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The Manifestation of Intent for Personal and Mutual Benefit (GM6)

Author: Matthew Webb

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is an ultimate destination in the study of all subjects, from
spirituality, philosophy, theology, biology and sociology, to the occult.  This foundational science of all sciences, upon which all
others are based, is known as consciousness.
The study of consciousness gives direct insight into the ongoing process of
creation, both within us and in the universe at large. Because it is an integral
part of our being, and is in fact the most fundamental and essential part, our
study of this “ultimate science” can be a tricky business. 
When we study consciousness and its composing elements, we are also
studying ourselves, so that the student and that which is being studied, are one
in the same thing.  For this reason
a “controlled” basis for experimentation and conclusion is difficult to
achieve, when the subject for experimentation is also the experimenter. 
Never the less, it is well within our ability to know consciousness and
therefore ourselves.  As we learn
more about this true self of ours, the ability to see even more clearly into
Cosmic Truth and the depths of the human soul is rapidly increased. 
Certain psychic powers are also gained.

is composed of three components, which are also branches of study, known as intent,
awareness and energy. 
On a
cosmic level, Intent
is a primary force of nature, referred to by some as, “the Will of God”. 
On a personal level, intent is
the causal agency which is responsible for our every action.  In any study or greater mastery of consciousness, intent
must always be the primary basis of focus, because it is the most causal. 
In careful self observation, the practitioner notices that just prior
to the change of any personal activity, there is a corresponding shift of intent
within.  This is commonly known as
“coming to a decision” and acting upon it. 
Such a fact may seem mundane, but it is of ultimate Cosmic importance, as
the following will begin to illuminate.  The
best way to get to know intent, is to not only observe it in action in the self,
but to actually learn to make use of it on a progressive basis.

first thing that is required for the effective use of Intent, is to know your
current inner state, through self observation and meditation.  
In this way, we become consciously familiar with how we “hold” or
“manage” our bodies and minds.  Self
knowledge is always the first prerequisite for all progressive action
The next step is to gain knowledge of that which you wish to intend.  In this
case, let us say that you seek greater positivity in your life. 
To learn more about the quality of positivity itself, one might first
contemplate it on several occasions, or in other words imagine all of its
qualities as seen in those people whom we know to be very positive, (for
instance).  One may also recall
times in their lives when they possessed the greatest positivity, and these
feelings should then be remembered in detail, (which is exactly like recalling
and sustaining greater love within, as previously described in this series). 
In this process of contemplation and recall, positivity can be more
completely realized for what it is.  For
how can we successfully create an inner quality within, at will, until it is
clearly seen and understood?  This
would be comparable to writing or speaking about a subject, of which we have
little to no knowledge.

one gains greater familiarity with a given inner quality, as
an experiential feeling throughout the
body and mind
, the ability to intend
it into place
is also increased.  Thus
the following steps of,  intending
into place
” greater positivity may be employed as follows:

  1. A familiarity with ones’ current state of body and
    mind is first established, (in meditation and self awareness).

  2. Knowledge of positivity, (that which is to be
    intended) is established by remembering previous, positive states of mind
    had in the past, or by contemplating higher positivity, listening to
    uplifting music, etc.

  3. A clear visualization of higher levels of positivity,
    (including how the body/mind may feel and look in this new state) is held in
    the mind.

  4. While
    focusing on the desired state of step three above, allow the feelings in the
    body/mind to shift from the current state, (of step 1) to the state that is
    desired, (greater positivity).   Regard
    this desired feeling in the body, (and mental self image) as the new reality
    of the self.

To crystallize the above steps for intending
any quality into place
in the self,  the following is given:



  1. Be aware of your current state of body/mind.

  2. Gain familiarity with that which is to be
    (and the Intent to be acted upon is crystallized).

  3. The desired state is held steady in the mind.
    Visualize and feel this state as if it already exists, until the body/mind
    shifts into it.

  4. The desired state is “held in place”
    throughout the body.  This new
    state is maintained by treating it as the new reality of the self.

the case of intending greater positivity, step 1 of, “be aware of your current
state” above, is fairly self explanatory. 
Through the use of the Chakra Meditation, detailed self knowledge is
gained.  Greater clarity of mind is
progressively generated, and the practice of being aware of ones’ current
state becomes more automatic, even while engaging in daily activities.  Step 2 is also fairly self explanatory in this case, (being
familiar with that which is to be intended). 
We have all experienced greater and lesser degrees of positivity
throughout our lives, and this is a state we are very familiar with. 
Remembering these experiences evokes similar states of being in the body
and mind.  Step 3 is simply a matter
of holding the mind steady in the new, desired level of positivity. 
Holding the desired state of being steady in the mind, along with its
associated feeling(s) bodywide, for a sufficient length of time, will cause the
body/mind to simply “shift” into it.  The
length of time required to accomplish this will vary, according to the current
state of the practitioner’s consciousness, their inner mental discipline, and
that which is being intended into place.  
Step 4 involves holding the desired state in place throughout the body,
by taking the view that this is now the usual and normal condition of the self. 
The new intended state, (such as higher positivity) is thus treated as
though it has already existed for some time, as the usual everyday norm. 
Note that the internal shift to the new, desired state will often happen
automatically to some degree, upon recall of previous, positive states of being. 
All the mediator needs to do, is hold the remembered state in place.

