Path of the Seer
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 do shamans "see" when they look at people?
I can give a description of the human onion. When, in the shamanic sense, you see people in their totality as energetic beings, the picture isn't as easy to grasp as one might think because other human beings are made up of the same sorts of energy that the shaman is.
"Do you think they'll be back soon?"
The little boy asked his question while watching the old battered truck pull out of the field and on to the gravel road.
"Soon enough, I suppose. Don't worry, we won't be here after dark."
How are we connected to this world?
We are connected to the world through our accumulation of energy, the energy we are born with. We begin assembling this reality as soon as we are born; it's part of our nature to do so.
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.