Originally Posted by lycan
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.
You are rationalizing away, aka denying, realization. Realization comes to people. When people realize something, they do at the moment it comes to them. It is not a result of sorting out the random thoughts to find the answer. They realize the manifestation of earlier disires without resistence, but not those they doubted and have international debates over. When people rationalize, they know it too. Rationalization is deliberate while realization is spontaneous, even when it's a result of a process.
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. |
How can prediction about the future be tested? When it comes to pass, it's no more the future. It's then explained by the past, i.e when an idea is seeded. Your rationalization here will never test intentional manifestation, which is about faith - you believe the future is now, so you already have what you desire. It's hard to test for a skeptic because the intention of testing itself will keep the skeptic attached, unless the skeptic actually forgets about it. Then it becomes realization after the fact which you dismiss.
Only the true believer of LOA can test it because they can actually believe and let go.