Tuesday, February 28, 2017

APPENDIX C : Who’s in Charge? Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

Who’s in Charge?

Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

Thank you for coming along with me in reading this appendix. I am grateful.

I love Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono and dear 
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Kahuna Lapa’au, 
who so graciously shared it with me in 
November 1982.

This article is based on thoughts logged in my 2005 notebook.

9 January 2005

Problems can be solved without knowing what 
the heck is going on! Realizing and 
appreciating this is sheer relief and joy for me.

Problem solving, part of the purpose for 
existence, is what Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono 
is about. To solve problems, two questions must 
be addressed: Who am I? Who’s in charge?

To apprehend the nature of the cosmos begins 
with the insight of Socrates: “Know thyself.”

21 January 2005

Who’s in charge?

Most people, including those in the science 
community, deal with the world as being a 
physical entity. Current research in DNA to 
identify causes and remedies for heart disease, 
cancer, and diabetes is a prime example of this.

The Law of Cause and Effect: Physical Model

Cause --(Effect)
Faulty DNA --( Heart Disease )
Faulty DNA --(Cancer)
Faulty DNA --(Diabetes)
Physical -----(Physical Problems)
Physical -----(Environmental Problems)

The Intellect, the Conscious Mind, believes it is 
the problem solver, that it controls what happens 
and what is experienced.

In his book The User Illusion: Cutting 
Consciousness Down to Size, science journalist 
Tor Norretranders paints a different picture of 
Consciousness. He cites research studies, 
particularly those of Professor Benjamin Libet 
of the University of California at San Francisco, 
that show that decisions are made before 
Consciousness makes them, and that the 
Intellect is not aware of this, believing that it 

Norretranders also cites research that shows that 
the Intellect is only conscious of between 15 and 
20 bits of information per second out of millions 
in reaction below its awareness!

If not the Intellect or Consciousness, then who’s 
in charge?

8 February 2005

Memories replaying dictate what the Subconscious 
Mind experiences.

The Subconscious Mind experiences vicariously, 
mimicking and echoing memories replaying. It 
behaves, sees, feels, and decides exactly as
memories dictate. The Conscious Mind too 
operates, without its awareness, by memories 
replaying. They dictate what it experiences, as 
research studies show.

The Law of Cause and Effect: Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono

Cause (Effect)

Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind 
( Physical—Heart Disease)

Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind  

Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind 

Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind (Physical Problems—the Body)

Memories Replaying in the Subconscious Mind  
(Physical Problems—the World)

The body and the world reside in the 
Subconscious Mind as creations of memories 
replaying, rarely as Inspirations.

23 February 2005

The Subconscious Mind and Conscious Mind, 
comprising the Soul, do not generate their own 
ideas, thoughts, feelings, and actions. As noted 
before, they experience vicariously, through 
memories replaying and Inspirations.

But men may construe things after their fashion
Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.
--William Shakespeare

It is essential to realize that the Soul does not 
generate experiences of its own, that it sees as 
memories see, feels as memories feel, behaves 
as memories behave, and decides as memories 
decide. Or, rarely, it sees, feels, behaves, and 
decides as Inspiration sees, feels, behaves, and 

It is crucial in problem solving to realize that the 
body and the world are not the problems in and 
of themselves but the effects, the consequences, 
of memories replaying in the Subconscious 
Mind! Who’s in charge?

Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth,
[Thrall to] these rebel pow’rs that thee array,
Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,
Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?
--William Shakespeare, Sonnet 146

12 March 2005

The Void is the foundation of Self I-Dentity, of 
Mind, of the cosmos. It is the precursor 
state to the infusion of Inspirations from Divine 
Intelligence into the Subconscious Mind. 
(See Figure C.1.)

All that scientists know is the cosmos was
spawned from nothing, and will return to the 
nothing from whence it came. The universe 
begins and ends with zero. -- Charles Seife, 
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea.

FIGURE C.1 State of VoidI

Self I-Dentity
State of Void

Infinite (Divine Intelligence)

Void :-
--Superconscious Mind

--Conscious Mind

--Subconscious Mind


Memories replaying displace the Void of Self I-
Dentity, precluding the manifestation of 
Inspirations. To remedy this displacement, to 
reestablish Self I-Dentity, memories need to be 
transformed to void through transmutation
by Divine Intelligence.

Clean, erase, erase and find your own Shangri-la. 
Where? Within yourself.
--Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Kahuna Lapa’au

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit.
--William Shakespeare, Playwright

22 March 2005

Existence is a gift from Divine Intelligence. And 
the gift is given for the sole purpose of 
reestablishing Self I-Dentity through problem 
solving. Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono is 
an updated version of an ancient Hawaiian 
problem solving process of repentance, 
forgiveness, and transmutation.

