Home' Nova National : August 2010 Contents Intention is very powerful. This was
brought home to me yet again this week
by a client's experience. He's been trying
to improve his social skills and widen his
opportunities for meeting women with
little success. I saw him some years ago
and he decided recently to resume our
sessions. On the very day that he decided
to himself he needed to do more to
improve his chances and he made the
appointment with me, he also attended
a speed-dating event, which was very
intimidating for him. But there, he met
a nice woman and is following up with a
date. This after many arid years of getting
nowhere! His intention to change made
all the difference. In one moment, in one
thought, his life changed.
Is intention the same as a goal or plan?
It's related, but not exactly the same. It
runs deeper because it's the foundation
beneath the goal. Success in every area of
life depends on willpower and self belief.
These create intention. Let's look at how
intention can help us achieve more, be
happier and live more positively.
I recently wrote in NOVA about
transformation and I said it comes from
self awareness and a true desire to empty
out the old and embrace the new. If you
intend this for yourself, it will happen.
It's that simple.
Personally, I have been amazed at how
easily I have brought my wishes into
tangible reality just by expressing an inner
intention. It doesn't work if you just think
you'd like something. Wishful thinking
will always remain just that. For dreams
to come true, there has to be a certain
amount of intensity, absolute belief, inner
knowing. I find it works almost without
exception and instantly on small daily
things, for instance, hearing from someone
you're missing, getting new business
when you decide you need to earn more,
coming across an item of shopping by
chance that you've been wanting for a long
time. It's not coincidence if it happens
continually and if it emanates from
certainty. Yet, it cannot be controlled. If
you try to manipulate events, that's not
intention; it's control and that's a whole
Manifestation has a magical quality
because it isn't rational, cannot be forced
and is linked to serendipity. It happens
automatically when you intend it and then
simply let go. With bigger occurrences in
life, it takes longer to happen, maybe even
years but when it does, it's breathtaking
and makes you shake your head in
wonder. After 25 years of counselling, I
shouldn't be surprised any longer at the
number of times I see living examples of
manifested desires right before my eyes
Wayne Dyer, the American
psychologist and author,
(who happens to be visiting
Sydney and Perth this
month!), says that it's not our thoughts
that create our lives, but our intentions.
When the intention
is set -- and control
relinquished -- truly
anything is possible.
Dr Charmaine Saunders
shares the truth of this
universal law from her
own life experience.
yet it's so astounding, I'm often still
amazed and stunned. The very act of
asking for help seems to cement the
intention and set the wheels in motion.
A new client will come in and tell me she
hasn't talked to her mother for six years,
only to return the next week, bursting out
of her skin with excitement to report that
her mother rang "out of the blue". A long
term unemployed person will suddenly
get a job interview and a shaky relationship
will improve overnight with no particular
Walking in for counselling takes a lot
of courage, but once that first encounter
is faced, 50% of the job is already done
because the intention for change is what
brought the person in to seek help. It really
works -- in actual, practical terms.
It can happen in small trivial ways or
in giant, life changing ways. I once
manifested a house and the means to get
it just by intending. It's worth relating the
story because it's such a good example of
what I've been talking about. I had been
teaching in the country, came back to
Perth and was renting a friend's house
cheaply in a very expensive suburb.
Walking along the river one day, I intended
to myself, "I'll have a house here one day."
I forgot all about it, but a short time after
this, I came home to find a card on the
front door from my friend who happened
to be a real estate agent. On the back of
the card was an address and a price. He
knew I was looking to buy a place, but this
place was way above what I could afford.
Since returning to the city, I could only get
a job in a school library which didn't pay
much. Anyway, to cut a long story short,
I went to see the house, fell in love and
put an offer in without having one cent in
deposit. The very next day, when I got to
work, I was called into the principal's office
to be told that one of the teachers in my
subject area had left abruptly and asked if
I would like the job! My pay jumped up
five figures and I was able to get a loan to
buy the house, one street from the river
where I had walked and "intended" a home.
This very week, it happened for me
again on a smaller scale -- a business venture
I've wanted to get into for literally years,
which has involved researching, talking to
various people, getting all the information
I need. I'm like that -- a builder, into long-
term gratification, persistent, but like
all human beings, I get frustrated and
discouraged at times, give up for a while
then return to the task. But if the intention
'For dreams to come true, there has to be a certain amount of
intensity, absolute belief, inner knowing.'
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