Originally Posted by Concolitanos
I like to think of IM as surfing probability. Every moment is the collapse of a wave of probability and how things unfold is highly dependent on how things currently are. Although, anything is possible. I recall watching an interview with a physicist and it shocked me when he said that there was a probability that he could be instantly transported to Mars. That probability, of course, was extremely small. That statement sparked in me that anything really is possible.
Anyway, IM is about using intention to play the numbers, to increase the odds of a certain event occurring. So, theoretically, yes, a one-armed man could will his other arm to grow back but it would take such a monumental amount of focus and certainty (likely a superhuman amount) that it wouldn't be worth the result... maybe 1000 years from now, such results will be within the realm of practicality.
But to answer the OP's leading questions, yes, I don't work with the LoA because it can only do what will likely happen anyway
This post mirrors my thoughts almost exactly on the subject of probability vs. possibility.
However, I do
use the LOA and believe that the "what is likely to happen" part is dependent on our skill in choosing our focus. Most of the general population cannot think, focus, or believe whatever they like with perfect clarity because we are just not that skilled at it yet. It is much easier to let your thoughts go hog wild than to practice bringing them perfectly focused upon that which you want to happen.
I believe it is possible with practice to develop this to a high degree. I have no doubt their are masters walking about our world who can perform what would be to us highly improbable manifestations, or miracles in other-words, but to them it is ordinary ability.