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What Is the Power of Intention?

Have you heard leaders talking about the power of intention?

I hear it all the time from leaders.

They say make an intention.

But what is it and how do you do it…

How does it work?

What Is the Power of Intention?

I had an idea of what the power of intention was, but I thought I would find out for sure what it was all about.

I went to the book store and I bought the book The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self development. He has authored over 40 books and has appeared on thousands of radio and TV programs. You can learn more about Dr. Wayne W. Dyer at

What Is the Power of Intention?

In this blog I am going to summarize what I learned from Chapter One of The Power of Intention.

Chapter One – Viewing Intention From a New Perspective

There is actually a lot to digest in Chapter One.

Dr. Dyer begins the chapter with a quote by Carlos Castaneda

“In the universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.”

Dr. Dyer states that: his research reveals a fairly common definition of Intention as a strong purpose or aim, accompanied by a determination to produce a desired result.

He also states: People driven by intention are described as having a strong will that won’t permit anything to interfere with achieving their inner desire.

Dr. Dyer read a book called The Active Side of Infinity by Carlos Castaneda which gave him a new insight into Intention. There were 2 specific sentences in the book that caused him to  have a new clarity about the power of intention.

Dr. Dyer states, “Imagine that intention is not something you do, but rather a force that exists in the universe as an invisible field of energy!”

He goes on the explain where this field of energy is. That there’s no place that it’s not. That everything in the universe has intention built into it. That humans are the only creatures that separate themselves from this invisible field of intention.

The reason we separate ourselves from Intention is because of EGO. “EGO is made of 6 primary ingredients that account for how we experience ourselves as disconnected. By allowing ego to determine your life path, you deactivate the power of intention.”

Dr. Dyer describes the 6 ego beliefs as follows:

1. I am what I have.

2. I am what I do.

3. I am what others think of me.

4. I am separate from everyone.

5. I am separate from all that is missing in my life.

6. I am separate from God.

Intention can’t be accessed through ego. By changing your thoughts you can weaken ego and then you can seek intention and your potential.

Four Steps to Intention

Dr. Dyer states:  “Activating your power of intention is a process of connecting with your natural self and letting go of total ego identification. The process takes place in 4 stages.”

  1. Discipline
  2. Wisdom
  3. Love
  4. Surrender

He goes on to talk about Intention and Free Will and that they are paradoxical. That its possible to have intention and a free will at the same time.

This is definitely a chapter worth reading a second time. It has given me a lot to think about. There is so much more in chapter one of The Power of Intention than I have included in this post. If you haven’t read the book yet, just based on what I have read in chapter one I would recommend you read it.

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Have a great day!

Deirdre Powell (Dee)

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