You may or may not know that Vision Boarding is my JAM. As a Life Coach + Photographer there is just something about laying out my intentions & manifesting dreams through photos and artwork, that totally appeals to me.
The truth is . . . I am a big fan of setting intentions in general, and another way to do that which takes far less time and poster board/scissors/glue, is writing Intention Statements!
Intention Statements you say?
If you're not familiar with them, let me explain!
The basic format of an intention statement is kind of like a math problem (But way more fun!) and generally looks like this:
I am letting go of and ,
and creating and for myself today.
Where the "math" part comes in is that the idea is to have both sides be balanced.
Here are some examples:
I am letting go of the worry that I won't be able to work part-time
and bridge my current work situation to my future dream job,
and creating ease and a spectacular transition to self-employment for myself today.
(That one was dated 5/12/2015 - look where I am today . . . It's powerful stuff!)
Or how about this one:
I am letting go of trying to Do It All and Do It All By Myself,
and creating shared responsibility and joyful ease for myself today.
See how it works?
A few notes:
1. Just as with Vision Boarding . . . be careful what you wish for! Choose your words carefully as you set your intentions, and remember to try and keep them "balanced".
2. You can write intention statements daily, weekly, monthly . . . whatever cadence feels best for you. I have found in times of big change or angst that daily is an amazing practice!
3. Writing them Down is KEY! Sure you could probably think your intentions - but there is a power in putting pen-to-paper that definitely holds some magic. (One of my favorite books on the topic is Writing Down Your Soul - SO GOOD!)
Are you struggling with a situation that could benefit from setting some intentions? Do you have big dreams that seem like they are just outside your grasp? Grab your journal and a favorite pen and try this for a week and see what happens! I'm so curious to hear the results . . . leave a comment and let me know!
Love and Light,
P.S. If you're in the Seattle area (and even if you're not!), I'll be leading a Vision Boarding Workshop at Atrium Arts on Saturday November 12th from 1-4 pm . . . I'd love to see you there!
Meet me here on Saturdays for some weekly vibes - honoring the week that has past, and clearing the way for what's new. Gather your journal and favorite pen, along with a hot cup of coffee/tea/chai - and settle in for 30 minutes dedicated to YOU.