One of my most treasured tools for setting my intentions and goals is to create a vision board.
A vision board gives your dreams space and attention and allows you to keep them within your daily focus.
My process for creating a vision board begins some time before actually sitting down to piece my board together. I usually spend the few weeks/months beforehand gathering a collection of images, mostly chosen from magazines.
This needn’t be the way…you could go and buy a stack of magazines if you wish and start right away.
I will admit though I enjoy the moments of choosing and building up a collection of images and words.
I use a cork board and drawing pins for my board. This allows me to reuse the board and also take down and replace images easily if I wish to do so.
I like create a sacred space to piece my board together. You can do this however feels right for you. I clear a workspace, light a candle and maybe burn some sage to clear the energy around me.
I create a central focus for my images and slowly build around it.
You may have a few different areas, mine look a little like this; Family, adventure, love, creativity and self self care.
I find this process very meditative.
While creating your board, try your best to stay focused in the moment. Imagining your dreams, goals and wishes as a reality.
One finished your board should be placed somewhere that you can see daily. If you can, make the time to look at your board daily and visualise it becoming a reality, I believe this works wonders.
I find it amazing, how giving your dreams this physical space to reside in, opens up possibilities for change and growth, and keeps you on the right track.
I thoroughly enjoy the whole creating process, but to receive results at the end is just the best.
I have had some fascinating success from my vision boards.
I’ll share one of my stories with you.
Around 8 years ago we lived in a rented tiny two bedroom cottage. It was beautiful and I loved it but it was expensive. Dan was working full time and myself 3 days per week. Ollie was 3 years old. I desperately wanted to home educate him and be with him everyday, instead I was rushing around dropping him off at nursery all day long while I worked, in a job that didn’t exactly bring me joy.
I wasn’t happy with how things were, but at the time I couldn’t really see a different way of doing things.
I decided to create a vision board. I certainly didn’t create this board with the mindfulness I employ now.
I just used any images that I fancied. I cut out a picture of a big hall, a field with a horse in it (I really don’t know why I chose those!) amongst other random images that caught my fancy.
I did light a candle and create a sacred space. I meditated with my board in front of me, I visualised myself, with Ollie everyday, our bills paid, me working hours to allow home education.
Within the month the place where Dan worked (a big beautiful hall) had the caretaker role become vacant. He said we should go for it. I agreed right away, although I was doubtful. We were only 24, I’d never known young caretakers, they were always much older, you know, proper grown ups, haha! Also we had Ollie which I thought would be a drawback for the company.
As it turns out it wasn’t. I was told my hours were completely flexible as long as my jobs were done. I couldn’t believe our luck.
Then I remembered my dream board. I usually find the best kind of magick is magick that you do, then completely forget about.
I took out my board, the hall I had placed on the board was so similar and also, right next to the Hall was a field, with a beautiful horse in it. It had worked in ways I would never have thought possible. I was blown away.
Our friend, the horse next door.
I’m not sure how long we will live here but I appreciate each second of it while it lasts.
I’m aware that they don’t always work this well, and that we were very lucky but I like to believe in the magic of the universe working away to bring all the little synchronicities about.
So I know the power a vision board can hold. I am very careful what images I use now!
With the right intent behind it, it can be absolutely magical.
Have you made a vision board before? Will you now? I’d love to hear your stories.
Thank you for reading.
Love Amy 💫