New Year. New me. New you?
The semantics don't really matter. Regardless of how you feel about the New Year and all the resolutions it brings, there's something incredibly special about using dates, moments, or events as a chance to stop and reflect. Reflect on what worked and what didn't. How to improve. Blessings. Blessings in disguise.
"Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarried, wait for it; Because it will surely come. It will not tarry." - Habakkuk 2:2-3
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." - Psalm 29:18
Whether you believe the Bible or not, I doubt that you'll disagree with me when I say that there is power in the tongue and that writing things down often makes them get real.
Enter in vision boarding.
A process where you take anything that inspires you, anything that is apart of your vision for yourself/business/family/life, put it down on paper, and watch shit get real.
Here's a corner of my vision board (couldn't let y'all see the whole thing). 😉 In 'This is for them 20-somethings' I laid out my meditation for the year ahead. As both a writer and visual person, I have to write things down, often in my journal and on this here blog. Then, I create something visual that serves as a reminder of what I hope to manifest. Hence the vision board.
Everything might not come true. But it's powerful to use words, images, or anything that speaks to your spirit or vision towards the creation of something to remind yourself and the Universe of all that you're hoping for.
Want to make your own vision board? Here's how.
1. Gather up old magazines and cut out images or phrases that inspire you.
2. Get a piece of paper or a poster board.
3. Configure and attach your images in a manner that is pleasing to your eye.
4. Write your vision. I know it's in your journal or on your blog, but write it on your board too. Something about the words together with the images creates a double whammy to me.
5. Hang or position somewhere visible.
Create the vision. Get it down. Watch shit get real.
Have you made a vision board? What are your thoughts on the concept? What do you hope to manifest in 2017?