy being alive and given the opportunity to do good things, meaningful things. Just enjoy everything.

E-roxsan, thank you for coming back here, I love you.

Best to you.

Anubha 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing your profound insight with us once again, Rose! I love you.

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Anubha, thank you for making me blush again...

I take advantage of your message for wishing you and all the dear people who have created this gathering place for us all to learn, all of you and your families and friends and the whole world, a very happy, healthy, loving, fortunate time of holidays and new year.

May all beings be happy.

e-roxsan 4 years ago

You are so right. We are all connected but we are also different from each other. Our past often becomes our present -- the problem is that most of us hardly recall the joys of our past. We tend to drag into the present undesirable memories of the past which then goes into our hearts and render current feelings that hurt. Many also look with thoughts of fear and doubt into the future unknowingly planting seeds of uncertainty and harm into our inner child and then we subsequently wonder why we suffer. I will combine what you have written in your site with those I have by far learned from other sources and soon, one of these days, I will come back to you with words of success and bliss.

Here's wishing you good tidings this season and the best in he coming year.

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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Thank you e-roxsan, same to you. One last tiny piece of advice for this year. You seem to have learned several methods or techniques and it's natural that you wish to combine them. It´ll sound strange but this is my experience: do not combine them. Respect their integrity. If you wish to apply them all, give yourself the time to use them separately, at different moments during the day, respecting their specificity, utterly. If you mix them you render them less effective.

Much love to you and the best for your life and your family, friends, the world. May all be happy.

Anubha 4 years ago

Hi Rose,

Thanks for all your love and your sweet wishes for all of us :) I hope this new year brings you , your family & friends - all the happiness, joy, love and light, that there is in this world! May each of us remember that we are that light and may we continue to shine brighter than a hundred thousand suns :)

God bless you dear and I am eternally grateful to you, for making things clearer, at the closure of this year!

2013 will defintely rock! :)

Rosario Montenegro 4 years ago

So it will, Anubha, so it will.

Much love and best wishes to all my friends.


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rosariomontenegro 4 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hours now from the beginning of a year that comes after the most talked about year in recent history. We are leaving behind 2012 but not the lessons it brought to us, so kindly.

Let's welcome 2013, and for the world, for all of you and your families, from my heart I'd like to make a huge Ho'oponopono:

I Love You, I'm Sorry, Please Forgive me, Thank You.

Have a great NEW YEAR 2013.

arcticmonkeys 4 years ago

Hello Rosario! :)

I'd like to ask you something very important for me.My elder sister is going to have a kidney operation soon. As I know from Ho'oponopono, this all is my resposiblity.Can you recommend some cleaning sentences for me to repeat until and during the operation.Because I'm really hard-stressed about it and can't take myself of thinking in a negative way.What should I do,

thank you soooo much! :)

Rosario Montenegro 4 years ago

Hello arcticmonkeys, I´m sorry that your sister is under that stress. If you want to help please apply Ho'oponopono first to your "thinking in a negative way". After you do this in a heartfelt way, then do the Ho'oponopono for your sister.

I don´t recommend any specific new formula of words, the four lines formula, if said with the heart, are the essence of the Ho'oponopono and radically efficient.

So remember: you address Divinity in yourself, you say first: I love you, because this love is the connector, the healer, the all pervading ways of the Divine, the key for you to access the Divine. Then, I'm sorry. I'm sorry for all memories in my heart that knowingly or unkowingly I created in the past with my actions and now are contributing to the creation of this painful situation I am witnessing, my sister´s illness. Please forgive me, forgive all actions known or unknown to me, of body, speech and mind, that created those memories. Thank you. You say Thank You because from Divinity the best of outcomes is going to flow toward yourself and your sister.

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

Rosemary 3 years ago

There is one sentence that I believe should have been emphasized, perhaps put in bold or italics, because for me it is the "hook" that makes sense of the whole message:

"It’s your responsibility doesn’t mean it’s your fault ..."

