The Power of Intention

“In the Universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.” Carlos Castaneda

As I sit here about to write to you I set an intention. My intention is to create something that is useful and of value. My intention is to work from the heart every single day and to be of the greatest possible service to you. I do this because it makes me feel joyful and inspired to do so. I intend to learn and write and create and share so much more next year. 

How about you?

Perhaps you are a fan of New Year’s Resolutions and like to get your fabulously crisp new leaves ready to turn over each year? Many of us like to see the end of one year and the start of another as a time to take stock and ownership of everything that has taken place – and then to set intentions for the year to come. Taking a moment to yourself to recount the year that has past and consider the year ahead and what you desire from it is such a gift to give yourself. I’d like to give you a little guidance on how you might set deeper and clearer intentions this year than ever before.

The core of the coaching process lies in clarification and commitment. Clarifying what it is that you most want and desire for your life, and then committing to it. I am sure you can imagine how tremendously valuable it can be to take the time to map out the course from here to wherever it is that you most want to get to? The end of a year and the beginning of another is the perfect time to do some refocusing and resetting with this in mind.

Here is what I invite you to do:

·      Lock down half an hour to yourself somewhere between Christmas and New Year.

·      Actually write it down in your schedule and commit to it in your heart. (The 31st of December is ideal)

·      You could plan to journal or simply use your phone – which ever feels most effective to you

·      Take a couple of deep breaths, come into the present moment, connect with yourself and settle your mind before you write.

Here are some suggested headings to write out:

My Hopes, Dreams, Wishes and Intentions for 2018

Health and Wellness:

This year I set the intention to…

In terms of my health and wellness I want to feel…

I plan to do this by...

Career and/or Creative Expression:

This year I set the intention to…

In terms of my career/ creative expression I wish to feel…

I plan to do this by…

Relationships:

This year I set the intention to…

In terms of my career/ creative expression I desire to feel…

I plan to do this by…

And so on.

(Other great headings include Travel Plans, Financial Goals, Self-Improvement Courses)

Write it all down. Get detailed and really clear about how you want to feel and how you plan on getting there. Another great thing to do is to send your completed list of intentions to a friend and ask him/ her for theirs. You could then gently hold each other accountable and crystallize the process for each other throughout the year.

“Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family.” Wayne W. Dyer 

(I couldn't resist and know this is a relevant quote for many at this time of the year!)

If you feel like it would be of benefit to you to walk through this process with some support and guidance then please don’t hesitate to contact me. This is not about writing a list of New Year’s Resolutions – it’s about designing and shaping the coming year to reflect what you most want for yourself. If that sounds a little daunting, yet rather appealing, contact me for a free 30 minute consultation and we can do it together. 

I wish you interesting conversations, inspiring journeys and deep connections with loving, open-hearted people. I wish you happiness and joy and beauty but most of all I wish you all enormous love for the year ahead.

To you and your dreams!

With love,

Nix.