Vision Boards: Get More Of What You Want In Life
May 26, 2016
I get told a lot that I'm so lucky that I get to do all the things I do. Whilst I'm truly grateful, I don't think I'm lucky. Everything I do is manifested by me WHEN I have a super clear vision.
How I get super clear is by creating vision boards. These help me stay focused on what I want to cultivate in my life. I can see my vision board daily and therefore think about all the things on it, which in turn activates the Law of Attraction - attracting the things I want to me like a magnet.
Today on the blogcast we're talking about what vision boards are, and how they can help you get more of what you want in your life. But I must warn you... if you come on over to the blogcast and give this a go, just be careful for what you wish for!
Well Hi, I'm Sam from the Sophisticated Bohemian Club and welcome to your 10-minute inspirational session to cultivate a life you love.
Now today on the blogcast- or vlogcast as you probably call it because it's a video blog today --I want to talk to you about creating vision boards and what they are, what is their purpose, and why I love them so much. And hopefully these tips that I'm going to share will help not only make sense of what a vision board is, but also help you create and then manifest things that you want in your life to come to fruition.
So let me tell you a little bit about vision boarding and why I love it so much. I have been creating vision boards since, goodness... I was a teenager. And the reason I used to do it is I have always had such a busy mind-- lots going on lots of ideas... I'm an idea person. For me it was a way of getting those thoughts out of my head and down somewhere where I could see them.
Not only that I liked creative things. Scrapbooking... kind of. If you're a child of the 80's you'll know most likely what a Friendship Book was. It was taking a school exercise book and dedicating 2 pages of the entire exercise book to a friend that you go to school with or friend out of school. You'll ask them questions: what they like, who they are, where they live, what's their age, and what's their star sign. All that kind of thing you fill it in it was all very creative and pretty and I love doing that kind of thing. And I've always kept a diary which has then transformed into journaling, which is whole another episode for you.
But vision boarding was my way of getting the stuff out my head onto paper and clearly seeing what it is that I wanted and focusing on it. So I would take my visions-- my list form as well as the picture form, and I'm going to talk about that shortly -- and stick it somewhere that I could see it.
Do when I was a teenager I always wanted to play a high level of netball. So got into the top 10 of my school, but also representative of netball for my region, and that was on my vision board. Things like getting into the lead singer of a rock band. So I would picture myself being a lead singer of a band, and I would have my favourite singers at the time. I think Joan Jett was definitely on there and equally so was Madonna although Madonna was there more because of her creativeness.
She wasn't a lead singer of a band as such but Joan Jett was. Do I put her on my vision board and everything that was on there I manifested. I'm a really good manifester and a part of that is because I clearly know what I want. And then I take the actions towards getting what I want
So there are two schools of thoughts-- if you listen or heard of Ester and Abraham, who are a sensation on YouTube for what they talk about as The Vibration of the Vortex or connecting in with the higher source, the universe that is, what allows us to manifest the things that we want.
They talk about as long as it's a thought and it's been out there then it's been already been put out into the universe. I am of the school thought that yes, absolutely 100 per cent as you know, I've shared with you thoughts have energy so thinking it, putting it out there and talking about it... of course it's going to bring those things toward you more because you started to talk about them and the energy of them and then stuff starts to move and happen.
But I also believe that you must take action on what it is that you want so that you're getting closer toward it. And that is eliminating the things that no longer serve you, that are not in line with where you're going, and surround yourself with the things that are in line with what it is that you want to do, what you want to achieve, or if you like the word manifest, what it is that you want to manifest.
So with me the vision boards are there so that I can stay focused on them. I can see clearly every single day what it is that I want to achieve where I'm going - business, life, whatever it is. and then I can then take action towards it.
Now I want to share with you a vision board that I created two years ago. I've only just pulled these out. I pulled them out so I can share them with you in this video, and I want to talk about them because what is on my vision board from 2 years ago is actually happening right now.
So with the vision board, it's a great way of planning the life that you want and in its truest form. It's letting go what you think isn't possible and just letting yourself dream and desire and get it out on a piece of paper and see it for what it is and decide too once you see it if it's truly aligned with who you are.
So when you think about the different things that you put on your vision board, you can then say to yourself: "Do I really want this? I thought i wanted this all my life."
Going back to when i was a teenager and I want to be a lead singer of a band. I really wanted that, and I got asked to be a lead singer in a band too. I didnt do it for various reasons. My parents didn't want me to be the lead singer of the band, but in the truth I was probably really scared of it too, so I didn't want to step into that. But I manifested it and I was asked.