Frankly, the idea that "it's your fault" has created a lot of resistance in myself. I believe other people have had that reaction, as well.

"... it means that you are responsible for healing yourself in order to heal whatever or whoever it is that appears to you as a problem."

Now, THAT I could wrap my mind around.

Thank you. I just discovered this. I find Dr. Hew Len trustworthy and will listen to what he says.

Anubha 3 years ago

Hi Rose,

Thanks for your continuing guidance to all of us here....I especially loved how beautifully you summed up the essence of the entire process to arcticmonkeys. I have been practicing Ho'oponopono religiously now, and needless to day, I have seen some amazing changes in myself, and the world and its people, around me.

I can see, how we clean the memories/data within us first, to clean something that we percieve as a problem, or as something "negative" on the outside. We effect change within us through this process, by clearing the memories in us that are replaying a particular problem in our life, and in time, we witness that change in our surroundings. So far so good! I am able to actally feel the freedom from those memories within - which happens naturally as I continue to clean. And of course, in time, that freedom is reflected back at me, in my outside surroundings...

And as already stated - at any given point in time, we are either operating from memory, or from inspiration. Now, pertaining to certain events and things in my life - I have seen some of those negative memories clean up from within me & have seen them stopped replaying ( some of which I consciously recognized, and others, which I obviously, could never know of ), but I clearly feel the difference in myself, so I know that a lot of garbage has been cleared from my soul. Of course, the work continues.

But here's something that gets me in a loop & I can't help but wonder --

In any given moment, if there's a good feeling picture going on in my head - something like a beautiful imagination, then, how do I know whether - I am coming from Inspiration, or its rather, just a "positive-feel good" memory? And, if its the latter, should I be concerned, and is there a harm, if that's what continues to replay in my head? If both "feel" good, then how shall I know, which of the two, am I operating from?

I am looking for your wisdom here yet another time , so I can come from a place of clarity and understanding, once again....

I love you, I am sorry if I am overthinking stuff, Please forgive me, & Thank you sooooo much for your pearls of wisdom, which are eternally and always, priceless!

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rosariomontenegro 3 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Hi Rosemary, I´m glad that you understood.

Actually, I´d like to extract another paragraph from the article, that sheds still more light on the subject.

Speaking about his actions that gave such results with the criminal insane, he said:

In his own words: “I was simply healing the part of me that created them”.

Actually, he used to sit in his office and look at the patients' files. While perusing them, he would feel something, a pain, an empathy. Then he started the healing on himself, taking full responsibility for what was going on with a given patient. That's how those people got better, because their doctor had the strange view that it was himself who needed the healing, not them.

Rosemary, I love you. Thank you.

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rosariomontenegro 3 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Anubha ... overthinking stuff ... yes, no doubt you are doing that. Please always go back to basics, to heal your heart through taking responsibility for everything and anything that happens in your world.

Beyond the use of your discriminating mind to determine the general morality of not harming others nor yourself, there is no need to be dividing things into this and that, like inspiration or memories. Just clean whatever you have doubts about.

Dr. Len mentions a woman that learned ho'oponopono years ago. In the meantime her children became adults. Every morning she wakes up and does Ho'oponopono for herself and every one of her children, their spouses, their own children, their business, their day ... every morning. I don´t think she has time to be pondering about memories or inspiration. No doubt her family is thriving. Hers is a beautiful example.

I suggest that whenever things come to your mind on a loop, first do ho'oponopono on them right away and then forget about them, do ho'oponopono for somebody else, or for a situation.

I love you, thank you for letting me know that you are being successful, please forgive any part not well explained, thank you for being so brave.

Best to you. 3 years ago

Hi Rose,

Thanks for reminding me once again, and yet so beautifully -

"Beyond the use of your discriminating mind to determine the general morality of not harming others nor yourself, there is no need to be dividing things into this and that, like inspiration or memories. Just clean whatever you have doubts about."

That is something I have highlighted in bold, for me to remember, should I begin to forget it!

