One of the biggest ‘Wow!’ moments in the movie, The Secret, was when John Assaraf described his experience with attracting his dream home with a vision board. He had just moved into a home he had been renovating for a year and his son found his vision boards and asked him what they were. As he showed his son the boards, he realized that he had actually unknowingly bought the very house that he had put on his vision board five years before.
A vision board is a pictoral representation of your Ideal Day. Sometimes they are called treasure maps. I like to think of vision boards as visual prayers. By going through the process of looking for, sorting and arranging images of exactly what you want to attract into your life, you send a request out to the Universe. Along with our words, our thoughts and our feelings, it’s another way to create that compelling vision up there in the future.
Over the years, leading workshops to help people clarify and attract their ideal life, I have seen many examples of vision boards working in stunning ways. In 2001, I went to Indiana to take a feng shui practitioners course. I travelled back through Minneapolis and, because I had a layover, I went to dinner at the home of Susan, a new friend I had met at the training. Susan showed me her ‘treasure map’ and told me the story of how it had come true.
After a major life change, Susan had moved to Minneapolis and was looking for a new home. She had her heart set on a particular condo but there were no units available and, in fact, they were too expensive for her budget anyway. But she took a photo of herself standing in front of the building and added it to her treasure map. She continued to look for a place and checked in regularly to see if any units had come available in her preferred condo building.
As it turned out, the condo board began to have issues and people started moving out. The price of units in the building dropped sharply and she was able to pick up one at a very reasonable price.
Immediately after she bought it, the issues were resolved and the prices returned to their previous level. But the most surprising part of the story is that after she moved in and as she was hanging her treasure map, she realized she had ended up with the exact condo unit that was behind her in the photo she had taken.
I’ve heard many examples just like this that have convinced me that visual prayers are powerful tools that can help you attract exactly what you desire into your life.
Tomorrow I’ll share more real life stories and tell you the basics of creating a visual prayer.