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Life Purpose
And the Power of Intention

Dear friends,

So many in our world seem lost, like a ship with no rudder. They believe that the chase after fame and fortune or the American dream is what life is all about. Bombarded by media glitz and sexy advertising and competing with their friends and colleagues in the never-ending rat race to the top, they forget the importance of meaningful relationships and developing loving supportive community.

Deep in the core of every heart is a place where we just want to love and be loved. That's where we started as babies, yet that desire too often got covered many times over as we had to deal with all kinds of trauma and lack of love while growing up. We lost our rudder.

Below is a lesson from the profound Insight Course focused on developing and getting clear on your life purpose and the power of intention. The ideas and suggestions presented here can help you to see more clearly what your heart and soul want out of this life. Take these concepts to heart and you must may be surprised at how much more smoothly you can sail through the stormy waters.

With very best wishes for a transformed world,
Fred Burks for PEERS and

Insight Course: Lesson 16

Life Purpose and
The Power of Intentions

Life Purpose and the Power of Intention

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now.   ~  Goethe

Well hidden in all the busyness and craziness of our world, an exciting paradigm shift is seeping through the cracks making itself apparent to all who have the eyes to see. Possibly the single most important action you can take to help this shift to a new paradigm based on love and empowerment is to get clear on your purpose and intentions in life, and to then live that purpose and follow those intentions to the very best of your ability.

Life purpose is a single statement of deep meaning about a person's reason for being. Life intentions provide direction for moving through specific challenges which can arise in any moment. Life purpose can be extremely useful for keeping ourselves on track in life from the larger perspective, while life intentions can give us direction at key choice points with which we are presented. For a fun, one-minute video demonstrating the power of intentions, click below:

All Insight Course participants are invited here to consider getting clear on their intentions and purpose in life. Those who are not clear can end up more easily being swayed by outside influences. When people are not clear about what they want in life, they often follow the path of least resistance, which sometimes means following unconscious desires or other people's suggestions which may or may not be in their best interest.

When we are clear on our deepest intentions and purpose, we can powerfully move through any challenges that might arise as we work together to create a new paradigm both for ourselves and our world.

Some of you have already done significant work on this, while others have yet to reach clarity. If you are already clear, we invite you to read through the guide at the link below as a review, and to open to new ideas which might help further refine what guides you through life.

For those who have little experience in this realm, we invite you to read this essay carefully and explore some of the many links provided so that you might become clear on both your deepest intentions and your greater purpose in this life. - Life Purpose and Intentions

We highly recommend that all course participants develop written statements of life purpose and intentions, so that both individually and collectively we can move more powerfully in our world and inspire others by the clear principles on which we base our lives.

At the end of this lesson, we will ask those registered for the course to write your life purpose and intentions along with your impressions of this material before moving on to the next lesson. Writing a statement like this can be a wonderful way of declaring yourself in the world and allowing others to offer you support and encouragement in living your purpose and intentions.

For those who join the community networking portal of our website, you will have a personal profile page describing you and your passions. Your life purpose and intentions will also be listed there. This allows our portal members to learn about these important aspects of each other, as well as providing a means for those with similar purpose and intentions to find and support each other, and to more powerfully work together to be the change in our lives and world.

To conclude this part of the lesson, please watch the moving one-minute video clip below of an unbelievably lucky man who found his life purpose and is using it to powerfully inspire both himself and others.

Sacred Cows
Life Purpose and the Power of Intention 2
Sacred Cows © Spyder Webb

What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists ... and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want ... and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.  ~  Alexander Graham Bell

Life Purpose and the Power of Intention 3

The less clear a person is of their deepest life intentions and purpose, the more easily they tend to be influenced by the world around them. The more clear they are, the more powerfully they influence the world around them, and so can create the life they envision.

The second part of this lesson is optional. For those interested in exploring more of the big picture, the below link will take you to about a dozen paradigm-shifting essays, most between two and twenty pages in length, which provide valuable information from a mega-perspective about what is happening in our world.

You have already read two of these essays in previous lessons. For those who are ready for more, pick one or more of the essays at this link that you haven't read to explore the information presented. Be prepared that some of these dive deeper down the rabbit hole. Yet by informing ourselves, we can be more effective in promoting transformation in our lives and world.

For those who choose to take this option, enjoy this opportunity to dive even deeper into all that is happening in our world, and don't forget that any time you find yourself feeling contracted, you can breathe sacred love or use the ho'oponopono healing technique. We can combine the knowledge gained here with our life purpose and intentions to powerfully shift our paradigm and transform our world. - Best Big Picture Summaries

And to end this lesson on a fun note, enjoy the two engaging videos below. The first nine-minute video takes a humorous look at the big picture question of where we originally came from. The second is an inspiring three-minute video titled "Love is Energy." May the love and joy here energize your life purpose and intentions.

Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

Chinese Proverb

What is most important to you?

Take Action: Suggested Activities to Be the Change

  • Write down your life intentions and purpose and post them where you can see them easily to be frequently reminded of what you really want in life. When you wake up in the morning and just before going to bed at night, remind and recommit yourself to your purpose and intentions.
  • Open to guidance and suggestions from friends, family, and your spirit guides in refining and further developing your intentions. Ask for feedback and support in living the life you envision. For every challenge you face in life, you can develop an intention to guide you when the going gets rough.
  • Consider breathing sacred love as one of your intentions and join us in strengthening the web of love which interconnects all beings.
  • Notice when unconscious parts of yourself (thoughts, feelings, desires) arise to block you from following your deeper intentions and purpose. Acknowledge these parts and find a way to give them a voice. Engage in some kind of dialog with these conflicting parts of yourself, inviting them to harmonize with your deeper intentions.
  • What do you think is the meaning of life? How is this related or not related to the purpose and intentions you have developed for yourself?

For Those Who Want More - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

This amazing book is filled with powerful information and tools designed to help you move through any blocks you might have to moving fully into your life purpose and intentions. It is the best guide of its kind that we've seen. - The Intention Experiment by Lynne McTaggart

A groundbreaking exploration of the science of intention. Drawing on the findings of leading scientists from around the world, this very well researched book demonstrates that our thoughts and intentions have incredible power to shape our lives. A few of the chapters have truly astounding information with the potential to change the way you think about your life and our world. - Books on Purpose and Intentions

A list of over a dozen excellent books which can guide to to greater clarity on your life purpose and intentions. Short descriptions of each book by a variety of respected authors help to decide which might be most empowering for you. - Revealing News Article Summaries

A collection of summaries of some of the most revealing media articles ever written in major media publications. Though you have seen a few of these articles in previous Insight Course lessons, you will likely be astounded by the powerful information provided in many others. Links are always provided to read the full articles on their major media website for those who want more. - Index of Revealing News Article Topics

A user-friendly index to media article summaries on over 30 fascinating topics ranging from assassinations to whales and dolphins. These articles are sure to provide you with powerful information of which you were not previously aware.

May we all find empowering ways to support each other in living our purpose and intentions to the best of our ability as we work together to be the change. For those registered for the course and interested in joining our community portal, please write your life purpose and intentions along with your impressions of this lesson before moving on to the next lesson.

Lesson 17 is an inspiring reminder that change doesn't have to always be hard or challenging. It can also be a simple and enjoyable process. Thanks for being who you are, and have a most beautiful day filled with love, joy, and meaning.

The above is lesson 16 of the heart and mind expanding Insight Course.

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