I am so thrilled to share this post by Sabrina Bolin with y’all today. If you’ve ever felt like dreaming + imagining couldn’t possibly help you grow, learn, accomplish, and achieve your goals as a grown up, then read on, because you might be surprised!
Remember how much fun it was as a little kid to color, draw, play, imagine…and dream?
Oh but all of that is past us now – we’re all grown-up, and dreaming is for kids.
Kids who don’t have jobs, bills, worries, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Dreaming couldn’t possibly help us grown-ups in life – it’s a distraction, best left for those who don’t want to make it in this world.
To these sentiments, my response is this:
In fact, nothing truly great or innovative ever came about from a grown-up ignoring his imagination and ability to envision.
Do you think Steve Jobs ignored his imagination when he dreamt up his iWorld that we happily live and play in?
Or maybe you’re not an iBaby like me – Bill Gates ain’t resting on his laurels when it comes to thinking outside of the proverbial box either.
Your imagination is one of the most important gifts you’ve been given to not only have more fun in this life – but also to be more successful in living out your biggest, boldest dreams.
So now that we’ve got that clear – how are you going to give that imagination of yours room to play?
Of course you could go old skool and literally take out a piece of paper and crayons and go to town.
Or maybe with your grown-up sensibilities you prefer charcoal…or doodling in pen…or writing in pencil…point is, there isn’t a right answer here.
There are many, many, many ways to expand your creativity and tap into your amazingly awesome imagination skills.
What’s even more exciting is that as grown-ups, we have the gift of not only being to imagine, dream, and visualize, but we also have access to the resources to bring these dreams into the real world.
One tool that taps into the power of creative imagination and the subconscious mind is vision boards.
Vision boards are images and words collected and organized for the purpose of sparking your subconscious mind to create the life your soul desires, based on research that shows that your subconscious mind speaks more clearly in the language of images than that of words.
How to – vision board-ing 101 in 2 easy steps:
1. Gather images that speak to your soul
Many of us get lost (myself included) by picking out pictures of cold hard cash because that’s what we think we want. But truly, money is just another symbol – a tool of communication that expresses what we value.
Don’t get too heady about this – your soul might reach for an image of a rainbow-colored beach blanket, and you might not entirely understand why. Trust your intuition and reach for those pictures and phrases that really light you up.
2. Organize your vision
If your images were ones you could feel and touch, then cut & paste them onto a posterboard or butcher paper. Have fun with this – how often do you honestly get to play with glue stick in your day to day life?
If you prefer images of the digital variety, you can organize them on a Secret (or public) board on Pinterest. I like to take a screenshot of the final collage and set it as a wallpaper on my iPhone giving me an opportunity to check in with my soul’s desire with every incoming call, tweet, or text.
*Special Note: Creating a vision board is not an excuse to sit back and wait. Yes you want to be open and receptive, and there will be times of pure relaxation, but part of the joy in life is taking inspired action toward those goals that excite us. Remember that envisioning is only one piece of the manifesting puzzle.
Once you’ve created your vision board, feel free to check in with it periodically to see what has manifested – or not. This is optional really, as some believe it’s all about the process of allowing yourself to explore these images once to set things in motion.
Whether you use your vision board as a daily blueprint to re-align your subconscious mind or only look at it when you’re in the act of creating it, trust that your vision board is working on a deeper level as your subconscious mind is powerful enough to carry out the work when it’s been set on course by your soul.
Sabrina Bolin is a compassionate guide whose mission in life is to be a vessel for love, and she currently manifests that mission through MyMiBoSo, her coaching practice focused on bringing intuitive awareness to the mind and body in order to create joy in the soul.
Connect with her at MyMiBoSo.com to get instant access to the MyMiBoSo digital library for FREE (including the soon to be released MyMiBoSo Insight to Intuitively Inspired Action Mini Guide). She can also be found dropping love bombs on Facebook and Twitter.
[photo credit: amypalko]