Intention: A Practical Science for Consciously Creating Your Life (Part 2)

This article is the second in a two-part series. It follows Intention: A Practical Science for Consciously Creating Your Life (Part 1).

Part 1 of this series briefly discussed the implications of Einstein’s discovery that everything in the universe is made up of the same energy—all of nature is comprised of it, water, stars, your thoughts, your emotions, your pet, your car, your computer, just as starters. We are a field of energy operating in a larger field of energy. We are immersed in a sea of energy.

Recent discoveries about the power of intention are grounded in quantum physics theories first developed in the early part of the twentieth century by Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his German counterpart, Werner Heisenberg. Their conclusions, at the most elementary level, suggest that matter isn’t solid and stable, rather an evolving process of infinite possibilities, that subatomic particles that compose matter exist in a state of potential. In other words, they describe the universe as a single life form of interconnected energy fields in a continuous state of becoming.

Niels Bohr, Nobel Prize in Physics 1922

Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Prize in Physics 1932

These discoveries provide the key to understanding the science of intention as they suggest how thoughts are able to influence outcomes. They suggest that this power to co-create and influence is a law of nature that we have all inherited. This understanding implies that our thoughts are influencing everything around us at every moment. This knowledge is incredibly exciting because it acknowledges just how influential we can be when we remain conscious of the power of intention.

Intention: A Practical Science for Consciously Creating Your Life (Part 1)

What is intention?

Intention is a deliberate attempt to make or influence a change. Unlike desire, which is simply focusing on an outcome, intention includes an executable plan which will lead to a desired outcome.

What has been learned about intention?

Let’s first look briefly at the discoveries which provided the foundation for understanding intention. The classical physics that was invented by people like Isaac Newton in the seventeenth and eighteenth century was based on studying movements of very big objects like planets, cars and mechanical devices in general. Then early in the 20th century, physicists began investigating the behavior of extremely small objects such as subatomic particles. When Newtonian thinking was applied to the very small, the laws that predicted how things would work no longer applied. This is where the study of quantum mechanics was born.

Isaac Newton at age 46
Portrait by Godfrey Kneller

In 1905, Einstein’s formula, E=MC2,
replaced the earlier Newtonian theory that everything in life was made up of solid objects that were attracted to each other by gravity. Einstein’s discovery proved that everything that exists, from the large, to the tiniest of small, consisted of sub atomic particles which, at their core, were made of the same stuff—pure energy.


Coming up in Part 2: Why this is exciting knowledge for you…