Intent, Content, Context

The principles behind CNG are Intent, Content and Context. With Intent, we see beyond conditioning and take action in alignment with our knowing. With complete Content, we avoid getting trapped in limited Defensive Positions so we are open to explore new options. With Context, we neutralize our superficial Idealizations of what we want. This requires engaging the real needs of others outside of our self. With Context, we see beyond ourselves and take others into account to create a larger common good.  This Transpersonal desire to operate with greater harmony is the result of the natural development of our consciousness. In a CNG, Intent can be simplified to Energy, Content into Time, and Context into spatial experience (Space). In this way, an effective CNG is the productive management of our Energy, Time and Space because it minimizes the reactions of partners when they feel attached, positioned or projected upon. If we cease to be reactive with others, they can return the favor. The CNG is an ideal way to create balance in these three areas. On a personal level, we can see this as balancing our Energy with theirs, our Time with theirs, and our Space with theirs. When we do this, there are no reactive conflicts.

There are three elements to developing ourselves as conscious human beings: Intent, Content and Context. Some individuals are stronger in Intent than Content or Context. Others are stronger in Content, and do not know what to do with Intent and Context. Context is usually developed slowly as a response to the way others treat us. Generally, we attempt to develop some Intent, Content and then Context. The first three steps in embodying a CNG require that we consciously integrate these three elements so our consciousness can expand. Intent is the ability to take ownership of our physical body, to both direct and fulfill the body’s intentions to express our life energy. Content reflects our ability to internalize our knowing by understanding the options and consequences of every activity. It is about learning principles, patterns, and life lessons. Context is the ability to locate our Self as a creative human being within our body-mind system in order to develop relationships—both inner and outer—with everyone we interact with. 

One of the reasons individuals tend to get lost and cannot identify which of these three levels is predominant at any one time, is that they have not stabilized themselves, or have not gotten traction in any of these areas.  In this circumstance, we appear scattered and unable to focus on any one thing. We develop the false perception that nothing will change the overall issues. Intent is usually considered more unconscious, but this is because we are unaware of how our inner experiences or Modalities (Sensations, Feelings, Emotions and Thoughts) can reflect our internal integrity. As we become more conscious about Intent, we find that every atom has Intent and that these atoms coalesce into our body systems that further amplify their intent. This provides a base for us to use our senses to examine the energetic properties and our body states and those of others. Individuals that are Implementers or Act-First in their Communication Process tend to sense Intent more directly and are able to trust their body awareness. Ultimately, we are seeking a way to align our Personal Intent with Universal Intent. Until we accomplish this, we sometimes work at cross-purposes with the universe or compromise ourselves through mixed messages causing difficulties.

Content is about understanding universal cause and effect. It is about expanding our range of choices by understanding how things will likely unfold. While Intent is initially about safety, Content is about security. At this point, we end up trying to contain or direct our choices in ways that seem most rewarding. The more fixated we are on the outcomes, the less range we see. The more able to relax and operate in Solitude, the more likely we are aware of greater possibilities and options.  We see this the most in Investigators or Think-First individuals in their Communication Process. Content is frequently believed to be about paying attention to the details. In this case, little changes can have profound impacts, especially when they are unchecked. We need to learn how to detach from the immediate circumstance in order to consider more options. Investigation into deeper content inevitably takes us into greater levels of complexity. Sometimes this leads to analysis-paralysis. The trick is to use time to consider the layers and levels to make decisions on a systematic basis. Otherwise, we don’t know how to scale issues in terms of priority or importance.

Context determines how we relate to a person, place or thing. Since we connect things together through our thoughts, we are the prime mover in our thoughts. Our creative spark emerges in certain circumstances when we see the solution or understand a complex puzzle. Many of us have the ability to experience and build our thought-forms so that they attract universal support. We see this in Compassionates or Feel-First individuals in their Communication Process. Context is a space of empowerment. It creates energetic fields so that we can manage the various Modalities (Sensations, Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Intuitions) to produce the results we want. We become responsible for our own creative well-being as we realize we have the power to interpret our reality in a way that can serve us. Eventually, we also become responsible for balancing or uplifting the fields of people around us. Until we have mastered Context, these interactions are unpredictable and non-aligned.

Context helps us focus first on the Instinctive level, then the Intellectual and Idealized levels, until finally, we can operate in a conscious and unified manner on the Intuitive level. The more Intent, Content and Context we can consciously muster, the more we control our Life, Light and Love energies. Life energy supports us in maximizing our Intent so we can connect to the universe around us. If we are not aligned in this process, we are actually sabotaging our Intent, or Life Purpose. The more we feel our Life energy, the easier it is to tell when we are ready and able to connect consciously with others. Light energy is a reflection of our Wisdom and Content. To the degree that we can register what is going on around us and relate it to what is going on internally, we have a capacity not only to act, but also to do things that benefit ourselves and others. Love energy is the result of being of service and aligning with our creative nature or Context. The more we are connected to this aspect of ourselves, the more others can trust us as a Co-Creator.

