Bill and I were watching a rerun of Oprah yesterday that was on the law of attraction. They talked about the power of creating a vision board.
A vision board is like a collage of all the things, people, and experiences you want to enjoy and/or manifest in your life. A lot of people I know have created vision boards. I can relate this to my favorite practice, the butterfly effect. Each time our mind focuses on a positive and forward reaching image or thought, we tune our actions and thoughts to possibilities versus a need to problem solve. Each butterfly flap in the right direction causes a reverberation.
I think vision boards are a great idea, but I had not made one myself. Last night, I created a new-fangled vision board.
On my mac (I assume you can do this with Windows, too), I can select a folder of pictures for my desktop image. And it will automatically switch pictures from within the folder. I created a new folder called "Vision Board," and put pictures of things I want to manifest or enjoy in the folder. I set the preferences to switch pictures every one minute. Because I have both my laptop screen and another Apple monitor attached, I get to see two different pictures every minute.
This is my new vision board and it is pretty cool. I have pictures of people I would like to meet and places I want to go and other achievements. I have a cover of the New Yorker (because I would like to get one of my essays published in the New Yorker) and pictures of Marshall Goldsmith and Carl Hiaasen (because I want to work on a book with the former and meet the later). I also have pictures of butterflies - of course - and of my motorcycle as a way of anticipating future adventures. And I have pictures of health and vibrancy. I have pictures of Bhutan to help me prepare - physically and mentally - for our trek in Bhutan in November. I have a picture of Hemingway's writing space in Key West. I have pictures of homes in New Mexico because I would like to spend more time there. I have a picture of a Grey Wolf because I would love to have my essays published by Graywolf Press.
I need to add more pictures, but this is a start. Because the pictures are a mix of sizes and resolutions, I have chosen to tile the pictures and see lots of little versions.
This vision board travels with me wherever I go because it is on my laptop. No glue or scissors required!