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The Secret Hawaiian System for
Wealth, Health, Peace and More
By Joe Vitale and Dr. I. Hew Len

Excerpts compiled by Dr. Parthenia Onassis Grant

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. -
Arthur Schopenhauer 

You are not in charge … the real miracles come when you let go of the toys and trust in a place in yourself where there are zero limits …Live in a near constant state of awe … experience wonder moment by moment (Vitale xiii, xv) 

Oh, Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, strong and unyielding.  I consider it as difficult to subdue as the wind. – Bhagavad Gita   

Ho’oponopono is a process of letting go of toxic energies within to allow the impact of Divine thoughts, words, deeds and actions.  Ho’oponopono means “to make right” or “to rectify an effort.”   Ho’oponopono advocates becoming a guru to oneself. 

“According to the ancient Hawaiians, error arises from thoughts tainted by painful memories from the past.  “Memory is thinking; inspiration is allowing.” A memory “is a program in the collective unconscious of mankind ... a program is like a belief that we share with others … Our challenge is to clear all the programs so we are back at zero state, where inspiration can come in.”  Keep in mind that when “memories are playing … you won’t hear the inspiration” from the Divine (Vitale 48). 

The purpose of life is to be restored back to Love, moment to moment.  To fulfill this purpose, the individual must acknowledge that he is 100 percent responsible for creating his life the way it is.  He must come to see that it is his thoughts that create his life the way it is moment to moment.  The problems are not people, places, and situations but rather the thoughts of them. He must come to appreciate that there is no such thing as “out there” – Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len 

Ho’oponopono offers a way to release the energy of these painful thoughts, or errors, which cause imbalance and disease” (Vitale 5).  The process involves “taking 100 percent responsibility for having created the problem situation.”  One must be “willing to see that the source of the problem is erroneous thoughts within” oneself, not within others. “They don’t need healing; you do … You are the source of all the experiences.” (Vitale 47) 

Ho’oponopono “sees each problem not as an ordeal, but as an opportunity.  Problems are just replayed memories of the past showing up as one more chance to see with the eyes of love and to act from inspiration.”   

If the problem is with another person one must ask oneself “What’s going on in me that’s causing this person to bug me?” then say “I’m sorry for whatever is going on.  Please forgive me.”  The individual “petitions Love to rectify errors within him.  One says, “I am sorry.  Please forgive me for whatever is going on inside of me that manifests as the problem.  Love’s responsibility then is to transmute the errors within [oneself] that manifest as the problem” (Vitale 46, 47) 

Ho’oponopono involves “repentance, forgiveness and transmutation.”  One begins by “cleaning the erroneous thoughts within [oneself] that have actualized” as a problem within others.  (Vitale 5-7) 

First, one must acknowledge that the problem is “memories replaying” in the subconscious mind, then take “100% responsibility” for them.  One then sends “a petition to Divine Intelligence to transmute memories to Void” [zero state].  One may use the following prayer by the originator of modern day Hawaiian Ho’oponopono, Morrnah. 

Divine creator, father, mother, son as one … If my family, relatives, and ancestors have offended you, your family, relatives and ancestors in thoughts, words, deeds and actions from the beginning of our creation to the present, we ask your forgiveness … Let this cleanse, purify, release, cut all the negative memories, blocks, energies, and vibrations and transmute these unwanted energies to pure light … And it is done (Vitale 45) 

Or, one may use the following four step process involving the words, “I’m sorry; forgive me; thank you and I love you” developed by Dr. I. Hew Len, a direct student of Morrnah. Dr. Hew Len is the famous psychologist who cured an entire mental ward for the criminally insane, without ever seeing the patients.  He read their files, identified with their pain, then took responsibility for fixing the pattern within himself that manifested itself without.  He used the following prayer/process.  

  1. I am sorry acknowledges error in thinking and tells the “Divine that you want [help and] forgiveness inside yourself for whatever” [program, erroneous belief, etc] has “gotten into your mind/body system” to cause the problem.
  2. Forgive me does not mean that you are “asking the Divine to forgive you; you’re asking the Divine to help you forgive yourself... asking for forgiveness clears the path for healing to manifest”. What blocks well being is “lack of love.”  Forgiveness opens the door to allow it back in.
  3. Thank you is “expressing gratitude” and “showing faith that the issue will be resolved for the highest good of all concerned.”
  4. I love you “transmutes the energy from stuck to flowing,” which means that you are now able to receive energy into the Zero void because you’ve cleared out the negative beliefs and memories that were keeping you stuck.  “I love you” allows “Divinity to come in and fill the void with light.” (Vitale 205, 45). When the soul experiences memories replaying problems, say to them mentally or verbally: “I love you, memories; I am grateful for the opportunity to free all f you and me.”  I love you can be repeated over and over again and can be used even when not conscious of the problem and can be applied before engaging in an activity (Vitale 220).

