Set a clear intention before meditation.

Set a clear intention before meditation.

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Before beginning any meditation practice, it is helpful to connect your conscious and unconscious mind with a clear intention. You can do this by simply whispering words that help you feel more calm and empowered.

It is best to trust your own intuition, your inner guidance, on what needs to be said. When we speak words of intention out loud, it gives us an opportunity to practice transmuting thoughts into matter – a very practical skill.

An example:

I ask for guidance and receive guidance; To think thoughts to serve the highest good; Take action to serve the highest good; Evolve beliefs, habits, routines, skills, and relationships to serve the highest good; Work to serve the highest good, play to serve the highest good; Rest to serve the highest good, rejuvenate to service the highest good; Meditate to serve the highest good.

Call it prayer, affirmation, invocation, therapeutic poetry, or whatever else you wish. At a minimum, it helps you feel more calm and empowered. Simply set your intention and speak it out loud before entering into meditation. If it may feel awkward or uncomfortable, and that's ok. Find the words that help you feel most calm and empowered, and express them.