Power of Intention

As humanity became more immersed in the societal structures that have become the world environment that we live in today, we progressively became disconnected from the natural world. We began to view ourselves, somehow, as the users and dispassionate observers of nature – as separate and apart from it. Ancient traditions knew, understood and lived lives that were not separate from nature, but knew that they were a part of the natural world. In a world that knows and values such interconnectedness it was impossible to be only a passive observer. They knew by the power of their intention, observation and action they played an integral part of the planet as a whole…..and accepted their place and responsibility in it.

Our modern environment has created a sense of separation – man vs nature, you vs other, outside of us vs inside of us, them vs us, etc. This has contributed to much of the chaos, destruction, war, etc that is so prevalent on the planet today. A return to a healthier understanding that all things created (including us) are from the same source – the driving force that moves through all creation. In such a world paradigm we can come to honor, respect, value all of life. However, it will only be by the power of intention that we can move to this higher plane.

Intention may be defined as a plan of action – a focused design – an aim that guides – action – an objective, purpose or goal. I would suggest that these words only describe a portion of what is needed to truly achieve the outcome by setting an intention. Successful intention needs three elements to be truly effective – thought, emotion and feeling. Without all three elements the success of intention work may be less than desired. Each element works energetically to draw the desired outcome to us. If thought = emotion = feeling, then our world mirrors the effect of our intention. So it is not enough to simply think you want change – you must be able to incorporate more of yourself in the intention. This involves adding the power of emotion and then feeling it in your body. By example, if the intention is to live in a peaceful world, then it is necessary to formulate it into thought (a clear vision) and add the element of emotion to that desire, then feel and hold the feeling of the peaceful world in the body/mind. This is the most successful way to achieve the desired outcome of intention work.

In the Hopi wisdom they eloquently remind us that each time humanity strays from the natural laws that affirm life in this world, our choices are visible in our societies and the systems of nature around us. As our hearts and minds become so separate that we forget one another, then the Earth acts to bring memory of our greatest attributes back into focus. “When earthquakes, floods, hailstorms, drought and famine will be the life of the every day, the time will have then come for the return to the true path. When prayer and meditation are used rather than relying on new inventions to create more imbalance, then they (humanity) will also find the true path.”

These words of the Hopi serve as a simple reminder of the quantum principle which states that to change the outcome of events already in motion, we must shift our beliefs regarding the outcome itself. This is where the power of focused intention comes into play. With enough beings directing their intention to a new direction, a new world, a new paradigm then we can create a new, better, higher outcome.

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Mother Teresa

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

When the power of peace is greater than the love of power….only then will there be peace.

We must be the focused intention dreamers to bring the new world into reality.

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Why Do We Shout In Anger?

A Hindu saint who was visiting the river Ganges to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled and asked:

‘Why do people shout in anger at each other?’

The disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because when we lose our calm, we shout.’

‘But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.’ asked the saint.

Many among the disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples. Finally the saint explained:

‘When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly, because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small…’

The saint continued, ‘When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that’s all that is needed. That is how close two people are when they love each other.’

He looked at his disciples and said:

‘So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, do not say words that distance each other more, or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.’

Being human we are all subject to moments that cause us to feel anger. It is important to understand the effect that this has on our heart energy which this parable shows us so wonderfully. It is with this understanding that we can take the action to move past the initial situation that may have caused anger and closed the heart and move to a place where the heart is more fully available. This comes with conscious awareness and practice and can be a learned skill that provides a different option when anger arises.

We seldom make the most effective outcomes from a place of heightened anger – we often act and speak without concern for long term effects when we are agitated and angry. The heart should always be involved as we make decisions and move to action. When we are angry the heart becomes closed and we then are left to act from the wounded ego without the balancing of our heart energy. Outcomes are never as good when we our action is done without heart involvement.

Learning to live from a heart open space is part of the education process that we hope to master as we come into this earth plane existence. So it becomes important for us to choose to live in this place no matter what situation arises that tries to pull us out of it. If we do encounter emotions that pull us out, to learn to have the wisdom to move back to a more heart balanced place as quickly as possible. This is a life long process of self mastery, but one that ultimately leads to being able to walk in peace moment to moment.

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