If you‘re familiar with the Law of Attraction you’ve likely heard of vision boarding. Vision boarding is an excellent way to get clear on your goals and bring them to life. It is a physical manifestation of what you want in your life. It’s fun and relaxing and a great activity while sheltered in place or isolating. All you’ll need to create a board that helps you attract positivity and abundance is a few supplies and your inner 6 year old.
Vision Boards manifest what you want
I’ve made several vision boards in my life the last one I documented on the Red Shoe Zone in June of 2013. Here’s the original post. A month ago, I discovered my board while cleaning out the closet in my office. Guess what. Everything represented on the board is now in my life. (I’ll be doing a new one as soon as I finish writing this).
Vision boards are great for individuals, couples creating a life together, businesses or partnerships that are built on a shared goal, at the beginning of a new project or at a cross roads or transitional point in life. They are great for big picture dreams or small desires.
Think of it this way… if we don’t have clear direction of where we want to go it can be very easy to get side-tracked or detoured. We all know how true that is!
A powerful tool
Creating a vision board is a powerful way of getting to know yourself and what it is you truly want to manifest and call into your life. Witness mine….at the time I did my last one I had no idea for a book. I had never entertained the idea of authoring a book. However I specifically remember doing my board and thinking, “what else can I add here?” I was flipping through magazines and pictures of ‘books’ caught my attention, so I cut them out and paste them on. Seriously. Then I found a picture of a book signing. I thought, “what the heck?” and added it.
I know better than to take it lightly because having done vision boards before I KNOW that what goes on the board becomes reality.
Fast forward 7 years. Everything represented on the board is in my life.
But enough of a testimonial for vision boards. Here’s how you make one.
What you’ll need:
A board. Poster board, cardboard, cover stock paper, cork board, white board or the foam board that I used. You can even do a digital version or a page in a journal.
Attach(ers) – (depending on your base) – push pins, tape, glue, magnets or clips to secure images.
Pictures. Photos, magazine or online images, clippings, drawings, quotes, letters
Enhancements – Stickers, markers, glitter glue (anything that inspires you )
How to make a Vision Board
Start by asking yourself, “What do I want in my life?” It can a physical thing (like a house), a personality trait (like courage, fearlessness) or an emotion (like love or compassion). Let your imagination go wild. Do not restrain your thinking in any way let it rip!
Zero in on the images that represent what you want. They could be the actual representation of it, words or even the feeling of what you want.
Collect images. Start arranging images on board. Have FUN with this…channel inner 6-year-old! There is no right or wrong way to do it. Be playful.
Once you’re happy with how it looks, and everything is in place glue, tape or pin images down.
The work is done. The subconscious mind has been programmed.
Find a place for it. You can display our vision board in place where you’ll see it every day or put it away. I’ve always put mine away because I find if I see the same thing every day, I become numb to it. I put it in a safe place (a closet) where every now and then I stumble on it.
I always smile when I find it because there is A-L-W-A-Y-S something else that has become a part of my reality since the last time.
Some ideas to get you started
Positivity: Look for images that make you ‘feel’ the way want to or quotes that say it.
Financial abundance: You can put a bill on your board or images that represent financial abundance.
Connecting with Nature: objects like feathers, pressed flowers, leaves, stones, shells.
Travel: postcards, maps, plane, train bus tickets or schedules, images of destinations.
Love: quotes, images representing the feeling or the partnership you want.
Inner peace: calming images, cool colours, quotes that soothe the soul.
These are just a few ideas to get your imagination jumpstarted – the options are limitless.
When your board feels uplifting and powerful, you’ll know you’re on the right track.
As time goes on and your goals evolve you may want to update you board. Especially if you’ve chosen to leave you broad displayed in a place where you see it every day. Feel free to swap out a few images and quotes as time goes on.
Once you’ve created the board your work is done
Vision board are a great manifestation tool because our minds (and the universe) love clarity with intentions. When you create a vision board you are consciously focusing on the reality you want with each snip from a magazine or printout of a favourite quote that you add to the board. Your subconscious mind has been engaged and over time goes to work attracting experiences and opportunities to make your vision concrete.
Happy boarding my friends!
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What has been your experience with vision boards? Please share in the comments below.