According to ancient Kundalini yoga beliefs we are living in a time of great energy shifts and today (11.11.11) marks the entering of a new astrological age. We go from living in the Piscean age to living in the Aquarian age which is said to mean that we are going from living in a society where individuals, hierarchies and machines ruled to living in a time of information, awareness, intuition, energy and community.
To ride this wave of great change, it is believed to be a great time to set your intentions as well. Maybe you haven't thought about what you want to experience in your life in awhile, or maybe you want to make some changes and not sure how to go about it.
I can tell you from my experience that any change that has taken place in my life, has first happened in my mind and then on a piece of paper.
Here are some tools that have helped me over the years to recalibrate and organize my intentions, goals and visions for the future:
1. Meditate - Meditation increases your intuition, it balances your nervous system, brings you a sense of inner peace, and helps you to act rather than react to your life. It also raises your awareness and shuts out the noise so you can listen to your gut. Go here for an easy and effective meditation.
2. Exercise - A vigorous Kundalini yoga set, a run, or sometimes it's a workout video at home. Moving your body changes your energy space, releases endorphins, brings balance and makes you feel clear. A good sweat always makes me feel more connected.
3. Write - This is one of the most effective tools I have used to reaffirm my goals, bring clarity to ideas, and it's also a fun exercise to solidify the experience of what I envision in my mind for my life, my family and friends, as well as the world and my community.
This writing exercise has helped me shift my energy from having the feeling of "wanting" to experience a change", to "knowing" what I want to change is possible by feeling it and seeing it in my mind and on paper, then to finally "experiencing it" in life.
How to use writing as a meditation for intention setting:
Start by choosing a quiet place where you feel comfortable and are able to relax.
Take a moment to be conscious of your breath, deepen and slow down the breath. Relax your head, neck, shoulder, belly, lungs and straighten your spine.
Whether you're on a laptop, or an iPad, or have your favorite journal and a pen, make a pact that you'll write only words that are positive and uplifting.
Afterall, remember we are only focusing on what we want to experience.
Open your heart, open your mind and put your imagination to work.
Ask yourself questions such as "if this change ocurred how would I want to experience it? then put yourself at the end result of that change and describe in writing.
What it is that you experience? How do you feel? What is it like?
Instead of "I'm going to live a life that is free of financial burden" try "I live a life that is financially abundant and I feel at peaceful and free".
It may feel a little uncomfortable at first to write something that is not yet manifested, but getting through that feeling of discomfort opens the doors to what you WANT to change/experience rather than what you are experiencing in the present.
This exercise for me has been key in my life and I hope it adds to yours.
Much love to you,