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Channeled Insights on the Nature of Intention

When you look up the root of the word “intention” in the dictionary you find:

intend: have (a course of action) as one’s purpose or objective; plan.

Building on that definition you can now describe intention (noun) as: a thing intended as an aim or plan; the action or fact of  intending (verb).

With this description you can gain an idea of what “your intention” in any given situation may communicate, but the dictionary definition falls short in conveying the essence of what an intention does when fueled by the deep seated nature within you that makes an intention such a powerful presence.

So now let’s ask: Why is intention so powerful when it comes to the laws of manifestation and the ability to funnel energy to transform our lives?

The Essence of Intention

One day we had the opportunity for Kirk to chat with Alana on the topic of manifestation. During the discourse we were surprised to receive an in-depth answer from the very vibration, frequency, or “essence of intention.” For the sake of giving the voice that shared the following information a personal name, it presented itself as “Ra.”

Interpreting channeled information is a lot like translating a foreign language until skill is developed between the spokesperson who is conveying, and that which is imparting the information. Often the communicated words seem to speak more to an intuitive part of us that receives insights like they were “thought packets,” dense packets of information that is powerfully packed within a few words.

Swirl of SmokeUnraveling and understanding the deeper meaning of the words in each thought packet requires expanding your perceptions to grasp the meaning beyond the mind’s logical interpretation. As you read the following dialogue it is best to take a few moments, as you would prior to meditating, so your inner ear is open to receiving more detail.

In the beginning of the communications from Ra, Ra is describing the state of channeling, and Ra goes on to describe the essence of the nature of intention and the connection between the human heart and mind.

The Trance State of Channeling

Kirk: Can you describe what is happening during the deep trance state that makes it possible to actually talk with non visible entities and universal frequencies, such as collective heart, or in this case the “essence of intention?”

Ra: The trance state that is entered when one moves into the state you refer to as “getting big”—an expanded consciousness state where the body feels it loses the definition from its surroundings—is when consciousness expands past the sole attention of the body and merges with a different dimension for whatever purpose the intention of your seeking has in that moment. You can consciously intend, or your higher nature may be doing the intending.

When this happens, consciousness may seem detached from the body, not the soul detached from the body. In this state, one accesses an ageless state not restricted by time and space as long as one is connected to the soul. This is similar to the state one enters prior to death of the body, however the intention here is not to create a death transition. The point here is that the being who is conveying moves into an ageless space as their conscious perceptions move one’s focus from the space-time continuum of their physical environment.

Soul gives life. Attachment gives age. Dimension shifting is how we create healing and often instantaneous healing that can ripple back into the physical. A thought energizes or creates intention, and intention can shift consciousness to access a shape shifting ability by moving one’s consciousness into vastness—vastness as a noun—or a state of getting big to access or connect and thus blend with a part of one’s multi-dimensional being. We can go further to say we can also blend with the essence of all that is when holding this expanded intention of conveying.

The Essence of Light & Dark

Kirk: From your expanded observation can you describe how this occurs?

Ra: One finds the formula for creating this state of being by looking into oneself, ardently—again, ardently as state of being—with the heart in full motion. The rhythm is attained to unlock the door to all that is witnessing its light or intention. The heart Chakra is open or expecting to receive—again a state of being not doing.

All that is as thought, light is intention. That is why thought contains darkness. That which is empty or thought, becomes full or light—meaning it is filled by intention—and heart gives it life. And life is best served in full thought and in full light by joy, laughter, and delight because those states are experienced in the now, which leads to being full of oneself or big in consciousness.

When one creates this state of being or is able to move consciousness into different dimensions to experience one’s vastness, fullness, emptiness, or whatever will serve the thought (emptiness), until the light (intention) directs the self’s affairs, agendas, desires, experiences, focus, teaching, action, reaction, creation, or intention of these when consciously directed. One is thus creating their reality rather it be consciously, or subconsciously—or perhaps it is directed through limitation or fullness depending upon the blending of thought, intention, and heart!

Fueling Intention with Attention

Kirk: Thank you. As the frequency of intention, do you have a message you would like to share with humanity?

