Intent is the generative impulse that streams from the unmanifest into the manifest through the gap in time.

Intent at the impersonal and personal levels
Read more: The truly new comes from nothing

Intent has dual aspects. One is the originating aspect, which seeks to initiate new creations. The other is the evolutionary aspect, which seeks to bring these creations to fruition and fully realise their value generation potential.

The table below provides more detail about intent’s dual aspects.

Aspect AAspect B
Newcreate nameOriginating aspectEvolutionary aspect
What it doesInitiatesBrings to fruition and fully realises potential
Associated withThe unmanifest
Possibility: what could be
Creating world
The manifest
Actuality: what is
Created world
How we connect with itOpennessGroundedness
Radio metaphor
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Aerial symbol
Aerial / Antenna
Earth symbol

Earth / Ground
Hinduism, TaoismYangYin
Hinduism, TantraShivaShakti
CosmologyBig bangEvolution
EpistemologyThe unknowableThe known
Beware of attributing female characteristics to yin and male characteristics to yang, and make sure you don’t conflate intent with any of the entities listed below.

These are really non-entities, having no existence in a non-realm where names, definitions and descriptions are absent.

As it states in the Tao Te Ching: “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.”

Whatever we say it is, it is not that, because it is not an it.

In the book Tales of Power (pdf of entire book) written by Carlos Castaneda, his teacher don Juan Matus explains this playfully and with clarity. You can read their conversation elsewhere on this website.

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