By Kathryn Weber
A vision board is a powerful way to visually represent the aspirations and goals you have for your life with images.
The images can either be pictures of what you would like, a house where you’d like to live, a car you’d like to drive, or can be a title you aspire to, such as writer, actor, president.
People respond well to images.
They inspire us in ways that words don’t. Combining a goals list with a vision board is especially powerful.
In feng shui, when compass feng shui, flying star or another type of feng shui merge together, this is called “compounding” feng shui. The feng shui, because it’s multiplied, becomes more powerful. The simple act of writing out your goals is powerful and then to compound it with a vision board makes it more powerful still.
Add feng shui to the equation and you have a vision board that can propel you to a whole new place. Are you ready for that? I mean, really, ready? Many people say they want something new, but new can be scary. Just be ready to move forward if you do this!
A vision board is a natural fit with feng shui.
Feng shui focuses on what is seen and unseen — energy that is both intangible and tangible. We understand that at any given moment whatever we are surrounded by influences us. If we are surrounded by mess, we may feel frustrated, annoyed, and not know why. If sad pictures or painful reminders are in our presence, we may feel depressed and unable to move ahead in our lives.
Select symbols that are meaningful to you
Feng shui understands that symbols are influencers and important ones at that. When you are selecting symbols for your vision board, select symbols meaningful to you. That might include the number “13.” Many people think it’s a negative number, but if it’s meaningful in a positive way to you, then include it.
Select symbols from the 8 Aspirations
These are the principles that feng shui is founded on. Each aspiration is tied to a particular direction. Career is the aspiration of the north, health is the east, travel the northwest. Next, using the directions from the bagua, place the corresponding aspiration is the appropriate corner.
Start with the north or career in the bottom middle of your vision board (or top middle like the board above). Then moving in a clockwise direction, add the aspiration symbol for northeast in the lower left corner. This could be a book if you’re a student, a deity for spirituality if that’s your interest or any symbol of general wisdom.
The next corner is the left, or east corner. Place an image of health, a lush plant, a picture of a woman jogging or any symbol that is meaningful for health for you personally. Continue going around your board in this manner. This clockwise movement adds stimulation to your vision board, going from yin (north/water) to yang (south/fame/reputation) and back to yin again.
Don’t forget to add a spark of life
It’s important that you have an energizing spark on your vision board. It should appear vibrant, active, interesting. Place your most important image in the center of your vision board. This can be the central theme of your board if you like. You can then use symbols that support that central theme and still follow the directions of the bagua.
Lastly, every item must be “energized” in order for it to imbue precious yang energy. To create this, simply add something red on your vision board. You could also loop a piece of red ribbon through your board or glue red paper to the back.
Place your vision board prominently
You won’t get very far if you can’t see where you’re going.
That’s why it’s vital that you make sure you place your board where you see it prominently and often. This will help to encourage you and keep you focused on what you want in life and where you want your goals to take you.
© K Weber Communications LLC