My understanding of this latest New Age notion is that we are all supposedly sending out a 'signal' to the 'universe' that in real time 'creates' our current reality. Literally. Obviously this signal is not completely under our conscious control, otherwise terrible things would not be happening to people who do not consciously wish for such things, such as getting maimed, raped, etc. But I suspect their argument is that, deep down, on a subconscious level, that those people have some 'core belief' or whatever that they are deserving of this happening to them, and so it does. An interesting theory, but as has been pointed out, in dire want of evidence. Furthermore, I don't think that 'the Universe' would merely take into account the intention a person has for themselves
(as in, 'i want this') but would also surely take into account the intention that person has for their fellow beings,
and what they actually do for their fellow human beings
. I don't think a person broadcasting the signal 'I am wealthy and abundant in all that I do' is going to given great wealth, no matter how deeply they believe this, if in their day to day actions, they literally deprive others of the same, ie their wealth (such as greedy hedge-fund investors and the like). The law of kamma makes much more rational sense - you reap what you sow. Simple. Wealth acquired via honest hard work, or via generousity in the past, is one thing, but if acquired by stepping on and depriving others, it could only lead to future suffering. No matter how 'positively' one thinks, actions speak louder than words, and can often reveal an underlying motivation, either based on good or on evil, which will surely bear fruit accordingly.