This week I held my breath, ignored the knot in my stomach and ventured out to a what ended up being a wonderful night out with my mother and husband to go to a Dream Board (also known as a Vision Board) creating workshop in my town. What is a dream board you ask? It is simply a visual layout of your goals, visions, and aspirations in life.
Here is a better description from Tristan Loo of Selfgrowth.com:
A vision board is simply a visual representation or collage of the things that you want to have, be, or do in your life. It consists of a poster or foam board with cut-out pictures, drawings and/or writing on it of the things that you want in your life or the things that you want to become. The purpose of a vision board is to activate the law of attraction to begin to pull things from your external environment that will enable you to realize your dream. By selecting pictures and writing that charges your emotions with feelings of passion, you will begin to manifest those things into your life.
Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not I think having a list of goals that you can visually focus on daily is a wonderful way to manifest the dreams you have laid out for your life. I am so honored to have met the woman who runs these workshops. From the moment I met her I felt such a connection to her that I cannot explain. Derek jokes around with me that I am obsessed with her. I insist that it is impossible not fall head over heals for this woman- she is filled with complete love and joy for everyone who is around her. She oozes acceptance, understanding and a deep knowledge of the world most people seem to ignore in their every day lives.
Stephanie Hewes Borrelli of CT. PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS and her husband are a riot to be around! You instantly feel at ease in her home, where she holds her workshops on all aspects of psychic awareness. I have always been fascinated with the world beyond the five senses ever since I was a child. I hold most of that to the fact my father died when I was 6 and I spent quite a while searching for ways to keep my bond with him alive even on the other side. With trial and error I now deeply know my father is around, amongst others who lovingly guide me through my life.
Anyway- I spent a good hour sitting at her house cutting out pictures and phrases that inspired me, and I felt even more inspired being in a group of like minded, fun loving people. How is it that I have been fighting being able to go into Target (one of my all time fave places to be) and here I was sitting around with strangers feeling completely at ease? I call Stephanie's home a little oasis. It is full of calm and peace. And her puppy and kitties do their part to help too ;)
I wrote a list of goals for myself, pasted on my pictures and although it still needs more work here is what I came up with so far.
I have to laugh, when I stupidly left my poster on the kitchen table overnight, Trace got to it. The only thing he ripped off was the picture of the little girl that the mom was holding in the photo I cut out (on the upper right hand side). Trying to tell me something Trace?
Here are my newest goals.
I am trying to keep them simple as to not overwhelm myself in an already overwhelmed state. Some include listening to Trace more often, taking 2 relaxing baths a month, take a class in something I enjoy, accepting change in a more positive manner, and watching less television. Stephanie also cut out the word "tears" for me as a reminder that crying is not only ok to do but such a healing process. I completely agree, as I am one of the biggest crybabies in the world.
The middle of my board was dedicated to inspiring words directed towards me. I need to add more to keep myself feeling empowered and worthy. Two things I am struggling with at the moment.
I left a spot in the right hand corner to remind myself that meditation for me is such a healing and reviving process. I have to set time aside to give myself that special moment. I added the angel flying about the body as a sign that I am always being watched over and guided by higher powers. It gives me a sense of protection and serenity.
We have been eating terribly bad lately, anything simple, quick, and effortless has been what dinner consists of. Our trip to Disney this month has left our budget tight and being able to afford all of the organic goodness we became accustomed to has had to take a backseat until we come home and rebuild our funds. So I put emphasis into eating wholesome, smart, and organic. I also added "Girls Night" to give myself that push I need to get myself out and battle this agoraphobia the best way I know how. Laughing with the girls!
I added lots of animals to my vision board not only because I am dying for a doggy but because animals are such a passion and joy of mine. They bring me tranquility and their never ending trust and love is admirable and inspiring.
This obviously speaks for itself, I need to read this one the most.
Derek picked this picture out for me and I love it. It is a woman in a hospital looking out the window into a beautiful outdoor setting. To me it represents the pain and confusion I am going through right now and the fact that I will over come it. When I see my family it is the same as looking out into that beautiful landscape. If I keep my positive outlook heaven will be knocking on my door any day now!! Peace is coming and I know it.
Thank you Stephanie for another wonderful night!
And thank you for being a shoulder to lean on even when you barely know me.
(Although I'm sure you know more than I think you do hehe)
You are wonderful, I can't say it enough. xoxoxo
To get more info on the awesome seminars she holds you can
Now I am off to get some cleaning done before the baby tornado's wake up.