Originally Posted by Zenn
That is exactly the validation and verification of LOA. So much of what we attract into our lives is manifested unconscious intentions and emotions that we forget. The seeds are forgetton but, without resistence since they are forgetten/released, they grow into fruition. When people talk about LOA or its invalidity/failure they often mean their learned and applied "techniques" which often fail them because the real LOA is at work to bring to them what really feel and focus on, in spite of what they consciously force themselve to pretend to feel and focus on.
An after the fact realization reminds you of your original seeding/desire of the resulting manifestation. I use such realization to boost my faith and confidence in practicing conscious intending.
Rationalization, not realization. By this I mean, something happens and you then look back at your thoughts and emotions and find something that matches it and ignore the things that contradict it. You have a million random thoughts during the day and then you start to notice how some events match a couple of those thoughts. If you can't find a match between your internal state and the external experience you rationalize that the problem lies on a subconscious level.
The real test of LoA is in people who are single-minded, obsessed with something specific, especially if it is outside their direct reach. Not with people who have so many thoughts and intentions that they forget about that some are bound to happen out of pure coincidence, especially when they are broad and general. The real test of ANY idea is in its power to predict the future, not its power to explain the past.