In the practice of intentional manifestation, there are many different processes to take.
One of the foundational processes that’s often useful in my practice as a Toronto personal life coach is to use a vision board.
This can be a powerful tool to use for manifesting your dream life.
If you're anything like me, you’re a generally happy person.
You’re optimistic about your life, and you have big dreams and goals.
But that doesn’t mean everything is absolutely perfect all the time.
Imagine how boring that would be!
You have things about your life that you’d like to improve.
Some of these are new ideas, and others have been a long time coming.
Maybe you’d like to improve your health and general wellness.
Or maybe you hoped you’d have started a family already, in a committed relationship with a child or three.
Maybe you’d like to manifest greater abundance in your life.
Maybe you want to travel more.
Maybe you want a stronger relationship with your parents or children.
You might want greater success in business.
A stronger social circle.
A stronger mentorship figure in your life.
The list goes on, but regardless, you’re not exactly where you hoped you’d be by now in your life.
Whatever it is you’re working toward, a vision board can make a big difference in helping you manifest what it is you desire.
You’re a powerful creator of your life and you can manifest anything you desire. You're manifesting all the time – in fact, you’re doing it right now!
If you have used vision boards before and you feel like it's not working for you, it might be related to how you design and use your vision board.
Let’s take a closer look.
Your Vision Board Practice
Your vision board can be a powerful tool, but it can also drag you down.That doesn’t mean the idea of creating a vision board is itself flawed though.A vision board is a tool.And like any tool, its only value is in its usefulness.If you want to screw a nail into a piece of wood, your hammer won’t do the job.Why not?Because it’s not useful in that situation.It could be the greatest hammer in the world or an old broken hammer – it doesn’t matter.In that particular situation, your hammer is not the right tool for the job because it wasn’t made for that job.In the same way, your vision board needs to be made and used in a specific way in order to make it useful for your purposes.And if you feel stuck in your practice of manifesting your dream life, it could be related to your vision board practice. Here are three reasons why your vision board might not be working for you.
1. It’s A Vision For A Life You Don’t Want
When I work with people through intuitive confidence and mindset coaching, a common roadblock we run into is a disconnect between what you think your dreams are and what you really want.
For example, you might want to manifest a salary of $10K a month, a big house, and a fancy car.
But do you really want that?
It’s okay if you do, but in many cases people are lured away from their true dreams by the things society tells us we should work toward.
That’s why intuitive confidence mindset coaching is so important.
Because deep down, you actually know what you want.
It’s in there, though it might be buried by years of trying to live up to the expectations others have of you – your parents, romantic partners, friends, peer group, or just the mass media and society at large.
Your desires are your desires, and you don’t have to justify them to anyone.
When you get in touch with your intuitive confidence and build a mindset of working toward your dream life, though, something happens.
It feels like a greater sense of alignment, a greater purpose to finally work toward.
Because you’re finally working toward something you want, something you’re emotionally connected to.
You’re manifesting your dream life, not the life someone else wants for you.
2. You’ve Created A Non-Vision Board
Okay great, so you’ve gotten clear on your vision for manifesting your dream life.
You know exactly what you want.
So you begin to lovingly craft your vision board, in alignment with your dreams.
You put it all together, and you display it prominently in a spot where you know you’ll frequently look at it.
And then you start to avoid it.
Your wildest dreams might turn out to be demotivational.
Why is that?
Your subconscious brain is trying to make sense of the gap between your dream life and the life you’re currently living.
And when there’s a big gulf between the two, it can sometimes seem like your goal is just so far away that it feels insurmountable.
Of course, this isn't true.
But it's easy to feel overwhelmed when you have a big dream that you don’t feel like you’re living up to.
So what's the answer?
Should you scale back your dream in favour of something that feels more realistic?
Your dreams are your dreams, and you shouldn’t limit them for anybody.
However, you may want to start with a more modest, more believable goal, and then adjust it as you meet that goal.
I call it the law of incremental upgrades.
When you apply this technique of incremental growth, your subconscious mind will be easy to get on board with the conscious mind.
And since you manifest what you feel and believe in, smaller goals might help you to strengthen your manifestation muscle.
Breaking your vision board goals into smaller goals, then changing it as you achieve those goals, can feel a lot more motivating.
3. You Aren’t Taking Inspired And Aligned Action
So you’ve created a vision board, aligned with your goals.
You’ve designed it in a way that feels like it’s attainable.
You look at it every morning when you first wake up, and every evening before you go to bed.
And then, after a couple of weeks, you wonder why you haven't moved any closer to your goals.
Because a vision board in itself is not enough to manifest your dream life.
It must be coupled with inspired and aligned action.
If you spend all your time imagining what your dream life could be like, but you don't match that with inspired end aligned action, it won't help you get there.
Vision boards can be great to inspire you to move toward your goals, but eventually you have to start moving in order to accomplish them.
You have to meet the Universe half way.
You have to show up and do your part.
If you’re feeling stuck in your practice of achieving your goals and manifesting your dream life, you’re not alone.
I can help.
7 Steps to Creating a Vision Board that Works
How to turn your traditional dream board from unattainable to a powerful manifestation tool.