Originally Posted by Penelopi
like for example, you think something positive but in reality your screwed, and you don't know that, will it still work?
You see... it's really all about thoughts
(in the mind) and their consequences.
"You're screwed" or "I'm screwed" is actually a thought
which expresses a judgment
Let's be clear:
A judgmental thought
is something that you choose
(or if it sneaks up, you can still choose to let it go when you notice it!)
You would know that the negative thought is there because of the lousy way you feel... or by catching yourself thinking that you're screwed up (or that you're life is screwed).
You said in your post, ... "If you think something positive but in reality you're screwed, and you don't know that, will [LOA] still work?"
In my view and experience, there is nothing unconscious.
If you're evaluating
yourself or your life as "screwed up", you would know it
, either by the lousy feelings
you have (which would lead you to your negative, self-evaluating thoughts) or by noticing the thoughts you're having. You may not have realized that your lousy feelings about yourself are caused by your negative thoughts… but, in fact, they are!
And you can release or ignore those thoughts… and then you won't "feel" screwed up any more!
When you learn to be more in charge
of what goes through your mind, then you can choose
thoughts, images and states that result in good (or "OK") feelings within you… And out of that nicer feeling (or neutral) place, you can more easily attract the good things you want. OR
you could go on thinking/believing that you and your life are screwed up
... and guess what?
LOA will still be working… but, unfortunately, it will bring you lousy feelings and lots of evidence in your life that things are screwed up and that you
are screwed up!
You get to choose!