December 11th, 2011
by Ellen Kratka · Filed Under: Caring for your Heart · Caring for your Mind · Caring for your Soul
We have arrived at the last installment of this series as we discuss the M in ANTHEM, standing for Match Your Highest Intention.
It can be said that while Attention (the other critical component of healing) is the path, Intention is the engine of both healing and manifestation work. It’s what drives you to evolve, change, grow. In that respect it’s akin to desire.
Yet while desire carries its own fuel in the form of the emotions it invokes, intention makes you work to produce the energetic fuel it requires, and therein lies its spiritual usefulness. It teaches you to first become aware of the energies you’re putting out and then to transform them – tune them – to resonate with what you want to have, do and be.
Thus your Intention offers you a challenge. If you meet it you will succeed in reaching your goal or carrying out your mission; the result may be highly specific or far-ranging depending upon the vantage point you start from. If you fall short of whatever you have intended, you will simply be given another challenge, and another and another. The process, which some have referred to as the future calling you forward, in fact is endless and within it there is no such thing as failure.
So how do you energetically match your intention? The means is both simple – meaning there are no complicated steps to learn – and difficult in that it can take a lifetime to master. It is an iterative two-pronged process of holding your intention uppermost in mind, using every sensory means at your disposal, while holding in unconditional love the parts of yourself that are out of energetic alignment with it due to a belief in unworthiness, impossibility, undesirable consequences or fearful side effects. Eventually all judgments dissolve back into the cosmos of illusive thought forms from where you got them and all parts re-integrate into the Self. It is a process of culling your truth from all the untruth and allowing the pure light of that knowing to mold your future in its image.
Unconditional love – in its myriad forms of awareness, allowing and acceptance – has been treated at length in this series. The other side of this work, holding an intention, also requires love – no surprise, since I’ve been writing an ANTHEM to Love – in the form of giving yourself permission to dream. In this space you entertain the possibility that anything can come true AND realize that even if it doesn’t the dreaming itself was worthwhile. After all, this is why we go to the movies, read novels and play as children, isn’t it?
The inescapable result of aligning with intention is expansion, which in turn brings us closer to grasping and acting from our true nature as part of the Oneness. And that is the one intention that was programmed into our being from the beginning of time.
If you’d like some help in energetically matching YOUR highest intentions, get in touch with me here.