How to Use a Vision Board to Manifest a New Reality
One of the simplest and most effective ways to manifest something into your life is to daydream about what you want. Studies have shown that simply imagining a goal will actually fire the same nerve cells that will be required to actually achieve the goal. Athletes do this by visualizing hitting the ball or making the basket, and scientists do this by imagining a hypothesis before performing the experiments to make it happen. In my own life I have manifested many incredible things by using a vision board movie.
We all daydream and kids are especially great at using imagination when they play, but as adults the responsibilities and cares of the day can get in the way. So why not daydream by creating a vision board – the process of creating a visual representation of your ideal life. It is far more powerful than just goal setting.
Our mind thinks and remembers in pictures. We remember faces but forget names. When we read a story, we create a visual image of the characters and the situation. The great communicators use language to create mental images. A picture can communicate much more quickly and efficiently than a word or a thought.
In addition to thinking about taking a trip to Paris, isn’t it more powerful to also look at a picture of the Eifel tower from a beautiful hotel? Does the picture improve your mood more than the thoughts alone? The emotions we attach to our visualization are very powerful. Think about your most vivid memories and there is usually a strong emotion attached.
Create Your Vision Board
Vision boards can also help you get clear on what you want. You may decide after looking at pictures of your dream home that you want a kitchen with huge windows, granite counter tops, or a view of the beach whereas before it was only a vague idea.
So find some pictures that represent your dream life. For instance, one of my goals is to own a new Porsche 911, so I visited my local dealership took pictures of me in the car with my hands on the steering wheel. I also got to know the salesman and picked up a brochure.
Your ideal life can include things you want to accomplish and ideas about the person you want to be. While it is easier to find pictures representing tangible things you want to own, you can also locate pictures representing what you want to accomplish and who you want to be.
If you want to earn a degree, cut out a picture of a diploma. If you want to learn how to play the piano, cut out a picture of a piano or of someone playing the piano. If you want to work fewer hours, take a picture of your office with a clock at 3:30PM with you noticeably absent. You can find a picture for almost anything.
You can even find pictures representing the person you want to be. Do you want to become a better parent? Cut out a picture of your kids on vacation or doing their homework. Do you want to be a better communicator? Find a picture of a great speaker or attend toastmasters and take a picture of yourself at the podium.
Have fun – get creative. Once you’ve gathered all of the pictures, it is time to create your vision board. You have a few options. You can either create a portable collage by using a three-ring binder, you could create a large poster board with pictures, or, my personal favorite, you can create a Mind Movie which is software designed to create a vision board movie with affirmations set to your choice of music.
Look at your vision board daily. Invest a few minutes of your day to look at it. Try to imagine feel how it would feel driving that car or traveling to Paris. Then get out there and make it happen!
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