What is a vision board? How do I make one? Why? And how do I use it? Simple. Vision boards are fun, creative art projects; a hands-on, visual alternative to making a list of goals and dreams. The how part follows.
We mark time and transitions by a calendar, a season, or life events. We look back on the past–maybe even on our life–and we decide what we want to keep and what we want to let go of. The letting go makes room for growth, for something new.
As you look back and look ahead, begin with GRATITUDE for all of it…who you were, and who you are, and all the experiences and people who have been part of your growing and learning.
Next, take some time to create a vision board. A vision board is a visual, experiential creative art project. When completed, you will hang it in a place where you can see it daily to remind you of your desires and intentions for the new year.
The science behind these boards is that our thoughts and emotions are made of an energy that attracts, like a magnet. All inventions and creations begin with a thought, an idea. When we put our thoughts and emotions in the direction of what we desire, in positive and consistent ways, we open ourselves to receive what we desire, and draw the essence of those experiences to us.
Vision Boards can focus on one area of your life, or several. You can use pictures–cut out of magazines or drawn by hand or printed off a computer. You can write or cut out words. Make a WISH LIST. Include it on your vision board. For these, you’ll set aside the analytical, logical side of your brain and bring out the creative, playful, intuitive side. Follow what you are attracted to. PLAY with it. And put it together on a poster board.
And finally, make sure you SHARE the Vision Board with someone. Tell them about what you put on it, and why. The telling of our story allows us to HEAR our vision, helps us speak to what we want, what is coming from our heart; allows others to hear what we want…and to offer their support and affirmation. Who you are today and tomorrow begins now.
MATERIALS needed: Poster board, scissors, old magazines, markers, glue stick, and mood music… maybe friends too,
Every new year is a fresh start. There is good, positive energy flowing. Get in the flow with it. Write your wish list. Create a vision board. Tell your story about it–to someone who will be nonjudgmental, excited for you, and be open and affirming to your growth and dreams. Post it where you see it daily. Follow the muse. Be open to possibilities.
Happy creating and Sharing and Imagining…and Happy New Beginnings.