Creating the Intention
Getting the results you want, whether it’s at work, at home, in love or life… always starts with being clear about what you want and creating clear intentions.
I became clear in late June/early July that moving to La Jolla, CA, my desired destination, was a “now or never” decision. (read more here)
I created a master intention which became known as “the Smooth Move.” (read more here)
The first intention of the Smooth Move was that I would sell my house and make one move to my new destination. There would be no interim housing, storing of furniture or temporary rentals. It would be one smooth move.
My house would be market-ready, with any changes and modifications completed by July 21- when I was leaving for a week-long conference. Within 3 weeks, the house was ready for “staging” and listing, MLS pictures, pricing and realtor walk-throughs.
My intention was that the house would not only sell before I returned from the conference on July 27, but that it would be a smooth and easy process.
Here’s what happened:
- The house sold on the first day it was listed and before I left the conference
- Over asking price
- No contingencies
- Buyer paid closing costs and
- No changes after the inspection.
Law of Attraction Requires More than Magic
Now, I’m not saying this to brag or say that I was lucky. Many people who have read The Secret or have studied The Law of Attraction, think that if you envision a shiny red sports car in your driveway, it will magically appear. Not so. You have to do the work. The Law of Attraction is intentional and deliberate, not luck.
In this case, during the previous 5 years, I had made many major improvements to the house including new roof, gutters and exterior paint, all new, updated kitchen and baths. So being “market ready” was relatively easy and my intentions and expectations were consistent with the work that had been done to contribute to the results I got.
Packing and Selling Stuff
Again, the Smooth Move intention included packing my belongings accumulated after 13 years from the last “downsizing” and selling my “Midwest furniture” – the large heavy wood pieces, to make room for the light and airy California seaside style and vibe.
This process also was relatively easy for a number of reasons.
- I put out the word to friends and on social media what I was selling
- I had a garage sale
- All items were in very good condition and reasonably priced to sell!
Essential Components to Manifest an Intention
As I write this blog, I am clear that I am writing about the basic components to manifesting intentions that must be in place before “the magical or serendipitous or joyous coincidences” can occur. I experienced many of those moments and my next blog will cover those experiences.
So if you are craving greater ease in manifesting things, this is what you need to do before you can experience the magic or spiritual nature of heightened manifestation.
- Are you clear about what you want?
- Does this desire or intention make you happy? If your intention or desire is based on fear or dissatisfaction, it will produce more fear or dissatisfaction. You must focus on what you want, with the joy and happiness it will produce. What you think about is what you get. I can’t emphasize this enough! How do you want to feel when this intention is manifested? Focus on that!
- Have you done the essential preparation needed? When you want to manifest an intention, you have to lay the groundwork to increase the likelihood of it happening. Get the skills or education for that next job you want, eat the right foods or do the exercises needed to improve your health and well being or fitness. It may sound silly, but we often have a lot of excuses about why we aren’t able to “manifest our dreams” but it may come down to the fact that we haven’t done the work!
- Take ownership and accountability for what you want and how you plan to achieve it. Just like “there’s no crying in baseball,” there is no blame in manifestation!
- Trust and faith. It may not come about the way you expect. Oftentimes it’s better! Either way, you must have trust and faith in the process and the joy that will be forthcoming.
Marty Stanley, CSP, is a national speaker and author on personal and organizational change. She helps individuals and organizational leaders plan, lead, manage and implement change. firstname.lastname@example.org www.alteringoutcomes.com 816-695-5453
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