Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Setting Your Intention

Carolyn Myss, the author of "Anatomy of the Spirit," uses the terms threads and dominos to define the possible outcomes at this time of crisis.

She defines the two as follows:

·      The familiar things we can expect to fall.
·      All the things we are going to lose from this.

·      The things that will go forward and will be born from this.

She points out that we are responsible for generating the threads.  These will be created by how we decide to cope and process this challenging experience.

To support ourselves in participating as individuals in generating these threads, I invite each of us to set our "Intention" for moving forward through this unprecedented time in our lives.

What is an intention?

It is a mental and spiritual mindset that involves a commitment to how you want to show up in the world.  It is your personal "credo."   Your statement of the beliefs or aims which will guide your behavior in the coming months.

How do you bring forth your intention?

1.     Give yourself the time and space you need to generate your intention:
a.     Find a quiet, inspiring space in your house or outside, weather permitting.
b.     Set aside at least 45 minutes.
c.     Start with 5 to 10 minutes of quiet relaxation or meditation.

2.     Use the following questions to inspire you:
a.     Who do I want to be during these challenging times?
b.     If I was experiencing this crisis as a movie, how would the heroin behave?  In what ways do I want to emulate that behavior?
c.     What do I want to learn from this?

Now use your insights to write out your intention using the template below.  An intention is most powerful when stated in the positive.

Here is my intention.  You can use it as inspiration in setting your own.

During these challenging times, I commit to:

·      Treating myself and others with kindness, compassion, and gratitude.
·      Spending my time doing things that motivate and inspire me and others.

Once you have written out your intention, place it somewhere where you will see it and be reminded of this promise you have made to yourself.

A good practice is to read out your intention as an affirmation, at least once a day.  Doing this first thing in the morning sets the tone for your day.

It also sends your intention out into the universe in the same way a prayer would.  The universe loves to support us when we commit to positive actions.  It often does this by giving us strength and courage when we most need it.

You are offering an incredible gift to yourself and your fellow humans.  As each of us commits to generating threads, we are creating a synergy that will change our world in beautiful and unexpected ways.

Love and support.
Joanne 💗


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