Now is the time for you to suspend your disbelief – to believe that anything is possible in your life – and to embrace change. Be brave and take the leap – what comes next will amaze you!
Each new year brings opportunities and challenges that have never been here before. To dream BIG and to deal with life’s obstacles, I create a Vision Board. Having mine in front of me while I sit at my desk helps bring positive change to my life. The colourful images and inspiring words help me stay connected with my chosen spiritual path, provide a focus for my deepest inner desires, and nudge me toward my very best self.
However, before I get to creating my life’s vision, I do a lot of visioning. To vision is to go on a self-exploration journey. It can be compared to a combination of ‘soul-searching’ and meditation. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Centre in Los Angeles, California, was the originator of the visioning process. He says, “Visioning is an inner spiritual practice by which we train ourselves to intuit Spirit’s vision for our life in areas such as our spiritual evolution, profession, relationships, and creative expression. It is catching the unique way in which we are intended to deliver our gifts, talents, and skills on the planet.”
You might be asking… why do I need a vision for my life? Why does anyone need a vision or a defined purpose? My sense is that people who have no vision sleepwalk through their lives without a hint as to why they are here or what their purpose is. They drift along on the currents of our culture’s conditioned collective beliefs without discerning for themselves whether these beliefs are beneficial or harmful, progressive or regressive.
To enhance this whole experience, it is wise to take time to go through each stage: visioning, drafting a vision statement, and producing a vision board. The benefits of this sequence of events are to:
- Bring focus to dreams, wishes, and desires when stuck
- Foster a new perspective about opportunities and challenges
- Clear the cobweb of uncertainty or confusion
- Provide a virtual doorway where the future can be entered now, not tomorrow
As the great German philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said 200 years ago: “Until one is committed there is hesitancy, … Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”