THE POWER OF INTENTION
How you might like to conduct our intention experiments… under 8 minutes. WATCH AT LEAST THIS VIDEO if you are unfamiliar with intention work within our Elevation group
Animated book review that gives you a summary of what Lynne McTaggart has found in her research, and how to conduct intention sessions. Under 7 minutes.
Lynne McTaggart – Altruism, Elevation and Intention…. 1 hour 7 minutes
There are many videos available on youtube, Gaia, and even Netflix on the power of intention and healing.
Our symbols that we have created hold the frequency of our intentions, like the co-ordinates on a GPS system.
An elevated emotion and clear intention creates an electromagnetic field, a coherent vibration you emit, that draws the event to you.Kaz, with a short explanation, for once …
Blog from Dr Joe Dispenza – Investing in The Unknown.. I highly recommend signing up to his newsletters (obviously! 😉 )
People approach me all the time – at airports; in restaurants; at the gym – to ask about examples in my practice to help them better understand their own approach to this work. It happens a lot at our retreats, too – which is where someone captured the above quote about investing in the unknown.
First things first. As I tell my students, again and again, we can’t create from a place of survival. If we’re operating from our first three energy centers … if we’re trying to meet our most basic needs … if we’re worried about food, shelter, or safety … if we’re constantly reacting in anger and frustration … then it’s not the time to create. We first need to be centered. We need to be operating from a place of order.
So, when someone asks me the question I hear many times each day: “What do you do?” I start from there – from balance. And then, beginning from that point of homeostasis, I ask myself these fundamental questions:
What is my next greatest potential to experience in life? What is the next unknown that would evolve my perception of myself, the way I see the world, and my future?
Over the decades I’ve been developing and practicing this work, I’ve always approached it with this thought: My life is the great experiment. And I am the scientist.
Developing the Image. Evolving the Experience.
Many years ago, when I had my first clinic in the Pacific Northwest, I used to develop patient X-rays myself. I’d enter the darkroom – and, in the 10 or so minutes it took to process the X-rays, in that place void of any light, I’d work on connecting with the unknown. As the image revealed itself on film after it exited the processor, I’d practice becoming no body; no one; no thing; no where; in no time.
My premise was this: If I’m truly investing my attention and energy into the unknown … if I really believe in it, really put my attention on it, and I do it with clear intention … then I’ll see the evidence of that effort – in the form of interesting, evolving experiences in my life.
And over time, as I practiced, I became more and more adept. As I went deeper into the experiment, those experiences would accumulate. Eventually, I had enough evidence in my life that I was able to detach from any attempt to direct or control the outcome.
Where We Place Our Attention … Is Where We Place Our Energy
And so, each time I entered the darkroom – or, once I began traveling frequently, any time I was on a runway; sometimes four times in a day – I did so with the same intention: I’m letting go of any expectation of what my next experience will be. I’m just going to trust that it will be.
I would simply make it be about my effort – not the outcome. I’d tell myself, “Since the present moment is where the unknown exists … and since where I place my attention is where I place my energy … the effort of staying truly present in the unknown should be what brings the novel event to me.”
I thought of it like investing in a bank account. Except what I was investing in … was the unknown.
I approached it, each time, with a calm sense of knowing. Not the energy of trying; not the energy of hoping. I just knew that if I kept tuning in; kept connecting; kept being open and curious … sooner or later, something unusual would happen in my life.
I’d pause and think: if my thoughts truly create my life … if I truly am a creator … if I just keep investing in the unknown … then my body will follow my mind to this unknown experience.
Often, when people approach me about my practice, it’s because they’re feeling stuck. They’re hung up on wanting an outcome – and their attachment to the thing they seek is exactly what’s preventing them from experiencing it in their lives. They’re preoccupied with wanting. And wanting implies separation.
But in the unknown, there’s no separation. That’s because there’s no thing in nothing to be separate from. And so, each time I connect – each time I become no body, no one, no thing, no where, in no time – I’m not wanting for … anything. There’s no want involved; this is purely about curiosity. I am the scientist. And my life is the great experiment. And I’m interested in seeing if I can evolve my truth to some degree.
