Visualizing The Future With A Vision Board

Shown: Vision Board By Kadesh Carter Created At Concept Forty Seven In Oakland, CA.

By Kadesh Carter | March 21, 2017

What Is A Vision Board?

Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises that a person can put into action. Creating a space that display’s what you wish to come into existence makes you consciously and subconsciously focus on obtaining those things in life. A vision board is any board that you display images, and/or words that represents who you want to be, or things you desire to manifest in life. This is a step to getting what you want by knowing what you want. What we see is what we believe, and that is one of the reasons why vision boards work so well.

A couple of months ago the lifestyle boutique Concept Forty Seven hosted a Vision Board Party and I was able to attend. Those attending were requested to bring a couple of magazines to share, pink and white poster boards, along with supplies, finger foods and wine was provided. It was fun talking with the other ladies, flipping through the pages of lifestyle, fashion, gardening and health magazines to find the images that we felt resonated with us the most to create with. I selected a lot of what I like to call ‘power words’ and ‘power phrases.’ In other words short visual mantras to look at.

I like to consider myself very versatile and I have a wide rage of interests from topics such as self improvement, women’s empowerment, gardening, cooking, directing, and art, just to name a few. All of which can be seen in the previewed image above. I selected to use the pink board because of the pop and glow effect it gave everything on it. There is a sticker that reads, ‘Becoming Me’ to remind myself that I am happy, I am whole, but I also have bigger dreams to achieve in life. Short phrases such as, ‘Learning From Experience’ and ‘Live Your Passion’ are both positive affirmations that I believe everyone should consider no matter where they are in their journey.

Be Bold.
Be Sexy.
Be You.

Q: What should you place on your vision board?

A: Anything that inspires, encourages and motivates you. The purpose of a vision board is to bring everything on it to life with the law of attraction. Before starting, think about what your goals in life are from subjects such as personal growth, health, career, finances, travel, home and relationships. There are not any rules to what images to use. Its really whatever YOU want to place on it.

Tips For A Successful Vision Board
Write down keywords, positive energetic phrases, and goals that you wish to attain over the next day, month, year, 5 years, 10 years, and beyond. Preparing your mind for what it is you want will help you connect with the images that you come across. Images in other words that may represent the words written down.

What You Will Need:
– Poster board or Cork board
– Magazines
– Scissors
– Glue stick

Set aside 1-3 hours to yourself or plan a “Vision Day/Night” with your closest friends. This will be your time to design life as you wish for it to be. Clear the space that you will be working in so that your workspace is comfortable and supplies are available at reach. If working with a group, make sure that everyone has a comfortable amount of space to move around in. Light some candles, and listening to background music with a favorite playlist is always a good addition. Add a platter of fruits, nuts and with pitcher of water to keep your mind active.

Cut out images and words that stand out to you. You can either cut and immediately paste them, or cut and collect in a pile everything that you like and then glue them after. Arrange your images anyway that you like. It can be a collage – “brainstorm” of multiple pictures, or you can create a minimalist themed board with only the main objectives (pictures/images/words) that you wish to focus on in life. Remember that it is all up to you and the direction that your heart guides you in.

If working in a group, after you all have finished share your story with one another. This was the best part of the party at Concept Forty Seven!

Hang your dream/vision board somewhere you will see it daily and feel inspired.

Enjoy making your vision a reality!

Leave A Comment: How was your experience in creating a vision board? Has it helped you reach your goals?

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