How To Create a Vision Board You Can Be in Alignment With

I’m sure you’ve heard of vision boards or dream boards.  I’ve even heard them called Creation Boards.  You’ve probably read exactly how to create one, so I’m not going to go into detail on how to create one.  I’d like to show you how to make one that is most effective for you, one you can come into alignment with!  If you haven’t created one yet, don’t worry.  I hope you’ll be inspired to make one after you read this because you’ll be more confident going into it.  My hope is that you can look back on your Vision Board in 5 or 10 years and see that you’ve done everything on that board!

How to Come into Alignment

Vision boards are great and should be done, but aligning with the visions/dreams on your vision board is what opens up the way for manifestation.  Alignment is about finding the feeling inside that helps you go from hope to faith that your vision WILL happen. Identifying your feelings (which tie in with your ‘why’) helps your visions take up permanent residence in your brain.  The vision is basically the desire God has placed in your heart and mind.  When you concentrate on that desire for a few minutes, what feelings arise? Decide to use those emotions from your core (your heart) to help your brain (logic) come into alignment with your God-given desires (vision).  Scientists have proven that we make our decisions based on emotions first, then logic.  Focus on the emotion you feel when you visualize the vision.  Is it joy?  Freedom?  Is it relief or peace?  Maybe contentment or personal pride/satisfaction from achieving it?  Or maybe it’s an overwhelming feeling of love. Allow this feeling to harmonize with the vision.  Feel and visualize at the same time.  If you find it hard to feel, it could be that you haven’t tapped into your deepest desires.

To help your brain get into the mode of digging down into your heart, first start with a simple prayer, “God show me the desires you have placed inside of me. Help me surrender to you, to my heart’s desires, and to my purpose.”  Next, try a writing exercise–this is a great way to help you get in touch with your visions and dreams.  I have recently learned a great deal about opening up to my dreams with writing exercises from The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.  This is one of the exercises I do now every 90 days before I work on my 90 day goal plan.

If it weren’t too crazy and I didn’t give a flip what others thought, I would (list 5 things):

  1. _____________________________________
  2. _____________________________________
  3. _____________________________________
  4. _____________________________________
  5. _____________________________________

If I acted upon these 5 things and it weren’t too selfish, what action step would I take to do them?

  1. _____________________________________
  2. _____________________________________
  3. _____________________________________
  4. _____________________________________
  5. _____________________________________

Maybe you think it’s crazy to belly dance, who cares?!  Write it down!  Then, write down the action step you would take on that dream. Maybe you would sign up for a belly dance class.  Maybe you want to be an author, so your action step could be to talk to an author. Here’s a tip: talk to someone who just did it.  Someone who did it 30 years ago may not give you fresh advice that you could really use in today’s time.  But whatever it is that you write down, no matter how crazy or selfish it seems, GO WITH IT.  It’s not like this is being written in concrete.  Identify the positive feeling which would come with taking a leap of faith and really doing it.  You may even want to write a letter about it as if 5 years has passed and you are writing to a family member or friend and telling them all about your crazy, wild adventures.  Keep the letter to yourself, but write it in the future-tense as if your dreams have come true.  This can be a great way to work though the process of giving yourself permission to dream.  In reality, only 2% of the people who read this will take the time to actually do this exercise and write out a letter.  But if you take the time to do this, it may be the best hour you ever spent in your life.  Taking time to put on paper a vision for your life is life-changing!  It can seem ridiculous at the time, but your future self will thank you!

Creating Your Vision Board

If you’re feeling really artsy, I would suggest buying a blank art book or scrapbook that you can create your vision board using pictures from magazines or computer print-outs and draw your words with beautiful colors.  You could also do this on a poster board. If you are wanting a faster way, use an online vision/dream board creator or online application.  Or you could copy and paste images from the internet onto a word document or Pages app and then print it out.  You can then save this version as a wallpaper on your desktop or phone.  Tip: Put your deepest desire/vision/dream in the center of your board.  This is the one you feel the most connection to.  This is the one vision that HAS to happen in order for your life to be complete…in order to not feel any ounce of regret at the end of your life.

Have fun with it and allow your inner child to come out and play during this process.  BE FREE!  This is a no-judgement zone where you can put on paper what God has placed in your heart.  And remember when you go back and look at your vision board, hopefully on a daily basis, you take the time to feel the emotions associated with each picture on your board.

 

Love,

Vanessa, xo

 

P.S.  If you’re on your way to creating your Vision Board, you may wonder how will you get up the courage to actually make it happen…get my 6 tips for your Creative Courage here for FREE:  http://hearttoheartbiz.com/ebook/

 

 

 

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