by Matthew Webb
Any action first arises from the
decision to act. Every decision is based upon a shift of intent within,
before it is carried out. This is as true of shifting into higher states
of consciousness, as it is the lifting of a pen, or walking from one room
to the next. Therefore, the essence of enlightenment is found through the
Mastery of Intent. Gaining greater degrees of enlightenment, (or spiritual
realization and embodiment) is first undertaken merely through the
decision to do so. Intent then carries this decision out by applying it to
To master intent to greater and greater
degrees, it is first necessary to realize that it already exists within.
We need not FIND intent through a psychological process. It is something
with which we were born, and which we will carry with us after the death
of the physical body, as souls. We are consciousness at our foundation.
Everything we do is made possible by this consciousness which we are, and
which the universe likewise is. Of the three components of consciousness
which compose God, soul and body alike, Intent is the guiding element of
Creation. In meditation we can isolate the Intent within, as the very
source of creator and created. By observing intent within, we learn
how it transforms and causes action. Watch carefully the moment before any
decision is made. Therein you will see intent in action.
Intent can refine itself just as
awareness can. In the WMS Chakra meditation, (see below) we learn to focus
awareness back upon itself. Awareness of awareness then generates
progressively greater clarity. But when we meditate upon intent, the
agency, which directs awareness, is then Seen. Intent can then
intend itself into higher levels of being. Intent then becomes
both a tool and a means for its own self-building. This fact is the
personal equivalent to what God does in the act of generating life and
refined matter. By Intending higher, (spiritual) levels of intent, we
raise our level of consciousness in the most direct fashion. Therefore,
the greater mastery of Intent produces enlightenment to unlimited degrees.
It is a self-transformation of the most fundamental kind.
As above, so below. By transforming the
intent we have within, (which determines our state of consciousness and
daily actions) we directly access our unlimited potential as conscious
beings. The same is true at a global level. ALL world problems can be
resolved through a transformation of World Mind Intent.
World Mind Intent is the source for the
collective desire, focus and will, of every human being who now lives.
Like personal intent, world intent carries with it some inertia. Just like
a stone, which rolls down a hill, World Mind inertia CAN be deflected to
new courses of travel. War and division can be transformed into mutual aid
and unity, by adopting the appropriate Intentions. Through a shift of
global intent our species can move into new vistas of evolution, unlike
any ever previously known.. Knowledge of the consciousness within, as well
as Natural Laws, facilitates this.
Intent is the primary force of universal
action. For this reason we are a part of the Comic Intent,
("God"). The World Mind as a sum total of human consciousness,
is but a minor tissue in the larger multi-galactic organ of God.
This tissue of global consciousness goes
through transformations and self-induced trials. God, (Cosmic Intent,
Awareness and Energy) learns Its own lessons from Its lesser parts. Our
trials and errors thus function as a learning vehicle for That which
resides throughout the Cosmos. Our experiences serve as a refinement of
the Self knowledge of God, (Intent at Large). The same is of course true
of an unlimited number of other inhabited worlds. Much of what is being
learned by God from the Earth at present, may be placed accurately in the
category of, "How planet-wide group minds function under conditions
of self induced stress, and misapplication of Natural Law". Such
knowledge informs the Intent at Large, how better to generate and guide
life, in the evolutionary process of self-development.
The crisis of the modern condition may
thus be understood, as the inappropriate use of intent.
"Inappropriate" is defined as that which is not in accord with
Natural Law. The ONLY REAL solution to the dilemma humanity now finds
itself in, is therefore a spiritually oriented transformation, of both
personal and collective intention. It is necessary that this
transformation be made of our constant life focus as a species. The
refinement of Intent must become our first priority, as the central
objective of society and daily social relations. Toward this end, the
current intentions of greed and chaos which underlie materialism must
likewise be dismantled.
To reach within and transform the self
in ANY WAY that is natural, is a matter of reconfiguring ones’
moment-to-moment intention. Intent flows in an unbroken stream within, and
is always functioning. Our "intent stream" is therefore
much like a stream of thoughts or feelings. One intent flows into the
next, just like the changing of thoughts, creating new conditions for the
mind, body and environment. . Just like thought and feeling streams, our
constant stream of intent can be re-directed at will. In the modern world
we make the mistake of addressing personal change by manipulating thought
or emotion, but these are just the symptoms of underlying intentions. To
address them as causal to personal behavior is to not address cause.
Thoughts and emotions are something our intent DOES, not something
which we actually ARE. Intent alone is the wellspring of thought,
emotion, psychic effects and societies. All forms of existence both
personal and collective, owe their existence to it every moment. Therefore
the study and mastery of Intent is the ultimate study.
