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Originally posted by March of the Fire Ants
reply to post by operation mindcrime
I don't think it really works like that. Most of the LOA stuff I've read says that this doesn't happen, and that there is plenty of good stuff to go around for everyone.
When I first read about it I had a bit of an experiment and tried to make a little bit of money come my way. It took a few weeks but sure enough I got a cheque for £300 from the sale of a deceased relatives accordian.
Then I tried again, for abit more money this time. Rather than money appearing however, I have been offered a life changing oppertunity which should help me get on with all the things I've wanted to do but not got around to yet.
Even before I'd raed about LOA there was a series of uncanny coincidences, things just falling into place and working out. Looking back and examining these events lead to believe that it was the LOA at work!
If you take the very idea of mind before matter. You can talk as much metaphysics as you want, but taken simply this is a very true statement. We do not yet know how the mind works or how thoughts develop. What we do know is that there is an electrical impulse in the brain, which fires synapses and nerves.
If I tell myself to move my hand, these signals then travers through the nervous system, and my hand will be moved. This raises many questions such as holographic mind, phantom lims etc. But what it does tell us that through the very nature of electricity, that thought starts a chain of events (movement of electrons) which results in an action.
Now why must that action be limited to the human body? And the very action of moving your hand through space and therefore time, means that you are having an effect on the universe, however small. This implies to me that it COULD be possible, to manipulate reality through the use of the mind.
This is why I am so interested in the metaphysics, because EVERYTHING is related. The mind is the prime mover of the universe.
With the example of the third world and the billionaires, I think that there would always be limitations of what one could do with their life. Not everyone could be a billionaire, as there is no equilibrium there. The universe favours balance, it is a universal law. It is governed by forces we don't realy undrstand.
Again take astrology. Alot of you may dismiss it as folklore, new-age or whatever. But take the fact that planets have a gravitational force. Why could this not be affecting us and we not know, just like there are millions of differen wavelength signals around you right now.
Again science is even starting to consider the fact that the three forces are actaully constituents of one greater force. This is what traditions have taught for thousands of years!
Finally it has been proven that living things have energy fields, and that negative and positive thoughts have different effects on our bodies. Again, this by the very nature of reality means that we are effecting the universe, not just ourselves!
To sum up before I bore people, I see no reason whatsover that the Law of Attraction could not be part of the universe, but it is also controlled by the greater forces of the universe so there are limtations.
I wanted to chime in on the idea about taking away from someone else. This assumes that the Universe (or God depending on your view) is finite and limited. This is contrary to what both religious teachings and quantum physics tells us.