The power of intention
by John English —
Many of us have been involved in a spiritual transformation over the last couple of decades, and our lives have changed in ways that we would not even have thought to dream about. In this time of global conflict, political upheaval and planetary changes, we can be of service to humanity by using our powers to envision the kind of world we want to live in.
It is important to keep one particular lesson in the forefront of our minds: Our minds will always underestimate the power of our intention. One reason is that, for the majority of us, our minds have forgotten who we truly are. Many of us have realized that the reason for our spiritual journey is to remember and embody who we really are.
We all have an inexhaustible amount of power flowing through us from our Source. And God, the Universe, Source, Spirit (whatever name you use to name the unnameable) always gives us what we want. So why is it difficult to manifest a constant flow of the qualities our hearts desire? Why is there apparently so much wrong in the world?
This happens because, when inspiration comes, it must pass through our minds at some point in order to be manifested in the physical world. And since our minds always underestimate the power of our intention, we get caught up in the raging rapids of the mind rather than harnessing its capabilities and actually forming an intention.
Many of us have been taught through experience that we can do almost anything in this world if we allow someone else to take credit for it. In anonymity, the ego cannot control the mind and an intention has room to be formed. This pure intention is an outlet through which limitless creative power flows.
The next time your mind tells you can’t accomplish something, no matter what it is, remember: your mind is just underestimating the power of your intention.
John English is a shamanic healer and author. He conducts private sessions and workshops on destiny and the dreamtime, shamanic healing, journeying and the medicine wheel. 480-473-8957 or dreamtimeonline.com.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 23, Number 1, February/March 2005.