The 7 Faces of the Power of Intention by Dr Wayne Dyer

During the past few days, I have reconnected with the audiobook (as I have been driving) and book The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way by Dr Wayne Dyer. I read this book a couple of years back, however I knew it was time for me to revisit it and I am so pleased I did.

In the first couple of pages, I was reminded about six ego beliefs –

  1. “I am what I have. My possessions define me.
  2. I am what I do. My achievements define me. 
  3. I am what others think of me. My reputation defines me
  4. I am separate from everyone. My body defines me as alone. 
  5. I am separate from all that is missing in my life. My life space is disconnected from my desires.
  6. I am separate from God. My life depends on God’s assessment of my worthiness.” 



In the past I have written about these beliefs (however not in the same way that Dr Dyer has written about them). I wrote more about my own experiences of living with them (you can read some here) and believing those beliefs were actually who I was, which was not the most pleasant experience. I survived and am more grounded from the experiences and feel more connected to what Dr Dyer refers to as the power of intention (I refer to it as whole-hearted connection and life mastery).


Activating Your Connection to the Power of Intention

Would you like to activate your connection to the power of intention? Dr Wayne Dyer indicates that the process takes place in four stages –

  1. Discipline – building strong habits and realign with your body. Do the things you know you should do (i.e. exercise, eat well etc). Live with integrity to your ideal self!
  2. Wisdom – combine wisdom with discipline as you harmonise your mind (thoughts/intellect) and feelings with the work of your body.
  3. Love – loving what you do and doing what you love.
  4. Surrender – this is the place of intention – your body and your mind are no longer running the show.



“The spiritual journey does not consist in arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one’s own ignorance concerning one’s self and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one’s self.” ~ Aldous Huxley


As I have been reading and listening to the book, one of the most powerful lessons that I have been reminded of is “you get what you intend to create by being in harmony with the power of intention, which is responsible for all of creation”.


The 7 Faces of the Power of Intention

Following are the seven faces of the power of intention according to Dr Dyer.

1. Be Creative

  • Means trusting your own purpose and having an attitude of unbending intent in your daily thoughts and activities.
  • Staying creative means giving form to your personal intentions.

2. Be Kind

  • All that is manifested is brought here to thrive. It takes kindly power to want what it creates to thrive and multiply.
  • It’s through giving that we receive.
  • Be kind toward yourself.
  • Be kind towards others.
  • Be kind towards all of life.

3. Be Love

  • You were intended out of love, you must be love in order to intend.
  • Love is co-operation rather than competition.
  • Love is the force behind the will of God (it’s the spiritual vibration that carries divine intentions from formless to concrete expression).

4. Be Beauty

  • As you awaken to your divine nature, you’ll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience.
  • Life, truth & beauty are all symbols for the same thing, as aspect of the God-force.

5. Be Ever-Expansive

  • The all-emerging universal force that intended you into beingness and commences all life is always growing and perpetually expanding.
  • By being is an ever-expanding state and growing intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, you are identifying with the universal mind.

6. Be Abundant

  • Intention is endlessly abundant.
  • There is no scarcity in the universal invisible world of Spirit.
  • We become what we think about.
  • It is all about having an inner picture of abundance, thinking in unlimited ways, being open to the guidance that intention provides when you are in a state of rapport with it – and then being in a state of ecstatic gratitude and awe for how this whole thing works.

7. Be Receptive

  • The universal mind is ready to respond to anyone who recognises their true relationship with it.
  • Stay connected and know you’ll receive all that this power is capable of offering.
  • The nature of the universal mind is peaceful.


Out of these seven faces of intention, the one that I am focusing on at present is being receptive. Which one are you focusing on? Please feel free to share your stories below!


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Dyer, W. (2010). The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way. NSW, Australia: Hay House.