A powerful tool that was discussed in “The Secret” was the use of a vision board. If you are not familiar with this term, then it is my intention that by the time you've read this article you will be familiarized with the term and will also have a clearer ideas as to whether you want to create one or not.
There are lots of different names for this tool which all have the same meaning. You may have heard it being called by a different name such as a dream board or manifestation poster. Whatever the name given to it, it is a tool to help you manifest your desires.
So let's discuss first off how you can make one.
The first step is to create a vision board and the easiest way in my opinion is to start by writing a list of what it is that you want.
If you don't know what you do want, then make a list of what you don't want. By knowing what you don't want, you can easily see the polar opposite and turn it into a desire. For example:
I don't want lot's of bills >> becomes >> I desire endless streams of money
I don't want to be without a relationship >> becomes >> I desire a fun, loving partner
I don't want my old car anymore >> becomes >> I desire a brand new BMW
The next stage is to go to your favourite search engine and type in keywords that relate to your desire. On most search engines there is a function where you can search for images only, select this feature and display images related to your search term.
Carefully choose some images that appeal to you and make sure they are images that really give you great feelings when looking at them.
Once you have your images, print them off, cut them out and stick them onto your vision board. You could make your vision board from:
- A large white poster
- Use a pin board and pin all of your images to it
- Stick them directly onto your wall
Positioning is quite important now. You want your vision board to be close to you and in visual range as much as possible. If you work from home and spend 10 hours per day in your office then your office is the ideal place to put your vision board. Put it somewhere that you often look at.
Here are some examples:
- Behind your monitor
- Behind your telephone
- Close to your waste bin
- Next to your printer
I have my vision board right next to me and so when I am working in my office I turn my head about 30 degrees and there it is.
Now you have your vision board, how often should you look at it?
I spend 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening looking at and visualising the desires on my vision board.
This makes me feel great and often I am actually closing my eyes and taking the vision further than just staring at an image. I use the images to start my vision off and then I expand them to the depths of my desire.
Remember, the purpose of this is to feel good and so if you look at an image and it doesn't feel good then replace it with one that does. It is a trial and error process but when done repetitively it can be very powerful. Your vision board should be an ongoing process for you and will never be complete as new desires will continue to emerge.
You should use your vision board as a “jogger” to remind you to visualize and also to help you recall feelings. It is not intended to be the ultimate tool that you must use to manifest. A lot of deliberate creators choose not to use vision boards and are just as successful. My advice is if it feels right for you – then create one. If you have doubts and you're not that interested in it, then do not make one.
There are plenty of tools and processes available to you that could be more powerful to you than a vision board.
The key point to making a vision board is to help you create powerful emotions within you. It is those emotions and feelings that are doing the manifesting, not the picture on your vision board.
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