This is interesting to me. I joined this forum about 5 years ago, and I had been doing Loa excercies for about 3-4 years before that with mixed results. My original intro to loa was The Science of getting Rich.
I set some pretty vivid intentions a while back on money and career, it took what felt like forever to see real manifestations. But when they came, it was ultra clear - there's no way the circumstances that played out were a coincidence.
You asked if I've manifested wealth without hard work. It depends on how you define hard work. I didn't exactly intend 'wealth without work,' mine was 'wealth doing something I loved & was good at.'
And I can say financial rewards have clearly arrived for doing something that feels like play-time. For the first time in my life, I love what I do, and I do it 7 days a week when I can - morning, noon & night. And while the money and success keep getting bigger & bigger, I'm starting to see that path emerge that could lead to buying a small island and drinking coconut milk all year.
Work? Perspective. My theory is that wealth is a result of overdelivering & controlling focus. You might look at my long hours and say "work." I look at them and think "love"
Have fun figuring out what works for you compadre, everyone's got a slightly different puzzle to solve