The term ‘intention’ in medicine means the healing process of a wound. We may create plans based on any beliefs that bring us to an achievement of something out there we think is missing, or we can be drawn to deeper roots that are pulling towards internal healing and recovery of inner truth. While intuition is the messenger from and to our source (or in AWI terms: intra-past), imagination is the force pulling from and to our purpose (extra-future). Intention resides in the inter-present in full cooperation with others, and it is the binding element between intuition and imagination. Intention is the doing between one’s true intuitive being and imaginative becoming. If you have intentions in line with your intuition, even if there seems currently no practical way to act upon, do maintain the thoughts about them, and you’ll keep a healthy attitude. The universe will conspire to co-create over sooner or longer if one stays awaringly alert. The benefits of staying authentic are to reveal in any case. Because even without external stimuli and actions in the here and now, mind-wandering back to intuition and forth into imagination does create present moment emotions and thoughts, similar to real-life experiences. The brain cannot differentiate between real and imagined, and images get memorized similar to experiences. Therefore, intentional mentation is as much real reality for answering the big questions of life beyond practical considerations as is the experience from physical respectively geographical immersion into a socio-cultural and possibly even individually mismatching interpretations of reality. The mere memory or the prospect of a joyful experience can enable a joyful desire to let go of curtailing attachment. It is highly awareness-intelligent to motivate oneself and inspire others to achieve this prospect of joy by accessing the roots on both ends, the past and the future, intuition and imagination.
Chapter 28 – The law of creation: Intuition, intention, and imagination
Because consumerism focuses on seeing what there already is to consume, rather than seeing what is not yet but to create, the actual law of creation seems to be often misunderstood as a law of attraction. I prefer to think about the ‘law of attraction’ as the ‘law of creation’ for the following reasons. Rather than only seeing with the eyes and getting tangible stuff, it’s necessary to learn to listen more, to create inner sight without the physical eyes. If there is a readiness to take the effort to create the image of what is heard from intuition, the mental image can be created by imagination. In fact, imagination precedes all substantial creation. Everything that humans have ever created had first to be imagined. “What is now proved was once only imagined,” as the eighteenth/nineteenth century English poet and painter William Blake put it.
Consumption for consumption purposes leaves the soul to get things out there. This is going shopping with the ego. The ego’s interest is to get as much and big things as possible to match its aspiration for grandiosity. Ego shopping tours bring back what won’t fit in well. The over-sized and over-dosed burdens then block the way for the real food of the soul. In that way,
The soul too gets consumed by the shadows of all the acquisitions that need to be stored, maintained, and loudly defended with lots of attention; attention that is missing for the attendance of inspiration. That’s how the ego’s bloatedness causes spiritual starvation. Consumption, the expectation of attracting becomes spiritual suicide; and the joy of creation turns into frantic work.
If management practices tell you that ideas are nothing and execution is everything, it’s probably because they are more interested in your execution of their ideas than in their support of yours. What you need is a revitalized self-efficient knowing as the fertile ground for your ideas that make your life. You have to start your creative process from within yourself.
Go back to your intra-past and co-create with the source within you in collaboration with others, for the benefit of all. That’s awareness-intelligent thought that manifests in benefits for everybody.
As Dean Radin in his book “Real Magic” elaborates, there is a vast of research today that shows how consciousness and intention also directly, meaning not just mediated through respective behavior, can impact the physical world. For example, plants that had been poured with blessed water were growing significantly better. And we all also know the placebo effect that causes biological reactions in our body as the sole result of our thoughts of belief.
Max Planck made the discovery that energy exists in everything. Building on that, Louis de Broglie described in 1924 the principle of wave-particles, which concluded that both energy and matter behave as waves. Everything is energy. Material particle energy and mental consciousness energy, as our human perception distinguishes, therefore, can amalgamate and synthesize into new constructs of energy, which are energetically constructing new manifestations.
Amazingly, if we employ consciousness awareness-intelligently, the fusion of the material and mental worlds can be achieved.
Our illusion of separation between matter and energy, between physiology and mentality, dissolves. If we direct our conscious energy to the socio-temporal perspectives that determine human well-being, thriving, and peace, the material manifestation of these intentions will inevitably follow too.
To intend, most simply put, is to think of something. As we’ve seen, thoughts ultimately stem from consciousness. These thoughts are mediated by and realized through awareness. Popular and observable fact-focused scientific and economic definitions of the word ‘intention’ though are rather synonymous with the terms ‘aim,’ or ‘objective.’ Many people suppress awareness about intention as a mental power that is sparked by the fire of life-source consciousness. More popular seems to be the neuroscientific explanation that the brain is producing intentional thought. What Hungarian-American academic and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz ironically said, might still be, a rather one-sided though, argument today: “If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.” The question remains, what hunches are causing the brain to think and create intention?
For what society doesn’t have a handle yet is declared abnormal. Rather than about the use of statistics to average the mass into social norms, it should be about the understanding of individual expressions of human qualities. For example, if you have ever met a person with Down syndrome, you might agree that these are most-wonderful human fellows. Due to an extra copy of the chromosome 21, people with Down syndrome experience some medical conditions, which can be mostly treated today, but which still can lead to symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, and more. Although people with Down syndrome may have delayed cognitive development and limitations in expressive language, they captivate through their superior abilities of receptivity and sensation of social cues, their display of empathy, and the demonstration of a genuine sense of affection and care for others. These are the very human qualities that brought the Down syndrome the name of ‘the divine chromosome.’ How beautifully this reminds us, that all humanity, regardless of individual medical diagnosis, originates in the same compassion and love.
