This week I’m offering four related processes for a clarifying your 2009 vision. Since each of us is wired differently, it’s useful to find the most effective visioning strategy for you. Some people LOVE to write goals, others avoid the process. Some love details, while others are big picture people. Some people LOVE visualizations, and yet others do best in verbalizing their dreams to others.
Which style or styles resonate with you?
The most important element in crystallizing your vision is finding a medium that allows you to connect “emotionally” to your vision. We often identify goals and visions intellectually, yet find ourselves disassociated and not inspired to achieve them. The juice, inspiration and magic unfolds when we are “emotionally engaged” with our visions.
If you’ve set goals in the past with disappointing results, this may be the missing ingredient. Being able to see, hear, FEEL and fully associate with what you DESIRE most, is the KEY to magnetizing it to you.
If you desire an amazing relationship, how would you FEEL if that partner was already in your life? How would you treat them? What activities would you enjoy together? If you desire a thriving business, what activities would fill up your day? Who would you spend time with? How confident and decisive would you be? If you desire a fit and trim body, can you imagine yourself eating healthy foods and looking forward to visiting the gym? What would it feel like to be 15 pounds lighter? If you desire a year filled with INNER PEACE, what practices would you relax into daily? What would you say “no” to? How would it feel to bathe in bliss at any moment?
ENGAGE the SENSES in your VISION
Today we’re focusing on…
1. Treasure Mapping – Creating a collage is an excellent way to engage the senses. This process involves finding pictures and words that capture your vision or visions. Magazines are great resources since advertising is designed to engage us emotionally. A picture says a thousand words…and at least a dozen emotions. A picture of a man and woman holding hands at the beach may embody feelings of romance, magic, love, connection and fulfillment. What body-type are you striving for? Where would you like to travel? What kind of home would you like to live in? Find the pictures that resonate with you. Look for words to embody that will support you in achieving your goals – in business or personal – such as “integrity”, “confidence”, “creativity”, “value” or one of my favorites “joy”. Create your own visuals when necessary with personal photos or Photoshop.
In 2004 (and the last few years too!), I created an awesome treasure map, and nearly EVERYTHING on the poster came true.
I “made-up” the concept of “Conversations with the Masters” that year…and interviewed three of the authors I had cut out pictures of – Byron Katie, Dr. David Hawkins and Wayne Dyer. I’ve since interviewed dozens of Masters!
I also had a picture of me and a wedding dress (I met my now husband in 2004).
I also created a mock book cover, and something shifted in me when I saw “by Mary Allen” on the cover. It was August 2004 when all the pieces came together to get The Power of Inner Choice published!! I also cut out an Oprah Magazine cover and created a headline and put my picture on it. In August, I was noting all that I was manifesting and thought, “I wonder how this is going to happen (meaning Oprah).” About three days later, I received a call from The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Use “treasure mapping” as a fun, creative way to expand your vision of what’s possible. Doing this with a group is also inspiring. The visual creates an emotional connection that creates magic.
What has been your experience with Treasure Mapping? I’d love to hear your success stories.
Come back tomorrow for the second key process…in your New Year Creation.