If your own intentions don’t find their way to manifestation, it may be that you are intending; and intending is different from the energy of setting an intention. But in what way? What is it about intending that is different from intention? What is the subtle shift required when you set an intention? What is your role in the process and how does it work?
If you have been setting intentions and feeling that all you are doing is not helping you make the changes you so deeply desire to make in your life, then most likely you are missing out on one of the steps. So, newly inspired by my Saturday experience, I offer you my thoughts on intention setting . . . .
Setting an intention takes focus, clarity and dedicated energy whereas intending to do something is often a throw-away thought – one that floats in and then on but never really stays long enough to take root. When you set an intention, you want to take time to sit and journal about it a bit, visualize about it a bit, and see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the result as if it were already with you.
This week I invite you to move out of the intend place into real change:
First, open your heart to possibility. Often the limitations you may experience come from your own beliefs about what is truly possible. Be open to the infinite potentiality and possibility inherent in every moment.
Next, open the mind to flexibility. If you’ve always done things the same way and still don’t have what you want, then you may be holding too tightly to how something is supposed to unfold. Let go and trust.
Lastly, take small actions in alignment with the intention you have created. This step is often overlooked and it is key. Actions confirm your commitment to the process – your commitment to YOU and the life you want to live.
Today is a NEW Monday, the start of a NEW week. Let it also be the start of a NEW intentional commitment to the goals you have for your life that you hold most dear.