by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Did you know that fall is the best time to set your intention for 2019? If you organize your goals according to natures cycle, fall is the time to sow seeds and winter is the time to let them gather the nutrients they need to sprout the following spring. Winter is not the time to plant seeds? Unfortunately the goal setting habits are out of sync with natures rhythm. We have been taught to wait until after Winter Solstice to set our intentions for the coming year and to have a high expectation for achieving them immediately. There is no grace period for consideration or integration sometimes leading to self-criticism and depression.
What if you spent time now to consider your wishes for the coming season and give yourself time to refine them before you commit. Once you begin considering your dream, you begin to make room for them in your lifestyle without evening thinking about it. Making room for your dreams is actually a pattern of creating new habits. It’s not declaration!
So with this in mind here is a reminder of the nine life areas you may wish to consider as you begin reflecting to have balance. These are; wealth, fame, relationship, ancestors (1st family), health, creativity, knowledge, career and helpful people.
Nine Life Squares
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Knowledge includes; faith & spirit
Creativity includes; travel, adventure & children
Wealth includes; abundance
Health includes; home, fitness, diet
Fame is what you want to be recognized for
Helpful people are support in the community
Career is more than work, it include the essence of what you are known for in this life
Did you know goals start out as Intentions?
Your intentions for 2019 are not your goals. Your goals are what you create to achieve your intention. An example of this is a vision board. If your create a vision board this represents your intention. However if you don’t do anything different to manifest your dreams, they may not emerge. If you haven’t made room for your dreams they may not fit into your life easily.
Manifesting your intention is just like your clothes closet. If it’s too full nothing new can go in it. However if you clear the clutter it makes room for something new to enter.
Recently I have hosted a circle for women over 50 to explore finding love. We began with a vision board exploring the above nine life areas and what that means in finding a relationship. Not only have we been looking at making room in our life for a lover and how to maintain balance in these areas, we are considering if we are living our best life prior to manifesting a partner. After all, if we are not living it, we won’t attract it.
So whether you are looking for love or wanting social change in other areas you too can begin to focus on your intention which is simply another way of saying, becoming conscious to what is meaningful to you. Goals are then what you follow-up with!
n easy way with turning intention into goals is an 8 step pattern following the lunar calendar. Replace making goals the night before and then beating yourself up for not being accountable, explore a way of integrating intention into goals that are doable. Read more on these steps.
Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication, Empathy, Values Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015