How to formulate a powerful and authentic intention?
Whether it’s before a yoga practice, a meditation, a ceremony, or any other event that involves you personally, setting an intention is an engaging and powerful act.
What is an intention?
The dictionary definition reads: “Arrangement of mind by which one deliberately sets a goal.”
An intention is a resolution that is expressed in a positive way. It is in a way the declaration of a solemn and personal vow. An intention, also called Sankalpa in Sanskrit, is a way of engaging and revealing what one wishes to invite into one’s life, by the power of words. It can be asking for help, or a particular quality, a wish for oneself or for the world.
What is the purpose of an intention?
The formulation of an intention makes it possible to declare with consciousness and firmness an objective. Its purpose is to reveal a deep will and to prepare to see it materialize in its own reality.
What is the power of intentions?
Intention is above all a personal choice which implies a responsibility. Projecting positive intentions into the universe, straight out of the heart, opens up a space conducive to their realization. Intentions are transmuted into affirmations. The brain can then prepare and prepare the body to see this wish come true. They create space for creativity and letting go. Only the goal counts, the way to reach it is unknown. So the abundance and the magic of the Law of Attraction kicks in to sort out all the details and make those intentions a reality.
How to formulate an authentic and powerful intention?
Presenting yourself before an opportunity for change in a positive and optimistic way allows you to release high frequency energy. The higher the energetic vibration of an intention, the more it facilitates its manifestation. Indeed, energies of the same frequency attract each other. Being willing to step into a new reality in a positive way is a powerful tool.
I suggest you take a moment before your practice (or event) to discern what is really important to you. By connecting to the heart, and not to the mind, you will be able to be more spontaneous and you may be surprised by the answers that arise.
To do this, sit down for a while, take a few deep breaths, close your eyes for a moment to refocus. Turn your gaze inward and allow yourself to be available for yourself.
Take a sheet of paper and a pen and spontaneously answer the questions below. Then let it sit. Go back over your answers after a good night’s sleep and see what comes out.
- What are the areas of your life that present the most challenges right now?
- For each area, name the obstacles or difficulties.
- What connection can you make between these obstacles?
- What are the important values that you want to honour behind these battles?
- Promising yourself in an imaginary future, how would you describe your state of mind once these issues have been resolved (start with “I am”)?
- Can you rephrase this statement by starting with “I + affirmative verb”?
- How do you feel when you read again this statement?
By reading a second time your answers, discover those which result from fears (fear of missing, of being rejected, of losing …), and those which, on the contrary, have their source in love. Observe without judgment. Eliminate fears, they represent your limitations. See if they can be transformed by finding an opposing state for example. Make abundant resolutions of your intentions, trust the universe and let yourself be guided.
Some examples of intentions
An intention can be very deep. However, it can also be lighter, here are some examples:
- “I listen to my body and allow myself to relax”
- “I listen to my emotions and welcome them as they appear”
- “I feel at peace with my past and I am present in the moment”
- “I find the perfect balance between my professional responsibilities and my personal needs.”
- “I choose not to be impacted by the emotions of others.”
- “I feel compassion for myself and others”
- “I am connected to my deep desires and welcome my needs with kindness”
- “I am ready to welcome what comes before me”
- “I am perfect as I am”
- “I recognize that the present moment is ideal”
- “I welcome my negative emotions with the same kindness as my positive emotions”
- “I invite unconditional love into my relationships”
- “I am mentally ready for the interview that comes this week”
I hope that these few pieces of information will have been able to enlighten you and help you.