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    Letting your INSPIRATION drive your Intentions

    Letting your INSPIRATION drive your Intentions

    I read an article recently that really dismissed the idea of setting and manifesting Intentions. It was clearly written by someone who was 1) frustrated by his inability to manifest (we've all been there) and 2) not truly understanding the way intention setting works.

    Let me clarify. 

    When we get introduced to Intention setting we're usually coming from a place of victimhood. Sometimes this is due to the way we grew up or the limiting beliefs of religion in general...

    As in, "I'm powerless. Some omnipotent force outside myself is making all the decisions for me, and I have no control over my life."

    As we begin to understand the power of Intention, we come to see we have not only choices, but an innate ability to control the direction our lives take by honing in on what we want and working with cultivating those energies on a daily basis. 

    And...it's really reasonable to then assume that if I want a new luxury automobile - I can manifest that. And if I put my energies into manifesting that new luxury automobile - eventually I will have it.

    There is nothing wrong with wanting and manifesting a new luxury car. Heck - manifest a dozen of them if you think that's what it's all about. 

    Don't get me wrong...wealth is GOOD. So many more things can be done by those who are successful and wealthy than can be done by those who are not...so embrace prosperity and abundance.

    But here's where we get off track...

    Inspired Intentions aren't usually guided by material things. 

    You see, true Intentions are created with the help of Inspiration.

    When we are truly inspired it comes from the divine inside of us - not the ego which is limiting - but the part of us that has the capacity to believe/KNOW infinite possibility.  

    Materially, I may want to manifest a luxury automobile...but what does that mean I want emotionally/energetically in my life? What feelings are Inspired in me when I think about my new luxury automobile?

    I want to feel like I got it going on. I want to be driving a status symbol - which makes me feel (potentially) wealthy, safe, like I made it, confident, strong, sexy...you name it. 

    Intentions inspired by Inspiration that focus on feeling rather than material end results help the Universe to provide you with infinite situations, circumstances, and opportunities that will then give you what you want to feel. 

    At that point you just have to be aware enough to say, "Yes." 

    If I can manifest hundreds of ways to feel wealthy, safe, like I made it, confident, strong, sexy - that luxury automobile might not seem as powerful. Instead of "putting on the coat" of all these things, I am these things. There's a difference. 

    That luxury automobile then becomes just one of hundreds of things that exist in my life that make me feel all the inspired things I want to feel. 

    Inspired Intentions come from a place of creativity, a place of holiness, the divine, a void where infinite possibilities always dwell. 

    So as you set your Intentions, reach inside, ask what inspires you? What do you want to feel? What could your life look like if your wildest dreams (Inspirations) came true?

    Use this as your starting guide and let us know how it's going.

    We're always rooting for you!

    Namaste

    How To Write An Intention Statement

    How To Write An Intention Statement

    What exactly is an Intention Statement?

    It's just what it sounds like – a clearly written expression of your intention.  When you write something down it forces you to really think about, and then articulate EXACTLY what you want to manifest. It also helps you to explore what you really mean when you state your intention.

    An Intention Statement will also help you to understand yourself on a deeper level, reinforce accountability, and affirm your belief in your own potential.

    Good Intention Statements are usually brief, extremely clear, and inspiring. They describe a new way of being.

    Here are some helpful tips for writing Intention Statements:

    1. State Only What You Want

    An Intention Statement should never focus on what you don't want. A simple example of this is a statement like, "I attract partners who treat me well," as opposed to "I avoid partners who are bad for me." In the realm of finance, it's the difference between "I no longer worry about money," and "I am financially abundant." 

    2. Write In Present Tense - As If It's Happening Right Now

    The idea here is that if you speak and act as if it's already happening right now, you align yourself with that vibration (Law of Attraction), and you can't help but manifest it. Use words like "am" and "feel." Using a future tense makes your intention live in the future, which will never be now. Statements like "I am healthy" and "I feel joy" are rooted in the now.

    3. Focus on the Feeling

    Getting to the feeling of your Intention is SUPER IMPORTANT! What it usually does is help you take a simply stated intention like "I have a great job," which covers just a small piece of what you want and cultivates out the real desire – the feeling you'll have when you have a great job. "I have a great job," becomes "I am fulfilled, stimulated, and successful."

    4. Check for words like "Try" and "Could"

    Words like "try," "might," and "could" are hedging words that can inject a hesitancy or uncertainty into your statement. If you compare "I try to be present with my partner," with "I am present with my partner," you can really understand the difference. Don't focus on striving towards something, but rather focus on BEING the thing you want to be. 

