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Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Goals

Article by Angie Webster

We all have goals of some sort. Most of us have dreams and aspirations for the future. But we all have things we want to accomplish from one day to the next. Our “to-do” list. Some of us keep this list in our heads, others write it down on a piece of paper or record it in a digital calendar. This list may include simple things like doing the dishes and taking out the trash. It may also include items that are building blocks to more important things, such as completing a paper for school or building clients for a business. We even have things like nurturing our loved ones on our list of things to do. Pick up the kids at school, buy flowers for your spouse. All of these things show us where our energy is flowing, what we value, what has importance in our lives at this time and into the future.

Many of us feel very overwhelmed by the multitude of tasks on our to-do list. When we have energy flowing in too many different directions at once, we can begin to feel depleted of life force. This can lead to exhaustion and resentment. We can also begin to feel that there is a sense of chaos to our energy when we don’t have a clear sense of what our priorities are or a clear sense that we are being successful in fulfilling the things we want to do. Our life force energy feels scattered and distorted, confused. This can lead to fear, anxiety and anger. Either of these states can lead to illness.

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We can call on the Universal healing energy on a daily basis to charge our intentions for the day and our “to-do” list. Doing this has a balancing effect on what you are trying to accomplish overall. If your overall intention is to live a more loving, balanced life, in harmony with those around you, then you can infuse those intentions into the list. If you begin doing this each day for a few minutes, you will soon see a shift in how things flow both on a daily basis and over the long term.

Before you go to bed each night, write down the things you would like to get done the next day on a piece of paper. Also think of an intention you would like to infuse into your day, such as love, prosperity, harmony, grace, strength, whatever feels right to you, and as many as you like. Affirmations work well for this! You can write the intention on the paper or simply hold it in your heart and mind. After you have made your list, release the day, knowing you have done the best you can with it. Take a moment to send healing energy into the list and the intention, activating any symbols you feel led to use. I like to place a crystal or two on my list for the night while I sleep, to further activate the energy and intentions. Carnelian is my favorite for this and I often use rose quartz and citrine along with it.

The next morning, call to mind the intention for the day as you wake up. Think of how you can infuse this intention into the energy of all that you do as you go about the tasks you have outlined, as well as anything that may come up. Imagine yourself being open and flexible to the wonders of the day. Be open to the healing energy you sent into the list the night before.

As you go through your day, be aware of how energy is always flowing into and out of you and all things. Be open to this flow and conscious of the places your energy goes to. What your energy goes into is a good indication of what you are likely to see come back to you!

In the evening as you make your new list, make sure you take a moment to cross off all the things you accomplished during the day and even take the time to write in things that you did that weren’t on your list. Doing this is another way to consciously see where your energy is flowing. It also increases your confidence by showing you the many things you are capable of doing and completing. This decreases fear and anxiety as you see that you really are capable. Always give thanks for the day and it’s lessons and then release it, knowing you have done the very best you can.

You can do this same exercise with a vision board or a long term plan for life goals, which I may write more specifically about in another article.

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Angie Webster
Angie Webster

Angie Webster is a Reiki Master, Teacher, and Author. Angie’s primary focus is animal Reiki, which she adores. She teaches online classes on energy healing, flower essences, herbalism, and personal growth. Angie often works with nature healing and Earth healing, hoping to better understand our connection with Mother Earth. Angie is the author of Animal Reiki: How it Heals, Teaches & Reconnects Us with Nature and Reiki from A to Z. You can follow her at: angie-webster-healing.teachable.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/angiewebsterhealing).

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  • Gaurav September 6, 2020, 10:26 pm

    Thanks for this article,
    I do kinda the same thing, have written my goals ( but that’s not day to day, but my dreams and long term goal), in small papers, and I keep it in envelope (red), and give Reiki for 10 minutes

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