The Universe is intentional. It must be. I have done the required reading and work and have come to this conclusion with 100% percent certainty. The pure fact is this, that without intention although results of mater will be produced, without pure intention nothing of true meaning can result.
Let us take a journey through our own lives for the evidence, shall we?
As young people we go about each and everyday with seemingly no real intention other than that of enjoying ourselves. Some of us make friends, some of us run frantically through the woods with sticks looking for monsters, and some of us sit quietly reading about the actions and lives of others. These of course are not all the possible ways in which we do things as young people, but you get the point we are simply looking for joy.
Each and every action we take on a daily basis turns into a practice and what we practice we become, our practices define our futures no matter what the practices are. So, if you have been practicing talking behind your friends back since you were little well then you probably find yourself with a lot of wayward friendships. If you practiced sitting quietly and breathing since you were little you probably have no problem dealing with the craziness of the world.
However, it is not until we take these practices and put a defined intent behind them that we begin to produce some real exquisite results. This is after all a cause and effect Universe, and maybe just maybe, all the conditions were precisely as they needed to be for the evolution of every species on earth, humans not withstanding, to be created, i.e the theory of evolving from nothing to something, but this feels completely off to me.
Even the most gifted artists do not accidently create a beautiful work of art with life and soul. What brings anything to life is the conscious intent behind the creation. This is as true as the age old question “if a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?” Here is the important part, some one must be conscious for consciousness to be expressed. So then the creation of the Universe would have required an original consciousness to express the Universe in any ordered form. With out the consciousness present all would seemingly be chaos with no purpose.
Now, here is where we get to the exciting stuff. Purpose is the past tense of Intent. By that I mean that anything can have purpose because purpose can be assigned after the fact because purpose is formed from a recognized pattern for our own personal intent. Our intent can pre diagnosis our purpose but there must be original intent for any of it even if it a simple underlying intent to everything we do, such as I have good and joyful intent with everyone I meet. As apposed to I plan on discovering this persons reason for living while I speak with them. Now in the second scenario there may be good intent there but the true intent is to discover this person’s reason which could produce a good or bad effect for either me or them regardless my intent is not for a good outcome. If it was simply for a good outcome my questioning may change if I notice the conversation going in a way that causes the other person or my self harm.
So, regardless there is always intent with Consciousness whether we are aware of it prior or after the fact. The point being and how this knowledge is profoundly important for our life is that once we are able to put proper intent towards our daily life than we can finally move in the direction we would like for ourselves. But that takes a true clarity of ones own personal self. The idea that we always end up where we were supposed to be also makes since in this context because our underlying intent is always there guiding us even when we don’t realize it and its only upon looking back do we see the reason for things. This of course feels like a very exhausting way to live and can be, but if we can discover who we are and what we truly want then we can kick the door wide open on creation and stand at the forefront of awakening to the truth that we were all created in the image of God and as such are creators in the same way. God knows Gods nature. To truly know our nature is then the secret, and once that is uncovered we move the same way God does with meaningful intent to create the outcome we desire. We will get there regardless, the question is will we be driving or just along for the ride.
Intention is the key to awakening. There must be a God because there is an us and we could not derive purpose with out an original intention and intention is based in consciousness.