Setting an Intention for a New Beginning
I’m excited! And I’m excited about being excited!
Why so excited? Because change and fear normally walk hand in hand in my life. I may seem bold and brave and loud — and sometimes I am! — but when I am forced to face the unfamiliar, I revert back to the mindset of that tiny little girl who wasn’t strong or confident, who couldn’t run very fast or throw very hard, who was new to the school and was very afraid of getting lost, scared of someone finding out that I didn’t know what I was doing or where I was going. That girl is so small and so scared and so alone.
Yesterday I was called in to work — for the very first time — as a paraprofessional substitute at a local Jr/Sr High School. My kids didn’t go to this school, so here I was, the New Kid, again.
I knew that I was in danger of allowing that tiny and frightened New-Kid-at-School Kim to determine my mindset, so I set a new intention for a bold, new pathway. And in typical bold and brave and loud style — typical of the Confident Kim, that is — I sent out a few excited text messages to my Boyz, a Big Man and a Girl: “Tomorrow I am working as a parapro sub and I don’t know what it is and I don’t know what’s ahead, but I’m starting a new adventure! I’m excited!”
Say that about anything, “I don’t know what’s ahead, but I’m starting a new adventure! I’m excited!” Say it three times. Say it boldly, bravely, loudly. Set an Intention (capitol “I”), set your mind on a course for adventure, be all that you can be….no, wait, that’s the Army. Never mind! Just BE!
I’m excited about my new adventures into the unknown. I don’t know what’s ahead, but I’m excited! That is my Intention:
To Welcome Change as an Adventure. Fear has stood in my way for too long, it is time that I allow Fear to be overtaken by Excitement.
“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.'” ~Maya Angelou
Four other blogging sisters of spirituality and faith are traveling down the Catalysts for Change pathway together with me. They are:
- Diane Walker of Contemplative Photography
- Joyce Wycoff of Peaceful Legacies, and
- Louise Gallagher of Recover Your Joy.
I encourage you to visit their blogs and see how, as often happens with traveling companions, although we are each called to the same view, we focus our attention on very different paths of discovery. (BTW, if you are a regular visitor and you are taking this same course, let me know and I’ll link you in or we can just discuss our thoughts!)