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Paul Leon Masters

Dr. Paul Leon Masters was a teacher, counsellor, and mystic who founded the International Metaphysical Ministry, the University of Metaphysics, and the University of Sedona.

Dr. Paul Leon Masters

As far back as he could remember, Paul Leon Masters was drawn to the mysteries of life, the Universe, the mind, the soul, and the presence of a higher intelligence, or God, behind creation.

Contributions to Mystical Psychology

His contributions to the field of mystical psychology were those of a trail-blazer.

He deservedly earned recognition as the world’s foremost teacher of metaphysical doctors, teachers, and ministers, offering self-paced, distance learning degree programs in Holistic, New Thought, Theocentric, Transcendent, and Transpersonal Metaphysics.

But the most important achievements of all Dr. Paul Masters’ efforts were the support and advancement of higher consciousness research, education, and advanced New Thought Metaphysics.

Metapyshics and Universities

Paul Masters founded the University of Metaphysics (1976). He then founded the International Metaphysical Ministry (1989) to accommodate the world-wide interest and enrollment in his courses. Five years after that, he founded the University of Sedona (2003).

My Teachers, Guides, and Mentors

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Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life

Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life, by Sharif Khan, is a transformational guide to living a courageous and epic life.

This inspirational leadership work is for anyone who wants to embark on the hero’s journey: a remarkable adventure that will inspire you to awaken and illuminate the hero soul within, rekindling your passion for greatness.

What have you got to lose to start living your dreams now?

You have nothing to lose but your precious life, which is already dead without a dream.

To paraphrase Shakespeare, “A coward dies a thousand deaths; the valiant die but once.”

What have you got to lose? Are you willing to commit to your dreams, as death commits to life? If the answer is yes, then begin at once by being who you were born to be.

Use your talents in pursuit of a worthy ideal.

Give of yourself and live each precious moment on purpose, in service to others. For the greatest reward goes to those who render the greatest service.

Everyone has a HERO locked up in the deep recesses of their mind…when you discover it, your Self-Image will skyrocket you to previously unimagined rewards. As your eyes travel from one page to the next, you will suddenly become aware of the masterful job Sharif has done in guiding you to this special place. I love it, so will you.”
— Bob Proctor, philosopher, star of The Secret movie

Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life  by Sharif Khan

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“This is a book that asks us to examine ourselves and see what we are made of, what we truly value or want in our lives, and to understand that life is not ‘easy’ but the important things in life are worth pursuing. Drawing on philosophy, mythology, legend and psychology, Khan reminds us to stand up, stand firm, and be the heroes we are capable of becoming. In our souls, every human being is a ‘hero.’ You can read this little book in a couple of evenings. It could change your life forever!”
— Phillip E. Humbert, PhD, Best Books Review

“Our life is completed by modeling heroes. Here is your pick of some of the world’s best heroes which will make your life richer, more meaningful and impactful.”
— Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series: Chicken Soup for the Soul ®

“An excellent book that will help you discover the hero within you.”
— Robin Sharma, author of the #1 National Bestseller The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari

“The Psychology of the Hero Soul will leave you inspired by the triumph of the human soul and show you how to harness the forces within you to live your highest life.”
— Debbie Ford, author of, #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life  by Sharif Khan

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10 Books To Change Your Life and Career

Explore the other 9 books from 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career:

  1. Creative Ideas
  2. Creative Visualization
  3. Do More Great Work.: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters
  4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  6. The Artist’s Way
  7. The Four Agreements
  8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference
  9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life
  10. What Color Is Your Parachute?

The Powerful and Essential “I Am” Decree

The powerful and essential “I Am” decree features two of the most powerful words anyone may ever utter “I Am”.

These are the formative words of creation lioness with spirit almost anything else we can say or do. Just thinking the words “I Am” invokes the universal life force given to us by Spirit – that energy that keeps us alive moment by moment.

“I” does not refer to ego or false personality but to essence. “I” is a shared “I” referring to everyone’s “I Am” state.

