Saturday, February 18, 2017

zero limits

zero limits

The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More


To Morrnah and Ka’i
—Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

To Mark Ryan and Nerissa
—Dr. Joe Vitale

Ho’oponopono is a profound gift that allows one to develop a working relationship with the Divinity within and learn to ask that in each moment, our errors in thought, word, 
deed, or action be cleansed. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past.  ---Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, 
Ho’oponopono Master Teacher, 
creator of Self I-Dentity  Ho’oponopono, 
named a Living Treasure of the 
State of Hawaii in 1983 by the Hongwanji Mission of Honolulu and the Hawaii State Legislature.


Two key people deserve thanks for this book: Mark Ryan is the priceless friend who first told me the story of the unusual therapist you’re about to read about, and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len is that unusual therapist who 
has become my latest priceless friend.  Nerissa, my love, is my main support person and domestic life partner. Matt Holt and my dear friends at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. are terrific people to know and work with. Suzanne Burns is my key assistant and publicist, and proofread an early draft of this manuscript. My mastermind group supported me in this project, including Jillian ColemanWheeler, CindyCashman, Craig Perrine, Pat O’Bryan, Bill Hibbler, and Nerissa 
Oden. Early readers of this book who helped me shape it and perfect it include Mark Weisser and Mark Ryan. I also want to thank the Divine for guiding me in the process of writing this book. 
I am grateful to all.


Preface: Where Peace Begins Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len ix

Introduction: The Secret of the Universe Dr. Joe Vitale xi

The Adventure Begins 1

Finding the World’s Most Unusual Therapist 11

Our First Conversation 19

The Shocking Truth about Intentions 27

What Exceptions? 39

I Love You 51

Eating with the Divine 67

The Evidence 77

How to Create Faster Results 113

How to Receive Greater Wealth 123

Skeptical Minds Want to Know 137

Choice Is a Limitation 147

Cigars, Hamburgers, and Killing the Divine 163

The Truth Behind the Story 177

Epilogue: The Three Stages of Awakening 189

Appendix A: Zero Limits Basic Principles 197

Appendix B: How to Heal Yourself (or Anyone Else)
and Discover Health,Wealth, and Happiness 203

Appendix C: Who’s in Charge? Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len 207

Bibliography 225

Online Resources 229

About the Authors 231

Index 233

How to Experience Zero Limits Right Now 238


Where Peace Begins

Dear Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, the creator 
and first master teacher of Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono, had on her desk a placard that read, “Peace begins with me.”

I witnessed this peace beyond all understanding as worked and traveled with her from December 1982 to that fateful day in KirchheimGermany, in February 1992. Even as she lay in death on her bed surrounded by chaos, 
she exuded that stillness beyond all understanding.
It was my great good fortune and honor to have received the training from Morrnah in November 1982 and to have been in her presence for a decade. I have been doing Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono ever since.I am 
pleased that, with the help of my friend Dr. Joe Vitale, this message can now reach the world.

But the truth is it only has to reach you, through me, as we are all one and it all happens inside.

Peace of I,
Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD
Chairman Emeritus
The Foundation of I, Inc. 
Freedom of the Cosmos


The Secret of the Universe

In 2006 I wrote an article titled “The World’s Most Unusual Therapist.”
It was about a psychologist who helped heal an entire ward of mentally ill criminals—without ever seeing any of them professionally.
He used an unusual healing method from Hawaii. 
Until 2004, I had never heard of him or his 
method. I searched for two years before 
found him. I then learned his method and wrote 
that now famous article.
That article swept the Internet. It was posted on 
newsgroups and e-mailed to huge lists of 
people from all walks of life. My own list at loved it, and passed it on to 
tens of thousands of others. They in turn 
forwarded it to family and friends. I estimate
about five million people saw that article.
Everyone who read it found it hard to believe. 
Some were inspired. Some were skeptical.
All wanted more.This book is a result of their 
and my quest. Even if you’re a veteran of the 
five steps in my earlier book,The Attractor 
Factor, you may not understand the incredible 
insights I’m about to reveal to you here, at 
least not at first glance. The simple process 
I’m going to share in this book will help 
explain why I’ve been able to manifest some 
huge accomplishments without actually
trying to make them happen. Here are a few 
of them:

■ My Nightingale-Conant audio program, The 
Power of Outrageous Marketing, happened 
after I quit pounding on their door for 10 years.

