Respecting life's cycles allows us to experience abundance, peace and gratitude. When you trust your manifestation work and allow things/people/experiences to flow through your life, goodness will follow.
Yes, intention is essential. Therefore we must release habits, mindsets and heartache we have experienced. Without the lessons, celebrations and disposal of access baggage we'd be too bogged down to experience the success in evolving.
Allow yourself to receive the blessings of releasing all of those things that weren't serving you.