Originally Posted by SatvikBeri
Non-LOA explanation: The way the human brain works, if you focus on what you want, you'll notice more opportunities to get it (this is called the Reticular Activating Effect). If you focus on a specific who/where, you notice fewer opportunities. And since people generally care more about the what than the who/where, it's just plain more effective to focus on what you want and not where you want it from.
It's interesting to me because I'm currently reading the Conversations With God, Book 3
And a big concept in the beginning of this book is the Be-Do-Have paradigm (which he talks about in Book 1 as well).
anyway, I think I'm sort of receiving my answer from reading that book.
First of all, the reason you don't focus on where it comes from would be because you are everything...or essentially, when you say "the universe" you are essentially saying "from myself" because you are a part of the universe...you are a part of God and God is everything that exists...the universe is everything that exists...
But also, the concept of "ordering" itself is confounded by this logic anyway. You don't go in and "order" what you want...you BE what you want. If you put the intention of "I want this with a side of this" out there then you are telling yourself you don't already have it.
But if you be what you want, you'll do the things you need to do to have it. (Be-Do-Have)
And he explains in more depth on how to "be" what you want with one simple phrase that I found earth-shattering (even though it's been put out there in some many other different "cliche" ways so often that I've been numbed to it's truth...but seeing it pitched a different way really shook me): That which you choose for yourself, give to another.
and that state of giving to another will signal to your mind that you already have it to give. (which sounds an awful lot like the abundance mindset)