Create a Vision Board
Its an oldie but a goodie, the Vision Board exercise. Sometimes called a Vision Collage, Treasure Map, Vision Map, etc. A wonderful, graphic way to define and align with what you really want.
In the underground hit movie The Secret (introductory movie on Law of Attraction principles), there is a scene where a man unpacks and shows his Vision Board to his young son, only to realize that they are now living in the very house that was pictured on his board (created several years prior). And, during one of Oprah’s recent shows on The Secret, guest Lisa Nichols showed her Vision Board – in it were the words ‘Lisa Reveals All on Oprah’ … she definitely manifested that one!
Vision boards help you define and clarify what your desire. They help make your dreams and goals more tangible and solid. Through them you form an energetic bond with what you want. They act as guiding lights or north stars – helping you realize and commit to your Personal Vision. Yes, they are fun and creative to do; however don’t let their simplicity fool you – they are also very powerful magnetization and manifestation tools. Acting as little energy vortexes if you will – that tell your sub-conscious mind what to focus on and create.
How do you create a Vision Board? It’s simple. Collect together a pile of magazines, scissors, a glue stick (or tape), and some markers. You’ll also need some sort of sturdy backing (like a poster board, large sheet of paper … even a few paper bags cut open and taped together will work).
Give yourself 30-45 minutes, in a quiet comfortable space. With all your materials gathered around you. Set the intention that you are going to create a vision collage for yourself. That you will flip quickly through the magazines and find images and words that really jump out at you – ones you will have an emotional connection with. You may or may not want to create a time frame for your vision (i.e. 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5-10 years … whatever feels right for you). Or, if it doesn’t feel good to put on a timeframe, then just call it your ASAP vision.
After setting your intention dive into the magazines. Use your intuition you’re your rational mind) to find images that resonate with you. Just rip out whatever jumps out at you, piling them off to the side. Don’t think – just rip! Do for about 15 minutes or so, or whenever the energy kind of slows down. Once you’ve got a nice stack of images …turn next to assembling them onto your poster board (or whatever backing you are using). There is no right or wrong way to create a Vision Board. Just do what feels right for you. You might want to arrange your images and play around with them a bit … then finally tape or glue it all down.
After creating your Vision Board, debrief the experience and harvest out what you have learned about your desired future. I call this “Extracting the Essence”. Pull out your main themes. You can do this yourself, or present your Vision Board to a trusted friend, colleague or loved one and have them help you decipher the essence of what it is you want. Great for understanding one another and seeing what each other wants in life.
Try a Vision Board for yourself. Have fun with it. And be sure to write me with your manifestation stories – these things really work!