Kahuna Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona
Not long after Kahu Abraham ventured to Tucson and mainland US, another Kahuna, Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona came to Tucson while on a national tour. Her special focus at the time was teaching the Ho’o Pono Pono – the process of forgiveness. For me, it was an incredible gift to be able to learn this ancient Hawaiian system of forgiveness from Morrnah. I not only was taught the Ho’o Pono Pono, I was encouraged by her to teach it as well…and I have with great success. From that moment onward, I immediately incorporated the process into my Feng Shui consultations. The Ho’o Pono Pono is so valuable and effective that I not only use it every day, I teach it whenever I can and utilize it for my client’s benefit too.
In 1976 she began to modify the traditional Hawaiian forgiveness and reconciliation process of hoʻoponopono to the realities of the modern day. Her version of hoʻoponopono was influenced by her Christian (Protestant and Catholic) education and her philosophical studies about India, China and Edgar Cayce. The combination of Hawaiian traditions, praying to the Divine Creator, and connecting problems with Reincarnation and Karma resulted in a unique new problem solving process, that was self-help rather than the traditional Hawaiian group process. She had no qualms about adapting traditional concepts to contemporary applications, though she was criticized by some Hawaiian purists. “Her system uses hoʻoponopono techniques to create a working partnership among the three parts of the mind or self, which she calls by Hawaiian names, as well as by the terms subconscious, conscious and superconscious.”
She presented trainings and lectures on hoʻoponopono to the United Nations,in nearly a dozen states in the U.S., and in more than 14 countries, among them Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Russia and Japan. She presented to schools of higher learning, such as the University of Hawaiʻi and Johns Hopkins University, to medical facilities, religious institutions and business organizations. In 1982 she organized the First World Symposium of Identity of Man. A reporter noted: “There was something very calming and soothing about Simeona’s presence and her voice, a sense of serenity about her, as she talks about teaching people how to relieve stress and attain peace of mind.”