Ever since I created my first vision board while I was participating in the Artist’s Way program the first time, I have become a fan of vision boards. I have honed my techniques over the years thanks to the advice of metaphysical coaches Sandra Anne Taylor and Sonia Choquette.
For those of you reading this post who have never created a vision board, dream box, or wish book, I’m going to mention a few tips I learned from the pro-coaches. I’m also including examples of my vision boards. You might also check out YouTube videos on creating vision boards, especially if you are a visual or audio learner.
Your basic supplies are images which you can create yourself through drawing, painting, or through photographs. Or you can rip images from magazines. Then you will also require a good pair of scissors (I prefer using children’s scissors) and glue sticks.
Carve out an hour in your day and find a quiet space where you can create your own ritual for creating your vision board. Remove all distractions including your computer, phone, and other devices. However, playing uplifting music in the background can enhance the process.
Once you’ve selected and sorted through your images, arrange them on a large piece of cardboard or thick paper. Then glue them into place. At this point, write affirmations and power words on the collage you have created and then for extra magical effect, either draw yourself in the middle of the board or add a profile photo. This speeds up the manifestation process according to Sandra Anne Taylor (she mentioned this trick in one of her Hay House Radio shows).
Once you complete the board, find a location to hang it or prop it against a wall. If you decide to cover both sides of the images, then hang a string across your work or play space and then use clothes pins to hang the image so you can view both sides. Personally, I like using both sides of the board and I love to cram in images. Some people prefer lots of white space around their images. It’s all about preference.
If you live in a tiny house or small space and you don’t want to display a huge vision board, you can also create wish books or treasure boxes (see photos below). For the treasure box, find a small box you like. Then decorate the outside of the box with images. You can also paste images inside the box. Then in the future when you find images or items representing your desires, toss those in the box. Keep the box on an altar or hide it in a drawer so you can pull it out six months or a year from the date you created the treasure box to see what you manifested. This is fun.
Finally, if you prefer creating a wish book, buy any inexpensive composition book or journal at a dollar store. And then follow the tips for the vision board. Except instead of working with a large piece of paper, you cut the images to fit the pages of your composition book or journal. And here’s a trick, don’t complete the entire book in one sitting. Spend six months gathering and pasting images into your wish book.
I came up with the name “wish book” because I experienced a childhood memory of the Sears catalog that we called a wish book when I was a child. And in a way, perusing the pages of that thick catalog (which you could use as a door stop), I sent rockets of desire into my childhood vortex. It’s funny in a way because I ended up manifesting some of those 1970s styles found in the pages of the catalog when I bought vintage clothing as an adult. Some desires take decades to manifest! Remember we manifest after we release resistance to our desires. And that could take decades.
I have also experienced quicker manifestations that took only months. I manifested a pair of moccasin boots within several months of desiring a pair of moccasin slippers. I’m including the photo below.
So, there you go. Now manifest your desires by creating your reality with glue, paper, and images.