Category Archives: Inspired Action

Holding your vision all year long

Let’s welcome 2017 and embrace possibilities! Another milestone, and another year to create long lasting changes, and magical shifts in your life. Dreaming, and attracting what you would like to create into witnessing its evidence when it comes to fruition isn’t just for New Year resolutions.

Envisioning your dreams, focusing on your intentions, and taking inspired action to create a better reality and life, is not just limited to resolutions or “setting your intentions” at the beginning of the year. Progress and momentum happens with all the small steps you take in each moment, becoming aligned with what you desire, and deciding where to focus your attention, intention, and energy. It takes clarity, choice, intention, deliberate focus, attention, and vision — all year long! Holding your vision throughout the little moments that are embedded in each day, the week, month, and year is where the practice begins. Holding your vision, and returning to what you really want wherever you can, offers consistency, creates new neural pathways in your brain, builds positive habits, and sparks momentum.

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Envisioning your ideal life using each moment to bring what you desire. An element, a piece, an aspect of the vision you hold dear to you heart. Create habits by integrating daily, weekly, and monthly rituals, or ceremonies. (Check out my previous post on “Creating a Spiritual Practice” to learn more: https://intentiongroups.com/2016/01/28/creating-a-spiritual-practice-intention-wellness-ritual/

Let’s not forget to add commitment. Decide in this moment, right now, that you will commit to yourself, and your dream fulfillment journey. How will 2017 unfold for you? However you desire. What will you bring to 2017, and allow to magnetize your way?

Contemplating 2017…

What do you desire to attract into your life, shift, improve, change, or release?

What’s calling for you to learn? Resolve? Be fulfilled?

Who would you like to surround yourself with this year? What types of people? What qualities do they hold and express?

What qualities would you enjoy embodying?

What experiences would enrich or improve your life?

What opportunities can you offer yourself that would provide personal growth?

How can you help others this year?

What issues are important for you to advocate for?

Remember that throughout the year, you always have an opportunity to course correct. In each moment, you can pause, stop, and reset, to bring the vision and energy of what you prefer, instead of what is dragging you along, or down. Check in with yourself – your inner self, your heart. Ask in each moment what you need. What does your heart need? Decide on the direction you need to go based on how you feel. As what you desire flows your way, if it is indeed what you intended, and held your vision for, continue in that direction. If not, like any wise ship’s captain, if you’re not headed where you want to go, change course, and correct your navigation. With intentions, your inner navigation provides the best guidance. Focus on building, creating, and improving your new life in this new year; one moment at a time. From one inner nudge to the next.

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If you’re ready to use this New Year as your launching point, and desire some extra encouragement, or guidance, I’m available for private intention coaching. My coaching programs are tailored to your desires, needs, and intentions. Bring your authentic self, your dreams, and ideas for what you would like to shift and change. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ll begin with where you are. I’ll bring my experience, inspiration, and magical motivation to support your intention magnetization progress. With tools, techniques, intention mentorship, and a sprinkle of empowered accountability, we’ll walk this deliberate creation path together.

As an Intention Coach, and Intention Group Facilitator, I draw upon seven years of guiding participants of the intention groups through the magnetization of intentions, and dream fulfillment process. With practitioner certifications in both Law of Attraction and Theta Healing, I also integrate Law of Attraction, Law of Resonance, mindfulness, and other modalities to enhance your intention journey. For more info, message me, or visit my website for testimonials: www.melissacurtin.com. If you’re not in my local area, stay tuned for my “Awaken & Magnetize Your Intentions” e-course series that will be available soon!

~Melissa

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Mind Mapping Intentions

Are you a list maker, doodler, visionary, and dreamer? Do you love brainstorming, creating relationships between ideas, and expressing creativity? Mind Mapping is a fun and engaging tool that fits well with intention work and envisioning possibilities.

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Mind Maps are a creative activity where you can heart- and brainstorm your ideas, and bridge both the left and right brain hemispheres. The mindmapping process allows for fresh ideas, insight, and intuition to guide you as you fill in your Mind Map. Mind Maps are a visual representation of your ideas presented in a non-linear, free thinking and free flowing, yet logical, and organized format.

Mind Maps are similar to organizational flow charts with roots in business and project planning. They are often integrated in business and educational applications for brainstorming, problem solving, and expanding upon ideas. Mind Maps are also beneficial for generating ideas, note-taking, studying, organizing, classifying and sequencing info, interpreting dreams, planning writing projects, visualizing, memorizing, and making decisions. Mind Maps can be applied in unlimited and boundless ways across numerous industries, careers, and fields.

Business Dictionary defines Mind Maps as a: “Graphical technique for visualizing connections between several ideas or pieces of information. Each idea or fact is written down and then linked by lines or curves to its major or minor (or following or previous) idea or fact, thus creating a web of relationships. Mind Maps were developed by the UK research Tony Buzan in his 1972 book, “Use Your Head”…Like other mapping techniques its purpose is to focus attention, and to capture and frame knowledge to facilitate sharing of ideas and concepts.”

http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/mind-mapping.html

Wikipedia’s definition describes Mind Maps this way: ​”A Mind Map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map

Connecting Mind Maps to Intentions: 

For intentions, Mind Maps can:

  • Help you clarify intentions
  • Heart/brainstorm ideas
  • Explore possible paths and new directions
  • Reveal inspired action steps
  • Be a catalyst for change
  • Discover your passion, interests and what excites you
  • Uncover blocks and resistance
  • Highlight feelings, perceptions and energy
  • Help to identify and solve problems, and uncover issues
  • Provide an opportunity to course correct or ask for help and support
  • Inform choices, help make decisions, and more.