We need not change governments, we need
only change intentions.
From Intent all actions flow, far and
near. So too are they sustained and destroyed by it in turn, once their
evolutionary usefulness is exhausted. This is how we, (and all life) are
the Clay of God. Our species will be preserved only so long as we maintain
our usefulness for the evolution of the Cosmos.
Creation is a matter of intention at all
levels of existence. It resides within the atom and the galactic group,
and from soul to unified field. God, (consciousness) is what all beings
have in common at their foundation. Through consciousness, (intent,
awareness and energy) we mutually create every moment in tandem, along
with the rest of the world. This fact is confirmed through meditation, and
any meeting of two or more persons. Every time we interact with others,
intent is at work. The quality of any interaction is then determined
directly by the type of intent used by each person, in each moment that
Intent is the essence of the soul just
as it is the essence of God, in any part of the multi-verse.
To gain Self Mastery, the study of
Intent through direct observation is essential. Whether or not one calls
this "meditation" or "prayer" is irrelevant. The
individual who sees the essential self as Intent in each moment, also
realizes their membership in the body of God, or in other words, The
Intent at Large.
Consciousness is a fluid substance, in
that it easily melds and co-manifests, much like waves which form via
particles of water. Our World Mind functions much like a great psychic
ocean, to which every human being is a particle, as well as the generator
of waves. Humanity’s connection with this ocean is continuous and
unbreakable. The Unified Field described by Einstein which is composed of
consciousness, is always unifying the result of our intentions. It is
consciously accessible through meditation.
One aspect of being a Master, is to be
able to reach out with ones’ intent into the fields at large, and cause
an expansion of consciousness therein, just as such transformations can be
Intended into place in the chakras, mind and body. Groups of
meditators may accomplish this with even greater ease and competence,
because of the natural law known as the group mind principle. Both
of the consciousness expanding qualities of love and clarity for instance,
can be intended into place around the globe. Without an intimate
understanding of intent, such a task is made far less effective. But with
such knowledge, global and group meditations can be made far more potent
than is commonly imagined.
The survival of our species, as well as
our Planetary Enlightenment, rests primarily in the study of group mind
Intent, (and how it manifests, according to the collective
interactions of individual consciousness). That knowledge is best gained
through direct observation and experimentation. Our on-going Global Group
Mind Meditations, (described at http://www.eoni.com/~visionquest)
are one such experiment, and are in accord with the intent of the cosmos,
in the expansion of personal, group and planetary consciousness. From
knowledge of intent comes the potential for planetary transformation, and
therefore true wisdom. Group meditations are thus very useful, because
they are mutually strengthening. High intent begets high intent,
Consciousness is That which runs through
grassy fields and galaxies alike. It is THAT which is responsible for the
act of ongoing evolution in all parts of existence, just as is THAT which
reads these very words. Our purpose, (like all life) is ultimately to
facilitate the ongoing creation/evolution of the Cosmos. To facilitate
evolution is to expand consciousness. Consciousness recycles upon
Consciousness is That which runs through
grassy fields and galaxies alike…the motions of God are a circulating
phenomena of Causal Force. Creation refines creator, which then creates
more perfect creations…. This is Cosmic Self Development. We are but one
player on that infinite stage.
Humanity is a product of the Intent at
Large, as is all life in the multi-verse.. Know God by knowing the
consciousness within. Observe God/Consciousness via the study of Intent.
Intent is behind each and every action, each and every moment.
The greater Mastery of Intent is the
refinement of the soul, especially when the purposes of God are clearly
perceived and adopted. To know this is to remember the essential purpose
of incarnation. Likewise, to refine inner intent is to progress along the
Path of spiritual Mastery as an incarnated soul.
The cosmic ways and means are known as
Natural Laws. Natural Laws sustain God just as they sustain each soul.
They may not be broken profitably, but can be used in creative ways,
yielding an unlimited array of potential thought-forms, life-forms and
physical creations. This is how evolution proceeds. It is the privilege of
human beings to proceed along this evolutionary path at will.
The human race may return themselves to
Right Intent and Right Living, by recognizing self as consciousness,
(soul-intent). We must also recognize our species as a part of God, (the
Intent at large). In so doing a person may fulfil the soulic purpose of
spiritual Mastery, as well as the Cosmic Purpose of planetary evolution.
Through such focus, may people regain that sense of Divinity and Genius,
that is their natural birthright. We are decidedly NOT the small thoughts
and images which currently circulate through modern society. Going beyond
the norms of society to the consciousness within, is to gain a cosmic
perspective and unlimited potential.
