Over the years, we have been fortunate to hear a great many people express
their gratitude for intentions they made that manifested for them. These
"Intenders Stories" have brought so much encouragement and inspiration to us
that we decided to dedicate this page to sharing some of them with you.
We also invite you to e-mail your favorite Manifested Intention story or your favorite intention to us.
If we feature your success story or your favorite intention on this website, we'll send you a free set of the Intenders Books!
We intend that you enjoy these Intenders Stories!
Two weeks ago we received one of the sweetest intention stories ever. It comes from Susan in California and we intend that it makes you feel as good we did when we read it.
In September 2002 I was finally starting to get better four years after my neck injury. Then I got broadsided on the way to the store to buy a chicken dinner for my new neighbor and her four children. I felt the hand of God on my shoulder before the impact and all I could say was that I was lucky and grateful to be alive as the Cadillac was totalled. In a smaller car I would've been pushed thru the driver's side. The young man who hit us was on his cell phone.
After my injuries started showing up I lost heart for awhile because the driver of the vehicle I was in had no insurance. I intended to recover from all my injuries and I kept thanking God for sparing me from worse consequences. I remained grateful. In the process of trying to recover medical costs from the driver, a friend suggested that I contact his former best friend, a lawyer who he hadn't heard from in twenty years. I said I thought I could get a phone number on the internet. I did and I left a message asking for help locating the doctor in his area (another state). To my surprise I got a call the next night. I was disappointed to learn that that state had separate property and I could not recover my medical costs. Then an odd thing happened. This lawyer called me back the very next night. He later told me that he fell in love with my voice. We are going to be married. And, I am getting the home and children that I always wanted.
Our Winner for this month is Lt Rohit Sharma from India. His views about the power of gratitude and the power of silence are most insightful!
"I have intended lot of things in life and got many, but even as I got one after another I didn't feel happy - the sheer happiness everyone is looking for. Then I tripped upon an article where someone had written that he lost his brother in the 911 attack in WTC and had been wanting to express feelings of love to him but due to bitterness could not do so - but once he died he felt so much remorse and his words moved me. He said,
"Be grateful for whatever you have and be grateful for whatever you have manifested and know that you are responsible for whatever good is happening to you and whatever bad is happening to you. And don't wait to express gratitude for what you have got as it will bring you more of that . . . and don't forget to express love and gratefulness for people around you and things around you, as sometimes . . . you dont get to say that last goodbye."
I was so moved that I started writing down everything I had got and to my amazement within a week I actually saw everything multiplying from money to happiness to better professional aspects. Intention with gratitude is a very very powerful manifestation tool. And also if you intend that you are in silence (this means not thinking anything) - a gap, peace, bliss - will come faster to you."
Lt Rohit Sharma, Colaba, Mumbai, India
Thank you, Rohit!
Our winning Intention story for last month is short but
powerful. It came in from Jaqie Ablitt in Coquitlam B.C.
My story is that I set an intention
that I would have a lap computer, one that I would be so
very very happy with.
My brothers and sister announced that to help me
celebrate my 65th birthday they all 'chipped-in' and gave
me a lap top computer that I am delighted and thrilled
and grateful to have.
This months winning Intenders Story reflects both an ecological consciousness and a special trust in the magical workings of the Universe. We salute you, Bernadette Jobs, for sharing your inspiring message with us. My favorite ongoing Intender's story
When I was a teenager, long before conscious knowledge of the intention
process, I said, " I will never buy a car until we build them more
wisely without using fossil fuels. " I had therefore committed to
walking, biking, public transportation and car-pooling. My friends
thought I was crazy and depriving myself. I simply couldn't rationalize
working hard to maintain a consumptive destructive machine. By the time
you add up buying the car, insurance, maintenance and gasoline and the
amount of hours one must spend accumulating all those dollars there
isn't much time left to enjoy the 'freedom' the automobile was supposed
to bring us.
