Intent and Will
We are swimming in an ocean of intent. People often have the mistaken idea that intent is a purely human attribute.
Yes, and often time equate it purely with WILL.
Ask yourself this: why does a newborn take its first breath? Its intent is survival - it intends to live. From that moment on, its life is bound up in intent.
How do we focus Intent?
I think the best way to understand intent is to work from the inside out. For instance, you don't have to reform the intent to breathe each breath.
What a shaman does is wield intent in a lot of different ways, all at the same time, because they have a lot of experience in handling their personal intent - they don't waste it. They don't sit around and wish for things.
The weather was hot - not just hot, but the sticky wet hot of the mountains in August.
He slumped down in a chair nearest the old overhead fan that seemed to beat with a wobbling futility against the thick air. He was glad to see the little diner was nearly empty; it was too hot to listen to the usual chatter about local politics or the weather and its effect on the local farmers.
Will is the trigger, Intent is the gun
Everything is energy. You are living in a grand supermarket of energy, some is human, and most is not. There is an underlying fabric of the universe which is nothing but energy at its core.