Adapted from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra (New World Library, 1994).
I will put The Law of Intention and Desire into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
1. I will make a list of all my desires. I will carry this list with me wherever I go. I will look at this list before I go into my silence and meditation. I will look at it before I go to sleep at night. I will look at it when I wake up in the morning.
2. I will release this list of my desires and surrender it to the womb of creation, trusting that when things donâ€™t seem to go my way, there is a reason, and that the cosmic plan has designs for me much grander than even those that I have conceived.
3. I will remind myself to practice present-moment awareness in all my actions. I will refuse to allow obstacles to consume and dissipate the quality of my attention in the present moment. I will accept the present as it is, and manifest the future through my deepest, most cherished intentions and desires.
Humanity will continue to evolve through the process of experiencing the changes that are coming through its current experience. By learning of the Universal Laws and how to act and interact within their concepts, the opportunity for rapid progress is present and flowing through the experiences of all who have begun to apply them. When a greater and greater number come to â€œknowâ€ they are true and accurate application of them brings to them the results they desire, then the manifestation of the new paradigm of experience will begin in earnest. It is through their application and understanding with the â€œknowledgeâ€ that they indeed do work along with the understanding of â€œthought thinkingâ€ as they move from focus and intent into real experience the application of them will become natural. It will take no more concentrated effort to apply them on a continuing basis than it does to decide to get up from a chair and move to the door or wherever else you intend without actually applying concentrated thought. It is through intention that it is accomplished as easily as breathing or any other act that is accomplished in the â€œknowingnessâ€ that it just happens easily.
The key to the application is in knowing that the intent must be in harmony with the flow of expansive creative energies that move and carry the manifestation of galaxies, solar systems, planets and individuals through to experience creation in the observation mode. It is necessary to understand that all that is considered reality first begins in the imagination, the mind of the conceiver. The focus of intent moves the process through the various stages of conception to energy conversion resulting in coagulation of that energy by slowing down the vibration until it manifests into observable, touchable matter or what is called manifested reality. What is considered reality is focused intent condensed through application of the Universal Laws by holding the intent firmly and â€œknowingâ€ that the process works until it does. The slower the vibration of the focusing mind and the surrounding environment, the longer the process takes and the more difficult it is to hold the intent long enough. Learning through application to hold the intent â€œlightlyâ€ without attempting to force its creation but again in â€œknowingâ€ the validity of the process allows for â€œpractice makes perfect.â€
There is a great difference in the application and concepts of wanting, believing and knowing. Wanting only creates more wanting, believing only says that one thinks the process will work, while â€œknowingâ€ accomplishes the intention. It is the degree of difference gained by the actual experience of â€œseeingâ€ the application work that allows for the â€œknowingâ€ to become accepted and applied with ease. The first attempts at application must be reasonable and believable in order to reach the â€œknowableâ€ level of acceptance.
The nuances of these concepts are important to contemplate, bringing the understanding that deliberately applying the concepts of these laws may not be an easy task in the beginning. Thus to choose a single application with which to test the theories is of primary importance. It is the habit of man to want everything at once and to fail to take a new process slowly and deliberately. The learning of the application of the Laws is much like stringing beads, one at a time. What is challenging is to hold the concept to be manifested clearly in mind without adding nuances to it that complicate and slow or in fact halt, the entire process because of unnecessary detail. Again, thought thinks and often creates a far more grand application than the finite mind can conceive.
The energies of the individual begin to change as intention and the ability to hold an intention clearly strengthen and hold firm. It would be expected that one or more successes in manifesting a desired outcome would firmly integrate the process into the experience. However, that does not seem to be the case. Most find that old habits and assumptions do not disappear from the experience easily. It takes many successes to raise the acceptance level to create a habit level for natural manifestation. There also are the instances when casual thought manifests as the subconscious applies the Laws to these casual thoughts. It is possible to bring into experience instances that apply to others that were never intended. Therefore the statement â€œof highest and best good for all concernedâ€ is the best possible safety insurance and would be wisely added to all intentions to manifest a desire. A consistent sprinkling of this statement within the continual mind chatter that fills the void between meaningfully aware thoughts is also wise.
To meaningfully apply the Laws of Attraction, Focused Intent and Allowance requires purposeful desire to bring something into real experience. The simple experience unhampered by unnecessary add-on details is possible to manifest quite quickly, depending on the clarity, ability to focus the intention and emotional energy that adds impetus to the creational process. The degree of â€œknowingâ€ is the final ingredient in the mix. It is difficult to determine the difference between believing and knowing. Again, it is an easy, almost effortless application of the desire, just as you know you can move from the chair to the door. There is an application of the doing of it that is totally without doubt and a knowing of exactly where one is going, but no thought as to exactly what the muscular and other bodily efforts are that are involved, or what may happen during the process of arriving at the door. It is also necessary to continue to â€œknowâ€ one is going to the door all the way to getting there. Losing the focus may allow one to end up in the kitchen and wonder why one is there. In the same way, it is not necessary to delineate what is necessary in order for the desire to manifest. It is only necessary to know what the desire is and to add the minimal amount of focused cooperation that is necessary to set the process in motion while holding the intention of experiencing the desire. It is often mentioned that one needs to be sure one really wants what one thinks is wanted. Most can think of casual thoughts or statements that have brought experiences with consequences not expected. The creative aspect built into all is listening and takes those thoughts and statements literally, especially if the momentary intention is sincere and supported by emotional impetus.
While the explanation seems complicated, the application is quite simple. It is a matter of simply doing it simply. The complicated part is when doubt slows or destroys the effort entirely. To begin by choosing a desire that is totally contrary to the current experience is to set up a formula for failure. To attempt to move from poverty to affluence with one desire is sure to fail. It is best to begin with something small and simple. It adds to the process to act as if the desire is already happening. Place an empty hanger in the closet for the new coat. Make space in the cupboard for a new dish or pot, etc. Then be patient and wait expectantly.