The Power of Intention

what is intention 

When confronted with the everyday challenges of fast-paced contemporary living, we easily forget to ask ourselves what we need to overcome difficulties and be successful in our daily lives. Harnessing the power of our minds and setting our intentions each day gives us an  opportunity to break out of autopilot and greet each day with meaning and purpose. 


 An intention  is essentially a goal, aim, target, plan or purpose for something specific. To live with intention or to create intentions for your life is to believe that those specific intentions will eventually come to fruition. Intention and manifestation generally walk hand in hand. When you set intentions for this or that, manifesting is how you make it happen. The intention is the seed that will then grow and flower into your desired manifestation! Setting your intentions each day is a practice that helps us remain anchored in the present and live each day with mindfulness. 


 You can absolutely set intentions every single day, multiple times a day, but you might also set intentions on special occasions like a Full Moon, holiday or at the beginning of a project or personal journey. The most important part of setting your intention is becoming very clear about what it is that you want. Here is an example of an intention, made even better with focus and clarity.

I want to get a job. 


 I will get a job where I will do {this specific kind of work}. 

You could write your intention on a piece of paper or in a journal, say it out loud or quietly to yourself, or create a ritual holding your intention with your highest energy possible. This is an opportunity for you to get creative with how you would like to send your intentions out into the Universe. 


 The integral practice of intention-setting is more than just saying you desire this or that. It comes with the understanding that you believe your intentions will come to be but that you also understand that no matter what happens, it is all for the Highest Good of all involved. Many people forget or ignore that sometimes, letting go of your intention or letting go of a specific outcome is also crucial. It may sound confusing, but the idea is that you trust in the bigger plan and believe that perhaps something more significant or necessary for your karmic development is coming your way.

Intention-Based Aromatherapy with Anointing Oils

Kate’s Magik combines aromatherapy with the power of intention to help release unhealthy thought patterns while identifying and clarifying our needs to manifest our desires. By uniting aroma, plant medicine and intention, we amplify the mind to empower change and growth. Kate’s Magik Anointing Oils are therapeutic essential oil blends in sweet almond oil that are reiki-charged and serve as hands-on prayers, blessings and affirmational tools to inspire conscious living and promote holistic wellness through the power of intention and purposeful aromatherapy. 


 Anointing is the ritual act of applying aromatic oils to the body. Anointing with oil has been a part of various cultural traditions going back thousands of years. Historically, this ceremonialpractice served as a form of consecration or a sacred ritual act to honor and welcome. It was also used as a means of purification, protection and a way to promote health, vitality and longevity. Kate’s magik Anointing Oils help us carry on this beautiful, time-honored tradition as we anoint ourselves and those around us with the power of our intentions. By choosing mindfulness and creating personal self-care rituals, we are able to connect with our higher selves and live authentically with purpose and direction.

How to Use an Anointing Oil

  • First, listen to your heart and ask yourself, “What do I need in my life today?” Read about each blend and acknowledge the ones that speak to you. If you are in a store or have a personal collection, slowly inhale the aroma of the blends that call out to you. If the purpose and aroma resonate with you, it’s a perfect match. 
  •  Place your finger over the bottle opening and invert or pour a small amount of oil into your hand to anoint larger areas. 
  • Apply these therapeutic Anointing Oils directly to your skin generously and frequently. With clear intention, anoint the appropriate chakra as well as the temples, Third Eye, heart or décolleté. You may also pour out a small amount of oil to your palms, rub your hands together and inhale deeply while visualizing your goals. 
  •  Do this 4-5 times per day, setting your intention and anointing yourself. With each application, visualize and reaffirm your intention.

Set Intentions with Kate’s Magik

Below, Kate shares with us her three very favorite Anointing Oils and the way she uses them with ritual and intention. Heavenly, healing Rose is the centerpiece of these three blends.

Healing of the Heart Anointing Oil - Phase 1 


Featuring precious Bulgarian Rose Otto and soothing Lavender, this comforting blend of Healing of the Heart Anointing Oil is for times of grief, loss, pain and sadness. Sometimes after a difficult event we close off our hearts, which can trap negative emotions. The essential oil of Rose carries a divine feminine energy and helps open the heart to release these feelings and soothe turbulent emotion. Long before we are ready to LET GO we need to HEAL OUR HEART. 


Intention Ritual: Take a moment to be quiet. Become present and begin to identify what areas of your life are affected by sorrow. Hold the bottle of Healing of The Heart in your hand. Breathe. Then apply a small amount on your heart. Inhale. Breathe. Visualize healing energies being activated. Feel soothing vibrations charging through your whole being. Here you may also call upon a higher power to support you - you may evoke the Divine Mother, Christ consciousness, your guides, angles and helpers. Deeply inhale the oil from your palms and visualize and reaffirm your intention. Say your prayers, ask for clear guidance, support, a sign or an omen. In addition you can apply this oil on a candle or use ¼ bottle for a ritual bath. (Stay tuned for ritual bath blog!) 


During times of sadness I carry this highly therapeutic anointing oil with me in my bag and apply it generously and frequently with clear intention. I tend to apply it on my heart and neck and on my palms for inhalation.

Letting Go Anointing Oil - Phase 2 


Once ample time has been spent on healing, we may finally be ready to begin the process of letting go. This is undoubtedly one of the most powerful and effective blends I have created. As with Healing of the Heart, precious Bulgarian Rose Otto is the driving force of Letting Go Anointing Oil. However, this time, Cedarwoodprovides the vehicle for painful emotion to move out of the heart. Use this magical blend to let go of pain, shame, guilt, anger and blame. Letting Go assists in freeing us from that which no longer serves us, removes unwanted obstacles from our path and creates space for love and positive emotions. 


