Originally Posted by raineydaze
For example, i have heard of people winning the lottery and spending it all on stuff, and then becoming as poor as they were before. surely this defies law of attraction, as when they win the lottery,they will be in the mindstate of being rich, which, according to the law of attraction, should bring more wealth to them? so it makes no sense that they would lose all their money and become poor again.
Actually, it makes perfect sense.
Most people who dream of winning the lottery and put a lot of emotional energy into it, don't believe they can get rich any other way. They have no faith in themselves as creators of wealth. They're out of alignment with prosperity and the flow of abundance, so they see winning the lottery as their only means to get it.
So sure, they might win a jackpot--but because they aren't aligned with such a powerful flow of money and are unprepared to handle it, out it flows again. When you're tuned in to struggling on $30,000/year, suddenly receiving $30million is overwhelming--it's like holding out your cup, only to have it filled with a fire hose. You can only hold what will fit in your cup, and the rest will run off (assuming the blast doesn't destroy your cup).
Another thing I've observed among many of the lottery-obsessed people I've known is that they want to have millions of dollars--but they still want to be a "regular guy." In order to get into the mindset that would allow them to make millions of dollars on their own, or even to manage millions of dollars in lottery winnings successfully, they would have to change in some deep and significant ways.
And those changes will make them into someone different--someone who is possibly out of tune with their family, their friends, their community. Maybe they would be seen as a snob, or selfish, or betraying their roots, or getting a big head and thinking themselves better than everyone else.
They have lots of negative concepts of what it entails to become rich, and what it means to be rich-but they still want the money. So receiving it through a stroke of luck that anyone
could have allows them to get rich while still being "normal," without having to change themselves to get it. They're millionaires now, but they aren't to blame for it; they just "got lucky," and so could anyone else. They aren't like those snooty, out-of-touch rich people who made or inherited their millions--they're just like anyone else! And in time, when the money runs out because they don't know how to manage it, they're right.
Wanting to win the lottery is an intention. So is wanting to remain a "regular guy," the same humble person you are right now. And when these intentions come together? Yeah, you might win the lottery, but before long you'll also manifest being a "regular guy" again.
also, i was wondering about relationships, when you first get into one everything is great, so this is what you will be thinking. so how come most relationships end? i mean surely if you are constantly thinking something is great then according to loa then everything should carry on being great??
Here's the thing: simply thinking a new relationship is great isn't enough. You have to believe that having a great relationship is absolutely possible for you. So if you're still carrying around a lot of old doubts, fears, and insecurities about relationships, about your own desirability and worthiness, and about "what men/women are really like," those are going to manifest. You'll attract partners who will reflect those beliefs, and the relationships will proceed accordingly.
The reason most people who try I-M don't get what they say they want is because they're still running a lot of old, negative scripts without being aware of it. Those subconscious beliefs continue to manifest, and in order to manifest something different you have to dig them out, hold them up to the light, and consciously replace them with beliefs that are in alignment with what you want.