December 2014 - January 2015
from ProjectGlobalAwakening Website
The Mechanics of Consciousness and Intention
The most direct way to make a profound and lasting change in your life is to cultivate a singular daily practice.
Pick one practice to work on every day, one habit to establish, and make it your absolute intention to do that one thing each day, without looking beyond this one day.
Just say to yourself,
Wayne Dyer explains this perfectly:
It is this attitude and this perspective which enables us to make progress towards a certain goal or aspiration, and in particular, transform ourselves.
Especially if we choose a singular act that helps us live our bliss and act on our passion, talent and creativity; cultivate energy; connect to inner silence (universal consciousness & intelligence); and increase our level of awareness all in one practice, and to do this practice on a daily basis.
This is the foundation for long-term and profound personal and spiritual growth.
And once that essential one practice is deeply established, then we can use this same method for for the cultivation of any future habit and thus consciously direct our growth in any direction we choose, or are inspired to grow in.
The Power of One Practice
The act of directing our energy and focusing it onto a singular act or goal cultivates what is known as intention.
Carlos Castaneda explains this force as such:
The power and significance of this force called intention, and of both cultivating and connecting to it, is that it has the power to transform and results in the manifestation of whatever it is which we have intended.
Deepak Chopra in The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success explains that,
In other words, attention, such as in deeply concentrating our attention on something through the act of cultivating one practice with a specific purpose or intention established behind that practice, then our energy is directed into this area of our lives which causes it to grow and expand.
Intention however is the universal force of creation which is the power behind the manifestation of everything that we see in the universe, and everything that has ever been created either by Man or by nature, or by the cosmos itself. We cultivate intention, but that is misleading because intention is not a force that we possess.
We have the ability to connect to this force and direct it consciously, and with free will, using our attention, and we are unique in all of creation in that sense.
But this force is not ours. We do not own it, it simply is available to us for conscious use because we are aware of our own awareness.
This is why we are masters of creation and are a privileged specifies, because only we are endowed with this ability to wield the power of intention which is the same force wielded by the one consciousness or mind to manifest reality itself.
The supreme mind as some call it...
We are the same, with the same power, just on a different scale. That is why Jesus himself allegedly (allegedly… as everything about him is) referred to each one of us as Gods.
Intention and Consciousness
There are two aspects of the universe:
They are not separate or anything, but rather two different aspects of the same fundamental universal dynamics. Like two sides to the same coin, if you will.
However I have come to believe that these forces are not the same.
Consciousness is the awareness of the universe, available on all scales. It is the intelligence if you will that determines and directs the journey of creation, determining the birth of planets, and galaxies, and humans, and trees as it desires the existence of these things and focuses its own attention to manifest them. In the exact same way that we do.
But intention is the force that works through consciousness on all scales, and maybe even makes consciousness possible. And I believe the force of intention is just as unfathomable to consciousness on every scale as it is to us.
Intention is the infinite energy and potential of the universe, whereas consciousness arises from the dynamics of this force to direct creation as it goes, exploring the infinitude of possibilities that are available.
Intention is the unfathomable field of infinite energy and information containing all possibility, while consciousness is the other side to intention, and all of creation is simply the byproduct of the creative interplay between the two.
Intention Through One Practice
So as attention directs energy, and as our attention begins to accumulate in a certain area of our lives, literally concentrating, then the force of intention begins to work through us, through our consciousness and directed to the focal point created by our attention to transform whatever it is that we are placing our attention on and manifest our desires.
This is not only the mechanism behind manifestation, but it is also the mechanism behind creativity.
We become available for creativity and creative insights through whatever medium we are inherently tuned to, whether it's music or poetry or prose, and we make ourselves available through our attention and commitment to an art, or to a pursuit or subject.
In the same way, we don't actually manifest anything. We just have access to the force that does. Intention manifests, while consciousness simply chooses what to manifest. And there are various levels of consciousness.
Our own consciousness is unlimited, and as we expand our consciousness through practices such as meditation and yoga, it becomes apparent that at higher levels our consciousness begins to meld with universal consciousness, with is the source of all other consciousness within all beings simultaneously; the line between where the universe ends and our consciousness begins is lost because there never was a division in the first place.
