A vision board is a visual medley of wishes, dreams and desires. When done with intention, it will bring things to fruition. However, it is much more than going through magazines and creating a pretty collage. There are mindsets to take into consideration before you begin.
The power of intention is something within all of us. It’s a choice to concentrate on a desire or dream, and see it come to life. With intention, you’re fueling a vision of your desires and dreams with energy. Imagine the concept of a wishing well. As you prepare to flip your coin into the well, you take a moment to concentrate and visualize on a wish. Even if this gesture lasts but a moment, your coin flip has set an intention of something you desire to happen.
Most of us keep a mental bucket list throughout our lifetimes. Although a bucket list is full of wonderful aspirations, it’s important to recognize a vision board is NOT a bucket list. A bucket list contains things you would love to receive or accomplish “sometime” in your life. A vision board contains “specific desires” you want to happen sooner than later.
It’s a good idea to begin your vision board creation with a few topics in mind. It’s important to select topics you desire only for yourself. While we all want the best for our loved ones, it’s up to them to manifest their own lives. Your vision board is about YOU, and you can fill your vision board with as many topics as you desire.
- Love/ Relationships/ Family
- Livelihood/ Career
- Travel/ Adventure
- Creativity/ Art/ Writing
- Health/ Fitness
- Prosperity/ Abundance
- Education/ Achievements
It’s okay to feel outside your comfort zone, and not know how things will manifest. Vision boarding is about trusting the “what” precedes the “how”. Let go of resistance, release doubt and visualize what you desire. You’re planting seeds at this moment, and all else will come in time.
To begin, you will need to gather a few items (listed below). Be sure to set yourself up in a location where you are comfortable and will feel free to be creative. If the atmosphere calls for it, play some music, burn a candle, or open a window.
- Creative space to spread out materials
- Poster board
- Images/Pictures (magazines, doodles, printed computer images, etc.)
- Glue stick
The goal is to assemble a collage of printed words, sayings, pictures, drawings, and/or symbols inspiring your dreams and desired outcomes. Browse through magazines, internet images or other resources you’re willing to cut up. Use your intuition to guide you in selecting images to utilize, then assemble the images to a poster board with a glue stick.
- Prior year calendar
- Junk Mail
- Old greeting cards
- Create your own drawing or doodle
- Printed images from the internet
- Print out or write your own sayings or phrases
Once you’ve completed your fabulous vision board, be sure to display it in a place you visit often (by your clothes closet, on your bathroom door, in your kitchen or office, etc.). A vision board should be revisited often to keep the intention moving. Lastly, yet most importantly, be sure to express gratitude for what you have and what you are manifesting.