I’ve learned a lot this year about setting an intention and following through. Sometimes a powerful, prayerful intention by itself is enough to get the ball rolling, but often saying yes to that intention means letting go of everything that is not in alignment with it, and that can be uncomfortable and/or painful.
At the start of 2016 I set the intention to travel. The Universe did a lot of my legwork for me when in January I left a job that wasn’t a great fit and in February my beloved cat, Kim passed away a few days before her 18th birthday.
Neither of these spontaneous “let go”s were in my game plan when I first set the intention, but I had already stepped into trust and freedom in a big, big way. Since then I’ve gone to Joshua Tree for a 10 day meditation retreat, went to Seattle twice and now I’m spending a week in Oahu. After what seemed like a very long dark night of the soul, my life feels fertile, creative and magical once again.
What’s even better is that I’m back in school cultivating my ministers heart and right now I’m here looking out at the gorgeousness of this blue, blue water doing an assignment for a class. What’s the topic of the class? Funny you should ask… straight from my notes:
Intent is internal; it is a place of integration. Intent is a place and space in consciousness, it is not a “what” or a “how” it is a “where”.
And a quote from our reading this week:
“Do not confuse desire and intent. In desire there is a longing, but the longing itself, if too intense, will convince you that the desires of your heart are not possible.”
~ Rev. Deborah Johnson, from the book “Your Deepest Intent”
The desires of your heart are possible! Stand behind your intent, line your life up behind it in word, action and deed, and fire up your word with your passion.
I’m so grateful for the blessings in my life and the blessing OF my life! Thank you for being with me on this journey!
Hawaii 5-0, A True Story!