Last week I gave you a tip that helped you begin whatever it is you are going to create this year.
This week I’d like to follow up with another idea that will support you. This idea will help you have, be or do whatever it is your big heart desires.
The idea is this: Environment trumps intention.
Whatever it is that you are intending, it is of utmost importance that your environment supports you. Because regardless of what intentions you make, it is very possible that your environment will win out over your intention unless you make sure your environment supports your intention.
So…what does that mean exactly? This “environment” I speak of? Look around you, at the place you are spending most of your time, at the people you are spending your time with, and also at your own “internal environment” – emotional, spiritual, physical…space.
Is your physical environment—office, home, workspace, etc.—supportive of your goals and intentions?
For example: You want to attract a mate, but your home space supports a single lifestyle -one nightstand, one lamp, one pillow, one chair, and a table for one, etc. (and while we’re on this subject of being “single” – how would it feel to say you are “available” instead of “single”?)
Or perhaps you want to start a creative project but your workspace is cluttered, dusty, dark, or in some way just generally non-conducive to creativity or productivity.
You want to change your diet and lifestyle habits this year to create a healthier lifestyle, but the people you are spending most of your time with are not interested in living a healthier life.
I’m sure by now you are thinking of your own goals and intentions and seeing how your environment is measuring up.
It is so easy to say, IF.
“If I had a better office I would feel more productive.”
“If I had a mate I’d redecorate the space to be a nice environment for the two of us.”
“If some birds lived in my yard I’d put up a birdfeeder.” <— O_O
“When I get this, I’ll change that.
Here is the thing: the thing we want will show up easier if we make the space for it first.
I’m not suggesting anything big or dramatic. Just make a small tweak here or there. One small shift at a time. Find something doable, NOT something that goes on the to-do list! Something that you can do TODAY. You don’t have to clean the whole office, just clear out a drawer. You don’t have to completely change your diet and habits over night, just change one small thing today. You don’t have to redecorate your entire house as if you were now married…just make one small change today.
Start creating the environment that supports the you that you want to be this year.
One small change today. And then another tomorrow.
Start with that intention you wrote down last week, then ask yourself what kind of environment will support bringing that intention to fruition.
I know you can do it. I’d love to hear what small changes you’ve come up with and how you plan on implementing them today.
Love & Magic,
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