So a month ago I made had a great time making a vision map. It’s like mind mapping for me. I start by choosing a word that symbolizes what I want to manifest. Or this time (last night) it wasn't a word, but I want to improve my business this month. So this months vision map is all about the things my business is made from. I didn't have a central word when I started, but I plan to spend a little more time adding details. Last month I wanted to focus on Home. When I was flipping through magazines I looked for two words, home and love and anytime I saw them I cut them out, no matter the size.
I heard about the idea of a vision board ages ago. A year ago I pinned some articles on how to make one; I've had this idea macerating for a w-h-i-l-e. Because I didn't get it.
Then I painted one at a friend’s get together, but she calls it treasure mapping. The first one I painted I was all over the place, there was everything all over anything! A few of the things kind of make sense now, but not all of it. Some I just put there because I liked it, like the motherwort. Some was because my friend told us about some different sort of feng shui things we could put on there. I think that's why the purple spiral is on there and now I have no idea what I meant by it. So there is my first tip. It has to make sense to you! Don't put stuff on there that doesn't truly speak to you. I don't mean don't add pretty little flowers and do dads, just don't put anything on there that doesn't mean anything.
This year I painted a new one and it's totally different. Instead of painting the words, I painted the feeling. I did write a few words and they meant something and still do. This years feels good and I really like it. But it still wasn't what I thought of when I think of a Vision Map. So when my friend Azul posted on FB about her upcoming Vision Boarding session I jumped at the chance.
This time I had a really solid idea of what my central idea would be. HOME was my centering thought. I was really pleased to find the word on the cover of a magazine. This is where the mind mapping part comes in, I had to think about what home means to me. If home is within me, then what do I need to feel at home anywhere? Home is physical thing too. Two things that are important to me right now are deep friendships with women and my business. So I have my center HOME. The top right ABUNDANCE, my business. The bottom left COMMUNITY and friendships. After this photo I added one more thing. I drew a ♀ symbol with a white out pen. The top left is my HOUSE corner. These were the things important to me. Each corner I elaborated with descriptive words that develop the idea further. These words mean something and most of them I searched for, flipping through magazines for what felt like hours! In the end I have been very pleased with how it turned out. And my life is definitely moving in these areas!
This brings us to last nights session. I had already chosen to focus on my business. I have a hard time with this regularly, I have a lot of feelings and thought and ideas swirling around in my mind. It made it hard for me to make a central focus here. So I pasted ideas and thoughts on my board! I found an article featuring passion flowers. They fit right in since my ideas are based on my passions, herbal medicine, mamas and their babies. It's still a little swirly and unfinished and there is only one idea that is solid, that I can see. YES. I have been practicing YES. My sweet friend Leslie shared a poem with me that I love and I will be adding to this vision map.
yes is a world
& in this world of
all worlds - e.e. cummings
And I really think this poem, or part of a poem rather, is what vision maps are all about.