The process of creating a vision board is also a beautiful way to meditate and get in touch with yourself on a deeper level. There are several easy things you can do to turn your vision board creation into a ritual or meditation that benefits your inner spirit.
Here are some ideas:
Play Some Meditation Music
Meditation music is soft, “spiritual” music that soothes your body, mind, and spirit, and helps you get into a meditative state. By playing meditation music while you are making your vision board, you’ll be able to get into a zone and allow your intuition to guide you.
Wear What Makes You Feel Your Best
When we feel our best, we are more confident and possess greater inner strength, so wear whatever makes you feel your best so that you can reach inside of yourself and confidently bring to life the change you want. For some people, that means dressing up, and for others, it means wearing yoga pants and the softest shirt you own. Do whatever works for you.
Diffuse Essential Oils or Burn Incense
Aromatherapy is a real thing. When we inhale certain essences, we can transform our state of mind. Diffusing lavender essential oil, for example, calms the mind, body, and spirit, helping to reduce stress and bring you into a state of serenity. Citrus scents awaken the body and mind, bringing us an alertness that helps us focus. Frankincense promotes peace and calm, jasmine is associated with love, and lotus increases mental clarity and focus. These are just a few examples.
Choose your scent depending on what type of vision board you are creating. This is also a great thing to add to your vision board ritual because you can easily bring yourself back to a state from which you can manifest your goal any time you choose simply by inhaling the same scent again. You’ll remember what you were feeling as you created your vision board, which will ignite those same feelings again.
Start with a Prayer or Affirmation
Before you start your vision board ritual, say a little prayer or affirmation that aligns you with the intention of what you want to get out of the process. For example, a prayer might be something like, “Thank you for this time to myself so that I can create a vision for what I want. I ask that you please guard this time from distractions and inspire me with creativity and intuitive messages as I bring to life my goal.” An affirmation might be, “I use this time now to connect with my inner spirit and spark positive changes in my life.”
End with Another Prayer or Affirmation
Closing the vision board ritual with another prayer or affirmation is the perfect way to bring closure to the practice. A prayer could be something like, “I close this vision board ritual now with gratitude and love. Please help me take actionable steps toward making this goal a reality. Thank you for the inspiration you provided!” An affirmation could be something like, “I now close this vision board ritual and I passionately begin taking action so I can achieve this goal.”
Creating a ritual like this turns your vision board creation process into a spiritual practice that can benefit you on many levels. Enjoy the process and make it your own.