I recently came across a list of intentions that I set a few years back and this reminded me just how powerful setting intentions can be. As we recently exited a powerful eclipse portal and prepare to transition into a new year, it feels like a great time to review and set intentions.
What Exactly Are Intentions?
Intentions are aims or plans that we give thought to.
Perhaps you set intentions for your health, career and family. Or, perhaps you want to set some for your resources, fitness goals, and personal growth. You can set intentions for just about anything.
How To Set Intentions
The key is to say the intentions and/or write them down, let them go and to not attach to the outcome. When we are able to set intentions without trying to control how or if they come to fruition, that puts us in a powerful position.
When setting larger intentions it can be helpful to write them down in the present tense, as if they are already here, and to keep them positive. (If you’re setting an intention for the yoga class that you’re about to take, no need to write it down unless you want.)
I find that for bigger, more global intentions it’s helpful to come from a centered, grounded and peaceful state (so you can stay out of lack, which carries a very heavy energy) and to make sure they are not influenced by others. For larger intentions, setting them after you meditate, do yoga, take walk in nature, or recite affirmations can help.
Take advantage of the energy this month and revise and set your intentions for the new year.
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