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not 

condemn, and you will not be condemned. 
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
--Jesus as reported in Luke: 6

Ho’oponopono involves the full participation of 
each of the four members of Self I-Dentity—
Divine Intelligence, Superconscious Mind, 
Conscious Mind, and Subconscious Mind—
working together as a unit of one.
Each member has its unique part and function in 
problem solving memories replaying in the 
Subconscious Mind.

The Superconscious Mind is memory free, 
unaffected by memories replaying in the 
Subconscious Mind. It is always one with 
Divine Intelligence. However Divine 
Intelligence moves, so moves the 
Superconscious Mind.

Self I-Dentity operates by Inspiration and 
memory. Only one of them, either memory or 
Inspiration, can be in command of the 
Subconscious Mind at any given moment. The 
Soul of Self I-Dentity serves only one master at 
a time, usually memory the thorn instead of 
Inspiration the rose.
(See Figure C.2.)
FIGURE C.2 State of Inspiration and State of Memory Replaying

30 April 2005

I am the self consumer of my woes.
--John Clare, poet

Void is the common ground, the equalizer, of all 
Self Identities, both “animate” and “inanimate.” 
It is the indestructible and timeless foundation of 
the entire cosmos, seen and unseen.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all 
men [all life forms] are created equal. . . .
--Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Declaration 
of Independence

Memories replaying displace the common ground 
of Self I-Dentity, taking the Soul of Mind away 
from its natural position of Void and Infinite.
Although memories displace the Void, they 
cannot destroy it. How can nothing be destroyed?

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
--Abraham Lincoln

5 May 2005

For Self I-Dentity to be Self I-Dentity moment to 
moment requires incessant Ho’oponopono. Like 
memories, incessant Ho’oponopono can never
go on vacation. Incessant Ho’oponopono can 
never retire. Incessant Ho’oponopono can 
never sleep. Incessant Ho’oponopono can 
never stop as . . .

. . . in your days of gladness bear in mind the 
unknown evil [memories replaying] forging on 
behind!--Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales

12 May 2005

The Conscious Mind can initiate the Ho’oponopono 
process to release memories or it can engage 
them with blame and thinking. (See Figure C.3.)
FIGURE C.3 Repentance and Forgiveness

(3) Divine Intelligence

(2) Superconscious Mind

(1)Conscious Mind


Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono
(Problem Solving)
Repentance and Forgiveness

1. Conscious Mind initiates the Ho’oponopono 

problem solving process, a petition to Divine 
Intelligence to transmute memories to Void. It 
acknowledges that the problem is memories 
replaying in its Subconscious Mind, and that it 
is 100 percent responsible for them. The petition 
moves down from the Conscious Mind into the 
Subconscious Mind. (See Figure C.4.)

2. The down flow of the petition into the 
Subconscious Mind gently stirs memories for 
transmutation. The petition then moves up to
the Superconscious Mind from the Subconscious 

3. The Superconscious Mind reviews the petition, 
making changes as appropriate. Because it is 
always in tune with Divine Intelligence, it has 
the capacity to review and make changes. The 
petition is then sent up to Divine Intelligence for 
final review and consideration.

4. After reviewing the petition sent up by the 
Superconscious Mind, Divine Intelligence sends 
transmuting energy down into the 
Superconscious Mind.

5. Transmuting energy then flows from the 
Superconscious Mind down into the Conscious 

6. And transmuting energy then flows down from 
the Conscious Mind into the Subconscious Mind. 
The transmuting energy first neutralizes 
designated memories. The neutralized energies 
are then released into storage, leaving a Void.

12 June 2005

Thinking and blame are memories replaying 

(see Figure C.2).

The Soul can be inspired by Divine Intelligence 

without knowing what the heck is going on. The 
only requirement for Inspiration, Divine 
creativity, is for Self I-Dentity to be Self I-Dentity. 
To be Self I-Dentity requires incessant 
cleansing of memories.

Memories are constant companions of the

 Subconscious Mind.

They never leave the Subconscious Mind to 

go on vacation. They never leave the 
Subconscious Mind to go into retirement. 
Memories never stop their incessant replaying!

The Man of Law’s Tale

O sudden grief that ever art near neighbour

To worldly bliss! Sprinkled with bitterness

The ends of joy in all our earthly labour!

Grief occupies the goal to which we press.

For your own safety think it is no less,

And in your days of gladness bear in mind

The unknown evil forging on behind!

Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales

FIGURE C.4 Transmutation by Divine Intelligence.

(4)Divine Intelligence

(5)Superconscious Mind

(6)Conscious Mind

(memory) --> n --> Vision ; Subconscious Mind

To be done with memories once and for all, they 
must be cleansed to nothing once and for all.

It was in Iowa in 1971 that I fell head over heels 
in love for the second time. Dear M, our 
daughter, was born.

