Every intention sets energy into motion, whether you are conscious of it or not.
I am calling this new painting, a small 5″ by 7″ panel, The Intention. It is based somewhat on the quote above from Gary Zukav although the thought behind it, that we must first identify that thing that we seek in order to find it, is one that I have believed for quite some time.
I have long thought that once we identify our true need or desire that the energy of the universe reacts to that intention and sets a course for us to that destination which satisfies our want. We begin to move in ways, sometimes subconscious and almost imperceptible, that lead us forward to that goal. Small decisions end up having large consequences and we creep ever closer even though we may not be fully aware of our progress.
However, that end is not always reached nor is it always attainable. Sometimes along the way we may reset our sights, realizing that we weren’t as earnest in our desire as we first believed. The required effort may be more than we are willing to give or the results we are getting don’t produce the satisfaction we thought they might.
Or we might simply not be equipped to complete the journey. We may just not have the ability, talent or temperament to reach our dreamed of goals. But in that case we normally, while discovering what we cannot do, have uncovered some things that we can.
In finding what we are not, we sometimes uncover what we truly are. And the universe takes note anew and leads us to that.
And that all starts with that initial intention which in turn becomes purpose.
I like to think that this piece reflects this idea, that the Red Tree here is sending out its plea to the universe and it is responding by setting energies in motion.