■ How did I go from homeless to poverty to 
struggling writer to published author to best-
selling author to Internet marketing guru with 
no plan at all?

■ My desire to attract a BMW Z3 sports car led to 
me being inspired with an Internet marketing idea 
no one had ever thought of before—which made 
me $22,500 in one day and a quarter of a million 
dollars in a year or so.

■ My desire to buy and move into a Texas hill 
country estate when I was broke and going 
through a divorce led to me creating a new 
business that brought in $50,000 in one day.

■ My huge weight loss of 80 pounds occurred 
after I gave up and opened myself to a new 
way to achieve my desire.

■ My desire to be the author of a #1 best-selling 
book led to my writing a #1 best-selling book 
that I never planned to write at all and wasn’t 
even my idea.

■ My appearance in a hit movie, The Secret, 
happened without my begging,pleading,
intending,or orchestrating anything at all.

■ My appearance on Larry King Live in November 
2006, and again in March 2007, happened without 
my ever intending it.

■ As I write these words, Hollywood hotshots are 
talking about turning my book, The Attractor 
Factor, into a movie, and still others are 
negotiating to get me my own television program.
The list could go on, but you get the idea. I have 
many miracles happening in my life.

But why are they happening?

I was once homeless. Today I’m a best-selling 
author, Internet celebrity, and multimillionaire.
What happened to me to create all this success?
Yes, I followed my dreams.
Yes, I took action.
Yes, I was persistent.
Haven’t a lot of other people done those same 
things and yet not achieved success?

What’s different?
If you look at the accomplishments I’ve listed 
with a critical eye,you might see that none of 
them were directly created by me. In fact,what 
they all have in common is a spirit of Divine 
planning, with me a sometimes unwilling 

Let me explain this another way: Toward the end 
of 2006 I taught a seminar called Beyond 
Manifestation (, 
which is heavily influenced by what I learned
after I discovered the mysterious Hawaiian 
therapist and his method.
In that event I asked everyone to list all the ways 
they knew to manifest or attract something in 
their life.They said things like affirmations,
visualizations, intentions, body awareness 
methods, feeling the end result, scripting, 
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping,
and many, many more. Once the group 
inventoried every single way they could come up 
with to create their own reality, I asked them if 
those ways worked all the time, without exception.
Everyone agreed they did not always work.
“Well, why not?” I asked them.
No one could say for sure.

I then hit the group with my observation: “All of 
those ways have limitations,” I declared. “They 
are toys your mind plays with to keep you thinking 
you’re in charge. The truth is, you are not in 
charge, and the real miracles come when you let 
go of the toys and trust in a place inside yourself 
where there are zero limits.”

I then told them that where you want to be in life 
is behind all of those toys,which is behind the 
chatter of the mind and right there with what we 
call the Divine. I went on to explain that there 
are at least three stages to life, beginning with you as 
victim, then moving on to you as creator of your 
life, and ending—if you’re lucky—with you 
becoming servant to the Divine. In that last stage,
which I’ll discuss later in this book, astonishing 
miracles happen—almost without you trying.

Earlier today I interviewed a goals expert for my 
Hypnotic Gold membership program. (See He has written 
dozen books and sold millions of copies of them. 
He knows how to teach people how to set goals. 
Most of his philosophy revolves around having a 
burning desire to accomplish something. But
that’s an incomplete strategy. I asked him what 
he suggested when someone can’t find the 
motivation to set a goal, let alone complete it.
“If I knew that,” he began,“I’d be able to solve
most of the problems in the world.” He went 
on to say that you have to be hungry to achieve 
a goal. If you aren’t, you won’t keep up the 
discipline needed to focus on it and work 
toward it. “But what if you’re not hungry 
enough?” I asked. “Then you won’t reach 
your goal.” “How do you make yourself 
hungry or motivated?” He couldn’t answer.

