Tag Archives: power of intention

365 Challenge Day 250 – Intention

26 Mar

It’s funny that I’m debating about whether I should buy bird seed or not.

This weekend my yoga teacher told a story in the training and in class.  She went to visit her brother, and there were all sorts of birds and animals that came to his backyard all week.  She said it took her about five days to realize that he was feeding all of them and had about 24 bird feeders in his backyard!  (well, she tends to exaggerate, lets say he had a lot.)  This was such as powerful metaphor for her.  If you want birds, you have to put out the bird feeders.  She even quoted the Field of Dreams, “build it, and they will come”  (personally I thought that was a really stupid movie, but I like the quote.)

I’m thinking about that.  What are the areas in my life that I want something to happen, and I just need to create the right conditions for it to happen?

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365 Challenge Day 149 – Intention

16 Oct

40 Days to Personal Revolution – Day 39!!!

I want to share something  about the power of intention. A few months ago I went for hike in the woods, and a guy on the hike told me he was part of a rowing team. They met three times a week, practiced together, and then raced on the weekends. My immediate response was, “I wish I had a yoga team that would get me to practice three times a week!” At that time I was going to class very rarely. I imagined how motivating it would be to have a group who would be waiting for me to show up, and care whether I made it or not!!
Well, I did it!! Without even realizing what I was doing, or making the connection, I created that team, and that regular practice! I started the Personal Revolution group on FaceBook, friends joined, friends got other friends to join, and we’ve all been practicing and sharing or results.  It was only recently that I remembered the conversation and realized that my wish, which seemed completely random at the time, had come true!

Day 39? Awww.. I’m getting all nostalgic!!  Part of me is so ready for break, but part of me doesn’t want the group to end!!

Yoga: My yoga teacher kicked my butt at class tonight. I thought it was just me, that I must have been more tired than I realized, but then eventually figured out that the room was 5 to 10 degrees hotter than usual, and ujjiyi breathing was NOT happening, it was all mouth breathing tonight! My mat was near the door and there was a steady stream of people stepping out to get more water, or get a break, that doesn’t usually happen! Anyway, it was good!!
Meditation: Did 20, didn’t want to stop, did 10 more ; )
Food: Assorted vegan foods, all good, but my daughter caved and had a tuna sandwich and I was quite envious. Day after tomorrow…