Intention is generally viewed as a pit-bull kind of determination propelling one to succeed at all costs by never giving up on an inner picture. In The Power of Intention, an attitude that combines hard work with an indefatigable drive toward excellence is the way to succeed.
The Power of Intention
Intention is something that I believe we can feel, connect with, know and trust. It’s an inner awereness that we explicitly feel, and yet at the same time cannot truly describe with words. I use this concept to help guide me toward the power of intention that’s the source of creation, and activate it in my daily life.
The Seven Faces of Intention
1. The Face of Creativity
You are here in your physical body; there was a time when you were an embryo, before that a seed, and before that formless energy. That formless energy contained intention, which brought you from no where to now here. At the very highest level of awereness, intention started you on a path toward your destiny.
The face of creativity intends you toward continued creativity to create and co-create anything that you direct your power of intention toward. Creative energy is a part of you; it originates in the life-giving Spirit that intends you.
2. The Face of Kindness
Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness. Even more amazing is that persons observing the act of kindness have similar beneficial results.
When you’re unkind, you’re blocking the face of kindness. You’re moving away from the power of intention.
3. The Face of Love
Think of this power of intention as the face of kindness exponentiation with the emotion of love. Love means a lack of judgment, a lack of anger or resentment. It means recognizing God in others.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin put it this way:
The conclusion is always the same: Love is the most powerful and still the most unknown energy of the world.
4. The Face of Beauty
What else could a creative, kind, and loving expression be, other than beautiful?
Beautiful thoughts build a beautiful soul. As you become receptive to seeing and feeling beauty around you, you’re becoming attuned to the creative power of intention within everything in the natural world, including yourself.
5. The Face of Expansion
The nature of this creative spirit is always operating so as to expand. Spirit is a forming power. It has the principle of increase, meaning that life continues to expand toward more life. Life as we know it originates from formless intention. Therefore, one of the faces of intention looks like something that’s eternally evolving.
By establishing your personal relation to this face of intention, you expand your life through the power of intention which was, is, and always will be, a component of this originating intention.
6. The Face of Unlimited Abundance
There are no limits to our potential as people, as collective entities, and as individuals. This is largely true because we emanate from the unlimited abundance of intention. If the face of the power of intention is unlimited abundance, then we can know that our potential for manifestation and attracting anything into our lives is the same.
The face of abundance has absolutely no limits. Imagine the vastness of the resources from which all objects are created. Then consider the one resource that stands above all others. This would be your mind and the collective mind of humankind. Where does your mind begin and end? What are its boundaries? Where is it located? More important, where is it not located? Is it born with you, or is it present before your conception? Does it die with you? What color is it? What shape? The answers are in the phrase unlimited abundance. You were created from this very same unlimited abundance. The power of intention is everywhere. It is what allows everything to manifest, to increase, and to supply infinitely.
7. The Face of Receptivity
This means being open without judgment. Being aware enough and engaged enough to see possibilities where others don’t. And most importantly, it means simply relaxing and letting the Power of Intention do its work.