“I Am” is utterly personal and refers to our total uniqueness as beings. It applies to individualized consciousness platform from which we each co-create with spirit.

Paradoxically the words “I Am” is universal, referring to the “I Am” in everything. The words “I Am” are synonymous with the word essence. Each human being has an essence that is the sum total of who they have been, who they are now in this moment, and how they present themselves to the world. This essence, sometimes called soul, is the source of each person’s life. Essence is created by Spirit persons linked to the Creator.

In his most powerful teachings, the great Shaman Jesus, who always taught by example, used the words “I am” with great deliberation. “I am that I am”; “I am the resurrection and the light”; and “I am the light of the world”. Jesus, like so many great spiritual teachers, referred to meditation and prayer as the way to redemption. “If your eye be single your body will be filled with light”.

Here he refers to the process of turning the eyes upward and inward deeply within. It is not by accident that “I” the English vowel, is also the same sound as the word “eye”, the doorway to the soul. They each evoke the same thing, light. The single eye in the forehead sometimes called the Third Eye, is the “Eye” that sees “I”, not ego, but Spirit.

When praying, use the words “I Am” frequently but never to refer to something negative, only to positive aspects.

Notice that when referring do anything difficult “I Am” is never used. Negatives are referred to in the past already gone.

The above is taken from Praying With Power: How to Use Ancient Shamanic Techniques to Gain Maximum Spiritual Benefit and Extraordinary Results Through Prayer by Jose Luis Stevens, page 16.

Some Shamanic Prayer Basics

The powerful and essential I Am decree with Richard Edward Ward

Reconnecting with Our Inner Spirit and Power Within

Reconnecting with Our Inner Spirit and Power Within is something that we can all do as we are all one with the Spirit and Power of the Universe.

The Spirit and Power of the Universe is known by many names in cultures around the world including Creator, God, Spirit, Great Spirit, Great Mystery, Source of All, Great Creator, and many more.

Our Inner Spirit has been known by many names since the beginning of time including Essence, Spirit, Soul, Source, Core Self, I Am, the Way, the Tao, and the Christ Energy.

There is no right or wrong way of Reconnecting with Our Inner Spirit.

In these pages, you will find tools, practices, and techniques that I have read about, studied, and or practised. Explore and see what appeals to you.

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Morrnah Simeona

Morrnah Simeona (1913-1992) the developer of Self-I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono (SITH) was an Hawaiin Kahuna Lapa’au kahea (one who uses words and chants to heal). SITH is based on the ancient Hawaiian healing system of Ho’oponopono (Ho Oh Pono Pono)

Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono, SITH, is an Hawaiian system of healing, problem solving and transformation.

In Hawaiian the word Ho’oponopono means “to make right or to rectify an error.”

Morrnah Simeona was so respected and loved for her work with Ho’oponopono that in 1983 she was made a “National Living Treasure” by the Hawaiian people.

Morrnah Simeona photo with quotation

Amazing Women in History Article About Mornnah Simeona

Rather than reinventing the wheel following is a wonderful article published on Amazing Women in History and is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-noncommercial-noderivatives 4.0 international license.

This history of Mornnah gave me a real sense of where Mornnah was coming from as she developed SITH Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a native Hawaiian Kahuna and gifted healer, developed a new system of healing based on the ancient spiritual tradition, Ho’oponopono. An indefatigable educator, Simeona was honored as a Living Treasure of Hawaii.

To appreciate what makes Morrnah extraordinary, it is necessary to understand that who she was and how she lived are as important as the achievements for which she is recognized.

Queen Lili’uokalani, the last monarch and only woman to reign in the Kingdom of Hawaii
Morrnah was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 19, 1913 into the respected family of Kimokeo and Lilia Simeona. Her mother was one of the few remaining Kahuna Lapa’au kahea (one who uses words and chants to heal) and as such, became a lady-in-waiting to Queen Lili’uokalani, the last monarch and only woman to reign in the Kingdom of Hawaii, near the end of the monarch’s life.

