Originally Posted by James Fletcher
Personal growth from within the confines ...
BTW Love Steve's new avatar. Very Charlie Sheen :P
I guess he's back to checking out the contents of the forum again, maybe? Why else would he bother with a new avatar?
Good to have you back, Steve.
BTW: I'm of German ancestry and a former German citizen, having changed my citizenship to US back in '82. Really, I don't find the use of the phrase offensive.
Steve was obviously not using it in any offensive manner. It's not the words themselves that count...it's the motive behind them. The words themselves don't have any power...the thoughts behind them do. I see the thoughts associated with the phrase Steve used in the post as used in a positive way, regardless of the historical use of it at the camps. You need to see the whole picture of the usage of the words in this case. He was using it as a positive teaching tool.
However, I must say that I have successfully used LoA for many 'free' things (or nearly so), without seeming to work for it. Amazingly expensive things that blew my mind, especially considering my current financial status. Things that by rights I would not be able to have, if it wasn't for the existence of LoA. Yes, they came easily when they did come.
I agree that many things require action...probably most things. The action is all part of the manifestation, probably because the actions behind them are what is 'expected' to take place for you to believe them to come true in the first place. Would you believe in your own successful business if there was no hard work behind it to begin with? The hard work itself was all part of the manifestation, not necessarily the reason for it.
Notice how many people have very successful businesses without putting in a lot of hard work. It does exist.