Six days a week, my job doesn’t let me escape people’s woes, mishaps, misfortunes or miseries – whether it’s my coworkers or customers. By far, the economy has made this daily event even more poignant. Sure I can smile back and offer kind words perhaps a bit of advice in hopes that someone hears me when they are washing their pain down with whatever cocktail they ordered. But the verdict is out: people are in pain.
As of late, life has also pelted with me with both lemons and grapefruits. Sure I could saddle up to the other side of the bar and drown my reality with Grey Goose but I choose and continue to remain grounded by holding on to my spirituality. However, that being said, I don’t give my pain or troubles up to the universe and wish that it ultimately will be taken care of for me or that karma will soon find it’s way back to my doorstep in a prettier, more palatable package either.
I am a firm believer that if you believe in yourself and you make it happen then you ultimately will be blessed. You can’t sit on the couch and pray your pain away. You have to have a strong hand along with your God or Goddess in your heart in making your destiny. To keep my head above chaos unfolding around me, I sat down beneath the light of the new moon and thought about what it is that could change in my life – ultimately, what I could change.
I made a list and then narrowed it down some. Next I browsed through the pages of magazines for pictures of what most resonates with what it is that I want from this life, cut out some images and creatively placed them on the page with my desires.
While this may sound familiar – like doing a vision board, I kept the images in my notebook and focused on the language that I used to hone in on my objective.
An intention is not a wish. It has way more meat and weight than that. It’s an aim, a plan of purpose. Sure your world may be falling apart around you or things could seem completely out of your control, but if you intend for it to be better than the ball is rolling.
I know it’s easier said than done, but forget a second about what’s happening around you. Get really clear about what you want to happen. See it and then call on the Gods, the Goddess to seal it with their blessing as you feel the joy and excitement of the outcome setting in.
If you’d like to deepen the experience, inscribe your intention on a white candle.
Safely burn the wax until it’s out. Focus on the flame and how it represents your purpose.