Intention Matters


One of the key tenets of the Law of Attraction is that the Universe mirrors back to us–in circumstances, situations, consequences, and degrees of success–the life images that we think and feel. What I’m speaking about is habitual thought and feeling patterns, not random or inconsistent ones. Another key concept to understand–for successful manifestation–is that whatever goals we undertake MUST be for the good of all involved or the Universe will not support them. It is undeniably possible to achieve selfish goals–and plenty of humans still do–but there will be consequences. Ultimately negative ones.

How do we really understand intention? It’s simple, especially when viewed from the perspective of our conscience. All of us come with conscience, albeit in varying degrees. What may seem right for one person might seem absolutely wrong for another. Ultimately, though, conscience is an innate part of the human experience; we realize–deep down, deep within–whether a goal is motivated by our own selfish reasons or whether it will benefit all, without inflicting harm to anyone. And no amount of spinning a lie will ever make it the truth. The Universe knows this…and so do we.

Intention is a simple concept, really; and the more we think and feel and act in accordance with good, the more success we will experience and encounter. Of note: many spiritual teachers teach that the words God and Good could really be synonymous. (This is not intended as a religious comment, as I realize that religion is a highly personal journey for everyone). If you’re a person willing to entertain the concept relating to God that I’ve just described,  you may be able to see the potential benefits: By aligning with good you would actually be aligning with God/Source/Divine Intelligence.

Scoff at the notion of what I’ve mentioned? That’s fine! It’s healthy to hold our own personal inquiry into subjects! Am I saying that no one can be successful, even when applying bad intentions? No, obviously not. It’s easy to look around and see examples of many people who may have seemed to prosper, even while using unscrupulous methods. What I am suggesting, however, is that those people will ultimately pay a steep price for their actions. On the surface they may have benefited financially; on another level, however, they may have suffered personally, perhaps in their degree of health. They may also have suffered hardships either personally or professionally.

Does this affect our dreams and goals? Does it mean that we have to become a Mother Theresa? To live at her degree of dedication and sacrifice? No. We can still strive for our own health, our own wealth, our own success (personally defined, of course). Contrary to public opinion, it’s not selfish to put ourselves first. We can still desire great financial success, for example, just as long as no one will be harmed in the process. If we’re acting in accordance with teachings from The Science of Success by Wallace D. Wattles, everyone with whom we interact–in business or our personal life–should also benefit from his/her involvement with us! If there is any intention of cheating someone, or deliberate deception to gain advantage, we immediately know that no lasting good can come through such an intention.

So, intentions–especially long-lasting and habitual intentions–matter. If held long enough, and imbued with emotion, they must manifest into what we will see in our lives. The choice–and ability to align with a Power much greater than our own–is in our hands. Now…what are we going to manifest? There’s an abundance of good to go around…for everyone!

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell

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7 thoughts on “Intention Matters

  1. I’ve only recently started experimenting with the law of attraction, or should I say, consciously experimenting, as according to the law of attraction, we always are in its sphere of influence, consciously or not. I’m still a bit skeptical about it but I’d rather not miss out on trying my hand at it. Because if it really is at play I’d rather take up my role consciously. 🙂


    1. Hi. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I certainly understand your skepticism, especially if you’re new to teachings regarding the LOA. What might help? Follow, if you will, the breadcrumb trail of your past thoughts and examine the results. Can you link what you were thinking and the outcomes of such thoughts? Living consciously–as deliberate creators–brings us great freedom. I think you’ll find it well worth your time and effort. Art

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      1. Yes, following the breadcrumb trail of my past thoughts is precisely what I have recently done. And I didn’t like what I discovered. As Esther Abraham once said so fittingly: a lot of people believe in ‘no pain, no gain’ – and how has this worked out for them? 🙂 Lot’s of pain, not much gain except for the lesson that there might be another way.


      2. There’s definitely another way (at least in my opinion) and you’re on to it! I hope you continue your study and application of the LOA…especially if it feels right to you! There are many books on the subject. I’ve created a list in Suggested Reading in my blog, in case you’re interested.

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      3. Thank you, your book recommendation section had slipped my attention. I’ll check it out. And will keep posting how the LOA is treating me. Hopefully, I’ll be able to report some changes for the better 🙂


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