The Truth About Vision Boarding

Are you working on manifesting great things in your life, but find that it is not happening effortlessly? Are there bumps in the process? Are there delays or is what you are attracting not exactly as you had envisioned?

For a good portion of my life, I too struggled with manifesting effortlessly, and in the process became a vision board junkie.

I wrote goals and affirmations, sketched pictures, snapped photos, and posted dozens of magazine pictures onto intricately color-coded collages.

My “vision of the future” had to be precise, and represent all the things I desired to bring into my life.

Dozens of mainstream media writers and authors focus on this global phenomenon: the belief that thoughts become things and only through thinking and focusing on what we want, can we attract these things into our lives.

I agree but disagree.

Let me explain: On average, we think 60,000 thoughts a day.

Unless you are the Dali Lama, personally taking inventory of, managing, and controlling every thought is nearly impossible. Not to mention your subconscious, which is continuously active as well.

This is where meditation comes in. 

To manifest effortlessly, you have to stop thinking. Through daily meditations, manifesting becomes faster and easier than ever before.

Here’s why:

For those precious minutes every day, you are free to have complete trust in the power of the universe and what it can bring forth in your life.

Meditation connects you to the source – the universal power.

When you are connected to the source, you are experiencing all that was, is, and will be. You create a place of detachment from all earthly and material things. In this place, there are no feelings of disconnect or disappointment for what you done’t have.

Also, when you are attached to something, you fear its loss. As a result, you push it away.

And it is extremely difficult to have gratitude for things you don’t yet have. Meditation removes the fear, shifting you back to a place of love and gratitude. It gets us there without battling our own thought patterns. There is no struggle for who-what-where-when-or-how it will happen. You are then finally free of worries and fear-based thinking.

Also, when you are in a feeling of “need” or “I have to have,” you are sending a vibration to the universe, which responds that exact desire.

As your mind tries to determine how your desires will manifest, it also pushes the desires farther and farther away. You are sending a message that your desires do not exist, and from this place of lacking, you cannot attract what you want.

It is also easier to have a still, quiet mind, than to have pure, positive thoughts every second. In this stillness you can experience satisfaction, gratitude, and appreciation without doing, thinking, or having anything.

Meditation offers a sense of peace with everything and everyone that opposes you so that you can come into alignment with the solutions to your desires.

And more importantly, all those images you want are no longer necessary for happiness. From this place of gratitude, you are now sending a vibration that everything you need already exists in your life. Out of this feeling of pure joy and love, your life can be manifested.

The practice of meditation most importantly helps train the mind to be in the present moment, leaving no need to control our thousands of thoughts every day. When you are in the present moment, your goals, dreams, and desires can manifest because you are no longer thinking about them. Instead, you are only thinking about what is in front of you at that very moment.

The essence of manifesting your desires through meditation can be summed up in a quote from the teachings of Ester Hick’s,

When you quiet your mind you stop thought; when you stop thought you stop resistance; when you stop resistance you are in a state of allowing.

So yes, focus on what you want. Cut images out of magazines and create a vision board, then put it away, and let daily meditation connect and align you to the source so you actually can bring the things you want into your life.