Wake Up Your Dreams: Your Vision Board Life Grid

vision boards - 9 squares to wake up your dreams!

As I studied Vision Board making, I learned to create a category for each area of life.  I found the areas overlapped, complemented each other and blended perfectly.

Using a vision board to plan what you really want

Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, is a believer in Vision Boards. He said, “You only have control over three things in your life: the thoughts you think, the images you visualize and the actions you take.”

I’d been taught that you had to take what came at you, with grace and fortitude. Accepting and yielding were noble.

I remember the day I realized that life wasn’t as random as I thought it was. That things can come to you. At first, I thought it was about wishing good to come into my life and wishing evil to stay far away that made a difference.

Slowly my thoughts became purposeful. I heard thinkers, like Dr. Wayne Dyer, teach about intentional thought.

As long as I didn’t fall back into “going with the flow” amazing changes began happening. Doors opened unexpectedly.

I began writing lists. Lists of improvements, lists of changes, lists of ideas, lists of desires…

I’ve completed a dozen goal generating journals and a stack of beautiful, professional day planners too.

Filling in the lines became a hobby! Unfortunately, I wasn’t getting any closer to what I really wanted my life to be.

I put in the time to fill out the lines, shut the book, and forgot about it. That kept happening until I discovered Vision Boards!

Vision Boards are a tool for visualizing images. It was the missing ingredient for me.

As I studied Vision Board making, I learned to create a category for each area of life.  I found the areas overlapped, complemented each other and blended perfectly.

Your vision boards’ Life Grid

Your nine categories may be different than mine. The point is that you want to cover the bases by having your vision for a better life represented.

Write your ideal future in each box

Like: living on a sailboat in the South Seas for home or environment. Or, my house contains a professional chef’s kitchen containing XYZ. Do this in each life area box.

  1. Personal relationships
  2. Spiritual life
  3. Social Life
  4. Education
  5. Passions- hobbies/travel
  6. Home and Environment
  7. Hobbies of passions
  8. Money
  9. Business

For each square you’ll create its own affirmation. Relax. See the good life as though you are living it now. What do you want it to look like? No limits or barriers.

Write notes about you want to feel- in the future timeframe you’ve chosen (next year- five years, etc.) Write it in the positive! “My body is the perfect weight for me, allowing me to do everything with grace and strength.”

Write yourself a letter from the future about the wonderful life you’re living. Avoid writing a dry list. Emotions carry the secret sauce.

Look through magazines and junk mail for images and words that express what you feel for each of these areas of your life. Set aside your judging mind and just enjoy choosing what makes you happy. There’s no right or wrong- just happiness and aha! moments.

Images and words are powerful

Pull up an online quotes page and cut out your favorites there. Biblical verses have a powerful impact. Colorful junk mail is a goldmine for words.  And, you can draw your own words too! Put all those words in the envelope for the life area you’re working on.

Now, we’re going to do the same process for images. Images are even more powerful for reminding us of our heart’s desires. Choose pictures that make your heart sing. Cut out scenes, colors, and anything that says- “this is exactly what I want”.

Use manila envelopes or Ziplock bags to hold your words and pictures. I suggest one for each life area. Think abundance!  Cut out plenty. If you feel a positive response to the word, image, pattern or color- collect it.

When you look up at the end of your gathering your world will already have started to change.

Next time, I’ll show you how to put your beautiful board together for the best effect!

vision boards - 9 squares to wake up your dreams!

About Bonita Mosley

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