The Power of Intention Setting

I’ve been setting intentions during the past few new moons and it is crazy how things have manifested in my life during each cycle in accordance with each intention. For April’s new moon, I set my intention for clarity, and I found through research and life events that the best method to start up PLAYROOM will be through Kickstarter. For May, I set an intention for faith, and with great shock, uncertainty, and strength, I quit my job before that week was over forcing me to really trust that life will take care of me. Be careful what you wish for, right? Both of these manifestations are scary but needed revelations for my journey.

With the new moon underway once again, I have some understandable trepidation, but I am excited to see how this next one will play out. My intention for this cycle is for self-worth. My mantra carry this out is: “I am worthy and deserving of my past, current, and future blessings.”

This is a big one for me because as I see how lucky I have been and look at my big dreams I have ahead of me, I can’t help but think at times that I don’t deserve it all. The possibilities during this cycle for self-worth can be huge for me.

Even if you don’t believe in the powerful force of the lunar cycles (If you are curious, read my previous post on how to become a new moon believer), setting intentions is a powerful practice. Setting intentions forces you to live intentionally, paying attention to all the lessons that life is teaching as you go through it.

What’s your intention for this new moon? Whatever you choose, set it boldly and watch it unfold.

If you choose to share my intention for self worth, I want to share with you a powerful exercise I did last night. I did some self reflection and wrote down things I enjoy in life that I am worthy to enjoy although at times I feel undeserving of it all. It was a powerful reflection for me and I encourage you to do the same and see what comes up.

I am worthy of being with my babies.

I am worthy of not having a job I don’t enjoy.

I am worthy of staying up and waking up late with my babies.

I am worthy of bedtime stories.

I am worthy of washing up and getting dressed.

I am worthy of my support system.

I am worthy of a kickstarter and PLAYROOM.

I am worthy of Zion and Maddy and all their love.

I am worthy of great friends.

I am worthy of peace.

I am worthy of enjoying the ride.

I am worthy.

Stay Intentional!

<3, Jess

How to Become a Moon Believer

New Moon this…New Moon that. In case you’ve been living on another planet, you have heard a great buzz this weekend about the new moon. I myself am participating in two different new moon events, and I’ve seen many others floating around. It is becoming a craze! But the moon and its effect on us is a phenomenon and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

I wanted to share some insight for any who are curious about this whole moon phase thing. The moon is a powerful force. It’s gravitational pull controls earth’s waters causing the tides – it’s science. It also has a similar affect on our bodies, which is understandable since (like the earth) our human bodies are made up of roughly 70% water. As the moon goes in its rotation, it pulls at our beings in different ways creating a cycle of energy surges.

If you are skeptical, I get it. I was at first too because it is admittedly hard to grasp just by considering the theory. I didn’t become an emphatical believer in the lunar effects until I did some moon mapping of my own. Moon mapping  is, “attuning to and utilizing the lunar phases as a principal guide for organizing aspects of your life, including career, romance, social, etc.” (Latham Thomas, Own Your Glow).

How to Moon Map

Note when the new moon and full moon will be on your calendar. From there, you can moon map each month, setting intentions at each new moon. Then build on those intentions until they come to fruition at the full moon. Then you will shed and let go of things that no longer serve you as the moon approaches the new phase once again. Lean into the lunar cycle and let it work for you!

If skeptical, you can first just observe how you are throughout the cycle. You will notice that you will naturally want to be more to yourself and self-reflective at the new moon, and more social and ready to make things happen at the full moon. Challenge the theory and find out for yourself; you will no doubt become a moon believer.

I’ll give you the dets on how to moon map tonight (4/15/18) at the sunday slowdown on Facebook. Stay blessed and dope.


Click here for the recording of the live video… ⚠️ Full warning: This is covered in two separate videos because of technical difficulties (the link to the second video is in the first) AND the picture keeps breaking up in the second, but the sound is perfect! A lot of great nuggets in this one if you are curious/skeptical of lunar affects. I wish mercury was in retrograde at the time of recording so I could blame the tech issues on her.

Stay Curious!

<3, Jess