The Power of Setting Your Intention
Have you ever heard the expression, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”? This old cliché reminds us that what we do matters more than what we intend to do.
However, intentions have power, when we use them the right way.
When we set a goal or state an intention, we set an energy in motion. Of course, that energy will never manifest without our follow-though. Nonetheless, in the single moment we state a clear intention, we begin the journey toward manifesting something new and desirable in our lives.
When we state our intention to the people we care about, they hold us accountable to that intention. This motivates us to do the work we need to do in order to achieve our goal. When we allow others to support our intentions our forward momentum increases.
When we state our intention to the Universe, or pray to a Higher Power, we invoke a powerful force to help us on our journey.
Sometimes, the struggle is to discern what it is we really want; what our intention should be. We may have a hard time determining what is possible to achieve. We may set our sights too low, or try to take on the impossible.
There are many ways to state an intention. We can write it down, we can create a formal ritual, we can tell our friends.
An important part of this process is visualizing our eventual success, and imagining the moment when our intention becomes reality. We have to be able to see a possibility, and believe in that possibility, in order to more easily turn that possibility into a reality.
Three Ways Tarot Can Assist your Intentions
Tarot, as a tool for introspection, helps us communicate with our higher self to determine our true desires. As a spiritual tool, tarot helps us communicate our intentions to the Universe. Tarot can help us visualize our success, and can keep us on track when we become distracted.
1. Divination: Use tarot to help you decide on your intention by divining on this question, “What is it that I really want/need to manifest in my life right now?” As you move forward, use divination to help you stick to your goal, by asking questions such as, “What more do I need to do to achieve my goal?”
2. Communication: Look through your deck and cognitively (not at random) find cards that represent your goals, and your pathway to success. As you find these cards, spend time with the images. Use these images to communicate your intention to yourself, and to the Universe. State your intention aloud as you look at the images you have chosen.
3. Meditation: Find cards, either cognitively or drawn at random, that represent your goal. Meditate with these cards, and imprint their images into your mind. As you hold the images in your mind’s eye, visualize yourself achieving your goal.
From my Desk to Yours
This week, on my Community Blog, I wrote about the crossing card in the Celtic Cross spread. Tarotists of all levels of experience will enjoy this in-depth exploration into tarot reading.
I also joined Docs.com, where you can follow me to see a growing list of presentations and tarot study materials.
From Around the Web
Have you heard about “hugging meditation”? See an article on brainpickings.org that describes what Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has to say about this!
Here is a light, fun, informative article about tarot history from Atlas Obscura.
From Deepak Chopra, here are “5 Steps to Setting Powerful Intentions”.
Song of the Week
I found a video of Frank Sinatra singing “High Hopes” with a group of children. Priceless!
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Your One-Card Weekly Reading
This week, your card is Major Arcana 8, Strength.
Never doubt your own strength, nor your ability to manifest what you need in life.
Recognize that you are strongest when you are willing to be fierce, but temper that fierceness with love, compassion and gentleness.
This week, find your balance between your wild side and your gentle side.
Determine when it is best to be quiet and patient, and when it is best to roar and show your teeth, for both of these energies are needed to create success.
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