So, as we know I resolved to not make resolutions this year. In my head I can hear the Beatles singing “You say you want a REVOLUTION well you know, we all want to change the world.” No resolutions for me, but I do have intentions. Last year, I had a local therapist come and speak as a guest speaker for the Pompano Beach Bariatric Support Group and she went in great detail of setting intentions rather than resolutions. Statistically 8 out of every 10 New Years Resolutions are not accomplished. Setting Intentions is using pure energy to manifest what you want out in life.When you are serious, and clear about what you want out of life, and it comes from your heart, the Universe will often stand on her tip top to help you manifest your dreams and desires.
Lets begin. How do we set intentions? Set aside some quiet time where you can be still and think, take some time away from all the festivities and spend a little quiet time with God. Think about the things you don’t want for the New Year. Be curious with yourself and ask yourself things like what patterns do you keep repeating in life that are not working for you? Are your relationships working for you? Are you getting all you want out of life? Be open and honest with yourself here, so you can see the things that you can “let go” from your life. Now think of all the things you do want in life.Be detailed and precise in what you want, include detail. Think in unlimited possibilities. Now, what actions can you take? Remember small steps lead to big dreams.Start working toward your intention each day, taking one step at the time. Then live life as if you have already achieved this intention. For example if your intention is to lose 100 pounds see yourself as that size, and start getting up each day living and eating as if you are 100 pounds lighter. Even say the words out loud I am light!
A couple of important things to remember….
Stay focused, adding focus to intention will turbo charge the results. Avoid mimicking other people’s goals and intentions, remember this is for YOU. Distinguish what goals are short term and the ones that are long term and focus on the short term goals first. Use your organization skills and keep track of each goal. Use your direction to accomplish your goals.
My intentions for the New Year:
1. I am going to write 2 books this year.
2. I am going to come full circle with my health and wellness I am 7 years post op and it’s time to seal the deal.
3. I am going to continue on my own spiritual path and work each day to grow closer to god. It’s a great place to be.(this one is actually number 1) and I am going to communicate with God regularly.
4. I am going to move into a new Place with at least 2 bedrooms and plenty of space.
5. I will create the perfect career for me, one that allows me to use my gifts and skills to fulfill my life purpose.
Make it so, so be it!
What is your intention for 2011?