TC 253: The Power of Intention
In this episode of the Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz and regulars Gloria and Jamie discuss two important topics: The Power of Intention, and Angel Appreciation. With the devastating earthquake in Nepal and unrest in many other parts of the world, we wanted to discuss ways that we can help by sending out prayers and positive intentions.
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Now on with the show. . .
Through the ages spiritual sages and philosophers have spoken about Intention. The video below features actor, comedian, and philosopher(?) Jim Carrey on the Power of Intention.
If you need proof that intention can affect the physical world, we invite you to review the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, a researcher and alternative healer. The Mind Unleashed offers this article on his work. Robin has spoken often about his pictures of water crystals that demonstrate that how we think and what we say have an impact on physical reality. You can find his books here: Masuru Emoto: Messages in Water.
Sure, that sounds great but. . .
If you’re someone for whom the only real proof is experiencing it for yourself, then you’re in luck. I just discovered e-squared: Nine Do-it-yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout. Pam’s book contains nine experiments that she claims will prove to you that your thoughts create your reality. But don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself!
Catholics celebrate an annual Feast of the Guardian Angels. This special day is the day to tell your guardian angel “Thank You” for their daily guidance, and to show gratitude to God for assigning a heavenly protector for your personal care.
Although not a dogmatic article of the faith, it is yet a firmly established belief that each individual person has their own guardian angel assigned to watch over their soul. There are three important verses in the Bible from which this belief is drawn:
Psalm 90:11: “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”
Matthew 18:10: “See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”
Hebrews 1:14: “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?”
Gloria shares a poem from a plate that was given to her mother when she was born to commemorate her birth. It contains a traditional Catholic prayer:
Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God’s love commits me here
Ever this day be at my side
To light, to guard, to rule and guide
According to St. Jerome, the concept of guardian angels is in the “mind of the Church”. He stated: “how great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard it”.
According to Wikipedia, belief in angels (and specifically the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael) is found not only in Christianity, but also in Islamic and Judaic traditions.
Whatever your beliefs, we encourage you to send your positive thoughts and prayers to the people of Nepal, and to all around the world in need. Our collective intention can only help.