As a follow-up to my monthly mini Vision Boards, I decided to make a year-long Dream Board (full of my dreams, hopes, wishes, and goals for the upcoming year). It was a blast to create and I can already tell that it is going to help me exceed my goals for the year (and add a little manifesting power into the mix!). Here’s how I made it happen:
1) I gathered my supplies.
In this case, I used a stack of old magazines, a pair of good scissors, a large cork-board, and tons of push-pins. I also ended up adding some crystals and essential oils into the mix at the end. However, these are totally NOT necessary. In saying that… this was my MOST FAVORITE part of the whole process. I’m sure it will add a big energetic boost to my board.
2) I flipped through magazines, cutting out words and pictures that captured the feeling of what I want this year to be.
Some of the things were very specific, like creating a crystal garden in my yard. Others were more generalized, like “Serenity”. I arranged and organized the cut-outs as I went. I grouped things together, creating sections for things like home, work, personal growth, & more. This continued until my board was pretty darn full of positive, life-changing scraps of paper. Then, I used push-pins to hold the paper scraps in place. This makes it easy to change my Dream Board when my goals, hopes, and dreams change and grow.
I was feeling pretty satisfied with the way it turned out, but then I had an idea…
I grabbed a bottle of lavender essential oil (that I always keep near by) and decided it would be interesting to infuse some of the scraps of paper with the energy of the essential oils. So, I took my chosen papers off of the board, sprayed them with a little bit of the essential oil spray, and then put them back in place. The papers are now sort of a “scratch-and-sniff” thing (which I LOVE). They also hold the energy of the aromatherapy oils used. I tried to correspond the purpose of the oil to the meaning of the word or image. For example, I sprayed the “Serenity” paper with Lavender oil (for relaxation). I sprayed the “Shamanic Journey” paper with Rosewood oil (for grounding and protection).
After I had replaced all of the little paper words, I decided to incorporate some crystals into the mix.
So, I intuitively pulled out a small selection of crystals and set to work. The stones I chose were: Ametrine, Black Tourmalinated Quartz, Sugilite, Elestial Quartz, Fire Quartz, Orange Calcite, Pink Opal, Lepidolite, and Shattuckite. I thought about what each of stones means for me and placed it near the appropriate word(s) on my Dream Board. For example, I placed the Fire Quartz near the “Get it Done” paper (because it’s so motivational). Then, I placed the Black Tourmalinated Quartz near the section for my crystal garden because of its amazingly earthy energy.
I was sure I had my final result (for now, anyway). I was completely happy with the way this project turned out and am already feeling motivated by all of the positive energy that has been put into it. Even though I am sure that my Dream Board will change as the year progresses, that’s really the true beauty of our dreams. They change and grow with us (getting bigger and better all the time).