A new year brings new hopes, dreams, vision and inspiration. It is a time to look at what you want to achieve in the year ahead, re-address goals and set intentions.
I like to use this fresh start to focus on the new chapters that lies ahead.
I like to creatively layout my intentions by creating vision boards for how I want the next 12 months to look, it gives me time to reflect and plan my roadmap. Vision boards are powerful practices with powerful results!
Energy goes where attention flows
If we want to achieve our goals, ambitions and wildest dreams then we need to get clear about exactly what we want to attract into our life. Creating a sacred space that displays what we want from life brings it to life and seeing it everyday brings your focus closer to reality. You may be familiar with the Law of Attraction which is a book and movie teaching the theories of how our thoughts become our reality in other words, what we think we become. Visualisation practices emit a powerful frequency into the universe, whatever your beliefs on this subject scientific studies have now proved how effective visualisation can be.
You will need:
1 – A board: cork board or hard board or large card board
2 – Craft tools: scissors, tape, glue, markers, stickers, decorations, pins
3 – Inspiration Material: Mantras, postcards, pictures, places you want to go, images, personal photos
4 – Time: Give yourself a good hour to put it together but also more importantly plenty of time beforehand to get clear on your intentions.
Before you start grab a pen a paper and answer these questions, you may also want to spend some time visualising what is most important to you in your life.
“What “unrealistic dream” do I want to achieve this year?
What phase, quote or motto resonates with me to inspire and encourage me this year?
Unrealistic dreams are the most powerful ones and you have to get comfortable with believing that you can and will achieve what you truly and deeply desire. We are much more capable than we think and give ourselves credit for and those who question this this I believe they need to step out of the box and open their mind to the possibilities beyond their wildest dreams.
When you are collecting your material to create your vision board cut out pictures, phases or photo’s that you like and represent your vision, you may want to google feelings and see what images come up.
Focus on feelings
Focus on places of where you have felt at your best
Focus on times in your life when you felt your best, what memories are connected to these feelings, smells, people, places, tastes?
When you have collected all the material for your vision create a space to bring your vision to life on the board. I like to burn a nice candle and listen to inspiring music.
Lay out all the materials roughly and move it around until you feel comfortable with the layout and content, it can take a little time and re-arranging but enjoy the experience and tap into your creative flow.
Position your vision board somewhere that you will see it on a daily basis, you can use it as a base for visualisation and meditation practices. If this is a new practice for you, my advice is to experiment with having fun and be open minded to the possibilities.
If you would like to join a vision board session I am co-hosting with Jess from Yogi Tribe please come along on Wednesday 9th January to my home in Sevenoaks where will be going deeper with a guided meditation and visualisation for more power and intention behind your visions for the year ahead.
If you are doing a vision board this year, please share in the comments below one thing that you are putting on yours that you want to manifest into your life in 2019.