Most single women who make a Vision Board have in the back of their mind the desire for a partner to share their life with. I often see images of couples in an embrace or enjoying each other’s company. It’s rare the vision board maker is so brazen as to pick an image of a couple quite blatantly getting married. But on Anne’s board there were two!
Anne was in a long-term relationship of 16-year duration. During this time her partner had proposed a couple of times but Anne hadn’t been ready for it. Her hands were full running a family business, which she’d taken over from her parents, and she’d been raising two children too. Because she couldn’t see her way beyond these commitments, her partner had dropped it. So when the images of wedding couples first appeared, she assumed it was to do with her son getting married.
Five months later it was a different story. She had now sold the family business and shed the all-consuming identity that went with it. She was entering a new phase of her life with a different set of needs and values emerging. Not surprisingly, marriage seemed entirely appropriate to her now and it was she who popped the question to her partner - who readily accepted. It was only after this she remembered the images of the two wedding couples on her Vision Board.
When people are making their Vision Boards I always encourage them not to plan in advance what images should appear. The creator begins their exploration with an empty mind and a blank sheet of paper. And I continue to go to great lengths to ensure their cognitive mind is occupied in order to give their intuitive intelligence the chance to have a voice.
If a single woman desires a relationship - yet an obvious representation does not fall into her hands on the day of the workshop - then I encourage her to leave it alone. It's safer to assume it’s not part of her programme for the foreseeable future and she has other priorities..
Obviously she can still willfully find a picture and stick it in the centre. However, in the grander scheme of things, this might be a distraction and cause her to miss out on something important beckoning to her, if she'd stayed out of her own way.
I speak from experience. For four years the only images of men I found were either in the distance or with their backs towards me! I had to accept for whatever reason I needed time alone and kept following the signs to learn what was required of me in the interim. In retrospect I can see that what I’d been doing would have been quite difficult had I also been developing a relationship as well. C’est la vie.
Diamonds are forever. There's one final twist to Anne's tale. Within a month of completing her Vision Board, Anne came across a craftsmen and fell in love with a stunning pair of his earrings. She told her ‘James Bond’ partner about them who gallantly purchased them for her.
Now take a closer look at her Vision Board above. Can you see how Anne had already pictured a pair of earrings next to the couple getting married – and next to the same couple, a picture of daisies in a similar shape and style to the diamond earrings? Magic!
So here’s to a woman’s heart’s desire and to the James Bond’s of this world willing to meet it, warm wishes Mary.
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