spell components represent your intentions on a spiritual level. so lets define what that word means more clearly.
Full Definition of REPRESENT
: to bring clearly before the mind : present <a book which represents the character of early America>
: to serve as a sign or symbol of <the flag represents our country>
: to portray or exhibit in art : depict
: to serve as the counterpart or image of : typify <a movie hero who represents the ideals of the culture>
a : to produce on the stage
b : to act the part or role of