We all have the ability to create the life we wish through the words we speak, the emotions we feel and the energy we put into them. That energy can be spearheaded by intentions —affirmative statements of what you would like to experience in life.

Whereas goals are specific things you wish to achieve, intentions are focused statements that notify the universe of your desires and the direction you’d like to go, or outcome you would like to experience. Living intentionally empowers your decisions and choices to create the life you desire. 

Strong intentions have three important aspects that empower them:

In the now. Intentions should always be phrased in the present, not the past or future. The power to create is always in the now. For example, instead of saying, “My intention is to start eating healthier tomorrow,” state, “My intention is to make food choices that support and nourish my body.” The first statement sets a goal and focuses on a time in the future which may or may not happen; the second statement sets the universal energetic field of creation into motion NOW.

Positive and precise. Intentions create focus and should always state what you want, not what you don’t want (since we don’t want to focus on that). So, instead of stating, “My intention is not to get sick,” state, “My intention is I make choices that promote my health and well-being.” The intention stated in the positive is focused on what you do want to experience. Remember, the universe matches the energy of the words used in the intention. So, positive output equals positive results.

You are at the center. Intentions should be based on the qualities you wish to experience, not on a specific outcome or response from another person. For example, let’s say you need to have a difficult conversation with your boss. Instead of saying, “My intention is to be heard clearly and get what I want,” you could say, “My intention is to stand in my strength, communicate clearly and respectfully, and to remain open to mutually beneficial solutions.” This creates a mindset for positive communications and opens a space for opportunities of resolution for all involved. 

Living intentionally requires practice, and often patience, but the rewards are fulfilling and can often be magical. Set the intention of living a life of intention with clarity, confidence and courage. 

Tracy Smith is a certified energy life coach, rapid transformation hypnotherapist and energy and sound therapist with Blissful Release Now. She can be reached at (760) 409.9289 or [email protected]. For more information visit www.blissfulreleasenow.com.

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