27 (Eng.) The Intention Group

Blog 26, Mind over Matter, showed that according to quantum insights all things are connected. A place where this connection can be lived and experienced is the intention group. Intention groups were initiated by Lynne McTaggart, who gave them the motto ‘The Power of Eight’ (see blog 25), which is also the title of her latest book.

In this book, McTaggart (LMT) explores how this power is being evoked and why it is possible. For this, she compared the energetic potency of intention groups (of eight) with the potency  of Jesus’ 12 disciples. In their time, Jesus and his disciples healed many, many people of all kinds of illnesses, in just an instant. The story tells that their faith was great and their joy immense…

In her book, LMT refers to the Greek notion of ‘homothumadon’, used in the Bible to refer to the atmosphere of inspiration that made the disciples do their work and pray for the healing of sick people. Homothumadon means ‘jointly vibrating on the right tone’ or ‘from a passionate unity’. McTaggart says: there was a good reason for this number of 12 disciples. The power of an intention or praying group may be related to the number of group members, between eight and twelve.

In this blog I put forward the question: Is it possible to really experience this power when you are an intention group member? My answer is a heartfelt ‘yes’. This is based on my own experiences and those of my fellow group members.

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First: what happens when one receives an intention? In the beginning, the precisely formulated wish for someone is read three times. While the receiver opens his or herself up to it, all group members focus on the intention for a space of ten minutes.
In my personal experience, when I received an intention for a permanently painful knee, I felt myself lifted up into a different energetic dimension, a new frequency, as it were. And I perceived a certain flow of energy around my knee. (I can feel it, but even if you can’t, it occurs; just trust the process.)

Secondly: what happens when the group jointly puts out an intention? Guided by one of us, the group attunes itself. Then, we consciously send the intention to the receiver. The one who receives it is either a group member, a family member, or a friend of one of us. While we concentrate on the receiver, as an individual and as a group, we enter into a different energetic field, with a frequency perceptible to the receiver.
This is a very special phenomenon, because in reality we are located tens of kilometers, or many more, from each other. The fact that, nevertheless, this field manifests, can only be explained in terms of quantum insights.

Thirdly: what effects do the intentions have? There is a great variety of effects, because the intentions are aimed at different goals. Sometimes, the desired healing of a physical problem manifests itself almost immediately. Other intentions take time to materialize, such as selling a house or finding a new home. Becoming aware of one’s life purpose is, of course, also an issue that requires time.
Often, receivers have expressed a sustained effect in the days or weeks that followed. Sometimes a result was noticed later on, and on other occasions, an intention did not seem to have had any effect.

We have been together as a group since February 2019, and we intend to continue.
The weekly session only takes one to one-and-a-half hours; there is no need to go anywhere, just log in on Zoom (a video-communication program) to meet us on the screen. The group consists of nine members now, but we are usually six to eight at each session.

The group provides each member with power and positive energy. We inspire and encourage each other, and we are so familiar that we dare to take up a vulnerable position. So, personal well-being and average health have increased. A highlight was our live meeting in November!

Lynne McTaggart starts her Intention Master Class Year annually in February: https://lynnemctaggart.com/announcing-the-power-of-eight-intention-masterclass-2020/

I wish you a happy 2020, full of great intentions!

25 (Eng.) Lynne McTaggart

March 30,  2019

How to deal with polarizing forces? That question came up in blog 22, The Time Spirit. A famous journalist who excels in giving an answer is Lynne McTaggart. She says, with regard to both the spiritual and the practical: focus on the essence of people, start from  their good will, and you have won a world of goodwill and growing mutual understanding. On a small scale, as well as a large scale, she puts that vision into practice.

Lynne McTaggart, born in America and living in London, has a unique outlook. She brings together ideas about focus and thinking that have also guided my own life. Moreover, through her and for her, I have recently become part of an “intention group” that meets virtually every week online, to my pleasure and inspiration. 

The purpose of an intention group (in this case a group of 11 women from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands) is to jointly “send out” intentions to group members and their friends and family. Focused mental power can bring about major changes in the areas of health, relationships, living conditions, work goals and e.g. your life’s purpose. This was shown in numerous intention experiments undertaken by McTaggart since 2000, worldwide via the internet and in groups during seminars. 

In the intention experiments, groups of individual people concentrated together on a positive outcome for another person or to achieve an important goal, such as peace. Lynne MT received feedback from countless people that participating in the experiments had had a positive impact on themselves. To  some of them, even a true miracle occurred. Initially, Lynne MT could not understand this at all. Read her latest book “The Power of Eight : Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World” (2018). 

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While many spiritual teachers still aim at the personal development of an individual, Lynne MT aims at group development. Experiencing oneself as belonging to, involved in a group, evokes an energy that transcends the personal development of its members. “The group is more than the sum of its members.” Groups of eight to twelve people have the best results, she found. 

Her last book was preceded by three books: –> ‘The Field : The search for the secret power of the universe’ (2001), –> ‘The Intention Experiment : Can your thoughts change the world?’ (2007) and –> ‘ The Bond: Become aware of the field in which you live’ (2011). These are all comprehensive works, in which she extensively reports on the contacts with, and findings of numerous scientists around the world, in the areas of consciousness, energetic healing, and related topics. (See also her website https://lynnemctaggart.com.)

 In essence these books tell about  the long inquiry – that Lynne MT already announced at the beginning of her book The Field – into possible connections between science and spirituality

Thanks to her journalistic expertise and her scientific interests and insights, she has been able to report on explanations of phenomena considered unbelievable until recently. The intuition of many people in the field of spirituality and practice with healing and reading, is confirmed and proven by scientists. It’s nice when one’s beliefs turn out to be founded on scientific truth … 

The clarification is at stake of phenomena usually considered unreal and irrelevant for daily life. According to Lynne MT the new knowledge is not only important for science, but also for daily life. Become aware that all things happen within a framework of invisible forces. When you are aware of these energetic forces, you may learn to influence them. That is the ultimate goal of Lynne MacTaggart’s “Power of Eight” intention groups!