You raise a fascinating question.
I would like to figure this out. I have come to believe that the past pain exists via repression until and unless it has been healed. If that is the case then LOA is at work regardless. In fact I suspect it is at work via the blocks that have not been identified (old hurts).
If that is the case then allowing those repressed pains to surface is the way to healing and to releasing the pain keeps the repressed hurts from bringing on more of the same via the unconscious.