We can roughly define intention as determination to have and to act. Intention get realized, and not desire. Wish to raise your hand – the idea is formed in your mind, you are aware that want to raise your hand. But will the wish raise it? No, desire by itself does not produce any action. Your hand will lift only when you are not focused on the thought for the desire and only the determination to act has remained. Perhaps determination will raise your hand? Also no. You took the final decision to raise it, but it still does not move. What then will raise it up? How to determine what comes after commitment?
Now comes the helplessness of the mind to give a convincing explanation of what is intention. The definition that intention means to have a determination to have and to act, is only a prelude to the power that implements the action. Now we can only state the fact that the arm is raised not by desire and determination, but by the intention.
The intention is divided into external and internal one. Internal one is related to actively influencing the outside world – a determination to act. The external intention is a determination to have, when the world becomes subject to human will. Internal intention focuses on the process of our own movement towards the goal, external – focuses attention on how the goal gets realized by itself.
Goal is achieved using internal intention, while it is selected using the external one. Everything about the magic and the paranormal refers to the external intention. And what can be achieved within the normal world views, is achieved using the power of the internal intention.