The law of attraction says that what you focus on with your consciousness will be caused to manifest in your experience of reality. Therefore whether you focus on what you desire or do not desire, you will experience more of those things you focus on. But at the same time, the things we focus on happen at a time when we are not focusing on them, and sometimes they do not happen at all. Such a paradox can be explained by how the law of attraction works with the law of freewill.
The law of freewill says that choice is based on awareness. A choice can only be made if consciousness is aware of it. If there is no awareness, there is no freewill. Quantum mechanics says that reality is fluid in nature. When something is not observed by awareness, it exists in a formless state of probabilities. When consciousness becomes aware of it, the state of the thing becomes locked into a single probability and takes that particular form. Awareness locks reality into place.
When reality is locked into place by awareness, it cannot move. Quantum mechanics states that the more you know the momentum of a particle, the less you know its position and the more you know its position, the less you know its momentum. So once you have locked onto a single probability with your intention, you have to let it go out of conscious awareness for it to move into manifestation on the physical plane. That is why your intention tends to manifest at a time when you are unconscious of it.
Although awareness selects reality on the mental plane, it is emotion that attracts it into manifesting on the physical plane. Emotion is energy in motion and therefore your emotions move things into your reality or out of it. You attract only that which you are in emotional resonance with. Positive emotions attract positive things, events and people while negative emotions attract negative ones. Your desired reality can be stopped from manifesting by anticipation or lack of emotional resonance.
Anticipation kills the future. Have you experienced many times when you were expecting something to happen and yet it didn’t happen? It is because your awareness was freezing it from happening. It is not your conscious mind that creates reality, it only chooses it. It is your subconscious mind that does the work of reality creation. That is why it is best to live with an attitude of having no expectations. Set your intention and then detach your conscious awareness from it to let your subconscious take over.
Synchronicity is how the future becomes the present through an entirely quantum process. The more aware you are that a particular future will happen, the more that future is frozen and kept from manifesting through quantum or synchronistic means. Keeping it in awareness through expectation is like freezing a river and then having to walk towards the raft, whereas putting it out of awareness through letting go is like waiting at the end of the river for the raft to come to you. Synchronicity is a lot faster.
Consciousness has two aspects, the conscious and the subconscious. It is not your conscious focus but your subconscious focus that is needed to manifest your desired reality into experience. Your subconscious focus is determined by your emotions. You need to be in the correct emotional state that is resonant with how you would actually feel when you are experiencing your desired situation. You don’t have to be consciously aware but your subconscious focus is all that is needed to attract it.
You can be aware of a negative possibility while having zero emotional investment in it. Like casually crossing the street after having looked both ways to avoid getting hit, yet without feeling any fear at all as a young child might feel when crossing alone for the first time. You can be in emotional resonance with something while not even thinking about it consciously. You may be having deeply suppressed issues affecting you in your subconscious while denying them on the surface.
Since awareness locks reality and emotion attracts it, being aware of negative things that may happen while maintaining a positive attitude is the best way to function. When you are not attracting negative probabilities with your emotion, you are not blocking them from happening either if you are unaware of them, therefore they are free to manifest. Your awareness of negative probabilities is a defense against them from manifesting because it freezes them in place.
You may have an optimistic attitude but ignore thinking about negative possibilities, and eventually something bad happens that you are not prepared to handle. Simply resonating with positive ensures that perhaps up to 90% of your experiences end up being positive. However, the only way to prevent the negative 10% is to be aware of them. Without that awareness, they can and will eventually happen. Therefore, naive positivity that comes with total ignorance of anything negative is unwise.
Being prudent is having foresight of future possibilities that could happen, both the good and the bad. So even when they happen while you are not aware, you are already mentally prepared to handle them. The best attack is the least expected. Negative forces prefer to attack from the shadows, in places that a person lacks awareness. Such attacks bypass freewill because the person is unable to make a conscious choice to disallow it from happening.
You can consciously intend for a safe passage or protection and receive it. So although you are not blocking negative possibilities by thinking specifically of all the ways things could go wrong, you select with awareness one positive outcome where all goes well. You emotional resonance will also give it higher strength to manifest above other probabilities. So although you do not prevent negative probabilities from happening, you are protected in the event that they do happen.
Awareness is so important because it gives you the ability to handle things before they happen and while they are happening. The more awareness you have, the more you are able to consciously direct your reality. People are destroyed by lack of knowledge, because knowledge protects and ignorance endangers. At the same time, it is best to have a happy-go-lucky attitude and non-anticipation of positive things so as to open the flow to their manifestation.