Last weekend, my family was busy creating dreamboards. It turned out to be a very enjoyable exercise. It is something you may consider doing with your family around the holidays. A dreamboard is a collection of images that represent something you want to attain in your life. You can clip inspirational pictures from magazines, add text or anything else you like and then attach everything to a poster board. You want to choose a spot for your dreamboard where you can see it often. The idea is to look at it, internalize it, and start manifesting your desires. Here are my observations so far:
I am not very crafty, so I was surprised to see how engaging it was to search for images, clip and arrange them on the board. I felt a bit like a kid at play. Not something we do often as adults.
It was easier to evoke emotions with images than with thoughts alone. The exercise created a nice union of reasoning and feeling, which left me more inspired and determined to pursue my dreams.
Finding the right pictures took longer in the beginning, but as time progressed, good images began jumping out at me. I think this was the result of letting my imagination run free.
Occasionally, an image would catch my eye, but I wasn’t sure why I wanted it on my dreamboard. The reason usually revealed itself if I looked at the image long enough. To me, this just shows that we are not always conscious of what we really want, but we can get at it by noticing our emotions and listening to our intuition. The process of creating a dreamboard increases self-awareness.
I am not sure if I should ascribe any meaning to the actual positioning of the elements on my board. It is something I still ponder.
We actually talked about our dreamboards and the images we chose. There was power in voicing and sharing our dreams.
I like looking at my dreamboard every day. It definitely gives me more motivation to act on the things that matter to me. I also like the fact that I can see all my dreams at the same time in one place, while I can only think of one or maybe two at a time.
Dreaming doesn’t stop. I will continue to add more images to my dreamboard.
Do you have a dreamboard? What does it do for you?