Conscious imagination/belief is not delusional.
And in balance the competing influence would be what?
It's not a case of either/or having more or less validity, its a case of 'and' in order to have contextual balance.
We are contextually being human and we are energy in motion at a particular vibrational range.
I could tell you I have a pet rhino, which clearly isn't true. But within the context of everything being ONE and the possibility of some other human having a pet rhino, well it would appear I do have a pet rhino.
Contextually as an individuated human being, no you don't and it's delusional to link that you do.
Intellectually and psychologically the resonance of saying that you do resonates as 'not true'.
That it might be true for another is irrelevant to your individuated experience unless you engage on an energy level and 'share' vibrational energies over it, or,
if you feel and feed sense of lack,
or a sense of fear,
or a sense of not being complete without it,
or a sense of hating another who does have,
or a sense of wonder for another who does have a pet rhino
.... and create a motion of energy surrounding that factor in your experience. Yes in this instance we all know it's all make believe at that contextual layer (although KM I can well imagine little you sitting at the end of your bed wishing for a pet rhino...
)- but people do create these energy cycles in motion knowingly or unknowingly by their thoughts and actions, from their individuated human perspectives.
The energy expressed, be it want, fear, expectation, jealousy, anger, joy, rage ... whatever... is what is real and experienced and as such flows into the equilibrium - "the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced, in a wide variety of contexts", and in doing so will create a pathway to, or more accurately 'find', its own oppositional (balancing) influences of energy in motion.
^That is the 'process' of attraction and repulsion that the loa speaks to.