I love you, I am sorry, please forgive me for discriminating things into this & that, and Thank you for responding back so promptly and guiding us with your love and light - without discrimination! :)

Larrycreativeguy 3 years ago

Hello Rosario,

Thanks for posting this information here. How lovely to have the conversation continuing for several years!

I read "Zero Limits" years ago, loved the process but felt disappointed when the book seemed to turn more toward how much money you could make form it. Recently, Ho' oponopono came back into my life and...the first thing I did was use it for the uncomfortable feelings I had about it! WOW, what an idea.

Recently, I was mountain biking in Colorado, rode up hill for 50 minutes and while sitting on a rock enjoying a warm and windless day, the back tire on my bike blew out. While problem solving and seeing if I had anything that could repair my tubeless tire, I felt annoyed by the mountain bikers riding down past me and not even saying hello let alone asking if I could use help. Noticing the irritation, taking responsibility for it, I went through the steps of forgiveness and love. Suddenly, EVERYONE was stopping. And there more people on the trail on a weekday than I had ever seen before. AND, everything I needed to make my way home showed up. Instead of walking an hour or more in uncomfortable cycling shoes, I was able to ride all the way back.

I'm even finding myself using it in my sleep as I slowly rise in consciousness and notice things that are bothering me.

Take responsibility. As Dr. Hew Len might say, it's the information in your subconscious automatically running your life. Be responsible, it's the only place real change can take place.

There are video's on YouTube interviewing Dr. Hew Len. If I may, here's a link to one short interview I stumbled upon: Seeing Dr. Hew Len in his humble and authentic self is touching and carries his spirit of him doing this work.


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rosariomontenegro 3 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Larrycreativeguy, thank you for stopping by and offering us here such a wonderful, uplifting story.

As soon as I have the opportunity I will enjoy the inteview, thank you so much for that, too.

I love you, I'm sorry for any memories that we might share from the past that are not conducive to happiness, please forgive me, thank you !!!

All the best!

Larrycreativeguy 3 years ago

You are welcome. My personal relationship to ME is crucial. There is the relationship I think I have and then the one I really have. In addition to the Ho' oponopono process, I'm sitting quietly and examining the life I really want to create for myself and the beliefs I really have about doing that. Getting quiet, breathing, being still and opening my heart to listen. The process of Ho' oponopono has helped in some way with that experience for me. And I continue to find myself subconsciously cleaning energy whenever I'm noticing an internal reaction. As the "I AM" presence that I am, I'm feeling my life shifting dramatically. How cool to share that with others here.

I'm sorry for any information in memories that I share with you. I love you. Please forgive me. Thank You!


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rosariomontenegro 3 years ago from NEW YORK Author

Dear Larrycreativeguy, thank you again. But please don´t be sorry for "any" information in memories that you share with me. I´m sure we share a bunch that are wonderful and worth cherishing.

I wish you the best in your spiritual quest.

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Harsha Vardhana R 3 years ago from Bangalore

Thank you, for this great reminder to me. It has inspired me take out "ZeroLimits" from shelf and start the practice again. The miracle was instantaneous. My visit to Schizophrenic brother was cool and hopeful

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I´m very glad that you were able to use the practice with such good results. Thank you.

bernard 3 years ago

Is ther any evidence that the Hawaiin mental patients story actually happened? I cannot find anything online except hearsay.

Rosario 3 years ago

Yes, there is an extensive testimony from a nurse who was working there at the time, she gave it to Joe Vitale for his book.

coolingstar9 3 years ago

Mind set can be changed. All have hope already.

Dhr 2 years ago

Wonderful work rosariomontenegro.

I just came by your hub.All i wish to say is i love you . i am sorry. pls forgive me. i thank you. :)

Guma 2 years ago

Thanks you for sharing your wisdom and love so freely, I have been off and on called to Ho' oponopono process for quite a number of years, yet today as I read through your responses to people's questions I have come to understand so much more.

I have renewed strength and perspective to begin again practicing with my internal self talk, my despairing 92 year old mother in law, and the prisoners I work with.

