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Manifesting in Service to Others

Can’t seem to follow through on your goals? Try creating intentions that are rooted in service to all. Plus, find 5 meditations to help you discover your life purpose.

Lara Land 

January is here, and you’re probably getting inundated with sales pitches and articles on how to make this your greatest year yet. Some of you may even had tried these “life-changing” approaches in previous years with varying results. I applaud you for not giving up on trying to improve your life.

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For those of you who have never succeeded in reaching your goals or maintaining them long-term, I offer this: It’s possible that your goals are not rooted enough in service. Goals which focus on individual success rather than universal success and happiness have a short shelf life. They may allow us to prosper for a short time, but the most sustainable visions are ones that include us all.

Here are some ways to bring service to your manifestations, creating prosperity both for yourself and others:

1. Ask why.

Once you have a goal in mind, ask yourself why you want it. Try to recognize when the ego is involved. Find the places where your dream connects to the greater good.

2. Look for the holes.

Sometimes, we think we are doing good but there could be variables in our plan which could negatively affect others. Explore your vision from multiple angles and include different perspectives in your evaluation.

3. Always give with an open heart. 

It’s how we give that’s most deeply felt by others. Resentment always leads to a cycle of loss. Work on yourself first, so that you can give freely without expecting anything back in return. 

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3 Secrets for Setting New Year’s Intentions That Work

New Year’s 2020 ain’t just a run-of-the-mill milestone. It’s the dawn of a whole new, iconic decade. Here’s how to effectively focus your energy towards authentic transformation.

What are your intentions for the new year? 

Last year, I surveyed over 20,000 people who identify as “conscious” to see how these ever-evolving souls might be changing the way they approach the whole “New Year, New You” cycle.

The number one trend was clear—resolutions are out: Only 14% of respondents said they were setting New Year’s Resolutions.

And intentions are in: 72% of those surveyed said they were setting an intention for the coming year.

With all this intention-setting going on, the natural next question is obvious: How do you set intentions that actually work? How do you set intentions that have deep, personal meaning and that hold power to help you make the shifts they require to your thoughts, your actions and your emotions, so you can feel the delectable momentum of progress on the issues and projects that matter the most to you? 

See also Live + Practice From the Heart: Identify True Intention

What Intentions Actually Are

Deepak Chopra said, “intentions are the starting point of every dream—the seed of creation.”

To get even more granular, intentions are statements and declarations of what you both desire and consciously intend to be, learn, do, have, feel or experience in a coming period of time, like the coming year.

A well-set intention is a statement of pure, clear, decisive focus that kickstarts the process of aligning your whole being and your whole life to your desire. When you are clear, firm and decisive about your intention for the year ahead, it’s a bit like you’ve placed a cosmic order for what you desire and intend. Your thoughts, beliefs and even …