Intentions have the power to change the landscape of your choices and life experiences. They are magnetic in nature and have the power to propel you in the direction of your choice-which is why it is so important to learn how to harness your own power of intent. When setting an intention, I recommend focusing on a particular word or phrase, like a mantra. Each word holds its own meaning and focusing on one word or a unique combination of words can be very powerful.
Most people confuse setting an intention with goal setting, and the two, although related, are actually quite different.
Goals are more materialistic in nature and more susceptible to the ego’s force, while an intention is what lies beneath the surface.
Because of this, it is easier to set an intention that aligns with who you are than it is to set a goal that is- because goals, although useful at times, can also trip you up. However, a true intention can help life work for and with you and lead you to experiences beyond comprehension.
Goal setting has its limitations and can also box you in, especially if you get caught up in expectation and attachment to the outcome, which takes you out of the present, your place of power, and into the future.
Instead, I am going to challenge you to tune into what you actually desire, on a deeper level, so that more of what you truly want can enter into your life.
For example, a goal could be to lose 20 lbs., while an intention could be to create health, have confidence and feel beautiful.
Can you see the difference?
While it is great to want to lose 20 lbs., it is much easier to do if you are clear on what lies beneath the surface, your intention.
For example, many people’s goal is to lose weight because they fool themselves into thinking that it is the only way to be happy and feel loved.
In this way, they mistake weight loss for what they truly want, which is love, happiness and quite possibly a healthy relationship with themselves and their body.
Now, this does not mean that you won’t lose the weight and achieve your goal. However, it will allow you to be more present, open minded and heart centered in the process, allowing your goal to be fueled by love and opportunity rather than fear and restriction.
Which is why, I encourage you to opt out of the illusion and rather, reverse engineer it, break it down, extract the essence and use it as a clue or a series of clues and a valuable thread that can lead you to the truth of the matter and into powerful creation.
This is why it is so important to tune into what you truly desire, set an intention that aligns with it and then let go and release it into the universe.
Step 1: Tune in.
Step 2: Set an intention.
Step 3: Let Go.
Only when you let go and open up to what life has to offer, will your intention then be able to work for you in enchanted ways.
So now, I encourage you to take a moment to tune into what you desire for yourself and your life. Then, take a moment to get clear on the intention behind it.
Once you have your intention, set it, write it down and then, let go.
Remember that through your increased awareness and written creation, it is already here and already happening for and with you.
Finally, it’s important to mention that your intention may change over time or it may remain the same. Either way is perfectly okay. Stay intuitive, and as always, go with what works for you. Below are some ideas…
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In the comments, I would love to hear from you…
- What is your intention?
- What are you working to create in your life?
- How can you let go and grow this year?
Let me know, and I will be there to cheer you on!