We all have our hopes and dreams, don’t we? There are things we want to achieve or aspire to in various areas of our lives. Recently, I have read and listened to the same concept popping up continuously; an intention board. I had no idea what an intention board was about three weeks ago, but the more I hear and learn about them the more I’m tempted to create my own, however kooky my friends may think I am.
An intention board is essentially a visual representation of whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. The board is made up of a collage of both words and pictures to embody these ideas and help manifest your intentions.
Those of us fortunate enough to work from home over the past few weeks have had a lot more time on our hands. Therefore, considering what you want from life once this period has passed and assembling it onto a board sounds quite positive. Believe it or not, it has been proven to work, so start thinking about those pound signs.
Planning to start the week off right and bring more positivity into your life? What better way to do this than to build an intention board? Start as you mean to go on! Research has told me that the words and pictures you place on your intention board can come true if you have the correct mindset and ambition… I can’t promise we will be saving the world or becoming millionaires overnight though. However, I need to stop being so pessimistic and give this a try, you never know what will come of it!
So, imagery. The imagery needs to be pictures that inspire or interest you. Get cutting any old magazines and newspapers, print pictures of friends, family, travel destinations, write any quotes and goals – use anything you want. I did read on one website that you need to burn incense, gather your crystals and chant whilst making the board, but I feel this might just be one step too far for all of us.
Once the board is finished, it’s best to place it somewhere you see regularly. So without realising, you are subconsciously reminding yourself of your goals and values.
If you are still not convinced, then look at Olympic athletes and elite sports players who have been using the visualisation technique for decades, and according to the hugely popular book The Secret, “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualising, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe”.
If you aren’t completely spooked out by this – good luck with your board! I know I need some luck with mine…
By Annabel Rodick