When I started this path the Law of Attraction was just a faint concept to me. It wasn’t until things began to "accidentally" manifest did I really start paying attention. In my casual study of the matter I think I figured out some reasons why LOA does not work for everyone.
Some things take a long time to manifest: This is the Law of Gender at work. No, it is not a male/female thing but a gestation thing. You plant the seed, aka: your Dream or wish, and it takes time to cultivate. Why? My guides are telling me that the reality that we live in and it’s energies are highly complex and woven tapestries. One action relies on another which relies on one person to get off their butt to start the process. Because of the complexity of such an intricate and multi-layer system…sometimes things take time. Also, you are part of this tapestry which means the time may just not be right because other things will then not fall in place as they should in the bigger picture. For example, if you are trying to get pregnant and you are enduring issues with infertility know that your child needs to be born in a perfect timing for *their* life. To meet the person they are to marry at the right exact time to conceive the children that are meant to be born to then have xy and z happen in their lives. It is very complicated. Trust that the thing you wish for will come when it is meant to be in the greater picture.
Loss of Faith: Because of the Law of Gender and the Law of Opposites things do not happen immediately or even when you feel they need to happen. So you give up calling LOA a bunch of crap. Your thinking then reverts to lack and that you cannot and will not get what you want. Plain and simple. But the process is still working…just now you stop working it.
Stinking Thinking: Yes the AA term for self-defeating and self-deprecating thoughts. So you hold onto Faith for a certain period of time; sometimes days, weeks, or just minutes when those stinking thoughts start creeping in. How can they not, right? We have been programed by the media, our parents, our friends, and…well everyone that we can and cannot do this or that. These absolutes like "You have to have a college degree to get a good job", " The economy sucks no [blank] business will survive", "I’m not meant to have a soulmate". Those are stinking thoughts that will totally and completely block your ability to manifest what you want. Those self-defeating thoughts will absolutely get in your way. There are rich people who have little talent and poor people with tons of talent. There are NO absolutes attached to your life but the ones you put on yourself.
Nope…not for you: I know how this sounds almost contradictory to what I just said. The world is not entirely your oyster. Maybe for some but not for all. The powers that be, for me my guides and angels, often direct your life for you. Whether you talk to them or not, everyone has "people" in the energetic realm nudging your life in a certain direction. You always have free will so when life tries to send you a message and you really push you can go against your path. But when it comes to LOA when you have a certain dream in your mind and it doesn’t come true it may be because you are meant for different things. This, right now, is mostly centered on career and financial issues.
As an example I really tried to manifest a 9 to 5 job. Nope, it was not happening AT ALL. I tried in fields I am highly qualified for and new fields and even just things that provide a paycheck. Nope. It was going against my path and there were other things I needed to be doing at the time. Now I know what was happening, but at the time I chucked my vision board out the window. Almost literally. During this period in time, people are really being directed to the path their souls chose when they incarnated. So it is not really Big Brother squelching your free will but the powers that be really reminding you that the time is NOW to start working the plan YOU decided on before you incarnated.
Denial: I am a recovering denialist. As a compulsively insightful person I thought I had myself figured out, worked out, and straightened out. Nope. Through my own processes I realized that I still had a bunch of crap I was not acknowledging or even aware that they were blocking me in certain ways. This is when you need deep honesty, a good friend, and/or a third party to really sit you down and tell you straight. And then to listen. And then to act. Really gut out your inner psyche. Being attuned to Reiki did it for me but you can also ask your guides and angels to help you with this as well. When you ask them for help, often they will work with you when you sleep when your resistance is low. Expect bizarre dreams and then pay attention to them and find out what it was you were releasing.
Laziness: For LOA to work you need to ACT. Get off your butt and do something towards your goals. When you don’t know what to do the best thing to do is get around other people who are doing it and then say, outloud, "I want to do [blank]" or "I am looking for [blank]". There are millions of people who want to help YOU achieve your dreams and goals. Remember that tapestry I talked about? You need a new car? Well there is someone out there who desperately needs to sell their car. You just need to get out there and put yourself out there so the connection can be made.