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Ho'oponopono or Law of Attraction

Updated on December 19, 2016

Ho'oponopono or The Law of Attraction

If you can hold onto the feelings of prosperity, abundance, happiness and peace you can create that experience for yourself. So why is there a question whether to follow the Law of Attraction or practice Ho'oponopono?

Self I'dentity through Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian Healing method, updated by Kahuna Morrnah Simeona. taught today by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len.

The Law of Attraction has been taught for hundreds of years, by dozens of masters of manifestation including Napoleon Hill. It was recently propelled into mainstream media by the movie The Secret. It teaches us that our thoughts and more accurately our emotions attached to our thoughts create our reality.

With the mass awareness of Ho'oponopono created by Joe Vitale's book, Zero Limits there is confusion and debate amongst Law of Attraction practitioners and Ho'oponopono practictioners.

Which is right? Which is going to deliver the results you seek? What should you do to create the life you desire?

The Subconscious Controls What You Attract

Our Experience Reflects Who Our Subconscious Believes We Are
Our Experience Reflects Who Our Subconscious Believes We Are

Do What Seems Right For You

There is no right or wrong when it comes to your spiritual journey. You are exactly where you are supposed to be and the events in your life are exactly as they are supposed to be.

The fact that you are reading this article is evidence you are on a path to higher consciousness. Whether or not this information resonates with you will depend on where you are on the path.

If I have traveled 10 miles on the path and talk about what I have seen at miles 7, 8 and 9 and you are on mile 3, you will understand what I have described differently the farther down the path you travel. Even when you have traveled the same distance your understanding is colored by your experience, conscious and subconscious observations, history and memories..

Your understanding of this information today will be different at different levels of consciousness. Do not fight (resist) - it is in allowing that we grow.

Is All Thinking Of the Ego?

Where the Law of Attraction claims that desire is a gift from the divine and anything you can conceive can be achieved; Ho'oponopono doesn't claim to know the mind of Divinity except to say, all things are possible with God.

In Self I'dentity Through Ho'oponopono thoughts appearing in the mind could be of Divinity or the Ego, we just don't know which.and engaging thoughts are considered counter productive.

Because we don't know the origin of our thoughts, Ho'oponopono claims that constant cleansing of all thought is required. The cleansing is a way of poking holes in the barrier our memories have erected that obscures our view of The Divine.

Inspiration identifies itself as divine if it persists after several days of cleansing.

Because all thoughts, even positive ones, are noise that obscure the voice of The Divine we must constantly cleanse and live in the gratitude and joy of the present moment..

There is a subtle, but very significant distinction in believing "God's will be done" and "belief creating reality".

Believing in your ability to manifest anything you desire is simply a function of knowing who you really are. In the Law of Attraction, it is recommended that you use tools like imaging, dream boards and creating life movies to foster belief.

While the Law of Attraction is an absolute proponent of gratitude, the very act of trying to control outcomes says to the universe that our trust in the Divine will is weak.

When this moment is not good enough, we are saying to The Divine that we know better.

Ho'oponopono is more focused on gratitude for the present moment as the only tool required to create the very same desires. Joy leads to manifestation without effort.

Out of present moment living we return to a state of gentleness, kindness, love and service. It is out of this essential goodness that manifestation springs forth.

The silence is where we connect with Divinity. Getting to Zero means, no thoughts, only the emptiness that is the Creator. You attract in life not what you want but who you are.

Who you are is a function of the memories hold up in your subconscious mind. Whether you are practicing The Law of Attraction or Ho'oponopono, the only barrier to your manifestation are the memories.

The subconscious memories are what control your experience.


Acceptance and Gratitude for What We Do Not Want

By offering a state of acceptance for whatever comes into our lives, we are not resisting life itself.  When we remove the resistance to life, what is left is the power to allow the Divine mind to shine on us.

Divinity is always shining, it is simply our resistance to what is that blocks the light. So, while the Law of Attraction is an absolute truth, it is often misused to try to change what is.

This resistance to what is causes all the suffering and prohibits the manifestation of what we think we desire.

The Law of Attraction is a natural occurance, with or without our knowledge or manipulation of it.  The reason there are millions of people who are now aware of The Law and yet frustrated by their seeming inability to change their experience, is the very fact that they are trying to change their experience!


Defend Suffering

All we do when we examine our suffering and pain is reinforce its existence. Virtually strengthening the subconscious belief that limits our ability to see our true nature.

When we resist anything, by will power or neglect we simply empower it. By denying the existence of a feeling, thought, emotion, hoping it will just disappear if we think enough positive thoughts, is simply a recipe for the same old life.

Looking at our unwanted experiences, thoughts, feelings and actions without judgement, anger or regret is the only way to be free of them. It is the very existence of the experience that allows us to release the memories.

An expression of gratitude and love for the experience is required to gently allow it to be on its way.

The Law of Attraction is working for you right now. The simple truth is that the only way it will work the way your conscious mind wants it to work is if you allow the subconscious thoughts to come and go.

In both practices, releasing the undesireable memories is accomplished by allowing and gratitude. 

Mabel Katz & Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len on The Secret

Is It Your Intention of God's?

The conscious world, the unified field, is changed by intent.  The intent must come from a place devoid of the ego.  The attachment to outcome, the prompting need for approval can never be the source.

