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Intention

in·ten·tion
/inˈten(t)SH(ə)n/

noun

  1. a thing intended; an aim or plan.
    “she was full of good intentions”

2. MEDICINE; the healing process of a wound.

I have realized that the power of intention can have a dynamic impact on your life, but never more so than in these last couple months. I have experienced a tremendous shift of energy in my life purely due to my intentions. Over the course of the next month I will share how setting an intention daily has opened me to new experiences and opportunity as well as how intention can help you shift, not only your perspective, but your life.

Now a little about the first definition of intention and in the next blog post we will take a look at the concept of intention as medicine and it’s healing effects.

Merriam-Webster defines intention as a determination to act in a certain way; what one intends to do or bring about; and the object for which a prayer, mass, or pious act is offered. I am sure most are familiar with the concept of setting an intention but how does it work?

Manifesting intention has to do with the power of thought. Our thoughts are energy. Every thought we have puts energy out into the world gently influencing the nature of existence and our view of reality.

Here is a simple example. We have all woken up grumpy at some point and decided it would be a miserable day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong kinda day…. that is intention in action. Our first thoughts in the morning sets the tone for the entire day.

I am far from a morning person. Yet, I recognize that if I am grumpy every morning because I have to get up earlier that I would like to, in order to get to work on time, it will be a miserable life. Grumpy mornings lead to grumpy commutes, grumpy work days which turn into weeks, turn into years. Is that really how I want my life to be? Complaints every day because I have to wake up at 5:15?

HELL NO!

So what to do? We make a CONSCIOUS CHOICE to be grateful every morning. If we wake up, AWESOME, that means we are still alive! YAY! BE GRATEFUL! That simple.

Waking up grateful does not ensure a perfectly happy day but it is a first step in realizing we can INTEND how our day will go. Try it for a week. As soon as you wake up, before you get out of bed, be grateful for something. Actually say “I am grateful for _________.”

Want a simple suggestion to start with? Try “I am grateful for my breath.” Notice if this allows you to be more mindful of your breath during the day. Do you find yourself breathing more deeply, more diaphragmatic breathing?

Take note of any subtle shift in awareness that may occur.

…and I’ll be back to see how you did and tell you how setting an intention in the morning change my life in 1 short month! Until then…..

Namaste

Practice

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Being consistent with my practice is essential during times of dis-ease. As I navigate my way through this healing process I am mindful of my mental and physical needs. Now is a time of rest and replenishment.

I am slowly approaching a time of recovery. My active illness has depleted my energy and strength. Most days are exhausting mentally and physically.

Patience. Patience. Patience.

Quieting my mind and body is essential on the long road of recovery.
Remember to be gentle with yourself. By taking on too much and spreading ourselves too thin we invite dis-ease.
Lesson learned!

Pause. Breathe. Resume.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄ 𝖨 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝖻𝖾 𝗍ak𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺 𝗅𝗈𝗇𝗀𝖾𝗋 𝗉𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗇 𝖨 𝗁𝖺𝖽 𝖾𝗑𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗍𝖾𝖽. 𝖨 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝖻𝖾 𝖼𝗅𝗈𝗌𝖾𝖽 𝗎𝗇𝗍𝗂𝗅 𝖺𝗍 𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝗍 𝖩𝗎𝗅𝗒 𝟣, 𝟤𝟢𝟤𝟥 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝖱𝖾𝗂𝗄𝗂 𝗌𝖾𝗌𝗌𝗂𝗈𝗇𝗌 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝗅𝖺𝗌𝗌𝖾𝗌 𝖺𝗌 𝗐𝖾𝗅𝗅 𝖺𝗌 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝗈𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗋 𝗌𝖾𝗋𝗏𝗂𝖼𝖾𝗌.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄ 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝗂𝗇 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗆𝗂𝖽𝗌𝗍 𝗈𝖿 𝗌𝗈𝗆𝖾 𝗁𝖾𝖺𝗅𝗍𝗁 𝗂𝗌𝗌𝗎𝖾𝗌 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝖺𝗇 𝗇𝗈 𝗅𝗈𝗇𝗀𝖾𝗋 𝗉𝗁𝗒𝗌𝗂𝖼𝖺𝗅𝗅𝗒 𝗈𝗋 𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍𝖺𝗅𝗅𝗒 𝖼𝗈𝗉𝖾 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗉𝗈𝗇𝗌𝗂𝖻𝗅𝗂𝖾𝗌 𝗈𝖿 𝖺 𝗌𝖾𝗋𝗏𝗂𝖼𝖾 𝖻𝗎𝗌𝗂𝗇𝖾𝗌𝗌 𝖺𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄𝖨𝗍 𝗁𝖺𝗌 𝗍𝖺𝗄𝖾𝗇 𝗆𝖾 𝗌𝗈𝗆𝖾 𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝗌𝖾𝗍𝗍𝗅𝖾 𝗂𝗇 𝗍𝗈 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗇𝖾𝗐 𝖾𝗑𝗉𝖾𝗋𝗂𝖾𝗇𝖼𝖾, 𝖿𝗂𝗇𝖽𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺 𝖽𝗂𝖿𝖿𝖾𝗋𝖾𝗇𝗍 𝗉𝖾𝗋𝗌𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗍𝗂𝗏𝖾. 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝖾𝖺𝗌𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝗈 𝖺 𝗋𝗈𝗎𝗍𝗂𝗇𝖾 𝗈𝖿 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖾𝖺𝗌𝖾.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄ 𝖮𝗇 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖽𝖺𝗒𝗌 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝖿𝖾𝖾𝗅𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗐𝖾𝗅𝗅 𝖾𝗇𝗈𝗎𝗀𝗁, 𝖨 𝗁𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝖿𝗈𝗎𝗇𝖽 𝖺 𝗐𝖺𝗒 𝗍𝗈 𝗀𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝗆𝗒 𝖺𝗋𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗉𝗁𝗈𝗍𝗈𝗀𝗋ap𝗁𝗌 𝗇𝖾𝗐 𝗅𝗂𝖿𝖾.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄𝖯𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝖾 𝗏𝗂𝗌𝗂𝗍 𝗆𝗒 𝖱𝖾𝖽𝖻𝗎𝖻𝖻𝗅𝖾 𝗌𝗁𝗈𝗉 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝗁𝖾c𝗄 𝗈𝗎𝗍 𝗆𝗒 𝖺𝗋𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗉𝗁𝗈𝗍𝗈𝗀𝗋𝖺𝗉𝗁𝗒 𝗈𝗇 𝗉𝗋𝗈𝖽𝗎𝖼𝗍𝗌 𝗌𝗎𝖼𝗁 𝖺𝗌 𝗌𝗍𝗂𝖼𝗄𝖾𝗋𝗌, 𝗌𝖼𝖺𝗋𝗏𝖾𝗌, 𝗍𝗈𝗍𝖾𝗌, 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗆𝗈𝗋𝖾.

𝖯𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾. 𝖡𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾. 𝖱𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗆𝖾.

༄𝖳𝗁𝖺𝗇𝗄 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝖼𝗈𝗇𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗎𝖾𝖽 𝗌𝗎𝗉𝗉𝗈𝗋𝗍. 𝖨𝗍 𝗂𝗌 𝗆𝗈𝗌𝗍 𝖺𝗉𝗉𝗋𝖾𝖼𝗂𝖺𝗍𝖾𝖽. 𝖧𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝖺 𝖻𝗅𝗂𝗌𝗌𝖿𝗎𝗅 𝗌𝗎𝗆𝗆𝖾𝗋.
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