5 Things You Need for Your Vision Board!

Vision boarding is a fun, practical, and magical tool to help you set intentions and create a life guided by your sacred visions. A life that’s aligned with Spirit and your highest good. What better time to create a vision board than right before the New Year? 

A vision board is a visual aid that employs our imagination to help us create & manifest – like a blueprint for your soul’s longings. Creating a vision board inspires and motivates us to create a life that is based on our deepest dreams. The feelings and experiences we want to have, rather than just the physical things we want to acquire. 

When you make a dream board or vision board with intention, your subconscious mind goes to work for you. You are easily able to align with your vision for the future and begin looking for opportunities, decisions, and pathways to take you toward your dreams. 

My husband and I do a vision board every year. And a few years ago, I learned just how powerful vision boarding can be in creating our desires when I accidentally got EXACTLY what I asked for on my vision board – two very different houses at the same time. 

Create a vision board with mindfulness & curiosity 

At the time, we were living in Sedona, Arizona, and had no plans to move any time soon. My husband and I sat down for our yearly vision boarding session. We pulled out our magazines and glue sticks and started picking out images and words that spoke to us. Some people like to make digital vision boards, but we do ours old school on particle board!

As I sat picking out images to add to my board, I was attracted to two different photos of houses. One was similar to our current home in the desert, and the other was a classic, New England-style home. I couldn’t choose which I liked more, so I just added them both! 

Fast forward a few months and our little pomeranian became abruptly very sick. It turned out we needed to move away from the desert and be close to the sea where she could breathe easily. We packed up our bags and headed to New Hampshire. ( yes we moved across the country for a 5-pound dog). The home we found there was just like the one on my vision board! 

Our plan was to sublet our Sedona home, but after we had already moved, and the new tenants were about to move in at the last minute our subleasers pulled out of the agreement and we were left with not one but TWO wonderful homes. A desert one and a New England one, just like the images on my vision board. Now, it was only for a few months as they did find a new tenant but wow what a lesson. 

This experience was a great reminder of two things: One, be mindful of what you put on your vision board! It just might come true ( and you’ll be paying for more than you can afford!). And two, remember to approach this exercise with curiosity and a sense of humor. Our intuition and the Universe can work in funny and mysterious ways. If you choose an image for your board and you don’t know why you chose it, trust your gut. You never know why something is ending up on your vision board. 

How to create a vision board 

As the year comes to a close, it’s a wonderful time to use this practice and visualization tool to create the future you desire. Here are a few things you need to make a perfect 2022 vision board:

1. A list of your intentions for the New Year 

What is a vision board exactly? It’s essentially a collection of images and words you put together that represent the things you desire to manifest and create in your life. If you can learn one thing from my vision board story about the two houses, it’s that clarity is essential in this process. 

If you begin making a vision board without thinking through in advance what you want, you never know what you’ll get! It’s easiest to begin this process with a list. Simply write out your intentions for the New Year. Anything you desire to manifest, create, or work on in the coming months can be added to your list. When you create a vision board, it’s most effective to create it with clarity and clear intention, and affirming it as if it’s already happened. 

2. A journal to help you get crystal clear

Once you’ve written out your list of intentions, take some time to reflect more deeply on them. Oftentimes we think we know what we want, but the ideas aren’t really formed and fleshed out. Use your journal to reflect on each of the intentions you wrote on your list. 

Consider what they mean to you, and any other specifics that are important. The reason why vision boards work isn’t just about the images themselves, it’s about the mental images and stories we create around them. We become the ones to have the experience. Our subconscious mind works with these stories to help us align with, and attract what we are rehearsing. Focus less on the physical things you want and more about how these images represent the feelings and experiences you’re desiring. This isn’t a goal board, it’s more of a dream board. 

3. A prayer to say over your vision board 

Anything you create and manifest with your 2022 vision board is a co-creation between you and the Divine. Trusting and strengthening your relationship with your Higher Power is a part of the manifesting process – with or without a vision board. 

Are you clear on your role in creating the things you want and the function of your Higher Power? Spend some time reflecting on this relationship and come up with a prayer you can use to bless your board and turn the outcomes over to Spirit. 

4. Your vision boarding materials (digital or physical) 

Once you’ve done all of the planning and prep to get clarity on your board, it’s time to start creating! Decide whether you want to create a digital vision board or a physical one. Then start gathering the images, words, and materials you want to use for your board. 

If you choose to create your board by hand, you might enjoy having a 14k gold marker and a big black sharpie to write on words and things you want to attract. You can decide whether you want to make your board about one specific theme – for example, calling in a partner or your business – or if it will be about your year ahead in general. 

