Curiosity can help you create your Vision Board 2017.

Greet the rising sun with a positive attitude.

In her latest book, Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert talks about the essence of living a creative life and she tells us that we can all lead one if we do just one thing. It’s not giving up our day jobs to give us the time to create. It’s not having a “muse.” It’s not even having a great creative gift, like writing or painting or singing. It’s simply living a life that is driven more by curiosity than by fear. This is the perfect mindset for creating a vision for your future. You don’t have to know what you’re going to be doing. You just need to be curious about what you want your life to look like. As 2016 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to assess how the year has gone and ask yourself what you’d like to see for the upcoming year. Creating a Vision Board is an enjoyable, creative process using your curiosity to make a personal, pictorial vision of your 2017.

I am often asked how creating a Vision Board is different than writing down a plan. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” is one answer because looking at a vision board is faster than reading a plan, if speed is what you’re after. But there is also a longer answer, which involves science: our brains respond to pictures immediately and without thinking. There’s a bypass going on when we look at a picture – we bypass our conscious mind and we respond to it. If I ask you to think of your house, you don’t see the word H-O-U-S-E. You see an image of your house! Images are powerful communicators.

Attendees from a Vision Board workshop show off their completed boards!
Attendees from a Vision Board workshop show off their completed boards!

We know this from our dreams. Dreaming (day or night) is how our subconscious communicates with us – not always clearly. Finding and using pictures on a vision board is one way for us to communicate with our subconscious while we’re awake and guiding the process. Why is that so important? Well, because science also tells us that the subconscious is running the show.

Co-creating with your subconscious, by placing images that speak to you on a board that you look at daily, helps you to manifest your visions as reality. That’s what makes Vision Boards so powerful.

Start collecting your images NOW and learn how to balance and harmonize them on a Vision Board using feng shui principles at three workshops in January 2017.  The $25 workshop fee includes all materials for your board. For more information, an FAQ on collecting images and to register, contact Lorrie Grillo @ lwgrillo@thrivingspaces.com or 303.882.7275.

Get curious about your 2017 and create some “big magic” with a Vision Board!

Workshops Alert: Create your 2017 Vision Board using Feng Shui!

Three Vision Board workshops to choose from in 2017:

Saturday, 1/7/17 Schlessman Family Library, 1st & Quebec St., Denver, CO, 1 – 4 PM

Sunday, 1/15/17 Lowry Print & Ship, Downtown Lowry, Denver, CO, 1 – 5 PM

Saturday, 1/21/17 Castlewood Library in Centennial, CO, 1 – 4 PM

Creating a Vision Board is about transformation. It’s about listening to a calling deep inside to transform yourself and your year.  Who makes a Vision Board? Anyone who wants to plan their year, seeks clarity, and is brave enough to ask for what they want.

A Vision Board is a collection of images that represents the hopes, goals, and dreams you have for your future, often created around the New Year. The images are mounted on a poster board and hung in a place that you can see every day. Vision Boards are proactive, intentional, and fun.

We will use Feng Shui organizing principles — the Bagua, Five Elements and Yin/Yang balance — to design and make our boards. With Feng Shui guiding us, we will make sure to balance our visions with work, rest, and play.

The workshop fee is $25 and includes materials, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own folder of images. Upon registering, each attendee will receive a how-to-get-started list and an outline for the workshop. Start collecting your images now! Each attendee will leave with their own personal 2017 Vision Board at the end of the workshop.

Here’s what one recent Vision Board participant said about the workshop:

The past few days have been so fun and uplifting working on my vision board. It is now front and center in my walk-in closet, where I will take in its powerful images two or three times a day! It feels really good! Thank you so much for the magical, inspiring workshop. I do believe you transformed our lives with your wisdom and clarity. You are so skilled at guiding this process. Just loved it!

Louisa, Workshop Hostess and Attendee, October 2016

Register for the workshop of your choice by emailing lwgrillo@thrivingspaces.com — be sure and specify which workshop you’d like to attend.