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Intention Therapy™ has been practiced by Dr. Vincent D’Amico for over ten years. By the positive intentions, good feelings, positive attitude, and gratitude felt during sessions, people experience feelings of hope, peace, inspiration, and harmony. Stress, anxiety and inner tension are reduced.
Masaru Emoto, a Japanese researcher, has demonstrated how intention can affect water. He took pictures of water crystals that formed after water was exposed to certain conditions such as good intentions, prayer, and words such as “thank you”, “angel”, and “love”. The result was beautiful crystal formations (see “The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaru Emoto). When water was exposed to negative intentions and words such as “you fool” and “you make me sick”, either ugly, disintegrated, or no crystals formed. Since our body is about 75% water, it makes sense that we absorb positive and negative intentions and words at the cellular level.
Lynne McTaggart has written a book titled “The Intention Experiment” where she explores the science of intention. Like Masaru Emoto, she has found that thought affects other things. She describes, for example, how thought generates energy that can be used to improve one’s life and to help others. Dr. Bernie Siegel, a pioneer of mind/body medicine, conducted studies of cancer patients who were randomly assigned to either “prayer group” or “no prayer group” conditions. The patients did not know that they were even in the study. The study simply gave the names of certain patients to a prayer group to be prayed for. The other group did not receive prayer. The study found that the patients being prayed for experienced less symptoms and lived longer than the ones who were not prayed for. Studies on Transcendental Meditation (TM) have also shown how intention within affects the world around us. These studies involved meditation in various cities across America. People experienced with TM meditation went into cities and meditated. There was no outside interaction with the community. The studies consistently showed that crime rates and trends fell in the communities where TM was practiced. So, resolution of internal conflict, with the proper intention of peace within, creates a trend toward peace outside of the person. Intention Therapy™ is based upon these scientific findings.
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