Intentions of the Soulful Heart

heartTraditionally, the beginning of the New Year brings our attention to create change or look into other possibilities to enhance our lives. Are you someone who consciously thinks about making new plans to make this year more prosperous, more fulfilling, or simply more enjoyable? And how would you go about doing so? Setting intentions, making resolutions, something else? There is no right or wrong in how you go about it; it is simply about what you feel called to do, and the commitment you make to yourself to bring your dreams and aspirations into your reality. And of course, allowing the process to unfold by practicing patience.

Whatever that something is, in order to manifest what we really want, we may need to know what it looks like, smells like, taste like, sounds like, and how it feels…and all without limiting ourselves or the outcome. From a spiritual perspective, we are encouraged to use our creative imagination in order to see ourselves living and BEING that dream, aspiration or anything else we may want to manifest. For if we can see it, we can BE it. Remember, everything we can imagine and more can come into our reality through our thoughtful Intentions, imaginations and visualizations. How so? Simply stated, Thoughts are Things…and again, what we can see, we can BE.  I believe that every thought is an Intention whether we have entertained it on a conscious or subconscious level. We are invited therefore to be mindful of our thoughts and create focused and mindful Intentions. It begins in Mind…or does it?

morning-light-fantasy-vladimir-kholostykhWhen we set an Intention to live more from our Authentic Nature, we will begin to know what it is we really want to manifest and experience in this lifetime. We will begin to feel guided. We will begin to feel this from the depths of our Soul or Soulfulness…as we are Souls. We will begin to realize that perhaps some if not all of our dreams were placed in our hearts before we were born into our physicality…and that we are merely remembering them. We will begin to understand that we came here to this level of our expression with a Divine Purpose that serves our own evolution and the evolution of us all.

It is from our Soul Level that we will feel those divine urges to move in directions we may not even recognize are a part of who we are. This is because we can only understand our lives from a sense of who we “think” we are. This sense of self comes from what we have been conditioned to be from the time we were conceived and born into our physicality. There is no other way to grow into our wholeness. And there is no right or wrong. That is our life in our humanity. Remember, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are therefore subject to all the memes, traditions and environmental influences that create our existence.  It is a natural process of our growth.

It is only when we begin to feel that there is more, that we will continue to remember the truth of who we really are by being more open to infinite possibilities. And we will begin to set mindful Intentions that are in harmony with our truth. We will begin to integrate the Intentions of our Mind with the Soulful calling of our Heart. We are all on a journey of remembering who we are on a Soul Level and to express ourselves in alignment with what we have come here to do and share with other Souls.

We have been given clues into our individual Authenticity and perhaps our ultimate purpose from the time we were young children. We need only to1325715-bigthumbnailabstraqctdesktopnexus look back and remember the things we enjoyed doing. For example, did you like to draw, paint, or make things out of clay? Did you like to sing, dance, or play an instrument? Did you ever pretend to be a teacher? Did you like to write? Did you like sports? What were you particularly good at? What were you really passionate about? What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you have a vivid imagination?  And if so, where did your imagination take you?

Do any of the things mentioned above resonate with you? Are you doing any of these things in some form today? Or did any of these things lead you into something greater than you may have imagined for yourself? Does it bring you joy?  Do others benefit from what you are doing? I can tell you from personal experience that I never would have imagined I would be doing what I am involved in today. For one thing, who knew that my pretending to be a teacher would lead me in the direction of ultimately becoming a Minister? Or the fact that I felt a deep calling as a child to go to church even though my parents had never taken us. I did not even have a clue what church was, yet felt a need to be close to something I thought was there but could not articulate. I simply remembered loving the beautiful sounds of the church bells on Sunday mornings. It resonated with me somehow.  It inspired me to ask my parents why we did not go to church.  I do not really remember the answer, yet recall being invited to attend a church service shortly thereafter and continued going for years to follow. Isn’t it interesting how Spirit works in our lives? Perhaps I set an Intention without realizing it?  Or was this something that was imbedded within my Soulfulness?  How about you…do you have memories of being called to something you did not understand?

Life is an Intention in itself, and it moves in and through each one of us. We are Life. We are the Intention. And when we learn to live on purpose, we will be shown how to direct our lives from the depths of our beingness. We will begin to see Magic. We will begin to see things from a greater perspective. We will begin to see how Life unfolds through our heartfelt and mindful Intentions. We are simply encouraged to get to know who we are Authentically and allow ourselves to be gently guided to the Intentions of our Soulful Heart.

And we can begin to move forward being grateful for every beautiful aspect of who we are in this meaningful moment. For the energy of Gratitude alone is a Powerful Intention. And again, let us all be open and receptive to Life itself for it will serve us well. And remember, we are always supported by a most Loving Universe. Namaste’.

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.

In Love, Light and Divine Inspiration,

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.Dr. Regina J Dekker, Msc.D.

Why Change?

the_moon_goddess_by_ldragomir593-d683kimThe Life that lies deep within us awaits its full expression outside of us…

Have you ever wondered why the very idea of change causes feelings of apprehension, hesitation, resistance, and even fear? Have you ever felt any of these emotions?

