With the release of The Secret a couple of years ago, the law of attraction immediately became the new buzz term. The air waves were bombarded with experts on the talk show circuit giving their spin on this new phenomenon.
But the truth of the matter is that the law of attraction has been in existence since the Creation of time. For decades, many of us have been guided by this Spiritual principle as a natural way of living–written declarations, a picture of our dream car, home, svelte physique or a journal of our most heart-felt desires, posted in strategic places at work and home. We understood that what we focus on most we become–whether by imagination or visual image.
Three years ago, when people typically make New Year’s resolutions, I created a vision board of the wonderful things I desire to see more of in my life. I went through dozens of magazines I’d collected and cut out pictures, headings and quotes to create this imagery. On it is a picture of a resort with a lounge chair on a white sandy beach and blue ocean, performers in their theatrical attire, a circle of hands (relationships), an exercise instructor, beautiful flowers, a grilled salmon meal on fine china, sparkling water, a Cathedral, an aquarium, books, gifts, a huge Cross and on and on it goes, with a large eagle’s eye at the center. I pasted it all onto an 18″ x 36″ board and hung it on the wall in my office. Everyday that I walk into my office, I have a visualization of moments and things that have brought enjoyment to my life and inspire more for the future.
What do you want to experience more of in your life? I encourage you to create a vision board of what you want to see in more abundance. I don’t mean some magical wish list, but a life you help create with your “silent partner.” You might want to use a certain theme, a cause dear to your heart or overall life enrichment.
If you consider cutting and pasting to be a childish indulgence, then get your children involved! Place your vision board in a location where you will view it on a regular basis. Allow the visualization to be a constant reminder of the possibilities available to you. Let it inspire you on those difficult days and energize you more on your best days.
Take Action Challenge
Set aside a couple of hours this week to go through magazines in your home and office. Collect as many pictures, titles and quotes that appeal to your sense of meaning and fulfillment. Assemble them randomly on the board, with a center piece that conveys a special meaning to you. Have fun with it!