Using our consciousness to manifest any kind of result involves working with intention. We must consciously express our intent to heal, to change or transform; otherwise, we may remain in stuck in with our illness and disease. No matter what forms of physical intervention, treatments or therapy we may choose to undertake as part of our healing process, none of these will be as effective as when they are accompanied by an intent to heal. Our body has a default mode of expression that is defined by our biological inheritance and our gene instructions, as well as who we are at the soul level. Our “soul programming” can generate beliefs about ourselves from past experiences that are sometimes negative, and do not always serve our bodies or our health. We were designed as human beings to self-heal, by changing our own attributes through our consciousness, but, in order for us to override this default programming, we must express our desire for change. Nothing will happen if we don’t ask, and just as surely, nothing will happen if we don’t want it to happen.
Working with intention is the method by which we set the energy in motion to solicit a response or outcome from our desires or wishes on behalf of our consciousness. Establishing an intention is much like stating the purpose or objective of a particular request. It establishes the scope of work for that request. An intention assists us in demonstrating our sincerity and the genuineness in our desire to achieve a positive outcome that is for our greater good. Because everything is vibration, even intention is a frequency. At a basic level, it creates a positive frequency within our personal quantum field to augment the energetic shifts we are making. These in turn, can translate to shifts in physical matter (a form of dense energy), and thus, in the body, right down to the cellular and genetic level.
Expressing our intent and asking our Innate Self and Higher Self for the help we need to heal is also critically important. This is because the prevailing laws of the universe and mankind are predicated on the concept of free will. Nothing will happen unless we exercise choice and give ourselves, and our body permission, through our Innate Self. Although many aspects of our lives are predetermined through our divine plan, and what we as souls have expressed as our desire for learning prior to our incarnation, we have a choice on how we respond to the experiences we face and how we govern ourselves and our bodies.
Establishing Effective Intentions
Whenever possible, intentions for healing established during any consciousness exercise such as meditation or prayer should:
- come from a heart-centered place, in the absence of ego, self-judgment or doubt
- be accompanied by a real desire to receive the help, information or change we are asking for
- be concise and specific to our issues and concerns
- involve clear objectives, and include the desired response we are aspiring to, without undue attachment to unreasonable outcomes
- avoid multiple agendas or contingencies to our plans
- remain active in our conscious awareness, as we envision them fully and mindfully
- involve visual imagery, if it is helpful (e.g. imagining a picture of ourselves in a healed state)
A Place to “Be”
Many people have specific spaces where activities such as meditation, spiritual practices or physical exercises are carried out. It is a good idea find a place that is quiet and may be dedicated for this purpose, during a time when the demands of our daily life and mental distractions can be avoided or put on hold. Physical comfort is a big part of creating an environment that is conducive to these activities, as well as one in which we can stay focused. Consideration should be given to body posture and positioning, as well as room conditions (lighting and temperature). Creating an ideal physical space for this practice serves to: promote relaxation, create a sense of familiarity, facilitate commitment and show our dedication.
Trusting in the Outcome
Working effectively with conscious intention in these circumstances requires us to release any semblance of conscious control or ego. This is absolutely critical to achieving success. Instead of completely self-directing our affairs down to the minutiae, we have to trust that our Innate Self and Higher Self are in charge, and whatever transpires is for our best and highest good. If we are clear and specific with our intentions, we can assume that the message and its meaning is understood and will be executed appropriately. We must surrender to the process underway and be able to let go of our understanding of what is happening. We need to release our attachment to any outcome for the session, other than the expectations we hold for healing as a result of the intention we have expressed.
Excerpted from Althea’s soon to be published work, INTERNAL MIND-BODY MEDICINE: Altering Genetic Destiny and Disease Outcomes from Within (Althea S. Hawk, ©2015)