The last few years have brought about a completely different result in
that same intention, which initially caused me to wonder if I'd gone
back on my commitment. The wording of an intention is very powerful in
itself. Wording it just so can cause the Universe to answer in
limitless creative ways that our pointed human minds may not always
recognize at first.
Becoming a mother in a modern sprawling city left me wondering what to
do. Biking with a baby and 2 baskets of laundry was no longer
feasible. And then I got a roommate with a car. Hooray for car share!
Then he moved out. Upon his departure he gave me the car. Did this
mean I was betraying my early intents? Word by word I read the
intention. I had to laugh because I did not buy the car. Four years
and about a hundred thousand miles later the Escort could go not
further. It had been driven coast to coast 4 times before I owned it,
never mind where I drove it. It had lived12 years and gone 260,000
miles! Mechanics who had worked on it begrudgingly admitted it was in
amazing form for a Ford.
Upon its death I resorted to borrowing other peoples junk cars for
groceries and laundry. Some of these were offered for sale. This was
the period when I discovered there are worst things than walking.
Certain vehicles are a step down from being a pedestrian. When this
became clear I added the intention of smooth-running dependability to my
Within days of stating this a co-worker who lived nearby said "why don't
you just borrow my car in the evenings?" This arrangement worked out so
well I was able to work in the evenings again. There were many times
when I drove folks to the airport and I had a car for a weekend here and
there providing a perfect compliment. Many adventures and further
intentions came out of this includingųDriving provides focused and safe
adventures. Then this dear friend had decided to move back to Hawaii
and take her lovely car with her. I am very grateful to her trust in me
that caused so many others to follow her generous example. I sat down
to realistically evaluate when I could buy a decent car. It looked like
about four months away. I was a little bummed about this, but not many
people in our culture make it to their third decade with a perfect
driving record. I thought maybe I ought to give up this intention if it
caused more resistance than benefit.
The week before my friend left the continent I was asked to house sit
during Thanksgiving with the loan of their car for the job.
Thanksgiving Day was spent with old friends who picked us up in the
afternoon. The gathering continued until late in the eve. At one point
I left the gathering to feed the dogs and light the house I was
caretaker of. The friend who picked me up said "Why don't you just
drive out there with my car and come back instead of leaving for the
night?" So off I drove. On the way back I stopped at my house
momentarily. Walking out my back door and seeing all the cars parked I
realized that in my possession were keys to four cars! These included
my dead Ford, a borrowed unpredictable vehicle, the house-sitting car,
and the Thanksgiving errand car. I looked up into the clear night sky
and laughed in gratitude.
I was without a car for a whole week. The next car was mine full-time
for 2 months as a friend went on a bike-about in Australia. It provided
me with many pleasant driving experiences, which has again upped the
ante in my car desires. The day that friend returned I received the use
of another car for a week. I love the ongoing overlap. My original
intention was a protest. It has brought about both mass-market
renewable energy vehicles and the fact that I have not officially bought
a car so far.
I have been without a car for 4 days. It is a perfect excuse to stay
home all weekend. I walked to work today enjoying the early tree buds,
green bulb shoots, and fresh morning air. How I have missed these
things. Wednesday I go to meet with a woman who wants to give me a
car. I look forward to the unfolding as the Universe delivers car after
car, each one closer to my ideal than before!
Its so nice when things come full circle. We of the Intenders were inspired many years ago by The Laws of Manifestation by David Spangler of The Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. So what a pleasant surprise it was to receive an email this month from The Findhorn Community Intenders Circle! Findhorn has truly been a shining example for all of us who seek self empowerment and we are honored that they are using the Intention Process. Here is what Katharina Klippstein at Findhorn had to say:
Since last autumn (with the arrival of your books and video), we have had an Intenders Circle here with about 6 people. Some left the Foundation, some others joined in. That's the way this place works, so it is amazing that this group still exists! We have had great manifestations: I manifestated a second pregnancy ( I am 14 weeks now), a new engine in our car for free (what a miracle that was), and others manifested new relationships, money etc.
