Intention: a determination to act a certain way.
I woke up with a sore throat one day last week- you know, the kind that comes out of nowhere and feels like there are 5,000 needles poking into your throat? Yeah, that one. I thought it was just the weather, and then I lost my voice for three days (let me tell you, that was a bit tough having a 4 and 6 year old who are very curious & ask ALL.the.questions.ALL.the.time… ha!) I am not one who gets sick too often, but when I do, it is either short lived or it’s awful and kicks my behind… this time it pretty much kicked my tail.
Thankfully, I’m feeling better today, still a little hoarse, but much better. Why am I telling you all of this?
Because, in true Amy fashion, I always seek the bigger picture of what LESSON can be learned in a not so convenient or easy life situation.
In this situation, I concluded, that the lesson was to JUST BE. Y’all, I have been hearing in my daily meditations “JUST BE” — but did I listen? NO. I pushed. I persisted. I was stubborn. I wasn’t living my best life, taking care of my body by moving it, eating whole foods, was staying up too late, getting up too early, too much wine, etc. etc. I was trying to do TOO MUCH and stressing the heck out about it all. I wasn’t allowing things to flow, not nearly as much as I needed to, obviously.
Sometimes we have to just ALLOW and JUST BE. Sometimes that’s tough for me, and if any of you work full time, are a mom, or have any kind of responsibilities at all (AKA you are a human) that can be hard, ya feel feel?
And I know better!!
If our INTERNAL state is stressed and tired, eventually it will come out EXTERNALLY. Usually in a sickness.
SO. All that said, I stayed up (still a little too late;)) last night and wrote out my INTENTIONS and desires for the week — I wrote two full pages of all that I want to do, be and have this week, and added some I AM statements at the end… and reading over and feeling these intentions daily will help them manifest.
Do you have a practice like this? Do you set weekly intentions, desires or goals? I would love to hear. And if you’d like some help, reach out to me!