intentionI didn’t mean that…

That’s not what my heart was feeling. It’s not what my head was saying…so why did I act in that way? Why did I let those things happen? Becoming really conscious of the impact of our thoughts, words, actions and omissions is pretty important if we want to avoid unintended consequences. And whilst having great emotional intelligence is vital it’s not the whole story.

As conscious leaders, acting with intention demands many things from us; that we have real clarity about our core values and ethics; that we are hooked up in terms of our own emotional connection and exercising the appropriate controls; that we have considered a wider view of the world than just our own self-focused needs.

And more than that, it requires will. The will to hold fast to the intended outcome that we seek and to regulate and manage ourselves within that focus so that we fully play our part in helping it to become real. The following quote gives food for thought…

“…the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe – as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out into the world and affect other energy systems.”
James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy

I have chosen to hold a focus on this quality very consciously in a number of the interactions I have had with both colleagues and clients.

At times when I have felt unsure or challenged about how to navigate the discussion or meeting (for many different reasons) I have attempted to connect to staying true to my intention during the interaction so that no matter what actually happens, the higher energies of that intention can have a channel through me. This has helped me avoid a couple of things; firstly getting too attached to my specific perspective and/or drawn into the dramas where they have arisen; and secondly avoiding te creation of a self-fulfilling negative prophecy.

Lorraine Flower