I was gifted an Intent Heals Journal in early 2009. I started my journal by entering just one name. It was the name of a very dear friend who was ill with terminal cancer. I wanted her transition to be filled with peace and the love of God. She was a Holocaust survivor and I couldn’t imagine any more suffering in her life. As I stayed by her side over the next seven months, I watched my friend become so at peace with her fate. She refused all pain medications, and left this world with grace and dignity. I wrote purposely in my journal prior to her passing, sending my prayers and intentions. But, journaling intentions is not a one-sided, singular act. I, the journal writer, had now become the “receiver”. I was blessed as well. My loss, the empty space one feels, the void, was immediately filled with her deep and everlasting love. I knew in my heart that I had also experienced the power of intentional healing.
I used my journal once again to put prayer and love to a very emotional and stressful family issue. I had been struggling with anger, frustration, and resentment at a family member for more than three years. We had both turned to lawyers and it was getting worse instead of better. Everything I tried prior to receiving my journal had not quieted the darker side of myself. Needless to say,
I was not happy with my troubled thoughts. I entered the name of my family member into my journal with a prayer for release and peace. Amazingly, after years of struggle, within two weeks of my journal entry, a resolution was reached and the situation was brought to an end. Once more, I had experienced the power of intentions.
I now use my journal faithfully to record my intentions and prayers. It has become a good friend. My pretty green journal looks a lot more worn, the color has faded and the pages show signs of being touched many times. But, nothing can dull or damage the healing power of my journal.