The Creative Process - How to Make a Vision Board

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It (the creative process) is a state of giving thought to what you want with such clarity that your Inner Being responds by offering confirming emotion.

Esther and Jerry Hicks, The Law of Attraction

 ... we all use the creative power of the Universal Mind every time we use our own mind. The Science of Mind, page 30

I stepped into a puddle on the dining room carpet. As I looked around for its source, I realized the damage was extensive. Where was all this water coming from? As I explored, I discovered the water was coming from a very slow leak behind the refrigerator. The carpet and padding needed to be torn out along with all the kitchen cupboards. Soon the refrigerator and stove were sitting in the middle of the family room. A major, long and very expensive kitchen overhaul took place. Most upsetting of all was that the insurance company we had for 27 years, without ever making a claim, refused to pay a penny.  

Later I found a vision board I had created a year ago. It had a picture of a kitchen with granite counters. I now have a gorgeous kitchen with those countertops. How interesting it is to see the way the creative process works. When I set this beautiful new kitchen into motion a year before, I forgot to write "paid for" on the picture. Lesson learned. However, we are thrilled with our beautiful kitchen.  

I put the creative process into motion by using a vision board. When I put the board away it was a way of releasing it into the universe. Forgetting about it allows the creative process to work. Esther and Jerry Hicks wrote in Ask And It Is Given "Your creative control comes only in deliberately offering thought and when you are visualizing, you have complete control."  

Creating a vision board takes a bit of thought and a little time, but it is important. It helps you set and focus on your goals. I made my vision board out of an 18 X 24 piece of white foam core. I cut pictures from magazines that represented what I'd like to manifest in my life and I mounted them on the board with small pieces of scotch tape. If I want myself in a special situation, a job, a vacation or doing something I want to do, I take a picture of my face and put it on the picture I have cut out of a magazine.  

I like to have lots of white space between the pictures. I believe it's good to have fewer things to focus on and less is better than more. You can also cut out something that makes you think of God, Spirit, your Higher Power and put it at the center of your board. Ernest Holmes wrote, "Mind your own business." He recommended that you not share your dreams with others unless you know they support you. So place your vision where it won't be seen by everyone. It is meant for you alone. It is your dream and not theirs.  

Remember, what you dwell upon is what you get, so make it positive and exactly what you want. And don't forget to write "paid for" on the picture.  

Your life is a mirror of your thoughts. Keep your thoughts on the good, the positive and the joyful.  


Today I set the creative process into action by what I think, say and do.

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This article was published on 2010/03/28