What Is Intention?
Before you can learn how to power intention, you need to understand exactly what it is. A wish is not an intention. A desire is not an intention. All humans have wishes and desires. They have preferences. But mostly they don't put strategies or plans in motion to achieve what they wish. To do that is an intention.
A little girl wishing for a pony is simply a wish. When that girl starts saving money to buy a pony and starts planning where to house the animal and take care of it, that is an intention. An intention is a choice to turn a wish into reality.
When we speak of intention, we are speaking of the first step in manifesting what you want. We are great believers in the Law of Attraction, and learning to power your intention is a good start to becoming a conscious creator.
How To Power Intention
You can google ‘how to power intention' and read a number of articles on this important topic. All of them offer value. In this post, I'll share my personal perspective on tapping into the power of intention.
First, the key to successfully using intention is that you must be conscious. This sounds easy, but it isn't. We live our lives almost exclusively on autopilot, via our subconscious. Habits and routine dictate how we think and live.
Intention requires a choice, a conscious decision to change things. You must invest time and thought to make your plan. You must revisit it now and then and tweak it. This all requires you to be conscious.
Most people fail to achieve their New Year's resolutions because they slip back into old habits. They don't find ways to stay conscious and focus on the new goal. Here are some steps you can take that will help:
- Think about your goals. Write them down concisely in a journal. Use only positive phrasing. “I shall be fit enough to run a mile by October” rather than “I want to lose weight”.
- Never use the word ‘try' in an intention. Yoda was right. Do or do not. There is no try.
- Have intermediate goals and ways to measure progress. It isn't enough to say “I will become more compassionate”. You need ways to measure progress. Take the time to come up with some. Write them down.
- Check in periodically on your progress. Write about it.
- Celebrate progress. And don't use perceived failure as an excuse to judge yourself.
- Be flexible and kind to yourself.
Why Is It So Hard?
In Lynne McTaggart's book The Intention Experiment, she demonstrates the power of intention to change even past events. Yet, throughout the book, her examples almost all refer to groups of people rather than individuals. The individuals she refers to who are successful are yogis and other adepts.
The instructions we give above sound simple, but they aren't always easy for a single person to implement. Try not to let yourself become discouraged by that. Her book is an excellent read that will motivate you to want to start using intention, and if you look on it as a journey, a way to become more enlightened, the process can be enjoyable. Becoming a conscious creator has many benefits that are worth the investment of time and effort.
There Are Many Pitfalls
It is simple in theory to use intention, but in practice, it is challenging. There are many potential pitfalls you need to address. But the good news is that this is an opportunity to change yourself. And to change the world or manifest a new reality, you must change yourself. Here are some things you probably need to shift:
- Release fear: fear of failure, fear of rejection
- Establish greater trust in the Universe
- Get rid of faulty beliefs that say you are undeserving or powerless
- Remove or at least reduce resistance to being happy and successful
- Find a way for it to be OK for you to succeed even if no one else does; don't be afraid that change will ruin your life. It's true you may change friends and attitudes, but that is part of change
- Learn and practice detachment. You must send your intention out and be detached for best results.
There are many methods that are effective for resolving the above issues. Meditation, guided visualization and self-hypnosis are great. Yoga nidra is my new go-to method for stilling my mind and focusing on the positive.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), The Emotion Code and many other methods are helpful and easy to learn.
Supporting yourself with essential oils, flower essences and crystals can be wonderfully helpful. You can begin to see that learning how to power intention is a journey. It's not something you achieve overnight. Enjoy the journey.
How Can Dowsing Help You Power Intention?
Learning to successfully tap into your intuition via dowsing can be an excellent way to learn to power your intention to manifest your goals. However, the catch is this: you must master basic dowsing technique to reap the benefits.
Dowsing isn't a healing method or an energy clearing technique. It's just about getting answers to questions your brain cannot answer.
However, when you set your goal for what you are dowsing about, you are learning the first step in powering intention. When you think carefully about how to phrase your dowsing question, you are thinking of possible outcomes and ways to achieve them. When you get into a dowsing state, you must be detached, a vital aspect of setting intention. And we always recommend you check how accurate your dowsing was as often as possible using your dowsing journal and by practicing dowsing daily.
For me, mastering dowsing technique has had the side benefit of helping me to become a more enlightened person and to become better at manifesting, that is, at using the power of intention.
There Are Many Paths
Of course, dowsing isn't the only way to learn to power intention. It isn't necessarily the best path for you. Perhaps you are drawn to learning to read tarot cards, or heal using crystals. Or you are fascinated with using sound for healing and transformation of energy.
It doesn't matter what path you choose. All healing and energy transformation techniques require focusing your intention. All intuitive methods have the potential of expanding not only your intelligence, but empowering you. Know this and use your favorite skill or practice to help you become a clear channel for Source Energy, the powerful creator you can be.
Have you found dowsing helps you power intention? Or are you using another method? Please comment below.