Intentional Planner

Bringing Intentions to Life

In order to powerfully create the life I desire, I crafted a planner as a tool for Intentional Living. In the world where my time commitments quite conveniently exist in the electronic ether, I discovered I needed a sacred space:

  • to express that which I desired to manifest in my life
  • to document the significant occurrences, triumphs, losses
  • to mark dates that I wanted to celebrate and/or remember,
  • and to keep a record of the journey one intentional year of life can create.

In 2013 I combined my passion for ‘jen’uinely capturing the beauty of the world in photographs and sharing the image with thought provoking quotes into an Intentional Planner. I offered it to others as a resource to empower what they are out to create in this world and put it to use in my own life. The results were ASTOUNDING! The 2014 version (see link below) caught the attention of publishers and launched intentions to life around the world, and during 2015 it has been going through a transformation to give it more power.

The Intentional Living! Facebook Community is thriving. Within that community we are transforming the conversation on social media from people commenting on our past, to a resource that empowers others to contribute to our future. Through sharing our intentions and being intentional with how we engage on social networks, we create a structure for accountability and an opportunity for people to bring our intentions to life.

Will you play with us?

It’s simple … join the Facebook Closed Group, invite 5 to 10 of your friends and family to do the same, share your intentions to the group! Others in the group will support you and your friends and family will be listening for your greatness. The Secret to having your intentions fulfilled lives in declaration, in knowing that it exists outside of your mind, and is present in your life! Then when you achieve your intention, or not … celebrate it, by sharing that too!

The revolutionized next version is in development with Balboa Press, a Division of Hay House and is now branded as Lunar Intentions. In addition to being a journal for your intentions, it will walk you through creating your intentions and ways of being, in sync with the lunar cycle, and other celestial influences to amplify your ability to create your world. Crafting one’s intentions with the cosmos at your back and sharing them within community, give your intentions WINGS to soar!

My future plans include turning the planner into an application that empowers individuals to stay present to celestial influences, electronically craft their intentions, include their own media enrichment’s, publish them to social media to expand their power through the listening of others, track their results, and at year’s end allow them to self-publish their creations into a beautiful keepsake book.

2014 Intentional Planner

2014 Intentional Planner Preview on Blurb.com

Photo Safaris

Are you interested in adventure? How about nature? Are you working to build your expertise and reputation as someone who sees beauty around you and captures it to share with others? Join Jen Baptist on one of her intentionally designed opportunities to engage with nature and to share the beauty that we see. Jen brings her expertise and background to bear in helping you to create a vision of what you are out to find during the adventure … and you will discover that the world gives your unexpected gifts throughout the day. Meet others who share your passion, get out into the world and explore while gaining skills in bringing your visions to life.

On the Hunt

What a Photo Safari Is …

I get this question quite a lot. In my world, and I would suspect in other nature photographer’s too, there are times when we go on the HUNT for photos. Sometimes they start with a desired outcome, not to imply we get it, and others we select a location to explore. This weekend … I went on a Jenuine Photo Safari and I am excited to share!

This safari for the vast majority did NOT go as planned. I created the opportunity to leave out Friday morning, to camp for two nights, and instead I got REALLY sick … literally could not get out of bed Friday and the weather all over the state forecasted rain. So what started out as a multiple day adventure, turned into a day trip!

Rather than fight the rain, I chose to embrace it and created the possibility of raindrops on wildflowers … sweeeeeeet! Only to get to the top of Mt. Rainier to find mostly sunny skies and NO wildflowers … no joke! Wildflowers will be popping in two weeks … DOH! Not to be thwarted, I stalked many early bloomers, along the side of the road … much to the amusement of tourist passerby’s, and considered the day a success.

When the clouds overtook the mountain at Sunrise, I danced in the rain!!! Shortly later, I hopped back in Grace (my Subi) and headed home off the mountain. When at the edge of the park, darkness nearly upon the mountain, I spotted a waterfall along side the road and BAM … inspiration hit. In no less than 100 ft of tarmac it dawned on me, those filters I had been thinking I needed to step down the light for the slow shutter speeds necessary for flowy water … didn’t apply in the DARK!!! This is the point when the adventure began, I stopped, whipped Grace around, and directed her headlights upon the water. To make even more of spectacle of myself, it turned out my hand-me-down tripod wouldn’t allow me to get close enough to the grass … what did Jen do? Why use my daughter’s booster seat of course. My mentor told me to use a bean bag and I figured a padded seat counted … right Ron?

Well, the end result is in the gallery below. And, for the perfect ending to another amazing Jenuine Photo Safari … as I descended the rain landed on all the campers, I left it behind as I passed through Enumclaw and got to sleep in my cozy bed for the night.

 

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