Most of us have, especially when it comes to changing even a little something in our daily routine. We have grown accustomed to and are comfortable with how things are in this moment, right? So, why upset the apple cart so to speak? Believe it or not, change is happening within each and every moment whether we are aware of it or not. Simply reading this article is changing something within you, just as my writing is changing something within me. Our brains are pulsating with every thought or idea that is moving through us right now. Our minds are trying to process those same thoughts into some sort of semblance.  Perhaps to connect them with what we already believe to be the truth of who we are from the perspective of our intellect. And then we have our hearts trying to discern whether or not these ideas resonate with us on an emotional or feeling level. All of which are the beginnings of possible change within us all…that is, if we so choose to allow ourselves to follow its call.

Many of us continue to challenge the very idea of change which may have been influenced by our own thoughts, the thoughts of others, and the thought we hear through the pulse of the collective consciousness. So, we may need to consider paying closer attention to what we allow into our heart and minds to be certain that they are in alignment with our own way being. Please keep in mind that embracing the thoughts we hearbutterfly-in-nature-iphone-wallpaper_07a39cc7e11ff58dbdcdb140860a1965_raw.jpg is a very subtle thing. We may not even know when it is happening, or that it happens at all. That is why we are encouraged to become more aware and in tune with our own authenticity.

Whether or not we need to change something in our lives depends of course on the individual. There may be times when we may feel something stirring within us without really understanding what is happening. This “stirring” is in reality something moving within our soul to change something within us to allow more of our true self to come forward into the light. Let us explore the notion that every thought we have is an intention. Every thought begins either in our mind or our heart and is highly creative depending on the level of energy behind it. Therefore, every thought we entertain in our mind whether they be on a conscious or subconscious level is creating some form of change within us, again because every thought is an intention. This happens naturally because of the spiritual laws and principles through which we are governed, i.e. the Law of Attraction, the Law of Gravity, and so on.

There may be times when we set a subconscious intention where we find ourselves in the throes of circumstances that we may not understand at first glance. For instance, many years ago I became very disenchanted with how my life was going to say the least, and simply wanted some peace in my life. While I was not really aware of setting intentions at the time, I remember appealing to God shouting, “I just want some peace in my life!” in sheer desperation. What ensued was anything but peaceful.  I was strongly urged to make some major life decisions after that outburst which included breaking up a long-standing romantic relationship, resigning from my career that I had cultivated for many years, and dealing with some very painful family issues. Fortunately for me, I felt something very powerful within me that knew these changes were necessary in order for me to experience the peace I longed for…although didn’t realize that in the first moments of crying my eyes out. This was an “aha” moment in which I came to the realization that how could I experience peace, when all of these things I was carrying around with me were continually creating unhappiness and discord in my life…the exact opposite of what living a life of peace could be? Would you agree that my desperation was indeed an intention in which great change was the only way for me to move forward? Was change necessary in this case?

nW0g7tiThis is one of the subtle yet powerful ways in which significant change occurs. We may not always accept it as such, especially when there is great pain involved. The key is to remember that whenever we are feeling something that is not in keeping with our level of comfort, that some form of change is taking shape within us. And when we allow ourselves to trust in the natural processes of life, we will find ourselves going with the flow more easily and open to healing whatever needs to be healed. By the way, healing is in fact one of the greatest changes we can experience, on both a physical and emotional level. Are you considering whether or not change is necessary in your own life?

So, what is the process of how our “intentional” intentions come to fruition? Since we continue to learn and grow along our journey of life, most of us will continually want to bring in new and fresh ideas to enhance our life’s experiences. These of course will change the very course of our actions and the direction in which we will continue to grow. We will first feel the need or desire to change something moving within us, even when we do not recognize it as such. And when we are truly ready to move forward, this change will manifest itself outside of us in life altering ways. We have to keep in mind that we will only demonstrate or manifest our intentions to the degree of the energy or passion behind them. And in order for them to come to light in the manner of our greatest potential, we must also be clear in our thinking without outlining every detail. Outlining the outcome only limits our potential, and may keep us stuck in “what has always been”. We are encouraged to trust in the natural process of life and open ourselves up to the outpouring of all that is possible through the incredible power that lies within us.

Sometimes our physical circumstances necessitate our need to make changes in our lives. We could be undergoing great changes with regard to our job or career situations, physically moving to another home or state, changes within the family dynamics, and other life-altering morning-light-fantasy-vladimir-kholostykhcircumstances. How do we handle those kinds of changes? Each one of us handles change from our own perspective based on what we may have experienced before or what we believe could happen within the change itself. This is what is known as resistance or fear of the unknown.  We are always at choice as to whether or not change is necessary in our own lives. Perhaps we are perfectly happy with the way things are. And even when we feel an inner urge or something changing within us, we may still not want to make any changes.  At least not now.  There is no right or wrong here, it is simply a matter of choice.

Many times changing anything in life may mean a temporary shift toward one end of the spectrum to the other, or seemingly in an unbalanced state. While this may occur, the natural process of life will work through this imbalance bringing everything back to center.  We are simply encouraged to trust it.

Creating change can be a positive and empowering experience when we look at them from the perspective of our spiritual growth and personal evolution without judgment or compromising our authenticity. Creating change is about remembering who we are from our Soul level which means beings present in our natural state of being in physical form.

So, the question remains, Is change really necessary? Or could the real question be, Are you open to change?

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.  Namaste’

In Love, Light and Divine Inspiration,

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.