Implementing Change: Holding an Intention by Creating Your Own Triggers -Part 2

Posted by on July 10, 2013 | 2 comments

Implementing Change: Holding an Intention by Creating Your Own Triggers -Part 2

This second part will provide you with seven more suggestions for creating your own productive triggers and some tips on how to hold your intention.

  1. A Plus Sign (+) can represent
    • Increase positive thinking
    • Use more positive reinforcement
    • As a cross, it can represent

                                                        –  faith
                                                        –  trust
                                                         – asking for Help (red cross)

  1. A Flower
    • Being conscious of the beauty and abundance in your life.
    • Remember that you, and everyone else, are still learning, growing, healing, and awakening at different paces.
  2. A Hand
    • Acceptance
    • Gratitude
    • Control
    • Forgiveness
  3. A Mouth or Lips
    • Speaking up for yourself
    • Negotiation skills
    • Increasing assertiveness
    • Expressing your authentic self
    • Improving communication skills
    • Honesty
    • Being forthcoming
    • Being impeccable with your word
    • Eliminating a habit of speech
      •  gossiping
      • name-calling
      • criticizing
      • fighting
      • yelling
      • blaming
      • being defensive
      • one-upmanship
      • name-dropping
      • excusing instead of owning your behavior
  1. A Thought Bubble can represent your intention to change a recurring thought pattern or habit of thought, such as:
  • Judging
  • Criticizing
  • Self-abuse
  • Comparing yourself to other people
  • Focusing on what’s missing or wrong and replacing those thoughts with ones of gratitude for every little and big thing in your life
  • Harmonizing your thoughts, words and deeds by behaving authentically.
  • Being of Service
  • Showing Compassion
  • Consciously engaging your higher self
  • Consciously engaging your guides
  • Increasing expressions of gratitude
  • Praying more
  • Being a Light
  • Being a Peacekeeper
  • Transformation
  • Freedom (from addictions, habits, fears, illusions, self-doubt, the past, anger, resentment, unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, bitterness…)
  1. A Badge
    • Integrity of your words and behavior
    • Honor your responsibilities
    • Respect for self
    • Respect for others
  2. A Cloud or an Angel can represent spiritual goals
  1. A Butterfly or a Key
    • Transformation
    • Freedom (from addictions, habits, fears, illusions, self-doubt, the past, anger, resentment, unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, bitterness…)

The point is to remember your intention or desire to “be different,” not to react emotionally or reflexively/habitually, but respond calmly and thoughtfully.

Using something you can see and touch regularly will serve as a positive trigger to use new behaviors or to replace old habit with new productive ones.

At the beginning of each day you will put on your reminder or put it in your pocket; do not do so mindlessly.

Mindfully declare you intention for the day, and if it is comfortable for you, ask for assistance from any higher being, power or spirit of a passed loved one.

Memorize or keep a copy of longer intentions:

  • new beliefs you’re tying on
  • healthy habits you’re trying to cultivate
  • affirmations
  • mantras
  • intention statements

With this preparation, every time you look at it or touch it, you’ll be reminded to let your higher self reign.

At the end of the day when you take it off or out of your pocket, review how you did and validate yourself for all the times you used it appropriately.

Whether you use the suggested triggers or come up with your own, you can apply them to the Beneficial Beliefs and Healthy Habits (coming soon) as well.

We all need to find positive triggers to inspire positive actions, and so we can get rid of the destructive, nonproductive triggers that currently harm us by replacing them.

Unless and until you heal, there will be plenty of existing triggers that create unproductive and unhealthy behavior (thoughts, words and deeds). Wouldn’t it be nice to choose to trigger more smiles, more peace and contentment?

May you perceive and receive all your blessings.

With Much Love,

Rev. Michele

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2 Comments

  1. interesting article.. do you do any dream interpretations? if so, i had one about my father. he walked in the house w his best freind and was carrying a huge paper bag w handles full of candy bars, some apple pie, and loose onion rings in the bag. any idea what that could possibly mean?

    • Thanks Mago. First, I would say it was a visitation and I would interpret that as he was bringing you ‘sweet’ gifts and an opportunity to get a piece of the pie (metaphorically)for your birthday. Do the onion rings have any personal significance? Onions can represent layers of consciousness or potential sadness.
      I would keep an eye out for sweet opportunities coming your way.
      Peace,
      Michele

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