Mind Mapping Intentions…

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Begin with an intention, central idea, theme, topic, your core values, or any area or issue of focus in the center of the page. As ideas, and subtopics emerge, add branches to connect your ideas and subtopics with lines, words, inspirations, short phrases, pictures, and symbols. Dress your Mind Map up with color, designs, and personalize with your own style. Allow your ideas to flow. Let go and enjoy the process!

Using Mind Maps for an intention exploration tool may illuminate the next inspired action step to take, or which direction to follow. Your completed Mind Map also serves as a potential outline or guide for following through on tasks, defining goals, and creating lists.

Would love to hear how Mind Mapping assists your intention process, inspires change and opens up the possibilities. For more in depth information on Mind Maps, I recommend Buzan’s book, “The Ultimate Mind Map Book.”

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There are an abundance of free Mind Map templates available online through the Google “images” search tab, and found with standard keyword research using any search engine. You can search for keyword combinations on the areas you are interested in, like “Mind Maps and health” or “Mind Maps and business” or “Mind Maps and project planning” or simply, “Mind Maps” to get ideas from existing diagrams and styles. There are also several amazing digital Mind Map apps available for free or minimal cost. Here are a few links to get you started:

http://thinkbuzan.com

https://mindnode.com/

http://www.mindmeister.com/

Inspired Action

“Inspired Action” is a term commonly tossed around the Law of Attraction, spiritual and personal development communities. “Inspired Action” is a helpful and effective tool within our intention journey. Here is one way to approach inspired action to better understand its relevance.

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We have our intentions, our dreams, desires, visions, and deepest soul cravings. We set those intentions, provide a space for them to manifest, integrate our tools, hold the energetic individually, and collectively (if you are in a group) for them to manifest. You continue to gain clarity, welcome expansion, and shift for those intentions to materialize, come forth into the physical.

Does it stop there? No. Do we just wait for them to “come true” and appear from the ethers, or just have wishful thinking? Not exactly. Yes, incredible miracles and instant manifestations occur. But wishful thinking alone is not always effective or reliable. We are co-creators in creating our realities and fulfilled lives. Here’s where “Inspired Action” enters the intention scene.

Our intentions are dreams are fabulous. Vibrant. Alive. Full of new possibilities, imagination, and our limitless visions. We emanate and put out our energies and desires to ourselves, each other, the universe – in many forms: writing, vocalizing, thought patterns, showing up with our focus and attention, clarity, practicing our tools, holding our visions, etc. In return, we receive an energetic match in a variety of forms congruent with what we are transmitting out. One of those matches is INSPIRATION. New ideas, signs and messages come our way, and our higher self emerges through insight, intuition, dreams, through other people, synchronicities and more. Are you tuned in?

So what is inspired action given this framework?

Receiving an inspiration to do something, – like a fresh idea or next step. Inspiration comes in endless forms from a nudge to make a phone call, receiving a call/email/message that results in inspiration, doing research on a topic, a pull to visit with a friend, to drive somewhere new, or a flash of insight or revealed layer of what action to move on. Taking action on this very inspiration is what is referred to as “Inspired Action”. Inspiration leading to action. It’s “easy and effortless” and moves you toward what you want. This is not just action. It’s allowing the steps to come to you and being inspired to take the steps, to take action in the direction of your dream, vision or intention.

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Inspiration is a glimpse, a message, and insight from within ourselves and divine guidance. It could be a sign to help create that next step for you. Some are obvious, some subtle. If you are aware, and practice, you may recognize and even seek them.

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For the inspirations that come through, there’s a natural process of taking you closer if you are willing to take action based on them. The inspirations are the little stones along the path that are going to take you closer to manifesting what you want. Some very well may be the stones on your path to line up to the next layer.

For the inspirations that come through, there’s a natural process of taking you closer if you are willing to take action based on them. The inspirations are the little stones along the path that are going to take you closer to manifesting what you want. Some very well may be the stones on your path to line up to the next layer.

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So take inspired action if you are inspired, feel good, feel an increase in energy, uplifted, or if you receive a hunch or push to do something connected to your intention. That may be an indicator to move in that direction, if you feel that is the best direction for you. That little step may not seem like a big deal now, but you add 10 or 100 of them up, -small or monumental – all of a sudden you have a walkway or pathway of cobblestones of these stones, and your path is built one stone at a time, one step at a time.

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These inspired action steps will align you along your path. There may be gaps in between inspirations. That’s more than ok. Some inspirations are close together, while others are far apart, curvy, straight, small or create a large step, or maybe a half a step. You are creating movement from inspiration surrounding your intentions.

Listen to your intuition and inspiration. Check in with yourself. Be open to receiving the inspirations. Be ready to take inspired action from a trusting, non fear-based place. If it feels right, follow the guidance. Follow the inspiration. If it does not feel quite right, rest where you are at, and wait for clarity. Take an inspired action step when you’re ready. When taking inspired action – things will naturally move and shift into the direction of your intention with ease. You become a co-creator with the universe. You are doing your part in the energy flow. Show up with your inspired action steps, and be a catalyst to magnetize whatever it is you would like to create.