How to Write Intention Statements for Powerful Manifesting

Learning how to write intention statements is one of the most powerful manifestation skills you can develop.

Intention statements clearly define your goals and dreams. They eliminate ambiguity. And help you take actions that are aligned with your desires.

By setting powerful intentions in written form, you are defining the boundaries of your life. Intention statements are a way to take charge of your energy and manifest your best life.

In this article, learn 6 important elements of an effective written intention statement. Get examples of powerful intention statements for work, love, wellness, and everyday happiness.

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What are intention statements?

Intention statements are powerful declarations you make to yourself and The Universe. They define what you are manifesting, creating, and attracting into your life.

Intention statements are affirmative and unequivocal. They reflect your conviction and commitment.

Intention statements are a way to create positive boundaries. They define your goals and desires. Because of the way intention statements are crafted, they leave out anything you do not want. They are only about what you intend to manifest in your life.

Intention statements vs affirmations

You might wonder if intention statements are the same as affirmations. Indeed they are closely related and both can help you manifest, but their approaches are slightly different.

Affirmations use present tense language. They are written or said as if already true, while intention statements are usually stated in the future tense. Because intention statements are about defining what you want in a similar way as writing down goals, they can feel more practical. And be easier for the brain to accept.

Related: 50 Positive Affirmations For a Good Day {Plus Free Printable Affirmation Cards!}

How to write intention statements to manifest your desires

1. Write your statement clearly

When writing intention statements, write what you intend to manifest in a way that is accurate and direct. Don’t hold back or be hesitant to declare what you truly want and intend to create in your life. Don’t “settle” or write partial desires.

Write your statement as clearly as possible. For powerful intention manifestation, you must be sure about what you want. You must be precise.

If you need more time to define what exactly you want, then take that time. Do some journaling around the subject, do more research, or think it over for a few days.

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2. Write with positive affirmation

Only write intention statements with affirmative, positive language. Meaning, never write what you don’t want. Being mindful of the words you use to craft intention statements is important. Avoid using words such as:

  • Don’t
  • Can’t
  • But
  • Only
  • Not
  • Try

These kinds of words are counterproductive. They focus on what you do not want to manifest or feel unable to manifest.

Crafting a statement around less stress at work, for example, works much better when you write it without the words “less stress.” Instead, use positive and affirmative language such as “more peacefulness.” (More examples in just a few moments.)

You want to use language that reflects “positive expectation” in your wording. Meaning, you anticipate your declaration to come true or be true now. Write as if you know and expect your intentions to actually happen and be your reality.

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3. Infuse your words with strong emotion

When writing intention statements, describe the emotions you desire to manifest whenever you can. Try using strong adjectives like “joyful” “exciting” “hilarious” and so on.

Emotions help you set powerful intentions and are the key to manifesting effectively. That is why you need to use language that reflects emotions accurately. If you are looking for a word with a little extra “oomph” try using an online thesaurus.

When writing your intention statement, feel the joy and good feeling of what you are manifesting. I know that can feel strange when you haven’t manifested the thing you want yet. But, with a strong intention, focus, and action, the only thing between you and your desire is time.

One powerful technique when manifesting with any method, be it intention statements, affirmations, or prayer is to feel gratitude for what is already in your life. Especially things related to what you are manifesting. For example, if you intend to manifest love, then focus on the feeling of gratitude for the love already in your life. Or for the opportunity to meet someone interesting. Be glad you’re not in an unhappy relationship and feel that gratitude for the very real opportunity of finding love.

Word it so that you believe it

To set powerful intentions, word your statements in a way your brain can accept. Write them so that they feel achievable and/or manifestable.

You probably know it’s unlikely you will manifest winning a million dollars, so writing an intention statement to win a million dollars will probably feel unbelievable to you. Therefore, the statement lacks power, because in the back of your mind you doubt its truth.

