You will often hear of the word intention in the area of healing and self-development. However, what is intention? What does intention require to deliver the results you want? I like to define intention as follows:
Divine, eternal energy being actively creating from the heart.
Intention, as I see it, can be split into three parts. Each part is as important as the other;
To get the results you wish to manifest, it is essential to do this from a place of remembrance of who you are. In the highest sense, you are divine, eternal and an expansive energy being. All too often you forget your true identity. If you create from this knowing the results will be more significant. It also avoids controlling the outcome of the intention (if done from the ego) and allows the universe to deliver the manifestation in the best way possible.
This part of intention is a step that is often left out. Action is very important in achieving what you want to manifest. It is often assumed that intention is a passive process. A process where you ‘make a wish’ with thought and emotion and let the universe take care of it. The universe will provide for you in the best way for you, but you can’t just sit back and expect things to unfold magically. You must actively be part of the manifestation. As an example, if you wanted a new, bigger house, intention would not be enough. You would need to actively look for a house, ensure you do all you can to afford it etc. The universe will work with your action and provide in the best way possible for you.
Intention is not left brain thought. If intention is created by left brain thought it is then an illusion created by your ego. To ensure you are not creating from your ego, intention must come from the heart. The heart is part of the right brain consciousness. This is the consciousness that remembers your true divine and eternal self. Intention and the resultant manifestation will always be in alignment if coming from the heart. This is because it is not being controlled by the ego.
When manifesting using these three critical parts of intention, you avoid confusing intention with ego based thought — thoughts that seek to control an outcome (10 Signs You Are Trying To Control An Outcome), rather than to allow the universe to provide perfectly alongside your active participation. I know which one I would choose.