Originally Posted by cantankerous
I just don't like it.
I think I know what you mean. There are words that start off friendly and get so overused and manipulated that they irritate me, too.
I guess I just like things to be clear cut. I'm obviously not opposed to people manifesting feeling good about themselves or anything like that I just believe that if people want to manifest money, even if it for "base" desires, then that should work too, if they follow the laws of manifestation/LoA correctly, which if it is an objective, neutral law it should.
I understand. I think the "Law" of Attraction is something of a misnomer, because it's not a law like the laws of physical reality, where your results are pretty predictably tied to your behavior. I think of it more as a "Tendency" of Attraction, because the results are tied to feelings, which live in the unconscious, and it can take something to recognize consciously what you're doing unconsciously.
So, for instance, if a person were to try to use the ToA to manifest money, and they had a deeply held limiting belief that "rich people are jerks," there unconscious mind would not allow them to manifest lots of money because it wouldn't be ecological -- their unconscious mind would do all it could to prevent them from having money and therefore being a jerk. At a conscious level, the person believes they should have lots of money and that they would feel wonderful if they did, but when conscious desire is in conflict with unconscious commitment, the unconscious will tend to win out.