While there is no direct translation for “Kahuna,” literally “Ka” means light and “huna” means secret, as in sacred wisdom. In English, “Kahuna” is often translated as shaman, priest, expert, or pejoratively, magician. However, a Kahuna, having the power of a shaman, the focused training of an expert, and the mystical links of a priest, is a spiritual leader and reverent caretaker of her or his community, merging the inner and outer worlds into blended harmony.

Morrnah was surrounded by this ancient oral healing tradition from the beginning. She grew up in a multidimensional world where inner and outer realities were fluid, where energy currents informed her understanding, and where, in counterpoint, the outer world was teaming with the pressures of westernized culture.

At age three, she was recognized to carry on this living tradition. Since the training was oral, handed down from teacher to student, there were not books to read, no notes to take. Morrnah learned by listening, repeating, and remembering. According to Martyn Kahekili Carruthers,

“A student was expected to have a natural aptitude, a good memory, and to learn quickly. They were thoroughly tested. Instructions were given twice, with a maximum of three repetitions….Little time was wasted on the incompetent or slow.”

In addition to her Kahuna training, Morrnah went to Catholic school where the way of Christ deeply influenced her spiritually. Eventually, she went on to study the metaphysical traditions of India and China, and later the works of Edgar Cayce.


In the native Hawaiian community, a Kahuna served all equally and with respect. To a certain extent, the Kahuna was involved in every aspect of community life, healing mental, emotional, and physical illnesses as well as resolving broader disagreements. By mediating between the spiritual realms and the community, a Kahuna maintained a necessary balance of harmony. Healing took place in different ways, at different levels. According to Carruthers,

“A Kahuna could often recognize and dissolve potential problems before they occurred. If a disease did not respond to la’au lapa’au (herbal remedies), lomilomi (massage) or la’au kahea (healing chants), then that disease was considered to represent an imbalance in the community. Ho’oponopono (family healing) might be required.”

Morrnah lived the way of her ancestors as a valued member of her community, quietly practicing her gifts of healing for over half her life.

Master LomiiLomi Lapa’au

Morrnah was also a master LomiiLomi Lapa’au, that is, a master of Hawaiian healing massage. LomiLomi has been called “the connection of the heart, hand, and soul with the source of all life” by Leina’ala K. Brown-Dombrigues. Morrnah studied anatomy as well as the laying on of hands. She gained the ability to sense the presence of healing energies which she then used in the massage treatments.

As a LomiLomi Lapa’au, Morrnah owned and operated health spas at the Kahala Hilton Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel at Waikiki Beach for ten years. In 1971, when Morrnah was 58 years old, Eugene Gauggel described his first meeting with her.

“She sat at her reception desk, which had a wooden sculpture of a hand, life-size though abstractly carved. When I sat in front of this hand’s energy projection from the open palm, I could feel some energy coming my way from it. Everything about the place was of a healing nature. The atmosphere there was timeless and the sense of space was expansive and unlimited. She was a gentle soul who spoke little but felt a lot. She inspired relaxation, trust, and a sense of deep peace…she didn’t try to explain things. One could just feel something special in her presence. My impression is that she was sending healing energy through her silence and intent. She was very loving and soft-spoken.”

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, where Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona owned and operated a health spa, became the way in which the larger world would discover one of Hawaii’s national treasures. Clients included Lyndon B. Johnson, Jackie Kennedy, and Arnold Palmer. In treating these clients, Morrnah observed the effects of western culture, which she found out of balance with spirit and Source.

She said that:

“Western people have great difficulty in putting the intellect behind. It is difficult for the Western mind to get a grasp of a Higher Being because in traditional Western churches, the Higher Beings are not made evident.”

She continued,

“Western man has gone to the extremes with his intellectualism, it divides and keeps people separate. Man then becomes a destroyer because he manages and copes, rather than letting the perpetuating force of the Divinity flow through him for right action.”