Why would one want to be at zero?  Because “you are a Divine being – that’s zero … When you are zero, everything is available.”  Being created in the image of the Divine means that “you were created void and infinite on one side of the coin.  As soon as you are willing to let go of the trash and empty it, then immediately what happens is inspiration fills your being and now you are home free” (Vitale 73) 

The conscious mind has a choice: It can initiate incessant cleansing or it can allow memories to replay problems incessantly (Vitale 219).

You cannot be denied anything that is perfect, whole, complete and right for you when you are your Self first.  Being your self first, you automatically experience perfection in the way of Divine thoughts, words, deeds and actions. [On the other hand] allowing your toxic thoughts to be first, you automatically experience imperfection in the way of disease, confusion, resentment, depression, judgment and poverty. – Dr. I. Hew Len 

To open the way for the inflow of Divine wealth requires first canceling memories.  As long as memories (blocks/limitations) are present in the Subconscious, they block Divinity from giving us our daily bread” – Dr. I. Hew Len (Vitale 117) 

As you clean, new ideas are given to you.  And some of them could make you very, very wealthy (Vitale 119).   

“You must stay focused on going back to zero.  No memories. No programs. Zero.  Cleaning. Cleaning. Cleaning” (Vitale 125). This process requires staying in the present moment and cleaning old memories or programs immediately as they come up using Morrnah’s prayer or Dr. Hew Len’s four step process of “I’m sorry, forgive me, thank you and I love you.”  Remember that “Inner cleaning leads to outer results” (Vitale 128)

 Zero Limits Basic Principles 

  1. You don’t have a clue what is going on.  It is impossible to be aware of everything happening in and around you, consciously or unconsciously … You are indeed co-creating your own reality right now, but it is happening unconsciously, without your conscious knowledge or control.  This is why you can think positive thoughts all you like and still b broke.  Your conscious mind isn’t the creator.
  1. You don’t have control over everything. Obviously, if you don’t know everything that is happening, you can’t control it … Since your ego can’t see much of what is going on in the world, letting your ego decide what is best for you is not wise.  You have choice but you do not have control.  You can use your conscious mind to begin to choose what you would prefer to experience, but you have to let go of whether you manifest it or not, or how, or when.  Surrender is the key.
  1. You can heal whatever comes your way.  If you can feel it, you can heal it.  If you can see it in someone else, and it bothers you, then it’s up for healing.  Oprah once said, “f you can spot it, you’ve got it.” The more you heal what comes up, the clearer you are to manifest what you prefer, because you will be freeing stuck energy to use for other matters.
  1. You are 100% responsible for all you experience.   You can’t blame anyone or anything for your current reality.  All you can do is take responsibility for it … accept it, own it, and love it.  The more you heal what comes up, the more you get in tune with the source.
  1. Your ticket to zero limits is saying the phrase “I love you.”  It gets you peace beyond all understanding, from healing to manifestation.  Saying “I love you” to the Divine cleans everything in you so you can experience the miracle of this moment: zero limits.  The idea is to love everything.  Love the extra fat, the addiction, the problem child or neighbor or spouse; love it all.  Love transmutes the stuck energy and frees it.  Saying “I love you” is the open sesame to experience the Divine Inspiration is more important than intention.  Intention is a toy of the mind; inspiration is a directive from the Divine.  At some point you will surrender and start listening, rather than begging and waiting.  Intention is trying to control life based on the limited view of the go; inspiration is receiving a message from the Divine and then acting on it.  Intention works and brings results; inspiration works and brings miracles.  Which do you prefer. (Vitale 199-201).

 Sonnet 30


When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear times’ waste

Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o’er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.

To find out more, read the book Zero Limits by Joe Vitale and Dr. I. Hew Len and/or attend one of their seminars.  Go to

Also, go to and download James Allen’s free book As a Man Thinketh. The book is also available in bookstores; it’s just been around so long the copyright expired. This book is the foundation for understanding that thoughts are things and for grasping how our beliefs affect our reality and how they either limit or liberate us.