Practice of Intending
The practice of Intending is a consciously
chosen way to approach an Other through inviting him/her
into your intimacy. Earthfolk live an intentional life.
Every day opens and closes with acts
of intending. Through these acts the depths of the preciousness of the
Other, realized through engaging all their senses, is approached, as
are your own depths.
Intending is being consciously intentional+plus.
The plus is the orientation of yourself towards your
precious Other, your Beloved. Intending is a conscious act but it is
not simply one of thinking. It is a bit more
like perpetual meditation on your beloved. When you
Intend, every other person becomes an expression of
your beloved. In the presence of every man, you sense
your beloved. In the presence of every woman, you sense
As you observe the movements of Others
so do you sense the fullness which your beloved has
endowed you with through her/his Intending with you
at this same moment.
Intending is a coupled
act of sustained intimacy.
It is a step beyond awareness—just
thinking about your beloved—it is a practice
of openness that sustains the nurturing embrace when
you are physically separated.
Intending is making present the immortality
we humans share when we
couple in the nurturing embrace because it is how we
“transcend” time, that is, it is how we are one
communion with an Other when
not in immediate physical or communicative proximity.