And that’s the rub. At a certain point all the self-
help and goalsetting programs fail.They come 
up against the troubling fact that if someone 
isn’t ready to achieve something, they won’t 
maintain the energy needed to manifest it.
They’ll quit. Everyone knows this experience 
from setting resolutions on January 1st and
forgetting them by January 2nd. The good 
intentions were there. But something deeper 
wasn’t in alignment with the conscious desires.
So how do you take care of that deeper state that 
isn’t “hungry”? That’s where the Hawaiian 
method you’ll learn in the book comes in 
handy. It helps clean the unconscious, which 
is where the block resides. It helps dissolve 
the hidden programs that keep you from 
attaining your desires, whether health, wealth, 
happiness, or anything else. It all happens
inside you. I’ll explain all of this in the book 
you are holding right now. For now, consider 
this:There’s a quote from Tor Norretranders’ 
book, The User Illusionthat sums up the 
essence of the mental roller-coaster ride 
you’re about to embark on:“The universe 
began when nothing saw itself in the mirror.”
In short, Zero Limits is about returning to the zero 
state, where nothing exists but anything is possible. 
In the zero state there are no thoughts, words, 
deeds, memories, programs, beliefs, or anything 
else. Just nothing.
But one day nothing saw itself in the mirror and 
you were born. From there, you created, and 
unconsciously absorbed and accepted, beliefs, 
programs, memories, thoughts, words, deeds, 
and more. Many of these programs go all the 
way back to the beginning of existence itself.
The whole purpose of this book is to help you 
to experience wonder moment by moment. 
From that place, miracles like the ones 
described will happen to you.They’ll be unique 
to you.And they’ll be just as marvelous, 
magical, and miraculous. My experience of this 
spiritual rocket ship into power beyond
comprehension has been almost indescribable. 
I have success beyond my wildest dreams. I have 
new skills, and my level of love for myself
and the world is on a level of understanding 
words often fail to describe. I live in a near-
constant state of awe. Let me put it this way: 
Everyone has a lens through which they view 
the world. Religions, philosophies, therapies, 
authors, speakers, gurus, and candlestick 
makers all perceive the world through a 
particular mind-set.What you’ll learn in this 
book is how to use a new lens to dissolve all
other lenses. And once you succeed, you’ll be 
at the place I call zero limits.

Please understand that this is the first book in 
history to reveal this updated Hawaiian method 
for healing, called Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono. 
But also please understand that this is just one 
man’s experience with the method: mine.While 
this book is written with the blessing of the 
therapist who taught me the amazing method, 
everything to follow is written through my own 
lens of the world.
To fully understand Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono, 
you need to attend a weekend training and 
experience it for yourself. (Trainings are listed
at and
Finally, the entire essence of this book can be 
summed up in one phrase—a phrase you will 
learn to use; a phrase that reveals the ultimate
secret of the universe; a phrase that I want to 
say to you and the Divine right now: “I love you.”
Take a ticket and have a seat.The train into your 
soul is about to take off.

Hold on to your hat.

I love you.

Aloha no wau ia oe.

Dr. Joe Vitale
(Ao Akua)

The universe began when nothing saw itself in the mirror.(Tor Norretranders, The User Illusion)

zero limits 1: The Adventure Begins
Peace be with you, all my Peace.

O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku’u Maluhia a pau loa.

In August 2004, I was speaking and working a 
booth at the National Guild of Hypnotists annual 
convention. I enjoyed the people, the event, the 
energy, and the networking. But I wasn’t 
prepared for the life-changing event that would 
begin that day.
My friend Mark Ryan was working the booth with 
me. Mark is a hypnotherapist, as well. He’s very 
open-minded, curious, articulate, and penetrating 
when it comes to exploring life and all its mysteries.
We often had conversations that lasted for hours.
We talked about our heroes in therapy, from 
Milton Erickson to lesser-known shamans. It was 
during one of these conversations that Mark 
surprised me by asking, “Have you ever heard of the therapist who healed
people without ever seeing them?”
The question stopped me. I had heard of psychic 
healers and remote or distance healers, but Mark 
seemed to be suggesting something different.
“He’s a psychologist who healed an entire mental 
hospital full of the criminally insane (30 to be 
exact)w a single patient.”

