There are lots of ways to meditate, traditional ways and modern ways. Lately I’ve been thinking that the “vision boards” I create are a form of meditation, an ever evolving source of inspiration and an ever present vehicle for creative expression. Growing up my mother let me cover the walls of my room with images. This polaroid was taken of those walls. Later I created one on the doors of a floor to ceiling closet in my flat in Jerusalem. I’ve collaged them into notebooks and journals or laid them out and made them manifest only in photographs. Recently I read about mini boards that could be crafted on index cards and then carried in a purse or wallet, for easy consultation. I still save graphics and magazine pages when I find ones that strike me, imagining I will one day have the space to start another large wall collage. Meanwhile Pinterest has proved a marvelous vehicle for a running vision board. One that is both expansive in the scope of images to draw from and paper free!
So how might a vision board be mined for “answers from your Muse”*? (This is my preferred, though not the only, method I use in my coaching practice: Contacting your Muse), I have begun to explore my own boards for more clues and deeper levels of information. I love the idea of consulting a vision board as one would a map or guidebook on a journey. I’ve learned to notice the feeling state a board elicits for me, especially by playing with color. Try creating one for yourself! If you already make them look more closely. What is revealed about this present moment for you and what is there to learn about your treasured dreams? It’s all there, as in a dream, just waiting to be decoded.
*thank you Bethany Bilberry