I am happy to announce that Visioning(R) works even without the physical Vision board.
This past weekend I drove to a family gathering that normally takes 4.5 hours. 6 hours into the drive and still miles away, I was reaping the benefits of my brief Visioning(R) preparation. Due to the busy holiday events, I hadn't taken the time to sit down and physically create a Vision board. However I achieved a good result with several mini-journaling sessions throughout the week.
During these writing periods I wrote about how busy I was, my concern that I wasn't certain if I was going to be staying in a hotel or at my family's house, and if we were exchanging gifts. Thrown into the mix was that my Mom was still staying in a hospital after-care center. It was not certain if she was going to be celebrating at home or not.
Because of my journaling, I was able to release my concerns onto the page. This is an important step and they key word is releasing. Once I expressed my fears, I didn't focus on them again.(I thought about them, but I didn't focus on them.) Instead I focused on enjoyment by stating my intention.
"Well, time to go to work. I want to wear a cute outfit."
"Well, I can't do anything about that, but I can listen to music."
With practice, I was able to keep my fears at bay. When I got caught in traffic instead of seething, I found 5 new radio stations, enjoyed bopping to the beat and noshed on snacks.
By focusing on how I wanted to feel throughout the week and on my drive, the ghosts of the stressed-out-holiday past stayed in the past.
"In the material world we are bound by things like gravity, time and space. And it is into this finite cup called "physical reality that we must pour the limitless ocean that is the creative spirit. How can we pour the infinite into the finite? By making one little decision at a time, putting one foot in front of the other. One leads to another and another Before you know it, you've woven a tapestry of preferences and choices....This may sound tedious and restrictive, all these decisions and choices, but it is at the heart of the creative process. Nothing gets into the material world unless we can say yes to this and no to that. Decisions, decisions, decisions." Lucia Capacchione, page 85. Visioning: Ten Steps to Designing the Life of Your Dreams.
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Finally, here is a great article that can help you focus on your inner peace.
Dorothy Segovia is a writer/blogger and graduate of Lucia's Visioning and Creative Journal Expressive Arts training. Visit her at www.writeinside.com.