"In the Universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link."
Intention - a strong purpose or aim, accompanied by a determination to produce a desired result. That's what most of us think when we think of intention. Although an apt definition, it really only works for those stuck in the physical aspects of this world. For a more spiritual definition, I offer you this one, again from Carlos Castaneda:
"Intent is a force that exists in the Universe. When sorcerers (those who live of the Source) beckon intent, it comes to them and sets up the path for attainment, which means that sorcerers always accomplish what they set out to do."
So instead of intention being something we "do", intention is a force that exists in the Universe as an invisible field of energy! Imagine this field of energy that's available to all of us, all the time. How cool is that! When we are open to this field of intention coming into our lives, it helps us create our "desires." Our desires cause us to focus in on the things that are important to us, which brings more "attention" to them. Ultimately, all this attention then causes what we desire to "manifest" in our lives. And it all started with a little thing called intention. All you presently have in your life has sprung from this intention. Here's the sequence of how this happens :
- Intention, which causes
- Desire, which causes
- Attention, which causes
- Manifestation, which creates
- Your Life.
Now imagine what you can manifest into your life knowing what you know now. Your life has just become limitless! You need only access the field of intention to start the process. It begins with your awareness of yourself as something greater than yourself, and being one with this field of intention. The key is to drop this idea of separation, that we're all separate from each other. We are not separate, no matter how hard our countries, races, or religions try to tell us we are. Indeed there is only one, and it's called "Us."
Once we grab hold of that thought, that we are all one, we have all come from the same source, we will become inspired (in-spirit) and our whole world will change. My hope is that by reading or listening to spiritual teachings such as this, that you will become inspired to make a difference in your life, which will in turn make a difference in the world.
The words from Patanjali over 20 centuries ago may help you view intention in a new way and help you redefine yourself:
"Dormant forces, faculties, and talents come alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic, and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you. Sending you Love, Happiness, and, Abundance, now, and always.
Bye for now!