According to Dr. Chopra:
- Intention = Information
- Attention = Energy
When you focus your attention on your intention, you cause your intention to manifest itself into physical reality. In essence, with good intention and focused attention, you can make wonderful things happen and the inverse is true as well. So, I ask you, where is your heart and mind when you do what you do?
There is nothing like, no replacement or substitute for, chiropractic care. A specific and gentle chiropractic adjustment of a subluxation (dysfunction of a spinal joint causing interference in your nervous system) is completely different than a wrenching “manipulation” of that same joint that may be performed by those in other professions. It differs in many ways including the Intent behind each adjustment. Chiropractic is not just a form of natural treatment for pains and problems; it is a lifestyle that promotes health and wellness for people of all ages with the core premise being: The body is a tremendous self-healing and self-regulating organism. The nervous system is the master control system of the body. If there is interference in the nervous system, the body will not function properly and will have a reduced ability to heal itself. Chiropractors reduce nervous system interference. Chiropractors who specialize in family wellness, and pediatric and maternity care have a very strong philosophical attachment to this core premise and every adjustment that we provide is delivered with a deep and unwavering Intention of loving healing. As we have seen, “Intention is the most powerful forces in healing” and in our offices we incorporate positive intention with focused attention. Knowing this, how could you not be motivated to get you and your children checked for subluxation. If present, subluxation can lead to dis-ease in the body and then disease. But, if the dis-ease is removed through chiropractic care, you not only avoid disease, but gain enhancement of overall health and well-being.
Now you see how our intent can help you, and your family, friends, and coworkers, let’s see how your intent can help you, your family and all those around you. I go back to the question, where is your heart and mind when you do what you do? Do you give a dollar to the person outside the grocery store holding a collection can for a charity so they will leave you alone or to help those they are collecting for? Do you help others because you hope for something in return or just because you want to help them? We all have times where we do things for the “right” reasons and for the “wrong” reasons. If your intent is not present, pure, and steadfast, the positive manifestations will not occur.
Is it possible to consciously develop your intent? Absolutely! It takes work, but it is worth it. Through techniques such as goal setting and daily affirmations, you can mold your intention however you see fit.
You must first determine what your core values are. Set aside a period of time where you can be alone with your thoughts and determine what things are most important to you…the type of person you would like to be…the way you would like to act and feel all the time. Feel free to think about the people you think are already like this and model their characteristics. Now, you can write out goals in accordance with these core values. Once you have written out your goals, you can create daily affirmations that will reinforce these core values and goals. This is not easy work but when you get in a habit of goal setting and daily affirmations you will be able to start to live your life in full congruency with your beliefs. When you live your life in full congruency with your beliefs, your intent will be present, pure and steadfast and your intent will be manifested through your attention and create whatever it is that you choose to create.
I strongly encourage everyone to make these efforts and work with your children to form these habits early. The world can be changed and improved, one person at a time. Step up and be that next person to make a positive contribution through your positive intention and teach our next generation of citizens to do the same.
Set your intentions on a healthier, happier world and begin to fulfill this goal by deciding that you and your family are going to be healthy and well adjusted.
This article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #09.
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