I believe intentions are powerful and if you had to choose either setting an intention or not having anything at all, then an intention wins hands down. However, when it comes to intentions, from my experience in working with many clients over the past few years in coaching NOTHING beats inspiration – certainly not intentions. Inspiration is a level, way deeper and higher than intention. Here is how and why.
When I first started coaching, I used to ask clients to set an intention. The minute you ask someone to do this you are asking them to figure out something of what they will “set or do”. This to them feels clunky and a behaviour where they start to think about the outer or at times the external world to motivate themselves. In part it feels like “forcing” and is an external motivator.
However, when moving through coaching and then seeing inspiration ignited, I found they didn’t need an intention because inspiration is the magic elixir that vibrates and stems from within and when that is activated, baby, there is no stopping anyone because rather than trying to force something without to the within like an intention, inspiration is motivation from the within to the without and that is more powerful than anything.
When inspiration happens, people know intuitively “exactly” what they want to do, and when to do it. They don’t need to set an intention, their inner genie, inner spirit and inner soul has awakened, and their motivation factor is at an all-time high from themselves, not from anyone or anything outer. They don’t even need to be motivated because they have it and they get on with it.
When I see them in this moment it reminds me of this quote:
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anaïs Nin
That my friends, is why inspiration beats intention hands down. So next time your about to set an intention, rather ask yourself how to harness that magical elixir of inspiration instead!
Until next time.
Much love, light and blessings as always.
Rachel www.rachelwotten.com – Helping people live bodly and manifest a magical business and life