Human intention is a blend of directed and nondirected attention and action. It is often difficult to put into practice because our ordinary relative conciousness divides intention as either a human directed effort or a nondirected surrender to Divine action without human input. In addition, the ordinary fear-based consciousness cannot effectively intend because of unconscious negative emotions and thought patterns.
In truth, human intention is both directed and nondirected. In order to fully express our intention, our awareness must be united with our heart dimension in the Spirit. Intention is not of the ego personality, it is of the soul in the Spirit of Divine energy.
At the soul level, we move beyond fear and into a consciousness of love. Here, there is no opposition between directed human attention and Divine action. They both play a synchronous role in the creation that is intention. Human intention from the true self directs human desire and intention in love, and through nonattachment allows the Divine action to create the intention into the experience of reality. Jesus said, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). Thus, intention is both a directed and a nondirected action from the consciousness of the true self in Divine unity.