How to Set an Intention for Manifestation? 5 Easy Steps

How to Set an Intention for Manifestation?

how to set an intention for manifestation

Do you know that you are manifesting all the time without being aware of the process or the outcome? 

As it happens at a subconscious level, you are manifesting on autopilot. 

This arrangement is alright as long as your life is headed in the right direction and good things are happening to you. Most often than not this is not the case. 

When you are not aware of the manifesting process unfolding in your life, you are not actively involved in choosing what you want. The downside of this situation is that you may end up with things you don’t want.

To know why this happens, you need to have a better understanding of the law of attraction and the process to manifest. 

On the other hand, you can take charge of the process and set intentions on purpose. In this way, you can ensure that you will be manifesting what you wish for rather than things that appear randomly in your thoughts.

This article takes you through the steps of conscious manifestation, the benefits of setting intentions, and how to set intentions for manifesting your desires.

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What is an intention?

It is the plan of action where all dreams begin. It is the driving force that provides fuel to our desires and makes them come true. It is the urge that fulfills our needs.

The dictionary defines the word as an aim or a plan. In the context of manifesting with the law of attraction, it means setting a goal for oneself to achieve it and make it happen. 

The conscious process to manifest involves deciding what you want and work towards making it a reality. Your conscious decision to manifest your desire is the plan. 

The plan is not just about setting goals to manifest. It is part of every step of the process, be it believing in the process, thinking positive, choosing manifestation techniques, or continuing on the path no matter what. 

Why do you need a plan to manifest?

To manifest desires consciously you need an intentional decision to follow every step of the process. This is a declaration of your determination and readiness to do the work needed to make your dreams come true.

Intentionally setting a goal sets you off on the path to manifest the goal. You need to deliberately shift your mindset to make it trust and believe in the process. You need a purpose to help your mind stay in a positive space and prevent negativity from wrecking your journey. 

Intentions act as a great instrument for channelizing your energy on the right path and motivating you to stay on it. It helps you to move forward from a position of hoping for something to actively working towards accomplishing it. 

Having a plan helps in focusing your thoughts and energy and devising strategies to reach the goal.

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Setting powerful intention 101

Just deciding what you want or wishing for something fervently is not going to help you manifest it. You need to set intentions to make you work towards that goal. Once you set intentions to achieve the goal, you are on your path of conscious manifestation. 

You need to have a plan to achieve anything in life, not only to manifest your goals. At work, in relationships, or even in your day-to-day activities like getting you out of bed in the morning or sticking to healthy foods, setting intentions is the secret ingredient in any success story.

Creating intentions can indeed help you move towards your goal. On a deeper level, it encourages you to look inward and understand yourself better. It provides you with the motivation needed to reach the goal.

Intentions help you live a more meaningful life than just skim through it without being aware of what is happening. It helps in identifying your passions and urges you to work towards making them come true. Setting intentions to manifest puts you in charge of your destiny and helps you live life with purpose.

How to set your intentions

Most people think of setting an intention on New Year or their birthdays or some other special day in their lives. The truth is you can set intentions any day of the year. 

Again, how you go about drawing up a plan is a personal choice. Once you have decided on the plan, you can say it in your mind or out loud. Or else you can write it down on paper or in a journal or even on your phone or laptop. 

1. Create the mood

If you try to set intentions in the middle of the general rush of life, you may get it wrong altogether. It is vital to do it with a relaxed mind so that you can connect with yourself well, read your mind, and understand your deepest desires. 

This necessitates setting the stage that is devoid of distractions. Pick a time slot when you will be free of disturbances and interruptions. You should be in a comfortable position, able to focus on your thoughts. 

To help your mind get into the right space for the act, you may set the stage with soft lighting, soothing music, and scented candles. All the extra touches lend the atmosphere added depth and gravity. This will prompt you to take it seriously and recognize the importance of the matter at hand.

2. Start with meditation

Once the stage is set, it is important to clear your mind of extraneous matters and focus on the task at hand. A session of simple meditation will do the trick. This will calm and slow down your mind so that you can think with clarity.

In case you are not used to meditation or find it hard to do, you may find these tips helpful. Sit in the meditation pose with your eyes closed. Concentrate on your breathing. The rhythmic inhalation and exhalation can help in anchoring your mind to the present. 

If you are new to meditation, you may find your mind wandering away now and then. Don’t feel irritated by this. This is natural. Every time you notice your mind loitering, bring it back gently. With practice, you would be able to meditate without these distractions.

3. Identify your values

Your intentions must conform to your beliefs and values. Or else, they would be clashing with each other and this is a recipe for failure. 

Dig deep and take a tour of your belief and value system. You need to be clear about two of the most important things in life – happiness and success. Find out what they mean to you. Explore your mental state when your values and beliefs are perfectly aligned with what you do.

Use this feeling as a guide to making decisions.

4. Speak from the heart

Whichever way you are planning to declare your purpose, be it in mind, aloud, in writing, or any other method of your choice, you need to frame it as an affirmation. 

While at the task, remember to use simple language to convey your thoughts without ambiguity. Write it out in such a way that you feel comfortable with it and it resonates with you. You may make it short, concise, and crisp if that is what you want. Or else add as many details as you think are correct.

5. Take the positive path

When writing the affirmation, make sure you use present tense and frame it in a positive format. Remember the “glass half full, glass half empty” approach? Both mean the same, but one takes the positive path while the other goes down the negative road.

The law of attraction teaches us the importance of how we think. When you are concentrating on what you don’t want, the focus is on what you don’t want rather than on the fact that you don’t want it. This will result in manifesting the very same thing that you did not want. 

Now that you realize the importance of the positive approach, frame the affirmation with a positive tone. 

Implement your intention

  • Repeat affirmations in whichever way is comfortable for you. The best choice would be to write them on paper or in a journal. Or you may make it part of your manifestation list. Ensure that you are repeating them every day. The more the better. The more often you repeat them, the stronger will be the sense of commitment to reach your goals. 
  • Set a timeline for the implementation of the plan. This is vital as working on it indefinitely would be challenging and asking for too much. Depending on the enormity of your goal and your own estimation, set a timeframe for the realization of the goal.
  • Create reminders to prevent you from neglecting or forgetting your commitment to your plan in the humdrum of everyday life. Vision Board is an excellent way to trigger your memory.
  • Hold yourself accountable by roping in a close friend or a family member. When you are the only person aware of your purpose, you may allow it to slide.
  • Evaluate your progress at regular intervals. Creating milestones for this would be a good idea. This can give you invaluable inputs about achievements and setbacks and learn from them.

Concluding thoughts

Setting intentions can transform your life in the most incredible way. When you set intentions for manifesting, you are giving yourself a better chance at seeing your dream come true. 

When you have a purpose in life, you would be sure of every step of your journey instead of just going with the flow not knowing where it will lead you. You are more in control of what is happening in your life. 

Searching for more happiness and success? Look no further. Set an intention and live it.

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