In the month of January 2008, I was 28 years old and had just moved overseas to live in Cambridge, England. Me and my partner at the time had settled into our new home and he had started his full time job (the reason for us moving there). It was now time for me to start looking for work but I was stuck! Blocked! And didn't know what I wanted to do for work!
I'd been working in the retail industry for the past 6 years and even though I was good at it, I was feeling the depth that it lacked and was yearning to do something much deeper, truer and more meaningful. Something that would nourish my soul. I actually did not know this clearly at the time, all I knew was that I was searching for more. There had to be more to life than how I was living it and what I was doing to earn a living.
For years prior to this day in January, I'd been collecting magazines that had articles, quotes and pictures in them that inspired me. Articles and pictures that made me feel good as I either read them or looked at them. One day, I went through all of the mags and cut out every article, quote or picture that spoke to my heart, that opened my heart, and let love and inspiration flow through it. When finished, I put all of them into a box, a box that I kept hidden and sacred, and which I quietly transported with me to my new home in Cambridge.
On that day in January, where I was feeling stuck and blocked in regards to the job-hunt front, I instinctively pulled out my special, sacred box from its' hiding place. As I opened it up, and began looking at the images and reading the quotes and articles, it was as if a light had been turned on where there was once only darkness. Simply by being in the company of that which I love, that which inspires me, I was able to lift my vibration and get into a state of love, a state of bliss. From feeling stuck, blocked and numb, I had risen above those feelings to a state of hope, love and inspiration...
...It was at that exact moment that I thought to myself, I want to feel this way ALL the time! Not just now, ALL the time! In that moment, another instinct kicked in, which was to glue all of these images/quotes/articles onto a board. So that I could place them clearly in my sight, so I could view them ALL OF THE TIME... And therefore, I could possibly feel the way I felt in this moment, each and every time I viewed these boards!
A Vision Board I created in 2015 with 2
friends at a mini-workshop I held for them.
So that's exactly what I did.
I spread out all of my cut-outs onto the floor (I had heaps!), and again, instinctively began grouping them into categories. I remember those categories were along the lines of Family, Relationships, Health, Work, Community, Spirituality. It was at that point that I realised that the category that had the most cutouts and those which inspired me the most, were those in the Spirituality category. So much so that when it came time to gluing the images onto a board, I had to make 2 boards for Spirituality as I loved my cutouts so much that I couldn't leave any of them out! (There's an important message here which I'll re-visit shortly).
At the end of a 3 day, intense, deep, magical, and somewhat manic creative session, I ended up making 7 beautiful boards that were not only just images stuck onto a board, but were highly creative in the way I had placed the images, their angle, the spread of colour, the backdrop colours that I chose to use. They became works of art that were an immense pleasure, one, for me to create, and two, for me to look at, each and every day. And not only did such an amazing visual/feeling reward result as the outcome of creating these boards, but I got to see, very clearly (!) what was most important to me, what lit me up the most, what sparked my internal fires, and what fuelled these fires to burn so that I could take not just action, but 'inspired' action in this world!
And what was that?
Yes, you guessed it, it was those Spirituality boards. This was such a significant message being shown to me at the time. And I actually didn't realise until many years later exactly how significant those two boards would become in my life. You see, at the time, I had lost my connection to myself and my Spirituality. And although I had delved into this domain in my early 20's, something in me had chosen to walk the conventional path for the next 7 years of my life.
But those boards! With all their beautiful quotes and images of meditation, yoga, healing, oneness, coming back to the self, divine connection, Spirituality, actually showed me what I love. What my passion is. What my purpose is. What lights me up. What brings me joy. What lies in my heart. What the core value is of my very being...
Whilst I went on to get myself another conventional job in retail management after those 3 days of creation had come to a completion, only a year and 10 months after those boards were created, did I go on to experience an intense Spiritual Awakening, where my ego, my very identity, and my whole way being, shattered and completely fell apart...
And my life has never been the same since (I will write about this one day...).
These days I am living my passion, and fulfilling my purpose here on this planet. All to do with Spirituality. It's as if those boards had predicted my future, where something in me knew exactly what it was that I was here to do.
And since then, I have created about 20 Vision Boards, 1 or 2 for each year, and others when I'm feeling blocked, stuck, or when just want to create something special. My Vision Boards keep me on track with my passions and purpose and often show me what the next step is.
Some of my many Vision Board creations...
And now I want to share this process with you.
Those who are ready to discover their passion. Their desires. Their purpose. And those who already know, but want to deepen into this experience, into the 'knowing' even further. And also, those who want to transcend their limits, blocks and feelings of being 'stuck.'
I've held a number vision board/manifesting workshops in the past, but this time, I feel the need to go deeper into the process, where not only will manifesting and vision board creation take place, but we will also meet our inner child and help him/her to heal and wounds that have blocked us from moving forward in our lives and attracting/receiving that which we desire.
The process of Vision Board making and some completed creations from participants at my workshops
Therefore, I will hold a full-day workshop so that deep healing, intentions, and creations, can take place.
The energy of a group will support this process even more so...
So that your visions are 10 times more likely to manifest.
The envisioning process will begin at my next Meetup to be held on Thursday night, January 19th, 2017, at 7pm in Elwood, VIC. ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!! So join/book here if you'd like to join us for 'Envisioning, Declaring and Magnetising our 2017 Intentions'.
However, if you are unable to attend the Meetup, no problem at all. We'll be doing some envisioning in the homework prior to the Vision Board workshop as well as during the Vision Board workshop.
The Vision Board workshop: 'What is your Vision?' will be held on Sunday, February 5th, 2017, from 10.30am-4.30pm in Mitcham, VIC.
***Early bird price of $97 applies until January 22nd! Spaces are limited so best to get in quick! These tend to sell out ***
You can book here, and view the workshop details via my Meetup page (please join if not a member) for the Vision Board workshop.
Any problems booking, please email me to discuss alternate payment methods: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to connect with you soon dear amazing sensitive souls.
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