We recently shared a simple primer to the Law of Attraction, the idea that when you send energy out into the world, the universe returns those same vibes back to you. Since we are all made up of energy, you send out messages all the time through your thoughts, beliefs and feelings. If your energy is positive, the universe will send back positive things. If it’s negative, expect that negativity to find its way back to you.
The trick with the Law of Attraction is to focus those energy signals so you’re sending the right messages out into the world and getting back positive outcomes. A vision board is the perfect tool to help you do just that. It’s a visual representation of an important. It can serve as both a reminder of what you’re striving for and a way to channel your positive energy toward your dream.
FIND YOUR FOCUS
Before you start working on your vision board, you’ve got to choose a goal, dream or desire to focus on — and it helps to be specific! What are you working toward? A promotion at work? More self-confidence? Making a new friend? Pick something meaningful that you can really put your energy and intention into.
Now that you have a specific desire in mind, it’s time to prepare to make your vision board. You’ll need a few supplies. First, choose a board as your background in any material, shape or size you like. Consider cardboard, Bristol board or construction paper. Then, you’ll need some magazines or newspapers you can cut up. Ask friends and family if they’ve got any old magazines you can dispose of for them! Finally, get some scissors and glue or tape.
SET THE STAGE
Creating a vision board is more than a craft project. It’s a way for you to get in touch with yourself, harness the right energy, and express what you’re feeling and what you want to feel. Creating your vision board can be a special ritual if you make it one. Once you get all your supplies, find a quiet space where you can be alone. Light some candles or incense. Put on some music that matches the mood you’re striving for. Take a moment to center your energy.
Now it’s time for the fun part. Go through those magazines and cut out any words, images and photos that appeal to you and represent the energy you’ll need to put into your goal. For now, clip anything that inspires — you can edit your choices before you attach them to your board. Once you’ve found a variety of images and words, take another look at them and ask yourself how they really make you feel. Don’t include anything that makes you feel guilty or negative in any way. For instance, if your goal is weight loss, images of skinny models may seem encouraging but might actually make you feel worse about yourself. When you’ve narrowed down the images and words that best represent you goal, then you can glue then in place and make it permanent.
PUT IT UP
Your vision board will work best if you see it often. Put it where you’ll pass by it a few times a day. Let it serve as a reminder of the energy you want to put out into the world and the desired outcome you want the universe to send you. Every time you look at your vision board, try to conjure the feeling and intention behind it. In time, your energetic efforts will come back to you as your dreams are realized.