My first introduction to learning how to set intentions, began well over a decade ago, when I discovered The Intender’s of the Highest Good community. This community is centered in light and all things positive. It was created by author and visionary, Tony Burroughs. It is the fastest growing grassroots intentional community in the United States, and it has been an incredible tool for me in shifting my mindset and staying centered on all that is positive and supportive to my well-being, as well as the well-being of everyone and everything around me.
Harnessing the power of positive intention and utilizing The Code will help you to design the life that you desire and deserve. It is the first step to manifesting. Can you imagine a world filled with peace, love, empathy, patience, and non-judgment? Well it is truly possible with setting intentions for the highest good of others and especially for the world. We are already seeing rapid growth in our spiritual evolution, and I believe that every person who participates in setting positive intentions on a daily basis, is a contributor to the global shift that we are currently experiencing. So let’s get you started on joining this incredible movement and expediting personal and global healing!
The Difference Between Goals and Intentions
Goal setting is essential to success. Goals help us to focus on what we want to achieve long term, create a strategy, and get on a schedule to fulfill the necessary steps to achieving that vision of success.
Goal Setting = Creating & Implementing a Plan to Achieve a Specific Outcome
Setting intentions is essential to re-focusing one’s energy on all that is positive. It goes hand in hand with giving gratitude and appreciating all that has a positive impact on your life. Intentions however, are expansive and can be individually designed for how you would like to evolve and how you wish to touch the lives of others.
Intention Setting = Consciously Creating a Life That Manifests Positive Impact
“Everything that happens in the universe begins with intention.” Deepak Chopra
Energy, Frequency, Vibration
As we have learned from the teachings of The Secret (The Law of Attraction), “Thoughts Become Things”. Everything in life vibrates at a frequency, at one speed or another. Nothing rests. Even objects that appear solid, are made up of vibrational energy fields at the quantum level. Scientists have discovered this by breaking matter down to the subatomic level. In terms of the principles of vibration, there are three planes of existence: mental, physical, and spiritual.
Sounds vibrate: NASA has recorded sound vibrations of the sun. Colors vibrate: the highest vibration colors are Violet (75 trillions) and Indigo (60 trillions), while white light travels at a velocity of 186,000 miles per second. In our essence, we are vibration too.
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla
Now let’s think in terms of human consciousness. The gap between spirituality and science is starting to narrow. Science is now seeing that there is a strong link between our mind and our beliefs. When we consciously focus on positive intentions that will serve us personally, as well as the highest good of all involved in our intention, we are creating a higher vibration that radiates out into the world in addition to raising our own energetic vibration.
The Intender’s of the Highest Good have a Highest Good clause referred to as “the world’s greatest insurance policy”. Here’s how it works: when making any intention, it is understood that it must serve the highest and best good of the Universe and the highest and best good for ourselves and everyone concerned. When we make our intentions, the Highest Good clause is always in effect.
7 Steps to Setting Intentions
1. Believe and Ensure Integrity
It is scientifically proven that everything carries a frequency. Think of setting intentions as a form of prayer. When we pray for the good of others, we send positive energy into the universe that is carried on wavelengths to the people in need. We can send healing light to our loved ones simply by setting a positive intention of healing. If your daily intentions involve other people be sure to align with the highest of integrity when you write them. Begin your intention with “If it is in the highest interests of all involved…”. Make setting intentions a daily habit.
2. Find a Quiet Space
It is best to set intentions in a space that is free of clutter and makes you feel at ease. It does not matter what time of day you choose to focus on your intentions. Do what feels right and set intentions as you feel the need and/or desire to.
3. Be Specific
Write down as many details as you can think of in regard to the details of people, places, and experiences that you would like to create. Each word and request carries energy and is felt throughout space and time. Affirm only what you desire to manifest.
4. Create Without Limits
Be creative in your requests and believe that unlimited abundance is your birthright. In order to receive, we must first believe that our request will be delivered, but we also must ask. Dream big, be clear on your requests, and have no fear in asking for what it is that you desire.
5. Feel the Manifestation of your Request
Energy responds to your feelings, so get into the “feeling space” of what you wish for. Act as if your request has already been delivered. What would your life “feel” like if you had everything that you wished for? Meditate on the feeling by closing your eyes and daydreaming about your newfound happiness. Practice holding onto the feeling of your desired outcome for as long as you can. The number of seconds you can hold onto a specific outcome with a feeling of genuine excitement and joy is proportional to the amount of time it takes to manifest.
6. Set Your Intentions Free and Trust
Good things come to those who wait patiently. Stay out of your own way and let go, so that your intentions may cycle through the etheric realm. Believe that “everything is as it should be”. Trust in the process of your desires being coordinated to be delivered in right timing, and for the highest good of all.
7. Give Gratitude and Maintain a Journal
Be grateful for all that you have already been provided with in this lifetime. Journal signs, messages, and experiences that indicate your intentions coming to fruition. Some may manifest quickly while others may take extended periods of time. Be patient, give gratitude daily, and trust in the intention setting process.
Tips on How to Word Your Intentions
Avoid using the words that carry negativity such as: don’t, can’t, not, try, & but.
Do not write in the future tense. Write as if the manifestation is happening now. Begin your intention with “I am” or “I intend”.
Increase the power of your intention by stating what you are grateful for. “I am grateful for my ability to touch the lives of thousands of children. I intend to touch the lives of thousands more children through my unique talents, gifts, and enlightened viewpoints, providing it is in the highest good for all involved.”
Conscious Creation Policy
Conscious creation is a skill that we will all need to work on for the rest of our lives. We are all human, and there will no doubt be many times when we mis-create. Forgive yourself and re-work your thoughts and words. By all means, do not use Conscious Creation to shame or criticize others. The repetition of shame is a form of control and emotional abuse.
Be especially mindful of how you set intentions and practice conscious creation with others, especially children. Setting intentions is designed to support humankind in using their imaginations to create a positive flow of experiences that bring hope and joy. Allow others to experience their own personal evolution without fear of doing it wrong. Love is allowing what is, fear is resisting it.
Positive Intention Examples
“I intend that I remember what I am thinking and talking about all day long is what I am manifesting for myself.” The Intenders Bridge – Step One
“I intend that I am aligned with the Highest Good in everything I say and do.” The Intenders Bridge – Step 4
“I am grateful for my evolution and I intend to continue to live in a centered space of positivity, love, and light so that all people who I come in contact with me may energetically feel safe in my presence.”
“I intend that I will consciously create time on a daily basis, for self-care during my work day, providing it is in the highest good for myself and the people I am serving.”
“I intend to maintain a positive cash flow with ease, grace, and joy.”
“I intend to use my imagination to the best of my ability and hold a vision of my ideal outcome.”
“I intend to develop and enjoy friendships with people who are fun, love, light, kind, compassionate, empathetic, and full of joy.”
“I intend that my physical body is perfectly healthy, and filled with energy and vitality.”
“I intend every minute of my work to be filled with fun, creativity, abundance, prosperity, productivity, excitement, service, and pleasant surprises.”
Find a quiet place to write your intentions and determine where you will write or type your intentions. Make a list of everything that you wish to manifest in your life. Take one wish at a time and write it into a positive intention. Date each intention. State your intention aloud. Repeat this process as often as you feel you need to and modify as needed if your desires shift.
For children: Create an Intention Box. Setting intentions is a form of creativity. Have children set an intention each morning and review it each night before bedtime. Be sure to share your intentions, and create family intentions as well. This daily practice can serve as education, enhance creative & critical thinking abilities and serve as an avenue for success that supports all family members. Celebrate all intentions that manifest, and they will manifest for sure!