What we’re talking about, essentially, is the delicate balance between intention and surrender.
The balance between intention and surrender is a delicate one. Intention is getting clear on what we want and surrender is trusting in the best outcome. On the one hand, if you over intend, you’re trying to make things happen; on the other, if you over surrender, then you’re lazy, lethargic, and you’ll make a minimal effort. It’s a bit of a razor’s edge, which is why I think we have to lay down the very thing we’ve used our whole life to get what we want, for something greater to occur. It sounds easy enough until we have to put it into practice.
If you’re familiar with my work, by now you’ve heard me say a thousand times that to create something out of nothing, we need to match a clear intention with an elevated emotion. But that’s just the beginning. Next, we need to remain in the energy of that creation—day in and day out. (This is where our meditation practice comes into play.) Then, we surrender the how of how our creation shows up. This means we’re not only trusting a greater mind is organizing our creation in a way that’s right for us, but we allow it to unfold in a new and different way than what we had previously planned or anticipated. Think about it—if you knew what to do you probably would have done it already. That’s called the known.
But the moment we start to feel frustrated, impatient, angry, or resentful, however, we’ve disconnected from the energy of our future, and more than likely it’s because we’re trying to force, control, predict or manipulate outcomes. Why does this happen? Because those emotions cause us to feel separate from our creation; thus, we’re not surrendering, allowing and trusting in this greater mind. Instead we’re approaching creation as matter trying to change matter, rather than our energy organizing matter. If you are trying to control and predict when and how it should happen, then you’re back in the known. That’s because your prediction is more than likely you ‘thinking’ about some known possibility from your memory of the past and trying to forecast that outcome into the future.
You may find yourself saying, “But I do the work every day and still nothing happens!” If you’re saying that, then you’re not trusting; you’re waiting for something outside of you to make that feeling of separation or lack change how you’re feeling inside of you. That’s called separation. You have to remember that because matter is the slowest frequency, it may take time for the external conditions in your life to come into alignment with your inner vision. Again, this is why we do the work every day—to stay in the energy of our creation. That’s not to say it’s easy, otherwise everyone would be doing it.
An analogy I often like to use is that practicing this work, and learning to surrender and trust, is a lot like learning to snowboard. When you strap your boots to your board for the first time, you’re hyper focused on your balance. You’re hypervigilant about your form, your turns, the position of your body over the board, and so on. As a result, you expend an unnecessary amount of energy. In this regard, your mind and body are separate, when in fact what you’re trying to do is make your mind and body one. In essence, you are trying to make your body do what your mind is thinking.
As a beginner snowboarder, you’re going to be frustrated, you’re going to fall (a lot), you’re going to be sore, and in the midst of the experience you’re probably going to question whether you’re ever going to be able to glide down the mountain with ease and grace. With enough practice, however, you stop trying to think like a snowboarder, and you become a snowboarder. The habitual practice of snowboarding then becomes the state of being, and thus you can finally relax into it. Now, what was once a practice becomes a joy—something you look forward to. As you trust yourself more and more, because you’re mind and body are working in unison, you no longer have to try to work as hard, it requires less effort and you are able to better manage your energy. This not only goes for snowboarding, but for creating our reality.
The creative process then is not about hoping, wishing, waiting, wanting, trying or looking—hope is a beggar. It’s about embodying and becoming your creation. We do this first internally in our meditations by merging with the energy of our future, then by remaining in that energy throughout our day. The more we remain in this energy, the more we memorize it until it becomes a new state of being. When it has become your state of being, then you can finally get out of your own way, which ultimately makes trusting, surrendering and allowing easier and more natural. This is when you have memorized the thoughts and emotions in your mind and body, causing you to feel like your creation has already happened.
If you’re not making a concerted effort to stay in the energy of your creation throughout your day, it’s the same as eating an organic breakfast, then spending the rest of the day eating junk food. And what’s the point of that if you’re trying to get healthy? The same goes for everything we’re creating in our life. Why not then, for today, pretend your future has already happened? After all, if you’ve been doing the work you’ve already experienced it enough times in the quantum field. Who knows…you might just find your future finding you.