The Healing Power of Intention

As often happens, I receive the same message about the healing power of intentions from several different sources. This was also the focus of the latest newsletter from the Chopra Center, and I excerpt from it:

"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

Intention is the starting point of every spiritual path. It is the force that fulfills all of our needs, whether for money, relationships, spiritual awakening, or love. Intention generates all the activities in the universe. Everything tha we can see - and even the things we cannot - are an expression of intention's infinite organizing power.

As the ancient Indian sages observed thousands of years ago, our destiny is shaped by the deepest level of our intention and desire. Once we plant the seed of an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, our soul's journey unfolds automatically, as naturally as a bulb becomes a tulip or an embryo becomes a child.

"The winds of grace are blowing -
it is you who must raise your sails."
- Rabindranath Tagore

San Kalpa is an ancient Sanskrit sutra that means: "My intentions have infinite organizing power." When you enter a meditative state and repeat this to yourself, you strengthen the power of your intentions. Here is how to use it:

Spend a few minutes in meditation, allowing your mind to settle. Now imagine that the entire universe is a vast ocean of consciousness and that your intentions emerge from your heart and ripple out into this ocean, where they are fulfilled with effortless ease. Then say silently to yourself, "San Kalpa."

For every intention, whether for healing, a new relationship, wealth, or opportunity, envision the desired outcome in your mind and repeat the sutra, letting it resonate deep within you.

Nuture your intentions:

Set your intentions high.
Unmask your false intentions.
Nurture your intentions every day.
Detach.

Intend for everything to work out as it should, then let go and allow opportunities and openings to come your way. Don't listen to the voice that says you have to be in charge...The outcome that you try so hard to force may not be as good for you as the one that comes naturally.

For the full newsletter, visit:
www.chopra.com/namaste

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