Monday, July 18, 2016

Daily Intentions for creating your life

Yes, this is a reprint of an earlier post. I thought it was so important.


Setting my intention at the beginning of each day is a practice I have fully embraced over the past few years. I have noticed that my day unfolds as I desire. The setting of intention actually, sets my mind in a receptive and releasing state. In other words it keeps my mind in ‘right’ thinking. It allows me to relax and let a higher consciousness guide my actions and the outcomes of my day.
 
As the consistency improves, a better understanding of the process grows and life unfolds as you desire. Books by Ester and Jerry Hicks, guidance by my spiritual mentor Rev. Deena Jones of Atlanta, GA and the article on Intention vs Intent by Rev. Deborah Johnson of Inner Light Ministries in Santa Cruz, CA  have assisted me in gaining more insight for my growth.
 
I have been surprised at times that the outcome of encounters in certain situations have been amiable. In the days I didn't consistently or clearly set intentions, those same situations would have ended in anger or blame and the whole conversation would have been strained. 
 
In Ester and Jerry Hicks books on abundance, it is suggested that you consciously set intentions throughout the day for specific situations to give strength to the desired unfoldment. That is something I am working into my day, though I must admit I forget sometimes. This is another aspect of my practice I want to include.
 
Many years ago Rev. Deena suggested that the correct thinking is to set your intentions and thank God for the great day you "had."  Then get out of bed, knowing that they (intentions) have already happened and all you have to do is peacefully and happily walk through your day.
 
Rev. Deborah  in the piece she wrote suggests that there is an important distinction between intent and intention. She states, “Intention carries more of a sense of action…. .” Her description of the difference between intent and intention opens up yet a another level of awareness on the practice of intention. An intention is not only something I should set each day, but use the process for setting goals and reaching my dreams. The piece also states that setting intentions is not just a process for the unfoldment of your day, but an even greater spiritual unfoldment of your life and that guided action is the key to the distinction.
 
My intention is to include the new knowledge acquired into my “intention setting” practices and watch my life unfold in new and wonderful ways.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Visioning for Life - A Perfect Idea

There is something within each of us that knows. This Divine Intelligence has an idea, a pattern designed just for your life. It is as specific as the individualized expression that you are.  It enfolds in Love.  This unique pattern or life path is in your consciousness. Think about seeing and feeling this wonderful revelation of life and actually living it day by day. This is not something you have to wait until you reach a certain age, experience hurt or pain, or go into the light.  This life of good is at hand right here, right now.

Let’s understand visioning, but first it may be beneficial to understand what it is not. So many of us engage in visualizations and find them to be quite enlightening to what our thoughts are and our dream state. However, visioning is not the same as visualization. Visualizations are images that are set up for you to contemplate and use to direct certain action. The images are created by you or the person conducting the visualization, often referred to as “Guided Visualization.”  Visualizations are used in spiritual practices as well as many industries to develop products and services.  In visualization you use your imagination.  The key word here is “your imagination.”  According to Wikipedia, “Creative visualization is the technique of using one's imagination to visualize specific behaviors or events occurring in one's life."

It is not a “vision statement.” Again a vision statement and other processes set up by business concerns to direct strategies and development are actually using imagination to direct and for the interest of this article is not the same thing.

The Visioning Process (for life) is defined by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, by declaring, “Visioning is a process by which we train ourselves to be able to hear feel, see, and catch God’s plan for our life or for any particular project we’re working on…  .” He goes on to say “it is based on the idea that we’re not here to tell God what to do or to ask God for things but to absolutely be available for what God is already doing, to open ourselves up to catch what’s already happening.“ The visioning process is placing yourself in a receptive posture allowing the vision to come through your consciousness and seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling, the life meant for you to live.

It is a process that is ongoing and with this practice you get better and better at it. By asking a serious of questions as you place yourself in a quiet, receptive, loving space you will begin to “capture” the vision. Begin to see the plan that has been laid out for your best life now.

What are the benefits of visioning:  You gain a deeper spiritual wisdom within. You live in the flow of life and not fight against the tide. You can live your authentic self. The business or project you vision will be in alignment with your life journey and purpose leading to real success and continued development in ways you didn’t imagine.

Remember, there is something inside of you that knows and is seeking to emerge. The Life Visioning process as developed by Rev. Dr. Beckwith can be done successfully individually or in groups. It is done in person , via phone or web.  I have known church groups, businesses, friends and families to engage in this process for success and happiness.

Catch your vision here - Contact me for the next group

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Vision-Mastermind Process

‘Visioning for Your Life’ was created by Rev. Michael B. Beckwith. This process as I understand it at this time begins with the premise that we are from and of Spirit. Whatever you may call this One Spirit that is in and through all; we are formed from the same “stuff.” This Giving Spirit thought of an Idea with Love for Good and Health and Well Being. This Idea, which is you and me, has a gift to give the world and when we give this gift - our talent, passion, and/or calling, - we live the life intended. As we grow up we forget this passion because of the thinking and influence of other people, who shall remain unnamed at this point.

Spirit’s Vision for our life is within, it didn’t go anywhere, just got buried.  The visioning process assists us in seeing, remembering and reconnecting with our ideal life purpose. It happens by being silent, opening up, releasing, and letting the resistance go.  By placing yourself in an environment of love, over time you begin to “capture” the vision. It comes in snippets of words, sounds, smells, phrases, colors, in all creative manner until it is seen in a way you understand. 

Masterminding is a process of moving to the life you envision. In general a mastermind group is when people meet who have the same specific interest. From CEOs interested in improving their company to new moms looking for resources, support in the new role. Each person shares and requests specific things they may need to grow and know in the area.  The other members of the group are dedicated to the success of all members.  They offer insight, information, resources, and more. There is accountability as the members gain focus, clarity and support to be and do the best they can in the area of interest.

I have combined these two processes as it seems like a beautiful marriage between the two. Capture the vision and “work it” through the mastermind process. Don’t do it alone!

The groups meet either in person, by phone conference or web conferencing. Modern technology is a wonderful “thang. “

Contact me for details and web links for our next meeting.

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This is a program of take One Night Off A Week, aka tONOAW.