Ra: Open the gates to other realms. Learn to heal oneself by expanding awareness into vaster dimensions so you may alter past, alter future probabilities and possibilities to create the eternal now within itself.  Now within itself is when one is truly home, it happens only once and that is all that it can be for that is what is limitless and always present.

Ra as intention brings you the strength to arrange creation, and heart will guide your light so that your purpose shall be full of one’s divinity shining like the moon reflecting the sun’s intent to go on to stir the qualities that only heart can bring into blossom. The moon reflects the sun as our reality reflects our intention, and heart is what creates the fullness.

Nature creates the wind, the water, and the air to bring knowingness of feeling to that which man creates with nature’s feelers. We shape material so that we may feel our creations.

And now it is time to refrain (rejoice) the feelers (the elements) and direct them with light (intention) so that man may celebrate the feeler’s freedom to feel fully and without fear. But to experience and feel the loyalties and wholeness that the wind, the water, that all the elements bring within our emotions to bestow heart’s full tone. Nature watches intently to serve her gifts whenever one’s intent chooses to feel full. Joy-filled emotions direct nature to fill oneself with full light while the full and rich void, or darkness, eagerly awaits instruction.

Rejoice in the elements of being human in full thought, full light, full love, knowing oneself infinitely to bring the qualities of Heaven to Earth as you ardently look within oneself to discover the magic of creation.

Why Do We Have to Work?

Why is it that we get up each morning and go to work? You may be thinking: Wouldn’t life be more enjoyable if we didn’t have a job to go to?

You may perceive the whole purpose of going to your job or work is to pay the bills. But, what if the reason you work at a skill or job isn’t just to earn money, but goes much deeper?

What if you are fulfilling some type of life purpose?

Contribution and The Discovery of Purpose

Working at a job or vocation really is innately tied to a contribution we make while living on earth, and the nudges along the way to discover a deeper inner purpose that is inherent within us.

These two ideals are evident when we examine our natural world, only to discover that everything has its own unique purpose and a place in the grand scheme of things.

Smiling Woman on BeachMankind is no different, really. Perhaps each individual has a unique purpose they are meant to fulfill. It seems when we are actualizing this aspect of our nature we feel more alive and are suffused with a sense of meaning while also feeling in harmony with the world around us.

When we are not deepening this purpose, we can toss and turn through life, sensing a profound lack of meaning and sense of disconnection. For some people, this uneasiness often pervades over their ever-waking moment.

This could make anyone wonder why it is so difficult to our inner calling to essentially identify a compatible vocation or career and actualize this inner purpose. Could the reason for this confusion be that finding and actualizing this deep intent is truly challenging and provides each of us with a continual process to learn along the way about our inherent natures?

Blocks in Creating a Meaningful Livelihood

When we look about we find almost everyone working for somebody else, and many individuals are working in jobs that feel to them like dead ends.

Some people actually look for a rich spouse or someone to take care of them and be responsible for their livelihood.

Or, due to our sometimes parental, financial, and often social conditioning, many seek instead to simply find some type of employment that allows them to meet their basic needs. When motivated by survival an individual may feel justified in working at any trade or job because they are at least productive.

Most often choices like this lead to a nagging inner voice that tells us we’re meant to do or be something else. Anyone who has taken a job purely for financial reasons can relate to this mind chatter that creates an empty feeling. So what’s the answer to this compromise?

Experiencing Life When Pursuing A Purpose

Flowers and Happy WomanCould the answer be discovered laying dormant in our being, just waiting for us to ask the right questions?

When we are passionate this creative state infuses us with energy, vitality, and drive that we lack in our lives otherwise. Most anyone who has a sense of pride or self-awareness knows how much more vital they feel when their hearts are fueled by passion. This primal, but essential, state guides us to our hearts when we can gleam our innate purpose.

Whatever that purpose is for each of us, it is never complicated. When we are pursuing this essential aspect of our nature we find motivational fulfillment and we feel very much alive and a part of our world. Our ability to attract possibility increases. We draw to us more meaningful choices. Our vocation or job ceases to be work and instead becomes an expression of our being. Creative energy moves through us, which is also a direct measurement of our ability to earn, receive, and gain recognition, and personal satisfaction along with other rewards.

