“There’s this thing that I’ve done in a semi-conscious way since I was little to attract what I want. I now call it setting my intention. To write this I have had to think about what is involved and unpick the process.
The first stage of the process is that I am attracted to something (an object, idea, outcome, person) and develop a desire to be connected to that something (acquire it, create it, achieve it, have a relationship).
The second stage is to think about what it would be like to have it in sensory terms (taste, touch, feel, smell, hear) and emotionally (joyous, fulfilled, happy, loving). I believe I always visualise this in my mind’s eye without necessarily doing it consciously. Sometimes I may write about it in my journal and this seems to make it even more likely to come to pass.
There is a paradox involved whilst really desiring the certain something, I am also prepared not to have it. I do whatever I can, practically and realistically, to facilitate the outcome I desire but I don’t go to extraordinary lengths to get it. I kind of invite it towards me and I’m not offended if it doesn’t want to come!
I almost instantly know that I’m going to get what I want and the sign is a feeling in my chest, around my heart. This feeling is a kind of expansion and a gentle vibrating like when I hum a tune. Thinking about it I am not sure where the connection gets initiated, it is kind of chicken and egg – does the certain something reach out to me first or do I reach out to it?
What I’ve written above is very experiential so to put it into steps:
1. Develop/notice a feeling of attraction towards something or someone
2. Develop/notice a desire for connection to that something or someone
3. Revel in the sense(s) and emotions of what the connection would be like and imagine having the connection
4. Do whatever is practical and realistic to facilitate the connection, but be prepared to let it go
5. Be aware of / create a feeling of expansion and vibration in the heart area of my chest that acts as an invitation to attract the something or someone into a connection with me
You probably have your own way of setting an intention. I wonder how similar and different it is to mine? Now I’ve thought about how I do it, I think Ill set an intention to set my intention more often. Will you?
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