I got back tonight from the Universe Has Your Back retreat weekend, and I sat down to think about what would be helpful to share.
Something I like to do when I’m looking for a writing topic is to open my notebook of notes, read through them, and see if a certain sentence has more potent energy than the rest. When I say “potent energy,” I mean, do I get a twinge of feeling when I read that sentence, as if that concept is asking to be shared? It always feels like the concept is alive…like I can’t just keep it for myself, it needs to get off of my notebook page and into the world.
In this case, there was one point in particular that was jumping out at me. It’s something that Gabby shared this morning, from the “Dyer Dozen.” These are 12 principles created by Dr. Wayne Dyer that go along with his “Power of Intention” work. You can hear him explain all 12 principles here.
There was a lot of energy in all 12 points, but one stood out to me in particular.
It’s called the “match game.”
The only note I have in my notebook is this:
“Does my intention match with source or ego?”
When it says “source,” you can take that to mean whatever you think of as the greatest power of divine love…or, simply, pure love and kindness.
The “match” game means to check your intentions before you speak, before you write, before you post something on social media, before you respond to to a text, or email, or comment…
What are your intentions?
Do your intentions match with love and kindness?
Or do your intentions match with “ego” – meaning to get attention, to make someone feel guilty, to prove your worthiness, to defend, or to manipulate in some way?
My friends and I were talking about social media this weekend, and how you can so clearly feel when someone’s intentions with their social media posts are to GIVE something and share with good energy, vs. when someone’s intentions are to GET something. The “giving” posts feel like they give you a spark of good energy to look at/read, and the “getting” posts feel like they take a little spark away from you. Do you know what I mean?
(On that note, we really have to to be mindful about how scrolling social media can affect our energy).
More importantly, we can all FEEL the energy we personally have before we post something or respond to someone. It’s worth it to take a second before responding or posting or sending that email… and play the match game.
What is your intention a match for? What is the energy behind whatever you’re about to say or post?
All the time, we’re responding and posting without thinking about it or noticing our energy, only to have to clean it up later.
If you feel like your intentions aren’t loving or kind, see what would happen if you waited to post, write, or speak until that energy changed.
If you’re having trouble changing that energy into an energy of love before you respond to someone, try my favorite… the rampage of appreciation. :)
A really good little thing to start noticing.
I hope you found this as helpful as I did.
Match your intentions with love… see what happens.
Gonna practice tonight. Let’s get those holy instants rolling in.