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This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, I had the pleasure of speaking with intuitive Karen L. Garvey. It was quite the conversation. Personally, I believe that we can connect to what Karen calls “the eternal.” But I know a lot of you out there think psychics are psychotic. So, I hope, if you didn’t listen to the live show, you will tune in to the podcast, and with an open-mind.

I came to Karen through JD Messinger. JD was on the show a few weeks ago CEOs: LIFE BEYOND THE BOARDROOM that also featured CEO of BlogTalkRadio/Cinchcast and former CEO of PEPSICO, Robert Charles Hunter.

In his book, 11 Days in May: The Conversation That Will Change Your Life, JD Messinger tells the story of his life beyond the boardroom the story of a spiritual transformation that started after a second near-death experience. I enjoyed his book and was captivated by the ideas he presented.  An off-air conversation led me to Karen L. Garvey, an associate of JD’s. I was equally captivated by Karen, and decided to introduce her to my audience. The rest, as they say is history.

With JD’s permission, I am posting an excerpt from 11 Days in May: The Conversation That Will Change Your Life. Have a read and be sure to listen to my conversation with JD.  And don’t miss my talk with Intuitive Karen L. Garvey.  Both interviews are available on the player on any page of this website. Enjoy! And let me know your thoughts!



What are Intentions

 Now that I have recharged my system, I want to continue with my last profound thought. Surely, there are trillions upon trillions of knowledge packets flying around me every one billionth of a second in the form of thoughts, radio and television signals and mobile devices. Why then is it that sometimes my receiver picks up these thoughts and other times it doesn’t?

Your receiver is always picking them up, but you are discarding them.

Discarding them? Why would I want to discard them?

It has to do with your intentions.

Intentions. What are intentions?

Intentions are the precursors to thoughts.

How can there be a thought before a thought?

I didn’t say it wasn’t a thought. It is, but it is a different kind of thought.

What is the difference between them?

Tell me what we said a thought was.

We said a thought was the result of the thinking process and that it was photons filled with information and knowledge.

Would you agree that there are different kinds of thoughts? 

Do you mean good thoughts and not good thoughts?

That is one way to categorize thoughts but I was referring to the kinds of thoughts you have. Give me an example of some thoughts you have throughout your day.

I suppose prayers might be one kind. Oh, here’s another kind: Hopes and dreams.


I’m trying, but I’m not sure there are many more.

What distinguishes these different types of thoughts?

I guess that would be the goal.

The goal?

The reason I’m having that thought.

Is it safe to say the objective of all thoughts is to resolve a problem or achieve a goal?

I think that is an excellent beginning, yes.

Why do you say beginning?

I don’t know. It just popped out of me.

By that, you mean you cannot rationally explain the source of that thought.

I just said it. I don’t know why.

Those are powerful.

What is powerful?

A thought that comes to you without having to think about it is the most powerful thought.

What kind of thought is that?

Inspired thoughts.

What is the source of an inspired thought?

If it did not come from your mind, where might it have come from?

It must have been floating around me, and my receiver picked it up.

Why would that be?

My goodness, we’re going in circles! That’s what I’m asking you! Why is it that sometimes my receiver gets it and other times it doesn’t?

I told you before, but you were too busy thinking. You shut down your receiver.

What did you tell me?

That you are always receiving information and inspired thoughts but you are not always paying attention. The answer to your question – why you receive some thoughts and not others – is your intentions. If your conscious intention is to solve a problem or achieve a goal your receiver picks up the answer. It is similar to when you are thinking about buying a yellow Volkswagen beetle and all of a sudden you start to see them everywhere. You set your intention to see them. It was the first thought.

Oh my, I see! I was trying to solve a problem and I got an answer! … Uh oh.

What’s the matter now?

I forgot where we were.

You really must clear your mind and be present, in the moment. You said the inspiration you had was giving you the answer to the problem without you having to think about it. You were trying to identify what an intention is, and you said that intentions are the BEGINNING of the thought process.

This is like a math postulate.

What is a postulate?

It’s an if-then statement. If all thoughts are to achieve a goal or solve a problem, then the first thought in the thinking process is establishing the intention.

That is correct. You receive the thoughts and inspirations when you set an intention. Now let me ask you this, isn’t solving a problem a goal in and of itself?

Yes it is. Perhaps we can simplify it by saying that all thoughts are a result of an intention to achieve a goal.

The simpler we can make it the better. What we now know is that the intention is the beginning of the thought process and therefore, it is the motivation behind the conscious thought. The interesting part is that although your thought is conscious, the intentions are usually not.

That makes sense and that is exactly what just happened! I was motivated to understand what an intention is; I set an intention to understand an intention, and I got the answer! An intention is the beginning of the thought process.

You said you were motivated. Do intentions have motivations?

All intentions have a motivation. There is a desire for an outcome, is there not?

Yes, I think you’re right. There must be motivations behind intentions. Can you give me an example of a motivation?

Well, if my thought is about a dream then my motivation is that I want to make my dream come true!


It might be for fun or it could be to make money.

Give me another example. What about a prayer?

I don’t know for sure, but I would presume that most of the time the motivation behind a prayer is from people who are in pain or suffering and they want help.

What if you’re not in pain or suffering but are praying? What else might you be praying about?

If that is the case, I don’t think you are praying for something. I think you are praying to give something, like thanks.

What would that be called?


I do believe you understand intentions.

I do?

Indeed. Whether it is praying or dreaming, the underlying motivation behind all intentions is either a fear or a desire. Every thought has its root with one of these two motivations and this first thought is the intention, the beginning of the thought process that tunes your receiver to pick up information that helps you achieve your goal. Are we finished?

I have to think of it like the sonar system. If I wish to hear a whale, I look for one specific frequency, but if I am listening for an enemy submarine, it’s another. I tune out the whale when I’m looking for the enemy.

I believe you have it.

Have it? I don’t think I have it. I still don’t understand why I received the signals for my game and company logo?

You wanted to leave your old job and start something new. This intention was not something you were consciously aware of. I said that before.

My goodness, you’re right! At the time of the insights, I was not consciously aware that I was even thinking about starting a new company.

It was not rational.


I’m getting old and forgetful, help me out. What did we call the source of an idea that was not rational?

It was an inspiration that was beyond me, outside my own mind.

I know, but what is beyond you?

The Divine.

Now you have it.

My goodness, a divine inspiration unconsciously helped me when I needed it most.

Why do you say when you needed it most?

I was in a lot of pain and really suffering. Well, that raises another series of excellent questions. I needed help because I was in a lot of pain and suffering. What is pain and suffering?

I think that is enough for one day.



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