Originally Posted by Athena
That premise in 'The Secret' is really disturbing--
it's trying to take LoA and apply it to EVERYthing in a blanket fashion, which disorts it and puts it where it shouldn't be
LoA, like many principles, works in SOME instances, but certainly does not explain everything. There are definitely other forces at work in the world to explain many of those situations, NOT LoA.
Athena, I agree with you. We all should practice our own discernment to know which are the best strategies to use under various circumstances. Extremists ideologies tend to be provocative, like this case for example.
At the same time, I do agree that positive thoughts are very powerful. Mind intoxication can be the most fatal poison one can self-feed into one's mechanism. I believe in the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, but not to the extent of negative thoughts leading to cancer.
Then again, if one is poisoning his/her own mind with all the negative thoughts, it does indirectly affects his/her energy and aura, which will find its way into his mental health, which then infiltrates into his physical health.
Positive thoughts and a strong-iron are boosters to cure a disease, together with the appropriate treatment.