This is the second lesson in the 5 lessons in 5 weeks for creative + intentional living. Each week, I’ll be sending an email and posting to the blog, so pick and choose which of these practices feel good to do for you. If you don’t vibe with this one, that’s cool… there’s more coming your way, soon If you want these directly to your email, sign up here.
Some say that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with… and, I’d add that you’re also the average of the 5 places you spend the most time in! The thing is… we spend a third of our lives in our bedroom, sleeping. Another percentage is lived in the bathroom, kitchen, and living room. If you’re lucky, maybe it’s lived in your backyard or in the outdoors. Weee
The point is that our environment creates a huuuge affect on our confidence and self-esteem. What you invite into your home and put on your walls directly correlates to your quality of life.
Take a second and identify the space you spend the most time in your home.
A space that feels comfortable – where you are your most vulnerable.
Where is that?
This is the perfect place we’re going to hang up intentions.
Before we can even begin to create hanging intentions, you need to understand how to write them.
This is quite simple, as long as you’re confident in your own truth.
- what do I most want to attract?
- what do I want more of in my life?
- what more do I want to create?
- what do I want to explore more of?
- where do I want to travel?
These are some good starter questions to ponder and help uncover what intentions you want to set. When you receive inner guidance, write your answers down. Remember that you don’t have to have all these things figured out right now. Leave room for things to evolve and change. This is life
Transform your space into something positive + meaningful with hanging intentions
Set aside an hour or two. Find a quiet space, light a candle, and put on some nice, calming music.
Come prepped with:
- acrylic + watercolor paints
- glass jar + water
- script brush + other flexible brushes
- paper towel / regular towel
- watercolor paper / printer paper / whatever…
- framing wire + paperclips and / or small clothes pins (to hang your intentions)
- your written intentions, on paper
- calming music
- water / tea / wine
- a friend
Once you’ve got your workstation set, take a chunk of time to paint your intentions onto the paper you have. You can get as intricate, or bright, or multimedia as you want. You can fit lots of intentions on one piece of paper, or just write one.
I prefer very simplistic creations, so I just create usually with watercolor – and, sometimes a Sharpie. Each piece of paper usually has 1-3 intentions, then I divide them by cutting once they’re dry.
Whatever feels good for you is just fine.
And, of course, give yourself space to explore how you feel about what is going from hand to paper.
If you mess up, just start over. Even if you don’t like how things look, keep going.
When you’re finished painting your intentions, put them somewhere safe to dry overnight.
Tomorrow, go back to your painted intentions and cut them into rectangles and squares, so that you can hang them up.
Instead of purchasing an expensive magnetic wire, grab some framing wire and cut to your desired length. I got mine at the local craft store for something like $2… then, twist the ends, so it creates two loops on each end – big enough to fit a nail or push pin, so you can hang them on each side.
Once you’ve got your wire at the right height and location, hang your painted intentions up! I hang mine with mini clothes pins or any kind of clip I can find. You can get these at any craft store.
So, again, think about:
- what do you most want to attract?
- what do you want more of in your life?
- what more do you want to create?
- what do you want to remind yourself of?
- what do you want to surround yourself with?
This is a beautiful and fun way to display your intentions somewhere you can always see them. Plus, it’s a fun process that you put your energy into, thus attracting more universal support. If you have someone who’s down to do this with you, it’s be a beautiful process to share. Grab a friend or your partner – and work through this together.
Your home is somewhere you spend the majority of your time – might as well make it inspiring and positive, no?
And, there’s no better way to do this than by covering the walls with your own creations and intentions, set from the soul.
If you’re interested, there is a group Vision Quest, which adventures through intentional and creative practices, like this, over 4 weeks. If you’d like to join, grab a spot here. I’d love to have you join us.
Oh, and if you missed the first lesson, you can read it here.
PS. what’s the BIGGEST thing you want to manifest within the next year? What’s the intention you’re going to create to attract it? Share it below!