Ho’oponopono: My Life is Divinity Personified

Four years ago I discovered the story of Dr. Hew Len and how he cured and entire ward of criminal mentally ill patients using the simple ancient Hawaiian healing method of Ho’oponopono. Although this story changed my life, at first I was convinced this story wasn’t true.


I have always been cynical about faith healers. Watching these so-called men of God perform such apparent drama on television offended me. But because the source of this allegation seemed credible to me, I decided to do my own investigation. I began to do research on this man and his unbelievable claims. It turned out it was not very easy to investigate him and his background, but there was some irrefutable information available on this incident.


First, I researched the Ho’oponopono movement. I learned that “Hoʻoponopono” is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as mental cleansing and setting things right through mutual restitution and forgiveness.  Preeminent Hawaiian scholar, Mary Kawena Pukui wrote that Ho’oponopono was a practice in Ancient Hawaiian meditation. Hawaiian historians documented a belief that illness was caused by breaking spiritual laws, and that the illness could not be cured until the sufferer atoned for this transgression. The practice was most often used to mediate unresolvable disputes between families. These people believed that healing could come only with complete forgiveness of the whole family.


I discovered that Dr Hew Len was a student of Ho’oponopono and had worked at the Hawaii State hospital in the high security ward for the criminally insane from 1983 to 1987. Witnesses allege that Dr Hew Len didn’t do any therapy on the patients. He would walk through the ward, and review the patient’s files, but not for the purpose of therapy.

This mental ward was supposedly so chaotic that the nurses reported no day would end without a brawl among patients, nurses, and the rest of the staff. The mental ward was so destructive and depressive that the staff would often go on sick leave.

The way the story goes—Dr. Hew Len would arrive in the office every morning with a cheerful and tranquil disposition. Dr. Hew Len never made personal visits to the inmates but he would browse through their files from time to time. Strangely enough, things started to change in the mental ward.

Dr. Hew Len worked in the mental ward for almost four years and during that period, prisoners were released and the staff performed their responsibilities dutifully again. Finally, only a few inmates were left and eventually they were transferred to other wards. The clinic was closed down because barely any inmates remained.


Since then Dr Hew Lin has become a world-renowned spiritual healer. When he is asked what caused the patients to change, his simple answer is always “I was simply healing the part of me that created them.”  He believed that total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life—simply because it is in your life—is your responsibility. In a literal sense the entire world is your creation.  If you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you see, hear, taste, touch, or in any way experience, is your responsibility because it is in your life.  If you want to improve your life, you have to heal your life. If you want to cure anyone, even a mentally ill criminal,  you do it by healing you.


I am now a faithful student of this miraculous practice. I use the practice throughout my day to let go of any resistance and open my consciousness to divine flow. I clean and release mind activity, forgiving misalignments, continually accepting what is.

I have been aware of the law of attraction for a long time. I understood its principals: think and you shall receive, but Ho’oponopono made this universal law more practical and meaningful. It has given me a kind and generous tool to maintain peace and balance in my life. I know that as long as I am at peace with myself, I will notice that everyone around me is peaceful. So whenever I notice anything that I perceive as a problem, I say to myself: “What is going on in me that I need to let go of?”

My Life is Divinity Personified

I am now living the Ho’oponopono lifestyle, continuously cleaning and acknowledging that everything in my life is Divinity personified. Only The Divinity can reach down into the sub-conscious mind and take the problem memories and neutralize them, and then remove the memory into storage, leaving the mind blank.  And now the mind is at peace again since there are no memories or problems.

Once the mind goes into this state of emptiness and peacefulness, Divinity comes through with inspiration, and as the inspiration comes in, the canceling / transmutation of memories takes place—a process which only The Divine can do.

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