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If you’re looking for proof on how, when and why a vision board works; you’ve certainly come to the correct place.
In the summer of 2007, on my way to the bank; heavily pregnant and counting every penny I spent until my first baby arrived, I was focused on planning for the future and consolidating my finances; planning my next move whilst sitting on the bus – i was ready for change and not waiting for a miracle to occur. As i descended from my bus, I was stopped by a smart casual and seemingly down to earth gentleman who was selling books on Notting Hill High Rd. I have always tried to support the work of creative hustlers, people who grab their goals with both hands and shoot for the stars, i love the type of people who say screw you to the powers that be and take cation toward making their own success.
Well this man, was one of those people, he approached, presented his self-published book and proceeded to request the fee of £5, did i turn him down…..absolutely not, i didn’t even hesitate to accept.
You might be wondering why i would even mention hesitation, i mean £5 does not seem like a lot and in 2018 it can barely by you a large coffee, let alone someones hard work, but in my then current financial state, barely employed, pregnant and single, £5 was everything. The other surprising factor was, I was not an avid reader, in fact apart from college literature and work related articles, I didn’t read! So this sudden enthusiasm to purchase was shocking to say the least, but what was to transpire next was the most shocking of all…
The Creation Of Change
After completing my errands, i continued my journey back home on the bus and during that journey I began reading, I was so engrossed i missed my stop, but i didn’t care it was just too good to put down. I went home and finished the entire thing in a day. I was hooked!
Fast forward 3months, I’ve given birth to my baby girl and somehow in and amongst the nappies, breastfeeding, bottles and sleepless nights I had become an avid reader. Somehow over the course of this time I was introduced to a book that would open more doors – I say somehow because I really can’t pinpoint the occurrence but it was a good one.
The book was ‘The Secret‘ by Rhonda Byrne a bestseller of its time and would open the doors to awakening many toward their purpose – so of course once again I was engrossed and subsequently became an expert in the law of attraction, buying every book, audio series and video I could lay my hands on.
The obsession became a 10 year love affair ( my longest to date, but that’s another story……lol) of books and all things LOA; that’s Law of Attraction between friends.
I was encouraged through my research to begin creating vision boards, selecting pictures from the internet and putting them on a sheet of paper, so I being the millennial (surprising fact) I am, chose to do the cost effective option by opening a ‘Word’ document on my PC and I stuck them all on there, looking over the pictures every day, then every week, then once every few weeks when I remembered; all the time wondering when it was going to appear.
*Ps. The author Von Mozar – do you think I attracted him to create my first self-published book?
Well, i did just that and 9 years after our first ever encounter I was working closely with him to complete my first book – From Little Acorns Grow A Forest
The Moment A Vision Board Changed My Life
But then one day in 2014, whilst at home on my second maternity leave I began thinking about all the things I had manifested from my vision boards over the years (sometimes we forget to stop and smell the roses!). I had realised that my ability to manifest/create what I desired had slowed down and I needed to know why, so I could fix it. One thing came to mind and I realised all my effort was time sensitive. I manifested when my goals were my close to number 1 priority, a daily priority, in other words; when I became impatient or allowed other factors i.e. tasks, work, social life etc to become more important than using my vision board, my ability to gain the things or experiences I wanted became non-existent.
So, I upped my game by becoming more self aware and realigning my priorities.
I began utilising my vision board daily, alongside my top 3 proven techniques:
I let Go.
To visualize is to imagine. So I begin by imagining myself with and within all the things and experiences I want and desire. I want you to go back to a child like state, use your mind as a tool to guide you toward the places you need to see, touch and emotively experience. Most of us who desire to travel like a boss; use the phrase because we want the freedom to travel and explore in some form of luxury, so if this is the case for you, begin by imagining yourself booking the ticket to your ideal destination/s, checking in online , boarding the plane in your preferred seat, flying with ease and in complete harmony, landing safely and checking into your ideal hotel. Now, imagine the feeling of the sun and heat grazing your face out on the private balcony as you bask the luxury of your chosen accommodation. Imagine going for a stroll along the private beach, the feel of the sand between your toes, the food and cocktails and of course the new people and attractions you’ll experience during your stay.
How does that make you feel?
A technique I came across in 2009, during my obsessive compulsive faze of researching everything L.O.A Noah St John, the man that made my frustrations become my catalyst for change and relatively easy and not to mention quick manifesting. Noah St John discovered a technique that would revolutionize the way we manifest/attract things and experiences into our lives. If you’ve ever heard of the term affirmations i.e. the ability to speak positive reinforcement into your consciousness with repetitive statements i.e. I am beautiful, I am healthy, I am wealthy etc.
Noah’s technique of Afformations, deliberately uses the statement of affirmations but aligns it with positive and life affirming questions, which not only reinforces the statement but also demands that your subconscious searches for the answer to the question you’ve chosen e.g. Why am I so healthy? When said with repitition, your mind has no choice but search for the answer, feeding you with positive suggestions to align your life with the statement/question you’ve asked i.e. visiting your doctor for a full check up, changing your eating habits, becoming a regular exerciser and joining the gym, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake, reducing stress levels by changing career, meditation etc. All of these options are not new to you, however you’ve asked as if it were true by Afforming it into the present.
If you want to learn more on this topic I strongly suggest going to the source and reading Noah’s books HERE, one of which I have been featured in (The book of afformations) as I upped my salary by x 4 in 2011 with the use of daily Afformations. Within 5 months I went from earning £27k to £60K plus. Read more
3. Letting Go
This technique is probably the most important of all 3.
Letting go of all you have asked for is probably the hardest thing you can do, especially after all the time effort spent visualizing, affirming and afforming and now you have to forget about it, right? Correct!
At this stage in your daily routine you have to go to bed knowing that all is well and that all you’ve asked for is on its way to you. This takes trust and an understanding that doubt and fear is exactly what has delayed the creation of your best days and experiences. So, the alternative is to let go allowing your mind to be free from anxiety and allowing the universal Law of Attraction the time to meet you in the middle….and it will.
Trust the process, do not rush the process because nothing before it rightful time and anything that does appear before its rightful time was not meant for you. I should know!
After giving birth to my second child in 2014, I did all of the above asking one simple question daily and visualizing how it would make me feel. The question: Why have I been given £10,000 today?
Within 3 months I had the money, within 6 months I used the money to purchase my very first 4 x 4 vehicle, virtually identical to the one on my vision board. As you now know this is only 1 of the many things I’ve attracted over the years, the list is very long and will be detailed in a future post. However for now, the point is clear, know what you want, be specific, visualize it and ask for what you desire as if it were already here. IT WORKS, when YOU do!
** I love my vision boards and now I have large cork-boards on my bedroom wall, because ‘Word’ documents just don’t cut it anymore.
Follow these steps and please let me know how you get on in the comments below.
By the way here are some of the tools I use to make my vision boards the manifesting genies they are:
why because ‘word’ documents just don’t cut it anymore. Most importantly i love these because they allow you to put more of your goals and affirmations in one place, you can get creative and most importantly when placed in a prominent place on your wall, you have no choice but to see it in all its glory and begin creating!
I am Marie Tavernier, the creator and author of this blog, I’ve been writing extensively on life coaching, personal development, the law of attraction and mind and body health for the past ten years. I am also the author of my first published short novel From Little Acorns Grow a Forest, where you can learn more about my journey into coaching and hopefully learn a little about you too. This blog aims to provide women, especially mum’s (i’m a mum of two) like me with the tools to increase their health and well being, whilst staying grounded and motivated to start and maintain their own online businesses. I am passionate about all of the above, because I believe it takes more than an idea to make a success of anything.
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