#BlogElul: Elul 15-Intend

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So in theory and in practice, I know that intention is different than motive.  I know it’s not a wish. I believe it’s more like goal setting but even more like a plan of action. The last thing I do know about it is that energy goes where intention flows or vice versa. The point is that if I intend something with the right energy the energy will change the atmosphere in my favor. Intention is great but still requires action in my book. Call it being skeptical but I’ve intended to do somethings as you’ll read in the post and it still didn’t happen; maybe it was just user error.

Image result for intentionIt is important to create intention typically at the beginning of the day or at night for the next day making it almost like the wheel of the car to your day…Yes, that was really confusing but I guess I’m saying that if intention is the steering wheel and your day or the things that happen in your day is a car, your intention will help steer your day in the direction of your choosing.  This is typically aided by affirmations, visualization, meditation, prayer and maybe even some physical activity, at least in my experience.

According to the Inc.Com’s Marla Tabaka in her article, Setting Goals Isn’t Enough: Setting Daily Intentions Will Change Your Life, she says:

Goal setting helps us to see the future, understand what we want, create a plan, and stay on track to get it done. Sounds wonderful, but for some, there is a downside to goal setting. It takes us out of the moment and creates an emphasis on what we don’t have. For those who set goals and sometimes fail to achieve them, the act of goal setting can lead to a sense of, not only failing, but of being a failure. Setting and living your intentions allows you to focus on who you are in the moment, to recognize and live your values, and to raise your emotional energy, which in turn raises your physical energy. Many entrepreneurs are excellent at identifying their values and know that living within their interpretation of them is a powerful way to achieve success, and more importantly, happiness. Daily intentions can help you do that. They also provide a roadmap and reminder for how to live out each day. Intentions give you purpose, as well as the inspiration and motivation to achieve your purpose. The practice of setting daily intentions can change your life.- Marla Tabaka (https://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/setting-goals-isnt-enough-setting-daily-intentions-will-change-your-life.html)

I really wanted to get into this. Initially, I began to read ‘Commanding Your Morning’ by Cindy Trimm and using two apps, Headspace and My Affirmations. Headspace is an app that guides meditation. You get a 10 day free trial, which was cool. I thought at the end of the trial period, there would be a very affordable price quoted to continue the service but it ranged from $5-$13 per month which I thought was a bit steep, I’m probably being cheap though. The second app I used and still use is called My Affirmations. It is a free app that you can program to send you daily affirmations. I have even used some of the affirmations as daily affirmations on this blog previously as you can also retrieve screenshots. I will say that sometimes I feel like it’s very basic but it’s free and it helps to get your mind going.

So I set a schedule, I decided to wake up at 5 am so that I could make my intentions for the day, meditate, do affirmations and pray. At 6, I would workout and at 7, I would get ready for work. Needless to say the schedule didn’t last long because I would run over my hour. I continued to do the inspirational portion and cut out the working out but eventually that ended too when my sleep patterns messed up and the trial ended. I never ended up finishing the book but it had a lot of helpful topics which consisted of being aware of speech, the importance of the spoken word and explaining how creative it is. I really liked the idea of the inspiration time because it really did put me in the right mood to establish my day. I found myself being really optimistic and smiling more.

Currently, I’ve been waking up around 4:15, not sure why but because I’ve been behind in my Elul challenge, I’ve been catching up on work and working until it’s time for me to get ready for work. Unfortunately, with no intention set. So let’s get some guidance on how to really set intentions through a couple of resources.

Anatomy of Intention Casting Sheet
Photo credit: Carrie Paris

I really like this. What you’re letting go of is behind you so that you can make way for the positive that’s in front of you.

Next, I found “Intention Music” at least that’s what I typed in Youtube. I’ve listened to it and it reminds me of music found in the movie Twlight. I know that the body is made up of 80% water and there should be certain frequencies that will affect it. From my research by saying your intention out loud it is setting that frequency to the direction in which you intend to go. I would imagine music would have the same effect.

 

Lastly, I found a video from Wayne Dyer who wrote a book called Power of Intention. He had so many great nuggets of wisdom in the video that I had to keep pausing.

*Please note that he mentions ‘sorcerer.’ I wanted to make you aware of this because I just spoke about protecting your gates a few posts back. He doesn’t mean it in a witches and warlocks type of way but if God is the source and we are created in His image then we are sorcerers. Hopefully that makes sense to you, if it doesn’t feel free to skip the video below.

I’m not sure if this post has done it’s job in explaining intention but my intention for it is to at least expose us to it so that we may research to find out if it works for us. I’m extremely intrigued and would like to continue learning about it. I’ll let you know what I find in future posts.

Do you have any experience in setting intentions? If you do, please educated us in the comments section and I’ll talk to you guys soon.

*Photo credit of Featured Image-Energy Muse

 Beebz ❤

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