“What did he do?”
“He used a Hawaiian healing system called ho’oponopono.”
“Ho-oh-what?” I asked.
I asked Mark to repeat the term about a dozen 
times. I had never heard it before. Mark didn’t 
know the story, or the process, well enough to 
tell me much more. I admit I was curious, but I 
also confess that I was skeptical, as well. I 
figured this had to be an urban legend.
Heal people without seeing them? Yeah, right.
Mark went on to tell me the following story:
“I had been traveling to Mount Shasta in 
California for about 16 years in search of myself,” Mark
 explained. “One friend there gave me a little 
booklet that I never forgot. It was white paper 
with blue ink. It was an article about this Hawaiian 
therapist and his method. I read that article over 
and over again for years. It didn’t describe what
the therapist actually did, but it said he healed people with his method.”
“Where’s that article now?” I asked. I wanted to read it.
“I can’t find it,” Mark said. “But something told 
me to tell you about it. I know you don’t believe 
me, but I’m as fascinated as you are. I want to 
know more, too.” A year passed before the next 
convention. During the intervening months, I 
poked around online but couldn’t find anything 
about any therapist who cured people without 
seeing them. Sure, there’s information on 
distance healing, where someone heals another 
without the other person being present, but I 
understood that the Hawaiian therapist didn’t 
do that. As I would come to learn, there’s no
distance at all in the type of healing he did. 
On top of all that, I didn’t know how to spell 
ho’oponopono to look it up online. So I let it go.
Then, in 2005, at the next annual hypnosis 
convention, Mark again mentioned the therapist.
“Did you ever find anything about him?” he asked.
“I don’t know his name, and I don’t know how to 
spell how whatever that term is,” I explained. “So 
I couldn’t find a thing.”
Mark’s a go-getter.We took a break, pulled out 
my laptop, found a wireless Internet connection, 
and went searching. It didn’t take long to find 
the main and only official site for ho’oponopono 
at I looked around and 
saw a few articles. They gave me a quick 
overview of what I was about to get into.
I found a definition of ho’oponopono: 
“Ho’oponopono is a process of letting go of 
toxic energies within you to allow the impact
of Divine thoughts, words, deeds, and actions.”
I had no idea what that meant, so I looked 
around some more. I found this: “Simply put, 
Ho’oponopono means,‘to make right,’ or ‘to 
rectify an error.’ According to the ancient 
Hawaiians, error arises from thoughts that are 
tainted by painful memories from the past. 
Ho’oponopono offers a way to release the 
energy of these painful thoughts, or errors, 
which cause imbalance and disease.”
Interesting, yes. But what did it mean?
As I explored the site, looking for 
information on the mysterious psychologist 
who healed people without seeing them, I 
learned that there is an updated form of 
ho’oponopono called Self I-Dentity through 
Ho’oponopono (SITH).
I didn’t pretend to know what all of this 
meant. Mark didn’t pretend, either.We were 
fellow explorers. Our laptop was the horse we
rode into the wilderness of this new land.We 
were in search of answers.We eagerly typed 
forward. We found an article that helped 
explain a few things:

Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono
Being 100 Percent Responsible for the Problems 
of My Clients
By Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD, and Charles Brown, LMT

