Originally Posted by glow
Isn't a part of what we call Law of Attraction kind of like Denial?
I mean like when we feel abundant when we're actually not, or when I feel grateful for something before I have it...isn't that denial?
I think what I mean to ask is that is to be in denial of your current reality is how the LOA works?
Let's suppose that you are now overseas somewhere but that this Christmas you'll be flying back home to meet your loved ones. The plan is to have a great Christmas dinner together and you are really looking forward to seeing all your dearest relatives. You feel happy and excited at the thought of this family get-together.
Is this denial? I mean - your current reality is that it's not yet Christmas and you aren't with your loved ones.
You will argue that the difference is that you will certainly be flying home this Christmas and you already have your plane ticket booked and you will certainly be seeing your loved ones and certainly be having dinner with them. Therefore this isn't denial.
Whereas if you were manifesting for some other intention "X", you really don't know whether it will happen or not, and therefore to feel as if it would definitely happen or has already happened is a kind of denial.
However the key difference between X and the Christmas family gathering is just that you have a very strong belief that the Christmas family gathering but you have a very weak belief that X will happen. If you had a strong belief that X would happen, it would be completely natural for you to feel excited or pleased or satisfied or joyful that X has come or will soon arrive.