What is Vision Boarding?
The terms visualization board and vision boarding tend to be thrown around more often these days as the immense rewards the process can reap has begun to peak a wider and wider audience’s interest. In short, a vision board is a visual representation of your goals, dreams, and aspirations.
It’s typically created by collecting and arranging images, words, and other materials that symbolize or represent the things you want to achieve or attract in your life. The purpose of a vision board is to serve as a powerful tool for manifesting your desires and maintaining focus on your goals.
The idea behind a vision board is rooted in the concept of the law of attraction, which suggests that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s life. By regularly looking at your vision board and focusing on your goals, you’re supposed to align your thoughts and intentions with the outcomes you want to achieve, thus increasing the likelihood of realizing those goals.
Vision boards can cover various aspects of life, including career, relationships, health, personal growth, and more. The process of creating and using a vision board can be a creative and motivational practice that helps individuals stay inspired and committed to their goals.
How to create a vision board
There are a variety of ways to create a vision board and especially these days. Initially the process looked like this: you gather various items such as magazine clippings, photographs, quotes, affirmations, and any other visual or textual elements that resonate with your goals.
Then you arrange these physical items on a board or a canvas in a way that is visually pleasing and meaningful to you. Similarly to creating a collage, the process itself of creating a vision board can help clarify your goals and desires, as well as serve as a constant reminder of what you’re working towards.
The pros and cons between hands-on and virtual vision boards
The advancement of modern technology and especially AI tools, now allows for the easy creation of virtual visualization boards, in which the opportunities to copy and paste whatever you heart desires is pretty literally endless.
While the hands-on collaging approach may be more relaxing and cathartic, it comes with some pitfalls that are more easily avoided when using virtual tools. With the hands-on approach one only has access to what is literally “on hand”, and thus they may choose the images simply because they are available, versus the virtual process in which the creator gets to literally create images according to their own desires.
For example, when flipping through a magazine for captivating images to use one might come across a fancy car and be inclined to cut that out. In retrospect however, owning a fancy car may actually be a goal that is longer down the list than other aspirations such as getting fit, making social and romantic bonds or traveling to certain destinations.
When preparing a vision board virtually, this pitfall is avoided because you can easily conjure up an image designed to represent a specific desire that you dictate, versus just using an image because it somewhat resonated with you.
That said the creative process of physically cutting out photos and pasting them on what is in essence a “dream board” is quite the ethereal experience, and a fun oe to be done with friends and family members as everyone can share their aspirations allowing for a greater mutual understanding, another pro of making a manifestation board through virtual tools is it’s ease of practice, which means you can regularly switch up the images or create new visualization boards at literally a whim’s notice.
Yet ultimately, whether you choose the more the merrier aspect of vision boarding, or work on creating a physical and frameable masterpiece, one of the most important factors to using a manifestation board is to be able to see it regularly and if not make it easily accessible.
The more you can see your vision board, the more power it wields
Whether a visualization board truly is magic that can unlock the powers of the law of attraction or whether its influence lies in how it provides a constant visual reminder of the things you want to achieve in your life, ultimately remains unknown.
However, many if not most people who do prepare a dream board as such, will attest that the activity does attract the goals you set for yourself. I can’t tell you the countless stories of how what people have put on their visualization board have ended up coming true and surprised as they may be, all of them will credit the whole vision board creation process as being key.
The process of creating and using a vision board can be a creative and motivational practice that helps individuals stay inspired and committed to their goals.
However, the main aim of this experience that holds even more importance than calling on the greater forces to manifest our dreams, is to truly understand what we want out of life and this process alone is an invaluable one to help give us that insight.