Partial picture of My Vision Board 2015
I was puzzled by my recently completed Vision Board having an abundance of women wearing white clothing. I wear classic black and grey mostly. Usually clothing in those colors are what most appeal to me and I am drawn to for myself.
So what was up with the white?
I did some research about color psychology and found that "white is the color of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon. While white isn't stimulating to the senses, it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive."
"...... White represents both the positive and negative aspects of all colors. Its basic feature is equality, implying fairness and impartiality, neutrality and independence."
"White is totally reflective, awakening openness, growth and creativity. You can't hide behind it, as it amplifies everything in its way."
So, with a better understanding of "white", I think it fits me quite well at this time in my life:)
Maybe you will discover something interesting if you take up the challenge of the Vision Board creation - it really is fun to do!
If you've never tried making a Vision Board, I'd recommend doing it. It's a great activity to do with some friends, or alone if you prefer. I've made 5 or 6 boards over the years and always done them with friends. We have some food and drinks and chat while doing the activity.
Basically, you gather up a bunch of magazines - as many different types as possible. You will also need glue sticks, poster boards and scissors. Then, with everyone using the same pile of magazines (have at least 20 magazines), you simply flip through the magazines - not looking for anything - but noticing when you are drawn to something or stop because you are intrigued by a picture or a phrase or a word.
Whenever you stop or are drawn to something, you tear out the page and put it aside. Important to note, there need not be any understanding of 'why you stopped?' and sometimes you stop when you do not like something too. Don't judge or question, just tear out the page. Then continue flipping through the magazines.
Go through as many magazines as you feel like - no rules and no stress in this project. Sometimes, you can complete the project in one get together and sometimes it takes two. Once you have a pile of magazine pages, then you go through and with scissors cut out the phrases or words or pictures that intrigued you, and discard the rest.
With the cut outs, glue stick and poster board at hand, start placing all the cut-outs on the board and arrange however you want BEFORE you start gluing. Once you have everything arranged, then start gluing to the vision board. Hang up the completed board somewhere you can daily see it. I've had mine in closets and halls and currently on my bedroom wall.
A yoga friend of mine shared that she had a picture of a place on her 2009 Vision Board that she had no idea about why or where it was. Just this year, she is signed up to go on a yoga retreat in Guatemala, and the resort they are going to is her picture from that Board.
I've had crazy and fun experiences with my Boards too.........and many, many of the visions on the board have come into my life.
So, I am ready and excited to welcome in an era of "white" - a blank canvas to create whatever I want - Just LOVE that!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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