INTENTIONALITY VS. INTENTION

Today’s Prayer to Passage comes from old trusty, ‘Meditations from Conversations With God’ by Neale Donald Walsch.

“Dear God, With technology developing so rapidly, what are Your thoughts about what we, humanity, face during these newly advanced circumstances?”

I meditated on this prayer with the closed book in my hands and opened the book to page 119. The passage reads:

“So what is your intention now? Do you intend to prove your theory that life seldom brings you what you choose? Or do you intend to demonstrate Who You Are and Who I Am?

This is not the first time I have been led by God to this specific passage. It is probably my very favorite because it seems to show up after an event of significance (most often something for which I have been waiting) comes to fruition. I received word yesterday that a previously uncertain source of income was granted to me. I had been praying about and patiently expecting the favorable outcome for weeks. This is the first Prayer to Passage that I have done since receiving the good news. I did have my moment of, “Thank You, God! It is a miracle. I am humbled and filled with gratitude.”

In continued gratitude and awe of God’s blessings and miracles, I have an answer to God’s question. My answer is, “I intend to demonstrate Who I Am and Who You Are.”

I have been reading a lot about intentionality lately. Intentionality is not to be confused with intention.
Here are online definitions of both:
in·ten·tion
a thing intended; an aim or plan.
in·ten·tion·al·i·ty
the fact of being deliberate or purposive.
the quality of mental states (e.g., thoughts, beliefs, desires, hopes) that consists in their being directed toward some object or state of affairs.

At best, from what I have read, intentionality could expand to include our own mental states being directed toward the commands and computations of machines. At the present time, it is uncertain as to how intentionality would be measured objectively as an exchange between a human and a computer’s operating system, for example. This sort of sounds like telekinesis. It could possibly involve brainwave technology. Wait. Mind over matter, the wave of the future?

I did recently read a June 30, 2015 article online at money.cnn.com in which Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed about his latest prediction for the social media giant. Telepathy. Zuckerberg briefed the news service on the possibility of brainwave technology to transmit our thoughts to computer interfaces. It is now projected that we could have conversations with our friends via thought recognition. Zuckerberg has also made statements regarding the future of virtual reality—aka augmented reality or AR. A device (resembling downhill skiing goggles) worn by the user superimposes a computer-generated reality to replace one’s actual real-time view. Users’ AR views could be uploaded to Facebook via video, and synthesized with brainwave empathy, so to speak, to create an entirely new form of human interaction.

Global human interaction has been evolving with tremendous speed over the past four decades. The dawn of the Internet preceded email (1973), the mobile phone (1973), the laptop (1981), online instant messaging (1982), blogging (1983), texting (1992), online dating (1994), Google (1998), the Smartphone (1999), Wikipedia (2001), Myspace (2003), Skype (2003), Linked in (2003), Facebook (2004), You Tube (2005), Twitter (2006), the Smartphone app (2007), FaceTime (2010), Instagram (2010), Pinterest (2010), and Snapchat (2011)…all at our fingertips. Next stop on the worldwide communication highway? If you think it, they will “Like.”

So, what is the dictionary definition of telepathy?
An online definition:
te·lep·a·thy
the supposed communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses.
synonyms: mind-reading, thought transference; extrasensory perception, ESP; clairvoyance, sixth sense; psychometry

We can only imagine how telepathy will become part of a tangible object such as a Smartphone or Smartwatch—and a part of our everyday intercommunication—in the coming years. It plays likes something of a science fiction film: futuristic, plausible, yet far-fetched. And how will we be able to mandate when our thoughts will be received by those with whom we now post Tweets and status updates? Remember a similar conflicting scenario surrounding our personal control of the “video phone” prototypes? “I don’t want my aunt to see me in my disheveled Saturday morning state! Pajamas, bed head, puffy eyes…” Just as Skype and FaceTime have become synonymous with “Don’t just call me,” the thought of “TelepathTime” will likely be an enhanced option that we choose to participate in, or not. (Just be wary of the telepathic advertising.)

In regards to today’s passage and its inquiry of my intention, however, my aim and plan is to love God, love people, love God, love people, love God, love people.
Less techie/telekinesis/telepathy. More love. My favorite kind of interfacing.

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