See The Outcome

“You have to see it to believe it.”

Literally? No. Figuratively? Yes. Your vision board is a terrific tool that serves as a bridge between the literal and figurative interpretation of the saying.

Every invention begins with a an idea. The idea, the possibility always comes before the reality. When you get an idea about a new direction for your life, be it a new job, a home, a new relationship or a new path in life, you take yourself to the end result – the outcome.

We generally start with “as is”  – how our world looks today, and the outcome is the “could be”. Holding yourself in the vibration of the “could be” is a place where your vision board can take you during all of the process and challenges between here and there.

The outcome is often thought of as “there”. In actuality, the outcome is right inside of you – It is the activity of accessing your imagination.

The idea is a spark, and it brings incredible energy to your start.
The outcome is the act of engaging your imagination and holding it in a sustained place over a period of time.
In order to get to “there”, you need to be able to see “there” in your mind. Is this easy for you to do?

If so, great. If not, the following five suggestions will likely strengthen your ability to see the outcome you desire for your life. Visualizing your outcome is a very strong magnet.

1)  Make your picture of your preferred future in the present – the “now”. Some call it “acting as if”. Don’t try to trace your path to how you got to your future picture – just accept it for the moment. You’ll have plenty of time to pave the path in the weeks and months to come.
2)  Put yourself in the picture. Become part of the landscape and the experience.
3)  Include as much detail as feels real. If too much detail doesn’t feel natural, then hold yourself in a general place – It’s got to feel organic, not forced.
4)  Engage multiple senses – smell, sound, touch and taste into this exercise. Sound is a great start – if it’s a tranquil beach, play some wave sounds. “Our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than any other of our senses and recognition of smell is immediate. The olfactory response is immediate, extending directly to the brain.” (von Have, Serene Aromatherapy)
5)  Hold yourself in your picture of your future  as long as you are connected with the experience. When you start having thoughts of improbability or impossibility , come back to the present. It’s better to make a few short visits than to let negativity dull your picture.
6)  Once you return to your present, immediately work with your vision board to adding more pictures and vision statements to your board. Now that you’ve visited your future, these additions to your picture and how you see your outcome will strengthen your connection with your vision. Visit your vision board and outcome regularly to speed the future.

Feel free to share your comments about how these six steps work for you ☺

copyright 2010 destiny rising

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