The 'Early Days'
Ho'oponopono is a psycho-spiritual problem-solving method
originating from Hawaii, which lies in the middle of the
North Pacific Ocean. Since there was no written form of Ho’oponopono
on Hawaii and throughout the Polynesian region
until the 1820s, the procedure was kept secret by healers
(mostly Kahunas) and only transmitted through an oral
tradition (‘from mouth to ear’). The year of its first appearance
cannot be determined, however seen clairvoyantly.
back to ‘immemorial times’, that is, many thousands of years. The first awareness by the general public of the nature of
Ho’oponopono came in 1957, when the renowned Hawaiian
scholar Mary Kawena Pukui mentioned it in one of her books
about Hawaiian culture and in her Hawaiian dictionary,
accurately describing it as "A spiritual cleansing in
which (wrong) interpersonal relationships
are restored through prayer, discussion, confession of
guilt, repentance, and mutual forgiveness." This
definition is still valid in 2020.
At the time of the revitalisation of Hawaiian culture
starting in the 1960s, the Kahuna La'au Lapa'au Morrnah
Simeona launched her Ho'oponopono system, which not only
made public the traditional Ho'oponopono from the
secret world of the Kahunas, but also gave it an universal
direction. However, the 'universal’ characteristic was not
immediately there, but Morrnah expanded her Ho’oponopono through
several revisions, over a period of 19 years - starting in
the early 1970s with a few loose pages and ending in 1991 as
seminar documents in book form.
titles of the complete works changed as well, as the scope
of their prayers increased. The final version of 1991 focuses
on her 14-step-system. At the end Morrnah complete work
contained 3 long forms with 14 steps each and around a dozen
of short forms with 3-5 steps. Pacifica Seminars teaches the
short forms only in Basic 2 and basic 3 as they are
highly spiritual. There is no one else who teaches them in
|Basic characteristics of
The most important points of her system include:
a) It can be done privately and unassisted after some
short instruction. While in a traditional Ho'oponopono
the participants of a problem must be physically present, in
Morrnah’s system they are spiritually present instead in a
special way that is woven throughout the prayers.
The problems are solved exclusively by the being known as
the 'Divine Creator' or 'Dear Lord'. Not
by people. They simply do not have the ability for this.
c) Every human being has three aspects of
consciousness, which, in agreement with each other, appear
as delimited, rotating egg-forms, and which penetrate and
surround the physical body. Therefore there clearly exists
an inside and an outside to each aspect.
goal of spiritual purification is the release of the
negative cause, and in doing so, finding the solution to any
given problem. This is achieved only by the
altruistic, unselfish concern of mutual
exchange; that is, by including all those involved in a
given problem in the cleansing, so they are cleansed too. Only
then do the prayers go to the Divine Creator. Egoistic,
self-focussed prayers do not do that, but with great
limitations, they may be partly answered by beings of the
e) Mutuality exists only if the other
forgives you too. All mantras are ‘one-way’ and
therefore not mutual or Ho'oponoponos.
There is no
Ho'oponopono mantra. This is a new age invention of the
f) Morrnah's system had none of
these: 100% responsibility, zero condition, 11-word mantra,
tools like light switches, fly paper, whiteboard etc. These have
nothing to do with Morrnah, nothing with Hawaii, nothing
|Organizations founded by
Morrnah founded several organizations: In the early 1970s
her first 'Pacifica Seminars' existed as an
association,and in July 1982, presented the "I-dentity
of Man: First world symposium". Highly respected people
from culture and politics honored by attending personally or
In 1980, Morrnah founded the
'Foundation of 'I', later adding 'Freedom
of the Cosmos'. In 1986, the 1st Pacifica Seminars
(association) was changed into an Incorporated
(Inc.) organisation, becoming the 2nd Pacifica Seminars.
On September 19, 1990, the 3rd Pacifica Seminars was
founded in Germany as an association (on the advice of
Divinity to Morrnah on June 15, 1990). As a result, Günther
Schönharting resigned as representative of the 'Foundation
of 'I' in Europe.
Each incorporation was followed by
the transfer of the use and benefits of the copyrights
(Latin-usufructs) of Morrnah's procedures to the companies.
In 1987, Morrnah's process was officially translated into
German by Michael Micklei, and into French by Yvette Mauri,
and between 1986 and 1992, Morrnah completed her final
version. Unfortunately, the Foundation of 'I' has never
adopted this modified and expressly confirmed prayers of
Morrnah’s as HER final version. Since Morrnah's transition
in 1992, the Foundation of 'I' has maintained its
translation status from 1986 and issues that as THEIR
Now: If you have any questions about what the Foundation
of 'I' has done, changed or now include (and perhaps more
importantly, not include), contact the Foundation of 'I'
and ask them: What has been added since Morrnah’s passing?
Why mantras? Why tools?
By whom and why? What has been removed (is no longer
taught or included)? Why?
Surely a clairvoyant kahuna who
worked tirelessly on her own system for 19 years was best
able to develop her own system. Please do NOT ask us. Our
days are filled only with the practice, teaching, books and dissemination of Morrnah’s final version of