By: Rula Sater, Certified Coach NeuroLinguistic Program Practictioner
In case you haven’t heard about Vision Boards, it’s been a craze since the book “The Secret” came out years ago. A vision board is simply a visual representation on a poster or foam board with pictures, drawings or a collage of the things that you want to have, be, or do in your life. The purpose of a vision board is to activate the law of attraction; by visually having what you want in front of you, you will start manifesting these things into your life. Sounds a little hocus pocus? It does to most people, especially since we have been trained to see it first, and then to believe it…and not the other way around.
Let me share a thought experiment I observed during my most recent training, completed in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Imagine slicing a lemon wedge and placing it in-between your teeth; now, imagine taking a bite into that lemon. If you are like most people, you will immediately feel a rush of saliva in your mouth just from this thinking, even though the lemon isn’t really there. This is your body’s way of saying “I believe you.” Although the lemon is only in your mind your body believed and reacted to it.
In ‘reality’ the mind doesn’t know what’s real from what’s made up. This is the concept that makes vision boarding powerful. When you surround yourself with images of what you really want in your life–your deepest, most determined desires– you begin to steer your choices into the direction of those desires. Virtually everything you do or have or experience is first a thought which you have manifested into reality.
The ancient texts of the Vedas, the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature, declare, “You are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your deepest destiny.” When done appropriately, vision boards allow you to attain your destiny, which is the deepest level of your desire and your intentions. Dream big, visualize it and then attain it!
Rula Sater helps her clients create their own personal vision boards, the first step to help you think and achieve your deepest desires.
“Life is better than any dream. ” Deepak Chopra