Timing and Intent A Tract Book Essay By Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.

Fejfar

In the book, “Journey into Oness” by Michael Roads, and Road’s other books, we see a discussion of the ideas of “intent” and “timing.” Both are very interesting concepts. For an idealist, intent is everything. For a realist, intent is pretty much irrelevant. An idealist would tell us that even if one accomplished the greatest feat in the world, if it was done with the wrong intent, nothing at all would be, or was, accomplished. Similarly, for a genuine idealist, results

don’t really even matter. If I try to accomplish something, and have the right intent, even if I fail, I still have done the right thing. For a realist, or pragmatist, results are all that count, and intent is irrelevant. From the realist point of view, if I paint a perfect picture, that is praiseworthy, even if I paint the picture for all the wrong reasons. For the realist, the worst sin is failure to achieve practical results. The realist never praises the idealist who, with good intent, fails to accomplish his objective.

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For the Critical Realist or Critical Thomist, both intent and results count. I will not be rewarded for painting a flawed picture with good intent, neither will I be rewarded for painting a perfect picture with bad intent. Now, getting back to Michael Roads. Roads discusses the importance of intent. Without intent all is for naught. Good intent, is thus, very important. Jesus seems to have been concerned with this idea when considering the story of the fig tree in the Christian Gospels. Jesus and his disciples were walking by a fig tree which was barren, producing no fruit. And, what’s more it was not the season for figs for that tree. Jesus curses the fig tree and days later when Jesus and the disciples return, walking by the fig tree, they notice that the tree was withered and dying. Now, this story is about intent. Because the tree had the wrong

intent, it could not produce fruit.

So too with us, no matter how hard we

try, no matter how much we may appear to succeed, we fail, if we do not have the right intent. In fact, it would appear that intent itself will ensure that an act is brought to fruition. It is hard to understand, but if the artist really had the right intent, then he would have been able to paint a perfect picture, and, what’s more, the supposed perfect picture of the artist with bad intent, really is not perfect, although it may appear to be.

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Roads also discusses timing. Roads argues for the existence of multidimensional reality. Real timing, then, has a multidimensional aspect to it. So, for example, the idea of timing in playing basketball, knowing

when to shoot a jump shot, for example, or timing in a boxing match, knowing when to use the left jab, for example can be very important. But, timing is even more complicated. Because in multidimensional reality the past can affect the future and the future can affect the past, timing takes on an even more refined aspect. Perhaps, the timing is not right for me to go

to graduate school next year because I need to do multidimensional work that would help myself or others. This is where God comes in. Although Roads does not discuss God in relation to multidimensional reality very much, Seth, of the Jane Roberts books, does. Seth points out the our God is a multidimensional God. Our God, can and does shift forward and backward in time in relation to each of us and our multidimensional alternates. Perhaps God allowed, or even caused, “Bill”

to get sick, so that God could do some multidimensional work with Bill, where Bill’s conscious mind would not cooperate. It is possible, then, that

by our choice, or by God’s intervention in our lives, we Providentially end up doing things that we really weren’t expecting to be doing. thought. Food for

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