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The Power of Intention

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Lately I have been trying to focus more on the process and less on the outcome.

In the past, especially when I was a bit younger, I would go about my day stressing about all of my responsibilities and just trying my best to get the most things done. I never gave much much thought to anything beyond the end result. It was just OMG I have to... get up and get to work on time, drop off and pick up the kids on time, make dinner, feed the neighbors dog like I promised, get school project supplies etc etc. (you know, that tri fold your child told you they needed at 8 pm so you run to Walgreens in your pajamas and then you're up until 11:30 pm "helping" them complete the project because it is due the next morning!) And then you will get up and do it all again tomorrow.

I went through the first half of adulthood on autopilot like that guy from the Dunkin Donuts commercial in the 80's. His alarm goes off in the morning and "It's time to make the donuts"........

I am sure you can relate to and have your own things that you "should" or "have" to do.

As I get older and I am more or less responsible for only myself I notice that I can and, I want, to be more intentional with my days. I wish I had known this sooner so, I want to share that wisdom with you.

Wayne Dyer said “The law of attraction is this: You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.”

There are many different ways to make sense of life and the world around you. People use religion, superstition, philosophy, doctors, mentors, artists, etc. Generally people are born into an already established belief system and they accept their modus operandi without question.

For instance, I was a cradle Catholic and I practiced diligently for the first half of my life, as did all of my immediate family members. I saw everything through the lens of my faith. While that is not right or wrong it did limit my ability to proceed with any other purpose.

But, in the early 90's I began to read about Taoism, Buddhism and Feng Shui.

What I learned was based on thousands of years of tradition and successful outcomes and with that new knowledge I felt that I maybe had a little more control over my destiny than I was led to believe.

I also realized that we are all connected by the space that we share here on Earth, the air we breathe and the actions that we take. No matter who we are or what we believe in, we are one.

Our breathe, our behavior, our mindfulness or our lack thereof, enters the collective consciousness.

We send ripples through our thoughts and actions. That current runs from us out into the world affecting the people, places, animals and things near by and afar. And everyone around us is also doing the same thing.

It is all connected.

Through Feng Shui, we are able to work directly with this energy or chi (pronounced Chee) to cultivate and even transform it. Along with our free will, dumb luck and the cards we are dealt at birth (genetic predispositions, family circumstances for better or worse) chi is the single, overarching influence affecting the course of our lives. With Feng Shui we are able to work directly with chi using it to generate knowledge and motivation, set goals, create harmony and alignment and even to create abundance.

The ultimate goal is to bring us into balance with our true selves and the world we inhabit thereby raising our own, as well as, the collective vibration. Think peace on earth!

Ancient practitioners of Feng Shui and those of us that are astute in present day, can sense the balance of chi in an environment (Feng Shui), as well as the meridians in our body (Chakra system and Acupuncture).

Why do we feel calm in one place and chaotic or creeped out in another ? We may not know for sure what the cause is but we feel it and we know this to be true.

Today the world of psychoanalysis is talking a lot about being "trauma informed" and how places that we return to or words spoken can be "triggering". This too is energy and you may have personal examples that you recognize. This is just one way that intuition is developed and works as an example that I find most people can relate to.

When you get up tomorrow think about how you want to feel (kind , calm, successful, in control of your thoughts and emotions). Try not to fly from task to task without intention. Stay in the moment.

What kind of thoughts or energies from other people are you going to allow in ?

Check in with your boundaries and make sure they are not porous with the friends,family or coworkers they should be solid with (think wall not sponge with some folks).

Decide on a mantra or response that you will use when you are being pressed. "Thank you, but that is not a part of my journey" or "No, I can not" or simply "No". My personal favorite is "Fuck around and find out" but, you do you.

Use Yoga and meditation to clear your personal chi/energy and fortify yourself against stress and those folks testing your limits we mentioned above.

Clear your space - home or work environment with a prayer and/or space cleansing.

Set your intention. "I have the power over my mind, not outside events", "I am grateful for being given this day", "I am aligned with the power of intention", "I have all that I need and I am open to receiving more".

Apply the Bagua map to your space and look around your environment.

Clear clutter and note which Gua you think may support you best and address the Feng Shui of that space. (Guas are the areas of Wisdom/Skills, Career, Helpful People/Travel, Children, Family, Relationships, Reputation, Wealth and the Health center)

Print the free Bagua map at

Contact a Feng Shui consultant to help you further. (Me. Contact me.... at )

“Combining Free Will with Intention In mathematics, two angles that are said to coincide fit together perfectly. The word coincidence does not describe luck or mistakes. It describes that which fits together perfectly. By combining free will with intention, you harmonize with the universal mind. Rather than operating in your own mind outside of this force called intention, your goal may very well be, as you read , to work at being in harmony at all times with intention. When life appears to be working against you, when your luck is down, when the supposedly wrong people show up, or when you slip up and return to old, self-defeating habits, recognize the signs that you’re out of harmony with intention. You can and will reconnect in a way that will bring you into alignment with your own purpose.”

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