I received an email message the other day that I want to share with you. I got it from Energy Muse – from their website: Energy Muse is a conscious lifestyle brand providing tools of empowerment, inspiration and hope. Each piece combines energy and intention to help you achieve a desired outcome. I want to order a whole bunch of their amazing products – but I really want to embrace the idea that they sent around in the email this week. It’s on setting intentions – and that is something that I SO need to do. Give it a read:
DAY 1: The Art of Setting Intentions
Believe it can be done.
When you truly believe in something, it can be done.
Your mind will find ways to do it.
Setting intentions is a powerful tool for helping us achieve happiness and fulfillment. They provide us with insight to our values, aspirations and purpose, allowing us to live in the present moment while still aiming towards new achievements.
When you are setting intentions for your day, and you say your intentions out loud, it aligns your heart and mind to create a meaningful purpose to fill your day. Choosing an intention each morning will help you stay focused and centered, even when you are surrounded by chaos.
How to Set Intentions:
Decide what truly matters to you. Your values drive the actions in your life, and recognizing what they are will help you find fulfillment. This is where the power of intention lies. Write down at least 5 things that truly matter to you.
Explore any area of your life that may need an upgrade. Goals should encompass more than one aspect of life, to ensure personal growth reaches its full potential.
Be specific and thoughtful. When you are setting an intention, be specific about what you want to achieve, by when and why you want to achieve it.
Good, right? Let’s give this a shot together, shall we? Step one is to write down 5 things that truly matter to you – here’s mine: my daughter, time to myself, financial stability (if I can ever find such a thing), good health, and a meaningful job. So, based upon these things, my daily intentions need to focus on more time with the Wee One, more time away from work, finding ways to save money, taking better care of myself, and finding ways to deal with the misery I have at work and somehow turn that into a positive. Here’s some examples:
I intend to experience greater and greater levels of magic, fun, creativity, connectedness with the divine, peace, prosperity, abundance, safety, elegance, ease, health and healing, Divine grace, Divine guidance, joy, freedom, beauty, trust, wisdom and love.
I intend every minute I work to be filled with fun, creativity, excitement, abundance, prosperity, joy, service and positive surprises.
I intend to create supportive, healthy and nurturing surroundings at work.
I intend to work with like-valued people, who I enjoy immensely and feel greatly supported by.
I intend to find meaning in my work, be it the broadest dreams or tiniest details.
I intend to remember that I am sending positive energy to the greater whole whenever I am in joy.
I intend to be a courageous adventurer and risk taker—secure and confident about who I am.
I intend to see beauty in everything, everywhere I go and in whomever I’m with.
I intend to feel totally safe and secure.
I intend to feel that I’m always in the right place at the right time for all of my intentions to come true.
I intend to joyfully deepen my loving relationship with my partner, providing greater and greater levels of peace, safety, fun, freedom, ease, joy, intimacy, vulnerability, trust, play, creativity, expansion, positive activation, tenderness and love for us both.
I intend to open my heart, as fully as possible, and feel my partner’s magnificent love.
I intend to deepen the loving, joyful and fulfilling relationship I have with each of my children.
I intend to positively support my children in living the lives they came here to live with as much ease, elegance and joy as possible.
I think I will pick one of these each day, stick it on a Post-It note, and carry it with me all day. I can set it as a reminder on my calendar that pops up throughout the day. I can write it on the top of my calendar/agenda book at work, and see it all day when I’m at my desk. I seem to have a very hard time letting kindness towards myself sink into my extraordinarily thick skull. I’m much better at saying all sorts of dark and gloomy crap to myself (disclaimer: if someone else spoke to me the way I speak to myself, I’d likely punch them in the throat and never speak to them again). I think we all could benefit from giving these positive intentions a whirl – what have we got to lose? 😉
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