A whole lot has changed this year, hasn’t it? That’s why I asked vision board specialist and blogger Jennifer Rochette Koshak of Unfold and Begin blog to address how we might adapt our vision board to reflect the changes in our lives and environment. Here is her advice.
by Jennifer Rochette Koshak
Right now, I imagine it’s hard to plan goals. Or maybe you had some goals and even had a vision board to support those goals but then Covid-19 blew them out of the water. I understand how that feels. I was supposed to go on vacation in May…NOT. The change in the world and our lives means those of us who see the benefit in focus and manifestation need to figure out a vision board for these times.
In my book, A Practical Guide to Goal Planning and Vision Boards, I explain the different types of vision boards you can create and also what to do when your vision board doesn’t feel right. Perhaps your goals have changed. Or maybe your timeline has. Or maybe you set goals for the year but you realized they weren’t really the goals that you wanted in the first place.
Step one is to assess your vision board, if you have one.
Or, maybe you want to create one…. or just update your current board.
Or create an entirely new one.
If only a few goals have changed, then you can remove the pictures and phrases that no longer fit, find new pictures and phrases that do, and glue them in the open spots. If there are major changes in. your goals, it’s easier to create a new vision board.
But how about if you still want to keep the vision board you already made –because it still supports goals in a longer time-frame– but you want to have something that is relevant to now?
Create a second vision board. I have one. My husband and I created a 2020 vision board together that showcases our shared goals. But I also created a blogging vision board to keep myself on track with my blog and the goals I have for it.
It’s ok to have multiple vision boards. And it’s ok to change your vision board when it’s not working for you anymore. It’s not a one and done situation. Goals ebb, and flow, and change. With or without Covid-19, you might be right here, right now, feeling dissatisfied with your vision board knowing that it doesn’t support your current goals. Change it. It’s ok. But first, you need to look at it and decide if it’s still working.
Want to learn how to goal plan and set up an effective board Jennifer is offering readers 50% off on an hour consultation call, which is normally 50.00–special price of $25 if you email me at Jennifer@unfoldandbegin.com and mention A Healing Spirit. The call also involves a guided meditation to assist in refining your goals.
Thanks, Jennifer! Check out her book, which is full of advice to easily make your own vision board or enhance the one you have. And to summarize her advice to those who already have a board:
1. Evaluate your vision board. Does it reflect the current state of what you’d like?
2. If not, decide if you want to remove and replace some items or do a second vision board for this period of time.
And if you’d like a manifestation candle stuffed full of herbs and crystals meant to enhance your visioning, check out mine right here.
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A 4 oz success manifestation candle for a customer.
Everywhere I look, someone is manifesting. They’re manifesting for success, health, wealth, love–if there’s something to manifest for there’s someone doing the manifesting.
There’s an abundance of spiritual wisdom brought down through the ages that say things like “if you seek, you’ll find” and “what you sow, you’ll reap.”
The folks who brought forward the Law of Attraction have made sure that we all at least try to manifest something. And then, there are vision boards. They’ve gained popularity in recent years but I’ve been doing them for at least 20 years if not more. Mostly because I love collage; I don’t think I was sure about this manifesting stuff back in the day.
But now, even I offer manifestation tools: beautiful, manifestation and ritual candles heaping with herbs and crystals to help make your intention reality. But do they really work?
Well, not all by themselves. I know, you’re shocked, right? Not. 😉 Here’s the missing piece: an action plan.
Very few people can simply set an intention and then, poof! They get their dream. They need a plan of action that details the steps that must be taken to get there.
There’s another piece, too: action. Yes, we absolutely can’t achieve our intention without acting on a plan. Doing something. We can’t sit back and wait.
By all means set your manifestation goal. Make a vision board. Light your manifestation candle. And then, every day, meditate on it.
Because the real secret of manifestation is that we get what we focus on. If we do what needs to be done to manifest our dream, it’s likely to happen. Candles, vision boards and meditation all provide the necessary focus. And we alone can take the action.
I’d love your thoughts in the Comments. And of course, you can get your manifestation candle to help you focus on your goal right here!. I’m making April candles this weekend so if you’d like one of any kind, and there are some beauties, order right away!
So many customers have asked if I offer manifestation and ritual candles and now I can answer “YES!” — and they’re as gorgeous as my other hand-poured, soy candles. Custom-made with stones and crystals for your particular intentions.
Whether it’s casting a love spell, manifesting health, meditating for abundance or just plain ritual magick, we’ll load your pretty, custom-made soy Reiki-charged candle with the right aromatic herbs and crystals for your intention. Light it when you sit down to meditate and let it do its magick work!
Examples of some of the stones & herbs we used for a different custom order. Yours will also be custom.
You won’t see just a couple small stones: these magickal manifestation candles are generously loaded with intention stones and herbs. And I’ll add to each order a manifestation affirmation specific to your intention.
The stones are sourced from all over, including the spiritual mecca of Sedona and are charged with reiki energy by my favorite Reiki Master.Our aromatic herb blends include lavender, rosemary, frankincense, cardamom, white willow, roses, jasmine, birch and so many more magickal herbs, all to help meditate on and manifest your heart’s desire.
We offer four different custom-made manifestation candles, all with Reiki-charged stones and crystals plus aromatic herbs that are just perfect for your heart’s desire:
Each 4 oz. candle comes with a manifestation affirmation targeted to your intention to help focus your meditation. The cost is a super-affordable $15. For a custom candle stuffed with powerful crystals and herbs.
You can also choose two larger sizes: 8 oz. ($20) and 12 oz. ($22)
And, we offer a special meditation set: a 4 oz. aromatic herb and stone-filled meditation candle and a sandalwood mala bracelet–a small strand of beads used for prayer or meditation– to help your meditation along. Price for the set is $20. THIS meditation set SOLD OUT! But you can choose from any of our other offerings.
Find them here.
Please note our shipping schedule: if you’d like your candle by the beginning of March you must order by Feb. 18. The next candles begin shipping March 11 and must be ordered by March 5.