As a church, there is a need to be unified in thought and in action. There is a concept called “integrated thinking”, which refers to the natural mode of thought of successful individuals (Keeler & Ferguson, 2007). The pattern of thought of these individuals move between attention and intention, which means their processing comes with the information they have and the action they want to take.
In my playground, because earth is the playground of the gods, Intent is your secret language of playing with the future. I lay with my future through the power of intention. Intent has the way of directing the energy and the attention towards the future. So, when I want to create something in my future, I set intent.
What is intention? It is a filter for experience. See when you do not like the experience that you’re in, why don’t you just change the intention; you change the filter for your intention. And we’re going to get into this whole thing about timeline because you set the intent and the future will played out differently.
My son Jonathan’s perspective of intention is this: Intention is actually, what it does is, it puts the now in a pretense so that your eyes are now set on the future so that you’re now set on the goal or on the harvest. The intention changes your perception or the way that you feel.
I have another colleague who said intention is so powerful because when she looks at intention she sees a, T-E-N-T, tent. This lets us know that we are full of intention. Intention covers our thoughts. It begins to put our thoughts under so it can begin to direct it, so it will come out. And when it conceptualizes, it’s already in our future.
Our intention is like that tent, it goes in the dressing room come out of the fear because you must clothes yourself with intent, a thick cloth of the spirit in order for the spirit to make you alive.
The components of attention include sensory and imagination. Keeler and Ferguson (2007) described imagination as “the ability to think about things that are not actually present, whether creatively or analytically” (p. 14). The components are combined and stabilized in language. As attention is stabilized, intention can either be pursued or refined. It is true of successful individuals, as well as groups that are led by strong leadership.
007), intention, along with imagination, sensory experience, and language provide the needed components for progress. Alone, they are considered alternatives to existence. However, when they are integrated in the person’s mind, they become one stream of perception and action. These factors allow individuals to make changes in themselves, as well as their circumstances.
Moreover, integrated thinking allowed strong minds to turn their intentions into reality (Keeler & Ferguson, 2007). It is thinking of achievement and actually obtaining it. One of the significant benefits of understanding one’s intentions, is the ability to set it, in such a way that it works well with the necessary components for progress. The absence of intention cannot make integrated imagination, sensory experience, and language produce success in the individual’s life.