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Setting Goals and Intentions using Energy


I feel like setting goals whether New Year goals or any other kind of goals, isn’t just a quick thing we should think about for a few minutes, there are a lot of nuances that go into it: The energy behind your goals, the alignment of your goals, who’s goals they are, and then the subject of an older podcast episode of mine - Does your Soul even like you to make goals, or does it just prefer you to follow your guidance every step of the way instead? (Listen to that episode here)


I feel like the true magic is when we have direction, whether that's a vision or a feeling we want to create, and yet we still remain open, constantly checking in with how things are flowing, and we remain flexible for what comes through our intuition ... This is where I feel the magic is and is truly how I got to where I am today.


Back in 2017, I knew I wanted to move to Bali. I knew I wanted to work for myself and I knew I wanted to work online. These were my big goals. I never planned what that business was, I never planned how that business would look, who I would be in Bali with, and definitely not the magic that has been activated and in my life since … that was all guided and intuitively led.

Since moving to Bali in 2019, the expansion of my business and myself has always followed a similar pattern … I know where I am heading, but I allow intuition and guidance to fill the details in. Once I have those details … that’s when I can create a plan of action


So, I wanted to share with you the contents of a recent post, a checklist of sorts, to guide you into creating or refining some really anchored intentions and goals for the year!



1. Is your goal or intention coming from overflow and excitement, or from a place of lack and emptiness?


The energy behind your intentions and goals sets the energy of what you attract. Make sure you are feeling grateful, in overflow and excited for what else could come your way, vs needy energy and needing something else happening in your life, because right now isn’t good enough


2. Knowing what you want is great, but knowing how the goal will make you feel when it arrives is more important


It’s never about the ‘thing’ that you want, it is always about how that thing will make you feel. For example - a relationship. It’s not about the actual relationship, it may be about feeling loved, valued, protected, cared for, desired etc. Manifesting works with feelings, not things. If you want to attract these things to you, cultivate the feelings you want now - yourself



3. Believe it or not we can be too focused on our goals. Make room and stay open to divine intervention

Some of my greatest manifestations weren’t things I planned out on New Year’s Eve, instead, they were things I received intuition for, and followed the signs to. I remained open to being guided towards my purpose, regardless of what I ‘thought’ I needed. Make sure you remove any blinkers you have on, and remember the Universe and your Soul knows what you are here to do far more than your mind



4. Words hold energy - Make sure your intentions and goals are what you WANT


Every word holds an energy. We can often be using words that hold an energy we DON’T want, instead of what we do want. Eg. This year I will not let fear stop me. The word fear is not something you want more of therefore it shouldn’t be in your goal or intention. Make sure what you write, think, and say is always what you DO want more of eg, This year I will be confident and courageous



5. Have your vision, and then have goals that you know will get you there, and that are fully in your control

Normally we set goals that are actually out of our control, and this is why we can get so demotivated. Eg. The perfect partner arriving, the business bringing in x amount of money, getting x amount of followers …. But these things are not in your control. Instead, write a list of the actions you need to take that will help you get there - and they are your new goals



6. Remember there is nothing about you that you need to get rid of or release


When we disown or reject parts of us, we are disowning and rejecting parts of ourselves. This doesn’t create wholeness within our energy field, instead, it creates separation. Every belief and pattern you have relates to a version of you. You need to love, hold, honour and accept these aspects in order to heal and move forward


7. You are already whole, worthy, and deserving… never forget that 🫶


And then as a little bonus question:



8. Whose goal is this?


This is a great question to ask yourself, we can so often take on goals or visions from society, from peers, and even from previous versions of ourselves. Make sure you check in with these questions for any intentions and goals you have set

If you don’t know what you want, or you aren’t resonating with setting goals right now, a beautiful intention to have is to just be open to your Soul’s guidance of what is next. Make sure you regularly set time aside to listen and to tune in … and let your Soul guide 2023!


Before I go, I also want to share with you my latest episode on the podcast - My 10 biggest learnings from 2022! These are the lessons and themes that were throughout 2022 for myself and my clients, and so I have shared them all in one place to really anchor into them for 2023!

If you have already listened I would love to hear your biggest takeaways or insights or the lesson that resonated for you the most!



Sending so much love!


Any questions? Just send me a DM on Instagram or send me an email hi@sarahlouisesutton.com


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