Setting your intent, an example
I had a friend give me this book, Illusions, which I have been reading. It is a fictional book, but obviously grounded in some of the more common spiritual teachings. Like all good teachings, it speaks of intent and the overall illusion of life. How what you need is already here, you just need to align with it... Something to that affect.
So, I lie under my tarp visualizing two of thing things that I would like more of in my life. A little bit more money and a female companion. It is funny, because in the story, the teacher tells the student that it is important to visualize yourself with what you want or else there is no telling what form it will come in. For instance, the student is trying to manifest a blue feather, and he sets his intent for a blue feather, and then looks all day for the blue feather to appear. At one point, he looks up and realizes that the milk he is drinking is from Blue Feather farms, he thus manifested the blue feather, but not in the form that he wanted...
I was still and very, quiet, nothing to be heard but the sound of the river. I was way back in the Tilamook forest, setting my intent, trying to visualize myself in the image, surrounding it with the warm and radiant light that I know to be me. I woke the next morning, broke camp and worked my way up and over the 1600 ft. pass, cold, wet, tiring, followed by the long and relaxing ride down to the valley floor. I found a place to sit and dry out, the sun now shining, its warmth not unlike the light I envisioned the night before.
I pulled out my phone and turned it on. Checking my email was a note from a lovely young woman, Lani, that I had met in San Francisco, whom I had not seen or spoken to since our first meeting, well over a month ago. She had taken the time to read my blog and write me back some of her thoughts on life and travel. Thoughts that were immensley inspirational to me. As I read, I smiled, closed my eyes, and once again thanked Spirit for being with me on my journey. Intent number one, check. She donated $20, Intent number two, check.
Needless to say, these are the things that continue to happen to me, reinforcing my new thoughts on life and what is possible. Is life an illusion, and if so, what is reality. I don't know, but I continue to search and explore what it is all about. I continue to experience new things that change my perception of what is possible, of what is real. I believe that there is an energy that binds us together, that like attracts like, that more exists to space and time than we are taught and currently comprehend. Expanding our minds to think outside of what we presently believe to be real is key to growing and experiencing a life without limits and one without bounds.
Peace & Much Love - G