But if you are changing jobs, you could set an intention to earn a certain amount of money. You could manifest that amount through the boundaries you set with your intention- namely that you only accept a certain amount or higher of pay within reason (or perhaps beyond reason) for your line of work. Your intention statement then empowers your actions and energetic alignment.

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End with gratitude

A powerful way to end your intention statement is with gratitude. A simple “Thank you Universe” is all you need.

Acknowledge the act of setting your intentions and declaring your desires. It’s done for now- my desires are stated. 

Having gratitude for the ability to manifest your desires is a form of positive expectation. This is trust in yourself as an infinite being and trust in the Universe of which you are an extension.

Trust in your capabilities, your actions, your energetic alignment, and the Universal magic that ties it all together so that you can manifest your best life.

Intention statement examples

Depending on your statement, you can write “I intend” or “I am.”

These two ways of writing intentions are very closely related, but you can probably feel the emotion each method evokes is different.

As discussed earlier, an “I intend” type of statement may be easier for the brain to accept. This is because a statement about intention is future-oriented rather than written in the present tense. This may work better for some people. It may feel more logical or pragmatic.

You also can intertwine affirmations with intention statements if you wish. You can choose to word intention statements similarly to affirmations. 

Examples for work

  • I intend the success for my company and all the kind, wonderful people I enjoy working with. We are all aligning with amazing growth and financial opportunity in our company.
  • I intend a comfortable income of (amount per year) or higher.
  • I intend to serve to the best of my abilities at work. I intend pleasant interactions and positive energy exchange.

Related: 50 Journal Prompts to Find Your Passion When You’re Feeling Lost in Your Career

Examples for love

  • l intend to stay aligned with my true desires in who I am manifesting. I am manifesting the perfect match to my desires.
  • I exude sensuality, beauty, and confidence. I intend to maintain self-love, magnetism, and positive energy.
  • I intend a divine connection with my true love at the perfect moment for both of us.

Examples for wellness

  • I intend exceptional health for myself each and every day. I progress in the direction of perfect health.
  • I intend healthy eating habits and the joy that comes from eating high-quality foods.
  • I intend peaceful thoughts and relaxed feelings. I am calm and safe. All is well in my world.

Daily intention statements for happiness

  • I intend a positive, happy day today. I live fully in my own energy and vibrate at a high frequency.
  • Today is my day and I intend to make the most of it.
  • I intend to smile at at least one person today. I intend to keep my expectations for meeting people high.
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5 Ways to Further Empower Intention Statements

You can set powerful intentions by writing clear statements and leaving them at that. But if you feel so inclined, for a little “something extra” try these tips to power up your intention statements even more.

1. Use the moon and stars

Plan out your intention manifestation writing to coincide with a new moon, full moon, or eclipse. Write intentions on a solstice. Or according to another astronomical or astrological event.

2. Use weather events

Write in the midst of powerful weather. Such as the perfect sunny day, an exciting windy day, or beautiful snowfall. 

Related: 5 Easy Manifestation Techniques Using the Power of Weather.

3. Employ crystals

Surround yourself with crystals or create a crystal grid for powerful manifesting while writing. Crystals help amplify the energy of your intentions while writing.

Related: Working With Crystals and Stones: 7 Crystal Magic Techniques

4. Other people

Writing or speaking intention manifestation statements in a group of people has been scientifically proven to influence changes in the environment. This has been noted in group meditation and group prayer. Even a small writing group of two to three people can empower written intentions.

5. Location

This is my favorite trick for writing intention manifestation statements that work.

Try writing intention statements in magical high-vibration places. Wide-open spaces such as the top of a hill, the beach, or even the top level of a parking garage! This is an exciting way to add extra energy to your intention statements.

The action of going out of your way to go to a place with lots of actual physical space for the energy to move around in your aura field and above you is powerful.

Concluding thoughts

I hope you enjoyed these ideas about how to write effective intention statements for manifesting.

Knowing exactly what you want and stating your desire is powerful. It helps you not settle for anything less. It keeps you accountable to yourself and aligned with your true desires. Please let me know what you think in the comments, and have a lovely day!

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