I am the artist and the art.
My life is a canvass
And I stand before it, tools in hand
Creating a world within a world within a life
Wielding the brushes of belief and intention
Brushes dipped in the pigments of emotion and experience
Smoothing in highlights of happiness and love
And shadowed depths of fear and anger
Until the creation becomes the creator
Becomes a life complete.
The Magic Word
Have you ever read a story or watched a movie where magic was being used; was a part of their world and felt a deep yearning stirred up inside you? To be able to simply wave a wand or staff and say a few words and watch the world around you change; watch as your dreams become reality. Seems like a pipe dream, doesn’t it?
Well, what if I told you that magic was real? What if I told you that there is one word with which you can change your entire world?
You’d laugh, wouldn’t you? Oh sure, there would be a tiny spark in your heart; a part of you (a part you probably associate with your eight-year-old self) that says “that would be SO cool,” but the practical you – the grown up you – would pretty much dismiss it out of hand. After all, that’s just not the way it works in real life.
At least that is what we’ve been led to believe.
Because the truth is, there IS a magic word; one word that can transform your entire life. This one word and its usage has been taught by the mystery schools and passed down through centuries of mystical traditions and shamanic lineages and which has been closely guarded because of its power and the ability it has to completely transform the world around you.
It is a word whose meaning has been closely guarded because it strikes fear into those who wield the power; it causes people to question the right of someone else to decide their lives for them. Think it through. There is a reason that most of the mystery schools and metaphysical traditions have been suppressed throughout history, for if people knew that they have the power to manifest the life that they truly want; those things that they desire most without having to conform to a certain set of rules or regulations or without adhering to specific belief system, there would be no need for the governmental or religious control systems, and those systems have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. They’ve got a lot to lose.
No, I’m not going to drag this out and make you wait for days before I tell you. And no, I’m not going to charge you money to find out this life-changing secret. You already know the answer. But just in case you’ve forgotten, I’ll tell you again.
The word is: Intention.
Just as the artist brings his art into being through his intent to capture it in its selected form (paint, charcoal, photography, sculpture, carving, music, writing etc) so too can anyone on this planet bring into being the life that they have always wanted by focusing their intention on bringing it into being.
The scariest thing is that most people – not being aware of the power of intention – sign this power over to another; to a person or a society, a religion or a government; accepting the laid out specifications for an “acceptable” or “desirable” life as their own; allowing these others to decide what their life is going to be like; what they should want (or not want); their place in society; what they should be doing (or not doing). But the good news is; you can reclaim your power. You can still have the life you always wanted; you just have to learn how to breathe life into your intention.
Breathing Life Into Intention
Breathing life into your intention requires a clear picture of what it is you are aspiring to. It requires focus.
When I say focus I don’t just mean having a general idea of what it is that you want (such as I want to be healthy). You need to be able to imagine every detail of what a healthy life entails; what you would look like, how you would act, talk, react. What you would do. How you would maintain that healthy body. You need to be able to close your eyes and slip yourself into a scene that explicitly portrays you in the best of health, where everything around you supports that.
There is just one trick involved. You not only have to be able to be able to imagine this life in complete and total detail, you have to be able to live as if it already exists – as if you believe that it is real. Then, and only then, will you see it start to manifest around you as the universe begins pulling things into alignment in your life in order to pave the way for its manifestation because it sees that your intention is not just half-hearted, you really mean it. When you can believe that your intended life exists; when you can have faith that it is there even if you can’t yet see it, then you remove the doubt and negativity that prevent it from entering your life.
Of course you’re going to want to start small; keep it simple until you get the hang of it. And keep in mind that it is going to take patience, because believe it or not, even those with the best imaginations seem to have difficulty realizing that they can have exactly what they intend (that’s another reason to start small). But once you have the hang of it you’ll find that your life begins to slowly transform as those the life that you intend for yourself slowly becomes your reality.
Through purposeful control and focus of your intention you not only become the artist of your own creation, you become the art; a three dimensional piece of artwork that is continually being refined and shaped according to your beliefs and intentions; a life complete; the authentic life that you have always known that you were supposed to be living.