If you've attended one of my sound sessions, you will know that I will always ask the attendees to set an intention before we start.
Why do I do this?
I do it because intention setting has been proven to be one of the best and most powerful tools that you have in your toolbox when it comes to creating what you want.
Sound is powerful on its own but add intention to it and you've just jacked up the power immeasurably.
I've been personally using intention setting as part of my daily morning routine for a while now and sometimes even several times a day before certain events or meetings.
It's uncanny how things you intend just come to fruition. The more belief and grounded energy behind it, the more miraculous the outcomes.
There's even a scientific explanation for it. From a PubMed article on the Evidence about the power of intention" -
"The emission of light particles (biophotons) seems to be the mechanism through which an intention produces its effects. All living organisms emit a constant current of photons as a mean to direct instantaneous nonlocal signals from one part of the body to another and to the outside world. Biophotons are stored in the intracellular DNA. When the organism is sick changes in biophotons emissions are produced. Direct intention manifests itself as an electric and magnetic energy producing an ordered flux of photons. Our intentions seem to operate as highly coherent frequencies capable of changing the molecular structure of matter."
It's all just manipulation of light and frequencies via thoughts, baby!
In the 2007 book, The Intention Experiment by Lynne McTaggart, the science of intention was investigated. The author used cutting-edge research conducted at Princeton, MIT, Stanford, and other universities and laboratories to reveal that intent is capable of profoundly affecting all aspects of our lives.
In the book, William A. Tiller, a professor emeritus at Stanford University, argued: “For the last 400 years, an unstated assumption of science is that human intention cannot affect what we call physical reality. Our experimental research of the past decade shows that, for today’s world and under the right conditions, this assumption is no longer correct."
Just as intention setting is purposefully used for positive outcomes, you could inadvertently be creating things you don't want if you're not aware of your thoughts or what you are automatically geared to in your subconscious patterning.
This is why things like meditation and mindfulness are good practices to do on the reg. Being conscious and aware of your automated behaviours and thoughts can help steer you in the direction you actually want to go in by "flipping the script", instead of one that you don't and have no idea why you chose to begin with.
Want to make your intention setting more powerful?
Here's how I do it:
As you state your intention in the present tense (as if it's already happened), visualise your outcome in your minds eye (really see all the details of your ideal scenario) and finally, feel the emotions you would feel if it's already happened to add a rocket launcher of powerful energy behind it. Once you've done all of that, really felt it, seen it, touched it, tasted it (engaging all your senses brings it into reality sooner) and experienced it, let it go and allow the universal forces to do what they do best...follow your lead and your energy.
If you marry all of this together, do it often, I mean practice it daily, you'll start to see small things that you've intended come to fruition. The more small things happen as if by magic, the more you'll start to believe that you are indeed powerful enough to create your reality, equalling to more space and belief for the bigger things to be created.
Think of it as going to the gym for your creator muscle. The more you flex it, put it under a healthy amount of resistance, the stronger it gets.
Try it today with something small and see how you go. An example could be, "I lead with my heart in all situations today," or "When I notice my mind in the future or past, I quickly come back to the present moment, seeing the absolute beauty in it."
You are inherently powerful beyond measure. Putting something like setting intentions into practice will start to give a glimpse of just how much.