Spring is the first season of the year, where the world begins to open up after the long dark winter months of introspection. It brings with it new energy of hope and growth as more light returns to the earth, awakening all life on the planet. As humans, we are really affected by the seasons, and spring is when we experience a rebirth of sorts, where we open up to birthing a new way of being.
Just Like Seasons People Change
You may be familiar with the term ‘spring clean’ where we clear out our cupboards and give our houses a deep clean, but it’s much more than that, it’s also a metaphor for life, and it’s a powerful time to set those spring intentions into motion. Spring allows us to wash away the last lingering woes of the past and urges us to be the change we wish to be. The spring equinox marks the first day of astronomical spring when day and night are of equal length. It brings with it the opportunity to start afresh and set new sights for the next six months until we have the summer equinox, which will flavour the following six months.
Identifying Your Goals
It’s good to set goals for the coming six months, as now is an excellent time to set the intention of what you want the next six months to manifest. It’s worth remembering that the change must come from within before it can manifest in our reality. The more excited we are about achieving the goal the greater the power of energy we put into manifesting it.
You may wish to ask yourself the following questions and list your responses:
- What are my goals?
- Why do I want this?
- How will this benefit me or others?
- Who is responsible for making this happen?
- What do I need to change in me to make this happen?
- What limiting beliefs do I need to change?
- How do I intend to make this happen?
- What actions are required to make this happen?
- Who do I need to enlist to support me in achieving this?
- When do these need to be completed?
Schedule Your Actions
Decision-making becomes easier when we bring our actions into line with our values. When we know our values, it’s easier to work out how to live in harmony with them. When we look at our values in relation to our family, our life partner (if we have one), our friends, our spirituality, our leisure, our career, our money, and our health, we gain a holistic approach to our values.
Write Out Your Intentions
It helps to write out specific intentions to support your goal. According to intention expert Lynne McTaggert, ‘sometimes we need to break our intention down into several different intentions.’ For example, if you wish to achieve a specific goal, but there may be several steps you need to take to achieve your goal, write out intentions for each step you need to take. You can also make an intention for your overall goal.
Affirm Your Intentions
When spoken with conviction, positive self-affirmations can help alter our thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviour. The key, however, is to be quite imaginative and to use lots of imagery and visualisation. The more real we make what it is we’re affirming, the stronger the neural connections become. It helps if we can visualise ourselves as ‘having’, ‘being’ or ‘doing’ what it is we’re affirming, this makes it more experiential and more real. If, to begin with, you find this difficult to do, just pretend. Your mind doesn’t know the difference between real or pretend. Fake it ‘till you make it.
It helps too if we can engage all of our senses (sight, sound, feel, taste and smell) when stating our affirmations as this helps anchor and lock the affirmation deeper into our subconscious mind.
Make It Real
The more we focus on what we want, the stronger the energy imprint will be. It helps to imagine our intention as if it has already manifested. There’s a significant difference between visualising and imagining. To visualise is to see with our eyes, but to imagine is to experience with our senses. When we imagine something, we’re capable of experiencing it at all levels and as we do, we are anchoring this deep into our energy field.
Energy must be felt and observed in order to be completely and totally integrated into our awareness. This is then what we broadcast out to the cosmos, and this is what the cosmos returns to us – like-for-like – no questions asked. For some, visualising seems daunting, yet if you were to ask those people to describe their front door, they would be able to do this in great detail.
Neuroscience tells us that the subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between real and pretend. The brain believes whatever we show it. It, therefore, helps to pretend that we can see what we want to manifest. Our brains don’t know the difference.
Vision boards are a fantastic way of helping us visualise and imagine. We can also add textures to vision boards to help heighten the sense of touch and use as many senses as we can. This is a great time to state our affirmations, especially if we feel what it is that we’re saying because this doubles up on the sensory anchors. Lighting incense or burning essential oils are a great way of triggering our sense of smell.
Neuroscience advises that we ‘fake it ‘till we make it and to ‘practice, practice, practice’.
Act like you already have what you want to manifest. If it’s a new car, see it parked in your driveway. If it’s a peaceful home, enjoy the peace. Use all your senses:
- See it – ask yourself, what does it look like? Create a vision board full of inspiring images.
- Hear it – what sounds are associated with it? State daily affirmations aloud. Record your affirmations and play them back to yourself.
- Touch it – what does it feel like? Describe the texture?
- Smell it – what smells are associated with it? Can you appoint a specific smell to it?
Be the change you wish to be!