I'll be honest, setting an intention is something I sort of just heard and picked up from my parents and some of their friends, it stuck and I started doing it. I can't give you a philosophical background of what it means and where it came from, but I can tell you that I have had many experiences where my intentions have manifested.
Here's how I like to understand it:
I set intentions either by speaking them aloud, or writing them on a paper and putting them somewhere safe. When I do this I imagine sending a little message to the universe (you can send it to the higher power you believe in), and then I let it go and watch it unfold.
I know this seems too simple- but I often feel that overcomplicating things doesn't get me anywhere- so I just have a little faith instead :-)
Moving to Cape Town and meeting my boyfriend were two of my most powerful manifestations that I watched unfold, it was amazing. However- setting intentions does not have to be linked to some big life-changing event, it could be simple.
My intentions for this week:
I set an intention to be present in my relationships.
I set an intention to take care of myself, and love myself.
I set an intention to be productive and pay attention to my work and my studies.
I set an intention to be creative.
Not rocket science, right?
I like writing them down on a piece of paper and putting them somewhere that I'll see them- this helps me to be aware of the intentions I set, and to hold myself lovingly accountable in my actions.
What are some of your intentions for the week?