Understand this key note to Life

Who_is_in_charge is a key phrase to the most intimate part of your life. Have you ever even thought about it?

As you live your life, moment-by-moment, who is in charge, do you think? Your conscious mind? What about the subconscious mind? Maybe it is soul?

Read on... you are in for a surprise!

Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len explains:

Self I-dentity explained

Who’s in charge?

Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D.

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

I love Self I-Dentity through 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.

Solving Problems

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 through 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."

Who_is_in_charge as key question

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 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 hat it decides.


From the moment of my birth

To the instant of my death

There are patterns I must follow

Just as I must breathe each breath.

Like a rat in a maze

The path before me lies

And the pattern never alters

Until the rat dies

And the pattern still remains

On the wall where darkness fell

And it’s fitting that it should

For in darkness I must dwell

Like the color of my skin

Or the day that I grow old

My life is made of patterns

That can scarcely be controlled.

Paul Simon, Poet

Norretranders also cites research that show that the Intellect is only conscious of between fifteen to twenty bits of information per second out of millions in reaction below its awareness!

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

Subconscious - Memories replaying

8 February 2005

Memories replaying dictate what the Subconscious Mind experiences.

The Subconscious Mind experiences vicariously, mimicking, 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 (as seen through the lens of):

Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono

Cause ............................................... Effect

Memories Replaying - Subconscious Mind ..Physical - Heart Disease

Memories Replaying - Subconscious Mind ..Physical - Cancer

Memories Replaying - Subconscious Mind ..Physical - Diabetes

Memories Replaying - Subconscious Mind .. Physical Problems: The Body

Memories Replaying - Subconscious Mind ... Physical Problems: The World

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

Soul does not generate experience

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 also Inspirations.

But men may construe things after their fashion

Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.

William Shakespeare, Playwright

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 decides!

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?

Shakespeare, Poet

The Void - Source of Inspiration

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.

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

Self I-dentity  - State of Void

Memories replaying displace the Void of Self I-Dentity, precluding the manifestation of Inspirations.

To remedy this displacement, to re-establish 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

Re-establishing Self I-dentity

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 through 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,

~ Super Conscious 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 Super Conscious 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 Super Conscious 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.

Who_is_in-charge:  Memory vs Inspiration

Void as Equalizer

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.

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 its self cannot stand."

Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

Incessant Ho'oponopono

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

Conscious Mind as initiator

12 May 2005

The Conscious Mind can initiate the Ho`oponopono process to release memories or it can engage them with blame and thinking.

Who_is_in_charge - Problem solving

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% responsible for them.

The petition moves down from the Conscious Mind into the Subconscious Mind;

2. The down flow of the petition into the Subconscious Mind gently stirs memories for transmutation.

The petition then moves up to the Super Conscious Mind from the Subconscious Mind, and...

3. The Super Conscious 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 Super Conscious Mind, Divine Intelligence sends transmuting energy down into the Super Conscious Mind;

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

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.

Self I-Dentity MUST BE Self I-Dentity

Thinking and blame (See Graph 3) are memories replaying.

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!

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

Memory cleansing example

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 two choices to make: go home to Hawaii or to continue graduate training in Iowa.

As we began life in the Hawkeye State, two hurtles immediately confronted us.

First, M never stopped crying when we brought her home from the hospital!

Secondly, the worst winter of the century in Iowa history 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 handsto break the entombing ice on the other side.

Around her first year, blood stains showed up on M’s blankets.

Only now as I write this sentence, I realize that the constant crying was her reactions to the severe skin problem that was diagnosed later. 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 neck.

One day nine years later when M was about twelve, she, her sister and I were driving home.

Suddenly I found myself turning the car around without conscious forethought, and headed 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.

"OK," came Morrnah’s reply, and she closed her eyes.

What was Morrnah doing? The creator of Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono was doing Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono.

A year later, thirteen years of bleeding, scaring, pain, grief and medications came to an end.

Testimony - Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono Student

Purpose of Life

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 bemoan moans," as Shakespeare noted in one of his Sonnets.

The Conscious Mind has one option: it can start the incessant cleansing process or it can allow memories to incessantly replay problems.

Ignorant Conscious Mind

12 December 2005

Consciousness working alone is ignorant of Divine I Intelligence’s most precious gift: Self I-Dentity.

As such, it is ignorant of what a problem is. This ignorance results in ineffectual problem solving

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 understanding."

Self I-Dentity is indestructible and eternal as is its Creator, Divine Intelligence.

The consequence of ignorance is the false reality of senseless and relentless poverty, disease, and war and death generation after generation.

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