The Power of Intention

Intention is a soft word for goals. The terms goal and resolution have always sounded a bit masculine and push hard to me, whereas the word ‘intention,’ sounds more in sync with the nature of the Universe. Creating with intention somehow paints the picture of flowing with divine wisdom and creation as a natural process. The flowers sprout out in Spring effortlessly and the weather changes in the Fall just as effortlessly. There is a sense of effortlessness to setting intentions.

Last week, while coaching a client I was inspired to hear the story she shared about creating a powerful intention. My client was traveling to New York on a red eye flight and wanted to upgrade to business class hoping to get a better sleep. At the airport she inquired about upgrading to business class and let the counter airline representative know that she was willing to pay the difference. The gentleman behind the counter replied that she had purchased a discounted ticket and was not eligible to upgrade. She was told that she would be required to purchase a new ticket if she wanted a business class seat. Although my client thought it strange and was disappointed, she accepted the decision calmly and traveled in the economy class.

She had a great time visiting friends in New York and had almost forgotten the incident at the airport. On the way back, my client was standing in the line, once again waiting for check in, when suddenly a staff member from the airport came and pulled my client from the line up to go with him. My client assumed that it was probably a random security check. The staff took her to the business class counter and she had the opportunity to share with him what had happened in Vancouver on her way to New York. She was animated, explaining that she was willing to pay for an upgrade, to which the man replied, “Now, why would you want to pay for it when we are giving it to you for free?” She was amazed. That’s how powerful intentions are.

My client wanted to travel business class. On her way to New York, she was refused. She accepted the decision calmly without fighting or resisting it. And on the way back, when she least expected it, she was randomly selected to fly business class. The Universe is powerful.

I was touched with her story about how powerful and magical we are when we set clear intentions, let go of the outcome, stay detached and let the Universe unfold its magic.

I would encourage you to focus on a desire, set a clear intention for it and see the magic unfold.


Zahra is a Professional Coach and Abundance Expert. She works with female creative entrepreneurs to help them market their businesses by taking internally inspired actions. Zahra helps women connect with their inner abundance to create outer results. Zahra believes that women, through their feminine essence, can be truly successful in life and business. Using the principles of Law of Attraction, Zahra teaches women how to get in touch with their passionate inner feminine wisdom and create effortlessly abundant lives. To watch Zahra speak about 'the power of gratitude,' visit To book a complimentary coaching session give Zahra a call at 604.582.7759 or visit our web at


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