The power of intention
The power of intention
The Law of Attraction, one of the fundamental forces of our universe, is all about the idea that you attract whatever experience you intend to experience. The universe doesn’t judge what’s best for you, and show you only the good stuff. It simply reads your vibration, or emotional state, and based on the thoughts you have, it brings to you whatever it is you believe is going to happen.
If you are getting in your car to go to work, you have the ability of intending to arrive safely at your destination. You also have the ability to draw yourself to be in the right place at the right time to get blindsided by someone running a red light. Whichever energy you’re aligned to is the energy you’ll experience. If you wake up late, scramble to get ready to go, jump in the car in a rush, constantly thinking about how you’re going to be late, the universe will bring you in all sorts of interesting directions. You may find yourself in the wrong lane every time, you might miss your exit, you might get in a car accident. There are an infinite number of possibilities available to you that will ensure your overall lateness to work.
However, we’re all aware of the amount of time it takes us to get to work. So if you know you’re going to be late, it’s very difficult to perceive something different that would allow you to get to work early. So don’t. Don’t try to change what is. Just accept what is, remain calm, know that when you get in your car you will arrive safely at your destination. Know that when you hit morning traffic, you’ll always be in the lane which is moving the fastest. Know that when you arrive late to work, it’s going to be ok and no one will even mention it.
Now in both of these scenarios, you arrived at work late. The difference in the two was your emotional state. Your emotional state being in panic and frenzy only made it worse. When you were calm and collected, everything worked out perfectly. It could be called an enjoyable experience even, depending on your perspective.
A logical or skeptical mind would look at the two comparative series of events and claim this is a simple product of being able to process information more clearly when a person is calm. They would claim there is nothing magical or mystical happening here. I would respond by saying while your argument is correct, you’re conclusion is false. This is all a simple product of being able to think clearly when you’re calm. That’s exactly my point.
Intention is the key
Setting your intention for any situation is a little tricky, but not complicated. The overall trickiness is due to the wording you must use to accomplish the results you wish to experience. As human beings, we have a tendency to want to know what’s about to happen. If we can determine what’s going to happen based on our intention, then why wouldn’t we want to fulfill every dream we’ve ever had. Why wouldn’t we want to set out on the journey we think would be perfect for us? Well, you can, but it’s not exactly how you would think it’s going to happen.
The key is to set your intention in a way that leaves available as many adjacent possibilities as possible. When you define in your intention where you’re going to go, who you’re going to meet there, and how the interaction will take place, you create a very narrow pathway through a tunnel of reality that is filled with possible roadblocks. Roadblocks which can certainly be navigated around with enough alignment, but the overall probability of your success will be greatly diminished when you actually perceive the roadblocks. When you perceive the wall, it’s there to stay. Only when you perceive it as a door will you be able to walk through it. You don’t have to know how the door opens in order to open it, you only need to have faith the door will open, with no control of how it opens or when it will open.
When you set your intention with no control over the outcome, with no control over how things will take place, then the trip down the rabbit hole gets fun. Then you can start choosing some new adventures for your story.
When I first started the exploration of my own consciousness, I had the opportunity to take a trip to Morocco and spend a month living in the mountains above Chefchaouen. This was the first time I had ever left the country and I had no idea what to expect. While I learned a lot on my trip there, the most interesting part of the experience was the first of two connecting flights, on my way to Casablanca. I had a seventeen hour layover in Istanbul, Turkey.
I had no idea what I was going to do in an airport where I didn’t speak the language for 17 long hours. I had recently been introduced to the idea of the Law of Attraction and was new to setting intention, but I gave it my best shot.
I was in the shower one morning stressing out about the long flight and the seventeen hour layover, when the feeling came over me. I stopped the chatter in my mind, stood up straight and said “I intend to have a pleasant flight to Istanbul. I don’t want to sit in the airport alone for seventeen hours, so I intend to meet someone who will provide me an interesting conversation.” That was it. I was calm, and I didn’t stress out about the flight for a single minute after that. Any time I got a little worried, I remembered it was going to be a pleasant experience and the worry went away.
The trip to Morocco was a business class flight, so I was able to lie down and relax. I had never flown anything but coach, so I wasn’t expecting that. I realized my fear of having to endure being awake the entire time was unfounded, because I had plenty of space up here. There were two seats on either side of the plane, and next to me was a Turkish woman, in her 60’s, flying home from Hawaii to Istanbul. After the flight took off, we struck up a conversation that lasted the entire flight. We talked about her family, what they were doing in Hawaii, and all sorts of other things. She asked me about what I was doing in Africa and I told her I was going to visit a village and see if I could help.
When we got Istanbul, she invited me back to her house for the night, and told me her driver would bring me back to the airport the next morning. I was floored! I couldn’t believe what was happening. Three days prior I spoke out loud my intention of not wanting to spend the night in the airport in Istanbul, and suddenly I didn’t have to. I also said I wanted to meet someone who will provide an interesting conversation, and that happened too. I had no idea I was going to have the opportunity for a guided tour of the city on my layover, provided a place to stay in a beautiful multi million dollar house where I could see Asia across the water. I had no idea I would be staying in a place where the house maids would wash my clothes, cook dinner for me, and breakfast. They even drove all over town looking for a charger for my phone, because I forgot mine in California.
After a beautiful evening with beautiful people, I was promptly delivered back to the airport in time for my flight to Casablanca. I tried to view that sequence of events from every angle I could and it all came back to the same place. There was no way any of those things could have happened if I wasn’t open to the possibility of them happening. If I stayed in my normal frame of thought, which was stay away from everyone I wouldn’t have even left the country in the first place, let alone go with a random stranger in a foreign land and hope I don’t get kidnapped.
The fact of the matter is, if I hadn’t been expecting a good experience, odds are I wouldn’t have been in the frame of mind to have a good experience. There is nothing magical about it. It’s an observation everyone can agree with. However, there is more going on behind the scenes than you think.
There are no coincidences in our universe. Everything is tied to everything else. As I stated my intention into the atmosphere, that triggered the idea in the beautiful soul from Turkey, to book her flight home and choose the exact flight she chose. Everything that took place from there was a melding of the two realities her and I were searching for. We were drawn together by the Law of Attraction, based on the intentions we held.
Guiding your own experiences
When you become aware of the energies involved with our experience, you’ll inevitably start paying attention to and learning from your emotions. Once you notice how feeling angry only brings you more things to be angry about, you’ll stop believing that you have to be such a dick because “That’s the way you are.” Excuses like that dissolve almost immediately when you finally notice the repercussion of your own energy, and how it affects everything around you.
Creating your own experiences and guiding yourself to find them should be a fun and exciting thing. If you think about your future with all your thoughts filled with worry and fear, that’s what you’re going to experience. Every single time, without exception. So instead, dive into the rabbit holes you find knowing you’ll find what you’re looking for, and you’ll have a great time doing it. Know you’ll be safe and nothing bad will happen. Decide on the next adventure for your story, and dive in.
I’ve never heard someone on their deathbed say they wish they would have worked harder and earned more money. I have however heard countless people say they wish they would have spent more time enjoying the time they had, instead of focusing on things which were unimportant. I’ve heard countless actors, comedians, and other wealthy successful people say that money doesn’t buy happiness, but we ignore their advice. We think about the fact that we have no money, so we continue to have no money.
In order to be in a place where you can guide yourself through your life, you have to be open to change. You got yourself to the reality you currently inhabit, now it’s time to trust that you can get yourself to a far better reality. A reality where you’re always in the right place at the right time. A reality filled with what can be described no differently than magic. You must understand that the way you think, has created the reality you’re in and you must change the perception of what you believe to be true.