When you choose to let your life simply unfold, can you make a “vision board”? A vision board is a collection of pictures and words that hold your view of the future, your wish for the future, your intention for the future.
But if you let your life unfold, you really don’t vision, do you? You don’t spend time imagining “what if.”
If you don’t vision, if you don’t make conscious plans, how do you “vote” on your future? How do you make stuff happen? You draw your future to you by your present thoughts and actions and beliefs of what is possible and what you deserve. And all that creation of your future happens in the now, the present moment.
Monitor the present in order to direct the future
What you’re focusing on in this moment is exactly what you’re helping to gain momentum and power in the future. If you focus on what’s not going well in your life, you’re simply attracting more of that. To get more good stuff, we have to focus on and think about the good stuff.
Turn the negative around
I keep putting off uploading a short complete book on Amazon and iBooks. It’s technical, I can do it, but it’s not half as much fun as making up new stuff. I have to move the focus off how I feel and picture the positive effect my words may have on someone else’s life. It’s selfish of me not to take those final steps. When I change my patterns and choices in the present moment, I change the outcome in the future.
I sometimes beat myself up for being such a loner. But I can switch that vision of myself by focusing on the creative, focused, prolific productivity that being alone, working alone and having time to think alone produces.
Change how you view what you would put on your vision board
If I see my writing as being in illumined service, that shows up on my vision board as an intention to be a bright light, not a mound of dollar bills. If I hold my regular conversations with like-minded healers as mutually supportive on my vision board, I promote growth and expansion not just a certain number of Skype calls a month.
Notice how you view the results you want on your vision board and see if they can become more expansive and inclusive.
You cannot force your vision
You cannot force a vision, but what you can do is make choices in the moment. Make aligned choices that’ll carry you in the general direction you want to go. The beauty is that each choice opens new doors, new side roads to explore, new opportunities you never expected. So you don’t want a final result on your vision board, you want the flexibility and unexpectedness of simply traveling a path.
An unfolding life can still have a vision board
My vision board would show a woman traveler alone on a path carrying a lantern high. Periodically she stops to draw a map and places it in an obvious place beside the trail so others can find it.
My vision board includes my helping spirits in the invisible world who guide me along my journey. They’re in the mist around me, ready to offer assistance.
My vision board holds side trails that tempt me to explore them.
And my path is always leading upward.
Sometimse on my vision board I turn to walk beside someone in service, to shine my light so they can better see and then take their own steps.
But there’s no end result on my vision board. No final destination. It contains only my journey – the one I’m on now and will continue to be on. Change comes from my choices, in the moment, the choices that take me on a side path or up a hill or across a stream.
Make a vision board about your journey, not your destination.
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