Your Vision Board

I am so grateful for the DVD ’The Secret’, for it has opened the door to an audience hungry for a deeper understanding of life and how it works. It is the beginning of a rich and fulfilling journey to many moments where true happiness, contentment and unlimited rewards are experienced. Opening that door a little further, we find a deeper truth to be revealed. Join me for a journey down a road less travelled.

I hosted a vision board workshop that attracted a group who were familiar with the idea presented in ’The Secret’ but were struck by my varied approach. I encouraged the group to quickly flip through magazines and with ’no thought’ tear out pictures that appealed to them and assemble a collage. Participants were confused.

"Don’t you want us to select pictures that represent what we want?"

"No!" I replied, and this is the reason why:

The Universe is Infinitely Intelligent and we are creations of It’s own Self-contemplation. Something smart thought up each and every one of us and since the Universe is Infinite, and that means everything, then we must be made of this smart stuff. If there is nothing else but this One, then all of our thoughts, feelings, actions, beliefs and experiences are this One Intelligence experiencing Itself through our individual uniqueness. There can be no wrong way of doing this.

How could this be?

Humans are like mini creators and we are given a will power all of our own. We have a tendency to think too much and do too much while trying to create our own stuff from the outside-in. The "Secret", or rather, what we have forgotten, and/or ignored over the course of many generations, is that it doesn’t work this way. Our will, used intelligently, connects internally with our individual truth and gifts, knows what is the best for us and allows the process of life to unfold in trust.

This concept is explained in detail in "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. It is our first thought that is our best thought, it is most in line with our true desires. Any second thought often discounts the first as ridiculous, trivial or impossible. Old beliefs or habits kick in, moving us away from our true desire. A tired list of shoulds and should nots block us from the clarity that pushes us into joy.

What I know is that anything is possible and deep down inside each and every one of us, we know this.

Ernest Holmes in the Science of Mind says, "We do well to listen to this Inner Voice, for it tells us of a life wonderful in its scope; of a love beyond our fondest dreams; of a freedom which the soul craves."

So why tear out images mindlessly as we flip through magazines? Because I want each and every person to live out of their minds and connect with their heart. I dream of a day when we all live from our hearts, celebrate our individuality, trust life and live more richly each and every moment.