Intention is such a refreshing topic at any phase I’m transitioning through in my life. In a time when everything is so easily accessible and schedules get crazy, busy, demanding and your attention can be pulled in different directions, it’s easy to get sucked into the vortex of overwhelming to-do lists and goal setting. I encourage you to crush those goals! You just have to stop every once in a while and ask yourself, “what is my intention?”
I struggled with this mindset for so many years and only recently have I understood the importance of understanding my own intentions. So, lets trail it back a step and define intention. If you were to look up the Oxford meaning, it’s defined as “an aim or plan.” Although this definition is significant, let’s dig a little deeper than that. What is spiritual intention and why is it relevant? According to Quantum Science author of “The Power of Self Mind Control”, Burt Goldman, it is the “desire to which we have given our energies.” This is the definition that resonates with me.
Simply put, intention is what happens when you make a solid decision about what you want (desire), and you put your focus (energy) on it.
The relevance of this concept can be humbly explained through my own emotional wisdom. I had the privilege to experience so much from this so called life. Throughout my existence, one of my biggest lessons has truly been the power of intention. I had seen myself from outside of my own shell, realized how I created a solid fortress with my psyche, and then I dove back into my subconscious to break the barriers that had been holding me back for so long. I am accountable for holding myself back from progress, because I was afraid of failure. Failure became my focus, and my energy would flow to those thoughts. The second you make a profound and assertive decision to change your mindset and focus on the things you want, you will see how the Universe will deliver. The more that you focus on the shortfall and losses in your life, the Universe also delivers.
You see intention is an invisible tool of the mind. Like nourishing plants, you decide which plant in your life needs more water to grow. If one of these plants is a promotion or advancement at work, then you will pour water to nourish its growth because you are aware of what you want to achieve. On the flip side, if one of these plants were to harbour the thoughts of underachievement or lack of compensation, and your focus is on that plant, you are watering the plant without even realizing it. And it continues to grow in this negative head space because those are the thoughts you are feeding.
This is how we stay in a cycle of fear and failure. We feed the negative thoughts and the worries we create in our mind. We end up focusing our energy on the things that can go wrong instead of embracing the wonderful possibilities that we are fully capable of achieving with the right attitude.
There are two books that completely unlocked my mind and changed my life. The first book is “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Alan Singer. And the second is the “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. I highly recommend you put these two books on your reading list this year, Amazon links below. They are both great introductory literature for Quantum Science. If you have already had the pleasure of delving into these, please leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. What was your take away? Did it change you?
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan Singer
The Power of Self Mind Control: Live Your Dreams As Millions Have by Controlling the Power of Your Mind by Burt Goldman