Set Intentions, Not Resolutions

One of the reasons many of us have such a hard time with intuition is because we live in societies that value action. No where is this more evident than around the New Year when we make resolutions to change our worlds in the next twelve months. We will do this. We won’t do that. Most of our resolutions depend on us making monumental changes.

But where does intuition come in? Intuition is an intangible force that’s connected to God, the Universe, the Spirit World or whatever spiritual tradition you believe in. It helps us to achieve our goals, but it usually helps us when we ALLOW it to – meaning we often have to take a break from some of our actions to allow it to do its thing.

Have you ever had the experience of being totally frustrated because a goal just proved so elusive and when you finally gave up because it was so difficult, it happened for you? That’s the power of learning to allow the Universe and your higher self to help you realize your dreams.

So how do you invite intuition to help you achieve your New Year’s goals and make the changes you want to make in your life? You set intentions, not resolutions.

Intentions are desires – the end results we wish to see. Resolutions are actions. Steps we plan to take. When you set resolutions, you let the Universe know, ‘I’ve got this. I’ve got it all under control.’ When you set intentions, you let the Universe know, ‘This is what I want. I’m listening for you to guide me so that I can get there.’ You may be led to write down some of the steps you will take, but you are less concerned with HOW things will happen and are open to discovering the How along the way.

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Intuitive Action of the Day: What are your intentions for the New Year? Write a list of the changes you’d like to see in your life by December 31, 2011. Don’t figure out how at this moment. As you read over your list, ask your higher self for intuitive guidance on how to get there. may receive compensation if users buy products or services mentioned or advertised on this site or click on some of the links on this site.


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