Separation was only a construct of the ego, an illusion, and a false belief and assumption about the nature reality.
So as we surrender our ego through meditation we become available to this aspect of ourselves.
And our higher selves, as they are popularly referred to, are really universal consciousness. So to live in accordance with higher consciousness is to live with a greater degree of universal alignment and an understanding and embodiment of universal order.
Yet even that higher level of consciousness is not doing the manifesting, but is still connecting to intention to manifest reality, simply organizing at higher degree of order.
Thus the cultivation of a singular practice then is the art of cultivating attention, while connecting to and becoming available for intention. And if you choose an art which is the embodiment of your bliss or a pursuit which is the object of your bliss, then the cultivation of your singular practice will transform you completely.
As your attention becomes more powerful the longer that you sustain this daily practice of your choice, the deeper you can connect to intention, and the greater things that it shall work through you.
All spiritual personal transformation and realization of our dreams and desires happens spontaneously as a result of spiritual growth.
This is true because spiritual growth is the
achievement of higher consciousness, the realization of who we
really are and our life purpose, and the spontaneous alignment in
action with higher consciousness and our highest calling.
Thus each day we succeed in completing our one
practice, we consistently transcend Mind, our Ego, and all of the
negative behavioral patterns and limiting beliefs that define our
ego by embodying our infinite spiritual nature a little more each
Let me explain why.
If you try to do all of those things on your to-do
list each day, and let's be honest, we all have innumerable things
striving for our attention at any given moment, then the end result
is that we get pulled deeper into mind and drawn away from
inspiration as we focus on acting with the attitude of 'getting
Thus we get detached from that aspect of ourselves,
and when we string a number of days together consecutively where we
do not connect to our spiritual nature and work on spiritual growth,
then we are drawn deeper and deeper into the ego, our false self,
and away from the infinite consciousness which is who we really are.
Once you start moving away you begin to define yourself based off of unimportant or at least inaccurate criteria, which is the essence of what the ego is. And this is when we end up going down wrong paths because we are not allowing ourselves to be an expression of higher levels of our own infinite awareness.
And instead we are simply playing out our lives as an
expression of our tiny, limited, and petty Egos, which are products
of Mind, not Consciousness.
And there is only one direction back to source: the
inner silence that is achieved through our one practice and acting
spontaneously in alignment with our highest calling. And when we
focus on our one practice, the other happens spontaneously.
And for this reason there is no one way back to
spirit, because we are all different and thus have both different
needs and different passions and missions here on earth.
Therefore our task is to find the technique, the
style, and the one practice that suits us best and compliments our
nature while at the same time meeting our needs and requirements for
a meditation/spiritual practice.
These things should and will unfold naturally and we
shouldn't have to force ourselves onto a path and into a way of
life. Instead our calling will choose us and reveal itself
spontaneously and organically in our lives as we progress inwards
through spiritual growth coming into greater and finer alignment
with our genuine self.
So for this reason the most important thing that you
as an individual can do each day is that singular practice or
pursuit which cultivates your spiritual awareness and reveals your
passion and your true self to you.
Yet the beauty is that this is not the only path towards higher consciousness, spiritual growth and evolution.
By following your bliss you will achieve the same or
similar states of higher consciousness simply by doing what it is in
your nature to do, whether that be writing books, or practicing and
teaching yoga, or by surfing… so long as you take the time every day
to cultivate and raise your level of consciousness and spiritual
Thus when we commit daily to singular practice that
is spiritual in nature and which serves as the cornerstone of our
lives, then we will be on purpose, and we will act from inspiration
while centered in a place of peace, true creativity, and sometimes
even perfection emanating from this deep sense of universal harmony
we have cultivated for ourselves.
Once we commit to doing that one practice or habit
dedicated in some way to spiritual growth each day, the more
consistently we do this and the longer our consecutive streak
becomes, the more deeply centered and on purpose we are, and the
deeper we embody, express, and manifest the infinite intelligence of