I think that visual prayers work in several ways. First of all, the process of creating one helps you to be clear about what you want to attract into your life. It’s also a personal reminder that acts like a guide so that when you are making any decisions that affect your life, you are unconsciously guided by the memory of your vision board. It can be as minor as choosing a piece of furniture or a piece of jewellery. If you have a picture of the home you want to live in or the way you want to dress on your vision board, you will choose items that are in line with the life you’ve depicted on your vision board. Of course, it’s also a way of letting the Universe know, clearly, what you want to bring into your life. The Universe responds by making it available to you, sometimes in unexpected ways.
After interviewing successful manifesters, I am inclined to believe that having it on display and looking at it every day is not necessarily the source of the vision board power. Just creating it can be action enough.
In one of my New Years workshops, where we visualized our Ideal Day and created a vision board, one of the participants left her vision board in the workshop area. I put it aside to give to her next time I saw her but forgot and there it stayed for the rest of the year.
Karen, unlike most people, didn’t fill her vision board with pictures. She preferred to keep it very sparse but put a great deal of effort into choosing just the right images. That year she had a large picture in the middle of a man and woman dancing. In one corner of the poster there were two people playing golf; in another there was a sailboat in front of a large setting sun; in another corner there was a log cabin and in the last corner was a red car under a label saying ‘gift’.
At that time the group would get together in July to just touch base and compare notes on how our year was going. That year, Karen told us she was going to move away. She really wanted to manifest a loving relationship with a man and she was ready to look for better hunting grounds. However, at our usual New Years workshop, she was still in town.
We always started off by reviewing our previous year’s vision board and relating how the year rolled out. I had forgotten till that point that I still had Karen’s board and as she started to tell us her exciting news, I was stunned.
I went and got her board and we all looked at it in amazement. It made the hair on our arms stand up. There was her life – right there on the vision board. She had met a wonderful man at a charity golf tournament. Before the round was over he had asked her to leave early and go for a sunset cruise on his sailboat. He had a beautiful home with white broadloom and a spiral staircase that went up to a loft that overlooked the lake. He also had a log cabin in a nearby quaint village on Lake Superior. At that point, the only thing missing was the red car, but that showed up a few years later when a relative left it to her.
Not surprisingly, I’m a firm believer in the value and magic of vision boards. You will be too when you experience it for yourself.