Intention Setting – The First Step To Manifestation
Intentions are the creative force that propels us forward, allowing us to fulfil our needs – and achieve our dreams. Our stories, our lives – our destinies are shaped by our intentions. The more aware we are at a conscious level of our intentions – the better able we are to manifest what we want and need.
Connect to your intentions
In meditation, or quiet deep thought – ask yourself what you want – especially how you want to feel. This will give you an insight into your dreams and deepest desires. Begin to put those feelings into words. It is important to think in positive terms – not ‘less stress’, rather ‘more calm and serenity’; not ‘less friction’, but rather ‘more love’. Be confident, be positive, be present-focused.
Plant your intentions
Think of your intentions as the seeds of what you want to create in your life. Once you are clear on your intentions, you need to consciously affirm them – to plant them and then to nurture them.
Make your intention become more ‘real’ by writing it down and then reciting it aloud to yourself. Your own voice is a powerful tool in intention setting. Writing your intention down and then saying it aloud begins to give it authority and allows it to start to take root in your subconscious mind.
Meditate on your intentions
Start your meditation with a few deep breaths and observe the stillness within. Gradually, bring your awareness to your heart and set your intention. Try to stay here, observing the inward and outward movement of your breath – letting go of any distracting thoughts or negative feelings that arise – and filling the space created with your intention.
Use your Mala
Bring your mala into your intention connecting, planting and meditating processes. The crystals have been chosen to support your work. Find ways to connect with it daily – either by wearing it or working with it in your yoga or meditation practices – to remind yourself of your intention.
Stay in the process – Let the Universe worry about the outcomes
Don’t get attached to problem solving or trying to force a specific result or solution. That keeps you in a place of fear and insecurity. Know that there are infinite possibilities in every moment – and trust that your higher self is guiding you. Trust that your deepest desires will be met.