As I watched my wife care for M, I fell deeper 
and deeper in love with both of them. I had two 
wonderful people to love now.

After completing graduate school in Utah that 
summer, my wife and I had a choice to make: 
to go home to Hawaii or to continue graduate 
training in Iowa.

As we began life in the Hawkeye State, two 
hurdles immediately confronted us. First, M had 
never stopped crying after we brought her home 
from the hospital!

Second, the worst winter of the century in Iowa 
set in. Each morning for weeks on end I kicked 
the bottom inside of the front door of our 
apartment and hammered its edges with my 
hands to break the entombing ice on the other side.

Around her first year, bloodstains showed up on 
M’s blankets. Only now as I write this sentence, 
I realize that the constant crying was her reaction 
to the severe skin problem that was diagnosed

I cried many a night as I helplessly watched M in 
fitful sleep scratching herself. Steroid medications 
proved powerless to help her.

By age three, blood seeped continuously from 
cracks in the crooks of M’s elbows and knees. 
Blood wept from cracks around the joints of her 
fingers and toes. Thick mantles of hard skin 
covered the inside of her arms and around her 

One day nine years later, after we had returned to 
Hawaii, I was driving home with M and her 
sister. Suddenly, without conscious forethought, 
I found myself turning the car around and 
heading in the direction of my office in Waikiki.

“Oh, you folks have come to visit me,” Morrnah 
said quietly as the three of us trooped into her 
office. As she shuffled papers on her desk, she 
looked up at M. “Did you want to ask me 
something?” she said softly.

M stretched out both arms, revealing years of pain 
and grief  etched in them up and down like 
Phoenician scrolls. “Okay,” came Morrnah’s reply
, and she closed her eyes.

What was Morrnah doing? The creator of Self I-
Dentity Ho’oponopono was doing Self I-Dentity 
Ho’oponopono. A year later, 13 years of bleeding, 
scarring, pain, grief, and medications had come to
an end.---Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono student

30 June 2005

The purpose of life is to be Self I-Dentity as 
Divinity created Self I-Dentity in its exact 
likeness, Void and Infinite.

All life experiences are expressions of memories 
replaying and Inspirations. Depression, thinking, 
blame, poverty, hate, resentment, and grief are
“fore-bemoanèd moans,” as Shakespeare noted 
in one of his sonnets.

The Conscious Mind has a choice: It can initiate 
incessant cleansing or it can allow memories to 
replay problems incessantly.

12 December 2005

Consciousness working alone is ignorant of Divine 
Intelligence’s most precious gift: Self I-Dentity. As 
such, it is ignorant of what a problem is. This
ignorance results in ineffectual solving of the 
problem. Poor Soul is left to incessant, needless 
grief for its entire existence. How sad.

The Conscious Mind needs to be awakened to the 
gift of Self I-Dentity, “wealth beyond all 

Self I-Dentity is indestructible and eternal, as is its 
Creator, DivineIntelligence. The consequence of 
ignorance is the false reality of senseless and 
relentless poverty, disease, and war and death 
generation after generation.

24 December 2005

The physical is the expression of memories and 
Inspirations taking place in the Soul of Self I-
Dentity. Change the state of Self I-Dentity and 
the state of the physical world changes.

Who’s in charge—inspirations or memories 
replaying? The choice is in the hands of the 
Conscious Mind.

7 February 2006 (A Leap into 2006)

Here are four Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono problem 
solving processes that can be applied to reestablish 
Self I-Dentity through voiding memories replaying 
problems in the Subconscious Mind:

1. “I love you.” When Soul experience memories 
replaying problems, say to them mentally or 
silently: “I love you, dear memories. I am grateful 
for the opportunity to free all of you and me.” “I 
love you” can be repeated quietly again and again. 
Memories never go on vacation or retire unless 
you retire them. “I love you” can be used even if 
you are not conscious of problems. For example, 
it can be applied before engaging in any activity 
such as making or answering a telephone call or 
before getting into your car to go somewhere.

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate 
you. -- Jesus Christ as reported in Luke: 6

2. “Thank you.” This process can be used with or 
in place of “I love you.” As with “I love you,” it 
can be repeated mentally again and again.

3. Blue solar water. Drinking lots of water is a 
wonderful problem solving practice, particularly 
if it is blue solar water. Get a blue glass container 
with a nonmetallic cover. Pour tap water into the
container. Place the blue glass container either in 
the sun or under an incandescent lamp 

(not a fluorescent lamp) for at least an hour. After 
the water is solarized, it can be used in several 
ways. Drink it. Cook with it. Rinse with it after a 
bath or shower. Fruits and vegetables love being 
washed in blue solar water! As with “I love you” 
and “Thank you” processes, blue solar water 
voids memories replaying problems in the 
Subconscious Mind. So, drink away!

