Do you wake up everyday wondering how your day will go?
Are you just waiting for the news, other people, the weather, to dictate how you live your days?
Did the events of 2020 really dragged you by the collar and you’ve found yourself overwhelmed, over-anxious, and overt-stressed?
Let me share with you a more empowering way to live your life, instead of letting life live you.
It’s called INTENTION.
The dictionary defines intention as:
- idea that you plan (or intend) to carry out
- an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
- an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out
- (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
I define intention as a conscious act of establishing what you want to experience on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
In the realm of personal development, it’s specific to commitments, or agreements you make with yourself. They help to bring about a more wholesome way to live and assists with embodying your heartfelt desire.
Intention is like a switch that can trick the mind’s processes to act, think, and feel like a mystical blueprint, acting as a trigger that will invoke a response as it sets off a mystical message through the current frequency you are resonating, collects it’s matching vibration and then somehow returns it to you with that which you asked or enquired about.”Cathie McGill
An intention gives words to what you want to experience or manifest in life. When it is stated, your mind cannot help but follow through on this directive.
Its where the saying came from, “Be careful what you wish for.”
In the Yogic tradition, they call this Sankalpa. The Sanskrit word San means “to go towards our highest truth” while Kalpa comes from Kalpana which means “vow”. So Sankalpa is your vow to go towards your highest truth.
And your highest truth means what you stand for, what your heart desires, and your soul is calling you towards.
You can set an intention in any area of life and at any time you wish to effect a desirable outcome for you, such as:
- When you start your day
- Before you attend an important meeting or have a difficult conversation
- At the start of a new year
- Planning for your next career move
It sets the tone for what you wish to experience. This simple act of setting intentions can start to improve your life day to day.
How to create an Intention:
- Focus on one aspect of your life where you’d like to bring about change.
What would your day look like if you already achieved the change you desire?
- Phrase your intention in the present as if its already here.
For example, if you’d like to reduce overwhelm in your daily schedule, you can set your intention as “I am calm and everything is just as it should be”, or “I am moving through my day with ease and grace”
- Express it with as much feeling as possible by saying it out loud.
Let me know how you go and if you start to notice the differences.
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