For your consideration.

Michael Beckwith says, “Energy flows were attention goes.”


For sure that is a true statement. But we are reminded today about “intentions”.  Intentions are fuller in that they embody our heart, mind and soul.

When we set an intention and believe it with our whole heart, our whole mind and our whole soul, we leave no doubt to the universe of where we are headed. There are no mixed signals. It is a full bodied intention.

We can use full bodied intentions for all things big and small. Let me give you a couple of examples, first of a small intention and then of a larger one.

I was talking to a friend, other friends were in town and we decided to all get together for dinner in 3 hours or so. I immediately set the intention that it would be no big deal. I would run to the store and see what crossed my path. I would make a menu on the fly. However it worked out would be perfect. While I wanted to serve my friends a great dinner, I would not stress about it. Because I didn’t want stress to interrupt this opportunity we had for a joyful, fun evening.  And sure enough, dinner was great and the evening was joyous and fun. A simple intention, fully realized.

Now for an example of a much bigger intention.

This is a long story that I will give you a synopsis of it. My mother had leukemia for years. When is became evident she was going to lose this battle, she obviously had some fears. One of her biggest was how my sister, Lori, would survive without her. They talked a couple of times a day. She just could not get a comfortable feeling around Lori moving on and thriving. On the flip side. While Lori could not stand the thought of losing Mom, she hated seeing her in pain much worse. Sharing their concerns with each other, unbeknownst to anyone else, they set this attention. Mom would send a yellow butterfly to Lori signaling her that she was OK.

The day Mom died was a glorious sunny day in Florida but had huge winds. My Uncle Harold and I were driving to the airport talking to Lori on the phone. Suddenly she was very excited and agitated. “Oh, my God, oh my God. I am afraid but I am not going to move. Oh my God, oh my God, Rod she did it. Thank you, Mom, thank you.” You see while we were talking, a yellow butterfly flew up to her as though there were no winds at all. It flew around her, close enough to touch. Then it hovered in front of her face until she acknowledged to Mom that she understood and Rod said, “It looks like your Mom got her wings.” Only then did the yellow butterfly leave.

Our intentions have power. They carry our energy. That is the good news and the bad news. We can set ourselves up for success or failure. So it is important that we set our intentions from a place of gratitude and love. That is the HOPE.

Happy Birthday, Mom

Bit by bit, piece by piece, hope by hope action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate…..what do you want or need to accomplish?

-Take deep cleasning breaths, releasing what no longer serves you and breathing in new life, hope, joy and health.

-Journal…what are you grateful for….set some intentions.

-If you don’t have a vision board, create one. If you do, look over it and add anything missing or take off anything you have already achieved or no longer applies. Make sure everything on there has a specific intention.

-Drink lots of water.


What made me smile yesterday……

-My sister. She has us going to the Kentucky Derby next year. Good planning. I’ll start looking for a hat.

-I did no work only fun stuff.

-Sunday is the day we decided Bruce would bring me a Magnum ice cream bar. Ahhh….only 6 more days to go now.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,











15 Responses to Intentions

  1. Gena says:

    Very beautiful energy here, Chris; totally love the yellow butterfly!!!

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    I think I am going to look for the theme that is used in your blog. It is very neat and attractive at the same time.

  3. Lena Pedersen says:

    I think of your Mom every year on July 25th (it is also my dads birthday). I share Lori’s butterfly experience whenever the opportunity arises. Thank you for putting her story out there for others to see that HOPE is not lost when we lose someone we dearly love!

    • hope8115 says:

      Thank you for that. I have 3 more friends who share that birthday. That is the only birthday that I have duplicates on. And every year I seem to add one. This year your Dad. You and Charlie have been in my prayers this past year.

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