Intention Ritual: Take a moment to be quiet. Become present and begin to identify what emotions you are wanting to let go of. Hold the bottle of Letting Go in your hand. Breathe. In circular motion apply a generous amount on your heart and chest. Inhale. Breathe. Visualize healing energies being activated. Feel soothing vibrations charging through your whole being. Here you may also call upon a higher power to support you - you may evoke the Divine Mother, Christ consciousness, your guides, angles and helpers. Deeply inhale the oil from your palms and visualize and reaffirm your intention. Say your prayers, ask for clear guidance, support, a sign or an omen. In addition you can apply this oil on a candle or use ¼ bottle for a ritual bath. (Stay tuned for ritual bath blog!)  


Please Note: This is a very powerful blend which can evoke lots of emotion. It is therefore best used in a safe place, in time of solitude, before meditation or during a designated process of healing. This blend is effective while journaling, before sleep, or during moon rituals. Unlike most other Anointing Oils, I do not recommend this blend be carried around and applied frequently.

Isis and Rebirth Anointing Oil - Phase 3 


You have spent time healing and then worked on letting go and now you are ready for rebirth! This blend evokes the ancient, the mysterious and the otherworldly. It is one of my very favorite creations and connected to one of my greatest teachers. Isis and Rebirth Anointing Oil features Moroccan Rose Absolute and organic Madagascan Vanilla Co2 and is dedicated to the Egyptian goddess of rebirth and creation, Isis. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, she helps you let go and destroy the old in order to embrace transformation into your next phase. Embrace living life in the present moment! 


Intention Ritual: Take a moment to be quiet. Become present and conjure what emotions or attachments you are now fully ready to detach from. Hold the bottle of Isis and Rebirth in your hand. Breathe. Anoint your brow, your throat and above your heart. You may even anoint the top or bottom of your feet. Inhale. Breathe. Visualize transformational energies being activated. Feel powerful and courageous vibrations charging through your whole being. Here you may also call upon a higher power to support you - you may ask for the blessing of Isis. Deeply inhale the oil from your palms and visualize and reaffirm your intention. Say your prayers, ask for clear guidance, support, a sign or an omen. In addition you can apply this oil on a candle or use ¼ bottle for a ritual bath. (Stay tuned for ritual bath blog!) 


Please Note: Apply this oil during your time of transformation until the bottle is empty. Use it a few times a day to affirm your intentions around transformation, for empowerment and to call upon the Goddess Isis for her blessings.

Kate’s assistant, Vanessa, also shares how she uses the power of intention with two of her favorite Kate’s Magik Anointing Oils, Woman See Bright and Uncrossing.

Woman See Bright Anointing Oil 


 When I anoint myself with Woman See Bright Anointing Oil I feel the wisdom of my ancestors and guides flowing through me. It arouses in me a power and understanding that often lies dormant in us until it is awakened. This incredible blend of Clary Sage and Jasmine essential oils in Woman See Bright is the ultimate blend for women. It was created to evoke Divine Feminine wisdom and brings clarity and inspiration to whatever situation you find yourself in. It also benefits a healthy hormonal balance as well as supports women during PMS, childbirth and menopause. I anoint my Third Eye with Woman See Bright Anointing Oil before I give a tarot reading, before heading into meetings and even before I start a creative project. It helps me connect with the Divine Feminine as well as the goddess within. I will also apply Woman See Bright directly on my sacral chakra for support during my monthly cycle. 


 I’ll take a moment to ground myself and then I will pour the oil into my hands and take many deep breaths, inhaling the scent, visualizing the plant medicine of Clary Sage and Jasmine flowing through my body as I focus on the intention of harnessing wisdom, intuition and magic. At this point I will also call upon the support of my guides, ancestors and any deities that I may currently be working with.

Uncrossing Anointing Oil


Uncrossing Anointing Oil is a blend of Citrus and Rosemary that was created to remove negativity and send away bad vibes. The idea of an Uncrossing Oil is legendary and is found within many cultures and traditions from around the world. I have used the incredible Kate’s Magik Uncrossing Anointing Oil in many ways. I will Anoint myself when I feel that I need clear negativity and expel unpleasant energy from my body or energetic field. I have also anointed my office, candles, house, space and even the doors at Kate’s Magik with Uncrossing! It’s a powerful blend that supports your intention of protection and driving out negativity. 


 I will pour Uncrossing Anointing Oil into my hands and visualize my guides standing beside me and behind me supporting me with their immense power and strength. I will say a prayer of protection and apply Uncrossing Anointing Oil to myself or another object, all the while envisioning an aura of protection enveloping me and pushing the negativity away from me. It’s a very powerful visualization technique that’s elevated with Uncrossing Anointing Oil.

kate's magik anointing oils 
Eros & Psyche Anointing Oil - Kates Magik Aromatherapy Anointing Oils,
$ 17.99
Healing Anointing Oil - Kates Magik Aromatherapy Anointing Oils,
$ 15.99
Letting Go Anointing Oil - Kates Magik Aromatherapy Anointing Oils,
$ 17.99
Moon Goddess Anointing Oil - Kates Magik Aromatherapy Anointing Oils,
$ 17.99
Prosperity Anointing Oil - Kates Magik Aromatherapy Anointing Oils,
$ 15.99
Uncrossing Anointing Oil - Kates Magik Aromatherapy Anointing Oils,
$ 15.99

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