Intention is the beginning of everything. It is the seed of everything. You might have a very brilliant idea but it will die as an idea until you put out the intention to implement it. You might have a dream for years but it remains a dream or wishful thinking as long as there is no intention to make it manifest. You might desire to achieve something strongly and pray about it day and night, but as long as no step is taken to make that desire manifest into the thing desired, nothing will happen. It is only when you decide to do something about the idea, the dream or the desire, when you set an intention to make it work, that things start working in the right direction.
Therefore intention is the spark that starts the fire burning. It is the seed that grows into a tree that bears fruit. It is written in the Upanishads,
“You are what your deepest desire is.
As your desire is, so is your intention.
As your intention is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.” (Upanishads).
So if you have an idea, a dream or a deep desire to achieve something, make your intention to achieve or manifest it known to the Universe. By declaring or decreeing your intention, you sow the seed. That is the first step.
Doing something about your desire or idea or dream does not mean that you must fight or struggle to achieve it. There is no need to struggle. In the same way that you trust the earth to germinate the seed that you sow, let go and trust the Universe (or God or whatever you choose to call the higher power) to make your desire manifest. Allow the higher power to put in place events that will manifest your desire. Letting go means you are not worried about how it will manifest and you do not seek to influence how it is going to happen. Letting go means that you surrender control and you free the higher power to bring you what you want.
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Stating your intention creates a new energy within you that sends out a new signal to the Universe. In other words, once you change the way you think and feel inside, the outer world changes accordingly. You will be pulled to the thing that you want to manifest. The right people and the right things and the right circumstances will be brought to you. It works like magic!
What it means is that the power to manifest what you desire lies within you. That power is created by setting an intention and surrendering. Setting an intention may be as simple as decreeing. When you utter a decree, it changes the energy around you. That is when God’s Power acts to bring about the people that will assist you with information or skills.