"Where focus goes, energy flows." -- Tony Robbins
The first thing I ask my clients to do before a session or class is to set an intention. This is often a huge challenge for people! Have you ever felt that way before?
You know you don't want, but you're not quite sure how to articulate what it is that you do want.
Why We Set Intentions
Let's backup for a moment and talk about the importance of setting intentions. You've likely heard me explain before about how we are all energy, and reaching your goals has everything to do with raising your vibrational frequency (click here for the article).
Setting intentions is about getting yourself in alignment. An intention is more than a course of action that you intend to follow; it's also the purpose behind a specific action or goal.
Before I got into energy work and was just a Health and Wellness Coach, I would spend a lot of time with my clients on their goals. Some of the important questions I would ask include:
What is the end result you're reaching for?
How will you get there?
What are the steps you're going to take?
How will you know you're there?
So, how is an intention different than a goal? Goals are basically the technical aspect of what you want, whereas your intention is the energy behind the goal. It's a creative power that fulfills your needs and desires.
Everything begins with intention; it's the seed of what it is you want to grow in your experience.
How do you set an intention?
Setting intentions is basically the conscious act of planting that seed. I recommend setting aside at least 15-30 minutes for yourself in a quiet area where you can relax and tune into your Higher Self.
Spend some time in meditation, connecting to your breath and your body. Then spend some time journaling with the following prompts. While you write, let your intuition guide you. Go off on whatever tangents feel right in that moment.
Brain dump all of the things in life that are important to you.
What do you aspire to become?
What do you need to release to become this higher version of yourself?
What do you want to embody?
What lights you up and makes you feel alive?
If you feel stuck, it might be helpful to think of all the things you no longer want to feel or be, then think about the other side of that.
Look for the themes and key words in what you wrote down, and sum up in one sentence your intention. Call out what it is you want!
I'll give you an example of how this looked for me recently. In my life right now as I write this, I am experiencing a lot of change within and around me. I just had my 2nd child, and I'm fully stepping into my power with my business. As a Recovering Perfectionist, my instinct is to go off in a million directions.
When I began to notice my anxiety coming back - for me, this shows up as body tension and racing thoughts - I knew I needed to ground in my intentions. I sat in silence and turned my awareness to my breath. I just allowed my thoughts to come and go, without judgement.
I connected to what it is that I truly want to embody, and that's a feeling of peace and joy. I want to feel grounded and safe. Through reflecting and journaling, what came to me was that my intention is to be present.
When I catch myself rushing, multitasking, or fretting on all of the things I have to get done, I bring myself back to this intention and it makes me feel more at peace, and more grounded in my experience. It aligns my vibrational frequency to that of the joy.
Energy healing is one of the best tools to really get in alignment with your intention by releasing subconscious blocks that may be holding you back. Click below to schedule a session: