Vision Boards are a motivational tool to help manifest and attract your goals.
They have been a part of my life for about 10 years now. Before I made my first Vision Board, I created 'vision drawings'. They were amazingly powerful and the themes within them largely came into being. I then attended a Vision Board class with Daisy Bruce Coaching, which I found very transformative. I have been making and using Vision Boards ever since, to help bring my intentions to light.
The Vision Board below was made by a participant who attended a recent Vision Board workshop I held.
Vision Boards are essentially cut and paste Collages on board, combining images and sometimes words that are meaningful to you. Imagery can be torn randomly from magazines, tapping into the sub conscious in a surprisingly apt way. Or materials can be selected in a more pre-meditated way, using photographs, postcards, copies from book images etc. that inspire you to connect with your visions. Either method is valuable or both can be combined. The method in the Vision Board displayed above was a mixture of both. The workshop attendee then continued and completed the process after the workshop, drawing on further contemplation. I can find myself adding detail to my Vision Boards for a while afterwards, as it's an inspirational process that sparks clarity.
Colour, tone and texture are all important when creating your Vision Board. Choose images that resonate with your taste and if you like, add textural papers and fibres and maybe combine drawing and painting too. Think about composition and how to display and integrate your images in a harmonious way. So before you commit to glue, get a rough feel for where you will place your images. After a while, this takes on its own organic flow, once initial images and spacing have been defined.
The mini Vision Boards below were created in a session I presented at my local business group, South Downs Hub. The 'Coastal Walking' one was my demonstration Vision Board and within months of making it I had seen my first dolphins!
Vision Boards can have a theme, such as home, family, relationships, career, holidays, travel etc. Or they can incorporate many elements of your life. They reflect your dreams and aspirations and are a regular reminder of your intentions and what you want to put into action. Placing an image of yourself or loved ones on your Vision Board can help, by planting yourself firmly in the vision.
Put your Vision Board somewhere where you will see it on a daily basis. Give it attention, gaze at it often, even if only a glance when you're busy. Your Vision Board is a collage of positive affirmations that will help you to recognise what you want when it potentially comes into your life. From my experience, making Vision Boards has enabled me to feel more confident and directional about my path, seizing opportunities more readily, that are aligned with my goals.
There is balance to be had here, with not being too needy about the outcome! Patience is all part of the process and also gratitude for the things you appreciate in your life. It can be amazing looking back over time and reflecting on how many elements of your Vision Board have come to light. Happy Visioning!
'' ... clarity of vision is a trigger to manifestation...'' Julia Cameron, from her book 'The Vein of Gold', A Journey to your Creative Heart
A book that you are sure to find useful on your Vision Board path:
'The Vision Board', The Secret to an Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwarz
Many of the images in this Vision Board blog have been sourced from 'Resurgence & Ecologist', 'Coast' and 'Country Living magazines