Originally Posted by quiethumir
While you are in the process of manifesting something, then you have been getting smaller manifestations on the way to a big manifestation, which is the end goal, would LoA stop working for you if you start talking about the smaller manifestations with others?
Nobody outside of yourself can "cause" things to happen in your life.
If you manifest something small towards your ultimate outcome, and you share it with someone, a few things can happen:
(1) They say something that influences your positively, where their encouragement makes you feel even better and helps you to manifest what you ultimately want quicker.
(2) They say something that influences you negatively, where their negativity makes you feel like crap and slows down or completely squashes your ability to manifest what you want because they pull you out of the vibration you were in previously when manifesting the "small" thing on the path towards the "big thing".
(3) They say something negative and you don't allow yourself to be influenced by them.
#1 helps you manifest quicker. #2 can slow you down. #3 has no effect.
No amount of jealousy, negative thoughts or "counter intention" from someone else affects your manifestations. The only time people can trip you up is if they influence YOU to change your intentions!
Think of Muhammad Ali. Remember all the smack talk he would do before fights? None of that smack talk had any effect on the outcome of the fights or on his opponents until his opponents ALLOWED themselves to be influenced by it.
He would say stuff like "I'm so fast, when I enter my bedroom, I flick the light-switch and I'm in bed before the lights go out."
That statement in and of itself doesn't influence the opponents ability to win. However, when the opponent hears it and VISUALIZES it for just even one second in his mind, he pictures Ali being super-human fast. Faster than the speed of light. And when he visualizes that, it DOES influence his manifestations.
So, in short, you should be REALLY careful who you share your intentions with as a lot of people can trip you up since most of us are surrounded by negative/skeptical people. There is no problem sharing your intentions with positive/encouraging people and in fact that can be a way to accelerate your results as well.
That is why it's so important to get around successful people.