A New Year of Possibilities

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A New Year of Possibilities

New Year’s resolutions are old hat and very seldom work for long. This year, do something different. Start your New Year with intentions, not resolutions.

Intention is a powerful tool for Reiki Practitioners. It provides the opportunity for the practitioner to remain grounded and aids in the healing process. As an Animal Reiki practitioner, I use intention in every healing session. While the animal always has total control of what happens during the Reiki session or even if they will accept the Reiki, it is the intention to make the energy available. Before beginning a Reiki Session, I set my intention to make available the healing that is needed at this exact moment. It is then up to the animal to decided if they are going to accept it.

But you don’t have to be a Reiki practitioner to tap into the power of intention. Any activity can be more successful when combined with intention. The ability to learn can be enhanced with intention. You can attempt to learn something new by listening with out much intention, and find that the information goes in one ear and out the other. But when you listen or read with intention, intending to retain the information, the learning process is taken up a notch.

For many people, the day begins by jumping out of bed to an alarm, gulping down coffee, and rushing out the door to a hectic day. The busyness of the day can take control and all goals and intentions get lost in the urgency. But a few minutes of focused intention can empower your day and transform your life.

The first step in creating powerful intentions is getting clear on what it is you want to create. When you wake in the morning, take a moment to decide what kind of day you want to experience. Do you want to feel nurtured? Do you want to feel loved? Do you want to feel compassion or gratitude or healthy?

Once you’ve gotten clear on your intention for the day, the next step is making sure your intention is active and in the moment. Say to yourself, I am generous. I am compassionate. I am strong. By stating your intention as something that already is, you are saying to the universe/god/higher power that you already are these things and it becomes more powerful and effective.

Setting clear intentions supports you in making grounded decisions throughout the day. At times when the day gets hectic and you are faced with making decisions that either support or prevent you from creating the life you want, having a clear, grounded intention keeps you focused.

Whether you are a Reiki practitioner or not, the practice of setting daily intentions allows you to honor the life you want to create.

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