Are you ready for something different? Intention Setting 2021

Are you ready for something different? Intention Setting 2021

 

In This Episode:

As we move into 2021, it has become evident that we need to get clear on the direction we want to go as individuals. There are so many influences tempting us to act on our baser instincts that if we don’t know who we are and how we want to show up in the world, we get sucked into the drama around us. In this episode, we explore intention setting to live meaningfully and consciously in the coming year.

1. What is your Intention? (Spiritual Level)

This is the ‘What’ of the equation. Think of intention as the quality of experience you want most in your life. For example, being in a state of gratitude or feeling in balance. This intention is the calibration of your ideal state of being. We create this short phrase or single word with the understanding that we won’t always reach it, but it gives us a touchstone to connect to regularly. It is a big-picture or soul-level desire that encompasses the experience we would like to bring into being. Intentions are not detail-driven, because they don’t have to be. It is through this intention that we create an agreement with ourselves and the universal consciousness.

2. Why is this intention important to you? (Mental & Emotional Level)

This is the ‘Why’ of the equation. We often hear about SMART goals – specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and timely. These certainly have their place, but in this model, we are seeking an experience or a state of being. So rather than focusing only on the outcomes, we are asking ourselves why this intention is valuable to us? Another way to look at it is by asking – what does my intention have to offer me? This is the essence of mindful living. 

For example, if your aim is balance, then ask yourself, why do I want the experience of balance? What does this intention afford me? For this, we need to examine when our lives seem most out of balance. Is your work schedule too hectic? Do you tend to be an emotional eater? What experiences would balance offer you? You may realize that your goal is to learn boundaries, to say no to things you don’t have time for, or maybe it is the feeling of self-worth that lends itself to more balanced choices. If gratitude is your intention, perhaps it is the experience of abundance rather than lack or a sense of optimism rather than focusing on the negatives.

In this step, it serves us to do a little bit of root digging. Meaning, it is an opportunity to look at the underlying motivations around our current choices. I like to use the playful why. Hmmm.. that’s interesting? Why did I come home and eat that pint of ice cream? What was going on in my life today? Too much stress…bad fight with the spouse, etc.? Another way to approach it is to look at what your typical New Year’s resolution would be. If your resolution was to be to lose 10lbs, what does that 10lbs symbolize? e.g., self-worth, self-trust, boundaries. You get the idea.

3. How do you get that experience? (Physical Level)

This is the ‘How’ of the equation. These are the action steps you take to have the experience that is in alignment with the other two steps. This is when you get down to the real details. These action steps should be small acts of personal power that you can follow through on. If gratitude is your intention, and you’re looking for a more profound sense of abundance or inner peace, then maybe one of your action steps is to have a gratitude journal or to stop yourself once a day to take a breath and list five things you are grateful for in that moment. Action steps allow the expression of your intention and will enable you to have the experiences you named in #2. Every time we follow through on an action step, we build personal power. This power allows us to transmute and transcend behaviors and circumstances. It is the power of now. Start with thinking about three of the easiest ways you can change your behavior in alignment with your intention. 

Podcast Links:
IOWASCA by Heavily Indicated 
Yoga with Adrienne 
Andrew Martin January Energy Transmission

 

Meet Your Animal Guides Meditation

Meet Your Animal Guides Meditation

This guided meditation is part of the Messages from Your Animal Guides group in the Chaos & Light Community. This meditation invites you to meet two of your animal guides and receive the messages that they have for you at this time.

What are Animal Guides?

Sometimes called spirit animals, animal guides are magical messengers that guide us as we walk our spiritual path. Learning to work with them can enrich your life and assist you in your conscious evolution.  As humans, we sometimes forget that we are part of the natural world. We too are animals. As we learn to tune into the subtleties of nature there are many beautiful energies to explore that can expand our idea of what is possible.

 

Music credit by meditative https://audiojungle.net/item/meditati

Photo credit Canva.com

Andrew Martin on Embracing Our True Nature

Andrew Martin on Embracing Our True Nature

In This Episode:

How do we use the gifts we have been given? What about if you don’t have one thing that gets you up in the morning, but many? Some feel from a young age that they have been called to be and do something very specific, others feel they have many callings and have a hard time focusing on just one. Andrew tells us, “It doesn’t matter what you do; it’s how you do it. It is about expression.” In this episode, we explore what embracing your whole self looks like and how we do it even when the people around us might not understand. We also examine the challenges of finding your voice in the age of social media. And why the integration of personal history is an essential process for the artist and stepping into your potential.

Time Stamps

Divine Spectacle 0:00

Interview Andrew Martin 6:50

It’s Worth Your Time 29:26

Links:

Andrewmartin.energy

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

About the Guest:

Andrew Martin is a highly attuned Energy Intuitive and Personal Transformation Guide. A series of transcendent and clairaudient experiences beginning in 1995 and climaxing in 2012, left him suddenly awakened and on an accelerated path of expansion and evolution.

His ability to take high level, often abstract spiritual knowledge and make it practical and accessible is bringing revolutionary insight to the world. His humorous, compassionate, and down to earth approach assists people in creating powerful, lasting, changes. His work is the catalyst for life-altering shifts and transformation.

Surrender into Love

Surrender into Love

This meditation takes you through Earth Breathing, a grounding technique that connects you to the earth. And then asks you to connect with universal love in your chakra. This guided meditation is part of a weekly Living Light Meditation gathering in the Chaos & Light Community

Love & Healing frequencies provided by http://www.gorillasoundimaging.com/
Music credit Nikita-kit
Photo credit Canva.com

Love Meditation Script

Copyright Angela Levesque 2020 For your personal use only.

