I’m sure many of you might already be familiar with Vision Boards, but I wanted to do this small article to give some guidance for those who might have heard of it but never tried it.
What I’m sharing here is how I usually do mine. If you find different ways of doing it, go for it!
So, what is a Vision Board?
A Vision Board is a tool that helps you visualize and manifest your goals and intentions. It’s really a visual collage of all the things you want to bring into your life. These can be done once a year, monthly or however works best for you. If you do a yearly one, you can make one at any time, it doesn’t necessarily have to be made on the New Year.
The magical thing about them is that you can make a single one with all your goals and intentions or even make one for each area (love life, career, spirituality, etc.). Like I mentioned before, this is a limitless, creative process that you have complete control of. You can do it however you envision it. You can go from a physical board to a digital one.
How does the process work?
Before creating the visual part of your Vision Board, you have to have a clear idea of what you intend to manifest into your life during the time you choose. If you’re not so clear on this part, you can do a meditation.
Go to your Sacred Space or somewhere you can sit or lay down quietly for a couple of minutes. Start to focus on your breathing, take long, deeps breaths and calm your mind.
Once you feel relaxed and centered, begin to visualize in your mind’s eye, how you’d like the next phase of your life to be. What does it feel like? What do you see? What energies do you feel around you? Who is there with you? Try to have it be as detailed as you can. After you visualized everything, write it down in your journal or on a piece of paper. You can ask for guidance from Higher Spirits to help you gain clarity on what you truly want.
After you’ve written down everything, start to look for the images that will represent each feeling, goal, wish, dream or circumstance. You can use magazines, search for images online or sketch them. If none of these do the trick for you, you can use words or any other means. The important thing is to connect a visual element to the intention.
If you’re making a physical Vision Board, once you have the visual elements ready, you can begin to place and paste them in whatever order you think it needs. After this, you can adorn it and snazz it up! Glitter, stickers, markers, cutouts, anything goes!
The important thing when placing the images (whether digital or otherwise) is that you do it with intention. Remember that HOW you say things holds power, so when setting the intentions for your Board, make sure you set them as “I AM” or “I HAVE”. Speak and think as if you already have the things you’re putting up. This will potentialize it even more.
If you’re doing a digital version, make the collage however it resonates with you and voilà! You’re done.
Place the Board somewhere where you will see it every day. Keeping it in sight allows the subconscious to be connected with those intentions at all times.
From time to time, check in with what you have placed and reflect on what actions you’re currently taking to manifest these wonderful things.
Journaling can be a very useful tool to filter whatever answers you come up when asking this question. Why do you want the things you put up? What can you do as a daily practice to manifest them? Is there something that changed or didn’t resonate anymore?
You set whatever timeline you want these things to manifest in. Whenever the time is up, if you feel like making a new one, do it. I usually burn the old one in a little gratitude ritual and make space for the new.
I hope this was helpful to you in your journey! If you’d like to try it out, feel free to share so I can see the result of your creative work.
– Moon Siren