Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Similar forgiveness practices were performed on islands throughout the South Pacific, including Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand. Traditionally ho’oponopono is practiced by healing priests or kahuna lapa’au among family members of a person who is physically ill. Modern versions are now often performed within the family by a family elder, or by the individual alone.


“If we can accept that we are the sum total of all past thoughts, emotions, words, deeds and actions and that our present lives and choices are colored or shaded by this memory bank of the past, then we begin to see how a process of correcting or setting aright can change our lives, our families and our society.”

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona  (May 19, 1913 – February 11, 1992)


Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono (SITH®) is an updated Hawaiian problem solving process designed to release memories that are experienced as problems. SITH® was created and developed by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a Hawaiian Kahuna Lapa’au. She was recognized by the State of Hawaii as a Living Treasure in 1983. Here’s an introduction to this principle, see if it speaks to you….






Here’s a shorter version which may be more appropriate, if your pushed for time…



Also see: Learning to listen and Old Friend Dear Friend