What A Relief!

The issue of whether we do a detailed statement of intention, or if we do it in such a way that we leave it open for the universe to find a way to do it? Generally, it’s the latter.

William Tiller, Ph.D.

Dr. Tiller wasn’t speaking of vision boards. He was referring to an experiment he conducted in which meditators were able to drastically change the Ph of water.

The reason I put his quote in here is because what he had to say certainly applies here, as well. Focus on what you want your results to be (your pictures), and let the God supply the details as to how it happens.

In other words, relax. Decide what you want to see in your life, then sit back, and enjoy the show.

Am I saying that you just put some pictures on a poster board, do nothing, and your life will magically changes? Not at all.

Well, sort of.

I’ll explain what I’m talking about in my next post, but for now, I think I’ll let your conscious mind squirm a bit.

You’ve Been Warned!

There’s a story from the Muslim tradition about a Dervish and his student. They were walking down a dirt road, when they saw a carriage speeding towards them.

The road they were on was narrow, so they had to jump into a ditch in order to avoid being run over. The student jumped out of the ditch running after the carriage waving his fist. His teacher ran by him yelling at the carriage, “May all of your deepest desires be fulfilled!”

Stunned by his teacher’s words, the student stopped running and said, “They almost killed us, and you’re blessing them? Why would you do that?”

“Son,” the Dervish said with a smile, “if their deepest desires were fulfilled, do you think that they could treat us, or anyone else, the way they did?”

When we’re hurt in life or love, our first impulse is close off our hearts. When we do that, we close ourselves off to our deepest desires as well.

Just for today, let go of your hurt, open your heart, look inside, and ask yourself, “What is my deepest desire? The one thing I’m afraid to admit to wanting, especially to myself.”

It’s there. Make sure that an image of whatever that is finds it way on your board.

Then, if you really feel you want to, close your heart back up again. But I’ve got to tell you, it’ll be a lot harder to do this time. The cat will be out of the bag, and may not allow you to put it back in.

Yeah, I know it’s scary, but believe me, it’s worth it. It will definitely change your life – for the better.

You’ve been warned!

Changing Your Focus Will Change Your Life!

We are bombarded by huge amounts of information, and it’s coming into our body, and we’re processing it. It’s coming in through our sense organs, and percolating up and up, and at each step we’re eliminating information, and, finally, what’s bubbling up to consciousness is the one that’s the most self-serving.

Candace Pert, Ph.D.

The Buddha put it this way –

All we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.

The purpose of a vision board is to help you keep your mind focused on what’s important to you, on what you want your life to look like. The more focused you are, the quicker your life will begin to look like what’s on your board.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words!

Albert Einstein once said, “I rarely think with words.” If you and I are going to create our intentions, we need to do the same.

Before we go on, if you haven’t read my post, “The NASA Experiment,” I highly recommend you do so now! Personally, I wasn’t big, on even sold, on the visualization technique until I found out about this experiment.

To tell you the truth, I’m visual, but I’m not really good at visualizing. Could have something to do with my A.D.D. (I think I have A.D.D. I’m not sure though. I took a test with seven questions to help me figure it out, but by the sixth question I was bored …so I didn’t finish it.)

Anyway, because I don’t have the patience to do what some people do when they visualize what they want, I use a vision board.

In order to decide what I wanted to put on my vision board, I went to my list about Jack Canfield. I picked him because he’s a renowned success coach, a prolific author, and a public speaker – all of the things I want to be and do, career wise, since this is the year I’m making a career transition ….

Next, I asked myself these questions (I suggest that you do the same)

  • Do I feel abundance in my life?
  • If not, what do I feel is missing?
  • Do I feel prosperous?
  • What does prosperity look like to me?
  • What makes me feel fulfilled?
  • What remains unfulfilled within me?
  • What am I willing to do today to change the unfulfilled areas of my life?

Ideally, your intention is something that you’re excited about manifesting in your life. It’s something that when you think about it, your reaction is, “I can’t wait for this to happen!” When it comes to the images you pick, you want pictures that gives you the same kind of excitement.

I started collecting images that represented what I want to accomplish, and my answers to the above questions. What I did was go onto istockphoto.com. This website has a ton of royalty free photos.

There are a lot of sites like this on the Internet. Of course, you may have a lot of magazines lying around ….

One thing I’ve found valuable about vision boards is that it’s crucial that what you visualize remain constant. In other words, if today you’re visualizing living on a horse ranch the country, and tomorrow, you visualize a house by the beach, it won’t work. What you visualize has to be consistent every day for this to work.

Don’t spend your time rejecting pictures because you have no idea how you’re going to manifest any of this. The “hows” are not important right now. What is important is that you allow your heart’s desires to show themselves to you.

What’s important right now is that you allow yourself to dream, and that you have fun with this!