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This Simple Tool Will Show You Exactly How Powerful Intentions Really Are: How To Make An Intention Jar

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An intention jar is a simple tool to boost your law of attraction efforts. Like many jar spells, it’s easy to make and is even nice to look at! Intentions are the power behind every spell and they are what make any miracle possible!

Put your intention into action by filling a jar with intentions that you want to manifest. When you have filled the jar, you will be able to see just exactly how much power your intentions actually hold. Let me teach you how to create intention jars that will help bring your intentions into physical reality.

Intentions are the most powerful force in the universe. They can change our lives for the better. They can cause miracles to happen. Intentions are what focus your willpower and the energy of the universe to make amazing things happen.

You can find ready-made spell kits out there for this purpose, but you don’t need them. A spell jar can be any jar or container you have laying around. 

Magic jars

What Is An Intention Jar?

We’re going to talk about intention jars today. Also known as manifestation jars, intention jars are very simple tools used to manifest things we desire. They’re an excellent tool for helping us focus our thoughts on what we truly desire. Whether you’re new to manifestation or you’ve been doing it for years, I’m sure you’ll learn something new here today.

Put simply, an intention jar is any container that holds slips of paper on which you have written your goals, dreams, and intentions. This practice keeps these goals fresh in your mind and in the energetic air around you so that you can pursue them with vigor.

An intention jar also banishes negative energy.

So let’s dive right in. I want to make this a daily habit to keep you focused on what you want most in life.

magick manifestation jars

How To Make An Intention Jar

Making an intention jar is the simplest thing in the world!

  1. First thing’s first…you’re going to need a jar. A simple glass jar works perfectly, but you can use any type of container you prefer (plastic, ceramic, metal etc.). Don’t stress too much about finding the perfect one though, since you can ALWAYS add decorations later.
  2. The next step is deciding what you want to focus on. For example, maybe you want to gain more confidence, or maybe you want to quit smoking. Whatever it is, figure out exactly what you want to achieve. Do this by asking yourself questions such as: “How does this feel?” “Will this allow me to live a happier life?” “Is this worth the cost/effort?”
  3. Write your intention down on a piece of paper, fold it a few times, and place it in the jar. Meditate on the intention and how it makes you feel. Believe that you can achieve this intention, and that the universe is on your side.
  4. Start thinking positive thoughts about your goal EVERY SINGLE TIME you look into the jar. Write down your goals on slips of paper and then stick them in the jar.
  5. Every day before you go to sleep, pick ONE slip of paper from the jar and read it aloud. After reading it out loud, visualize yourself living it and see yourself already enjoying the benefits. Repeat steps 1-3 for 7 days straight. At the end of 7 days, you should notice a huge difference in your mindset and overall attitude towards achieving your goal.
  6. If you find this practice beneficial, keep going! The only thing standing in the way of your success is you!

Over time, you can decorate your intention jar. I like to use small photos of things I’ve already succeeded at that were once in the jar. I also glue small decorations like silk flowers onto it now and then, or draw on it with alcohol markers or POSCA pens.

You can also put crystals like rose quartz into your intention jar. I’ve also put some bright lights in mine to illuminate my desires.

When I do my daily reading of one of my intentions, and I realize I have already manifested that desire, I remove that intention from the jar and burn it. I make sure to thank the gods and the universe for their help.

law of attraction intention jars

Define Your Intention

When we set clear intentions for our lives, we give ourselves a sense of direction and purpose. When we speak positively, we gain confidence in ourselves. But sometimes, we just need a reminder about why we’re doing what we’re doing.

Before you try to manifest anything, you need to know what it is that you want. To determine what you want, ask yourself three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? What does it look like? Once you answer these questions, you’ll be able to decide whether you truly want something or not.

That’s where the Law of Attraction comes in. This theory tells us that whatever we focus on, we tend to attract. In essence, if we talk about positive things, we’ll eventually experience more of them. And if we focus on negative things, we attract negative things to us. That’s why speaking negatively gets you nowhere.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry. Just start small. Instead of focusing on making millions of dollars, try narrowing down your ambitions to something simpler. Like maybe making enough money to support yourself and your family.

Or maybe you’re struggling in your career. Maybe you’re having trouble finding love, or maybe you’re just looking to improve your health. Whatever it is, make sure that you’re choosing something achievable.

Make sure your intention is something you truly want, and that you have phrased your intention in a way that it doesn’t become a cursed monkey’s paw situation. 

An intention should always be written as if you already have it, too. “I have a full bank account” is much more effective than “I will have a full bank account”. The former has more force behind it. The latter seems like you’re not quite sure.

Believe that it is already yours, because it is! What is meant for you has always been yours since the beginning of time.

magic jar with fairy lights

Pair It With Action

You must act on your intention for the law of attraction to work. You can’t be lazy and expect the universe to do all the work!

You must act on your intention to experience success in life.

To truly create the life of your dreams, you must act on your intentions and overcome any obstacles that may stand between you and your goal.

For example, if you want to leave your full-time job and travel the world, but don’t feel ready financially, you may not take action because you fear failure.

However, if you focus on what you desire, ignore the fears and doubts, and work hard towards your goal, the universe will deliver everything you need to live your dream life.

You have to be willing to put in the long hours. You have to be willing to take leaps of faith. You have to stop overspending, start saving, start doing odd jobs to make more. You have to go out and meet new people to fall in love with.

It isn’t always going to be easy. But when you put in the effort, the universe and the gods see you’re serious about your goals.

It’s not as simple as sticking your goals in a jar. If it were, we’d all be much more successful!

a witch in the forest with leaves swirling around her

Creating Your Luck

In my opinion, I think the best path to creating your own luck is to first focus on creating positive thoughts. And when those thoughts turn into actions, magic happens!

After all, if you are thinking positively, you will experience positive things in your life. Think of positive thoughts as seeds. Seeds don’t grow overnight, but they do produce fruit after years of growth. The same goes for positive thoughts.

Using intentions, hard work, and witchcraft, you can create your own luck.

The next step is to use your intuition. This means listening to your inner voice. When you hear this voice, trust it. Your intuition is there to guide you, so listen to it.

I hope your intention jar and my words here have helped you to set new goals and put you on the path to achieve them!

Working With Hekate During The Full Moon

During the full moon, we call upon Hekate to assist us in clearing our past, releasing our fears, and opening ourselves to new possibilities. We ask her to help us gain clarity in our lives, to help us transform our inner worlds, and to allow us to move forward with courage and confidence.

It is said that Hekate helps us to overcome obstacles and challenges that stand in our way, and to achieve our goals. In addition to being a benevolent Goddess, she is also a fierce warrior. When we summon her, we invite her to help us take charge of our lives, to lead us into battle, and to fight for justice.

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