The Magician

The Magician
A robed figure stands near a table upon which lie the elements, the hands indicating the lilies and roses above and below

Manifesting our desired outcomes consists of two primary components: setting an intention, and acting on the intention. Both of these components are required to manifest what we desire, and both need to be applied equally to ensure success.

If we set an intention on an outcome yet we take no action toward our goals, our intention is nothing more than simply making a wish, crossing our fingers, and hoping it comes true. In all actuality if we look at the actions we are taking to preserve our personal status quo, these actions will show what it is we truly want, what is our actual intention. Inaction toward accomplishing our goals is really action toward an opposing goal, one which we will see realized.

On the other hand, if we take action without having set a clear intention we are simply spinning our wheels. We may not be satisfied with the current state of our lives, so we take action believing it will move us away from where we do not want to be. However, action without a clear vision is merely us running away from ourselves rather than moving toward an intention. As a result, we simply find ourselves in the same place from which we ran.

The foundation of setting an intention is belief. We create a vision of our desired outcome which allows us to realize it as being possible. The call to action for us is faith, the unyielding knowledge that we will accomplish our goal with right action. However, willpower is where we marry our belief to our faith, where we entwine our intention with action. Will is the ultimate backbone of manifestation, more than simply the amalgamation of envisioning and of acting. It is comprised of both yet it is greater than the sum of these two parts. It is the force through which manifestation is truly born.


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David Dear

David Dear suddenly became interested in the exploration of metaphysics shortly after the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. Over the next 25 years he became proficient in reading Tarot and astrological natal charts, learned past life regression and Thought Field Therapy, and became attuned in Chios and is a Usui Reiki master. David has the innate ability to perceive aspects of reality on a multidimensional level and is naturally telepathic. He has a bachelor's degree in metaphysical theology and is an ordained metaphysical minister and licensed metaphysical practitioner. David currently lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife/best friend, two dogs and one cat.

2 thoughts on “The Magician”

  1. The big question i have is what is will power, and how do you successfully access and really tap into it. I can set a realistic goal of say losing a bit of weight. I can organise my fridge, and sign up for fitness classes but without this ellusive pot of power at my disposal i will get nowhere quickly. So whats your secret? 🙂

    1. That is a great point and a great question. Will power often seems bigger than ourselves and consistently out of reach.
      The key to employing effective will power is to create an exceedingly strong desire within the intention. If the intention is created but the desire is not much more than a shrug accompanied by “it would be nice if this came to be” the intention will fall prey to greater desires.
      An intention often lacks a strong desire when we set a goal based on what we do not want as opposed to what we do want. Weight loss as a goal quite often serves as a prime example of this. The intention is based on not being a certain weight. Setting an intention of what we don’t want gives us nothing to move toward, so when a competing desire comes along such as eating foods that contribute to weight gain or foregoing a scheduled workout, it is a familiar desire that is far too compelling.
      Once we set a new intention based on what we do want, we can build our desire around that intention to make it effective. Continuing the example, if we set a desire to have a specific body type, we can then find all the rewards that come with our new body. We can see ourself getting excited about being more attractive to others, about having more energy throughout the day, about regular compliments on our appearance, about buying new wardrobes that are quite flattering. Once we have created those desires and revisit them regularly, those desires will have the strength to hold their own against the momentary desire to less healthy eating habits or skipping workout sessions. The will power will seem like less of a battle in those moments and will simply win out through remembering the rewards from having made choices that move us toward our goals.

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