05/24/2010 02:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dreaming With Intention

I was just finishing up a review on organic dog biscuits entitled Bone Appetit! (quite tasty, I must say) when I ran across this video on Facebook entitled, "Jessica's Daily Affirmation". It came highly recommended from a friend so I took a short break to watch and was completely blown away. I teach my students about the power of intention, positivity and belief every day and am thinking that I want to hire this girl to be my protegee (or at least deal with all of my business emails).

Her effusive joy for all the small things has left me with a perma-grin. It reminded me that we hold the power to create our own reality.

Think of it this way -- your day begins right before you go to sleep. Our expectation and agenda for the following day starts to flood the mind as we settle into sleep. Often this can cause stress and anticipation over what may be instead of what is.

A common example would be the night before you have to fly somewhere. The little worry-wart demons come out with a thick blue print of every little thing that could go wrong and the best of worst-case scenarios. Once we start to think of all these scenarios, they infuse our system with doubt and worry. This energy manifests until we've created our own personal labyrinth of chaos.

We need to be very careful of what we invite in.

That being said, I invite you to try this: before you fall asleep imagine your day. Don't tell yourself such things as "I need to" or "I have to". Start to tell yourself, "I'd enjoy a smooth journey through the airport to my final destination". Envision everything going exactly as you'd wish it to. Then don't wish it -- will it. Believe it to be so. Plan your day out exactly the way you'd like to ride it. Make it smooth and kick out the road bumps, and if you end up hitting some along the way, enjoy the bump! Smile like Jessica and keep your eyes on the road.

Safe Travels! Buckle up -- you're in for exactly the ride you seek.