I think I've only ever done a vision board twice in my life. Both times, everything on the board manifested exactly as I envisioned it. That's pretty much how it works when you open to the belief that IT does work. It's not brain surgery. There's no secret formula. You place what you want on the board and POOF. Unless, of course, you're the type of person who gets in their own way. Which I obviously am because I haven't done more vision boards. Clearly, my mind overrides my heart every chance it gets. Let me tell you, it gets a lot of chances.
Up until yesterday, I believed that was the way it was—my mind was just going to continue to have its way with me.
Last night, I decided: it's not.
Over the past month I've spoken up and out, said no, created healthier boundaries around my life, my work, my time, my presence, my dedication, my love, my dreams, my wishes. I've also witnessed all the ways I sometimes resist doing all of those things so I've been uncovering the WHYs and letting them all go.
There are a lot of WHYs. Interestingly, none of the WHYs really pertain to me, even though all of the WHYs really pertain to me, by my own allowance and permission.
You see, the biggest thing I was surprised to learn (and experience) is that letting go is not difficult. It's not difficult at all. I was surprised because everyone seems to say that letting go is really difficult. They seem to say that to me whenever we talk about letting go. It. Is. So. Difficult...If only it didn't need to be So. Difficult. All. The. Time.
I'm not one for drama. To me, drama feels like victim-y energy. Drama feels like stalled energy. Drama feels like energy I don't want to be around. Drama clouds every story, creating a weird, fake cushion of comfort that tends to keep me handcuffed to the story, whatever story that may be.
When I consider the story of letting go, re: letting go is a painful, difficult task, I realize that is not my story. It's not my experience. I have no problem (trust me, none) letting go of physical things that I don't need or want. I'm not a "saver" despite the fact that getting rid of things (especially work-related) tends to bite me in the butt. Note to self.
So this drama of letting go being a painful, difficult task? Not my experience, except that I made it my experience because everyone was telling me THAT was the experience.
I learned over the last month that if you want to let something go, you can just fucking let it go of it. See that? I just let go of my 2016 resolution to not swear on the blog, mainly because I swear often and with great passion. It's just who I am.
If you want to let go you can just say: I'm done with THAT. You can just realize: THAT does not serve me any longer. You can just embrace: THAT is not worth my time as you watch whatever THAT is float away like a puff of smoke.
You're going to be shocked but when you do just let go you find the SPACE to let other good things in.
Which leads me back to this vision-board-thing. I made a board last night (the one pictured above) in honor of the New Moon. The only thing on it? So happy.
I think my biggest "issue" with vision boarding is that it's so limiting. I know from my own experience with Spirit that when we hold expectation of outcome the outcome is met, despite the fact that Spirit can call forth goodness that we can't imagine possible. My vision this month—so happy with a side of surprise please, anyway the Universe sees fit.
Blank slate = unlimited outcome.
The good news, you can still take a moment to transform your vision this month, there's always the space for you to decide how you want to feel.
Aim high. Stay open.