Since we do not know whether our desires are from ego or divinity we must clean the thoughts until only purity remains.

That is how and when intention manifests into our dream life. 

Go With The Flow of What Is

Allowing.  Be Flexible.  Go with the Flow.  Resist Not.

We've heard them all many times before.  Until the power of these simple words become a part of your reality, your experience will not change.

A compassion and reverance for all of life is what creates the magical life you desire.

Trust in what is.  It is perfect.  If what is seems like an experience you do not want, give it thanks for showing up in your awareness and giving you the opportunity to release it.

Only God can release memories; only you can choose to let the memories go. That is the only function of free will.  Exercise your free will by choosing God's will for your life and watch with amazement and wonder at all that is. 

What's wrong with trying to attract a car or a house?

Absolutely nothing is wrong with trying to attract good things into your life. When you are able to attract your intentions into your life you have taken a step up the ladder of consciousness.

However, it is not necessary to put your foot on all the steps.You can leap directly over the intention step to a unity consciousness where acceptance and creation go hand in hand.

When we try to direct our intentions to a specific outcome, like a certain car or particular home, we usually circumvent the divine plan.

I know that sounds contradictory, but the reality is we are creating all the time. What we create is not necessarily for our highest good. If we do not give our divine creator complete control over our lives - we may be missing blessings.

For example, you try to manifest a sports car. You follow the law of attraction and can feel as if you own the vehicle. You may even go to a dealership and take a test drive; get your picture taken behind the wheel.

The shear force of your intention makes it happen. Congratulations. Three months later you and your wife find out you are going to have twins. She's driving a two door gas saver; you drive a 2 seater.

Now you are in a situation where you need to manifest another vehicle that fits your changing needs. There is nothing wrong with this scenario and it will continue to work out for you just fine.

But, the lesson here may be for you to allow God's will in the first place. When you can accept that the divine plan is always an easy flowing process and you get what is perfect and right for you every time - it is easier to allow and release your need to control the outcome.

When you are in the flow, the universe seems to work on your behalf. The house you end up buying turns out to be the reason you meet your life partner or business partner; or in my case, my puppy Patti.

Divine timing is not always our timing. Practice patience and do your cleaning and the most beautiful life will unfold around you.

We don't know what our perfect car is or where our perfect house is. Let the One who does know choose for us.

There is no lack - except the lack of remembering who you really are.  Knowing yourself and your Divine connection is the only intention you need. 

Allowing is the key!


The Verdict

The Law of Attraction is real! It is in action in your life today. The practice of Self I'dentity Through Ho'oponopono (SITH) is a way to allow the Law of Attraction to work the way your conscious minds wants it to work.

Any spiritual practice that transcends thinking, allows what is, and embodies love, gentleness, kindness and service also has within it the power to transcend the laws of this universe.

There is more beyond manifestation. It is available to all of us. "Even the least among you can do what I have done and greater things." Jesus

Ho'oponopono is the simplest way!  Anyone can do it - that includes YOU! 


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      4 years ago

      Thank God you posted this! I was so confused between the law of attraction and ho'oponopono. You cleared it for me better than anyone else so far. All the best :)

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      7 years ago


      many Thanks to the writer. i have been in a tug of war lately with regards to Ho'oponopono and the law of attraction/the secret practices.

      But lately i have been trying to use more ho'oponopono because it just brings me peace and teaches me to trust.

      i mean who knows why manifesting houses works for some people like a John assaraf, or manifesting cars the way joe vitale does. I myself have manifested a car and a billboard but i find more often than not that it is true... You cannot manifest everything.

      I wish you peace beyond all understanding, I love you, thank you.

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      9 years ago

      Inspiring and affirms what I've always felt. No sugar coat, no magic, just pure thought and manifestation. I don't know why some people try to distinguish the difference of one being more powerful than the other when there is a clear correlation of the divine power of God, Law of Attraction, and Ho'oponopono

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      Attention Getter 

      10 years ago

      I like the your analogy using different miles on the path...good way to get that point across.

      I've been allowing myself to live in the moment more and more and while there is some resistance to just 'let it be' it is coming easier then before. I have never heard of Ho'oponopono but thanks to you it's in my mind and I am assuming that when I hit that mile - I will be learning all I can about it.

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      11 years ago from Newcastle Upon Tyne,UK

      an excellent hub, just what I was ready to hear, in the way I was ready to accept it, thank you.

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      Fran Horvath 

      11 years ago from Universal

      Hi anjalichugh,

      I really appreciate your kind words and love your energy. I tried to be a "fan" of yours yesterday but for some reason didn't get the confirmation email required. I love your hubs as well.

      Wouldn't it be nice if we all recognized and learned lessons the first time we were tapped on the shoulder?

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      Robert Bridge 

      11 years ago from London

      Nice hub. The secret is very good. I enjoyed this hub. Thanks.

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      11 years ago from New York

      I always believed that we connect with divinity when the time is ripe for us. I agree with you regarding the importance of harnessing 'productive thoughts' in our mind and 'going with the flow' attitude. The 'cleansing' thing that you mentioned had worked for me and I can vouch for that. It helped me overcome many stumbling blocks since the day I did it (about a year ago). Thx for a nice hub.


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