I’d say – why not?
The idea of making a collage or board via collected images that depict goals and aspirations isn’t new, it is a practice that stems from our elementary school days, eh? In our current time — times pronounced by heightened self-awareness and a constant re-evaluation of self, these boards – vision boards – are being revived. Adults making vision boards is experiencing a reawakening… especially gathering and sharing the experience with those who respect and appreciate the process.
Probably the 2006 release of Rhonda Byrne’s best-selling book The Secret, best captures the board’s intent. The book speaks on the law of attraction, the power of positive thinking, expressing gratitude and utilizing visualization to attain goals. Simply put — a vision board acts as your channel. A vehicle for your short-term and long-term goals. An artistic daily reminder of your dreams and way of harnessing your energy so that your desires become reality.
Nice, eh?! Refreshing, innovative… and actually when done as a group, the event can be incredibly insightful.
As planned, the group was small – both colleagues and friends. Truly a quartet – for instead of song, our melody was the sound of magazine pages being torn, scissors cutting and the thump of glue sticks as they moved about the table. Foam board, canvases, card stock, and a slew of magazines decorated the floor… some of the guests came prepared with several images to incorporate onto their board, others came simply driven by spontaneity – using the magazines I had on hand to interpret their vision. Good times…and definitely more than just a night of sophisticated cut and paste/arts and crafts.
The party was a success!
We all were able to create a uniquely motivating vision board. I’m thinking mission accomplished! My favorite element — the party concluded with each guest having a platform to explain their board to the group and describe their vision. How interesting it is to discover the dreams of another… and how humbling it is to see their passion as they share their desires. At that point, the board takes flight, eh?! We have given it breath – all that is left is to find a prominent spot in your home to keep the board in your constant sight and work towards your dreams!
Haha — and don’t think that we didn’t have treats!
Yes, appetizers, fresh fruits and sweets … but treats is also code for wine!
Of the several bottles that were on hand, two were a gift to me from my boss. Two reds from the Tara Winery in Leesburg, VA – Nevaeh Red 2008 and Tranquility 2009. Absolutely AMAZING! Especially the Tranquility 2009. Screaming with flavor and packed with structure, it was the perfect mate for my “it’s so delicious that IF you ever taste it, you will crave it” spinach dip. Haha – all jokes aside – SERIOUSLY, it is that damn good! For me, there is more to learn about these well priced wines… this summer, I’m definitely committed to visiting this winery and scheduling a tasting.
So now perhaps you too are inspired about instituting a vision board in your life?
(a closer image of my board)
I am inspired… and I encourage you to get creative!