With this blog post I am about to tell you something that some would try to keep a secret, some would scorn or scoff, some would ignore, and only a few will ever consider and use. Yet this is the second most powerful force in all of God’s Creation!
There are two main energies in all that exists, both energies are a part of God and a direct way to access Him. The most powerful of the two is Love. This energy is the very essence of God. When love, real, true, pure love, is our motivation, we act in concert with God. Everything God does is motivated and powered by love.
The second force, only slightly less powerful, is what we will discuss tonight. This energy is Intention, otherwise known as Will. God used love and intention together to create everything in existence. Intentions powered by love, real, true, pure love, can change the very nature of reality.
Looking at this from a Christian perspective we can step into God’s shoes for a moment and get a glimpse of His mind when He created the Heavens and the earth. He spoke everything into existence. It seems obvious that when He did this He intended everything to come into being.
From an evolutionary standpoint we can see how will would drive species, at some instinctual level, to adapt and change. Maybe even intention would be the very spark of the big bang.
From here on out I will speak from a Christian perspective as I still retain Christian beliefs even though I am no longer of the Christian religion, or any religion for that matter. I do not close my mind to other beliefs, other possibilities. It remains open and adaptable as needed. I’m just going to teach you from the perspective where I have the most experience.
We find Intention as the magic of the Naguals in Carlos Castaneda’s teachings. These seem to be drawn from the Toltec teachings. We find Will, as far as I can remember, in the magic of modern witches and sorcerers. We see it in Jack Canfield’s teachings, the movie “The Secret”, positive VS negative thinking, and William Buhlamn’s teachings on astral projection. If you want to have a lucid dream, you have to intend to have one.
We also find it in more ordinary pursuits. There is a bonus you intend to earn or a position, or a college you intend to go to, or a life path you intend to follow, a place you intend to go, on and on. It is behind everything we do, and yet we never realize the power we are tapping into.
I will show you how powerful this is. Say you have a very bad day at work. Say the whole week so far has been a nightmare. You go to bed thinking about how bad it will be tomorrow. You base this on the experiences of the week so far. By the time you fall asleep you have set the power of intention to work. I think of it like a mechanism God created when He created everything else. A machine. It takes instructions and does what it’s told. Your intentions are limited, or filtered rather, by God’s. God has the first and last say.
In our example you wake up and guess what happens? You get exactly what you intended. You went to bed intending to have a bad day, whether or not you realize it, and the next morning the coffee machine won’t work, the toast is burnt, there’s a huge traffic jam that makes you an hour late, your boss yells at you, and perhaps you even quit your job. When you set an expectation you are setting an intention, and you get what you expect.
Understand this, you create your reality! This is God’s gift to all of us! We have access to the very same power He used to create everything around us, and of course, us too!
In our example, if you went to bed thinking about how bad it had been all week, but determined that tomorrow would be better, then in all likelihood it will be. There are always outside factors, the machine is very complex and the complexities of its operation are so far, to man, a mystery. You are setting a good intention at the same time many of your co-workers may be setting bad ones.
But even if the day goes about the same as it would have had you just gone to bed setting the negative intention, the benefits of your positive thinking will allow you to see the day with eyes you would not otherwise see it with. It’s also better for your health. When you are negative in your thinking, everything sucks, you walk around stressed out, a big chip on your shoulder, because, essentially, life sucks.
If instead you walk around experiencing, living in the present moment, enjoying life as best you can, you will find things to laugh at, you will see clearly through any conflict, and your body will be loose and relaxed. No high blood pressure spikes, no aggravated physical conditions, going to bed with a smile is the difference between tossing and turning all night or falling into a peaceful, restful slumber.
Now you see why a positive mindset is essential for your health, and to ensure that you set good intentions. Think about this for a moment. When God began to create everything He knew that Adam and Eve would disobey Him and fall prey to the temptation of the devil. He knew that He would have to send His Son, a part of Himself, to die on a cross for the sins of humanity. He knew his lovely garden would become corrupted, that the earth would acquire a taint He never intended. He let none of this affect Him when He created everything, and for a while it was perfect, just as He intended.
Of course this leads us to all sorts of conflicting questions I still have no answer to. Why send Lucifer and 1/3 of the angels to earth, or more likely, to the lowest, material physical plane, where earth would exist, knowing full well what they would do? Why not cast them into another reality entirely? Also if God intended everything to be good, how could anything be powerful enough to mess up His intention? Wouldn’t something God created be essentially set in stone, always exactly as He wanted? I mean He is God afterall, isn’t He?
I have no answers for you. Like everything else in our reality intentions are not perfect, and neither is our best love. So they will not always work. But that is not an excuse not to exercise the gift, the ability, God has given you! You don’t need a spellbook or a wand to use real magic. All you have to do is harness the power of intention, and the more you do so in love the stronger they are!
Imagine instead of going to bed after your bad (so far) week and, instead of just thinking about yourself, you put yourself in the shoes of your co-workers and friends. If the day has been bad for you, perhaps it has been bad for them. Realizing this you go to bed wanting everyone to have a good day tomorrow. You genuinely feel for the plight of your co-workers, not just yourself. You are acting out of love. That intention will have a definite and powerful effect, even though it may not be immediately obvious.
Intentions have to be powered up every day. You say them just once, believing and trusting that what you state will happen. This is integral. If you don’t really believe something will work, it won’t. We see the inverse in the field of medicine, with placebos healing all sorts of terminal illnesses. The people taking them believed they would work, and they did. Likewise you have to believe and trust that your intentions will work, even if they don’t, even if they never have for years, because at some point they will.
