The Magic of Visualization
There are so many reasons to get into vision boarding, many more than I imagined, until I had my own vision boarding experience at one of my recent workshop events.
I usually have an idea (or many), and get online Pinterest where I will create my concept board (keeping them private). I search specific images I imagine that fit, I drift surf too….hours later, I have my vision board for a concept. This is ideal for work presentations.
However, it doesn’t always reflect reality. That’s ok too. So what is so different from online vision boarding to “cut out and glue” vision boarding?
The answer is easy, same as is writing with letters with a pen directly linked to your brain, connecting, enhancing, memorizing, whereas typing is clearly linked to ‘typing’, fine, memorizing where the letters are on your touch pad. Doing things with your hands activates brain activity more than digital work does. Just check out the Montessori teaching methods to find out all the studies about this topic.
One of the reasons I started hosting events is to create a space where people can gather without ego and COLLECT MEMORIES. What better way to do so, than shared with your girl gang?
This is exactly what we did at this vision boarding workshop, led by my friend Carmela Fleury. We sat around the table with new faces, and got flicking through the magazines, cutting, tearing, selecting, glueing whilst we got to meet and exchange experiences. So simple can life be. What came out of the session were a bunch of framed collages that resembled our who we are deep down bellow facades, titles and looks.
Whilst I kept my focus on the future, the New Year, dreams, wishes for my kids, things I’d like to do with my partner and things I love such as nature and eat (no joke), mine looked like this. What everything means, is very personal.
Something I can share is what happened during the experience can be described as having been ‘present perfect’. A creative device free moment, a meditative state of mind mixed with a good splash of lady fun.
Whether you believe that or not, we know that visualization works. Memories to be cherished, and vision boards to hang on our walls to remind us, that wishes can come true, even if they make our heart jump, just for that moment.
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.
Carmela interviewed me before our event, read the interview here.