What is the meaning of intention? Here is the definition according to the New Oxford American Dictionary:
1 a thing intended; an aim or plan.• the action or fact of intending: intention is just one of the factors that will be considered.• (one’s intentions) a person’s designs
Basically – if we have an aim, goal or plan – we must act on that intention in order for the aim, goal or plan to come to fruition. Having the intention to win the lottery is great but when you are not buying lottery tickets, you intention just becomes a dream. If we ask something of the universe – you must be clear and you must look for the signs in order for you to act on that intention. Louise L. Hay writes in her book, You Can Heal Your Life; “What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences” If we are responsible for all our feelings and actions through our intent – then we can really create intentions for peace, love, community and prosperity in our lives and into our world. Imagine if we collectively intended for world peace or compassion for our environment? Imagine how that energy would feel.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has written an amazing book called ‘The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way’. This book has an excellent chapter called ‘A Portrait of a Person Connected to the Field of Intention’ - This chapter is vital in understanding someone who is connected to Source, God or the Universe. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer calls these individuals ‘connectors’ and indicates in his book he calls them connectors “to signify their harmonious connection with the field of intention.”
In ‘Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How To Create a New You’ by Deepak Chopra, Deepak writes; “Wait until your intention is clear. Countless people are looking for motivation in the wrong places. They seek to increase their energy and drive. They want the biggest reward. They lie in wait for a lightning bolt to hit them with the next great invention or business idea. The real source of motivation isn’t any of those things. Motivation, the kind that carries seed ideas to fruition with energy and passion, comes from a clear intent. Knowing exactly what you want to do, with unwavering conviction, is the spark the generates everything else, including the big ideas and the great rewards. Confusion and uncertainty divide the flow of life into separate, weak channels. Because a clear intent can’t be forced, many people never find one. They apply a bit of themselves to half a dozen areas of their lives. Yet there is no great secret to finding a clear intent; it depends upon simply waiting.” Clarity, focus and passion will ensure that your intentions will come to fruition.
I have asked the universe for various things – I was focused when I asked and I sent my intentions to Source, God, or the universe and the universe responded. My intentions are related to my passions in life (environment/animal/human rights advocacy) and I am slowly and patiently receiving the universes responses and have been acting on those responses – this blog was born out of my intent to create a means of spreading my message to create positivity into our world, that is the power of intention.
I always ask of the universe – I want to be connected to like-minded people. I want to be part of that great positive energy so that whatever the universe sends to me – I can send it back out with love and compassion.
Together, we can make the world a more positive one.
Reinventing The Body, Resurrecting The Soul: How to Create a New You by Deepak Chopra
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
New Oxford American Dictionary