I heard Lynne McTaggert, author of The Intention Experiment, speak last night about her research into the latest scientific theories about the power of thought to change matter. It was great to hear her personally explain many of the concepts I have read in her books.
I’ve discussed her work in previous posts in this blog and I’d like to expand on a premise I proposed before. McTaggert makes a distinction between prayer and intention that I don’t grasp. She says, “With intention, the agent of change is human; with prayer it is God.” Because I believe that each human being carries the essence or spark of God in their hearts and souls, humans are God’s agents of change. I therefore equate prayer and intention in most instances - read on for more!
Two more thoughts about this: First, that in order for our intentions to be Godly, they must come from love and not fear. In other words, intentions must come from the pure essence, the God essense, of the soul. Intentions that aim to harm someone or something originate from fear, not love. For an intention to double as a prayer, the intention must embody the highest good for all those affected by it.
I guess a corollary to that statement is that prayers that seek to harm another or to bless us at the expense of another are not true prayers. I always wonder what God thinks of us when we pray for our team to win the football game. Assuming that the other team prays the same thing, how does God choose which team’s prayers to answer? I’ll leave that as a rhetorical question for right now.
Secondly, an intention or prayer is best manifested when emotions are included in it. You do this by imagining how you or the person you are praying for feel when the intention becomes form. For example, I pray that this blog will be successful and touch other people’s hearts and help me find my voice. Therefore, I set my intention while imagining the feelings of satisfaction and joy I will get when I know that my writing has touched others.
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