Originally Posted by positive power
Bad things do indeed happen to good people. The only way I can get round this in my head is the idea of reincarnation. The idea that we choose our life, our families and that we have themes which we have committed to experience for growth and spiritual discovery. How this stands with manifesting and creating our own reality I can only guess . Perhaps we are have a blue print for life but within that theme we are experiencing we have choices and can use the energy to get closer to source.
I've been where you are in my thinking. Today however, it is my belief that ideas of Hell and Heaven, of Karma etc. are all man-made concepts to somehow cope with nature's indifference towards our ideals of justice. We
came up with the notion of justice as a result of our advanced intelligence and social nature. It's a reassuring notion as well. But it doesn't exist outside of the man-made concept that it is.
Bad things happen to good people and vice versa. I still think reincarnation is a possibility, but to believe it exists as a way to somehow dish out divine justice or something is fallacious imo.
And since this is in the intention-manifestation subforum, I'll state to how I think it all relates to the LOA...I think the LOA is a good goal-setting tool. It makes perfect sense to clarify what your intentions are, to visualize them, to meditate on them, to feel the positive vibes this or that dream gives you, to talk about your dreams and goals to people and to actively make efforts towards making that goal a reality. That would normally increase your chances. But as a metaphysical ''Law''? I'm still a skeptic to be honest. To me, believing in it in that way invariably leads to the same mental gymnastics involved with the other beliefs mentioned earlier, regarding finding explanations for why
bad things happen to good people.