How Can You Create Your Own Vision Board?

It can be simple or as elaborate as you wish. What do you want to bring into your life? A job? A place to live? A healthy lifestyle? An outcome to a situation? What are you passionate about?

My first one was cut out pics placed in an envelope and taken out once a week. It can be one picture on your refrigerator. A phrase with pictures on a bulletin or magnetic board. Poster board is another good choice, this could also be framed. You could do it on your journal cover and place pictures throughout the pages writing your vision into reality. Remember to put energy into it, the feeling that it has already happened and is yours. Place it where you can see it, dream it into reality.

Years ago I was telling my sister how to make a board and my brother in law was listening to our conversation. She was doing hers on the bulletin board in her office when a post-it note magically appeared. My brother in law stuck it on there, it said “a better job”. It was about a week and a half later that he came home from work shortly after he left. “Your sister and her brilliant ideas. We’re all locked out the company closed down and didn’t tell anyone. Now I have to go find work.” I asked him what he meant by his post. He had always wanted to work for UPS and that’s what he was thinking when he wrote it. I told him to go fill out an application which he did that day. A few weeks later he got called for an interview sometime later he began working part time which developed into a full time position that he will be retiring from next year. Had the company he worked for not have closed he would have never gone to UPS, he would have stayed with the secure job afraid to make the change. Sometimes doors close so we take the steps to follow what our soul knows is possible.

What is your Soul telling you?

Another thing I forgot to mention in my last post. I usually say “this or something better”. There is always the possibility for more, don’t limit yourself.

Soul Coaching: Creating a Vision Board

Part of the Soul Coaching program is creating a Vision Board. Making a collage of what you want in your life. I have a story to share. Those of you that know me, yes, I always have a tale to tell.

Many years ago we moved into a big new house and we were going to get new furniture for the living room. I was in no hurry to fill it up with just anything. I had an idea of what I wanted and it wasn’t in any store that I was looking in. I began searching in catalogs and magazines. If I found a picture of something that came close to what I wanted I cut it out and placed it in my special drawer.

I had finally collected pictures of what I thought was the perfect living room. On Sunday mornings I would light a fire in the fireplace and sit down putting the pictures the way I visualized the placement of the furniture. I would sit having a cup of tea enjoying the feeling of my beautiful room. I imagined sitting with my family and friends. I imagined entertaining at the holidays.

Time passed and I began to find pieces that resembled what I wanted and purchased them as they showed up in my life. With each purchase came a sense of satisfaction. Gradually I had the room that I had envisioned.

One evening sitting around the fireplace with my family I hear my daughter gasp “oh my God”. Everyone looked up at her, “Mom, this room looks like the pictures you would place on the floor all the time.”

I smiled. Magic? Coincidence? I believe creating a board establishes focus on what we want keeping us aware of our desire. To look for what we want instead of focusing on what we are moving away from.

Magic? Well yes. I’ve always believed in magic don’t you?

Sometimes it happens in a blink of an eye other times it may take a bit longer. Enjoy each step of the adventure with a clear view of where you are going. Remove the clutter. Put some energy into your board. Don’t just slap something on for the sake of getting it done. Look at it, think about it, this is what you are creating for your future. Feel it in your Soul, let it grow, imagine. Let the magic in.