    5. Make It Believable

    If you have no way of believing your Intention Statement – if the leap is so far from where you are and every time to say it you have to keep yourself from rolling your eyes – it's not a good intention for you (YET).  If it feels like a fantasy, ask yourself how can you modify it to something you can get behind 100%. Use words like "I'm willing" or "I'm open"  to inch yourself closer to the big intention you will set once you're sure you can accomplish the smaller one.  "I am married to my absolute soulmate" becomes "I am open to meeting my soulmate." 

    6. Gratitude SUPER CHARGES Intention (and LIFE)

    When writing your Intention Statement using gratitude to start it matches you with the feeling right off the bat. It's like being halfway there when you start – the rest is easy. For example, if I wanted to set the intention that "I am surrounded by people who really care about me," I can amplify my statement with "I am so grateful for my two best friends, and I am surrounded by others who love me."

    As always we're rooting for you and are here to answer any questions you might have in crafting your perfect Intention Statement.

    Give it a shot and let us know how it goes in the comments below!

    Namaste

    You are enough and we know it

    You are enough and we know it

    One of the most influential rules of selling anything is to tell your consumer that something is scarce...that there isn't enough of it and YOU need to buy it right now before it's too late.

    It's the principle of scarcity, and it's a lie.

    You see it everywhere from Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccinos to Groupon to Orbitz (only a few flights left at this price!) – to even us , SoulKu. Yes, it's true we've used scarcity to sell our Super Power necklaces. Although there are actually only a limited number every month, scarcity shouldn't be used to sell something of positive energetic property – it's just not in alignment with what we're trying to do in the world.

    The principle of scarcity is motivating to us on a level that is deep inside our DNA. A level that is very basic and all about fear for our own survival. It goes hand and hand with ideas like; "More is better," (it's not actually) and "That's just the way it is," (is it? Really?).

    We've taken a good hard look at this tactic for selling and feel it's not only wrong, but it's immoral. Because in reality, scarcity isn't even real.  

    Scarcity was made up to frighten and control you, and it's time we stopped being fooled and started questioning these ideas that feel like they make up the fabric of our commerce. 

    Scarcity brings up words like uncertainty, competition, desperation, mistrust, misery, hoarding, blame, war, death. Not good words. Not words we want associated with SoulKu.

    SoulKu isn't about lack or limitation. SoulKu is about abundance, collaboration, trust, sharing, responsibility, peace, and life. It's about sufficiency and living from a place of "enough-ness." 

    In 2019 and beyond, we want to make a commitment to you that we will only foster sufficiency at SoulKu, and we will leave the principle of scarcity behind. 

    This will allow us all to look deeply at the idea that appreciation for what we have is the beating heart of sufficiency. When I truly appreciate all that I have, it's enough. This is a place of absolute power, and from this place I don't "need" anything someone is trying to sell me. I am full. I am enough. I am whole.

    This may seem like an odd thing to share with you - AND yet it is our deepest desire to be in service to you – to support you, to empower you, and to help you recognize that when we are all enough, when we understand that we have enough, the world will be healed.  

    We're rooting for you and us, always and in all ways.
    Namaste

    Healing the Enemy Within (Or how to break up with Camilla)

    Healing the Enemy Within (Or how to break up with Camilla)

    "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you." -African Proverb

    In the past few months, I've come the to realization that there is a still a part of myself (maybe 10%) that I don't fully love and accept.

    I'm sharing this to try to be helpful to you. It's my belief that if we don't face ourselves with honesty we can't ever really move forward and experience all the wonderful that life has to offer. 

    It's astounding and heartbreaking to me that at this late stage in the game (I'm 47 now) and after what seems like a lifetime of seeking and self discovery, that somewhere inside me is still a diabolical voice that says, "You are not a good person." 

    This is how I figured it out; several months ago, someone fairly close to me insinuated that I wasn't a good person. It wasn't said directly, it was wrapped in a number of insulting comments, and my subconscious grabbed on to them and allowed the insinuation to hurt me. It quietly betrayed me and fully agreed. 

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    AWE Yourself in 2018

    AWE Yourself in 2018

    I was discussing the Jewish New Year celebration and High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with a friend yesterday and while this happens in September it exploded in my heart and really inspired me around Intentionally Creating my New Year NOW.

    She explained it this way:

    "Rosh Hashanah is the New Year so it's a party - you eat apples and honey to set a sweet New Year. Then you reflect for the next 10 days. It's like 10 days of repentance. You think about your "sins" and promise to do better. 

    Then, you fast on Yom Kippur to create a sort of clean slate for the year ahead. Yom Kippur actually means 'Day of Atonement." You start the year off ready to be a better person and learn from your mistakes."

    She also mentioned that some people call Yom Kippur The Day of Awe. This is what really set my soul on fire.

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