“No matter how hard you try, intention can’t be accessed through ego…”
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Our vision for our lives, what we want to create from ourselves, is ignited by the powers of intention. As Jim Carrey says (link to video below), nothing has ever been accomplished without intention.
Much has been written about intention and attracting our desired results, yet these concepts remain difficult for some of us to fully lean into so that they work in our favor in creating our life visions.
In his book, The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way, Dr. Wayne Dyer asks that we “stop doubting the existence of a universal, omnipresent force I’ve called intention….and be carried to your destination on the energy of intention.”
He goes on to provide suggestions for implementing his concepts, for example:
“Act as if anything you desire is already here. Believe that all that you seek you’ve already received, that it exists in spirit, and know you shall have your desires filled…treat yourself as if you already are what you’d like to become.”
The most important aspect of your vision or intention for your life is to choose it! Once chosen, you can begin to fill in the corners of your vision and take inspired action toward it.
The process of journaling, and in particular writing out our visions for our lives, creates the energy of intention more fully. Exploring your vision, overcoming any objections that your ego may throw at you, gives it life. For example, your journaling could look something like this:
Wouldn’t it be nice if I had financial abundance.
What does that really look like for me: My business is thriving with more than enough customers.
What does this really mean: My customers are thrilled with the service/product I’m providing, are experiencing the benefits and are happily referring other customers to me.
How does this make me feel: I feel blessed to be in a position to help my customers/clients and really feel fulfilled in this purpose for my life.
At the start of this particular example, the vision of financial abundance didn’t necessarily fit into a specific category of Health, Relationships, Environment or Purpose. However, at the end, we can see that this entry, once further developed, fits beautifully into the Purpose category. Instead of just simply stating your vision, journaling prompts you to dig a little deeper so that your action steps for making your vision a reality come into focus.
As mentioned in last week’s post, as a boy, David Whyte had a clear vision for himself doing the very thing he saw Jacques Cousteau doing. From this vision, he clearly saw what he needed to do and proceeded to take the necessary steps to make this a reality for himself.
We each have the capacity to realize our visions for our lives and to reach for the truest, fullest and best expressions of ourselves. The Out of the Whirlwind “My Vision” perspective is about engaging in life with the greatest and highest conversations that we can have for ourselves.
Below is a link to a brief video of Jim Carrey sharing his vision of what initially started out as a way of taking away his mother’s pain.
Jim Carrey on the Power of Intention: