How To Get Everything You Want

How To Get Everything You Want

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What is intention?

The dictionary says intention is "determining mentally upon an action or end result." Basically, in my mind, every single thing you do is a result of intention.

What can intention do?

Absolutely everything.

You can intend to eat. Once you have that set intention, you might stand up (because you intended to), walk to the fridge (because you intended to), and put food in your mouth (because you intended to).

Once that food is inside your belly, the intention you have set for that bite of food is out of your brain and you most likely have already moved on to the next matter of importance. But your body, the part that breathes, heals wounds, and digests food (without you even realizing you're doing any of it) only continues to go through these processes because it intends to itself. How? Because every molecule holds intention.

Feeling confused? Read on.

What responds to intention?

Dr. Glen Reid, a cell biologist, conducted an experiment in 2003 on changes in DNA structure and formation caused by heart-focused intention. His study "reflects heart-brain interactions and autonomic nervous system dynamics, which are particularly sensitive to changes in emotional states." Taking a deeper look, though, he found a link between physiological functioning and sustained, heartfelt, positive emotions.

"The electromagnetic field generated by the heart is the most powerful rhythmic electromagnetic field produced by the body... and can be detected by other individuals and can produce physiologically relevant effects in a person five feet away."

If you have ever heard of the "Heart Intelligence Theory" you will know that the DNA molecules in our bodies have an energetic connection produced by the heart that synchronizes every single cell in your body.

This synchronistic connection is commonly referred to as your higher self, your spirit, your subconscious mind, etc.

How can I use intention to my advantage?

First, you have to understand intention. Modern science is coming out more and more often lately to say that intentions actually do lead to manifestations; In other words, what you think becomes what you are. Because thoughts and intentions are an unseen force, it is commonly criticized and labeled as 'pseudo-science,' but you can make it work for you and see real results for yourself.

I am currently reading a book about how to do this, and it explains the process beautifully:

"If you think negatively, destructively, and viciously, these thoughts generate destructive emotions that must be expressed and must find an outlet. These negative emotions frequently express themselves as ulcers, heart trouble, tension, and anxieties. What is your idea or feeling about yourself right now? Every part of your being expresses that idea."

How does every part of your being express that and why? Because you are putting out negative intention, which your body, your heart, your cells, all take as truth - and they act accordingly.

"Your vitality, body, financial condition, friends, and social status represent a perfect reflection of the idea you have of yourself."

So, if you think thoughts like,

"My life sucks,"

"OMG, I'm going to get sick,"

"I have no time for anything,"

your entire being accepts these thoughts as reality. Therefore, you begin to hate your day-to-day schedule, your immune system weakens and causes you to get sick, and you become increasingly stressed and busy.

Even if you jokingly say things like, "I'm broke," it is so important to remember that your body, your soul, your subconscious mind, does not understand sarcasm! Be careful what your feed yourself.

Fortunately, the opposite is also true!

You can state things that are completely false, and your body will believe it. For example, my bank account was running low recently and, despite the clear lack of money, I kept telling myself, "I obtain everything I need and money just comes to me." That same day, I got a free coffee and won a gift card.

These are another two of my favorite examples, and you can try these for yourself, which is why I love them so much.

Have you ever woken up right before your alarm goes off and thought about how crazy it was that that happened? That is not coincidence, it is synchronicity; the work of intention.

Before you go to bed tonight, try laying down, relaxing, closing your eyes, and focusing all your love and intention on waking up at a specific time. Tell your body, "I will wake up at 9:00 a.m." or whatever time you are aiming for.

Another example that works wonders in my life is using intention to get a good parking spot. (Especially at TCU, parking is a nightmare.) On your drive to school or the store, imagine yourself pulling up to an empty space right up front. Imagine the excitement and relief you feel as you see this spot just waiting for you. Make it real in your brain and feel it in your heart, and your whole entire being will react.

Chances are, you will pull into the parking lot and - what do ya know - someone is backing out of a spot, leaving it open just for you. Perfect timing. What a coincidence right?

Nope.

That was all you.