The term ‘intention’ in medicine means the healing process of a wound. We may create plans based on any believes that bring us to an achievement of something out there we think is missing, or we can be drawn to deeper roots that are pulling towards internal healing, recovery of inner truth. While intuition is the messenger from and to our intra-past, imagination is the force pulling from and to the extra-future. Intention resides in the inter-present in full cooperation with others, and it is the binding element between intuition and imagination. Intention is the doing between one’s true intuitive being and imaginative becoming. If you have intentions in line with your intuition, even if there seems currently no practical way to act upon, do maintain the thoughts about them and you’ll keep a healthy attitude. The universe will conspire with you to co-create over sooner or longer if you stay awaringly alert. The benefits of staying authentic are to reveal in any case. Even without external stimuli and executions in the here and now,
Mind-wandering back to your intuition and forth into imagination does create present moment emotions and thoughts, similar to real-life experiences.
The brain cannot differentiate between real and imagined, and images get memorized similar to experiences. Therefore, intentional mentation is as much your real reality for answering the big questions of life beyond practical considerations as is the experience from physical respectively geographical immersion into a socio-cultural and possibly even un-personal interpretations of reality. The mere memory or the prospect of a joyful experience can enable a joyful desire to let go of curtailing attachment. It is highly awareness-intelligent to be able to be motivated and inspire others to use the prospect of joy from caring for others to create harmonious win-win situations.
We do not achieve because of forceful doing or hard work; although the latter is necessary too. Anything we create we have allowed to come; our creations come from who we are and related expressions of our desires. Wholeness of awareness leads to the wholesomeness of actions. In that sense, co-creation with our source is not only the end but also all beginnings. It is the start of a fully lived life. So,
Don’t look for sources of creativity outside of you. The artist and the art are inseparable.
The sculptor Pygmalion, according to Greek mythology, could call a statue into life through his sheer desire. Don’t outsource the creation of your life. Enjoy your short but wonderful journey in the phenomenal world and create.
To harness the creative power of Awareness Intelligence, we need to source inter-present intention from accessing our intra-past willfully, and fearlessly allow the imagination of the desired outcome in all the possibilities that lie in the awareness of the extra-future.
Summary. More and more people in many parts of the world are becoming increasingly spiritual but not necessarily religious (Willard & Norenzayan, 2017). As a force urging us to quest for meaning in life, spirituality is considered to be a natural human condition (Kim & Esquivel, 2011) with individual preferences according to personality type (Hall, 2012). Contemporary psychology has to further account for the difference between religiosity and spirituality, as well as reaping the possible benefits from more integrated psycho-spiritual approaches to human motivation.
What are the “hidden” aspects, the unconscious parts of personalities’ mental functioning that is determining human behavior? While Freud is using the term ‘drive,’ ‘instinct’ and ‘intuition’ (more casually also ‘gut feeling’) are rather popular expressions too, while ‘instinct’ may be seen as a more inherent, and ‘intuition’ as a more experience based type of unconscious mental activity (Sun & Wilson, 2014). Intuition may be substantial for the humanist approach as well, as there is an expectation that the self-actualization tendency is at work in unconscious situations such as creative work, euphoria, and intuition (Gordon, 2012).
Ancient definition states that intuition is a mechanism, which allows becoming conscious about something that is already known (Carina & Johannes, 2016). Recent definitions describe intuitions as a rapid, effortless, automatic, and unconscious process (Murphy, 2014). As Martindale and Collins (2013) put it, intuition is the revelation of memorized information and therefore represents a skill rather than a myth. Freud’s psychoanalytic technique of free association to make unconscious experiences conscious (Ziegler, 2002) may, therefore, be helping intuition.
There is increasing scientific evidence for that the human mind operates in two modes, a conscious (rational) and an unconscious (intuitive) one (Krieshok, Motl, & Rutt, 2011). However, latest state of neuroscientific research rather supports a tripartite structure of the mind composed of instincts, emotions (intuitions), and thoughts, while “emotions are not always automatic and not in general opposition to reason” (Levine, 2017, p. 1). Intuition was neuro-psychologically found to have a low- and high-level capacity, the latter being able to reconcile conflicting aspects of one’s self-concept in the form of consolidating feelings (Carina & Johannes, 2016). Consequently, intuitions could help preventing neurosis as a result of conflicts between the real and ideal self, as a self-actualizing person may experience (Finke, 2002). The importance of intuition respectively feelings for judgmental ability has been shown by Palmeira (2014). Furthermore, intuition seems to be particularly important for challenging, life purpose related (Carina & Johannes, 2016), and new and unusual situations (Gächter, 2012). However, according to Krieshok et al. (2011) people tend to take major decisions consciously and therefore more according to their social identity than based on personally intuitive and genuine criteria.
Intuition also plays a major role in moral judgment as personal differences may result from how someone depends on it (Lombrozo, 2009). Strikingly, people’s intuitive response generally results in more cooperative behavior and (over-) thinking may increase more egoistic behavior (Gächter, 2012). In conclusion, it seems that intuition is important for human judgment and behavior and sound decisions might come from a balance of reasoning and intuition (Krieshok et al., 2011). Skilled intuition may even be an indicator of mental health. Carina and Johannes (2016) found that depressed individuals are less capable of taking choices and healthy test person have been evaluated as being able to use their intuition for problem-solving. Intuition capacity can be measured with the Types of Intuition Scale (TIntS) measures (Pretz et al., 2004).
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