above is a very basic example of the employment of Intent to create inner
change.  The longer and more
repetitively one intends a given quality or state onto themselves, the more
deeply that state or condition will be acquired. 
With diligence, the practitioner may make any given quality thus intended
upon themselves, a permanent aspect of their every-day state of consciousness. 
In this way the embodiment of the highest spiritual qualities may be
gradually gained, simply by intending them into place, and adopting them as the new permanent
state of being.  Remember that this
process is likely to be gained by degrees, so have patience with it. 
With greater self mastery, the practitioner may in a few moments generate
an improved state of consciousness. Any given quality, (such as love, positivity
or clarity for instance) can be increased by degrees at will, simply by intending
these states to manifest within.

the case of attempting to intend into
qualities with which one is not very familiar, this process is almost
the same, though it will likely cause inner change at a much slower rate.  Clarity for instance, is a state of consciousness brought
about primarily through meditational means, via Awareness
of Awareness,
(this state is described in the consciousness and meditation
series).  Generally speaking, only
through meditational experience may this quality be thoroughly known. Thus for
the inexperienced meditator, step two in the employment of intent above, (for
gaining clarity) cannot be truly fulfilled. 
The result of such an exercise will be, therefore, much less pronounced. 
Therefore, the employment of intent should always be accompanied by a
thorough, experiential knowledge of that which is to be intended.

knowledge of thoughtforms and their practical use, is another area of
experiential knowledge that is extremely useful for the student of
consciousness.  A consciously
created thoughtform, is a visualized image which has an
function. Very specifically, a thoughtform is an image held in the
mind, which acts as a vehicle for the manifestation of intent in the self, or in
the environment.  When a thoughtform
is created, it is first pictured in the mind as a representation of that which
is desired.  Thus Awareness forms an
image at the direction of intent, which in turn patterns available energy, (chi)
into the desired format. This is the essential process of creation. 
Visualized images establish a connection with any person, place or thing
so pictured.  A stream of chi thus
extends from the self, and connects with the object or person of focus, as a
two-way psychic connection.

knowledge of the four steps for the
manifestation of Intent
above, the practitioner may create an unlimited
variety of psychic effects, useful to both themselves and others. The
combination of this knowledge with the employment of thoughtforms, increases
psychic capability dramatically.  Personal
effects, such as those created via the thoughtform of a visualized sphere
surrounding the body, (that increases love) for instance, gives personal intent
a specific conduit through which to function. 
A visualized image provides the structure or specific pattern for
consciousness to manifest itself, just as a circuit board provides a pattern
whereby the power of electricity may be harnessed for specific purposes.

any image held in the mind may be considered a “thoughtform” to some degree,
since all thoughts and images render some effect on the self and environment. 
Most people are unaware of the fact that they employ thoughtforms, just
as they are unaware of their psychic impact on other individuals. The vast
majority of these unconsciously created thoughtforms however, have a very
limited effect, before they are dissipated and rendered inert. This is so
because most minds are not sufficiently focused on any given intention. 
Thoughtforms operate independently of their creators for a time, but are
not immortal.  Strongly focused
intent, directed for an adequate duration of time and empowered by emotional
force, will however, create more powerful thoughtforms. 
In most cases only the intentionally
created thoughtform
will have long lasting and significant effect,
especially when an underlying knowledge of consciousness is had.  Exceptions to this rule are found with those persons who,
though they are generally unknowing of the principles of the occult, never the
less exert great force upon their fellow human beings through sheer will,
focused mentality and persistently held, visualized goals.  Their influence in fact, directly hinges on these inner
attributes.  Leaders of business,
political speakers and significant religious figures of all kinds are examples
of these.  Such persons may even
denounce the occult, but are ironically employing its principles while doing so.

with the four steps in the manifestation of intent, is a fascinating study of
occult effects, especially when thoughtforms are also employed. 
The practitioner finds that they have a far greater degree of influence
in the shaping of their own destiny, than was previously expected.  The
individual or the experienced group, may make use of these facts and tools of
consciousness, to begin creating a new life and a new world. 
Experimentation and the use of careful, objective observation are the
suggested basis for this practice,  just
as with any other important research.

the following experiment.  First, intend into place a greater degree of inner positivity and/or love. 
When this state has been firmly established within, visualize that this
state of being is extending itself to a close friend or friends. 
See this process in the minds’ eye, as electricity or a river of
glowing light for instance, traveling from where your feeling of love and
positivity is centered in the body, to the corresponding area in their bodies. 
Visualize this light or electricity glowing within them, and feel
that they have received this state of
being.  Observe the results of this
intent, preferably while both of you are in a mutually quiet space. Repeat this
experiment over and over again, at work and at home, until you gain greater
expertise in the manifestation
of intent
, (also known as “casting”). 
The meditator will also wish to render psychic influence in this way upon
groups of people, at some point in their practice. Though this is a more
advanced occult ability, keep in mind that the greater mastery/knowledge of
intent is the key to all such actions. 
More will be given on this in the next issue of the GM series.