Vision Board

Those of you who have been readers for awhile know I have a quirky sense of play. [Who else do you know that counts their stuff for fun?] And I am intrigued with the idea of using a vision board for drawing into my life things that I excite me and help me make the world a better place. I made a vision board last year that was pretty typical with representative images [a forest, a meditator] and words [calm, joy] and I did manage to manifest those things in my life. But it seemed a little prescriptive. And maybe like I wasn’t thinking big enough. I am remembering the Mary Webb quote: The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.

I want to see what happens when I bring big buckets to the well.

So, remembering that I liked the style of my friend Priscilla Bettis’s grid vision board and that I sometimes find words limiting to the imagination, I decided to create a board of grid images.

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The size of the squares is the outline of a regular sized sticky note.

I started with a piece of cardboard from a cereal box and created a template. Then I used the template to view and crop images that I found intriguing. My sources were varied: discarded magazines, old calendars, catalogues, greeting cards. The only criteria were that I liked the image and that the source was free.

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You can see here that I was able to get 3 images from this old calendar scene. And that the cropping made the images more abstract.

While not all the images are abstract, I tended to favor ones that are. I had well over 100 of these little squares before it occurred to me to stop. That was a fun activity on its own-observing how cropping an image changed its appeal.

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Then I sorted through the images I had and played with arranging them on a foam core board.

When I had them where I wanted them, I fixed them with rubber cement. There are 70 images in all.

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Then I drew a grid on back and affixed a hanger.

The purpose of the grid is to record when I recognize that I have drawn whatever the image represents to my life.

Here’s where it gets really fun for me. I don’t yet know what these images represent.

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We don’t get a lot of crocodiles in St. Louis.

I don’t yet know if this image will represent an actual crocodile, a person with crocodile characteristics [stealth, aggression, adaptability] or something entirely different. But I trust that I will know when I have found my crocodile.

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I hung it over my bed.

What I expect this exercise to do for me is increase my mindfulness [I’ve got to be paying attention to find whatever my images represent,] increase my sense of playfulness, and increase my sense of abundance. I may find other things as well.

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A closer look at some of the squares.

Let’s play!

 

9 thoughts on “Vision Board

  1. I like the idea of the grid and will put it on my next vision board. Well you could be going to meet your very own”crocodile dundee” man or you might win a trip to Australia Lol!

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  2. Love it! Love it! Love it! Super inspiring…
    It feels very new to me, did you invent this method yourself? I find it much more profound than the usual vision board. I like this idea of the “invisible hand” guiding your choice of pictures. Intuition guiding our lives….

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    1. As I mentioned in the post, the grid structure was inspired by my friend Priscilla Bettis’s vison board. I don’t know that I invented the method. I do believe that we can manifest things that we intend to. Most people that believe this think the attracting mechanism occurs through the power of our thoughts. I believe that it is our love that is the magnet. So my process is to get in a meditative state by calming my mind and opening my heart. The board is a way for me to practice, to notice when I have attracted something to my life. I intend for this to improve my abilities, as what we practice, we get better at.

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