Intentions and prayers are extremely powerful tools that you have access to every minute of every day. Affirmations are a related practice that supports the intentions you set and the prayers you speak. Regardless of your spiritual or religious practices, these three tools operate by helping you declare and claim clarity about your vision for your life (learn more in the visioning section of this site). I also believe that they work because they help the universe align with your vision. There is a lot of scientific research that has conclusively proven that the universe responds to our thoughts and feelings. Much of this research is coming out of the field of quantum physics where they have demonstrated that matter is influenced by our intentions. It’s really fascinating stuff! Check out The Intention Experiment. For me, it provides proof of the eleven Spiritual Laws that govern the universe.
Part of my journey has been about finding spiritual traditions that are empowering and honoring to all people. I explored many spiritual traditions and centers and found a few that really resonated for me. Namely, the Center for Spiritual Living and the Unity Church. You may have one in your area if you are interested in checking it out for yourself.
One of the greatest gifts I gained was learning how to pray from an empowered place. This particular method is not a beseeching request but rather an alignment with the power of God and the ability to see the connectedness of all things. To learn more, read the section on Prayer in the Toolbox.