Have you ever fantasized about seeing something and having it magically pop into your experience? Luckily, that's not how vision boards actually work or our homes would be bursting with every quirky gadget off of QVC! But, if you're familiar with the idea of vision boards and goal setting you may also know how successful people are in utilizing those techniques.
People create vision boards to give themselves visual stimulation and reminders of what they want to create in their life. Written goals or intentions are similar to vision boards except in word form. The reason why vision boards are so popular and successful is because your mind thinks through images. If you say the words red car, you automatically see a picture of a red car in your mind. So images work on an even more basic level.
I also know from my own experience the downside of vision boards; they can be cumbersome, not very esthetically pleasing and often become relegated to the back door of an office or slid behind a desk. Mine ended up in the backroom, rarely looked at after it's creation and eventually dismantled.
Here's the solution. Utilizing free and easy image searches and free home movie making software that comes standard with most computers, you can now create your own V&R movie. With this innovative idea you can watch and listen from your computer, IPod or even your cell phone.
What do I need to know to create my V&R movie? Start by writing a positive intention or affirmation, and from there you can find pictures that match your intentions. If you feel uncertain about how to write an intention or goal to compliment the pictures, try this statement, " Wouldn't it be fun if.... fill in the blank. From that statement you are creating fun and ease with all your goals. For example, recently my sister's children were sick with the flu. Doing her best she stated, "My kids are going to be illness free, no more sick kids!" I offered up this statement. Instead of including "illness free" and "no more sick kids." Try," I am a person whose children are healthy, vibrant and full of energy, we love to have fun!" Another key component is to get into the feeling state of your intention as if it's already happened. What does it feel like to have healthy vibrant children? Go back to a time when you can see them feeling energized and having fun.
To be honest, I am certainly not considered a "techy" and at the onset of creating my own V&R movie, my self-critic brought up some old fears of creating projects on the computer. My initial thoughts were, "I'm not sure I can figure this out, what if I screw up my computer and it's easier not to try." **
How do we start to shift our attention to creating what we do want rather than what we don't?
The solution to moving past my fears was the tutorial.
It takes you step by step through each process. If you can cut and paste out of a magazine, searching and downloading pictures off of Google images will actually be easier. To give you an example to how easy it is, I'll walk you through the steps.
• Just start by typing in http://images.google.com/
• Type in what it is you are looking for such as home organization.
• Scroll through until you find and image that you like, that represents visually what you'd like to create.
• Click on that image
• Click on See Full Size Image link on the top of the page
• Right click on image and select Save Image As
• Create a new folder on your desktop titled according to your theme
• Select Save
• Viola, you've downloaded an image.
• Now you can click Back button twice and it will take you back to your Google search
Repeat this as many times as you want until you feel you have enough images to create your V&R movie. Just start with that.
After you've done this, you'll see that you've just shined a light on the boogie man and technology can be fun and helpful. You don’t need to take a big scary leap, have fun and just take small progressive steps in the direction of your goal.
** There are tons of books and resources that can help you look deeper into clearing limiting beliefs and finding your unique purpose. We offer the "Success Screen Play. " This is a workbook that will help you clear limiting beliefs and help you get to the core of what would be the most fulfilling life.
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