Turning your thoughts and words into daily intentions can help with your film’s financing, production and enhance your life
by Carole Dean
As filmmakers, your mind is occupied around the clock thinking about how to fund, produce, and complete your next project. You talk about it at coffee with friends, lunch with co-workers, and over drinks with investors.
Those thoughts and the words that sprout from them that you use to express your desires form the basis of powerful intentions. I will show you how create and use those intentions to realize those dreams and reach your goals.
Let’s begin with the word intention.
It is the act of putting your focus, attention, and thoughts on a specific desired result. Something that you believe you can achieve. I suggest you start with something that is reasonable, something you know you can achieve.
Dr. Deepak Chopra taught that we can create our future by putting our attention on our intentions.
Stewart Wilde, author of Miracles, The Force, and Affirmations, taught us intending is a simple process. The universe, he says, is like a department store. You place your order for exactly what you want, and they deliver it. You see a picture of a dress, you ask for a size 12 in red, and that’s what you get.
You want to visualize what you intend to create. Being able to see and feel exactly what you want will bring it to you much faster.
Our thoughts are intending for us daily. Each thought by each person is an intention. The key is to make your intentions clear and to intend 24/7.
What you think is what you can create.
Your thoughts are powerful things. In the film, The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, daughter of an English grocer, intended herself into the position of Prime Minister of England by using the power of her mind. This is her advice:
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
How using intentions can help produce and fund your film.
Intending is all about your thoughts. I want you to think of thoughts as things about to manifest.
What if everything you thought could potentially manifest? Would that make your life a better place? This is the most important aspect. Learning how powerful your thoughts are.
Each thought is energy waiting to manifest. Once you become aware of this you realize how important it is to think only of the things you want, not what you don’t want.
By paying attention to your thoughts, you can control your future.
Having a Eureka moment.
As described in the book The Field by Lynne McTaggart, a German physicist, Fritz Albert Popp, was looking for a cure for cancer. He accidentally found light coming out of the body; just a tiny current, but it is light. Popp called this light biophoton emissions.
He said we are all lighted candles. Meaning that we are constantly sending out light. This is not ordinary light it is well-ordered light that scientists call coherent. This means all the waves are moving in sync with each other.
Popp says we are sending this coherent light out of our body to other human beings and they’re responding to us.
In other words, if you and I were having a verbal conversation, we’re also sharing our light with each other.
Thoughts are light and they are energy about to manifest.
Thoughts are light and every cell in our body is part of this light. Every thought we have affects every part of our body. That means good thoughts are healing to our bodies and bad thoughts could be detrimental to our bodies and bad for our health.
Now here comes the interesting part, research indicates thoughts are not inside your brain. In the 1960s, Karl Lashley and Karl Pribram were looking for a location where memory is stored in the brain.
After much research, they came to believe that the brain is not a storage unit but a sending and receiving unit. We are sending and receiving all the time. Your thoughts are alive, they are energy and light.
Another interesting fact about the brain, is the placebo effect. Research shows that sometimes people who take placebo pills made of sugar and water, have the intended results they are told they can have from the medicine that they did not get.
Their belief that they would be healed overrode the fact that what they took was sugar and water.
I want you to realize how powerful you are and use this power to make and fund your film.
Your thoughts are energy waiting to manifest.
Your thoughts are electric.
Your thoughts are light.
Your thoughts are manifesting what you think.
Your brain is constantly sending and receiving light-filled thoughts.
Carole Dean is president and founder of From the Heart Productions; a 501(c)3 non-profit that offers the Roy W. Dean Film Grants and fiscal sponsorship for independent filmmakers. She hosts the weekly podcast, The Art of Film Funding, interviewing those involved in all aspects of indie film production. She is also the author of The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing Concepts. See IMDB for producing credits