Counter-Intention Holding It Up?
What’s a counter-intention and why would you want to release one?
Well, I’ve got one sitting in my lap right now, so it seemed a good time to write about it.
You’ve heard about my darling foster kitties. For a while now, right? (Are you sick of it yet? Sorry!)
These guys must be going on three months now! It’s a little ridiculous – because they’re definitely old enough and healthy enough to be adopted!
In fact, they’ve been to at least five adoption fairs now.
One sister got adopted, but her two siblings are STILL HERE. Week after week, they’re passed over, when in reality, these are THE cutest kittens alive on the planet. It makes no sense they’re not getting picked up.
Especially when the LOA Expert is on the job! HELLO!!!
Really weird. (If I didn’t know better.)
So what’s going on here?
Yeah. This is where the counter-intention comes in.
A counter-intention is when we want something that opposes another desire.
So yes, I want these kitties to find their permanent homes. Yes, I want to make room for my next rescues. And yes, I want Russ to relax.
(He gets nervous when I hang on to a foster for a while. Elsa is proof there’s good reason for him to do so.)
And yet, at the same time, I SO love having these kitties here! I love love love them!!
They sleep in my lap while I work! They play in my lap while I work!
They crawl on my shoulders, wrestle on the chair, entertain us all when they run around the house – they are the cutest things on the planet right now! So cute that if I didn’t have a high threshhold for cuteness they might actually put me over the top! They’re so darling!!
AND … every time I take them to Humane Society for the weekend, I say, “See you tonight!” Because part of me can’t bear the thought of them truly leaving.
This is not my first rodeo, though. I’ve done this many times. I know how to send fosters off to live with someone else.
Still, though – they’re not only the cutest kittens ever, they’re also not too stinky. Usually by now, having cats in the office this long could make for smelly litterbox action. But it’s fine!
And other kitties would have destroyed the bookshelf, bulletin board, everything they could get into – but these guys don’t. They’re seriously ideal!
Can you feel my counter-intention? I love having them here so much I’m genuinely reluctant to let them go.
So every weekend I send them off for adoption, although part of my vibe is “have a great life,” the other part is “see you tonight!”
If you’re flowing one, don’t get confused about why things aren’t “happening.”