If you’re starting to feel a little nervous about a new year, then pull out the scissors, a glue stick, poster board and some old magazines and create your 2012 vision board. Some of you may already be familiar with the power of the vision board, but here is my special recipe for making a vision board that captures the magic of 2012.
First, let me tell you about 2012. In Numerology, 2012 is a Universal 5 Year (2+0+1+2=5). The
number 5 represents empowerment, freedom, excitement, change, progression and surprise. Because of the speculation surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar on 12/21/2012, there has been a lot of fear-based energy floating around our planet for some time. I want to encourage you that this is not a time to be afraid, but instead a time to release yourself from the bondage of
self-perceived powerlessness. I want you to think of 2012 as an opportunity to finally rid yourself of fear and any victim-like tendencies. As I have stated many times before, we are what we think- especially the habitual thoughts we’ve come to accept as true for ourselves that do not serve our highest purpose. 2012 is a time to shift those beliefs and embrace a new more empowering reality.
In my own life, I have carried around an immense fear of illness or a lack of well-being in my life. I know this is not true for me, but I still find myself googling every ache and pain just in case it is a symptom of a life-threatening disease. (It doesn’t help that I am infatuated with the TV series,
House.) 2012, is my year to let go of my fears of dis-ease and step into the truth of who I really am- a healthy, vibrant spiritual being having a human experience. In creating myvision board for 2012, I included images of good health; mentally, spiritually and physically. After all feeling good in my body makes me feel free.
This is a year to soar, so I want to inspire you to use your vision board to uncover and affirm the attributes that represent personal freedom in your life. This is your project, no one has to ever see it, so be very honest with yourself.
Exercise: Ask yourself in meditation or through journaling the following questions:
What makes me feel free and empowered?
What do I need in my life to truly feel free?
Once you’ve completed the exercise above, I want you use that information to create your vision board. A vision board is a very powerful tool for manifestation, because they visually represent the desires of your heart that are uniquely your own. Know that when we ask, the Universe always says “yes”, in creating your board for 2012, select images that truly inspire or convey the type of freedom you seek in your life. By focusing your attention on what makes you feel free, empowered, excited and exalted, you will be able to more fully tap into and work with the energy of a Universal 5 Year.
Because there is an element of surprise, rapid change and misperception in a Universal 5 Year, be sure to plan for the unexpected. Just like car insurance provides you with a sense of security and protection in the event of an accident, in creating your vision board, select images that make
you feel grounded and secure regardless of the circumstances. For me, knowing that I have the money to pay my bills on time every month and purchase high-quality food makes me feel grounded and safe, so I put images and words on my vision board that represent “monthly bills paid in full” and having an abundance of “cash” in my life.
Lastly, a Universal 5 year is a great time for travel. So if inspired, include images of travel that are in alignment with your personality and interests. I love going to Ani DiFranco and Dave Matthews Band concerts (they make me feel free and exalted), so I made sure images of traveling to see shows was a part of my vision board for 2012.
Amy’s Vision Board Tips: Are you having trouble finding the perfect images in your magazines? Use Google Images instead. This gives you access to thousands of pictures. Once you find the image that best represents your desire, you can print and paste it on your poster board. Another tip, create your vision board in MS Word or a word processing program. I’m not so handy with scissors, so I copy my images from the web and paste them into a Word document. This gives me the freedom to play with the size and placement of each image so it represents my personality. Try it! Have fun! Enjoy the year!
With joy and excitement,