A swiss friend of mine, who lived here before, read my Intenders booklet on her visit here and she will probably email you to get one herself. So, there is another potential Intenders Circle in Swizerland. . .
Blessings to you, Katharina and to all of those who hold the light so brightly at Findhorn!
Diana Meier wins our May 2000 Intention Story award.
We intend that you like it as much as we did.
I was chronically ill for almost 3 years and I decided to really set an
intention and prayed to God, "Show Me." Show Me (what's making me
sick). I prayed that all night and the next morning. I also agreed to
"listen" to the answer.
The next day, a small voice came into my head and said, "Call the Gas
Company and have them bring out their expert." I had called the Gas Co.
when I first moved in but decided to "just do it" since this could be
the answer to my prayers. Heck, I was desperate and didn't have any
other leads. When the CO expert came I told him how sick I'd been and
was deseperate to figure out what could be making me so sick when the
doctors had come up with nothing.
After a few minutes in my apartment he looked at me and said, "I know
what's making you so sick." I was listening with all ears (pretty
swollen)! He said, "It's mold." I said, "MOLD"? His eyes had become a
bit watery and his throat was scratchy and he said he was having a mold
reaction in my apartment. He then showed me where it was coming from
(under the building). It was in the floor boards. He said it was
microscopic and that it could make me this sick. He then told me that
I'd probably have to move because the landlord would not fix it
"properly" to a standard to my health. He was right, I did have to
Thank God for Robin Dunn at the Gas Company. I set the intention and
God delivered. I created a web site to help myself and others with mold
problems: http://www.MoldGoddess.com. It's taken me and my twin sister
several years but we're are doing so much better.
Our March 2000 story comes in from our good friend, Susie Knutson.
It is one of the best Intenders Stories we ever heard. Thanks, WhooHoo
A Tender In-Tender
For about 3 months I have been part of a small Intenders of the Highest Good group, including a mother, a father, a small 2 year old and myself. Each week we meet and give the guided meditation, our gratitudes, our intentions. Then we all join in a circle and place our intentions on a beam of great white light that goes down into mother earth and then shoots up into the heavens into the far reaches of the universes. Then we align our energies by toning.
Week by week we go through the process and find out about each other’s deepest gratefulness and our deepest concerns. Each week little Kabira has been a part of our group, particularly enthusiastic about joining in the circle and then toning. She tones as long as we do and is very serious about it.
All night and for a couple of weeks, she kept calling me “Whoo Hoo”, the expression I love to use when she and I get excited about something! Last night, she kept saying WhooHoo and it dawned upon us all that she thought that was my name!
After Videa, Forrest and I finished our intentions, I asked Kabira, “Would you like to share your gratitudes and intentions?”, almost as a lighthearted gesture as she has a language all of her own, sometimes indistinguishable by others even though she knows exactly what she is saying!
She stood in front of the 3 of us and very assuredly began to speak. She had us all in the palm of her hands. She pointed to her mama and said something like”I’m grateful for my mama.” She turned to her father, pointed, and said something like “I’m grateful for my papa.” Then she turned to me, pointed and said something like “I’m grateful for Whoo Hoo.” Then she said something about Hannah and Keith, two of her best friends, and we understood that she was intending something about playing with them.
When she finished, we all had tears in our eyes. She was the most Tender of In-tenders in the most Tender of moments.
We received this inspiring story on June 1, 2001.
Congratulations Phil Fritts! You won a free Intenders Video.
I intended and manifested a move to California! That
may be no big deal to a lot of people, but for a 24
year old from Alabama who has been told he should
"just get him a 'regular' job, settle down, and just
be like everyone else (who happens to be miserable!)"-
it is a very big deal!!! People here don't even
believe that California exists, that it is only on
TV!!! "Why on earth would you want to live there?!!"
they constantly exclaim. It is very limiting and close
minded here in Birmingham but I have intended to make
the best of it and I have. But I have wanted to live
in California all of my life- and until I realized I
could just intend this into my life I fell for
everyone's negativity and limiting beliefs on why I
should just stay there and do whatever- not really
enjoying myself and just "daydreaming" about it. The
day I said "That's It- I'm doing whatever it takes to
get to California - I INTEND to go to California right
now!" was the starting point to all the events that
led up to realizing my dream!!!