Through group meditation/prayer, the
World Mind Intent may be elevated. Even a mere group of two, can generate
enough High Intent, to alter world events. We may even Intend
ourselves into such levels of consciousness as that of a Buddha or a
Christ, (and beyond) if our spiritual intention is sufficiently unbending.
Such attainment is squarely gained through the mastery of Intent, which is
the essence of enlightenment.
The Chakra Meditation
Sit or lie comfortably, and immediately
begin focusing on the feelings throughout the body. Those new to this
practice may begin by focusing upon a very small area of the body, such as
the tip of the right index finger. Be carefully aware of every subtle
detail of feeling in this area. Allow awareness to spread to the entire
finger, then the hand, arm, both arms, chest, torso, head, legs and feet,
(not necessarily in that order). Do not avoid any pain, fear or other
unpleasantness found anywhere in the body. [Such feelings are usually the
result of Intentions which inhibit personal growth, and these can be
"reprogrammed". Fear can be replaced by love, confusion by
clarity, and pain by vibrant energy/positivity.]
As thoughts inevitably run though the
mind, simply relax, and return again and again to a feeling-awareness
focus, even if this means doing so a hundred times every minute. Chronic,
rampant, seemingly unstoppable thoughts in the mind, are a symptom of
stored stress in ones’ being. As the practice of meditation proceeds,
stress is released, and the tendency of thoughts to intrude upon this
process will gradually diminish. Be patient and don’t let the simplicity
of this method of meditation deceive you. Let your awareness travel freely
from one area of the body to the next, as it will be inclined to do. Feel
every subtle inner detail. Areas of particular stress or activity will
attract your awareness, and hold it for longer periods than the rest of
the body. Allow this to happen, as it is a function of natural
self-healing processes and energy body activity. Don’t be concerned or
irritated by intruding thoughts, just continue to return to a
feeling/awareness-oriented focus within the body, in
a relaxed manner.
One particularly notable value of the
above meditational practice, is that is can be done any time during the
day, at work, at home or in conjunction with any other activity. It can be
done for as little as 5-30 seconds at a time, (as daily inner awareness)
and it will still render cumulative benefits, though these are usually
more pronounced when the eyes are closed, and the body still. It is
recommended that the Chakra Meditation, (or others like it) be performed
daily just before going to sleep at night, and before arising in the
morning, for 20-30 minutes at a time. Daily inner awareness and meditation
compliment each others’ effectiveness, acting to improve health, reduce
stress, increase psychic sensitivity, clarity and the capacity for love,
manifest intelligence and wisdom.
As the meditator becomes increasingly
aware of their own inner state of being through meditation, they are also
enabled to take greater notice of their psychic environment. The
"mood" or "atmosphere" of the workplace is made
clearly perceptable to them. The underlying motives and feelings of
persons as well as groups, become more and more obvious. Even more
importantly, the meditator gains greater awareness of their own patterns
of feeling and thought, as well as the Intentions which underlie them.
That which is known can be easily addressed, whereas that which is unknown
is difficult to change. Self knowledge implies the capacity for self
change. The self-aware individual discovers that the task of building a
more evolved self, is often easier than expected. They are thus enabled to
build a more evolved world with others in the process.
By applying the Chakra Meditation daily,
(or others like it) we become increasingly aware of the subtle
feelings/Intents in the body, as they exist in each cubic inch of our
physiology. This practice then allows the meditator to begin to transform
the Intentions held in the body as a residue of past experiences, to ones
that are progressively more evolved. Long held fear anywhere in the body,
such as in the stomach, (third chakra) or the heart, (fourth chakra) can
be transformed to love. Confusion and a scattered focus in the region of
the forehead, (sixth chakra) can be turned into greater and greater
clarity. A lack of energy in the hips/lower spine, (first chakra) can be
made into a state of high vitality. All of these changes of cellular
memory and Intent can be transformed in such a manner. The meditator may
do this by Intending changes to come about, by employing the
following four steps;
EMPLOYMENT OF INTENT
(for rendering internal change)
1) Be aware of your
current state of body/mind, (this is accomplished through meditation).
2) Gain familiarity with that
which is to be Intended, (such as a higher love and
clarity) and the Intent to be acted upon is crystallized.
3) The desired state is held
steady in the mind, (for at least 5 minutes). 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, (or a given chakra). This new
state is maintained by treating it as the new reality of the self on a
Subsequent applications of the above
four-step process for the Mastery of Intent, render cumulative results. Be
persistent. This is the essence of manifestation!
Matthew Webb [email protected]
Recommended Further reading;
The Perpetual Raising series, found in
the Library of the World Mind Society at