We create intention jars, or “magic vessels” to share with our community at The Swell Collective. All of the printables you will need to create your own are included here. All you will need to supply are some pint canning jars. Once you’ve assembled the jars with the inserts and the prompts you can pop in a mini pencil or marker, add some tags with the labels included, and you have a lovely gift. #goodgrows
Documents included for download are the jar inserts with instructions and background on intention-setting, labels (to fit avery 8660, 30 to a page), the lid image (to fit regular mason jar lids) and the intention prompts to create 32 slips of paper on which to craft your intention, your, sankalpa*. Complete one a day for a month, add a couple for good measure, or complete them all in one sitting and read them to yourself prior to sleep or any meditative practice. With two jars, you can create a ritual by completing and exchanging them with a friend. Consider these little vessels of magic, and trust that there is evidence to support your belief in the power within.
A number of studies show that we are more likely to achieve that which we commit to paper. Combine that peer-reviewed power with a practice that has roots going back thousands of years and, at the very least, you have a recipe for improving your chances at creating the reality you seek.
This effort is a project of Swell Collective whose mission is to invest the tools and skills of conscious collaboration, resilience & self-care, and ethical exercise of power & privilege, into to the hands of those working towards peaceful, diverse communities.
We care for change-agents and activists so that they stay well and in turn, better serve their communities.
We draw from the deep well of diverse cultural practices, peer-reviewed scientific study and your good will to create positive change.
*In the yoga tradition, sankalpa means an intention formed by the heart and mind — a solemn vow, determination, or will. A sankalpa is an intention, formed in the present tense, meant to harness the will, and to focus and harmonize mind and body. It creates an active focus both psychologically and philosophically on a specific goal.