What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a powerful tool that can help you plan, clarify, focus on and manifest your life goals.
Why Do I Need a Vision Board?
It's easy to say what we want our goals to be and what dreams we'd like to see come true. But as quick as you can say it, you'll change directions and just as quickly, those dreams and goals will disappear or be put on the back burner.
With a vision board, you are forced to reckon with your thoughts and what you say aloud. They are a tangible representation of what and how you want your life. Vision boards hold you accountable to yourself and those dreams.
One of my favorite story tellers, Napoleon Hill, who famously wrote the all time popular, "Think and Grow Rich," said it best when he said, "Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.” He also knew that, “Thoughts become things.”
How Do I Put a Vision Board Together?
There are many ways to put your vision board together. Many start flipping through magazines cutting out images of what they want their lives to look like. Soon enough they grab materials and get busy cutting, gluing and mounting.
This way has proven ineffective many times because when you take that approach, you are not manifesting your thoughts, you're manifesting what looks nice in the magazine. It is more effective to plan what you intend to create and meditate on those plans before you get started. That way, you are more intentional in attracting your real thoughts, goals and dreams.
Let's Get Started!
Let's Make Magic! Creating Your Board
1. Be Intentional
One to three days before you actually put your board together, grab your paper, post-its and writing utensil. It's time to plan! On each of the post-its, write the lifestyle categories below:
Now, time to work! Remember, in this area, have patience and time to do what needs to be done.
Once you have all the post-its labeled, you're going to put one post-it on a page of your notebook, notepad, legal pad, whatever you chose to write on. I post one at a time because sometimes when I start writing, I might go onto the next page. You don't/won't need to do this, but I'm a writer, I do the most! :)
On the page, write out what you've always imaged that part of your life to be. Be creative on this part. As your thoughts pop up, write them down as if money, time, location or situation is not an issue. For example, on one post-it, I wrote "Family" and stuck it to the top of the page. (I hang mine off like a bookmark of sorts.)
On the page, I wrote that I wanted my entire family to look and be healthy, clean, safe, wealthy enough to never worry about money, successful based on what success looks like to them, disease, drug, alcohol and virus-free, cautious, close to each other, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically sound. (I told you, I write a lot!)
Once I've written all I want written, I write down everyone's name in my immediate family, including me. My husband, children, parents, siblings, grandchildren. Then, I jot down one-sentence individual goals. Now, you might not add everything you write onto your vision board. But, the goal here is to have a clear and concise plan and imagination for specifically what you want that part of your life to become.
Repeat the same thing for each post-it note.
Later, meditate, pray, do a rain dance, whatever you do to get your spiritual vibrations flowing so that they reign over your life. Do this every day and night that you have leading up to vision board party day. (And I always like to do it one house before the jam starts!)
2. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
It's party day! Get your beverages and snacks, grab the rest of your materials and get to a place where you have space to spread out. This is really important because if you're in a tight, cramped space, your psyche will pour that negative energy all over your board. You'll be aggravated and that will show up in your work!
You want to feel free so that the positive vibrations can flow, not only on your board, but all around the room! Do what you have to do and go where you have to go! I've done a vision board in the back of my truck bed before! It felt amazing! I was in nature and it became a part of my board!
You've already done the toughest part. So now, all you need to do is cut out images, quotes, words, etc., that match your intentions that you've written on your paper.
Once your board is finished, you can choose to share with your other board mates. It's great practice for saying out loud and confidently what you plan to attract to your life. Everyone understands that in order for seeds to grow, they must be watered and nurtured. Vision boards are the same. Sharing will be your start. Pour that verbal water all over your board, proudly, loudly, confidently and generously! (Some people cry, so have tissue handy too!)
VERY IMPORTANT! Once the party is over and you're back where you call home, find a place to hang or post your vision board where you'll see it everyday, multiple times a day. Each time you look at it, plan to look at it at least 10-15 minutes. When you're looking at it, think about what it would be like to have everything you've imagined and added to that board! Show gratitude and thank your Higher Energy for each and every thing on your board as if when you open your eyes, it will be right there!
I find it most effective to do it about 30-45 minutes before bed. That way, it'll be in your psyche which should subconsciously force you to dream of your desired life. This is one of the most effective ways to attract your dreams to reality!
Finally, have fun watching your dreams appear!
Finally, I wanted to show you the best vision board manifestations
I've seen. Everything she dreamed, manifested.
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