Kalin Art & Spirit

The Importance of Mindful Intention

Mindfulness is what the world needs today.

By living intentionally, with self-discipline, and focus, we can accomplish much more than we can just ‘stumbling along’. We all know its true, but do we remember it on a daily basis?

In my opinion, people today are so caught up in achievement…that they end up giving minimal, and less than stellar, effort into their work. And yet, even as they manage to hit the road to and from work, they are IN TRANCE, multitasking, their minds whirling a million miles a second—going through the days check-list of ‘stuff to do’. It’s surprising that more auto accidents don’t happen in rush hour traffic, frankly. Most of us ARE entranced, driving by subconscious power only.
In my experience of multitasking, I always end up spaced out and doing things less than my  best. I find it’s better to accomplish a few things well than many haphazardly. Have you ever walked into a room and wondered, “What the heck did I come in here to do?” Hmmm, yep! You were entranced with other ideas that distracted you! I know I’ve been like this a lot lately! ~: )

With mindful intention and clarity the quality of your productivity, especially attention to detail, will soar! It takes a careful mindset. I’ll share the process of my creative visualization; First of all I focus intently on the task at hand by moving my awareness/focus up to behind my eyes, and staring ahead of me. I visualize the details as I wish them to be done (perfectly, of course). Then I send my ‘energy of intention’ to the spot between my eyebrows and lean a bit forward into the task at hand. I open up my third eye and crown chakras and begin to ‘breathe through them’ in order to open them. Then, I start engaging the project, by paying attention with ALL my senses. I send energy out to the tips of my fingers and toes, and feel my body as a whole. Then I allow the creative energy to flow out and create What It Will!

This kind of focused attention is important when faced with emotional crisis as well; Bringing awareness to the your whole body at once helps ‘collect’ back the emotional energies that are scattered while in the initial shock of a crisis situation. As you imagine your collected energies coalescing, breathe deeply and regularly. See your psychic energy gathering at your core, between your heart and solar plexus into a small ball. This is called ‘centering‘.

Let that energy softly flow throughout your entire body, holding a reserve in your belly, and allow the excess to drain down through your feet and into the Earth. This is called ‘grounding’. Continue to slow your breath by exhaling more than you inhale. When you feel “collected”, take a deliberate breath and SMILE! You are always much more powerful than any emotion!

Containing emotional psychic energy is a good skill to have and continue to practice. It gives you the power of a Jedi warrior!


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Posted in Daily Practices by kalin on September 26th, 2012 at 1:06 pm.

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