I know many people are struggling. I also know that many people, whether hopeful or cynical, are interested in the Law of Attraction. The Secret made it sound like it was some magical faucet that you could just turn on and everything would be there, and perhaps this led to a lot of people sitting on their couches with a beer, waiting for that big pile of money to fall in their lap, the perfect mate to walk in the door, etc etc etc
Then there's the "only hard work and action" argument. What decides to make the action work? YOU. When you choose to be in that mindset. However, you can take plenty of action all you want, and get nowhere, if you don't believe it's worthy of your time or if it doesn't fulfill you emotionally. After all, money isn't everything. You can make well over $100K and (!) still be miserable.
There are way too many hang-ups about there being some universal law about this, and honestly, I don't know why. But then, I've noticed a distinct similarity between those who say, "IM doesn't work" and "LOA doesn't work" - there are people making money every day, but those who choose to focus on that distance between themselves and those who are successful, that's all they're gonna see... more on that concept in a minute.
Modern physics teaches, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, as well as energy is neither created nor destroyed. I also certainly remember being there that day in high school when I was told that "Like Attracts Like."
Another law of physics? The universe abhors a vacuum.
Let me reiterate that. The universe abhors a vacuum. In other words? If you're not filling yourself with love and joy, or going out making a point of making other people's lives better (whether through charity or those already in your life), then guess what? In its place would be discontentment, dissatisfaction, recycling negative events and thought patterns.
Put in better terms, there are a couple threads from last year started by Dennis Gaskill, who explains it far better than I can. Go read these threads, don't cheat me out on this:
http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...nt-wisdom.html - Integration of compassion into your life, affecting your physical body as well as the quality of your life. THIS is the Law of Attraction, people - you put the positive energy out there, you as a person flourish.
Instead of blaming the system, the LOA, your parents, God, the bully from sixth grade... take that responsibility on yourself to change your thinking, change your focus. No one can help you, until you first help yourself.
Blame, negativity, grudges, hate... all of these are the shadows of Law of Attraction. Feelings of isolation when those around you are succeeding but you are not, then arguing against them - negative Law of Attraction.
That's the shadowside of LOA that the Secret doesn't talk about - it's not some faucet turned off and on, it's there, all the time, like any other law of physics. Ever held a grudge? It ends up hurting you, far more than it does the person you hold a grudge against... that person may go on, not feeling anything from you, but inside you boil with hate.
Negative attraction that rears its ugly head. DON'T FALL INTO IT.
Focusing on bringing positivity into your life, that expands. I'm not going to pretend it's easy. I'm not going to pretend that it doesn't require going through the deep-seating, gutlevel ways of thinking, which is all the more difficult the more negativity you've been through. Trust me on this one. I finally realized though, that the more I focused on vengeance, that was what I saw more of in my life, and therefore attracted, until I realized it wasn't working for me.
I changed my focus to healing. And I saw more of it. How was this?
Your thoughts become your actions. Once you have a thought, you unconsciously seek to manifest it. Therefore, What you focus on, EXPANDS.
Another thread for you, by Dennis Gaskill: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...essful-im.html
If you're not focused, your mind will focus on the chaos. However, if you know your Intent, align your actions with it. Take responsibility for your own mind, and your own healing if need be. Be open to answers from your own mind, letting go of the ego's drive for it, or lust of result. I leave you on one final thing: Without forcing an answer, over time ask yourself...
"What is your Intent?"