The Progression of Power

The Bridge ~ Reminder #95

The Progression of Power

The reality that you create is up to you

Anyone who desires to become more proficient at using The Intention Process must pass through six stages or steps before becoming an adept. I was fortunate to learn these steps from a tall, highly intelligent man who mysteriously showed up at my doorstep one summer day when I was living in Corrales, NM. He said his name was Ralph, and that he was an author of a different sort than me. Whereas I’d always been interested in the intuitive side of life, Ralph’s talent, as I soon realized, was that he was scientifically oriented. He liked to analyze things and put them in order.

After a few minutes of customary introductions and niceties, we got to talking about the laws of manifestation, and Ralph said that, lately, he’d been writing about something he’d discovered in his research. It had to do with a particular progression that most people go through in order to become more skilled at manifesting.

The initial step in this progression, he said, was testing. If we’re going to create anything consciously, we must first run a test by making an intention and establishing for ourselves that the process works. Once we realize that our intention has, in fact, manifested in our physical experience, we’ll be more apt to test it again by making several more intentions and watching closely for them to manifest as well. In this way, he said, we gain a modicum of proficiency and work our way toward the second step in the progression: we begin to trust.

Ralph explained that the more we see our intentions come into manifestation, the more our level of trust grows. We start to get comfortable with the process and, usually not long after that, we reach the third step, which he called confidence. Confidence, according to Ralph, comes to us when we understand that we’re really on to something.  At this point, we typically begin using The Intention Process more often. We use it to bring anything that we need into our lives, and we use it confidently.

After noticing that our intentions are coming to life on a steady basis, our confidence then turns into a knowing.

This is the fourth step, and Ralph said that this is where our manifesting skills take a gigantic leap. He said that in preparation for the book he was currently working on, he had interviewed hundreds of people and found that those who had a knowing about their ability to create consciously lived an altogether different kind of life than those who hadn’t reached this stage yet. They had a charisma about them; they’d come in touch with their innate power, and, from this point on, there was no turning back. He said it was as if they’d awakened from a dream and had no desire to go back to sleep. Life had regained its excitement and adventure, now that they had accessed their true power. The only thing left for them to do after that was to act courageously. And that is the fifth step: courage.

When we reach the stage of courage in our evolution, we are no longer hampered by what others think or say about us. Fear and intimidation don’t play the same roles in our lives as they used to. We call forth the highest good and make our intentions courageously, knowing that whatever we’re intending is going to manifest for us.

Our base of power grows stronger and stronger, and soon, after acting with courage for awhile, we reach the sixth and final level on our journey: fortitude. We become like a castle or an impenetrable fortress built upon the peak of the mountain. Having made our way through the previous five steps, we stand firm, at the pinnacle of life, masters of all we survey. Nothing can touch us now. We are grand creators, freed from all worldly cares as God’s most precious gifts are arrayed before us to pick and choose from as we please.

From The Code ~ Intentions in Action

My Intention for today is:
I intend that I am a mighty manifestor
and that all good things come to me easily and effortlessly.

The Bridge ~ Step 110 ~ Illusions


The longer you hold on to the old ways, where one profits at the expense of another, the longer your challenges will continue. However, as soon as you let go and allow Great Spirit to bring about a solution that is best for everyone, your challenges will lessen.

It’s difficult for some of us to see that our worldly beliefs are temporary, illusionary. We think that it’s all written in stone and since everything has been this way for ages, then it must be true and good. After all, if everybody agrees that an hour only has 60 segments, an item just bought at the store really belongs to us, the TV always tells us the truth, our leaders are kind and beneficent, then they must be right, right? Well, times are changing fast and many of our long-held beliefs and institutions are falling apart before our very eyes. As we step forth into the future, we are seeing that many of the ideas we invested a lifetime in are no longer working for us like they used to. Indeed, if we are to going to build a better world for ourselves and our children, we must begin to reexamine our thinking patterns and be willing to make changes when we run across a belief that’s out of date. Perhaps one of the most illusionary of our beliefs centers around who we are. We’ve been led to believe that we are a name and a body, with all its inherent proclivities and preferences, but this point of view is fast becoming obsolete. Clearly, the hallmark of the age we’re stepping into bids us to become more than we thought we were.

“Who are you?”

I looked up. No one was in sight. Not even Eagleheart. I was alone.

“Who are you?” the invisible voice asked again.

“Robert,” I answered sharply. “I’m Robert McCoy.”

“Are you sure about that?”

“What?” This was maddening.

“I said, are you sure? Are you sure that you’re Robert McCoy?”

“Yes, I’m Robert McCoy!” I yelled it up at the sky.

“What is it that makes you so sure you’re Robert McCoy? Couldn’t you just as easily be William Smith or Joe Adams? Isn’t Robert McCoy just a name your parents made up?”

“Well, yes. I suppose so,” I said. “But that’s my name.”

Silence. Then, “Are you your name, Robert? Or could it be that you are more than that?”

I didn’t know what to say. Up till this point, I’d been mildly annoyed. But now I was beginning to get angry. “Who are you?” I demanded.

Nothing. Not a sound. I stood there surrounded by nothing but the trees and the sky. “Eagleheart!” I yelled.

“He’s not here,” the voice said.

“Then who are you?” I asked again.

“That’s not the question, my brother. The question is who are you? You keep telling me that you are your name, Robert McCoy. But I believe that you’re more than that. I believe you’re more than a couple of words that come out of your mouth.”

