On the one hand, the principles are so far beyond what most of us think possible that they are very difficult to believe and hence apply.
Abraham is all about expansion. Expand your thinking, don't be limited. So if they help us to stretch our imagination beyond where it used to be able to go, to me this is a good thing.
On the other, I got the impression that I was putting too much effort and expectations on something that was just a belief, if at all.
I'm starting to realize I've been trying too hard. I've all but abandoned "using" the Law of Attraction in favor of just letting things happen as they will. I believe it is important to keep a positive attitude, but I didn't need LOA to teach me that, I probably could have just read the Power of Positive Thinking, which I recently purchased but haven't yet read.
The worse side effect is that, if you take the ideas for granted, you begin to feel guilty for all the things that go wrong in your life: for instance, when you experience problems in interpersonal relationships, you begin wondering whether you did something wrong or it was just that you attracted the problem with your thoughts...
Are you familiar with the Four Agreements?
that, at least in me, creates a constant stress, where I begin fearing my own negative thoughts (attracting yet more) and an uncertainty that makes me, where previously I would only feel responsible if actually doing something wrong, begin to feel responsible as well for every thought and fear manifesting in my mind. From there to schizophrenia the line is really really thin.
Guilt (to me) is bad. Stress (to me) is bad. Fear (to me) is bad. If Abraham-Hicks or the LOA was causing you to feel guilt or stress or fear, it is good that you chose not to pursue it. But, am I understanding correctly that you choose not
to accept responsibility for every thought you think?
I DO really really consider that the negatives might very well exceed the positives with all this Law of Attraction thing, especially if such Law turns out to be a hoax (or extremely limited) and we are just wasting our time and trying to find causes for our life events in the wrong place. Seth says one thing, Hicks another, Campbell another, Schrodinger another, the Bible another, ... and there you go, thrown into the reign of confusion, with a very low probability to find who has it right, that is, if any of them is right, because there is no guarantee either.
Your own experience should be the guide. If books you read back up or confirm your own experience, then good, those are the books that work for you. If they go against your personal experience, you will be thrown into cognitive dissonance, which even by just its name, you can tell it's not a very pleasant place to be.
I guess that this uncertainty is part and parcel of the so called Warrior's Path, and why it is so hard: you probably have to go through the frustration of trying yourself hundreds of wrong theories and models before finding what works, with no guarantee that any of them is gonna work.
We're all doing the best we can with what we've got.
Thank you for your reply, Quamta. I enjoy reading your posts.