3 Ways To Set Your Intention For The New Year

Change is coming…. in fact, it’s already here.

Can you feel it? There’s something magical about this time of year… would you agree?… an undercurrent of change.

While some are getting caught up in the madness of Christmas as it approaches, others are taking a step back and reassessing their career (and/or life).

If you want to create a change in your life, you can begin by clarifying your intention.  I have some goodies in store for you that will have you stepping into the New Year with crystal clarity.

Today I’ll be taking stock of all that has happened to me in 2017 and set clear intentions for all that I plan to manifest for myself in 2018. This is something I do each year and the results always bring tears of gratitude to my eyes… I’ve planned ahead this year and have tissues close-by!

If you’ve been feeling a pull to something bigger, or a change in directions altogether, I want you to know that you’re not alone. Take time for yourself over the next few weeks to contemplate what you want to create in the New Year.

I’m here for you, and can’t wait to see what next year brings for you!

 

Take an Intention Workshop | Wanderlust

A new year is a great opportunity to reflect on your growth of the previous year. It’s a good time to review what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown through the inevitable challenges life presents.

Growth can be painful—but it brings with it proof of our resilience. Looking back over the last 12 months, be grateful for the challenges you’ve been handed. It is in these obstacles that we learn to conquer, discovering the courage it takes to align ourselves with what we truly seek.

The end of the year is designed for us to truly explore our failures and, ultimately, our successes. We ask ourselves where we could’ve made better decisions; whether we’re living from our hearts and true intentions.

Though it’s easy to forget, we have a tremendous amount of control over our lives. The small decisions we make daily lead to different paths. Life is not a pre-fix menu. It’s a mystery that unfolds every single day. We don’t have control over what obstacles life throws in our path, but we can control our actions. By setting intentions and keeping them close, we can facilitate the path that we choose.

Setting intentions directs the mind and gives us purpose. When we lose sight of our purpose, a void is created and we can easily stray off our path. Focusing on your heart and what’s important to you creates clarity and self-discovery devoting you to finding your dharma.

 

How To Set a Powerful Intention for the New Year | Downshiftology

An intention is an aim or manifestation that aligns to your dreams and desires. It motivates positive action and creates a powerful mindset which helps you stay the course. Think of it this way, it’s the compass to your map. Yes, of course I have a travel analogy!

Your map has a destination – and you know where that destination is. Heck, you can see the little dot. But without your trusty compass, you might head northeast instead of northwest and get yourself all kinds of lost. Your compass keeps you headed in the right direction and is integral in helping you reach your destination.

In that example, the destination is what we typically think of as a goal. A well-defined, future-focused outcome. But trust me on this one, the intention is where it’s at! The intention isn’t tangible like the goal, but it’s the guiding principle, feeling and motivation you’re committing to. It’s the thing that gives you the warm and fuzzies. And when you say it out loud, it seriously lights you up!

To reach your destination, instead of saying, “I want to go on vacation,” you might have said, “my intention is to refuel my soul through an amazing journey of cultures, landscapes and experiences.” Now imagine waking up and saying that every morning? It’s a little bit of bliss and a whole lot of powerful, don’t you think?

Get the low down on Lisa Brians Tips on how to set a powerful intention for the new year here

 

5 Steps to Setting Powerful Intentions | The Chopra Centre

Intention is the starting point of every dream. It is the creative power that fulfills all of our needs, whether for money, relationships, spiritual awakening, or love.

Everything that happens in the universe begins with intention. When I decide to buy a birthday present, wiggle my toes, or call a friend, it all starts with intention.

The sages of India observed thousands of years ago that our destiny is ultimately shaped by our deepest intentions and desires. The classic Vedic text known as the Upanishads declares, “You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish. In his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Successthe Law of Intention and Desire lays out the five steps for harnessing the power of intention to create anything you desire. Check out Deepak Chopra’s 5 Steps to Setting Powerful Intentions Here

 

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Danielle Paphitis

Animal Lover • Meditation Addict • Warrior For Self Empowerment • Energy Healer • Personal Development Trainer & Web Designer

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