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Today I decided to make a new vision board, so was flipping through one of the old magazines from the stack given to me to use for art projects. Halfway into it, I came across an article on “the right way to use a vision board.”
I love synchronicity.
The author, Martha Beck, talks about how she was illustrating a children’s book and the animals she was drawing wound up appearing in her life as she envisioned them. She explains that she was looking at a picture of parrots indigenous to her home city, wishing she could see them. Just after she thought it, three parrots appeared outside her screen door.
Her story reminded me of this summer when I was sitting at the Apple store, waiting for my kids to finish their Apple Camp class. I had just been envisioning owning a Mac, thinking how nice it would be to have one for a change. (We have an older desktop PC). Just after I thought it, a store clerk came up behind me with a woman who was asking where she could give away the Mac she was replacing. I asked her if I heard her right, if she really wanted to give away her computer. She looked at me and said, “Yes, do you want it?”
I love synchronicity.
This isn’t the first time I’ve had thoughts turn into reality almost immediately.
But when I first started studying “Law of Attraction” and the philosophy that goes with it, I was not a believer. I decided to test it out, so I envisioned a Model T. I wanted to see one driving down the street; it had been a long time since I’d seen one, so I thought it was a good experiment. I started spending a few minutes a day seeing the Model T in my mind. It took finding a toy version first. Finally after a few days though, I did see one driving down the street.
Beck’s article goes on to say that, when creating the vision board, rip out pictures that trigger a physical reaction rather than ones that register in your head.
This rings true for me. I think it took longer for me to see the Model T because my head was involved in the process more than my heart was. Every time I’ve noticed things almost instantly appearing in my life, my head stayed out of the vision.
I still have a lot of thought monitoring to do. It’s also hard when environmental factors affect emotions. It takes practice. I’m still learning.
Now where was I?
Oh yeah, it’s time to envision myself putting together a board. One that makes me feel excited when I look at it.
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