So you also have to be very careful for what you do ask for because when it comes at you, you got to be ready for it, and I don't think I was as a teenager. Still dreaming of being a lead singer of a band. Interestingly my daughter is a phenomenal singer and she's certainly leading the way. So perhaps it was more my future was going to be the lead singer as in my daughter not me. I don't know!
So this is a vision board that i put together a few years ago, and I’ll just kind of go up and down a little bit like this and then I’ll talk about it.
On my vision board here is a lot about yoga and a lot about running. And yoga for self-acceptance, how I want to go to more yoga retreats and how eventually I want to be a yoga teacher. At the time I had no idea how I was going to do it. I just felt that that would be a huge part of what I offer within my business. It's on the board what is happening right now.
So right now, in a few days’ time, I'll be coming into the second block of my teacher training. So I'm already there. And a couple of weeks’ time I'm in Bali for a 10-day yoga retreat. It's on my board. There, here...I'm doing it.
Eating in a really extremely healthy way so that I can nourish myself, eating green and clean. I found out that I had gluten intolerances and you know as always dairy, and that was the answer for many health problems for me.
I wanted to get really focused on that. And there were many things that I had to let go to get there and it was a very hard journey, but i put it on this board and I manifested it.
The other thing is I wanted more self-care. You can see all the way down here I wanted some more self-care and I wasn't sure if I could afford to have regular facials or massages or anything like that. I've got a family of young of almost teenagers coming through the ranks now, and a husband that also has his own business. So I have to be very mindful that that it's more than me here.
As much as I want to manifest weekly massages and facials which are beautiful for self-care. But I don't have to get out and get them. I can regularly do them for myself. And then what happens is things start to show up that allows you to then go and get them outside of doing them at home.
I got a beautiful gift from Stephanie Malcolm who is a facialist. Does the most beautiful facials if you're listening to this beautiful Steph, I'm love them and I'm coming back to get another one. She's here in Wellington NZ and I got an email after putting it on my vision board that I wanted to do it regularly. She invited me and gifted me the most beautiful facials and then I was able to prioritize that that was important to me. That at my most stressed, laying there having a facial and de-stressing in that way was so vital to my health and also my future business growth and me being a better mother. Somehow I created and manifested the money to be able to that, and I was able to do that every 2-3 week or at least once a month.
That is why I love vision boarding so much and this is what the inspirational session is about today.It's inviting you to find some space, and first of all start off with creating a list of things of things that you really desire. Things that you know that you've been called to do because you know it's going to serve you in the best possible way. Is going to be the better version of you.
And this is where it gets really important. It's doing things that make you happy. It's guiding you to live that joyful life. Cultivating the joyful life whatever that is for you. That's the focus of these types of vision boards that I'd like you to give a go. See how it works for you.
So you make a list of all the things that you know will bring you joy that you would like to have more of your life. It could be a simple as having more fresh flowers in your home because every time you look at those fresh flowers you love them. It might be that you want those regular massages. It might be that you want to spend more time with your girlfrends.
Whatever it is, get it on your vision board and have it in front of you so you can see it. It will drive your decisions going forward-- that's the beautiful thing. It drives your decisions because it's what you're focusing on.
When you create these vision boards you're seeing things that you love every day and they remind you of the things that you love every day. So when you go to make a decision that doesn't serve you, that is not the best for shifting you into a joyful life. Perhaps you're making a decision for someone else and not you, and you're foregoing a joyful moment for doing something that you actually don't want to...that you really don’t even need to, by the way.
Sometimes we make decisions for everybody else and then you think at the end of the day: "What have I done for me?"
I often refer to this and I know it's become rather cliché over the years, but if you don't fit your oxygen mask first, think about it. If you don't fit your own oxygen mask first you cannot be of service or help anyone else after. You won't have the oxygen!
But put that into life-- the more you give to you the more love you give back into you, the more you can give out. You've got ample supply of it. Start with you and then give it out.
So, creating these vision boards are a beautiful way for you to get centered and focused on what it is that you most desire so that you can cultivate that joyful life, that happy life of your dreams whatever that is for you.
I've hope you've enjoyed our 10-minute inspirational session today. As always, I am very thankful you're here with me, listening and love your comments. Please pop some more comments below this. Email me if you prefer. Jump into social media and let me know if you're creating vision boards and you'd like to share them. Take a photo and post them below in the comments or in Facebook and social media, whichever you prefer. Email them to me. It will be wonderful to see if what you're getting in your vision board you're able to manifest more this year. So we can revisit this later in year perhaps and see what's come true for you.
Ok well have a magical day and week and I will see you next time in our inspirational sessions. Take care, bye!