Thursday, January 20, 2011

Visionary Road Map to the Life of Your Dreams

Many of you have heard about Vision Boards. A Vision Board is collage of images of goals and dreams you have for your life. It is a simple and powerful tool to assist you with visualizing your goals and to stimulate your creative mind. Whatever we fill our mind with is what we focus on. The visual reminders help us to stay focused and excited about our journey.

I created a Vision Board a few years ago of twelve pictures and captions. What I noticed during the actual creating of the board is that my soul began to feel extremely hopeful, excited and positive. Hopelessness and negativity were diminishing, and I was allowing myself to experience the joy of my goals and dreams coming true!

For sake of example, my personal Vision Board included some pictures and captions such as:

1. My spirituality is so strong. I love being a spiritual leader to help others.
2. I love how I look in these jeans.
3. Performing with a spiritual message is so fulfilling.
4. We have a very strong family unity.
5. My inner peace is such a rewarding gift.
6. It is so rewarding to take yearly missionary trips.
7. It feels good in my real estate profession to have broken the sales record in Coles County.
8. Jumping out of a plane was awesome!
9. I have found the perfect soul mate.
10. I love it when I take cruises with my best friends and family.

What would your personal Vision Board include? Remember, the board is to be designed with pictures and captions as if it was ALREADY your life. Use your imagination and pray for guidance.

Let’s back up for just a moment and discuss praying for guidance. We read in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart!” YOU were created for a purpose. YOU are unique! When I prayed for guidance before I began my creative project – here are some of the questions that He sent to my heart. What are your spiritual gifts? What are you passionate about? What are your natural abilities? What type of personality do you have? What do others see in you? I believe these questions were sent to me to ponder because I had a habit of always focusing on helping others achieve their personal goals and dreams and did not take the time to focus on what was meant for my own personal life. Sometimes we are so busy giving to others that we forget to take care of ourselves. When we are asked “What do you want?” we don’t even know how to answer because, well, we don’t know! I knew after praying for guidance that my finished project would be between God and myself and it would be the Visionary Road Map that it was supposed to be.
Have you ever been discouraged and think that you do not have a purpose? Believe me, you DO! Whatever your natural talents are, whatever your personality is, or whatever is in your past…. YOU have a purpose!
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:1).

Want to share this creative and fun tool with friends? This is a GREAT way to spend time with a group of friends - have a Vision Board party!

By the way, I know that you may find this hard to believe but most of the items I placed on my Vision Board have manifested and the others that have not completely manifested are definitely in the works. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! I created my Vision Board on standard sized copy paper and displayed color copies of it in places I knew I would see it often (next to my bed, linen cabinet where I grab a bath towel every morning, at my home office desk, at my business office desk, side of the refrigerator near the coffee pot, in my day planner, in my car, etc.). This helped to keep the visuals in front of me throughout the day. My mind was filled with positive thoughts – then I began speaking positive thoughts – then I became a positive person and all the while my life was manifesting as I had envisioned.

Are you skeptical? Yes? That’s OK, just try it! Let me know how you felt while you were creating your personal Vision Board, then be sure to let me know how your visions manifested. I have no doubt I will be hearing from you soon!

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1 comment:

  1. Lisa, this really hit home. At this time, I am struggling to recapture my dreams and goals. Perhaps, this is something I should try when I get back home on Monday. Why the delay? Focus. One needs to pray and focus without distractions to cloud and derail the thought process. I should say the process of listening to my soul and to God!
    Thanks my friend!