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Setting Intentions on a New Moon

December 31, 2013

Not only is it a fresh year with fresh possibilities, it is also a new moon ~ an opportune time in the moon cycle to set our sacred intentions. The January 1 new moon, called a super moon because of its powerful energy, gives us an exceedingly rare and doubly powerful canvas for birthing new visions and creating change and growth in our lives!

Rather than making a resolution (looking at a problem and resolving to fix it), I invite you to envision the new reality you want to create. Focus on clear and specific intentions for your life. Consider what you want to have, be or do that aligns with your soul’s purpose.

Here are three steps to guide you in the process:

  1. Find a quiet place and sit still. Practice some deep breathing to help you relax and let go. Quiet your mind by tuning out distractions and centering yourself in your heart. You can hold a favorite crystal, connect to a sacred text, light a candle or focus on something spiritual.
  2. Reflect on where you are on your path and the progress you have made to date. Create a specific list of positive intentions. As you write these on a sheet of paper, say each one out loud. Ask the Universe to guide and assist you with any corrections or changes in attitude that need to be made in order to manifest what is on your list. Visualize a white or golden light as each of your intentions are energized. Feel this energy in your heart.
  3. To complete the process, say a prayer of gratitude for the amazing potentials you have in this most precious life.

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  • Reply Monika Bobby November 19, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I really love this!
    Just came across the website + I’m absolutely hooked!
    This is a wonderful idea + as a new mama I’m going to try it instead of resolutions. ✨

    • Reply Natureal Mom November 20, 2017 at 9:03 pm


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