How do you want your day to be? What are your intentions?
The power of intent is something we take for granted. We fail to see that we have the ability to manifest not just once in a while, not just on a special occasion or due to a dire need, but all day, every day.
One of the key elements of manifestation is intention. Intent is not the starting point so much as it is the direction. What begins as an idea becomes energized when you add an intention to make it more than just a thought.
This process works on a lot of different levels, great and small. Trouble is, we don’t often realize how powerful intention is, and so we allow our minds to wander and our intent to track to the negative.
If you get caught up in negativity, your intent is often to get out of negativity. This can be a problem, because your dominant thinking is on a negative thing, and as such you are putting your energy and your intentions into it even further.
I feel sad. I intend to stop feeling sad. Ok, great…but you have just stated that you are all about feeling sad. This means that you have already limited your emotional response, and you are trying to undo what is already about.
Truth be told, this does not work. Don’t believe me? How well did Prohibition work? The war on drugs? Violent upheaval in answer to violence? Never does what it intends to do, because the intent makes manifest the thing you don’t actually want.
Change your intent not to stop or undo or reverse what you have, but to focus on the opposite. I feel sad. I intend to feel happy. It’s best to take a strong statement, not simply I intend to feel better, which is kind of mushy and rather subjective. Also – better than what? This statement lacks clarity, and clarity in intention helps make the intent manifest.
This may strike you as overly simple, but you’ll be surprised how much more powerful creating a new and positive intent is over trying to un-make what you already have.
This is not just spiritual mumbo-jumbo, this is science. How? Science tells us that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it just changes form. Intention is energy, so what kind of energy you are playing with and putting out to the universe matters. When what you have is not what you want, focusing on undoing it just keeps it around. Change the intent, change the focus to the things you DO want.
Can you see that what you intend will go a long ways towards creating Positivity?
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that you can choose your intentions, you can use this to manifest more and greater positivity in your life. When we use intentions to give energy to the good things we desire and the way we want to feel, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the ninety-first entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.