In traditional approaches to problem solving and 
healing, the therapist begins with the belief that 
the source of the problem is within the client, 
not within him. He believes that his responsibility 
is to assist the client ...
( working through his problem. Could these
 beliefs have resulted in systemic burnout throughout the healing profession?
To be an effective problem solver, the therapist must be willing to be 100 percent responsible for having created the problem situation; that is, he must be willing to see that the source of the problem is erroneous thoughts within him,
not within the client.Therapists never seem to notice that every time there is a problem, they are always present!
Being 100 percent responsible for actualizing the problem allows the therapist to be 100 percent responsible for resolving it. Using the updated Ho’oponopono approach, a process of repentance, forgiveness, and transmutation developed by Kahuna Lapa’au Morrnah Nalamaku
Simeona, a therapist is able to have erroneous thoughts within himself and within the client transmuted into perfect thoughts of LOVE.
Her eyes brim with tears. Deep trenches enclose the corners of her mouth. “I am worried about my son,” Cynthia sighs softly. “He’s back on drugs again.”As she tells her painful story, I begin the cleaning of the erroneous thoughts within me that have actualized as her problem.
As erroneous thoughts are replaced by loving thoughts in the therapist and in his family, relatives, and ancestors, they are replaced too in the client and in her family, relatives, and ancestors.The updated Ho’oponopono process allows the therapist to work directly with the Original Source who can transmute erroneous thoughts into LOVE. Her eyes dry up.The trenches around her mouth soften. She smiles, relief dawning across her face. “I don’t know why, but I’m feeling better.” I do not
know why, either. Really. Life is a mystery except to
LOVE, who knows all. I just let it go at that, and 
just thank LOVE from whom all blessings flow.
In problem solving using the updated Ho’oponopono process, the therapist first takes his I-Dentity, his Mind, and connects it up with the Original Source, what others call LOVE or GOD.With the connection in place, the therapist then appeals to LOVE to correct the erroneous thoughts within him that are actualizing as the problem for himself first  and for the client second.The appeal is a process of repentance and forgiveness on the part of the therapist—“I am sorry for the erroneous thoughts within me that have caused the problem for me and for the client; please forgive me.”
In response to the repentance and forgiveness appeal of the therapist, LOVE begins the mystical process of transmuting the erroneous thoughts. In this spiritual correction process, LOVE first neutralizes the erroneous emotions that have caused the problem, be they resentment, fear, anger, blame, or confusion. In the next step, LOVE then releases the neutralized energies from the thoughts, leaving them in a state of void, of emptiness, of true freedom.
With the thoughts empty, free, LOVE then fills them with Itself. The result? The therapist is renewed, restored in LOVE.As the therapist is renewed so is the client and all involved in the problem.Where there was despair in the client, there is LOVE.Where there was darkness in her soul, there is now the healing Light of LOVE.
The Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono training 
teaches people who they are and how they can solve problems moment to moment, and in the process be renewed and restored in LOVE.The training begins with a two-hour free lecture. Attendees are given an overview of how thoughts within them actualize as spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, relational, and financial problems in their lives and in the lives of their families, relatives, ancestors, friends, neighbors, and associates. In the weekend training, students are taught what a problem is, where the problems are located, how to solve different kinds of problems using over 25 problem solving processes, and how to really take good care of themselves.The underlying emphasis in the training is on being 100 percent responsible for themselves and for what happens in their lives and for solving problems effortlessly.
The wonder of the updated Ho’oponopono process is that you get to meet yourself anew each moment, and you get to appreciate more and more with each application of the process the renewing miracle of LOVE. 

I operate my life and my relationships according to 
the following insights:

1. The physical universe is an actualization of my thoughts.

2. If my thoughts are cancerous, they create a cancerous physical reality.

3. If my thoughts are perfect, they create a 
physical reality brimming with LOVE.

4. I am 100 percent responsible for creating my 
physical universe the way it is.

5. I am 100 percent responsible for correcting the 
cancerous thoughts that create a diseased reality.

6. There is no such thing as out there. Everything 
exists as thoughts in my mind.

Mark and I read the article and wondered which 
author was the therapist we sought: Charles Brown 
or this Dr. Hew Len.We didn’t know.We couldn’t 
tell.And who was this Morrnah the article 
mentioned? And what was Self I-Dentity Ho-oh-

We read on. We found a few more articles that 
shed light on what we sought. They included 
revealing statements, such as:“Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono sees each problem not as 
an ordeal, but as an opportunity. Problems are 
just replayed memories of the past showing up to 
give us one more chance to see with the eyes of 
LOVE and to act from inspiration.”

I was curious but I wasn’t getting it. Problems 
were “replayed memories of the past”? Huh? 
What were these authors trying to explain? How 
did this ho-whatever help the therapist who healed 
people? Who was this therapist, anyway?

I found yet another article, this one by a reporter 
named Darrell Sifford, who wrote about meeting 
the creator of this ho’opo-whatever process. Her 
name is Morrnah and she’s a kahuna, or keeper of 
the secrets.What this Morrnah does to help heal 
people is “appeal to the divine creator of our 
choice ‘through the divinity that is within each 
person . . . who is really an extension of the divine 
creator.’ ”

Maybe you understand that. I didn’t at the time. 
Neither did Mark. Apparently this Morrnah said 
some words, like a prayer, that helped people heal. 
I made a mental note to locate that prayer, but 
right now I was going on a different mission: to 
find the therapist and learn his method for healing. 
My eagerness to know more and to meet this 
shaman therapist was becoming more and more 

Even though Mark and I really needed to be back 
at our booth at the convention, we let it slide so 
we could continue our quest.

Based on the articles and web site, we guessed the 
therapist we wanted to find was named Ihaleakala 
Hew Len. Some first name. I had no idea how to 
pronounce it, let alone spell it. I didn’t know how 
to locate him, either.The site didn’t have any 
contact information for him. Mark and I tried to 
Google him, but turned up nothing. We began to 
wonder if this ethereal therapist was a fiction, or retired or even deceased. I closed my laptop and went back to the convention.

But the adventure had begun.

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