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     So far, we’ve talked about intention as part of metaphysical practices such as prayer, spellcraft or energywork. Did you know you can also combine intention with everyday tasks -and that, by doing so, you can turn those chores into energywork as well?

     For instance, doing the dishes can just be part of kitchen maintenance. On the other hand, if you first set an intention that, as you wash those dishes you’ll also be clearing away dysfunctional beliefs, you may find yourself surprised at how much more clearly you’re seeing your current challenges by the time the last dish hits the drainer.

     Cleaning out a closet is a necessary evil. Setting an intention that, as you purge old clothes that no longer fit, you also make room for better things in your life can really open the way for attracting those better things.

     Just as setting an intention in metaphysical work helps to draw, shape and target energy to achieve a goal, combining a mundane task with a greater intention can also channel energy towards better things. It’s kind of multi-tasking on multiple planes.

     “After enlightenment, the laundry..” is one of my favorite sayings. It bears witness to the fact that, even if  we’re working with energy and enlightenment, we still need to ground that work to earth – earth and heaven coming together. It’s also fun to flip that concept on it’s head and link that earthly task with more esoteric energy…

     So what are your intentions for the day?…





PS Missed the earlier info on intention? Check out “The Word for the Day is Intention” on June 5 and “Setting an Intention” on June 15

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     In the June 5th post (And the Word for the Day is “Intention”… ), we looked at the definition of what an intention is and why you might want to set an intention in spiritual or metaphysical practices such as meditation, energywork, spellcraft or focused prayer.

     You set an intention….

     But how do you go about  “setting an intention”?…

     There’s lots of forms and methods of setting intentions but at the heart of them all are three simple steps.

  • You decide what you’re trying to accomplish…
  • You state what you’re planning to accomplish before you start working with energy..
  • And you keep what you’re trying to accomplish firmly in mind while you work with the energy…

     (Notice how the act of setting an intention in metaphysics has a lot in common with good practices for accomplishing any goal in non-metaphysical life…)

     Let’s take a closer look at these steps.

     Decide- If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there. Before you do any kind of energywork, it’s a really good idea to be very clear on what you want ( for example, if offered 3 wishes, many people would wish for fabulous wealth, when what they actually wanted was the freedom they thought money would bring them). Clear goals help to aim the energy you work with towards your objective.

     State Your Intention- You can say it out loud or in your head. You can write it in a special book. You can proclaim it to the people you’re doing energywork with, or whisper it to the wind. There’s lots of ways to state your intention, but the act of stating it starts the pricess of attraction.

     Keep Your Intention in Mind- The act of deciding set a target for your energy.The act of stating caused the energy to move in that direction. And the act of focusing on your intention while you pray, chant or otherwise raise energy serves to send all that you attract or create to the objective you chose.

     There’s still more good intentions to come…




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