“Okay!” I shouted. “I’m Robert McCoy, and I am the body that stands here in front of you!”

“Really?” The voice sounded mildly amused. “Yes, I am my body.”

“And I suppose you’re sure about that, too?”

“Yes!” I screamed.

Silence again. Then, finally, “Then you must be your hands. Is that right, Robert. Are you your hands?”

I thought about that for a moment. “No,” I answered.

“You sound a little tentative, my brother. Like you’re not so sure. Are you your feet then? Answer me that.”

This was ridiculous! “No!” I stated. “I’m definitely more than my hands and my feet!”

“Good for you, Robert,” came the voice. “Because what I’m suggesting to you is that you are much more than your name, much more than your hands and feet, and much more than your body, as well.”

It’s hard to explain what happened next. A feeling of great melancholy swept over me. I was totally disoriented; my legs gave way underneath me, as I crumpled to the ground and began sobbing. Tears flowed until none were left. Somewhere in the middle of it all, as I lay whimpering face down on a bed of soft pine needles, a new sensation–I don’t even know if it was a thought or a feeling–came to me. Yes! I am more than my body! I am a Being who lives inside of my body!

And with this revelation, two things happened at once: the shift in my perceptions that I’d experienced yesterday came back. The stones and trees and leaves and everything around me came alive and shimmered even brighter than before. At the same time, a strange and beautiful man appeared . . .
From The Reunion: A Parable for Peace

My Intention for today is:
I Intend that I am taking a closer look at my core beliefs about myself and the world I live in.

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Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne Creator of The Secret


You must be happy now to bring happiness into your life through the law of attraction. It’s a simple formula. Happiness attracts happiness. Yet people use so many excuses as to why they can’t be happy.

They use excuses of debt, excuses of health, excuses of relationships, and excuses of all sorts of things as to why they can’t use this simple formula. But the formula is the law.

No matter what the excuse, unless you begin to feel happy despite it, you cannot attract happiness. The law of attraction is saying to you…,
“Be HAPPY NOW, and as long as you keep doing that,
I will give you unlimited happiness!”

First We Think It, And Then It Happens


This Message Arrived in my email and it’s a perfectly simple explanation of reality…  

First We Think It, And Then It Happens

First we think it, and then it happens. That’s the way life works. Unfortunately, that’s not what we were taught in school or by our parents. We were taught everything but this oh-so valuable piece of information because if we were to find out that our thoughts come first and then we see the manifestations of them we would not be as programmable and we would be free to create the reality of our own choice. We would be free.

Did you ever wonder why so many of us have the tendency to create scenarios in our lives that don’t serve us? One of the main reasons is because we’ve never fully grasped that there’s a relationship between our thoughts and words and our experiences. We think we can think and talk about anything we please with no repercussions. Said another way, we tend to think that our thoughts and words don’t really have an effect on our lives. But once we learn this oh-so valuable piece of information we’ll become much more careful about what we say and what we think. Won’t we?

Inertia – Repost from The Bridge ~Step 98


The Bridge ~ Step 98 ~ Inertia Everything We Give Our Attention to Becomes more, Bigger, and Brighter!


The Bridge ~ Step 98 ~ Inertia

Everything we give our attention to becomes more, bigger, and brighter


     Inertia is the force that keeps something or someone who is moving in motion, and it keeps something or someone who is resting at rest. In order to overcome it and have something new happen, a special kind of influence or energy is necessary. In terms of the quality of our lives, we’d have to care a lot more about our world than we’ve cared in the past. We’d need to start moving in a different direction. This is what The Code does, for embedded within its lines is the promise of a better life for all who are willing to think something new. 

If you sit in on the average casual conversation today, much of the talk would likely center around the national picture, what the politicians are doing, and where “we” are headed. You and your friends would probably agree that the national situation isn’t giving you what you really want; that you seem to have lost your freedom, your peace, your own power to do with as you please; that our war-like tendencies simply aren’t serving us anymore; that our distribution of goods and natural resources favor the “haves” and penalize the bulk of the world’s people; that you live in fear; and so forth.


You could go on and on listing the flaws in the current system, and almost everyone would have an opinion which would ostensibly help to make things better from within the framework of the current system. The current system, however, is first and foremost an illusion that we choose to keep our attention on. We could just as easily talk about something else, if it weren’t for the power of the inertia we keep bumping into. Just try to get your friends to set the topic of politics aside for awhile, and see what happens. In most instances, it would be as if no one heard you. They’d keep on talking, lost in the inertia of the national collective mind. 

There are those who would say that we’re powerless to make changes in the face of collective inertia, but this simply isn’t true. As we said earlier, changes occur when a new influence or energy is introduced into the picture. So, let’s shift the inertia by introducing The Code into our hypothetical scenario. We’ll apply the Ninth Intent and make an intention around it by saying, “I intend that I am creating my ideal world by envisioning it and telling others about it. I share my vision.”


When we do this, our imagination is unleashed. We have a new direction, one which gives us the autonomy to create our own vision, and the knowing that, in the envisioning, we are actively and consciously creating something better for ourselves. Our power instantly returns to us, and, from this point on, we’re back on track, doing what we came here to do.
From The Code: Intentions in Action.

My Intention for today is:
I intend that I always have enough to spare and enough to share.

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