The Law of Intention

Posted on: August 1, 2012

We were returning home from the wedding of my son, Marcus, and his beautiful new bride, Annie, when I noticed a motorcycle quickly coming up from behind me, dodging in and out of the freeway traffic. No, it was not a California State Trooper or a Harley, it was someone riding a Ducati motorcycle. Now I have to admit I was in a rush to get back home to Arizona from California, but everyone on that freeway was in a rush. All five lanes of  traffic were moving quickly at just over 70 mph, but this biker had to be doing at least 100 mph.

Just next to the freeway was a California state patrol car, and I just knew he saw the speeding motorcyclist and believed the speed demon would get his due. But the motorcyclist must have seen the trooper also and dipped in behind a truck as we all went by the parked patrol car. A little further down the road and out of sight of the patrolman, the motorcyclist pulled up alongside me at about 75 mph, yanked on his handlebars and went into a perfect wheelie. Now standing up with his long hair flying in the wind (no helmet needed for this guy) and just on his back tire, he accelerated to at least 100 mph and the last time I saw him he was still in a perfect wheelie. He had escaped the state patrol and yes, he had escaped making a critical mistake that would have cost him his life and no doubt endangered the lives of many others.

I immediately thought of how so many people seemingly do the same thing with their lives, ignoring laws that have consequences if ignored but incredible benefits when followed. Then there are those times when we seem so invincible, when we can escape the consequences which allow us to enjoy the moment of self-indulgence.

In so many of my speeches I have shared truths which I call laws. That’s because a law is set to direct behavior with benefits when followed and consequences when ignored.  I have shared the Law of Reciprocity which states, “when we serve mankind with a valued service or product, mankind will gladly compensate us with money and what money cannot buy.” The Law of Expression defined by “Think it, speak it, act with corresponding actions” to bring forth the invisible world to visible form those ideas that can become manifested in some visible expression. These and other truths are guides to our behavior that help us achieve the extraordinary, as they help us to stay on track for the results we desire in life when there seemingly there is no evidence we are succeeding.

A new law I would like to share today is the Law of Intention. I define this truth as taking deliberate action to apply focus, resources and belief towards an intended result. Much material has been written about goal setting and manifesting intense desires, but I think the Law of Intention even takes it beyond those two powerful forces available in our lives.

To illustrate this truth or what I prefer to call a law, if we were to ask a farmer if he has a goal to harvest his crop we would get a yes. But, do you have an intense desire to harvest a crop? No doubt we would get a very strange look and perhaps a response, “not only do I have a goal and a desire for a harvest, I INTEND to harvest a crop!” Every action taken by a farmer is with intention and a deliberate action of focus, resources and belief to ensure a harvest. The farmer knows that not every seed planted germinates, or in the case of this year’s drought does every intended harvest result in a bumper crop, But it never changes the INTENTION of a farmer and the actions of preparing the soil, planting the seed and maintaining the equipment for the intended harvest.

Now, how does that apply to you?  Do you have goals in life you would like to achieve? Are their desires both hidden and expressed you would like to see manifested. I mention hidden as deep within us are desires we do not express because they seem to unachievable, or we don’t like to appear foolish to family or friends in discussing them.

What I would like to inspire you to consider is to apply the Law of Intention to achieve what you have as a desired goal in your life. Take deliberate actions to apply focus, resources and your belief for the intended result. As you take these steps daily in your life you will deliberately and intentionally move towards the fulfillment of the intended result. The plans will become clearer, the intentions will reveal new ideas and ways of solving any objection or problem that may stand in your way of achieving the intended result. The intentions will attract others to help you with the intended outcome.

One last word. Many people wait until they have the plans and the resources to ensure a desired result. While waiting they get distracted and yes even sometimes self-indulgent, waiting until the plan and the resources are evident. Life is full of these distractions and self-indulgent opportunities which cause us to seemingly escape the consequences of ignoring the laws that are there for our good. We put aside those hidden desires, those goals that seem unachievable and wait, wait and wait for something to happen. But  I would like to encourage you to follow the Law of Intention, to take deliberate actions to apply focus, resources and belief to an intended result as it will guide your behavior to get you what you INTEND in your life.

3 Responses to "The Law of Intention"

Dear Michael, firstly thank you for yet another insightful and productive Galaxy of Stars.
We love the universal laws you talk of and the law of intention is so powerful. Set sights on what you want in life and the plan falls into place. It has been so effective for us in so many
parts of our lives. We love the story of Bo Oelkers grandfather and the intention he set for his grandchildren. My Dad, an educator, always had the intention of educating his children and grandchildren and set aside money along the way to bring this to fruition.

Our intention going forward is to help as many people as we can enjoy their best qualify of life and their best health. We set this intention daily.


Gillian & Terry

Hi Michael,

Thanks so much for the great information that you shared at the conference about the Law of Intention which is very powerful. All ITBO’s who use this information can and will see their TriVita Wellness Businesses grow bigger and faster than ever before. There are so many people that we can help all over the world!

Mike and Carisa Riedmiller

Michael – thank you for your insights and the law of intention. I enjoyed your live presentation on this at the 2012 Galaxy of Stars. I feel the power that comes from the law of intention. The power that comes from the vision of the future that is behind the intention. I want to encourage people to not wait for all the plans and resources but rather to begin with the vision or intention of what they want to create. Then just get started in that direction. With continued focus and belief the plans and resources will come. My wife’s dad had an intention to provide for his grandchildren a debt free life. He did not know exactly how he would be able to do it but he expressed it and got started. He gave them savings bonds for their birthday and saved some gold coins for their future. As time went on he started a business for them – a TriVita business. After many years that business became the reality he was looking for. Thank you for sowing into our lives with your focus, your resources and your belief. Your seeds are growing and what a harvest it will be!

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