Today we are going to move past personal love. The love that is to, love from, love with, and move into universal love. Love that has no conditions, no pre-text, no explanation.

So in a seated position, I want you to begin breathing deeply into your belly. Letting the belly expand and become soft on the in-breath. And letting it gently fall back toward the spine on the out-breath.

Continue this for a few moments until you bring your presence fully into your body.

Earth Breathing Technique

(do not read this title aloud, can be used separately)

Now I want you to begin just focusing on the out-breath alone. Breathe in naturally at your own rhythm and pace and only focus on the exhalation. On the exhalation, I want you to see if you can move your breath down through the body and out the soles of the feet.

Breathe in and on the out-breath, move the breath down the body through the soles of the feet and into the earth. Do this for a few moments.

Pause

Continue to focus on the out-breath but now I want you to think of that breath as energy and as you move the breath through the body, on the exhalation, let that breath and energy sweep anything that is ready to be released, let it move down the body and out the soles of the feet.

Letting the earth receive anything that is no longer needed or serving your mind, body or soul. Knowing that earth holds the frequencies to neutralize anything you release to her.

Pause

Okay, now we are going to continue to have awareness of the out-breath, but we are also going to pay attention to our in-breath as well.

As we inhale now we are going to draw the earth’s energy up into the body, bringing with it any light, frequencies and intelligence that the body requires for harmony and balance.

And on the out-breath letting the breath move back out the soles of the feet and into the earth.

Drawing the earth’s energy up and into the body on the in-breath and moving the breath and energy back into the earth on the out-breath.

Continue this to a point of equilibrium. That is until the energy you are moving feels in balance between what is coming in and what is going out.

(End of Earth Breathing Technique)

Now from this perfectly balanced state, we are going to release that and move our focus into the heart. All we are going to do for the next few moments is hold our focus in the heart chakra in the center of the chest.

Letting the area soften and expand with the breath.

As as you continue to keep your attention and awareness in your heart center, I want you to begin breathing in and out of your heart. You may notice as you do this that the etheric heart begins to expand, bringing the awareness of the heart outside of the physical body.

Focus on the expansion of the energetic heart. The heart is a conduit for intelligence. It is more than a feeling, or frequency it is an intelligence that is our natural state of being.

Continue to breathe in and out of the heart.

Pause

Now as you continue to breathe in and out of the heart, I want you to say the word Love to yourself on the in-breath. Connect to the word as you breathe it in. And on the out-breath, I want you to surrender to it. Let it passively fill all layers of the physical and energetic body.

Now, this isn’t the love with conditions or story, it is Universal Love. It is the love that has been explored by sages and wisdom keepers throughout time. This love is our natural state of being.

So on the in-breath, letting the word Love fill you up and expand your being as you breathe it in. And on the out-breath, letting yourself release and surrender into the sensation and be bathed in its intelligence.

Let’s just continue this for a few minutes.

When and if it feels natural to you to let go of this, or when you feel like you’ve received what you needed from the practice, just sit for the remaining time following the breath.

Long Pause

When you feel you have received what you needed release the visualization.

Just take a moment to hold gratitude in your heart space. Sending gratitude to anyone in your life that arises with this intention.

Pause

And when you are ready, take a few deep breaths connecting you to your body and the room around you.

Feeling the body as it makes contact with the floor or chair beneath you.

Take a minute to wiggle your fingers and toes. Bringing your full awareness and attention to the room you are in.

Now opening your eyes, aware and alert.

This meditation has come to a close.

The Warrior, Anchor and Visionary

The Warrior, Anchor and Visionary

In this episode, Angela Levesque explores the Warrior, the Anchor & the Visionary. Different roles emerging from different perspectives in our current paradigm. All of them valuable and all of them necessary. We also explore the difference between conscious and unconscious chaos and why this idea of destruction and dismantling our system using our current approaches will only lead to more of the same power dynamics. If we want to create a new world, we fundamentally need to operate from a different story of power with instead of power over.

 

 

Episode Summary

  • Divine Spectacle

    • In this segment, we take a deep dive into the current power dynamics that underpin our dominant narratives. Using the framing of stories, structures, and systems we uncover that all attempts to dismantle the system without challenging the story and the zero-sum power dynamics that exist within it, are just doomed to repeat the cycle. The idea of conscious and unconscious chaos is also explored noting that destruction is only one aspect of chaos, we also need to embrace the void aspect and its importance in giving rise to new stories, structures, and systems. The path to any change occurs not from being in resistance to a dominant system but by making the current one irrelevant.
  • Sacred Mind

    • In this segment, we look at the different roles that one might play in bringing in a new paradigm. We look at the warrior, the anchor, and the visionary. None is more important than the other, each person needs to assume the role to which they are called.
  • It’s Worth Your Time

Nihilism, Liminality and Our Passage Through 

Nihilism, Liminality and Our Passage Through 

Rites of passage have been an important part of many religious and spiritual communities. These transitions have been celebrated and revered as sacred rituals that move the individual into new states of being. Perhaps this moment in time is our collective rite of passage. In this episode, we look at the three stages, where we are collectively, and how we can embrace this moment as a necessary one in our transition to new ways of being.

Resources:

The Portal Eric Weinstein with Ryan Holiday
Coronavirus, Enlightenment, and the Planetary Transition by Jordan Bates