Intention is the seed that creates our future & our present experiences.
If you take a deep look at your life wheel which encompasses everything, you'll realize that those areas where you don't really have a powerful intention are the areas where you are behind. And when I say behind, it's not with anybody or anyone but yourself. Your own growth in that area has been stagnant because you haven't committed yet to improve in that area. And to improve in that area, you need to first have a powerful intention. Many a times, we even find it hard to articulate our intentions because we either have lost hope, numbed our desires to achieve/work in those areas or have lost sight of possibilities being created in those areas because of various reasons such as past experiences, conflicting values, goals etc. We often have goals and we try to get there. But goal is a place to come from and not to go to. Hard to assimilate?! Right, but that's what the truth is if you really look at it. Whatever goal you set for yourself, you have to live that goal first by setting a powerful intention, second by recreating that intention on paper which we call as plan/strategy and then by taking actions to achieve them.
After having a powerful intention, you just throw it at the Universe and breathe that intention day in and day out. What happens when you have an intention? You shift from the inside, your being shifts. You may first find it even hard to see a way through fulfilling that intention. The intention may seem to be very scary and unimaginable and your rational mind may question you on these parameters:
1. How will I achieve that/become that?
2. When will I achieve it, we have a tendency of rushing?
3. Is this even possible given my own understanding of the reality of where I am?
4. What if I don't achieve and waste all my time and energy?
You might ask many more questions but it is important to remember that all these questions that are there in your mind are relevant but not the proof of reality that you might actually be able to create. Because, we are capable of creating beyond measures until we try. And the first step therefore is to have an intention, a powerful intention.
I speak from my own personal experience that till I had an intention, I could never have a reality of what I wanted. Those areas that I was really committed to and had an intention(conscious/unconscious), I created wonders in those areas. But those areas which I never paid attention to, nor believed things were possible because I lived with my truth and thought that to be the whole truth, I didn't create anything in those areaa, the results therefore were minimal and not up to the mark. The day I realized the power of intentions is the day when my being shifted and so my actions.
The Universe is really very kind, it always supports us in ways we may not imagine. The energy flow of the Universe is amazing; only when we restrict it through us rushing or through inaction, that we become stagnant. Either we run faster and faster and remain in the same space or we don't do anything and be in the victim state assuming someone else will create the things for us.
Follow these three simple steps to fulfill your dreams:
1. Have a powerful intention, your inner commitment that you want to live by and give it to the Universe. Remember, you need all the resources, inside and outside you to fulfill the intentions.
2. Own that intention inside of you, belief in it even though you might be way behind it now.
3. Take baby steps towards fulfilling that intention. Remember that it's these baby steps that determine the strength and character of your journey forward. Your entire focus should be on your actions and nothing else. This is what is known as mindful actions.
Last and one of the most important things to do is to be grateful for all that is happening because everything is supporting you to move in the right direction. With gratitude, you move forward with great velocity. Your focus is then on the things that are working for you. And this is very important fuel for you to move ahead when things won't proceed as per plan. What you put more focus on is what gets created finally. So, trust yourself and have childlike trust and faith in the Universe.
Remember, intentions shifts your being and when your being shifts, your actions changes too.
Love and light, Priyanka
Coach to People Leaders, Start-up Founders & Transitioning professionals