How To Make A Vision Board In Service of Your Soul.

2022-12-15T04:27:28-07:00February 10th, 2018|

Every year I do a vision board, and I’m always amazed when I look back on the previous year’s creation and see how many items on my board have manifested.

I’ve also noticed a dramatic shift in the items I place on my vision board. This shift represents a change in values from things to experiences and the deeper longings of my soul.

When you create a vision board that’s in service of your soul, you know you’re on the path to awakening the deepest parts of yourself.

Let me explain what this shift has looked like in my own life.

A few years ago, when I sat down to do a vision board, I realized that the traditional things we often want to manifest weren’t a priority in my life.

A bigger house, more money, another all-inclusive vacation, or a fancy sports car were no longer things I needed. I already had everything I could need, so what would I glue on my empty board?

Having watched The Secret on Netflix, I felt disappointed that such a powerful law of the universe was being used in the service of our ego to manifest more stuff.

When I looked beyond the material stuff that represented many of the examples shared, I realized that using the law of cause and effect to manifest the deeper desires of our souls would be even more meaningful.

There is nothing wrong with creating a vision board that focuses on manifesting material stuff; I was looking for another way. Or perhaps, as I shared in my previous posts about soul hunger and how our soul speaks to us, my soul was looking to be fed, and no material stuff would alleviate that hunger.

I was then left with the question:

What does a vision board look like that feeds your soul?

The answer to that question came to me when I read the book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom by Jonathan Fields. The book’s title intrigued me: Doesn’t everyone want to live a good life? And, if our souls say that more material stuff isn’t a good life, what is?

In his book, Fields suggests that we each have three buckets: One bucket for vitality, one for connection, and one for contribution. Combined, these buckets make up “the good life.”

Try using these three areas to inspire the images that make their way onto your soulful vision board.

Perhaps to get the creative juices flowing, spend a few minutes with your journal and jot down what comes to mind when you ask yourself the following questions:

What needs to happen for me to feel more vital in my life?

I love this question because feeling vital is something we all want, yet we all achieve it differently. For example, I think vital through exercise, adventure, daily periods of meditation, and learning new things.

How can I nourish the connections that are important to me?

We can consider connection in terms of our relationships with others, ourselves, and something larger than ourselves.

How can I best contribute my gifts to the world?

Our souls need to contribute in some way to improve the world. For each of us, that will look different, but it’s essential to ask: “What does that look like for me?”

Now it’s your turn to gather your supplies and a couple of friends, light some candles, put on some inspiring music, spend a couple of minutes meditating and let the creations begin.

When you’ve finished your vision board, put it somewhere where you’ll see it daily.

Go a little further and spend a few minutes daily visualizing how you’ll feel once you’ve manifested your soulful way of being.

Please keep it in the forefront of your consciousness and see what happens.

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About the Author:

Bev's a former nurse turned certified meditation teacher, coach and author who serves clients in Calgary, AB and beyond who need tools to be resilient and live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. Bev's taught and coached individuals and groups a transformative and holistic approach to meditation and mindfulness since 2014. Bev's on a mission to share knowledge, inspiration and practical tools to alleviate the widespread unnecessary stress and suffering so many are feeling and to support human flourishing. Bev's the author of Awakening a Woman's Soul: The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness to Transform Your Life.

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