Setting Intentions… and the Power of Words

Do you set an intention for the new year? I’ve been choosing intentional words for several years now and this year my word is EASE

I’ve always believed in the power of the words we use and make a point of being very mindful both in how I speak to others and how I speak to myself. There’s a saying I’ve heard before that goes like “your body believes every word you say,” and over the years I’ve seen how true that can be.

Words of Intention that I’ve chosen in past years have been:

2018 – Abundance

2019 – Freedom

2020 – Fulfillment (hmmmmmm… that year’s a bit of a blur for me to be honest!)

2021 – Pivot

2022 – none.

Why?

As challenging as 2020 was for myself and many others, 2021 really ran me through the wringer and I felt so uncertain about how I felt about so many things that I didn’t feel a strong connection to any particular word or intention. Turns out, 2022 was my year of transformation so to speak. But not the grand type of transformation one would associate with a mythological Phoenix energy, more the dissolution and reformation energy of when the caterpillar cocoons itself and recreates itself through the chrysalis to emerge as a butterfly. Not necessarily the prettiest of processes but definitely transformative!

So I was a bit surprised when my word of intention for 2023 came to me so quickly!

EASE.

There have been many (MANY) years of hustle and grind. A lot of years of processing. A great deal of healing in the past decade. And much learning and unlearning. Its been a lot. And I’m grateful for all of it. I’ve laid what I feel is a solid foundation for myself to build further from. But this year, I’m setting the intention that the building of my life and my work and my relationships can now move forward with more ease.

There will still be challenges and struggles I’m sure, however, I’m approaching everything with a softer energy. More flow and less force if you will.

And I know that the words I use and focus on are powerful.

If you’ve never given a lot of thought to setting intentions (and you don’t have to just do it at the beginning of a new year, you can do it anytime you like!) or if you’ve never really consider how the words you use affect yourself and others, I invite you to do so now.

“Where intention goes, energy flows.” ~ James Redfield

Always from the heart,

Jennifer

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