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Energy Follows Attention

Energy Follows Attention

Consciousness orchestrates its activity in response to both attention and intention. Whatever you put your attention on becomes energized. Whatever you take your attention away from dwindles. On the other hand, intention is the key to transformation, as we have seen. So you could say that attention activates the energy field, and intention activates the information field, which causes transformation.

Every time you speak you transmit information through an energy field using sound waves. Every time you send or receive e-mail, you use both information and energy. There is information in the words you select, and the energy is the electromagnetic impulse that travels through cyberspace.

Information and energy are inseparably connected. Have you ever noticed how, when you start paying attention to a particular word or color or object, that very thing seems to appear more often in your environment?

Millions of things happen every day that never penetrate our conscious minds: sounds from the street, conversations of people around us, newspaper articles that our eyes quickly scan, patterns on clothing, shoe colors, smells, textures, flavors.

Our consciousness can handle only so much information, so we have selective attention. Whatever we choose to focus our attention on will make it past the mindís filtering system.

In the physical world we have many different ways of acquiring information. But if you want to tap in to the information at the level of the soul, you need a different way to get the information.

We donít normally have our attention in that unseen dimension, but everything thatís happening in the visible world has its roots there. Everything is connected with everything else. In the spiritual world, those connections become visible.

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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11:08PM PST on Jan 12, 2013


10:59PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

I don't understand this.

8:32AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

good reminders

10:21PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

Love to read the writings of Deepak.

6:50PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011


12:45AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

Thank you - I always appreciate your writing.

12:36AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011


12:10AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

"So you could say that attention activates the energy field, and intention activates the information field, which causes transformation."

You could say that. In fact you can say anything you like, but that doesn't make it true. So here we have Chopra's standard literary trick, of making something up and then going on to discuss it as if it were true. As usual, this is peppered with statements that are demonstrably untrue, for example:

"Every time you speak you transmit information through an energy field using sound waves."

Untrue. The waves are propagated by air, which is a mixture of gases not an energy field. Of course, no Chopra article would be complete without his misuse of the word `energy'. How can anyone take him seriously?

11:23PM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

thanks for sharing.

9:19PM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

Thank you very much!

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