Intentions are everything, if you really think about it. An online dictionary defines intention as: a thing intended; an aim or plan. If you intend to feel better, you make a plan to feel better or you aim to feel better. In other words, if you think it you can become it. You almost will it to happen. Buddha was right when he said you become what you think.
When I do a Reiki treatment with a client, I set an intention that the beautiful Reiki energy enter the body to coat and heal all the pains, trauma, and stress inside the body. I feel it is so important to start a session in this way. Saying it aloud makes the energy more powerful so that it can heal and reduce pain or release trauma “stuck” in the body. So intention is not something new to me. However, I don’t think it is something that comes naturally to everyone. We need to practice. And we need to do it regularly.
In a previous post I discussed the radio show Coast to Coast (one of the best and most unbiased news sources out there, by the way). If you missed that blog, click HERE. One of the guests that appears regularly is Lynne McTaggart and her whole focus in life is on studying intention. She has written several books about it. Her most recent book is called The Power Of Eight. In this book she outlines her years of research into intention. After several experiments and many trials and errors, it boiled down to this. When we get a group of people together and intend together, wonderful things start to happen. Eight seems to be the ideal number, but it can be as few as 5 or as many as 8.
One of the greatest things I learned from reading this book is that the more you send intentional healing energy to someone else, the more you can heal yourself. Send energy out to others and it comes back to you even more powerful. I think that is like the power of 3: Whatever you put out comes back threefold. Put out healing energy to others (or the environment, the animals, the air we breathe, etc.) and it will come back to you three times as powerful.