This week, we continue to look at how you can create an amazing Vision Board. So far we’ve shown why the Feng Shui Bagua is such a great template for a Vision Board and we’ve covered three of the ten tips for creating a great Vision Board. If you missed those posts, you can read the first one here and the second one here
Our first tip for this week is:
Tip #4 – Include Yourself – This aspect of the board is often overlooked. People tend to put what they want on their board, but forget to include themselves. Unfortunately, it’s quite possible for your powerful, subconscious mind to look at your board and enjoy it, but not OWN it. Just as you might watch a romance movie and be happy for the lovers in the film, you can look at your Vision Board and be happy about it while not really seeing yourself IN it.
I recommend that you put at least one photo of yourself in each of the nine bagua sectors to get your subconscious mind used to the idea that the fantastic life on your board is yours. Of course, make the pictures applicable – a baby photo in the Children & Creativity sector, you with your lover or with the silhouette of a would-be lover in your Romance & Marriage sector, and so on.
Tip #5 – Stay Unlimited (with a caveat)
Anything is possible. The Universe can work miracles for you, but I have found from experience, that it’s important to stay as unlimited as is possible for your mind and emotions. They need to be able to believe that what you put on your board is possible. If you go too far past what you think is actually possible, you may find yourself arguing with your board saying, “Nah, I can’t have that.” And if that happens, your board could actually have a regressive affect as your psyche rigidly clings to the status quo.
So find ways to push your board to the limits of what you think is possible, but don’t go past those limits
Tip #6 – Make It Just For You
On the surface, this seems quite obvious, but please take a moment (or more) to really check in with yourself and ask, “Is everything on my board something I truly want NOW? Or is it something I used to want? Or something that others want for me?
We are evolving souls, so it expect that your desires will shift over time. Question your old desires to see if they still hold true. Remember, you don’t want any out-dated or so-so visions are your board. To create an amazing life, you need to really discover what is amazing to you now. And then find the images you need that really capture how you feel.
Tip #7 – Create Stand Out Elements
Your board may be flat, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Add some dimension to your board by gluing on some elements that pop out like charms, souvenirs or any other little objects that inspire you.
Or you may add an object that adds some function to your board. A small dry erase board could be used to write daily inspirational sayings, or to create a goal chart that you can color in as you move toward your goal. Nature elements are nice to add, like a feather, a rock or a shell that you love. You add special boarder lace or glue on a mirror (great for the recognition area).
The sky really is the limit when it comes to adding stand out elements. And if you want an element to pop more, just create a cardboard “spring” by folding thick card stock paper like an accordion, and then glue the object onto the spring.
Those are the tips for this week. Keep adding to your board and enjoying this process of getting to know yourself and your dreams more deeply. Make sure to catch next week’s post when I’ll complete this series by sharing the final three tips for creating an amazing Vision Board.