My friend and yoga teacher passed this snippet along to me, and of all the tidbits she commonly shares, this one definitely stands out. I’ve found great strength in these nine little words. Whether I’m thinking about my dharma, or if I’m fearful and anxious about what’s to come along the winding road of life, I close my eyes, stop and think “that which we give our energy to, we empower.”
The law of attraction states that the energy we put out into the world through our thoughts, words, actions and ideas, ultimately comes back to us in that same energetic form. If we choose to think negatively, then we negatively empower our intentions. If we choose to think positively, then we positively empower our intentions.
It’s that simple.
So, with that in mind, I sat down and mapped out three areas of my life that I’d like to empower with positive intentions.
1. Writing: I have always found great joy in writing and sharing my thoughts, feelings and experiences. In the long run, I’d like to continue to cultivate my skills as well as grow my outreach. There is something so thrilling about sitting down each day, taking the time to formerly gather my thoughts and present them in a way that is accessible to most people. Which leads me to #2…
2. Teaching: One of my intentions for the New Year is to deepen my yoga practice with more study so that I can become a better teacher. This includes researching areas of interest, exploring different theories and philosophies, trying new practices, and studying with different teachers. I’ve already started the year off by plowing through some new books and most recently, studying with Sri Dharma Mittra for a session. I’m an over doer by nature, so the other part of this intention is to not be overzealous in my attempt to learn as much as I can. I’m taking things as productively as possible in order to process all that I’m learning.
As one of my favorite yogi tea sayings states, “To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.”
3. Relationships: This is an area I think we should all work to empower, whether we think they are already strong or not. It is my aim to be the best friend, sister, daughter, lover, teacher, student, etc., that I can be. With a strong, supportive community behind me, I know I can move mountains, and plan to plow ahead in manifesting all that I set out to do.
So now, I ask you. What things are you working to empower and how are you going about doing so?