How often do you set an intention to do something but you do not do it? How many times have you heard recently that setting intentions is the start to greatness in your life and it is something that you must do? The truth of the matter is that it takes more than just setting an intention to have the intention manifest in your life. It doesn’t matter if you say it to the cows come home, if you do not move forward to make it a reality than all it is are spoken words or worse yet words thought in the mind and not brought forth by verbalization therefore they have no energy.
Simply setting an intention is not a foolproof way to make your goals come true. If hidden reservations or unconscious agendas lurk under the surface of your mind, they can sabotage the arrow of your intention. That arrow of intention will not fly straight. This fact is true no matter what your intention may be. So at the beginning of an intentional process, it is important to face your own reservations, feelings of not quite deserving what you think you want, or simply unprocessed emotions. This allows you to bring to the forefront of the mind any baggage you’re carrying and anything that could subtly stand in the way of your intention.
Let me explain, you see that by acknowledging the thoughts that come to the surface of your mind around the intention you are setting, you are able to reconcile the fact that these emotions or doubts do exist within you and it is ok for them to be. It is when we get in the mode of pushing what comes to the surface down that we stagnate the energy and flow of our allowing the intentions to manifest. When these emotions or doubts surface don’t be afraid to explore where they are coming from and why it only when you do this that you are able to move forward and end the suffering of another failed “intention attempt.” Clearly there is a reason that the intention is calling the doubts and emotions to your attention so be kind and compassionate with yourself and for that moment, just be with all that is surfacing for you. And for goodness sake do not pass judgment on yourself at anytime during this process and have no regrets for allowing yourself to go through this process. It is a good thing for you to do.
Once you have acknowledged the doubt or emotion, give yourself time to feel happy and proud that you did not push the feeling down, that you stuck with it. This is a way to shifting the negative feeling to a positive feeling. The positive energy is what the intention feeds upon to fly straight. You will actually feel a sense of freedom from the release of the positive energy that is set forth during this process. I have found that when I follow the process of being at one with my intention, some positive, life changing events have occurred in my life.
Here are some suggestions for setting an intention that I have used and have shared with my clients that have worked fabulously and I would like to share them with you.
- Take time to consciously collect the words that you want to use to set your intention. These words should be positive with high vibration and energy.
- Write the intention down on a piece of paper or in a journal.
- Carry the intention with you for the day and pull it out often during the day to take a look at it and verbally state the intention out loud.
- I recommend doing this when you are alone.
- Each time you read the intention during the day infuse it with energy and vibrancy.
- After you state the intention, take a deep breath in and exhale it out and go about your day until the next time you pull out your intention to read it.
There is no set number of times that you need to read your intention and state it out loud as a declaration for the Divine to hear. Do whatever is comfortable for you. I do recommend to my clients to read it at least 8 times per day. That is what has worked best for me but do whatever works best for you as it should feel unforced and “right” for you.
At the end of the day before you go to sleep, state your intention one more time and give thanks to the Divine for allowing you to enjoy another day. Close your eyes and rest peacefully knowing that you have fueled your intention with the energy of success so that it may manifest in your life.
Wishing you much health and wellness!
Rochéle Lawson, RN,AHP,CMS
The Queen of Feeling Fabulous
Host of “Blissful Living”