Monday, August 1, 2011

Living Intentionally

Law of Attraction Cards, by Esther Hicks

In·ten·tion   [in-ten-shuhn]–noun
1. A plan of action.  2. An aim that guides to intention.  3. An act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.  
4. Quality of purposefulness.

Setting intentions can pave the path for living a life with purpose.  Many of us choose to set our intentions at the start of a new year, on our birthdays, or during a new moon.  These are all wonderful times to reflect, move forward, and set intentions.

There is no need to wait for the perfect opportunity
to set intentions. 

 The perfect opportunity is
 ~ NOW ~ 

 My Art Journal for writing Intentions

Each and every moment is precious and presents us with the opportunity to live purposefully. In each and every moment, we have the power to choose how we want to be living our lives. 

The older (and wiser) I become, the more aware I am of time; how precious it is, and how fast it can zip right by us.  I want to live my life knowing that I am choosing to live each moment intentionally.  

Living life with purpose can begin with a practice or ritual that defines, acknowledges, and manifests our intentions. Whether it’s lighting a candle each morning and saying an affirmation, meditating, writing from the heart, or creating vision boards.  Now is the time to create the story you want to be telling.

  The one you want to be living. 

My Vision Board for August
I know 
I have the power
 to choose 
who I am with,
 where I go,
 what I say,
 how I feel,
 the story I tell,
and the life I create.

Today, I invite you to reflect on these questions.

How do I want to live this life of mine?  
Who do I want to spend my time with?  
What do I want to be doing? 
How do I want to feel?

As you move closer and closer
 to visualizing and feeling the life you want to live,  
ask your self…

What do I need to change, transform or shift 
in order to experience 
what I want?   

Be patient my friend, the answers or messages are waiting for you.

Close your eyes.
Quiet your mind.
Take a deep breath.

Do you hear them? 

Can you feel them?  

When the answers are clear, write a list of your intentions. 

Make them beautiful, bold, fearless, abundant, joyful, and loving.

I’ll go first, come on and join me.

~~  Seek balance.
~~  Choose with confidence and no regrets.
~~  Strive to create organization, less clutter, and simplify.
~~  Make healthy food choices and listen to my body.
~~  Explore, develop and share my creative energies.
~~  Remember to stop and take deep breaths throughout the day.
~~  Tell others what I want rather than waiting for them to guess.
~~  Honor all compliments. 
~~  Talk about my dreams as if they are already happening. 
~~  Be with people who inspire me, and motivate me to grow.
~~  Love deeply.
~~  Invest more time in my relationship with myself.
~~  Know when to let go, and when to hold on.
~~  Listen deeper, pause more, and interrupt less.
~~  Look to my inner self to validate my instincts.
~~  Allow good enough ~ to be enough.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing this journey with me.

As always,
 there is space here
 for you to share.

With Love and Light,


  1. Thank you for your beautiful, wise words, Eydie. I am sitting with the questions above and really feeling into them. I love this journey of creation! Lots of love to you, my friend.

  2. i love your art journal & vision board!!!!
    sending celebration in seeing your intentions
    fill up with vibrant life! xo

  3. Beautifully written post! I've bookmarked this page so I can read it for daily inspiration. I've been reading and listening to Dr Wayne Dyer and your words go hand in hand with what he says. Its all about the power of intention and it comes from within. Thank you for the inspirational post!

  4. Oh I love this post! My girlfriend and I were having a similar conversation earlier about some of the beautiful things you wrote of. We both have some family drama swirling around us, but we know the thoughts in our heads are the ones that matter, and with that we are islands of calm!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Eydie =-)


  5. This is beautiful, Eydie. One of my oldest, dearest friends is coming to visit this weekend; I am going to share this with her and then we are going to make our own vision boards. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. Love the idea of a monthly vision board, too... I am off to make one for September.

    Thanks for all the lovely thoughts...


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