This concept has become incredibly popular due to the expansion of knowledge of how our thoughts can manifest what we want in life. It is said, that if we can make these thoughts into physical words or pictures and see them every day, this brings more power to those thoughts, therefore making more powerful the creation of what you want in our lives.
For years I have been doing some form of this at my retreats, we have made jewelry or vision boards to remind us of how powerful our thoughts are and to do our best to align our thoughts with our lives, creating what we want in our lives.
I recently moved and found a scrap piece of paper that I had written 2015 on, I don’t even remember when I wrote it. All around it I had written what I wanted 2015 to look like. All but one is true, and it’s only January, maybe all will be true towards the end of the year?
A vision board is usually a large piece of paper that you pop images/sayings/pictures. I like to get my inspiration from Pinterest (I have lots of boards to follow,click here: http://bit.ly/169qlm1 ), magazines, travel brochures, health sections of the paper, quotes written down etc .
They are really simple and fun.
The idea behind it is that when you surround yourself with images of who your true self is, what you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to holiday, your life changes to match those images and those desires.
I encourage you to give this some thought, as it really is quite powerful. Perhaps do my true-self meditation first to see who you want to be, not who you think you SHOULD be. http://www.victoriasplaceonline.com.au/products-page/
No-one else needs to see this board, so you don’t need to be a ‘crafty’ person.
I’ll give you some guidelines, but if this doesn’t resonate with you, go ahead and do it your own way J
You may need:
Plain poster board/canvas/sheet of paper.
Your inspiration e.g. magazines, brochures, flyers, newspapers, pictures you have printed out, maybe even colour swatches?
Perhaps paints or coloured pencils/textas.
Making your vision board:
Take a few moments, do what you need to get into the zone. Perhaps pop on some music of your choice, turn the phone off, do a meditation?
For this activity, instead of my soft Yoga music, I actually prefer something a little funkier, everyone’s different, and do what’s best for you.
Step 1: have fun looking through all of your inspiration, there’s no need to glue or set anything up yet. Keep going until you have a good pile of pictures/words/ideas.
Step 2: Go through your inspiration and begin to lay your favourites on the board. Take away any that no longer feel right and feel OK about this.
Take some time thinking about how you would like to lay the images. Do you want them in no apparent order, or perhaps in sections of your life (health, work, family, fun), maybe overlapping, or straight?
Step 3: Glue everything onto the board. Add writing if you want. You can paint on it, or write words with textas.
Step 4: (optional, but powerful) Leave space in the very center of the vision board for a fantastic photo of yourself where you look radiant and happy. Glue yourself in the center of your board.
Step 5: Hang your vision board in a place where you will see it often, mine used to be in the bathroom, now it’s in my office.
I’d love to see yours!
Perhaps pop a picture in the comments?
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