Creating a new vision board.
In this January of New Beginnings, I have thought a lot about how to go about really stoking the engine, and one thing that has helped me most was making a new vision board.
Several years back I made a vision board. The vision board with cutouts from magazines I had collected was a step up from the list I used to make in each year’s new calendar. As I filled out each year’s new calendar, noting special dates, birthdays, phone numbers and the like, I also made a list of things I hoped to accomplish that year. At times I was disheartened as I copied unachieved goals from one year to the next, but as I look back on it, I see that over time I did achieve all the goals I had set for myself–not necessarily in the same time frame, but certainly along the path of my life.
When the vision board was a new thing, I took time to make one focusing on what I truly wanted. I wanted it to be a work of art as well so I carefully arranged each item on the board in a way that pleased my eye. I placed my board at my vanity so I could look at it each day and meditate on the dreams I held so close to my heart.
As time went by, I removed the things that had been completed, added new things and meditated on the new things I hoped to draw into my life. After a few years, I placed my vision board on my IPad and put the old ones away.
Recently, I came across those old vision boards, remembering fondly what I had brought into my life. A significant aspect of my vision boards were not material things; rather they were spiritual and health oriented in nature. Seeing the vision boards again gave me an insight as to who I was back then, and who I wanted to be. Knowing who I am now and how the vision boards have helped me identify my deepest desires and keep me on track toward drawing the experiences into my life.
I decided this year that I’d like to assemble a new vision board to clarify my path and help set the course. Have you tried Vision Boards? What were your experiences?