"Am I intending hard enough?"

Many people get stuck on trying to have certain intentions, and intending to have good intentions, as if it is hard work.

An intention is not something you have to develop. Like I said at the very beginning of this article, if you walk out the back door, it is because you had the intention to walk out the back door. Did a thought pop up in your brain and say, "Oh, I am using intention right now," or, "Am I intending to walk to the door hard enough?"

No! You would never stop halfway there and think, "Damn, I don't think my intentions are strong enough or clear enough."

Your body literally breathes, digests, and heals all by itself. The universe knows what your intentions are, and there is no need to force it.

There is no way to 'intending better' or 'intending harder' or 'intending clearer.'

You just do it.

What is my intention here?

I, right now, am intending to help anyone and everyone that happens to come across this article, especially in the wake up the horrific things happening in the world today.

I want you to start thinking more positively, so your body becomes healthier, your relationships stronger, your life more abundant.

I intend to teach others (as well as constantly remind myself) how to create the life they desire using the least amount of effort as possible. I intend to spread a body-engulfing feeling of love and happiness, and of serendipity, and I am sure that many of you will feel it as you read this sentence, because I am filling these words with loving intention.

And I want people to realize that intention is not confined to a certain person, place or thing. You can put your positive intention into words, you can spread it through physical touch, or you can spread it through objects. What I mean by this is, you can literally put an intention of love into a penny, and the next person who picks up that penny, will immediately have that intention flow into them. (Remember how I said molecules hold intention? And every thing is made up of molecules? Yeah, pretty cool.)

Now that you've probably seen the word intention more times than you thought you would today, I hope you go out and practice, as well as go within and practice.

Envision yourself in perfect health, and your cells will react.

Recreate the feeling of joyous friendship, and joyous friendship will come to you.

Whatever it is that you desire, make it happen. It might take time and practice and repetition, but I promise that as long as your intentions are pure and positive, so will be your life.

Now go make magic.

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If College Majors Were Different Things You Do At The Gym

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Going to the gym is just one of those things equivalent to going to classes. You dread it, but you have to do it. So recently, on a walk from class to the Archbold gym, having a full-on inner debate as to which piece of cardio equipment I was in the mood to do, I thought about just how similar those two activities are. And poof – I realized how gym classes and fitness machines secretly connect and align to many different college majors.


1. Doing yoga: English

While many might think that yoga is easy and a relaxing gym class; similar to how reading a book or novel can be so chill and thought-provoking, they’re both so deep and intense, people tend to take them for granted. They are like the underdogs.

However, both yoga and English are major disciplines in which you have to force your mind to go elsewhere, deep in analytical thought. As challenging as some Greek and Shakespearian pieces of literature can be, don’t be fooled by a Firefly or King Pigeon Pose. Both will challenge the body and mind.


2. Kickboxing: Pre-Law

Just as intimidating as the study of law may be, nothing better than Kickboxing correlates to this major. Kickboxing is a group fitness class that combines self-defense skills in a high-energy, fast-paced forum. Lawyers are trained to develop tactics to defend their cases and must always be on top of their game mentally.

Wait too long and your opportunity to object or fight back costs you a dear mistake, similar to how not being prepared on the defense may end up costing you a jab or a punch. Kickboxing is a thorough total body workout incorporating every body part from your calves to your shoulders – similar to how a lawyer must know each and every aspect of a story in order to properly prepare and present a case.


3. Stepping on the tread-climber: Surgeon

The tread-climber is a very complex cardio machine that requires a lot of concentration. It combines the benefit of a treadmill, challenged by the movements of an elliptical all while going uphill. Sound confusing? Well, if you saunter on to this machine at the gym you better have all of your senses in-tact.

Concentration and focus are key here in order to take on this machine effectively. Surgeons must enter the operating rooms with the utmost level of sense and concentration because one minuscule mistake could cost them a patient’s life. Surgeons are always on top of their game – just as you must be if you are so brave as to take on the Treadclimber.


