So you’ve been working with a vision board. Is it working for you?
Tell the truth.
While vision boards are great tools — I’m 100 percent in favor of using them if they work for you — the truth is they don’t result in the best results for absolutely EVERYBODY. Some people create vision boards and nothing seems to happen at all.
If that’s your experience, don’t assume you’re doing something wrong. Instead, just consider making a few tweaks to your manifesting process.
Where vision boards can fail
For some people vision boards aren’t effective and I’m going to tell you why this is so. The beauty of a vision board is that it’s supposed to inspire you to think about those things you want to attract into your life so you can get excited about them and conjure up emotions related to having them.
For example, say you want to attract the opportunity to travel to exotic places. So on your vision board, you paste magazine pictures of people laying on the beach.
You might even get creative and cut your head off of a photo and attach it to the body of the woman lying on the beach on your vision board. If you look at these images and you feel excited chances are your vision board will work for you. But some people experience a different reaction.
Some people look at a vision board and it reminds them of all the things that aren’t yet in their lives. For example, the person who wants to travel might look at her vision board and feel bad because it reminds her that she still hasn’t been able to travel. In this case, the vision board isn’t likely to inspire much attraction; in fact, in this case, the vision is leading the manifester to think about not being able to travel, so according to the Law of Attraction, that’s likely the experience she will realize.
If this experience sounds familiar to you a vision board may not be the best way to go. A manifestation box may be your better bet.
What is a manifestation box
A manifestation box is just what it sounds like: A box that is used for a manifestation ritual. Any box can serve as a manifestation box, but it’s a good idea to decorate the box or find a box that is appealing to look at. You want to feel your vibration lift when you look at the manifestation box. It’s also critical to make sure your box has a cover. I’ll explain why later.
As good as the box may make your feel, the real magic has to do with what’s inside of the manifestation box. Just as you put images or words on a vision board, you want to put things inside of the manifestation box that represent the things you want to attract into your life.
So if you want that travel experience, you might put a picture of a traveler in the box or maybe you put your passport inside of the box.
If you want a new job, you might put a copy of your ideal job description inside of the box.
If you want a new relationship, you might write down a list of qualities you want in this person and put that in the box.
The idea is to make sure that the box contains symbols of whatever you are trying to manifest.
How the manifestation box can trump the vision board
So you may be wondering what the difference is between using the vision board or the manifestation box. There is a key difference and that is how you interact with the manifestation tool.
The beauty of the manifestation box is that the box has a cover — and you will be keeping that cover closed. While the vision board is in your face reminding you constantly of what you want (or what you don’t have) the manifestation box gives you a way to set an intention and then set it aside so the Universe can work with it.
Some people (me included) do better when I’m not focusing on what I’m trying to manifest. For me, it makes more sense to set the intention and then go on about my day. Eventually, I’ll wake up one day and see that I have attracted what I wanted to attract.
You can add to the manifestation box over time. As you come across items that remind you of what you are manifesting simply add them to the box and then once again, close the box and put it away.
As you attract things represented in the manifestation box, feel free to remove the symbols of those things from the box. And be sure to express gratitude that the Universe has fulfilled your wishes.