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  • Writer's pictureBeth A Reddy DC

The 7 Faces of the Power of Intention

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

"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." ~ Carlos Castaneda

Intention... the beginning of our dreams. It is that invisible, untouchable, intangible realm where our dreams and hopes are given birth. Whether money, love, spiritual awakening, this is the creative space where infinite possibilities exist. This may be a new concept to some, but this has long been embraced my many cultures.

The sages of India observed thousands of years ago that our destiny is ultimately shaped by our deepest intentions and desires. The classic Vedic text known as the Upanishads declares, “You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” (Deepak Chopra)

As we move into the new year, many take the time to list their resolutions. But making change is not always easy, unless we work on our self.... that inner being that dictates all that we do. If you are new to this, this can be challenging.

1. Creativity

 – Realize that there is creativity within you, and learn to recognize and appreciate your creative impulses. You don’t have to be an artist or a writer – creativity is just as important to the business person looking for the next big idea.

“If you’ve ever felt inspired by a purpose or calling, you know the feeling of Spirit working through you. Inspired is our word for in-spirited.”

Learn to recognize this state of being in-spirited, and you’ll unlock your inner creativity.

2. Kindness

 –Whether you call it karma, the law of reciprocity or the power of positive thinking, work from the belief that you’ll be rewarded for good intentions. Dr. Dyer shares the science behind kindness in The Power of Intention. When you do something kind for someone else, their brain releases serotonin – and so does yours! Serotonin is a hormone that makes us feel good. So, every act of kindness makes two happier people in the world.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

3. 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.

4. Beauty

 – The face of beauty is the face of intention. 

Learn to appreciate the beauty of everything around you.

The face of beauty is truth, honesty and a knowing that what "is" -- is exactly as it should be. You can use this power by re-framing any negative thoughts you have towards others and replace them with an appreciate (a thankfulness attitude) towards them.

5. Expansion

 – Expand your awareness of what is possible. 

Don’t set limits on yourself; instead, learn to listen to your intuition. 

If you see the world as a negative and hurtful place, then you’re only ever going to experience it that way. Instead, learn to recognize your true nobility. “True nobility isn’t about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.”

6.Unlimited Abundance

 – Realizing your unlimited abundance means facing down your fears and limitations. Dr. Dyer has a simple three-word suggestion for how to put this into action: 

Act “as if”. This means acting as if the thing you want has already happened.

You were probably taught all of your life about limitations and about what is "not possible." Fortunately, this came from well-meaning people who believed in limitation and not abundance. This law does not require you to be intellectually perfect in order to receive the benefits. Believing in unlimited abundance has no downside, so why not take another look at your business life after you answer this question, "What if I could have it all?"

7. 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.

As you Move into your New Year, it is my hope that you can awaken your own Power of Intention! If you want some help in your journey, come see me at my South Berwick office in southern Maine--call to make an appointment! (207) 200-3113.


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