Be, Do, Have

This almost sounds like a jingle! We be, we do, and we have.

From this sense of being enthused by inner passion we are assisted to do what enlivens us  and in turn our actions produce material results. Our doing provides sustenance for ourselves along with stimulating personal fulfillment.

By identifying this inner spark we find it easier to work in a vocation or a job that is also our vehicle for creating income to live—that is, unless you were born independently wealthy, or have a rich aunt that leaves you a sizable inheritance.

A Blessing in Disguise

Perhaps one of the very greatest blessing we may identify is our need to survive. It really is a catalyst that can consciously lead us to discover more about our deeper life intent and authentic self expression.

Smiling Group of PeopleThis may be called a law of nature that invites us to explore our inner passion so we may find a path that leads us and helps us discover a fulfilling vocation or career at some point in our life when we make a conscious choice to do so.

Our authentic innate being engages our creative doing, which produces for us having what allows us to thrive.

If you find yourself asking: Why do I have to go to work? Maybe you are side-tracked from asking a more useful question. Perhaps it’s time to invite your mind to ask away so you can connect to your heart to find the seeds of your passion, so you can live your purpose, be, do, have, receive, and contribute in this world full of opportunity.

You just may find opening your heart leads to great fulfillment, personal reward, a job you enjoy, and the life you were destined to live.

Review of Anointed with Oil: The Power of Scent by Glenda Green

While reading Anointed with Oil: The Power of Scent by Glenda Green you will deepen your understanding between the relationship of essential oils and spirituality.

Glenda gives examples throughout history of different religious practices and the use of aromatic and plant-based oils and a long list of references from the Christian Bible.

Glenda has a deep love of Jesus. This relationship is the premise of her previous book, Love Without End, where she conveys messages she received from “Jeshua” during a heightened spiritual journey.

Anointed with Oil is no different, for there’s a lot of information on essential oils that she received through Jeshua’s spiritual guidance accompanied with references from the Bible.

Insight on How Essential Oils Affect Consciousness

Glenda Green's Essential Oil BlendsWhile reading Anointed with Oil you will ponder how essential oils and fragrances may affect our consciousness and how they are entwined with emotion and feeling; how our sense of smell is also associated with miracles.

Perhaps, aroma and scents are a gateway to deeper levels of conscious awareness providing a door to the higher realms.  Anointed with Oil may be a sacred practice that wishes to awaken our hearts and souls to a higher purpose beyond religious preferences.

Glenda explains her long journey with scent in this eighty-two-page book. But due to its small size don’t underestimate the value of the content. Even if you do not follow the teaching of Jesus, there is enough science and factual information that many other books on essential oils just don’t cover. Plus there is a real intent to use oils to expand consciousness. Included are many aromatic recipe blends and long list of oils that may just help balance various ailments and conditions that you will find quite helpful.

Essential Oil Facts

Some of the materials cover essential oil recipes for making your own sacred soaps, lotions, fragrances, bath salts, body scrubs, face scrubs, and other home spa treatments.  There is a whole section on the use of these heavenly oils to ward off illness, promote healing, and even make the home more harmonious.

Glenda shares many facts about essential oils, too, such as the minuscule size of their tiny molecules, which are capable of passing through the skin and into our cells where most substances can never reach.

Did you know that one drop of essential oil actually contains approximately forty million trillion molecules?

Special Spiritual Essential Oil Blends

You really can feel Glenda’s heart and desire to serve and help humanity become more heart based, consciously uplifted, and compassionate.

In the final chapters you’ll learn about a series of special blends that may just hold the key to invoking higher awareness.  Learn about Christ Scent, Compassion, Innocence, Forgiveness, Peace, Abundance, and Joy. Green goes on to add other sacred blends for guidance and inspiration such as Om, Love, and Holy Ground. She shares insight on how these blends were created and why she feels they are so very special.

