Setting Intentions

Setting Intentions

Each day, I start by doing what I call “opening space”.  I invite in the energies of the four directions and set my intentions for the day.  I do this so that I have taken a moment to stop, think about what I want to create, breathe and listen to spirit.

On the days I forget to do this, because those days do happen, I notice my day may not run as smooth and things don’t always seem to flow right.

The East - Mary Ann Klemm
The East – Photo credit: Mary Ann Klemm

Here is an example of what I do.  Either sitting or standing, I close my eyes and I breathe, I take a minute to clear my mind and tune out the world.  I come into my center and I let things flow.

Note: I have been trained in the four elements and directions so this is what I use as a guideline.  I’ll share with you later on how to do it without training in this area.

I start in the East – I call in the east for my breathe, which brings me clarity and allows me to respond instead of react.  That allows me to have the perfect words at the perfect time.  Which allows me to listen to spirit, for myself and those whom I help today.  To the highest good, with blessings to all.

From the South – I call in love, laughter, playfulness, passion for all that i do in my day.  Sparkles that radiate from

TAOLife -  Charles Schulz - Snoopy
TAOLife – What if today we were just grateful for everything. Charles Schulz – Snoopy

the inside out for the world to see.  To the highest good with blessings to all.

From the West – I call in the my intuition, that i may be able to hear it and trust it.  I ask to go with the flow and let go of the way I think things should be, so they can be the best they can be.  To the highest good, with blessings to all.

From the North – I call in a happy healthy body.  I connect down to the earth for support and nurturing and I connect up to the heavens for spirit love and light.  To the highest good, with blessings to all.

Mary Ann Klemm - Sunbeams Costa Rica
Mary Ann Klemm – Sunbeams Costa Rica

I call in the male and the female in balance, harmony joy and bliss.  I call in partnership and open honest communication.  To the highest good, with blessings to all.

I then go on to invite in dive help from various areas and over it all up for the welfare of all beings everywhere.

It can take me two minutes; it can take me 10 minutes.  I can do it with my eyes closed or my eyes open.  I can do it while at work, at home, walking or driving.  It all depends on my time and what I would like to call in for that day.  Sometimes each day is similar most days there are specific things for that day only.

Based on what you have read above try it out for yourself.  Next time we will go into more detail on how to simply set your intentions without use of the four directions.

New Moon and Manifestation

 New moon energy is a time of growing, expanding, and coming to fullness.  It is the perfect time to write down our intentions for what we want to create in the next lunar cycle. (28 days)

Why do we want to set intentions with the lunar cycles?  Think about how the moon affects the ocean.  How it has an ebb and flow of tides because of the moons pull.  Our bodies are 70% water, so think about how the moon affects us as well!

New Moon and Manifestation: A How to Guide.

  1. During the first 3 days of the new moon, take time to sit quietly and think about what it is you want to create over the next month.  What do you want to bring into your life or what do you already have that you want to create more of?
  1. Write down what it is that you want.  Feel free to draw pictures, symbols, color, whatever it is that will get the intention across for you.  The piece of paper can be as big or as small as you want it.  It can be any color you want it to be.
  1. Somewhere on your paper or at the end of your last statement write: “To the highest good with blessings to all.”
  1. The take your piece of paper and fold it 3 times length ways and 3 times long ways.  You can say while you are doing this if you choose, “by the power of 3 x 3 this or something better.”
  1. If you have Reiki, infuse the piece of paper with Reiki energy.  If you don’t have Reiki, rub your hands together to create an energy ball and put an intention of growing and abundance into the piece of paper.
  1. Then place your paper where you can read it often.  If you are trying to bring more money into your life, place it in your wallet and read it each time you take money out or put money in.  If you are trying to bring in love or happiness place it in your pocket or if you are a woman put in your bra to keep it close to heart, remembering to read it often.  You can also place it on your bedside table or wherever you would like.  The key is to read it often.

Things to remember:

  1.  You can’t control anyone else or make others do things.  (hence using our saying “to the highest good with blessings to all”)
  1. You want to try and keep what you want to create to just a couple things.  You can put many things, but think about it this way: Is it easier to put your energy towards two things or 10 things?  Same works for God/Universal energy.
  1. You can write your intentions at any time during New moon, however the closer you are to the actual new moon the more potent the energy will be and the more time you will have to bring your manifestation to fruition.

Why try Reiki – Top Five Reasons.

Why Try Reiki – Top Five Reasons

Lets start with what is Reiki?  Reiki is moving old energy out of the body and putting new energy in.  Whats energy?  Energy is emotions, pain, laughter, stress a simple exchange of hello.  You may not know it, but you are an energetic being and you exchange energy everyday in everything you do.  Sometimes that energy  builds up and gets stuck leaving us feeling heavy, stuck, stressed, overwhelmed or in pain, that is where reiki comes in.

The top five reasons you should get Reiki are:

5.  Relaxation & Pain Management  – By relaxing and letting go we can remove blocks that cause pain in our body.  Reiki allows you to let go of things that no longer suit you which can manifest as pain in your body.  This is done in kind gentle ways, allowing you to feel safe and move forward in life in a whole and complete way.

4. Feeling lighter –  Reiki can help you get that spring back in your step.  You know the one you use to have when you felt really good and healthy.

3. Clarity – Reiki can help you let go of the overwhelming or spinning thought patterns that we can fall into.  Reiki can allow us to think and see more clearly, it can help give us a positive shift in perspective.

2. Emotional Stability – By releasing our old thoughts and  feelings we then allow room for more positive emotions and feelings.  Did you know that it only takes 17 seconds of holding a positive thought to shift your point of attraction towards that positive thing.  How about a whole hour of positive thoughts in your reiki session!

1. An overall sense of well-being!  – When people get up off the table they feel relaxed,  they can think and see more clearly,  they feel more in control of their emotions and they feel a sense of lightness.  They can go out into the world and be their best selves again.

For more information on  Reiki Energy Healing sessions.



This seems to keep coming up in sessions that I give lately.  What is forgiveness?  Is it saying that what someone did was right or wrong?  No, I believe forgiveness is giving ourselves permission to move forward freely.  It allows us to free ourselves from things, people, situations that have been holding us back.

When we are able to forgive others, it is then that we can forgive ourselves.  Why is it important to forgive ourselves?  It is a choice WE have made to hold ill will towards another.  If we look in the mirror what is it that we see?  We are all reflections of each other.  Something that we can’t forgive in others is surly, if we look deep enough something that we can’t forgive in ourselves.  As I said above when we can forgive others, we can then forgive ourselves.

Exercises to help in forgiveness:  Write a letter to the person who you think has wronged you.  Tell them exactly how you feel, get it all out of your head and on to paper.  When you are done, take that letter tear it up and do one of the following: Burn it to the highest good, bury it to the highest good, tear it up and throw it away to the highest good or tear it up and flush it down the toilet to the highest good.

By getting it out of your mind, it helps to get it out of your heart and your body therefore allowing you to take the next step of forgiveness.

As always, to the highest good and with blessings to all.