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Apr 04, 2011 03:05PM ● By Tony Burroughs

On the eve of 2010, thousands of individuals throughout the world are set to write their New Year’s intentions using Tony Burroughs’ simple and effective methods for putting the laws of manifestation to work. Burroughs has authored nine books, including The Code: Ten Intentions for a Better World and The Intenders Handbook, and he explains that intentions are considerably more positive and powerful than New Year’s resolutions. “As Intenders, we deeply comprehend that our thoughts and words are constantly creating our future. Therefore, we state our intentions out loud every day, framing them in positive and powerful words that are most apt to produce the results we desire.”

Intention statements, framed negatively, evoke the opposite and do not work. For example, rather than say, “I intend I am not sick anymore,” as Intenders, we would assert, “I intend that I am in perfect health.” Because we haven’t mentioned anything about sickness or disease, it cannot be created from our statement.
As Intenders, we are successful at manifesting because we add strong statements at the end of our intentions. When we finish stating an intention, we emphatically say, “So be it,” “So it is,” or “So it is done.” These words are powerful because they allow us to see our intentions as already having manifested. For us, the key to manifesting anything is to picture the end result from the beginning—to see it as “a done deal,” and then hold that vision in mind until it actually appears in our three-dimensional world.

In order for our intentions to manifest, they must serve the highest and best good of the Universe, including ourselves and everyone concerned. We would never make an intention without including a “highest good” clause, as it ensures that only those intentions which are truly for our highest good will manifest. All other intentions that do not serve us or our fellow men and women will not be created.

Intenders place tremendous value in coming together in community to make intentions with other like-minded and lighthearted people. At every opportunity, we take advantage of the fact that there is strength in numbers. We create Intenders Circles, in which we get together with others who align with us and who help us to envision our intentions as already manifested. This makes everything manifest more swiftly and easily. In 15 years of observing Intenders Circles in action, we have learned that it is of prime importance that we gather and work together in community in order to create a world where we live in peace, freedom, abundance and fulfillment.

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The Code
Ten Intentions for a Better World
The First Intent ~ Support Life

I refrain from opposing or harming anyone. I allow others to have their own experiences. I see life in all things and honor it as if it were my own. I support life.

The Second Intent ~ Seek Truth

I follow my inner compass and discard any illusions that are no longer serving me. I go to the source. I seek truth.

The Third Intent ~ Set Your Course

I begin the creative process. I give direction to my life. I set my course.

The Fourth Intent ~ Simplify

I let go, so there is room for something better to come in. I learn to trust by lining up with the highest good and knowing that I am guided, guarded and protected at all times. I am open to receive from expected and unexpected sources. I simplify.

The Fifth Intent ~ Stay Positive

I see good, say good and do good. I accept the gifts from all of my experiences. I am living in grace and gratitude. I stay positive.

The Sixth Intent ~ Synchronize

I am in the flow, fulfilling my desires and doing what I came here to do. Allowing beauty to guide me, I step into the present, where great mystery and miracles abide. I synchronize.

The Seventh Intent ~ Serve Others

I practice love in action. I always have enough to spare and enough to share. I am available to help those who need it. I serve others.

The Eighth Intent ~ Shine Your Light

I am a magnificent being, awakening to my highest potential. I express myself with joy, smiling easily and laughing often. I shine my light.

The Ninth Intent ~ Share Your Vision

I create my ideal world by envisioning it and telling others about it. I share my vision.

The Tenth Intent ~ Synergize

I see humanity as one. I enjoy gathering with lighthearted people regularly. When we come together, we set the stage for Great Oneness to reveal itself. We synergize.


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