I was first introduced to the concept of the power of intention several years ago when learning about the Law of Attraction. It was a concept that I felt was woven between all the steps: ask, believe, receive. When asked to describe what it means to set an intention, I suggested that it is like making a wish, but it is really so much more. It is more ACTIVE than wishing, yet less so. Sounds complicated but it is actually a very simple concept at its core.
When you set an intention for something in particular to manifest in your life, you are really playing an active role in its creation, in the evolution of your world from the way it current IS to the way you wish it to be.
Yet, setting an intention is an active way of being. It requires a heightened level of consciousness that can only be achieved when you stop doing and allow yourself to be. In that space, you allow the divine to provide you with whatever you need in that moment.
Let me illustrate with a practical application that was used by one of my coaching clients.
Mary* was facing a critical situation at work. She had been asked to deliver a pitch to client that could land the company the biggest contract in history. That’s a lot of pressure! No one would blame her if she was nervous. And she was. Her mind “naturally” wandered to all the things that could go wrong, how she could mess up the presentation, why the client will fail to buy, and how she would likely be fired.
Does that sound familiar to you or, at least reasonable, that Mary would feel this way?
While this may be “natural” is certainly isn’t healthy, and I’m sure you can see that as you read the situation with objectivity. In fact, I’ll bet that you would be surprised if I told you that, for weeks, leading up to us working together, Mary was actually getting physically ill each morning before going in to work.
What Mary didn’t realize is that by shifting her focus and using the power of intention she could not only stop being sick in the morning but also generate the results she so desired. Every morning before getting out of bed, Mary began to take five minutes to set her intention for the day. After taking several cleansing breaths, her mind would focus on how she wanted to BE that day… productive, focused, accomplished, successful, etc. Her confidence would subsequently rise, knowing that she is all of these things which will lead her to DO exactly what was required to HAVE the desired result at work. She began setting an intention prior to every meeting at work so she felt more in control. If she had to request assistance from another person, she would set an intention for that conversation.
Mary’s stress level diminished right away. She couldn’t believe how doing something so simple could make such a difference. I reminded her that she wasn’t really DOING anything but just allowing herself to BE what she intended.
*Mary is a pseudonym
When you focus on how you are being, you will be propelled to do things differently than before, and you will automatically have different results. This is the power of intention.
Let me ask you…
What if you changed your focus? That is, what if, instead of focusing on all that is out of your control, all that could go wrong, and all the reasons you could fail, you set an intention and deliberately sought to manifest the outcome you desire? What would be possible for you? Imagine how it would feel to trust in yourself and you can achieve your dreams. Wouldn’t that be incredible?
I began using the power of intention years ago and I have reaped tremendous benefit from my efforts. The funny thing is that it isn’t hard at all and the rewards have been better than I could have ever imagined. I set intentions each day but I also do it when making plans for the year ahead, before a family vacation, as I prepare for a meeting or a date. Over the past 10 years, I have re-created my life and now, I wake up every day completely connected to my life’s purpose, which is EXACTLY what I intended when I began my journey of higher consciousness.
Setting intentions is a strategy I teach to all my clients. For many of them, it is the first time that have heard of the notion. They quickly realize the power behind it and fold it into their daily routines because they see the benefit right away. It becomes a way of life and so does the manifestation of their hearts’ desires.
It’s Your Time for a Fresh Start! Try setting an intention today!
Yours in possibility,
PS – Have you ever successful set an intention and changed the trajectory of your life? I’d love to hear from you! Please share below or send me a private email.
PPS – If you think this idea is intriguing and would like to learn more, drop me a line and I’ll share more about how YOU can use intentioning to bring about the changes that you’ve been wanting in your life.