(Good) Intentions 2023
A new one for me; an intentions for 2023 list. Yes, good intentions. Not so much goals but a range of things that I would like to do, activities that would be good for me and those I would like to keep going. I might not achieve all of these; some of them are a bit vague but if I keep it out, I can look at it regularly and it might just give me a kick to have a go at something or find space for something.
According to Sarah Dawn Tunis, whether you’re working the law of attraction, seeking to achieve your dreams and goals, or just aiming to get through the day, if you know what intentions are and how to set them then this is the most powerful tool you have. Intentions are generally simple acts that can have a powerful effect on your life. They can be seen as the starting point of co-creating your life and one of the most important techniques for using the law of attraction. Learning how to make intentions and use their power can be an effective step in building the life you want and achieving your goals.
What is an intention? An intention is very simple. It is a purpose, desire, goal, aim or plan. See the photo above. In more detail, it is the statement of that purpose, desire, goal or aim. It is acknowledging what you want… in a more formal manner than just blurting it out to yourself or in casual conversation. Yes, it can be spoken and it can definitely be written. It is essentially the announcement of a plan.
Such a simple idea that in general use of the English language, the word isn't often used and doesn’t have much influence. It is often used as a poor reason when things don’t work out as expected. “Well, that was not my intention.” Or how about this one? “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” Giving the impression that intentions are all well and good but really don’t matter much in the long run.
I'm no expert on laws of attraction as they don't really feature in therapy, yet it appears when it comes to the law of attraction, the use of intention is extremely important and powerful. In fact, it is one of the most important steps for using the law of attraction and for manifesting what you desire. It is the beginning.
This simple activity carries the power to propel you toward what you desire. It is how you will begin to create the life you want - be it a life full of love, health and happiness or you wish for a new car, a different job or to visit another country. Whatever it is you desire, intention is how to bring it into your existence. Without intention, it will be hard to move forward.
Intentions are the first step in identifying your desires, changing your reality and co-creating your life. It includes focussing on the possibilities, imagining what it will be like, and then declaring that this is what you intend to have, accomplish or experience. Intentions are your declaration. A way to shout out to the universe what it is you want and what you want to aim for.
An intention is:
Identifying what you want
Saying and writing what you wish out loud and with conviction
Make them real by validating them
A declaration of your resolve to make things happen
A commitment to take action
And that is the next step. How do you get there? What's your plan of action? Can you use SMART goals?