Before I get started, I wanted to share a valuable lesson with you…

No matter how little time you’re think you’re going to be in the sun…put on sunscreen. Over the weekend, I got “burnt to a crisp” (as we would say in East Texas), so much so that it actually had me not feeling well today. I refuse to acknowledge it as “sun poisoning” (which is the medical term apparently) because that just makes me sound like a wuss. I’ll go with 2nd degree burn (that typically invokes more sympathy). Haha!

So, take it from me…always use sunscreen. Yikes.

Okay, moving along.

In my “Inner Circle” emails I’ve been talking about the importance of intention over the past few weeks, I’ve also been involved in my own personal deep study on the topic. I was reading Wayne Dyer’s “The Power of Intention” and he says something in his book that really struck a chord with me. He’s referencing Carlos Castaneda’s final book, The Active Side of Infinity, where Castaneda says. “intent is a force that exists in the universe. When [those who live of the source] beckon intent, it comes to them and sets up the path for attainment, which means [they] always accomplish what they set out to do.”

Much like Dr. Dyer, when I read those words I was immediately taken aback by the clarity it provided me about the power of intention.

Think about that for a second. Intent is a force that exists in the universe, and when we practice intention, it’s not something we’re doing but rather tapping into. The power of intention is actually an energy source that exists in the universe. I’ve talked about the magnetic powers of the human mind/spirit and how we become what we think about and focus on, and this is what scientists and psychologists have been studying for centuries. It’s a fascinating read and he goes on to talk about how intention applies throughout the world and not just within the human species, but I won’t get into that.

The most important thing to remember is that intention is not an act, it’s a state of awareness. It’s a state of mind. Thomas Troward talks about “entering into the spirit of it” when it comes anything and everything we do. Once we are able to enter into the spirit of what we’re doing and tap into the infinite resource that is “intention” – there is truly no reason why we can’t do or achieve anything, right? It’s understanding that the ONLY reason we’re not winning, achieving, growing, succeeding, prospering, or whatever it is we’re longing for is because we’ve told ourselves we can’t or that it won’t happen…and, even more tragically, we’ve accepted that as fact.

What if instead of immediately jumping to the conclusion that we’re not talented enough, gifted enough, good looking enough, fortunate enough, or anything else for that matter, and we allowed ourselves to be open to the idea there is an invisible energy force at work in the universe that is actually capable of making all of that come true in our lives?

If you’re a person of faith, like I am, it’s the power of God working through the universe to create and provide everything He’s promised you. If you’re not a person of faith, Einstein talked about this from a scientific standpoint when he discovered energy through subatomic particle research and that there is no particle at the source and that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it just exists and is transferred from one source to another.

For me, there is a great amount of comfort in knowing that there is an external energy and force in existence that will help guide and direct me along the path created for my life, specifically. A force that if I will be open to and live into, everything I need to achieve things beyond my wildest expectations will be provided!

I hope I didn’t get too deep in this email, but instead, hopefully, continued to reaffirm the importance of create a spirit of intentional living, and understanding that harnessing the true power of intention is one of the most powerful things you can do in your life and your journey for success and fulfillment.

I hope this week is even better than last week for you, so make it so!

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