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When the mind and heart are in fixed agreement, then intention finds its power. I ask a question knowing I will find the answer. Then I listen and actively wait, expectant for the answer to come into my conscious mind.
As a healer, I loath “prescriptive” diagnosis and treatment. What I mean by that is putting people in a box, giving them a label and metering out a treatment which is the same as that given to everybody else who is in the same box. This is medicine without a heart or soul. The wise King states we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” Ps 139:14, and when a healer thinks he understands whats going on in the body he is only two short steps away from missing it completely. I believe we should always be asking God for wisdom and understanding, no matter how many times we have seen the same thing. Lets not presume anything.
This is where our intention to bring answers to our patients and to be a vessel of healing grace comes in to play. When we hold this intention, when we have a sacred charge as a healer and a willingness to allow God’s healing power to flow through us, answers come to us that are unexpected. We are able to transcend what we have learnt from our earthly teachers and discover what the patient needs intuitively. That is not to undervalue our learning. Our learning sits as a secondary healing partner by our side, but God himself is our primary healing partner.
In this way it is possible to find new knowlege. In fact this is very much the way healers of old found their knowlege. Shaman slept with a branch of a plant under their pillow, intent on receiving insight into its healing power. But first you must receive the belief that it can be so and have mind and heart in fixed agreement, then you will experience the power of intent.
Clarity of intention is essential for a healer. But what is intention? Phrases we hear are “Well, I suppose his intentions were good” and “I intended to do that but I forgot…” Here, intention is fruitless. This is not the kind of “intention” that gets results. It reminds me of James 1:6 “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.”
The dictionary defines intention as: (among other things):
- an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
- the end or object intended; purpose.
- the person or thing meant to benefit from a prayer or religious offering.
I understand intention to be an undivided purpose or objective. Intention comes from deep within then nestles within our breast. It is not restless or flighty, but stable and constant. It is a kind of confidence, but a confidence that is not easily shaken, based not on ourselves, but the expected goodness of God who works through us. This comes as we understand that “whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” 1 John 3:22
Intention is powerful thing.
A mind fully resolved is an unstoppable force.
The challenge is getting still enough to discover what really is in your deep heart…what it is that you truelly long for with ALL of your being. Most people are very disconnected and find all manner of distractions to avoid connecting with themselves.
Those of us who have wised up start to recognize the signs and then the need for self discipline and commitment to stay focused. Then there are all the distractions from without. Keeping a rich inner world amidst all the pressures of our lives is challenging indeed! We learn to be assertive, patient, compassionate, gentle and understanding as each situation demands. We know we are winning when a peace that passes all understanding lives in us. When joy unspeakable is never far from our faces.
Now, we are indeed ready to be the healer of our dreams. We have become as constant in verdure as the cypress and able to offer shade and protection to those who come to us.