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What seeds do you want to sow for 2019? Fall is not only the harvest, its time to sow.

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

Get templates here for writing out your 2019 goals.

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.

To make goal setting easy follow the Lunar Cycle Goal Setting steps on Inside Awareness Calendar
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

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Co-creating with Sacred Ceremony for Clearing and Manifesting Fresh Intentions

By Renee Lindstrom, August 10, 201520150810_121721-1

Clearing Space with Invocation

Why & When

Clearing space is different from clearing clutter in your home for the simple fact that space is intangible.  It fills up much like a room fills with junk, yet it is invisible, therefore unconscious.  Clearing ones space at home, office or property could benefit by following the four seasons following the  new moon.  It not four time a year, the second choice would be two times a year; fall into winter or spring into summer.   Finally if only once a year,  spring would be third choice.  However if there is a major rift, conflict or natural occurrence, this intentional clearing with invocation would benefit a transition.


Preparing a family or group for a clearing ceremony  I give reminders it is important to know what to fill the space up with. In a clearing ceremony that co-creates with spirit it is important to consider the wishes of the physical participants living or working in the space that you are clearing.    You may wish to have children take part by asking them what qualities they would enjoy filling their home with or the workers in your business.  However, it is important that you include only the people who are creating action physically in the particular space being cleared.   The purpose of clearing and manifesting for the real space is enriched by being present.  The purpose of clearing is to start fresh in the space for those experiencing it and having an openness to those of the past join in person if right, and for new life to enter.

If a focus is to recognize and honor the elders of the past,  one could place an item on the altar to represent the ancestors.   The statement to spirit could be that you are including your elders in the space you are holding, therefore stating  this is your cultural foundation.

It has two equally important parts that includes a focus of ones attention on the inner intention and outer manifestation.  It is book-ended with an opening and a closing.  The ceremonial clearing has five steps in three transitional stages.

Part One – Clarity of Intention

This is the mindful contemplation to clarify the qualities one is longing for.   Recommendation is to turn all thought patterns of what is not wanted into what is longed for.  Spirit cannot connect to what isn’t wanted especially when it is not in for the highest good of all.

If a home or office or other situations where you may not include all the participants, it is a holding of space for them with the highest good for all.  There are circumstances as a business owner or parent where all the needs of the group may be held in the qualities you are longing for.

Part Two – Ceremony

5 Steps for Sacred Ceremony for Clearing and Manifesting Fresh Intentions


#1.  Create an Alter 

This is  that start of connecting to spirit in a concrete way.  Placement of objects on an altar is a clear manifestation of the intentions of those attending the ceremony.  This altar is set up for this event and taken down afterwards ceremoniously.

#2.  Calling in Spirit

Calling in spirit with an invocation is made in an attitude of  heart-felt respect for all living thing and with spirit.  The purpose is for declaring the intention of the person, or group, that begins with a prayer and  declaration of intention.

#3.  Clearing

Clearing is the physical action to symbolically represent the groups connection to co-creating consciously with the intention of the ceremony and each other in community.

#4.  Filling Space Up

It is important to fill the freshly cleared space up with a traditional smoke or sound that would tap into earlier cultural traditions.  Like the objects on the altar to state the intention of manifestation , it is important to reflect this in the space and not to leave it empty.  Leaving the space empty without inner and outer connection creates a vacuüm that will be filled regardless of being consciously connected to it or not.

#5.  Giving thanks to Spirit

Ending the formal ceremony is important and is done back at the altar to give thanks to spirit and express gratitude’s.   This is done with an appreciative attitude in a way that proclaims it is done.  The intention is set and already in action – it is done and already happening.

If you are longing for more information on qualities, clearing techniques and ways to fill space up with intention or would like clearing guidance please inquire privately:

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