Here we are, the weekend before Christmas. Before we know it the hustle and bustle of the holidays has a way of putting us on the fast track to the end of 2015. I’m making a conscious effort this month to slow time down. My plan is to take control of the time in my life, a precious commodity, and harness it through the power of intention. During my youth I never fully understood the idea of daily intentions as a valuable tool in my arsenal. Author, Dr. Wayne Dyer, who passed away this year, wrote so beautifully about the “seven faces of the power of intention,” and it’s ability to transform lives in conjunction with time. In The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way, Dr. Dyer suggests: Be Creative– “Means trusting your own purpose and having an attitude of unbending intent in your daily thoughts and activities….” Be Kind– “All that is manifested is brought here to thrive. It takes kindly power to want what it [He] creates to thrive.” Be Love– “You were intended out of love, you must be love in order to intend. Love is the force behind the Will of God (it’s the spiritual vibration that carries divine intentions from formless to concrete expression).” Be Beauty– “…you’ll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience.” Be …Expansive– “…being is an ever-expanding state and growing intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, you are identifying with the universal mind [God].” Be Abundant– “Intention is endlessly abundant…. We become what we think about.” Be Receptive– “The universal mind [God] is ready to respond to anyone who recognizes their true relationship with it [Him].
Following this process I’ve noticed my days are remarkably stable regardless of the unstable environment or individuals I might encounter. Keeping in mind your daily intentions offsets the potential for negative remarks or emotions to hijack your good mood and attitude. It makes me wonder if negative/toxic
people unconsciously set their intentions daily without realizing it. More
importantly, I’ve realized how much time I’ve allowed the endless chatter of my
mind (and others) to distract me from fulfilling a well-intended day. Set time this week for grand intentions filled with peace, love and joy during this Blessed season. Give yourself the gift of time. You’ve earned it!
Originally Published in The Bay City Tribune on December 20, 2015