Relationships amplify our growth by promoting lessons where we learn to accept Intent, Content and Context to fulfill needs. The more embodied we are in these three areas, the greater ownership, power and responsibility we experience with others. The less we are anchored in Intent, Content and Context and cannot express our Beauty, Truth and Goodness, the less embodied and responsive we will be as partners. There are seven states of conscious relationship embodiment:

  1. Personal Intent – a commitment to engage the things in our lives as if they matter, even when their meaning is confusing. What we focus on is the importance of doing what we say we will do and making sure others do not ascribe motivations for us that are not true. We want to be taken at face value and honored for our choices, even if they are difficult to make. One of the problems at this stage is that we get attached to appearances and fitting in so that no one makes us a scapegoat. The more Aliveness we manifest the more embodied we are. The more Excitement, the less we are tuned in.

  2. Personal Content – a commitment to engage the meaning of our lives and apply it to understanding the cause and effect relationships around us. We begin to see the dualities in our choices and feel compelled to take positions about what we think is true. This creates polarized interactions where we learn to get comfortable with a lack of agreement. We seek to learn more about the underlying factors driving relationship choices. This encourages us to try to find patterns that would allow us to be successful without having to do much. The more Wisdom we manifest the more embodied we are. The more Intensity we express, the more our inner conflicts distract us from finding answers.

  3. Personal Context – a commitment to engage larger possibilities because we have seen the error of limiting our choices. We want greater equality in our relationships so we do not have to be responsible for our partner. The answer requires us to become more creative and to encourage our partner to become more creative. This leads to more open relationships where we do not predefine our interactions. It also drives us to begin to make more conscious choices about what works for us. The more Awareness we manifest, the more embodied we are. The more Anxiety we express, the more our internal comparisons distract us from our expression of goodness.

  4. Integrating Intent, Content and Context – a commitment to creatively embody our own Creative Nature. This means that we define ourselves in our own terms, not terms that society defines as possibilities. It requires that we release our Imprinting, Pretenses, Defenses and Distortions so we can affirm our Authentic Nature without apologies. We then attract individuals with greater creative power and grace. The main indicator of this is that we become trustworthy to those who can Respect, Esteem and Love themselves and repulsive to those who cannot. This is because defensively distorted individuals cannot find a way to leverage or manipulate us.

  5. Transpersonal Context – a commitment to working with others to explore Co-Creative ways of mutual accomplishment. This requires making invitations to people who are balanced, and who can respond to those invitations in a direct way. The greater the integrity we possess, the more likely it is that we will attract people of integrity to us. We expand our ability to see ourselves and accept how others naturally create (even if it is different from our way). We seek the greater good and look for those who only engage win/win situations. The main indicator of this is Skillful Means, where individuals demonstrate a direct knowing of how to make things work.

  6. Transpersonal Content – a commitment to mutual decision-making that works for us because it works for others as well. This requires Unity thinking and the capacity to see and inter-relate Paradox. What we are seeking is greater consensus and a better understanding of the sources of any objections. This means that others around us share the decisions we make so that there is no unilateral decision-making. It also requires us to begin to understand the lessons of groups as well as our own separate lessons. We can then answer the question, to whom or what do we best serve? The primary indicator is Pregnant Duration, where we start with the premise that all problems have at their source a solution that will emerge given the right framework, timing and individuals committed to it.

  7. Universal Intent – a commitment to engage the universe directly by seeing everything that happens to us as a response to what we are contributing. Our objective is to do things in service to what is truly needed and not be limited to our own personal perspective. This requires that we go beyond our personal needs and look at the world as an opportunity to manifest Beauty, Truth and Goodness. The more we are committed to meeting this Intent, the more we are operating as an agent of the universe in fulfilling its Intent. The main indicator is Spacious Presence, where we allow ourselves to consciously show up and reflect back to others what we are seeing.

If we were to visualize the above seven levels of CNG embodiment, it would be a series of concentric circles with Personal Intent in the center and Universal Intent as the outer circle or globe that holds all the previous levels. In this visualization, we keep expanding our consciousness and taking ownership of each successive level of greater consciousness. The first three levels are how we get out of our own way in relationships. The fourth level is how we make the transition to embody ourselves as a Co-Creative being. The last three levels are how we manifest beyond our personal framework to connect in a Transpersonal way with others. This process happens to a greater or lesser degree if we are introverted versus extroverted, but it still requires us to learn these skills so that we can learn to be connected to the universe.

© Copyright 2016, Larry Byram. All Rights Reserved.

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