Intentions (mission) always moves us forward because it works with what’s given. Belief only works with what you select from the given. Intention unifies; belief divides. A good example of Intention awakening is the awaking of the Parkland Students, or anyone who as been moved to action after intense grief.
Life has intention to unify, so as each moment is a fragmentation, like the digital break up of satellite image during a storm, intention restores unity. A heartfelt intention, not a mind intention but a body/mind intention will move life forward integrating what happens, good and bad, with the intention.
Like MacGyver, Intention uses what’s given to move forward. This kind of intentions cannot be defeated because it uses obstacles as it fuel.
Life is dynamic unity: destruction and creation happening at the same time: two faces of the same coin. When Intention is awakened, the body/mind are unified as one will. When Intention is not awake, the mind dominates life through belief whose aim is to unity the world around Ego or a mind iThought. The body, left out by mind, becomes a counter force against the intention of the mind, creating obstacles that blind side the mind’s intention and expectations.
But when body/mind Intention is awakened, usually from grief or shock or divine inspiration (a calling, if you will), then both mind and body/world are enlisted, and this intention is an integrating force that doesn’t create its own obstacle because there is no unconscious or shadow mind.
A spirital awakening is the awakening of this integrating Intention to unity, or healing, or wholeness.The fault seems to lie in our western paradigm of reality that says that for any object to move, external force must come from without. Hence, the universe needs God as an external force. But this is OK when it comes to understanding inert objects in space, but not when it comes to understanding life. Life IS intention. Life is not matter, blind behaviors. When life is awakened within, intention is awakened, and. you life has a purpose or direction that finds unity in diversity, order in fragmentation, and completion in the incomplete.
The world “spiritual” serves a disservice because we think it is..well..spiritual and not really real or practical or everyday experience. When someone has the intention to be a pianist, that is a “spiritual intention” because nothing stops it. So a better word than “spiritual” is integrative. Having a business idea that creates a integrative business, generating energy as it grows, is an integrative Idea. An Integrative Idea is a single idea the contains the tension of appositive views or ideas. This contain tension generate the energy needed for the Intention. Comes who make their career or persona on the tension of their neurosis, have an intention the transcends the neurosis and turns their suffering into gold.
While on stage in their Persona, or character they are free, but they may return home to a depression.