4. Going to a total body class: Business

A total body gym class is a high energy and thorough workout that focuses on every muscle group at an intensity that will simultaneously improve your overall cardiovascular strength and endurance. A career in business is more varied than most people realize.

Business degrees provide broad academic exposure to the critical elements that make organizations function efficiently. A total body class is backed up by motivating music and incorporates a variety of exercises and equipment to always keep you on your toes and eager to see what is next.

The backbone of business is made up of various departments who all must function simultaneously for the common goal. Businesses must always be on their toes to stay on top of their game competitively.


5. Going to a Zumba class: Communications

The dance movements in a Zumba class flow from one move to the next creating one big dance routine and overall body massage. Each routine executed in a Zumba class has to tell a story based on the movements and most importantly the music.

The way in which an advertising major presents a product for sale, a sports broadcaster commentates a game to the public and a news broadcaster retells a story, Zumba and Communications majors are all about the story and the way in which it’s presented.


6. Running on the treadmill: Math

There is a constant formula while walking or running on the treadmill—one foot has to go in front of the other for a successful progression. Math is a constant formula that doesn’t deviate much from what is originally given. The deviations on a treadmill, speed and incline, are like the different levels of math. The harder you make the deviations, the harder your workout will be. In math, the basic formulas are the same, it is just the different levels that make it more challenging.


7. Going to a spin class: Foreign Language

It is very easy to get lost in a high-intensity spin or cycle class. The instructor via headset microphone competes with the loud and hi-energy music calling out moves and positions at sometimes irregular beats that completely confuses a class goer.

These instructors are so invested in their workouts and keeping up with the beats and moves, they can hardly realize if the class is actually keeping up. In a foreign language class, the professors are so animated and invested in their own native language tongue they just assume everyone else is on board as well, not realizing many times students are completely confused and lost.

So the next time you’re sitting in a class or forcing yourself to complete a set or workout in the gym, think about what you can compare them to!

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5 Skin, Hair, and Body Benefits of Coffee

From protection from heart failure to promoting hair growth, drinking 2 cups of coffee has major health benefits.
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Two cups of coffee day WILL keep the doctor away! Contrary to what you may think, coffee has many benefits, as do lots of other things that grow out of the ground, as long as you don't drink 40 ounces of it a day with six packs of sugar.

1. May protect against type 2 diabetes

Drinking coffee increases the hormone SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin) which controls part of the development of type 2 diabetes. A Harvard study discovered that that participants who increased their coffee intake by more than one cup a day had a 11% lower type 2 diabetes risk. (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270202.p...).

2. Drinking coffee in moderation protects against heart failure

Drinking 2 cups of coffee a day has been found to (slightly) increase protection against heart failure by the Harvard School of Public Health. After doing five studies around the world including over 140,000 participants, only a little over 6,000 had experienced some sort of heart failure. Although they are still trying to figure out the logistics, it seems this study could lead to something groundbreaking in what does and does not cause heart failure. (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/247109.p...)

3. Helps skin with antioxidant

Coffee has certain antioxidants (similar to those in fruit) called flavonoids that fight “premature aging of the skin due to heat, light, pollution, and damaging free radicals.”

4. Reduces under-eye puffiness

The caffeine in coffee helps reduce the puffiness by restricting blood flow to the area and reducing swelling.

BONUS:

For point 3 and 4, here’s a perfect face mask to help boost your skin!

1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon finely ground coffee

Directions can be found here! (http://www.primallyinspired.com/homemade-coffee-sc...)

5. Hair Growth

Coffee stimulates the hair roots and improving the structure and help them grow. It blocks the effect of DHT, which is a hormone that can cause baldness or hair loss. Do this by rubbing a handful of coffee into your scalp and rinse after 15 minutes, then use your favorite shampoo and conditioner and you’re good to go! (https://www.rewardme.in/beauty/hair/article/use-co...)

As said before, the key to having coffee as an actual benefit is moderation. I personally like to drink one cup of coffee a day (typically 8-12oz) with nothing in it but almond milk. You can add some raw sugar for flavor, but I have grown accustomed to the less sweet taste.

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