I was speaking with a friend the other day about how 2017 is a great opportunity for new beginnings and fresh challenges. Something came up in the discussion (I can’t even remember what now!) but I said to her, “Put it on your vision board” and she said, “What’s a vision board?”
So I thought I’d write a short blog this week to describe what a vision board is and how powerful they are. They may also be known as dream, mood or inspiration boards.
A vision board is a visual reminder of all the things that we would like in our lives and these can range from materialistic items (house, car) to thoughts, feelings and dreams for the future. It’s a daily reminder of what is possible. What would your ideal life look life is there were no limiting beliefs?
Vision boards truly work.
How do vision boards work?
Where your attention goes, energy flows. So when you focus and place your energy on what you truly desire, magic can happen! Visualisation, in whatever form is a really powerful exercise to do. Think about how many athletes use it before competing.
The Book, ‘The Secret’ states: “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.”
So let’s utilise that energy to live our best possible life.
What do I need to get started?
- Computer/Printer (optional)
- Glue or Sellotape
- Piece of Cardboard and/or pin board
- Photo of you/your Family
How do I make a vision board?
1. Think about your core feelings and desires for the upcoming year. Start to think about images. Is it a tropical beach holiday or a new car? What type of car? What do you want to feel or experience? Fun? Abundance? Growth? The possibilities are endless.
2. Start googling images i.e. of the car that you want, location you wish to travel to. Save and print these. Alternatively go through some magazines and tear out images that resonate with you. You can find old magazines in op shops and book sales. Don’t be fussy yet! Just go with your first instincts. You’re attracted to that image for a reason and sometimes this might not be apparent straight away.
3. Start to lay your images out. Rather than laying them directly onto a pin board, I like to stick them onto a piece of cardboard and then pin this to the board. If you do it this way, it’s so interesting to go back over the years and review what has happened. Other people I know pin the images directly onto a board so that when thoughts and feelings change throughout the year, they can also change the vibe of their vision board. Don’t however remove pictures of the things that you have achieved. These are powerful reminders of what is truly possible.
4. In the centre of the board I like to have a photo of my immediate family and write the year. This is the focal point for me for the year.
5. Move the images around until you are comfortable with the lay out. Mine tend to be mixed up. Other people like to have themes i.e. health, fitness, family, finances etc. Sometimes people also might want a different board for different aspects of their life i.e. a business/work one in the office and a personal one in the bedroom. Once you are happy with the images and the lay out, stick them onto your cardboard.
6. Hang up the board where you can see it every day. Mine is in my office above my desk. I also have a photo of mine on my phone so even when I am away from my office I can still review it. I also like to look at it last thing at night before I go to bed so that whilst I am asleep my sub-conscious mind can get to work. Looking at it first thing in the morning allows me to start my day with focus on the future that I wish to create.
I’m currently reading this book and Shonda Rhimes has a great line in there about dreams which made me burst out laughing….very loudly:
“Dreamers…..buttoned-up ones meet for coffee and they brag about their dreams. The hippie ones have vision boards and they mediate on their dreams….
But I honestly believe they work and they are for everyone, not just hippies! When I look back over the last few years at my vision boards, powerful things have happened (like moving to Queensland) that we wanted but literally had NO idea how to make it happen.
Some people now make electronic vision boards. I’m a traditionalist at heart and just love the basics of cutting put and sticking paper images onto cardboard. It’s like you can be a child again rather than having to be an adult with a computer!
Why not grab a few friends over the weekend and start working on your vision board for the year.
Have you got a story to share regarding your vision board? I would love to hear what you have manifested.