I am a people watcher. I love sitting in a café, sipping on a mug of almond chai or a cup of silken oolong tea and watching how people behave. Some people are full of life and exude energy. Others appear rather lethargic and in need of a shot of coffee.
Why is this so? Why do some people jump out of bed full of life while others wake up feeling like they haven’t slept a wink. Is it possible to get more out of life? Can we influence how we turn up in our life? Absolutely, and I believe the magic lies in creating intents.
The Oxford Dictionary defines intent (the noun) as ‘intention or purpose’. When you think about it ...
... an intention is the starting point of every dream!
It has a creative power all of its own. Whether it’s dressing for a special occasion, creating a sumptuous feast for the family or making a simple breakfast for your self, all of these tasks start with an intent.
In 2017 I made a huge shift in my personal life choosing to leave a 31yr marriage to start life as a single woman. Living with myself for the very first time was a huge shock to my system. Besides all the emotional adjustments that came with such a shift, my biggest challenge was how to use my time. In the beginning I found myself floating through each day. The only real constant was the rising and setting of the sun because it provided a boundary. As I started settling into my new life and becoming comfortable with my own company, I was aware my days were coming and going. I was drifting through life feeling lost.
A few months after the shift I engaged a beautiful business coach, Marnie LeFevre, to assist me in finding direction in my energy healing business. During one of the coaching sessions I shared, through a few tears, that I was feeling very lost. Her suggestion was to infuse everything I did within my day, with intent. Marnie reminded me of the power that lies within an intent. My morning walk, my shower, my breakfast, my work. Everything that I set out to do within the day was to be done with a specific intent.
Engaging with the task at hand would engage me with life.
So I started creating an intent for each of my daily tasks, even taking out the rubbish, and my days starting flowing with more ease. Noticing the shift in the flow of energy through my days I realised that I was reconnecting with my life. Setting intentions gave each task a focus. It gave each day a focus. It gave my life a focus and played a huge part in finding traction in my days and moving forward in my life.
My Top 5 Reasons For Creating Intentions
1. Intentions Keeps you Present
Setting an intention before undertaking a task kept me present in the task. It gave me a focus and connected me with what I was doing. It allowed me to be fully engaged with the task therefore being open to all that the task had to offer me. I believe this paved the way to achieving my goals with more ease.
2. Intentions Impact on Every Part of Your Day
The power of setting an intention opened me up to the joy that can be found in being present. It put me into a flow of energy that was new and full of potential, and this energy flowed into the tasks that followed. Suddenly the entire day was simply flowing as the change in mind set started to settle in.
3. Intentions Open Up Possibilities
By setting up intentions, the subconscious can start to work its magic and offer more opportunities to practice setting intentions. I believe that as the shift of being present takes hold, magic will start to happen in other areas of your life.
4. Intentions Reflect Gratitude
Setting intentions will impact on you and how you show up in life. It opened me up to seeing what I had in my life, and appreciating it. This appreciation attracted more for me to to appreciate.
5. Intentions Have No Limits
Intentions are limited only by your imagination. The possibilities are endless. I certainly had fun creating something new and exciting each and every day. I invite you to do the same.
Being reminded of the power that lies within intentions brought focus into my life.
It can do the same for you, too. The power to direct flow within your day, and move forward in life lies within you.
Do you struggle to set intentions?
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In support of becoming the best you, you can be,
Certified Body Code Practitioner