Anointed with Oil Book ReviewEven with the religious tone found throughout Anointed with Oil, Glenda’s intent to share this information is clear that she wants her readers to use the wisdom in Anointed with Oil for their own rituals and spiritual preference. Whether you are a practicing Pagan, Buddhist, or just a nature lover, you’ll find references of value that you won’t find elsewhere. I am glad I have this book in my collection of aromatherapy and essential oil references.

Glenda has even made this great little book available as an eBook, too.

To learn more, click > Anointed with Oil

Healing Visions: A Film by Annie Gusman Joly

The following film and transcription follows the artistic expression of Annie Gusman Joly.

Annie describes her creative path and how starting in 1986when she attended classes at the Esalen Institutehow her relationship to painting deepened and opened a door to healing.

Perhaps her journey may provide inspiration for others to move beyond fear and channel their energy into a path of healing no matter what chosen medium to fuel a space for healing.

Annie Gusman Joly’s film, Healing Visions, is about how the act of painting has helped her heal emotional wounds.

Annie Gusman Joly’s Healing Visions

Painting of a Face by Annie Gusman JolyI started painting for myself in 1986.

I took a workshop at Esalen Institute, and when I arrived I had no what I was going to paint. I had been an illustrator over 10 years, and I was just feeling the need to paint for myself to do something different. I thought maybe I would paint the scenery. I was painting in a beautiful building on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and I stood there with a giant white piece of paper and my hand just started to move. And I was totally amazed at what came out.

And the more I painted, the more came out. Even though the paintings were very dark as far as imagery, it was a great release to do them. It was discovering a whole new part of myself that I did not know had existed. When I look at the paintings now, it seems that I had some kind of awareness, some kind of precognition, because that year my mother committed suicide.

Using Intuition

People are afraid to paint because they don’t know where to start. Seeing that piece of white paper is very scary, but it is also very exciting at the same time.

I don’t think too much about what I am going to paint, I just try to go on intuition. Sometimes I just put a color down, and that color has a certain feeling which will make me want to put another color next to it.

After my mother’s suicide I felt like I was leading a double life: the internal life and the external life. It made me feel very separate from other people. As you can imagine it was a very, very dark and very difficult time for me. But I knew that I had to do something. I started to paint again, because I remembered how comforting the paintings had been to me when I painted at Esalen.

Healing Through Painting

Painting by Annie Gusman JolyIn one of my favorite paintings called “My Healer,” I realized that my healing was up to me. The paintings became a practice, like meditation . . . like dance . . . like poetry.

It’s very important to suspend judgment at the painting. I still occasionally look at something and say, like, “Oh, I don’t like that color. I think I’ll move this.” But now I think of it more as it’s only a part of painting that I don’t like, and I know that’s going to happen.

And maybe it’s just the tension in the painting that helps me move on, that helps me finish the painting. And I really try not to judge it as though I would if I went to museum.

It’s about those early paintings . . . there is a lot of demons flying around. And the demons are really scary at that point, I am really afraid. They look mean. They look angry, because that’s really how I am feeling inside.

As the months progressed, the demons became my friends. For example, after her death, I had an incredible dream. The dream was very scary at the time, but when I actually started to work on the piece, the whole mood, the whole character, of the painting changed into one of benevolence and compassion, and kindness and healing.

Listen to the Paintings Speak

In the early nineties, I met a man named Shaun McNiff. He taught me that it’s really not a good idea to talk about paintings, and that so many of us judge paintings according to somebody’s criteria. He taught me: don’t judge the painting. Don’t talk about the painting. It’s just as if the painting has a soul and a being of it’s own. So when I look at the paintings, what I do is pretend that they are actually a person.

For example, you wouldn’t talk about a friend who came into the room and said, “Wow, that dress looks really bad with those shoes,” you know, or, “That hat is really the wrong color.”

What I like to do is have the paintings speak to me.

Most of the time, I stand when I paint. I feel like if my whole body is involved rather than my hand and my brain, things seem to flow better.

When you paint with no judgment, things happen that you don’t expect. And it’s a journey. It’s like going on a trip to a foreign country, a place like you had never been before.

It’s almost like a door. It’s really not the grief any more; the grief is turned into a door. Where I know that these images will come . . . I just know that.

