Memory & Intention

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29 June 2017 Thursday 2:54pm

“When you come from your memory, you create one kind of experience. When you come from your intention, you create another kind of experience.”

That’s Neale’s tweet.

So what about it?

Can You like explain what it means?

Why don’t you ask Neale?

Well, You’re Neale and Neale is You anyway, right?

Right. And I Am you, you are Me. Along with everyone else.

Yeah. And You’re instant.

That I Am. Alright, then. Let’s get started. Do you know the meaning of the words “memory” and “intention”?

Sort of. But to be more specific, I can look them up.

Do that.

Okay. “Memory” means “the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.” As for “intention”, it means “an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.”

Let’s keep them short. Memory means previous experiences. Intention means to determine an action mentally. Is there any action that you do often out of memory? As in from previous experiences?

How about brushing my teeth?

Alright. You were taught how to brush your teeth by your parents. Am I right?

Yup.

Now, can you think of another way of brushing your teeth that is not from memory? As in, it wasn’t the way it was taught you?

Yes, actually. I’ve been told to brush my teeth with the other hand once in a while. Just to wake up the other side of my brain. Or something like that.

Which hand do you usually brush your teeth with?

My predominant hand. My right.

Do you know what the word “predominant” means?

Sort of. Not exactly. I know, I know. Look it up…Oh-kay. “Predominant” means “having ascendancy, power, authority, or influence over others: preeminent.”

So you use your right hand, which has more power, to brush your teeth.

Yup.

Have you tried brushing your teeth with your less powerful hand?

My left hand? Yeah, sure.

How was it?

Uncomfortable. Slow. And tiring.

Why do you think that is?

Because I haven’t been doing it that way all along. I’m always using my right hand for almost everything. So when I use my left, I’m not used to it.

But you can do it?

Yes.

So what if you keep using your left hand from now on to do everything? Do you think your left hand will be as powerful as your right?

I suppose so. My son does it. He’s actually left-handed. But when he’s using the laptop, he uses his right to work the mouse. I suppose because he had to ever since he learnt how to use the computer from young.

Why didn’t you get him a left-handed mouse?

Well, he didn’t ask. And he seemed okay with it. In fact, he’s used to it now.

So it was simply understood that he was okay with it?

He never complained. And I suppose getting use to it worked out for the best. Now, in a way, he’s ambidextrous. I suppose You want me to look up the meaning of that too.

You can if you want to.

I want to…Oh wow. It actually has a few meanings. I thought it only means “able to use both hands equally well.” It also means “unusually skillful, facile.” Or “double-dealing; deceitful.” Or as a slang, meaning “bisexual.” So, anyway. That’s what the word “memory” is all about. When I come from my memory, I will create one kind of experience. What kind of experience would that be?

When you brush your teeth with your predominant hand, how does it feel?

Easy.

When you brush your teeth with your less-than-trained hand, how does it feel?

Uncomfortable.

But will you still do it?

Once in a while.

Why?

It’s good to train the other side of my brain?

Why?

So I don’t get Alzheimer’s?

So you’re thinking of the future?

Yes. It’s better to take care of my health now rather than wait for it to deteriorate in the future. Does that make sense?

Very much. Let Me put it another way for you. It’s better to take care of what needs taking care of now rather than wait for it to deteriorate in the future.

How can You be sure what needs taking care of now will deteriorate in the future?

Everything deteriorates, my dear. Except your soul.

That sounds like we’re done here…Oh wait. No, we’re not. How about the word “intention”?¬†When I come from my intention, I create another kind of experience. You haven’t explained that.

You explained it actually.

I did?

When you “intentionally” brush your teeth with your less-than-powerful hand, how does it feel?

Like I said, it’s uncomfortable.

But is it good for you?

Yes, because it’ll wake up half of my brain.

Why don’t you want a half-asleep brain?

Because I want to be as healthy as possible.

There you go. To cap up, creating your reality from memory produces normal results. Creating your reality intentionally awakens the soul. And an awakened soul is magnificent.

Awesome! Um…Do you think I’ll get the same meaning from Neale if I ask him?

The meaning of everything is the meaning you give it.

So does that mean a yes or a no?

. . .

Never mind.