Desire and Intention
Two very different energies.
We all have desire
It flows up through us as natural as breathing
Inherent in desire alone is attachment to results
Noticing lack in the present
Maybe even a ‘grasping’ for the wished
Intention is a present energy
Right here right now
Comes powerful manifestation
When we hold an intention with the desire
We know how we would like the end result to be
Yet allow the manifestation to happen
Without our interference
Or insistence that it unfold a certain way
It cannot help but come to fruition
Quite possibly in a different
Even more glorious form
Than we could have ever imagined
So, set an intention
Cradle it within a Sacred Container
Embraced with uncertainty
And let it go
It is your job to do just what is before you
What is giving you inspiration
Passion and joy
It is not your job to resist what is
What is—is perfect
Instructions on Setting Your Intentions for this coming year:
I know this was an unusual, difficult year, but it also presented unique opportunities to learn more about ourselves and others, and perhaps better define what we want.
Do this alone or with a group of trusted and supportive friends. Have three sheets,
1) One for recapitulation of regrets & errors, self-sabotaging thinking etc,
2) One for achievements, good self awareness, personal growth, aha’s, etc. for 2020
3) One for your 2020 year-end intended self attributes, accomplishments and goals
First begin with recapitulation.
What is recapitulation? Playing your year from beginning to end in fast forward without any judgment. Simply walk through the big moments of your year like you were viewing it through a video camera. Don’t linger on any particular moment, and don’t begin evaluating it. Just keep moving through each moment. By performing this ritual right at the end of any year, you can gain a greater understanding of who you are and what you do. Recapitulation can help you process all the words, thoughts, and deeds you experienced over the course of the last year. It is a good nightly practice too. After practicing recapitulation, as you become a bit lighter, you will begin to become aware of those behaviors that are nourishing and those that no longer serve you. You will also become more aware of your ripple . . . all the faces, conversations, and interactions you have experienced throughout the day.
When we are doing the exercises be gentle with yourself.
Build a safe container here of self acceptance, with no judgment
Only share if it is comfortable
Write down positive and negative aspects of last year.
Share some of your regrets, accomplishments and goals.
What to do with them going forward?
For the negative ones, forgive and release them, within the body and without. As you do a body scan on each regret, sense where there might be tightness or an ache associated with that memory. See that lift out of the body as it is processed. Then you can do some type of final act, such as burning that list when you get home, or have a ceremonial burial.
And celebrate accomplishments, making certificate, giving yourself a fine dinner, awarding yourself a gift, etc.
Goal setting, Intending
Create some accountability through partnership. It is important to state out loud and in front of a supportive person or persons, (or a mirror). Do not share with anyone who you feel would have a dampening effect on your passion, be in any way unsupportive or critical. If this happens, realize that they have no power over you. Use your image of your archetype, mentor, or role model.
Exercise: who are you to be at the end of 2021?
Describe in detail YOU at the end of 2021.
How are you different?
What are you doing?
How do others see you now?
What is your environment like?
Who are you surrounded by?
When you are done with this exercise, meditate to seal this intention