Archive for the ‘Intention’ Category

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2009

As we start the New Year, making resolutions is a common choice. Christine Kane had a good series on choosing a “word for the year” instead and ended it today with a great post on resolutions and making a different choice:

Why Resolutions Don’t Work

The reason most resolutions don’t work is that they address only one level of your life.

The DO level.

It’s the DO-HAVE-BE model. It goes like this:

“I will DO this thing.” (i.e., Lose weight) “So I can HAVE this other thing” (Self-Esteem) and I can BE this thing. (Confident.)

Starting right now, however, we’re gonna turn that around. We’re going to start at a deeper level:

The “BE” level.

The best order for creating positive change in your life is the BE-DO-HAVE model. This means you start from the BE level. When you begin changing on the BE level of your life, then the DO level and the HAVE level follow effortlessly.

When you start only on the DO level, then the blocks on the BE level will often become the obstacles you can’t overcome.

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Election Day Vision

November 4, 2008

As we head into this presidential election day, everyone knows that at the end of the day there will be some people dancing for joy and others who are broken-hearted.  As I sat last night and filled out my mail-in ballot (which I’ll drop off today) I did a short visioning on this upcoming election and where we’re headed.  Was I going to be a dancer or a broken heart? And what came to me so clearly was to not worry so much about what’s going to happen on this fine election day but to hold the vision.  The vision of a “‘country’ that works for everyone”.

In my visioning  it came to me as pictures of prosperity and a happy family.   To me, the happy family was an especially potent symbol – I could see the USA as a big, huge, happy family.  Not a bunch of clones all agreeing with each other but a big diverse family with lots of cousins and married in’s, all respecting and loving one another even during the disagreements.   I could see us all getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner – the kids are running around chasing each other, some Aunts and Uncles in the kitchen laughing as they get everything together, others in the family room talking politics in an intense but loving way, yet some more just coming in the front door being met with cries of joy.  Everyone doing their own thing but still part of the whole.

Can you see it too?  Help me hold this vision – let’s create it together.  Close your eyes right now and see our whole country as one big happy, prosperous family.  See it, feel it, know it to be so.

And so it is.

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Change: Where to begin

May 3, 2007

Here’s an article by Christine Kane on what to do when you feel like you’d like to make a lot of changes in your life:
Where do you begin when you realize that you have so much to work on? Where do you begin when your business is in disarray and you’re tired? Where do you begin when your emotions keep sabotaging your progress? Where do you begin when you recognize that your health is out of balance?

Take Action in May
Christine Kane