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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Power of Intention - Be Clear About What You Focus On

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The Power of Intention…. Be Clear About What You Focus On

Written by Steven Griggs |

“We tend to get what we expect”
Norman Vincent Peale

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
 Albert Einstein

In most cultures we are taught that we are separate from each other and from everything else, that everything in the world is outside of us.

But this isn't true. Everything is inside of us. We create our reality. The people, things, conditions and circumstances of our life are a reality that we ourselves have created.

It is a match for what we currently feel is “right” for us. What we think it should be.

Whatever it is, good or bad, comfortable or grim, it is what we feel we should have.  A lot of this is the result of being conditioned by our culture so that what we perceive is familiar and safe. 

But our perception is our reality. What you think you are seeing is actually an interpretation of your mind’s “idea” or its “understanding” of what it is seeing. I talk about this in my article Is Seeing Believing?

So if you create your reality, how do you bring about the changes you want into your life? How do you change your circumstances?

Most people talk about manifesting and visualizing but it's a bit more complicated than that. I think vision boards and other visualization techniques only reaffirm that you don’t have what you want, that the thing or new circumstance you desire is separate from your reality.

Just the fact of saying that you want something confirms that you don’t have it. 

So it is not so simple to make things happen this way, your limiting beliefs get in the way. 

Limiting beliefs hold us all back but I believe the Power of Intention comes from a purer place. It seems to be more connected to your inner self and maybe because of that it seems to over ride limiting beliefs. 

Although we will always need to work on releasing our limiting beliefs.

What do you do?

You have to understand the power of Intention.

Having an intention about something is not the same as trying to manifest it or create it by drawing it to you.

It doesn't matter how hard you desire something or wish it to be true, if you aren't in alignment with your unconscious beliefs about that thing, it won’t happen. If any limiting beliefs are hiding in there, they cancel out the process.

This is why so many people have a negative opinion of the Law of Attraction. They are not really clear about what they do want. They are probably more focused subconsciously on  the fact that they don’t have it and this clouds the picture.

Sometimes understanding what you don’t want is necessary to get clear about what you do want.

But many people skip that step. They just aren't clear about what they really want.

So anyone wanting or desiring something and hoping that they can attract it by visualizing or seeing pictures of it is missing an important step.

Usually wanting some physical object like a new car or new house is the most problematic because there are so many underlying thoughts or snags that go along with it, aspects that aren't really in alignment with you getting a new car or house.

Like: Why do you really want it? Do you really need it? Do you really think you should have it?

It’s a pretty big request and there is probably a large amount of doubt floating around in this equation. And no matter how hard you try to convince yourself, any doubt will stop everything.

And wanting a new car or new home or things, to me, is a bit disconnected. It could seem hollow.

I’m not saying wanting these things is wrong or bad.

It just seems to me that a new car or house would be part of a larger package, part of a financial shift in your life.

A shift that could bring you any car or house you wanted.  

So maybe you need to think BIGGER!

Focus your Intention on a bigger picture. Instead of things, think of situations or circumstances. New situations that resonate with you, that get you excited. Don’t think about money, things or position, think of the bigger picture- abundance, creativity, helping others.

To begin the process, you first need to accept that you are the creator of your life and you have to take responsibility for everything in your life now. That means everything, the good, bad and everything in between.

The next step is to be thankful for what you have right now. I mean really thankful.

Appreciate it. Appreciation is very powerful.

The third step is to begin imagining the life or circumstances you do want. Again, if necessary, by first getting clear about what you don’t want, clearing away the weeds so to speak, and thus allowing you to see and create the picture of how you do want it.

Don’t let yourself get caught up complaining or begrudging your bad luck or life’s curve balls.

Remember, you created this. If you don’t like it, change it.

Once you have a picture of what you desire, are you sure it’s what you really want?

How does it look?

Most important: How does it feel?

Feeling is the key. You will always know if something is right by the way it feels. Feels good-it’s right, feels bad-it’s not. So go back to the thought that gives the good feeling. It will realign you and lift you back up.

Continue to connect with the feeling of the new desired situation or circumstance.

That is where you want to go to remind yourself and reconnect. The more you feel the feeling, the more connected you will be to your desired outcome. It will get stronger.

1.       Accept that you are the creator of your life.
2.      Take responsibility for everything in your life.
3.      Be thankful and appreciate what you have.
4.      Get clear on what you want. If necessary by first being clear on what you don’t want.
5.      Set a clear intention. Visualize what you intend. See it and then feel it.
6.      Wash, rinse, repeat.

This is a process. Your Intention sets the process in motion. You will need to take action but you don’t need to worry about the how, what or where.

Just stay with the feeling and you’ll know what to do.