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Vision Boards 101 -Playing With Scissors

In Metaphysics, Mind Power, Motivational, Self Help on January 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

Where thought goes, energy flows

     So what exactly is a vision board? What is the purpose of one, and how does it work? A vision board is typically a collage of images placed on a piece of poster board that is hung or placed somewhere where it can be easily viewed by the maker. A vision board should include pictures carefully selected to represent desired goals, material items or even concepts wished to be manifested by the maker of the vision board. These images can be cutouts from magazines, printed off the internet or taken from any printed source. Understand that the overall intention here is for the board to serve as a visual reference for what is to be manifested.
     So how exactly does it work then? Are we expected to believe that somehow just by looking at what we want it will magically appear? Well no, not exactly. In my opinion vision boards do not technically “work”. They will however stimulate the subconscious mind and assist in growing seeds that have already been planted (if properly used that is). Think of a vision board more in the sense of being a tool. The vision board alone would have the same affect as a hammer lying on the ground. It will always be the carpenter that builds the house by making good use of his tools.
    Using the vision board is where the magic comes into play. The use of “envisioning” in the process of manifesting is key. Because of this, a vision board can be affective on many levels, but I’ll briefly sum up three of the most important concepts; Intention, immersion, and imagination.
     Intention is the steering wheel to manifesting, and I’ll bet that you already have a good idea of how this concept works. The simple activity of creating a vision board requires one to have intent. All images on a vision board should be carefully selected to represent what is desired. If a person has a desire to move out of cramped apartment and purchase a house, the very process of selecting pictures that represent that goal is creating and sending out that intent to the subconscious mind and to all energies that will be involved in its development. This is the same concept that drives a child to tear the image of a bicycle that he or she wants from a toy store advertisement and tape it to the wall. I’m sure we have all done this in one form or the other, but doing so clarifies and strengthens the intent.
     Immersion results from being able to step inside of the vision. Just by creating a vision board and placing it somewhere highly visible this will happen to some degree on a daily basis. A dancer whose goal is to one-day own a studio will benefit from constantly seeing the visual representation of her studio. The subconscious mind picks up everything no matter how subtle, and every time she glimpses “her studio”, the subconscious mind will reaffirm that intention to have that, and will work to bring it about. Once the intention has been set, just seeing your desired image can and will mentally and emotionally take you to that place. The goal is to go to that reality; to that vibration, and “be in it”, every time you see it.
     Imagination is where you can truly let loose and be creative! Because the thought plane proceeds the physical plane (everything is imagined first) you have to imagine living out your visions in thought. To do this simply pick a time (or several) each day to sit comfortably in front of your vision board. Relax and clear your mind of worries. Now focus on one image and imagine with as much realism as you can, having what the image is. For example, your first image is a roller coaster that represents visiting an amusement park you’ve always wanted to visit. You might imagine holding your ticket as you walk to the gate, buckling yourself into that roller coaster and feeling the carts began to move. This process should be fun and entertaining and not feel at all like work (these things are what you desire after all). Fantasize for some time on each picture and try to actually create the feeling within you of actually having the experience. Do not limit your imagination, be consistent and creative. I would recommend at least two ten minute sessions a day; perhaps to began the day and before ending it.
     To recap, remember that seeing the vision now and creating the feeling of already having it, are the driving forces behind using a vision board to attract and manifest. Make it your own, have fun, and I wish you happy manifesting!
                                                           –Javis White of Seekers House.
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