4. Strawberries and blueberries. These fruits 
void memories. They can be eaten fresh or dried. 
They can be consumed as jams, jellies, and even 
syrup on ice cream!

27 December 2005 (A Leap Back into 2005)

I got the idea a few months back of a “talking” 
glossary of the essential “characters” in Self I-
Dentity Ho’oponopono. You can get acquainted 
with each of them at your leisure.

Self I-Dentity: I am Self I-Dentity. I am composed 
of four elements: Divine Intelligence, 
Superconscious Mind, Conscious Mind, and 
Subconscious Mind. My foundation, Void and 
Infinite, is an exact replication of Divine 

Divine Intelligence: I am Divine Intelligence. I 
am the Infinite. I create Self I-Dentities and 
Inspirations. I transmute memories to Void.

Superconscious Mind: I am Superconscious Mind. 
I oversee the Conscious and Subconscious Minds. I 
review and make appropriate changes in the 
Ho’oponopono petition to Divine Intelligence 
initiated by the Conscious Mind. I am unaffected 
by memories replaying in the Subconscious Mind. 
I am always one with Divine Creator.

Conscious Mind: I am Conscious Mind. I have the 
gift of choice. I can allow incessant memories to 
dictate experience for the Subconscious Mind and 
me or I can initiate the release of them through 
incessant Ho’oponopono. I can petition for 
directions from Divine Intelligence.

Subconscious Mind: I am Subconscious Mind. I am
the storehouse for all of the accumulated memories 
from the beginning of creation. I am the place where 
experiences are experienced as memories replaying 
or as Inspirations. I am the place where the body and 
the world reside as memories replaying and as 
Inspirations. I am the place where problems live as 
memories reacting.

Void: I am Void. I am the foundation of Self I-
Dentity and the Cosmos. I am where Inspirations 
spring forth from Divine Intelligence, the Infinite. 
Memories replaying in the Subconscious Mind 
displace me but do not destroy me, precluding 
the inflow of Inspirations from Divine Intelligence.

Infinite: I am Infinite, Divine Intelligence. 
Inspirations flow like fragile roses from me into 
the Void of Self I-Dentity, easily displaced by the 
thorns of memories.

Inspiration: I am Inspiration. I am a creation of 
the Infinite, of Divine Intelligence. I manifest 
from the Void into the Subconscious Mind. I am 
experienced as a brand-new occurrence.

Memory: I am memory. I am a record in the 
Subconscious Mind of a past experience. When 
triggered, I replay past experiences.

Problem: I am problem. I am a memory replaying 
a past experience again in the Subconscious Mind.

Experience: I am experience. I am the effect of 
memories replaying or Inspirations in the 
Subconscious Mind.

Operating System: I am the operating system. I 
operate Self I-Dentity with Void, Inspiration, and 

Ho’oponopono: I am Ho’oponopono. I am an 
ancient Hawaiian problem solving process 
updated for today’s use by Morrnah Nalamaku 
Simeona, Kahuna Lapa’au, recognized as a 
Living Treasure of Hawaii in 1983. I am 
composed of three elements: repentance, 
forgiveness, and transmutation. I am a petition
initiated by the Conscious Mind to Divine 
Intelligence to void memories to reestablish Self 
I-Dentity. I begin in the Conscious Mind.

Repentance: I am repentance. I am the beginning 
of the Ho’oponopono process initiated by the 
Conscious Mind as a petition to Divine 
Intelligence to transmute memories to Void. With 
me, the Conscious Mind acknowledges its 
responsibility for the memories replaying 
problems in its Subconscious Mind, having 
created, accepted, and accumulated them.

Forgiveness: I am forgiveness. Along with 
Repentance, I am a petition from the Conscious 
Mind to Divine Creator to transform memories 
in the Subconscious Mind to Void. Not only is 
the Conscious Mind sorrowful, it is also asking
Divine Intelligence for forgiveness.

Transmutation: I am transmutation. Divine 
Intelligence uses me to neutralize and to release 
memories to Void in the Subconscious Mind. I 
am available for use only by Divine Intelligence.
Just say "I love you."

Wealth: I am wealth. I am Self I-Dentity.

Poverty: I am poverty. I am memories replacing. I 
displace Self I-Dentity, precluding the infusion of 
Inspirations from Divine Intelligence into the 
Subconscious Mind!

Before bringing this visit with you to an end, I 
would like to mention that reading this appendix 
satisfies the prerequisite of attending a day lecture 
if you are considering taking a Self I-Dentity 
Ho’oponopono weekend class.

I wish you peace beyond all understanding.

O Ka Maluhia no me oe.

Peace be with you,

Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD

Chairman Emeritus

The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos

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