Once you have stated your intentions clearly and positively, in the present with great enthusiasm, here are a few more tips to cement the intention process so you can create much better results more quickly and easily.

Conscious Language

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 12.05.58 PMI don’t know about you, but I was uncomfortable repeating phrases like “I am a millionaire’ when I had only $97 in my account. Somewhere the gross unreality of it was dissonant and made me feel like a liar.

The phrase “I am” or “I have” when I am trying on a specific new concept or lifestyle was not working, because it was not resonating with the practical part of me who was saying “no, you are not a millionaire, etc.”

“I intend that I am or I have…” is much more aligned with my integrity.

No matter what my experience has been, from this moment forward “I intend that I am or I have______” always rings true. This more precise language has completely shifted affirmations for me and now I find I use them easily and frequently. (Visit: www.intenders.org for great language)

One of my students finds it more heartfelt and less mind-driven when she uses “I love that ____”.   She can slip into the feeling of the new creation more easily, and upon graduation quickly manifested a beautiful place to live rent free, wonderful work as an artist and much more.

Raise your frequency

Why do some have better luck than others with intentions? And why do some communications go smoother than others? I now have a very easy time making intentions and communicating with most animals. I can speak the same exact words that a client has said to their animals with very different results.

This is in part due to my vibration; I have spent 25 years mastering meditation, Reiki energy healing, and other energy tools and practices that raise my consciousness and energetic frequency and make shifts much easier. More than just thinking about what you want, you need to become a vibrational match for the new experience or state of being that you are craving.   If you are not getting results from your intentions, you may have to raise your vibration to resonate more closely to the desired experience.  This is where consistent practice of energy tools and conscious practices to elevate your state really make the difference.

Consciously Release

If you say “I intend that I am happy” but are carrying around lifetimes of despair (a lower frequency), you may need to add practices that will help release the old negatively charged emotion, as that is also creative. I love energy work for this reason as it is effective in areas where the mind may have some difficulty getting to. This is why traditional talk therapy has some limitations, as understanding something mentally does not always shift the old frequencies in the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

As you become aware of certain unwanted recurring patterns, begin to consciously clear these negatively charged emotions and thoughts. Reiki and the even more precise Rays of Creation work incredibly well for this purpose.  This is where it may really serve you to get expert assistance. A gifted energy healer can help you release old stuck energies that are still in your space, or better yet find someone who can teach you to do it for yourself!

Keep it short and simple

Like anything else, if we try to take on too much we get overwhelmed. While I set annual goals for the seven main areas of life (spiritual, career, finances, body, family/relationships, mind/education and social/fun), having too long a list of affirmations can be difficult to work with. So what works best is what you will use consistently.  

If I am working on a particular important intention, I type it into my outlook calendar so it pops up at the beginning of each day, so I can focus daily by reading it, feeling it before deleting it.   It barely takes a minute.

My favorite shortcut: “I am happy, healthy, wealthy and wise.” I often sing and dance this in the shower in the morning until I feel really energized, and it covers all the main bases. So for this New Year, I intend that you too are Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise! May you also experience great Ease, Freedom and Accomplishment in all you do.

Now that I have shared some of my manifesting refinements over the years, I would love to hear your favorite intentions and how they are working for you!

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