Intention affects probability that affects manifestation.
When I perceive certainty as a necessity, possibilities become the enemy. In this limited state of awareness, my narrow view of what is possible defines the borders of what is probable in my creation. As I become aware that my intentions turn infinite possibilities into finite probabilities, my need for and defense of certainty can give way to the light of inquiry.
How might intentions affect probabilities?
Perhaps we can imagine probabilities as a subset of all possibilities. ALL possibilities exist in any given instant – in potential. Intention turns potential possibilities into probabilities that then manifest as outcomes perceived by an observer.
An observer (me) turns ALL possibilities into a few probabilities – with intention. My intention – whether conscious of it or not – dwindle a few probabilities down to a tiny few. Then those tiny few coalesce into one observation – that confirms the belief of the observer – me. Thus, I’ve successfully defended my certainty.
Is Intention a Game of Confirmation?
I like to think of myself as an individual among many other individuals – me vs you. I confirm this perception by perceiving my body separate from yours. In this way, I confirm MY belief as THE belief and then seek to enforce that belief unilaterally. I’ve even created a bias to automate this process – the confirmation bias. In a very real sense, EVERYTHING I perceive confirms my limited awareness of everything that can be believed.
Thus, the confirmation game is THE ONLY game in town.
Am I a Belief?
Maybe I can state that question, “Can I be anything else than a belief?” Maybe EVERYTHING is a belief – including ME, which is my perception that confirms a belief. And what is a belief? Maybe NO-THING… 😉
Could probabilities represent specifics of belief? And intentions represent the play of consciousness in that creation sandbox?
Turning an Intention into a Specific Manifestation
The more generalized my intention, the higher the probability I’ll be surprised at its manifestation. Intentions outside my awareness will affect the manifestation of my intention. Thus the surprise when intentions born of my unawareness result in “unintended” outcomes.
Because of my limited awareness, I’m unaware of who I am as a belief. Meanwhile, that belief continually manifests itself! As I become aware of this situation, I can question my manifestations to become aware of my intentions – and maybe the beliefs that drive the intention-manifestation bus.
Rather than experiencing surprise at “unintended” outcomes, I can instead notice what those outcomes say about what I believe. “I don’t want this [outcome]” turns into “I was unaware of my intention for this [outcome]. Now that I am aware, I can inquire into what I believe that brought about this [outcome].” This inquiry decreases confirmation certainty and increases the probability for an AHA moment.
“Inquiry is fatal to certainty.” (Will Durant)
Questioning My Certainty
For example, I might ask myself –
- What does this [outcome] symbolize about me?
- How do I feel about this symbol?
- Why am I defending this feeling?
- Who am I as a result of defending this feeling?
Remember: the inquiry is all about exploration into realms of possibility – rather than to resolve an issue you have with an outcome you don’t like. It’s about awareness.