I was introduced to vision boards a long time ago and avoided them sort of like the plague, because cutting out images from magazines and collecting inspiring words then sticking them on a board in hopes of one day acquiring those items just wasn’t my thing. I didn’t deny I wanted stuff and I figured the practice would work, but I just couldn’t see myself doing it.
With the huge success of the Secret and the heartfelt story one contributor told about his boxes and boxes of vision boards and the tearful revelation to his young daughter that years after putting them together, he unknowingly purchased and they were living in the exact home he had posted on one of those boards eons ago, I was truly impressed and determined that I was going to give it an honest shot!
I scoured the internet for exactly the right shots of the home and car I wanted. I decided on a dollar amount I felt comfortable manifesting. I grabbed the most recent bank statement for my ever-growing line of credit and meticulously whited-out the five-digit negative balance and replaced it with a prominent $00.00 value, then proudly placed my masterpiece in my Wealth and Prosperity Corner with a Feng Shui mirror positioned at just the right angle to double the value of everything I wished for and for about a month I sent out the best possible energy, visualizing and meditating on a brighter future. About two months later my manifesting time got a bit looser and by three months into it I was totally vision bored.
After several more months of completely ignoring the creation that was now collecting dust and negative energy, there was still an endless pull from my ego who believed I needed this stuff to make me happy in this life. At the same time my inner knowing was gently telling me none of it would provide what I was really looking for, so on one particularly frustrating day, I started pondering the meaning of the images I posted there and what they meant to me. The car would soon be replaced by next year’s model, the home was not truly where I saw myself and the negative bank balance I was “trying” (not a good word at any point!) to reduce was higher than ever.
I thought I knew what I wanted. Now, every thought is an energetic impulse vibrating at a certain frequency, so every material want vibrates at the same rate of other stuff we want. As I visualized the stuff I believed would satisfy, my life became a vicious cycle of wanting to want. For me the continuous manifesting of material things became distracting from my truest want, the only thing that truly gratifies.
As I’ve come to focus on the sharing of love, joy, creativity, compassion, and generosity (to myself and to others) the cycle has adjusted and everything I require to make myself physically comfortable has floated gracefully in. I do my best everyday to offer my talents and my abilities with the intention of creating abundance for the whole and find that’s all the visioning I personally require.
~ Go with the flow!
An award winning Television Producer/Director/Writer for over 30 years, Mary Giuffre sidestepped mainstream media and created SoulWater EnergyWorks to focus on the greater good. An Emotional Empath, Mary has been a student of metaphysics, energy and spirituality since her early teen years. Studies under a Native American Shaman, Energy Healers and many Spiritual Teachers have enhanced her natural ability to tap into the energetic flow our inner and outer environments. Now a Motivational Speaker, Workshop Leader, Certified Practitioner and Spiritual Mentor practicing and promoting Feng Shui For Your Spirit©, Mary’s fine-tuned abilities adjust energetic balance to enhance harmony, prosperity and overall well-being by Creating Flow in Your Life!
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