Visualising is a creative, powerful and tangible way of saying yes please to all the things your working on for yourself, by creating in ‘your life’ abundance you want to receive in areas of your choosing, you most definitely deserve.
What is a vision board
A vision board is a collage of visual images or words that represent the life you want to live. Quite literally, it is a tangible representation of the vision you have for yourself. You can make one by hand—think old-school magazine cutouts on a bulletin board or you can make one digitally, via a website like Pinterest. What matters is that you manually create it because literally no one else can do it for you. It can represent your vision for a particular area of your life for example a flat tummy, money, getting out more, that holiday you want to go on or your whole life in general so this will take time and thought depending on everything you want to visualise.
How Does It Work
It’s works by example if you put your mind or attention on something specific, and are unconsciously scanning the world social media or magazine’s for anything that matches it. It’s not that those thoughts or visions were never there; it’s simply that you never noticed them before.
So it makes sense then, that if you put your attention on the images in your vision board (pictures of your dream trip to a beautiful location) that the energy of that attention will more likely be in your awareness eventually with high probability happen in reality.
When you continue to give your attention to the things your want, you attract those things into your life.
But be careful!
The Universe responds with both the positive and the negative! If you look for reasons to support why you are having a terrible day (“I stubbed my toe, then spilled my coffee, then got stuck in traffic”), you’ll keep attracting annoyances to prove you right!
The more you surround yourself with the things you want to experience, the more you’ll actually get to experience those things in your life—as so perfectly put in the adage: Energy goes where attention flows.
Creating your vision board.
Connect to Your Vision
Meditate, daydream, or journal about all the things you want to be, do, or have, and don’t forget to consider the multiple dimensions of your life as well. Imagine your ideal career, relationship, house, car, community, body, and so on. The more specific you can be, the better! You want to be in a good headspace when you sit down to make your vision board, so lighting some candles and playing some good music can also help to set the scene.
Gather Your Materials
Sometimes it’s fun to flip through magazines and cut out images and words that call to you. If you go this route, take into consideration what kinds of magazines you have laying around. For example, Yoga Journal Magazine might be a good choice, whereas Us Weeklymight not be quite as choc full of positive imagery.
Remember that it’s crucial for everything you select to appear on your vision board to be representative of what you DO WANT, not anything you don’t. For this reason, it can be even more helpful and specific to use your old friend Google to pull up the exact image or word you want to see. It’s a lot easier to search online for a pile of cash to represent abundance and then print it out than it is to count on your magazine collection to contain that specific image.
Once you’ve gathered your images, you’ll also need a bulletin board, poster board, or several pieces of paper, scissors, and glue or tape. Sidebar: If you don’t consider yourself particularly crafty, and would rather create a digital vision board, Pinterest can be a great way to collect and display images that light you up.
Once you’ve made your vision board, it’s important to hang it in view—maybe on the inside of your closet door or on your refrigerator. Don’t feel like you need to stare at it 24/7, but it does need to appear in a place where you will encounter it every day. If you make it and put it under your bed, you’re likely to forget about it. But keep it in your consciousness, and you’re sure to see results much more quickly.
Some people like to make smaller vision boards that they can take with them. You can put it on or in your journal or daily planner. If you are a student, you can slide it into the plastic cover of your three-ring binder. Or if it’s digital, you can make it the desktop picture on your computer, or the wallpaper photo on your smartphone.
Let the Universe Do Its Thing
Once you’ve clarified your vision and made your vision board, your job is simply to look at it often, and trust that the Universe will provide you with the opportunities to manifest each and every thing you truly desire. Hold these images in your awareness on a regular basis, and say “Yes!” when opportunities present themselves to make your dreams come to life. As you come up with new ideas and inspirations, feel free to add to it at any time. Your vision board should be a flexible and fluid representation of your desires as they shift and morph throughout your life. In fact, it’s recommended that you create a completely new vision board every 6 to 12 months to be sure it’s current, inspiring, and up-to-date with your values and priorities.
So get to it! Your vision board doesn’t need to be perfect and can certainly be a work in progress. Each person’s vision board will be unique and individual, so try not to compare to others or judge the outcome. Have fun, be open and willing, and see what happens! The Universe might just surprise you.
I’m currently working on my own it’s a delicate process and I want to get it right, if you have made your own vision board has it helped you or has the vision came through? I’ll post mine up to Instagram when it’s completed, I’m excited!
Feel free to leave ideas and comments I would love to know how you created yours. Cassie xo