The power of Intentions

Happy Lammas to all in the Southern Hemisphere!

Happy Imbolc to all in the Northern Hemisphere!

Happy Lunar New Year to all!

To those who are celebrating any of the celebrations may you all have many blessed returns.

Seeing as we have so many people around the world celebrating the different festivals, it seems a perfect time to talk about intentions and why they are so powerful.

Firstly what is an Intention?

According to Wikipedia the meaning of an intention is a mental state that represents a commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future. Intention involves mental activities such as planning and forethought.

But why is it so powerful?

Usually people let the day, week, month and year dictate to them what they should be doing, acting etc.  By setting an intention you are activating and focusing the mind towards receptivity of the outcome of the goal.

The easiest place to see this in action is those studies where people take a placebo.  They are intending to feel better, be healthier, and as they take the placebo they are feeling and getting better.

So imagine when you take this belief and focus it on something you desire, be it business goals, relationship goals, health and fitness goals, the list goes on.

You have the ability to transform your reality.

Here are some great quotes from a couple of pretty powerful beings.

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
– Buddha.

“Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
– Jesus.

Don't really need to say to much after them.

How do you set a powerful intention?

On this I do suggest to people that they research the many different ways of setting intentions, and go with the method that speaks most to you.

Me personally I use the lunar cycle.  A couple of days before the new moon I'll starting feeling into what I want to accomplish in the next lunar cycle.

On the night of the New Moon, I write out my petition of what I want to manifest, I generally have one business goal, one personal goal, and one goal for the community.  So something I can manifest to give back to the community.

I'll then meditate on these goals before folding the piece of paper three times towards me, by doing this I am telling the energy that these intentions are directed towards me, then place them under a candle, I generally like to use silver, but go with your intuition you might prefer a gold or white candle.

I light the candle than state my intentions to the universe.  Do this however feels right for you, it is a personal ritual after all.

I observe the candle flame for a little while focusing my mind on my intentions, then let the candle burn throughout the night to allow the energy to build.

Then for every night for the rest of the lunar cycle I'll light my candle at the same time each night for an hour meditating on my intention, the meditation itself can be for 5 or 10 minutes the point it to focus your mind on the intentions.  

So I just light a candle and magic happens?

Well yes and no.

As the candle burns down each night, by day you are working towards what you have set.  

What is occurring is instead of allowing the day, week, month and year dictate to you, you are taking charge and clearing out the noise that occurs in daily life and focusing your mind and energy towards what is really important to you, and by doing so bit by bit creating the life you want.

 So happy intention setting and may we all achieve our dreams this year!

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