What is your deepest intent? What are you really trying to accomplish as you go through your day, and as you interact with family members or coworkers? Are you in touch with the real reasons you make the choices you make, or are you sometimes embroiled in resentment, or other games of the ego? Do you use the warmth in your heart to heat your home or to burn it down? Deborah Johnson reminds us that when we forget our true sense of purpose, and let our busy minds separate us from our connection to the divine, our actions may be infused with negativity rather than wonder and grace. She explains, “Intent is really an internal process, a place of integration where our thoughts, words, actions, deeds, and emotions actually all line up. As human beings we have an incredible capacity to feel one way, say something else, do something else, and still be thinking something else. But intent is bringing it all together. That is where the power comes.” Reverend Johnson offers techniques to create an ongoing intention to move through our days in communion with the divine, so that we can bring peace to our personal relationships, and also to the greater global community. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Reverend Deborah L. Johnson is the founder and president of Inner Light Ministries, a nondenominational spiritual community in northern California, and of the Motivational Institute, an organizational development consulting firm. She is a lifelong activist for social change, an inductee into the Board of Preachers of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Chapel at Morehouse College, and a consultant to Fortune 500 companies.
Reverend Johnson is the author of:
- The Sacred Yes: Letters from the Infinite (Sounds True 2006)
- Your Deepest Intent: Letters from the Infinite (Sounds True 2007)
To learn more about the work of Reverend Deborah Johnson go to deborahjohnson.org.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- Why others may know your true intent better than you do
- What three factors will make you better able to receive communication from the divine
- What it takes to be able to love unconditionally
- How you can help bring an end to war by increasing your faith in peace
- Why you should forgive wrongs before they happen
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 10/25/2007 Program Number: 3223