Then, begin creating! 

5. Your imagination and visualization

No vision board is complete without your imagination and the visualizations you hold about your desires and the images you choose. Remember, the board is just a physical representation of what lives in you, what you are. Your mind and heart are the containers for the dreams you put on your board. 

As you create, allow yourself to dream up a future that makes you want to get up in the morning and excites you to be part of life. Let the images be your guide and choose them intuitively, but ground them in your imagination with the clarity of exactly what you intend to create. Allow these dreams to go beyond the things you will accomplish or accumulate. Instead, focus on the ways you will contribute, the ways you’ll feel love and compassion, and the creativity you can bring into your life. Allow your vision board to be a visual representation of the full and flourishing life you’re creating. 

Still wondering how to make a vision board that inspires you and helps you manifest abundance? I’m hosting a FREE 7-Day Vision Board Challenge from January 6th-12th, and I’d love to see you there! Think of it like an in-depth vision board workshop meets vision board party. Join me to learn how to create a vision board that aligns you with your highest good and allows you to co-create your visions with Spirit. Click here to save your spot! 

Showing 36 comments
  • Leah Reinhart
    Reply

    I’m excited to start my vision board. And I know they work in mysterious ways. Happy New Year. Here’s to 2022!!🥰

  • Faith Oglesby
    Reply

    Thanks, Colette for doing this Vision Board time again in January 2022. Am excited and looking forward to the time spent online to be creative; then apply the ideas on the Vision Board in life.

  • Leslie Holt
    Reply

    I would love to be part of this .

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      would love it too if you could join us, Leslie! hope you’re all signed up! 💞

  • Christine
    Reply

    Thank you for offering clarity on creating a vision board . I can see I was a bit casual in creating a previous one .

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      love that you had that reflection, Christine! hope you’re all set up! 💞

  • Rachel
    Reply

    I am very excited about this and my imagination is taking flight. I’m so ready for this shift. Thank you for doing this.

  • Helen
    Reply

    Colette thank you so much for shining your soul’s light💙💙💙 I feel really blessed that I have found you & your decks🦄🦄🦄

  • Niki Diana
    Reply

    My Vinson bored needs a make over. Happy new year

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      the vision board challenge will be perfect for you, Niki! hope you signed up! 💞

  • Dianne
    Reply

    Do you have any recommendations for a digital application to create a vision board? I look forward to joining your session! Dianne

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      I highly recommend Canva! it’s free and it’s available on both mobile and desktop! see you in 2 days, Diane! 💗

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    I’m so looking forward to doing the vision board, Looking forward to a better year. Thank you

  • Helena
    Reply

    I am so looking forward to working on my vision board and hoping that I will have a better year.
    A better year for all of us. Thank you

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      love that! we’re definitely going to be manifesting a good year for all of us! see you in the group, Helena! 💜

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Many years ago I attended Church of Today in Warren Michigan and learned about vision boards but never really made it happen. 2022 is gonna be the year I get my Woo Woo butt in gear and make things happen.

  • Arsha
    Reply

    Really looking forward to creating a vision board for 2022. Thank you so much for the free gifts …. very much appreciated!

  • Leanne Chaffey (aka IPhone lol)
    Reply

    “She believed it and She became it”
    I’m ready for this next chapter in my life ! Thanks heaps chicky , much gratitude ✨🥰✨ Let’s do this 🙌 2022 The year for ME and YOU !! 🎉

  • Dana
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    I have much gratitude for all that you and your team do. I did the challenge last year, well I started it…I get stuck trying to manifest stuff. I am really looking forward to this evolved spin you are taking with it. I spent last year really focused on who I have been and what doesn’t really work and working to make forward changes. I can say, probably for the first time, that I like myself. I have the work you and many others like you, who share your knowledge to thank. Thank you and thank you for this next challenge.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      I’m so happy for you, Dana! glad that you worked on YOU! see you for tomorrow’s live activation! 💗💗💗

  • DIANA DAVIS
    Reply

    I am so excited to do this dream board class again. 2022 year will be the year I will accomplish my goals and complete another cycle of my life. Thank you for your generosity and creative ideas you have.

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    So super excited to create a brand new vision for 2022! Thank you so much for creating this wonderful opportunity for all of us!

  • Lise Frappier
    Reply

    Thank you Colette for offering this free workshop on Vision Boards. I have made 2 vision boards before but so looking forward to learning your perspective and experience on making one.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      awesome! hope you’re loving the experience so far, Lise! see you tomorrow for the live activation! 💗💗

  • Raewyn Shaw Shaw
    Reply

    Thank u Colette looking forward to my Abundance coming in 2022🙏❤️

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