She recognized the depth of dis-ease and pain from which western civilization needed healing and knew that Ho’oponopono could help. Ho’oponopono means to make right or to rectify an error. The traditional format required the entire family to attend the healing. With a moderator present, each family member had a chance to ask for forgiveness from the others.

Morrnah thought this form of resolution-forgiveness healing could help the people she met when they visited her spas, but she also knew that western communities and families were fragmented, making a formal gathering difficult.

Developing a New Form of Ho’oponopono

In 1976, when Morrnah was 63, she began to develop a new form of Ho’oponopono, modifying the original process.

Her system is simple and can be used successfully by anyone. The healing process includes one’s soul and the Divine. Morrnah has said:

“We can appeal to Divinity who knows our personal blueprint, for healing of all thoughts and memories that are holding us back at this time,” she continued. “It is a matter of going beyond traditional means of accessing knowledge about ourselves.

We are the sum total of our experiences, which is to say that we are burdened by our pasts. When we experience stress or fear in our lives, if we would look carefully, we would find that the cause is actually a memory. It is the emotions which are tied to these memories which affect us now. The subconscious associates an action or person in the present with something that happened in the past. When this occurs, emotions are activated and stress is produced.

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona

The 4 Phrases of the Ho’oponopono Process

The process of Ho’oponopono involves four phrases which can be repeated in any order:

  1. I’m sorry
  2. Please forgive me
  3. Thank you
  4. I love you

By saying these words over and over, a person is said to connect her/his own inner light with the light of Source. Over time, patterns in the subconscious dissolve, and by forgiving the parts within that hold those patterns, the person’s outer world regains balance and harmony.

“Clean, erase, erase and find your own Shangri-La. Where? Within yourself. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past,”

Morrnah said.

In August, 1980 at the age of 67, Morrnah introduced this Ho’oponopono healing process at the Huna World Convention in Ponolu’u, Hawaii. She spent the next decade teaching Ho’oponopono throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. She also taught the Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono course at the University of Hawaii, Johns Hopkins University, and various medical facilities.

Foundations to Spread Ho’oponopono Teachings

She created several foundations designed to spread the Ho’oponopono teachings, Pacifica Seminars in the 1970s, The Foundation of ‘I’ Inc. in 1980, and the German branch of Pacifica Seminars in 1990.

Ho’oponopono Text Books

She authored three textbooks, “Self-Identity through Ho’oponopono, Basic 1,” “Basic 2” (to be used after two years of practice), and “Basic 3” (to be used after five years). In 1990, the 8th edition of “Basic 1” was translated and printed in German and French.

Living Treasure of Hawaii

At the age of 70, Morrnah was officially recognized a Kahuna Lapa’au and was named a Living Treasure of Hawaii in 1983. The same year she was invited to present Ho’oponopono to the United Nations in New York City, and the World Health Organization.

In the late fall of 1990, Morrnah embarked on her last tour of lectures and seminars, traveling throughout Europe and Jerusalem. In January, 1991 she returned to Germany where she lived quietly at a friend’s home in Kirchheim, near Munich, until she passed away on February 11, 1992, at age 79.

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Kahuna and healer, spent her life helping others to restore the light within and attain peace with themselves, their families, and their communities. Said to be a simple, pure-hearted woman, Morrnah was cheerful and kind, with compassionate care and respect for life. Though she spoke English perfectly, she talked little and spoke much through her healing presence. She, as much as her system of Ho’oponopono, is her extraordinary gift to the world.

My Peace “I” give to you, My Peace “I” leave with you,
Ha’awi aku wau I ku’u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku’u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world’s Peace, but, only My Peace, The Peace of “I”.
A’ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka’u Maluhia wale no, Ka Maluhia o ka “I”.

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona

I hope that you enjoyed the article and gained some insights into Mornnah and Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono. Richard

The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos

Morrnah Simeona established The Foundation of I, Inc. Freedom of the Cosmos.

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