For the past few years, the New Year celebration has been less about going out and partying past midnight and more about creating quiet time and space to assess the year behind me and plan for the year ahead. (It's also a time to make my dreamboard for the new year!)This year was no different as my husband and I + our good friends road tripped to stay at a little cabin on the water in Washington. Being away from the smothering, feeling of the city and getting into open space really helped release my mind of it's societal conditioning and get thoughtful about the law of intention.
What is the Law of Intention?
I first heard about the Law of Intention when I picked up Deepak Chopra's book, The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success. As I read through the different chapters outlining principles to fulfill desires, I connected deeply with The Law of Intention which states;
"Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment . . . intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us." - Deepak Chopra
This idea that our intentions are strong enough to set the Universe in motion, to support us in making our objectives and plans a reality is so powerful. Right there we have out first instruction and step, set the intention.
To put the Law of Intention into effect, Deepak makes the following recommendations. (**Asteriks are my side-note/additional suggestions.) Feel free to use what works best for you.
- Make a list of all your desires. Look at the list before meditation, before you go to sleep and when you wake up. *Create a dreamboard where you visually showcase your desires. Look at it before you go to sleep, when you wake up, and take a picture on your phone and apply it as your background!
- Release the list of desires and surrender it to creation, trusting the cosmic plan when things don't go as you would have thought. There might be a different or larger plan for you! **See the silver linings and if you are moved into a different direction, flow and get curious about the new path you're on.
- Remind yourself to practice present-moment awareness in your actions. Refuse to let obstacles consume your attention that don't support your higher purpose. Accept the present and manifest the future through your intentions. **Be in the present by taking risks, doing things that scare you and make you feel alive! Like... jumping into 30 degree water in the middle of winter. (see image below!)
Have you put the Law of Intention into practice? I would love to hear how it's worked for you.
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