I am bringing to you in the new year 5 challenges to help design your best life! The first of the challenges is creating a vision board~ one of my favorite things to do!
Vision Board Intention – What is it you want, what is your desired outcome?
“For every intention, we might well ask, how would this serve me and how would it serve everybody I come into contact with? And if the answer is that it will create joy and fulfillment in me and all those affected by my actions, then my intention, together with surrender to the world of spirit/energy, orchestrates its own fulfillment.” Deepak Chopra
How do you develop your intention?
“Without a vision, the people perish”. My concept of “vision” is about gaining a clear picture of the intention you have set for yourself. The “Vision Board” is a long-time experiential learning tool in business and education, vision boards help people visually connect to what it is they intend. What it is that they connect and identify with. We will be working on your vision board in the first study. This will set the tone for the remainder of the self-awareness projects.
Did you know your subconscious mind does not know the difference between reality and imagination? We Vision Board to create a unique and powerful visual creation of the life you want to live. You picture the “experience” you envision. A Vision Board is a way of creating clarity around the life you want to create for yourself. By choosing a series of powerful, meaningful images and affixing them to a display that you look at multiple times every day, you focus your attention on what matters to you most and make that your destination. Making a Vision Board helps you attract into the living things that you want to have, experience, achieve, or become. By surrounding yourself with images of the life you want, you cause your life to shift and move in the direction of matching those images.
The process takes us back to early learning with boards, scissors, pins, magazines, and glue. We go through tons of magazines and allow the subconscious to latch on to the visuals of whatever it wants. We then build the boards, and they become the topic of dialogue for a couple of months. There is much gold to be mined there.
Two Types of Vision Boards
“Then I know exactly what I want” Vision Board
This board is quite specific in its images. You would use this type of board if:
• You are very clear about what you want
• You want to change your environment or surroundings.
• There is something specific you want to manifest in your life.
“The opening and allowing” Vision Board
This type of board is intentionally not specific. You would want to use this:
• You are not sure exactly what you want.
• You have been in a period of depression and grief or indifference
• You have a vision of what you want but are uncertain of it in some way.
• You know you want change but do not know exactly how.
To create this second type, go through each magazine. Tear out images that delight you. Do not ask why. Just keep going through the magazines. If it’s a picture of a teddy bear that makes you smile, then pull it out. If it’s a cottage in a misty countryside, rip it out. Just have fun and be open to whatever calls to you.
One of the beauties of this more general imagery is that it leaves open the specifics of how to get there. But wait! You might be thinking. Aren’t we supposed to be as specific as possible in our dreams? Yes – about what you want. But about how to get there? Not at all: in fact, fretting or scheming about the how to is the last thing you want to do. Remember: the what always precedes the how. A vision board is not about strategy; it’s not about the sequence of steps it might take to get you where you want to go. It’s about naming the destination, and doing so with such vivid accuracy and emotional power that it burns itself into your subconscious.
Sometimes our egos think they know what we want, and lots of times those desires aren’t in alignment with who we really are. This goes deeper than just getting what you want. It can speak to you, and teach you a little bit about yourself and your passion.
As you assemble a board with these images, it may become clearer to you why a given image draws you, or it may not. It does not matter. Trust the process, and sooner or later the answers will come.
And by the way, this does not have to be an either/or thing. People often combine these two types of images – the “I know exactly what I want” images and “opening and allowing images” – in the same vision board.
* These instructions are taken from ‘The Vision Board Book’ by John Assaraf
Anxious to see your masterpieces!
much love to you
Leah ~ xoxo