1) Spend about an hour going through the magazines and simply cutting out images or words that speak to you. Don't question their meaning. The fact that they speak to you means you need to cut them out. You can always discard them later.
2) When time is up, start to lay the words and images out on your board. Take about 45 minutes for this process. Discard any words that you have cut out in which you are not treating yourself kindly. For example: instead of "lose weight," post "be healthy."
3) Settle on final design and start glueing. Dont worry about perfection, just give yourself up to the process and make a completed board.
4) Share your board and explain your thought process to the other participants. This part is optional. I found this to be one of the best parts of the experience, sharing our vision and being inspired by others vision.
5) Our presenters suggest that you post your board in a place where you can see it every day. More meaning will reveal itself you over time.
The Vision Board workshop took place on the day before my birthday. This was a perfect time for introspection and self-examination. This was a very powerful experience for me.
The center of my board is dominated by the phrase, "I realized, today is the day that I write my own story." I do lots of business writing, but have recently begun exploring more creative writing pursuits. I found that I really enjoy writing about musicians and music, artists and art, fashion and style,and all kinds of fun and adventure. I will now write about a very eclectic group of interests and pursuits. I am not going to limit myself in any way.
One of the most powerful parts of putting this vision board together was in the disgarding of the words that I had cut out that made me feel less than strong and confident. Some of the phrases that I disgarded were: " Me, only better," "Do everything better," and some others similar in tone. Those had kind of a scolding tone. Our presenters taught us to embrace only positive phrases. I loved ripping the offending disgarded words in a thousand pieces, leaving them and negative their thought processes behind.
And so it begins.