“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.” -Robert Collier
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a special passion for cutting out beautiful photos from magazines and collaging them together. Little did I know that this visualization technique is super powerful in helping you to manifest your visions and dreams.
If you’re looking for a fun, creative way to express your unique vision, I highly recommend giving vision boarding a try. Not only is it a way for you to tap into your creativity and dreams, but it also helps you to gain total clarity and focus on what you ACTUALLY want to create in your life.
What is a vision board?
They have many names vision/mood board, goal/dream boards. They are a very powerful tool to help you connect with yourself and motivate you to take your life to the next level. Focusing on intentions you want to create in your life; what you want, need, value, how you want to feel, what you want to see, do or experience.
Who are they good for?
Anyone! Goal setters. Dreamers. Visionaries. And even non-creatives. Anyone willing to take a little time out of their busy schedule to create space for creativity and clarity. We’re not asking you to create a fine art masterpiece here. 🙂
Vision boards have been known to be more powerful than just writing down your goals on paper. Visualization is the formation of a mental image of something, and the more you bring these visions into your imagination and FEEL the emotion behind it, the faster you align your energy with what you’re wanting to attract into your life. (We’re talking Law of Attraction stuff here.)
It is completely normal for your board to change + evolve. (Trust me, my vision boards from 5 years ago look NOTHING like what my soul craves today.) Just as we continue to grow and transform so will your board. I like to create vision boards 1-2x per year. (Depending on how fast I manifest or eliminate things I didn’t REALLY want from my board.)
There is no right or wrong way to create one so find what works for you best and follow your intuition – your internal guide. Having a board can help you create a plan of action for achievements. By doing this you are paying attention to your dreams + goals and you are taking a step forward toward growth.
“Vision without action is merely a dream.” -Joel Barker
Before getting started
Set out a good chunk of time to do this, either by yourself or with friends. Doing this can spark creativity and inspiration. When you become clear about the things you want in your life and you continually focus your attention on those desires, you will begin to uncover the next action step you’ll need to take to attract those desires into your life.
Create a space
Set up where you feel comfortable and with a large enough area to spread out. Ex: Living room, craft space, or dining table. You can set the mood by lighting candles, incense, chanting, meditation, crystals, music, singing, or anything that supports your peacefulness, relaxation and evokes your dreams and desires.
Tune into your feelings
Chose a single word that describes what energy you wish you attract more of in your life. Ex: Free, Calm, Open, Abundant, Loving etc.
Areas of your life
This can be simple where you dial in on one main category or detailed and more specific covering a variety of categories.
Areas to consider: Education, Family, Business, Health, Finances, Relationships, Personal Growth, Productivity, Spirituality, Romance, Fun, Giving, Vacations, Health and Fitness, or Home Environment
Gather your supplies
If you’re anything like me you have loads of magazines lying around, poster board or canvas (I go for a 16×20 canvas, but you can use anything from a notebook to a pin board online), scissors, glue, and all your BIG dreams. You can also cut out personal photos, make lists, print off inspiring quotes or affirmations to put on your board. You can even do this virtually using things like Pinterest or Pixlr Express.
Be sure when collecting images, you are selecting things that are a reflection of YOU and what you wish to manifest more of in your life. When you’re done skimming through all the magazine pages you can review all the items you’ve collected to put on your board. Once you’ve reflected on each specific vision – ask yourself – is this REALLY something I’m willing to put in dedication action for?
“Dreams won’t work unless you do.” -John C. Maxwell
If you find yourself feeling resistance to images you have chosen or while you are putting the board together, just notice it, accept it, and let it go. Heal the resistance by honoring it and releasing it.
CREATE YOUR VISION BOARD
Crank up the tunes and start putting your board together. Be sure to have FUN! Believe in yourself and your abilities to achieve the things you put on your board. When you paste each photo or quote to your board I want you to really FEEL the feeling of what it would be like if those desires were already in your life NOW. Use that energy to attract them to you.
How to get the most out of your board
Display it – This could be on your desk, your desktop, your screensaver, office or bedroom wall, fridge, basically anywhere you can see it. Make sure you’re not only LOOKING and IMAGINING but you’re FEELING the feelings of your dreams coming true.
See it daily – Make sure you can see it on the reg!
Give thanks – Acknowledge and feel as if your board has already come true
Trust – This or something better is coming to you and the Universe is supporting you
Do NOT explain it – This is for you and your soul
Take a photo – Carry it with you always by saving it on your phone
Make it happen
The more you visualize or see your dreams coming true, the more you’ll gravitate towards it naturally. List things that you could experiment with to start living out your values + dreams NOW! Be sure to ground this list in things that are in your control.
Remember this isn’t meant to stress you out or make you feel bad. Drop your perfectionism. Doing this is going to help you level up your life and the experience should be fun.
Feel free to share a photo of your board in the comments below. Let’s make some magic!