In fact every time you set an intention you cause a small change. The more powerful the intention the stronger if not larger, the change. But you can’t split a mountain in half with just one small crack. You have to keep at it, deepening it, lengthening it. It may take years, it may take your whole life. but sooner or later that crack which started so small reaches the other side of the mountain and the entire thing is split in two.
Understand that the reason things take so long here to happen are due to outside factors, opposing intentions, balance of free will, and of course that things on the physical plane take time to manifest. In the spiritual realm they manifest almost instantly. Your intentions probably start in the spiritual, then travel down to the physical. The higher the intention, the more driven by love, the longer it will take (most likely) but the more powerful it will be. Like lightning. A bolt starting high in the atmosphere will have to have more power than a bolt near to earth in order to reach the ground. Love gives these higher intention s energy, but they still have to travel before manifesting here. Likewise lower level intentions may manifest here more quickly, but of course they are not very powerful. Well that’s my theory on all of this anyway.
So how to you work with this powerful ability? It’s very simple. Change your mindset. If you are a pessimist or a realist it’s time to stop focusing on the past, worrying about the future, and focus on the present. You really need to start meditating to help you deal with your mental chatter and immerse you fully in the present. Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and other forms of moving meditation should also work. Anything on which you can completely focus, letting thoughts come and go without judging or paying attention to them.
Next you need to find things to be thankful for while appreciating what you have each and every day. You need to do things conscientiously, the Buddhists call this, “touching positive seeds in yourself and others.” Think about your actions, what you are saying, take your present-mindedness with you every time you get up in the morning.
Once your mindset has improved you will find your life already seems better. Now you can think about what you would like to have. What do you want for yourself? For your family? For others? These can be your initial list of intentions. I have two documents where constantly evolving lists live. One is “Nightly Statements of Intent”, the other “Daily Statements of Intent.” I read one through at night, before bed, just one time through, and the other before meditating after getting up the next day, after energizing myself, also just one time through.
They are written like this, “Today I am God’s Hands and I touch the positive seeds in others and myself.” and “Tonight, I master my dreams.” That last one is a new one. Been trying to find the best intention to help me control my dreams. Lot of trial and error here. Italics are included for emphases on action and those affected by action. This is my format. I started with, “Today I want to…” but changed to this more direct format.
Notice something about both. Neither say anything about what I don’t want. They are written from a perspective, in this case, from what will happen. Like a command. They are also, in some cases, written from a positive perspective, stating what I want. When you write our your intentions focus on what you want, or what will happen. Never state what you don’t want, or use any kind of negative focus! This is very important! Remember that mechanism will give you exactly what you tell it, and when you tell it about something you don’t want, your focus is on that negative thing, so the intention provides an outcome based on your focus.
When you write your intentions and state them, your focus should always be on what you want, for yourself, your family, or others, or they should be commands of things that will happen. Things of course that you want to happen, but stated in such a way as they will happen. If you can go a step further and state them as if they have already happened, you are at the highest power setting, I guess you could call it, of intentions. But that high setting comes at a cost.
Bruce Moen, in his excellent book, “The Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook” (which I highly recommend you get and read) teaches the reader to find the, “place of intent.” Essentially you figure out how it feels to intend something, and from then on you just remember that feeling when stating your intentions. This is a good way to increase the power and effectiveness of your intentions!
For me this spot is in the middle of my chest. I press there, lightly, to physically and mentally remember the feeling as I take my hand away, and after energizing (this is also covered in the book) I state my intentions. I know when I am speaking from my place of intending because my voice gets real deep, has a serious tone, and becomes very commanding.
If you say, “Today Karen is my girlfriend” but you haven’t asked her out yet you will, if you are like me, cringe inside, flinch a little. That brings in doubt, you know you are lying, that what you are saying has not happened yet, and that will weaken your intention, making the higher power setting useless, or it will backfire on you based on whatever mental chatter you have going on in your mind at the moment you flinched. That is why meditation is so important when using intentions. It is the only way to give you a direct connection, a clear signal, to the mechanism that makes intentions work. Any doubt, fear, hesitation – anything negative at all – even hidden in mental chatter, will either weaken your intention or focus it in some negative outcome.
Guess what I have given you with this post? The power to change the world. Literally. With a present-minded, positive mindset, driven by the purest love you can connect to, using the power of intentions, perhaps even being able to use them at the highest power level with no flinching, no doubt, no disbelief, no fear, no mental chatter, no interference at all, you can, and will change the world. Like the mountain, but at a much larger scale, your intention, stated in this way, powered by love, will send a ripple through all of existence. It starts off small but like ripples in a lake it keeps growing and growing, getting bigger and bigger. Only this ripple you have manifested is energy, power, and it ripples through the spiritual and physical realms, affecting everything and everyone. You say that intention once a day for years, decades even, and the changes you desire will manifest.
At a lower power level your new mental attitude and place of present-mindedness has already affected how you see the world, and made it a much better place. The intentions you set from here have the power to change your reality, and the reality of others you care about. Not all of us need to be world changers. Being a life changer is just as respectable a position, and who knows, your life changing, reality altering abilities may change the life of someone who will then become a world changer.
We are all connected at a deep energetic level. Everything we do affects everyone else and the world we live it. You can continue through life hating every moment, having a terrible experience, never changing your own life much less anyone else’s, or you can find reasons to love life, to love other people, changing your life and the lives of those around you, perhaps, indirectly or directly, the world.
The choice is yours.