Reflecting on 2104 and creating Intention Statements versus Goals
A few days ago I opened a box of paperwork that has been in storage for a number of years. As I went through the exercise books and folders contained within it, I shook my head at just how long I had kept some of these things and how obsolete or outdated they were now comparing to what I know now to what I knew then.
One set that caught my eye dealt with Goal Setting, I actually used to teach it as a program in the 1990’s and I believed at that time that what I shared was good. And it probably was in its time and space.
Time has moved on however and so has the understanding that I have of how the mind works, what the mind does and does not accept and especially how easily we can undermine our own best intentions without ever being aware of the fact.
I have often described New Years resolutions as ‘setting your self up to fail’ and that belief still holds strong for me. And for many people that ‘fail’ simply exacerbates all of the other ‘fails’ that they have had before.
All of the Sounds from Source programs are based on Cellular memory, the memory ‘held’ within every cell of your body and it is these memories that are accessed and activated every day of our lives from conception onwards. So every time for example that we have set a goal and not achieved it, and then beaten ourselves up ‘just because’ we failed, or let ourselves down we ‘lock those memories into our cellular structure’ over and over again.
In offering you the Reflecting on 2014 and Your 2105 Action Overview – I hope that will assist you into a better and more positive 2015
Peace Love and Light
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As I said to you in my blog post I prefer to talk about creating positive intentions rather than setting goals.
So in deciding what ‘intentions’ you want to put into place for your New Year of 2000? it is I believe beneficial to reflect back on how 2000? (and you can fill in your own dates here) was for you.
If we look a little more deeply than just a quick ‘Oh’, ‘Umm’, and ‘Yes- Ok I suppose’ you may be able to identify the things that do not serve you to be taken forward into 2000?
We all carry I believe a ‘back pack’ of rocks around with us: those thoughts feelings memories and behavior’s that just ‘tag along’ basically unnoticed, often simply because they have been there for so long that they are like a comfortable old slipper and a ‘part of our lives.
Now our back pack usually has lots of pockets too, those so very useful places to put all of those little incidental ‘bits and pieces’ that ‘we just might need again one day, or that we really can’t bear to get rid of or let go.
Often we may not remember just what we have put into the back pack, we just automatically ‘store’ stuff in there, and occasionally we may need to rummage through it to find that ‘special something’, however the majority of the time we just continue carrying it around.
Now the fact that you have come this far with me says that you are giving more than a passing thought to lightening the load you have been carrying, and yes I do understand that there will be some things that you simply couldn’t bear to part with, or that may not have reached their use by date yet, or even that you need to think about the whole situation a little while longer.
That really is all OK.
Setting intentions just because it is the first of January and a ‘New Year’ isn’t necessarily the way to go!
You are better to set or create your intentions when you feel comfortable doing so, otherwise ’YOU’ are I believe setting yourself up to fail:
If you really are not ready to look at what can be taken out of that ‘back pack’, then you are not going to do a good job, you may at best be half hearted about it, or ‘do some of it’ and leave the rest for that very famous ‘another day’.
Susan (my Sounds from Source colleague) and I have created some prompts for you to jog your mind, just gentle reminders to help you along the way.
Then an intention statement prototype that you can fill in to suit yourself. We could have filled it with the things we would use as our intention statements, however we are not you, and your words will be just that, your words and personal to you.
We will provide some ideas for you to work with though below, and please remember
*Remember that ‘Nothing is set in concrete’; YOU can come back and change it at will.
Sheila and Susan
Back Pack Prompts
- Am I ready to let go of someof the ‘rocks’I have been carrying?
- If Yes, how many can I readily identify as weighing me down? 1,2,3, more than 3 and so on
- Is there anything of benefit for me to remember about those situations?
- If I was in the same situation again how could I do it differently? Or is it possible for me to tweak the situation to improve it?
- Have I collected people in my life who drain my energy- energy vampires
- Do I need to allow more ‘ME’ time in my day, week, month
- Have I taken on more thanI have been able to handle in the past
- Is there anything else that I need to know and am I open to allowing that knowing to come to me if there is?
You’re Intention Statement Prototype for 2000?
Remember that *Nothing is set in concrete; YOU can come back and change it at will.
- It is better to create achievable intention statements for a short period of time e.g. a month and then reevaluate and recreate the intention than to set a 12 month monster in place that overwhelms you with its sheer bulk
- Break your intentions down into ‘bite sized pieces’
- See your intentions as pieces of a ‘jigsaw puzzle’, they may be different shapes, however they all have a place in the scheme of things
- It is of benefit to ‘write’ your intentions down and read them to yourself three times:
- The first time your sub conscious hears something it says: ‘I heard that’
- The second time your sub conscious hears something it says: ‘I have heard that before’
- The third time your sub conscious hears something it says: ‘I have heard that before, that is a pattern’ and it locks it in!
- Allow some realistic leeway on your timeframes –it is better to reset or move the date than to believe that you have failed
- Reward yourself for accomplishment and achievements, recognize that you have done a good job
- Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day and that slow and steady is often a better option than rushing something and needing to redo it
- Be selective about what you are prepared to carry in your ‘New Backpack’, remember it is a smaller version and will not hold as much
If you want to get the best from your own personal intention statements I recommend the following Sounds from Source program to assist you to ask better questions and to understand the power behind the words that you use. Words have always been of importance in my life and how we use those words can have an enormous impact on the efficacy of our statements.