Happy New Year to you!
I was wondering, do vision boards work for you? Are you able to connect with them in a way that lights you up and inspires you? For years, I hated vision boards. First of all, cutting pictures out of magazines and gluing them to poster board reminds me way too much of grade school homework projects. Plus, I am visually driven and the juxtaposition of a $100,000 car on cheap white poster board does not make things feel real for me. Add to that, my tastes change constantly. This week, I might want a red Mercedes and next week it might be a silver Lexus….so, I usually didn’t bother.
This year, however, one of my coaches has been encouraging me to try it again. She’s been getting the strong intuitive hit that a vision board will really help get me on track. Of course, I never seem to resonate with doing things the way they’re “supposed” to be done. I always have to put my own stamp on it. (Side note: that’s actually part of my life purpose…doing things on my terms). So, I started researching vision boards and what I realized is that I need something that is pretty and tangible. Something that I can hold in my hands. I started finding images on the internet that I really like. Things that make me feel good, light, expansive, happy and inspired when I look at them. For example, I did pick a red Mercedes to put on my board, but I picked it because when I look at it, I can FEEL the way I feel when I imagine sitting in the leather seats. I can FEEL the way I feel when I touch the steering wheel. I can FEEL the way I feel when I imagine driving the car.
As I continued to look for more images, I realized that it’s more about the energy that the image represents than the actual image. So, when I look at houses, they need to feel light, expansive, free, happy, peaceful, and safe. I do look for things that are pretty, but again, it doesn’t have to look like the home I want. Actually, I don’t have an image in my mind of the home I want. It’s all about the feel and comfort. You get the picture.
So, instead of printing the pictures and putting them on poster board or creating a digital collage with them, I decided to make a vision book. It’s based on the idea of photo scrapbooks. I found a really pretty book, some words and sayings, and pretty papers. The book is a work in progress, but I love that I can keep it by my bed and look at it and imagine what all these beautiful things feel like right before going to sleep and again when I wake up in the morning. I have inspiring sayings, reminders of my goals and targets, and just lots of things that make me smile.
If you’ve never made a vision board before or you if you make them in the usual way, I encourage you try making a vision book and see if works differently for you. Here is a picture of some the pages that are in my book before I put the images on them.
Energy Forecast & 2016
2016 sounds like a year where we’re all going to need to be on our toes. When I checked into the energy of 2016 during last week’s energy forecast, we were reminded that 2016 is going to be about getting real. It’s going to be about walking our talk big time and the energies are definitely going to be working in a way that will give us plenty of opportunities to see where we’re not acting in alignment with our words and what we say we believe.
Check out this week’s energy forecast to hear how Personal Power, Addiction, Inspiration, and Balance will be playing out between now and 1/6/16. I also checked in got more information about 2016. We are in for a whole lot of A-ha moments.
I also talk about how the way you react to situations can create your life. Put aside about 28 minutes if you want some really good information that will help you to live a life you want.
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See you next year!
Much love and abundant blessings,