I feel you should make a guide to Ho' oponopono process from your own writings here, it would benefit many. Thank you.

kymberleyp 2 years ago


I am writing a book and would love to add part of your article. Please can you tell me how I would do this?

Thank you

SYLVIN 2 years ago

I love Ho'oponopono and it has changed my way of thinking.

Life has been very hard, my sister, her husband are having health problems and my sister is a miracle she is alive. I am thank full of that.

I am praying for her, and her husbands health, for complete cure. My mother is 93 and now she is forgetting lots of things.

Am I asking for too much?

God bless you!

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Harsha Vardhana R 2 years ago from Bangalore

In current days, my anger due to others behavior has increased. It is getting reflected in my own health due to wounds, warps and bleeding etc. I intend to open ZeroLimits again and heal myself by 100% responsibility.

joann kailikea 2 years ago

Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len is currently (2014) doing full time cleaning. He cleans with all students enrolling in "SITH" ( courses which teach the cleaning process and he cleans with all those visiting his websites: and

Beppe 12 months ago

G. Gharda Ward MD

This review is from: Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More (Paperback)

I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. In 1987 I worked at Hawaii State Hospital. ON THEIR FORENSIC UNIT, where Joe Vitale says these "miracles" took place. I can assure you this is completely phony and false. IT NEVER HAPPENED. There were no psychotic murderers and rapists that were "cured" by this Ho'oponopono. It is false and misleading. Many of the things in the book are completely untrue. There were no car washes (can you imagine letting murderers and rapists off the unit to go outside and wash cars?), patients did not walk around in shackles nor were they held for long periods in seclusion. This is a STATE HOSPITAL!! Can you imagine what would happen if the Honolulu Advertiser (the local paper) had gotten wind of these patients being allowed outside? What if one of them escaped?? The Doctor, the hospital administrator, heck, the Governor of the state would be in big trouble. Think about it!! The events described in the book simply did not happen.

Louis Duvall 11 months ago

Mentally ill criminals are still criminals in spite of what the good doctor wants to believe. In truth and in fact there is a very low percentage of criminals who are released back into society that will not return to a life of crime. The majority WILL return to crime . And the amazing thing is that ,besides committing crimes, they manage to violate their probation and end up back in jail. It's not the crimes they commit ,because they are educated on the streets and learn more ways of not getting caught. It's not showing up to report to the MAN !

Quentin 6 months ago

I have been reading a lot of this Ho'oponopono a system to transform oneself by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. Various writers write about the Doctor transforming the lives of the prisoners thirty years ago, in Hawaii, at the Hawaii State Hospital, what has happened is only hearsay. If the doctor who performed this is still living they will be atleast one prisoner who can give a testimony to this healing.

This system is just another mind game. If one begins to think that this will take place if they do this or that, it is bound to happen. It is sort of they themselves building their faith. If the doctor states that he has healed those criminals why then is there not another such instance carried out by so many of his followers or for that matter Mabel Katz or Joe Vitalale. Joe Vitale talks in his video about getting the cars he always desired and the wealth that he acquired, why not try this and heal the criminals. He will do more good to society. This is what happens with these positive training thinkers. They play on these foolish people’s minds who believe such crap will benefit them. They are like goats all led to the slaughter. These positive trainers reap the moolah while the others who try these silly practices for a couple of months find themselves where they were earlier and realise they are hoaxed. I do believe that positive conditioning of the mind is very powerful and can get very good results but how many have that strong will power to achieve the impossible. This is a trait developed by a select few who have made the impossible a possibility.

This is one of Joe Vitales money game to sell his book and has got the Dr. to tag along.

Nicola 7 weeks ago

Hi, I'm an italian boy...Are there evidences that Dr. Hew Len worked in the Haway State Hospita, or Zero Limits is the only source? In the web there are many articles of people who phoned to the Hospital and discovered Hew Len never worked there. I don't want to be polemical, I'm interested in Ho'oponopono and i'd like to know the truth about Hew Len's story...

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