My husband Michael and I put together a couple of new vision boards last week. He’d never done it before, and we had a lot of fun creating our visions, printing beautiful images and words on photographic paper, and then arranging them all artfully on foam core board.
Two things happened for me right away after we were done. First of all, the center of my vision board has a woman sitting in meditation, and for me, it’s a symbol for internal peace: being calm, connected, unperturbed, and aware and appreciative of the amazing energy that surrounds me. It occurred to me that when I did Janet Atwood’s Passion Test (check out her book) a couple of years ago, the same value turned out to be my number one passion as well. It further occurred to me that if I want more peace, I need to prioritize and actively live a Peace Program. I saw with clarity my personal responsibility in creating awareness and attention in this area 24/7 if I wanted to make my own dream of personal peace come true. That alone has shifted my consciousness, and I have been able to create more peace for myself by focusing my conscious awareness.
The second thing that happened was that I realized that I like Michael’s vision board better. It seems more…well-rounded. So I’ll be pasting some new images and words on to capture more of the vision that I wrote. But I also plan to engage Michael in a conversation about the differences in our visions and our boards, because I think it will be a good learning experience for me and will help to deepen our understanding of each other. It’s wonderful to have a partner in amping up your possibilities!
These are just some of the benefits that can be derived from physically recording your vision, by whatever means. Getting it out of you and into the world is the first step in making it real.