Envisioning My Present and Future

I’ve been feeling a bit more creative lately. This past week I set aside at least an hour each day to read and I think it’s recharged my right-brain just a little bit. The idea of creating a vision board has been rolling around in my head for days, so tonight I finally sat down tonight to make one.

I started with a stack of old magazines. I glanced through the pages and found those images that represent the life I want to live. At first I felt like I was in grade school, creating a collage for some strange social studies or art class, but as I began to leaf through the magazines I started to see the images of the life I want unfold.

At heart I am a spiritualist, a true believer. Since my health issues first happened a few years ago I have often pondered the role that thoughts have played in both my illness and my ability to recover. Since that time I have tried to think positively, to count my blessings, to be grateful for all that I have, but from time to time, (as all of us do I), I find myself dwelling on the negative.

Tonight I decided to document a positive vision that I can reflect upon on a daily basis. My vision board is nothing more than a large piece of drawing paper covered with magazine images and words, but the image I created makes me feel peaceful and happy.

I must admit that I am swayed by the notion that if I simply ask and believe the universe will help me make my vision come true. Now let’s see what happens.

4 thoughts on “Envisioning My Present and Future”

  1. I don’t hold much stock in ‘alternative’ medicine. I don’t know why I’m so against herbal supplements, acupuncture, and the like–I know they work for some people, but I have trouble with the fact that we don’t know WHY it works (draining energy from one chakra or whatever? it all sounds so HOKEY to me! ah, i’m a scientist through and through). it seems suspiciously placebo effect to me. can you share your experiences and explain it to me a little better?

    That said, I DO believe that our outlooks have more power over our health than we know. We see what we expect to see in the world–negative or positive. And, the more positivity you put out there, the more that comes back to you (or maybe we become more aware of it?).

    i bet, after making your board, you’ll start seeing some opportunities come your way to make them come to fruition!

  2. @sense — I can only speak from my own experiences, but western medicine has failed me on multiple occasions. I think the key difference between western medicine and new age medicine is time. These days doctors have a revolving door of patients. You wait forever to be seen and then spend just a few minutes in front of a practitioner. In my experience, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths take the time to talk with patients, to understand the whole of the patient, not just what hurts, but also how they are responding to those pains. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to see a doctor without being thoroughly examined. That has never happened when I’ve turned to new age medicine. I became a believer when I saw the true ‘care’ of those without white coats. It’s a sad reality.

  3. I think the other part of the equation is trying to treat the underlying issue, not just the symptoms that result because of the issue – which is part of what they can hopefully learn by spending all that time talking to you.

    I created a vision board the other week. It made me realize that color is a huge part of what inspires me, and I don’t have much color in my home. Since then, I have been very inspired and my home is slowly becoming more colorful. šŸ™‚

  4. @Elizabeth — you are absolutely right about finding the underlying cause. So many doctors hand you a pill and send you home.

    I love that you are focusing on color. I just realized my board doesn’t have much color at all. Interesting.


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