Has practicing the Law of Attraction ever backfired on you, causing you to lose everything that you manifested and end up in a worse spot than where you started?
No. I do believe, though, that intention is important. Your intentions should be pure and not be powered by greed, arrogance, and ruthlessness.
Unlike some LoA disciples, I also believe that God/the Creator/Great Spirit plays a role in manifestation and should be acknowledged, thanked, and—most importantly—listened to.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that some “spiritual teachers” who were featured in the book/movie The Secret had such streaks of bad luck, if that’s what you want to call it when someone goes to jail for killing three people in a sweat lodge or if someone who is all about amassing a fortune can’t get their million-dollar house sold when they try to.
I try to practice “sustainable manifestation,” which means:
a) staying humble and not assuming you’re God Himself now that you’re this great manifestor
b) not manifesting “stuff” for stuff’s sake but only what you need and what your heart truly desires (and that doesn’t include private jets or yachts)
c) being considerate of the people around you, society, the environment, etc.
I think the LoA is a dangerous weapon in the hands of someone who only cares about themselves… not a danger to others, but to the immortal soul of that person him/herself.
Add-on: I did experience the loss of some things and circumstances that I had manifested, but not because the LoA backfired, but because I stopped consciously manifesting.
Make no mistake, conscious manifestation requires focus, and it’s very easy to lose focus in the daily grind. Combine your 9-to-5 schedule, taking care of the household, the kids, the pets, and paying the bills—I’m by no means perfect, so I know very well how easy it is to drop the ball. It takes willpower to pick yourself up and start over again.