I met my girlfriend,
who I am now engaged to, who just happened to always
want to move to California also. I met a friend who
said I should take a job that I would never have
thought about in the first place. It "just happened"
to be that my boss there is originally from California
and said he would pay me enough money to get there as
soon as possible. All of a sudden, I started meeting
people from California everywhere and they had very
good suggestions about the best place to live out
there and so and so. My favorite band who hadn't
released an album in a long time came out with a new
one, titled "California"!!! My girfriend's boss at her
job asked her if she would travel for her job for a
week for a convention. She said that it depended
where- and it "just happened" to be Long Beach,
California!- where we spent a wonderful week and drove
up the coast to San Francisco and down through San
Diego to Tijuana!!! Everywhere I looked on the
interstate there were California license plates where
I had never noticed before!!! And the list goes on and
Due to my intentions, everything has fallen
perfectly into place and I am in about an hour walking
out the door to finish loading up the U-haul and
heading straight for Los Angeles!!! Will it work out
for me? Of course!!! I intend it to!!! Ara Kara!!!!
"I always had a knack for working on computers. When my friends would throw
their hands up in the air and threaten to bash their computers, I would offer
to fix them. I'd been teaching part-time in the evenings, but I really wanted
to be working full-time fixing computers. I also had a desire to be able to
make low-cost secondhand or rebuilt computers available to the people in the
area. The only problem I had was getting parts. I wasn't in a big city where
parts were easy to find.
"About that time, I happened to go to an Intenders Circle. That night, I made
an intention to leave my teaching position and somehow, some way, start my
own business fixing and rebuilding computers.
"Four days later, a friend of mine told me about a place where I could put a
bid in on a whole container-load of good computer parts, CPU's, keyboards,
printers, everything, including the monitors! I got the bid and, within two
weeks, I had rented a wonderful warehouse in town and stacked it full of all
kinds of computer equipment. Everything I'd intended to have was right there
at my fingertips!
"Before I knew it, people were lined up at my door needing help with their
computers. And when I'd help them, I couldn't resist also telling them about
the Intenders." - Aaron Christensson
"Last spring, during the potluck at an Intenders meeting, a very successful
woman was telling us about how she manifests things. She was using money as
an example. She said that she was grateful for it, both before it arrives and
after it arrives. That got me started thinking.
"Up until then, money was always a challenge for me. Every time a bill would
come in the mail, I would get upset. Right away, I would start to complain,
and I'd walk around muttering and wondering how I was ever going to pay it.
"But since that meeting, I've started doing something different. Now, I thank
the Universe when I get a bill in the mail. I think of all the wonderful
things that the bills are providing for me and I'm really grateful for them.
"Needless to say, everything is much better financially for me now. Since
I've started being grateful, I've received more money than I ever had before.
It just keeps flowing in, like water from the kitchen faucet. Sometimes I'm
even pleasantly surprised by where it comes from!" - Ron Merriweather.
"When we first started to use the Intention Process, we thought that the only
thing we were doing was learning how to manifest things so we'd be happier..
It wasn't until we'd been at it for well over a year that we realized
something else was happening. Not only were our dreams coming true, but we
were also letting go of old stuff that we'd been hanging onto forever. It was
that old stuff that was holding us back from living in our highest light.
"On one hand, our desires were being fulfilled; and, on the other hand, we
were giving up our old desires that hadn't manifested. Pretty soon, we
noticed that we didn't have as many desires as before. They had all either
been manifested or let go of.
"That's when things started getting really good! We began to feel lighter and
freer. The Intention Process was lining us up with out highest good, and what
was being brought to us was a more wonderful, much grander gift than we had
received from the more material intentions that we had manifested since we
first started. It was as if we were sprouting wings." Sally Moore"