Speaking Truth

Annie Gusman JolyI think it’s easier to speak your truth when you are not doing something for money. These paintings were created for me; they came from a flow that was inside. So I feel free . . . I feel free to create what I want to create without worrying about the end result.

When I first started doing these paintings, I was little nervous to show them to people, because I thought they would think I was really strange, kind of crazy. Slowly, but surely, when I started to share them with some people, it was really amazing to hear their reaction. I think everybody relates to them in some manner in their own life. Everybody’s had loss, everybody’s had some problems.

I never feel like I run out of things to paint. I have an endless well of imagery that I feel now can come out at anytime. I never felt like this before I started these paintings.

When I’m in a room full of my paintings, I feel that I am with my best friends. It’s like something else is at work and things are not as they appear, and that there is another force going on within us. And that if we just can connect with . . . I don’t know, just makes me smile.

The Darkside of Life

Question for Alana: Alana can you share some insight about what is referred to as “The Dark Side” of who we are.

Should we try and distance ourselves from having dark thoughts, or thinking of bad things?

Sometimes I try to be positive, but I find dark thoughts start to creep in, and I feel like I can’t move forward and make decisions. I don’t know if it is fear, or if I have a dark side that wants to keep me from realizing success.

What is Our Dark Side?

Alana’s Answer: Thank you for bringing forth this thought full and wonderful question.

Let’s begin by asking a few more questions. Let’s ponder:

What does the dark side have to do with who we are?

Essentially what is the dark side?

What does the dark side of our nature lead us to within ourselves?

By asking these questions we might presuppose that we are split; that we have a light side, and that we have a dark side — two distinct halves.

The Illusion of Dark & Light

The truth of this question is that it is an illusion that we are split, that the light side is good, whole, and bright, while the dark side is gloomy, controlling, bad, and even evil.

When you go to the essence of darkness and lightness you will find they are co-creative energies and they exist without polarity. The part of us that senses polarity comes from the mental reasoning that takes place through sensing and identifying them as separate.

The true distinction is that they are interdependently blended. You cannot have light if you do not have darkness. You cannot have darkness if you do not have light. But, this does not equate to a polarity that pushes against each other. One is not more important than the other. What a distinction invites is that they are aspects of each another expressing wholeness. Within light, you find darkness, and within darkness you find light.

Even if you were to ask the darkest, most densely identified aspect to travel to its core, it would also find light. And if you were to ask the lightest, most radiating essence where its power lies, it would find it contained darkness. Sort of like how an infinity symbol dances yet is interconnected

Therefore, when we go into one’s so called “dark side” perhaps we might enter a space that you could equate to the womb. Or perhaps, another metaphor would be going into the soil or the dirt where things grow. Another example is the winter solstice, where we experience the shortest day of the year.

The Well of Creativity

Now let’s speak more of creativity dear one–when you think of the dark side, think of it like a well where information is stored. It is not the information, but it is the space that contains it. Therefore the darkness is where creativity thrives and is birthed, because, from emptiness all things manifest.

It is the space that contains the nutrients. It holds the resource essences that fuel manifestation when a spark of knowledge is ignited. So without the darkness we would not have light, and without the light we would not have darkness, because they are co-creative aspects within each other.

The Nature of Judgment

Another consideration to think about is how the mind’s mental process has the tendency to want to judge. But I would not necessary say that darkness is judgment. That would be like saying our mind is dark.

Instead I would say that judgment has a deeper intention to gather more information, or light if we truly listen. And I would say by going into darkness you’ll find the space in which you can begin to uncover and discover what is there for you from which to create.

When a being becomes balanced in life–full and aware–it is much like walking on an edge. Here you able to embrace both dark and light by allowing them to be available, present, balanced, and in synthesis. Then, knowledge, and wisdom can be imparted to fuel creativity.

So dear one, embracing the dark side does not mean being bad, or evil, or living only in the state of your judgments. It means you are allowing your state to go deep into the well of existence where creativity begins and where the imagination is stored awaiting to birth creation. It is where dreams are created. In darkness you find the stored fuel, which wants to be combined with the resources of your heart — wisdom and light — to ignite creativity and gather, of course, love.

Thank you for this great question.