Q. Does it matter what we call our Circle?
A. No. You can name your circle anything you like. Some groups call themselves the Houston Intenders, for instance, and others we know of call themselves the Empowerment Club. The main thing is that you and your friends follow the Intenders Circle Format and sit in a circle and say your intentions and gratitudes into it. It is the Format that produces very uplifting results.
Q. When is the best time for an Intenders Circle?
A. Anytime. There are groups meeting on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday
evenings in our area.
Q. What do people wear to and Intenders Circle?
A. Sometimes people are coming from work, so there's a variety of clothing.
But, for the most part, we wear very comfortable clothes.
Q. What should I bring to the potluck?
A. The majority of the Intenders Circles in our area have vegetarian
potlucks. Bring whatever is appropriate. (And don't forget the dessert!)
Q. Do I have to do anything special to join the Intenders?
A. No. All you have to do to be an Intender of the Highest Good is tell
yourself that you are one.
Q. Who can participate in Intenders Circles?
A. Everybody! We are an open group.
Q. What if someone else in the Circle says the same intention that I was
going to say?
A. Just say "ditto." We say ditto a lot in our Circles.
Q. How many Intenders can there be in a Circle?
A. Most groups have found, through experience, that up to 25 people in a
Circle works well. More than 25 can sometimes take a long time. (We don't
like to hurry through our gratitude and intentions.) When a big crowd shows
up, some groups have chosen to divide into smaller Circles in different rooms
of the house. The ideal size Intention Circle seems to be between 10 to 20
people. Of course, we all come back together in a big Circle for the Toning!
Q. Can I bring my children to the Intenders?
A. Our experience has guided us to discourage people from bringing young
children. Intenders meetings usually run 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours, and most young
children are not able to sit quietly in one place for that length of time.
Some Intenders groups have a person who takes care of the children in a space
that is away from he Circle where the children can be told stories or given
some other form of upliftment.
Q. Can I put intentions in the Circle for a friend?
A. Yes, we do it all the time. We just make sure that we include the highest
Q. The world is changing so fast for me, and I find myself getting upset
when the things that I'm used to having aren't there anymore. What can I do?
A. These are the times that test your Spirit. Ordinarily, when you look
closer at the situation you're in, you'll find that it isn't really so bad.
It's just that you think it's bad. If you find yourself getting upset when
big changes are happening, remember to remain friendly toward others. The
people around you may be the ones who'll help you. Treat them the way you'd
want to be treated. Be patient, ask for what you need, and be ready to
receive. Above all, stick with the Intention Process and keep moving forward.
Q. You talk a lot about peace. Is peace really possible?
A. Absolutely. Once you've been intending for awhile, you'll look back at
some of the dreams that have come true for you. You'll remember when you
first decided to make an intention to have something that you thought was
almost impossible for you to have. But you took heart, said "What the heck,"
and went for it anyway. And then, all of a sudden - Boomzapwow - it
manifested right there in front of you.
You got your first taste of the Intention Process at work and you
realized that you weren't as confined as you used to be. You could "go for
it" with confidence and expect your highest intentions to come to life, no
matter how difficult they appeared in the beginning. This is the attitude
that will bring lasting peace to our Earth.
Everything is possible! It starts out with a simple thought that turns
into a few spoken words, "If it be for the highest and best good, I intend
that peace and love and grace return to this Earth now. So be it and so it
And it ends with all of us, standing in wonder, gazing out across the
threshold of a new world.