If you can see it, you can believe it. Creating a vision board may be the first step in understanding where it is you'd like to be in your healing journey.
Visualization, or manifestation, is the key to obtaining our goals. Let’s be real – you can dream for the 30-room mansion in Beverly Hills (and who says you can’t get that!), but we at GGH believe that visualization starts with imagining how you want to feel.
Find the Light
Visualization is the act of imagining your goals and desires in an effort to attract them. I’ll tell you first hand – my life changed when I began to visualize the things I wanted to attract. This discovery came when I read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. If you haven’t already, you should check it out (no, really. It’s legit.) The basic premise of the secret is: your thoughts become things.
It’s not always easy to put positive thoughts out there. You may even feel at times that your wishes are undeserved or impossible. Think of it from the opposite lens. Imagine the negative thoughts – your fears, guilt, pain. It could be symbolized as a black box, a tunnel, a monster, an object, however you choose to visualize it. Now grab a bat and SMASH IT to pieces. Break it apart. Start to visualize white light seeping through.
Now let’s start to surround ourselves with that light girlfriend.
What’s a vision board?
A vision board, or a dream board, is a collage of images and words that represents what your wishes and goals for your future are. It’s more than simply cut and paste though. Your vision board serves as a powerful visualization tool and gives you the opportunity to really think about what it is that is meaningful to you and what does not deserve the space on your board, or in your life.
Let’s do this!
Start off with a blank canvas – a sheet of paper, a peg board, Bristol board, etc. Flip through magazines or browse the internet for images that truly represent what it is that you want to attract in your life. If it’s self-esteem, then perhaps an image of someone looking into a mirror and smiling. Remember to be as detailed and specific with the images and words you choose. This will help you focus your energy and ensure that the board is a true representation of you. You may even choose to have multiple boards representing different areas of focus such as wellness, career, family, etc.
The exercise of creating a vision board is just as important as the end product. Here’s a few tips on how to get the most out of the experience:
Work in a quiet space
This is your time to be alone with your thoughts and to take the time to carefully listen to your heart.
Have your supplies ready in advance
Make sure that once you start, you’re able to work uninterrupted. Prepare your supplies ahead of time. You’ll need magazines and/or photos, glue, scissors, and a board in the very least.
Meditate, pray or have a conversation with the universe before you start
Ask for focus and guidance as you work through discovering what your heart desires. Think of it as a self-love activity.
Relax…and have fun!
Listen to music or light some candles and have fun with it!
Be proud of the result
Make sure to display your vision board somewhere where you will make sure to look at it everyday. It’s important to get into the habit of focusing positive energy on what’s most important to you. Your vision board will serve as a daily reminder that your thoughts have the power to manifest themselves.
Need a little inspo?
Get creative with it! Use stickers, tack photos to a pegboard, doodle on notebooks, etc. Here are a few of our faves:
We want to support your dreams!
The GGH community is behind you. Post your vision board on social media and tag us @girlgottaheal and use hashtag #myvision.
Together we can direct positive light to one another.