So many Summer musings and Fall happenings to share in the next full Inspired Shakti newsletter..but first, This. Rebecca Brumberg of Castle Hill's business and marketing department tracked me down last week for some good 'ol blog post Q&A . Here's the unedited version of our e-conversion, straight up!
You can also check it out at CH's website!
Why should we create a Vision Board? What are the benefits?
There is a reason why vision boarding has been used for decades by highly respected business and life coaches. Simply stated, THEY WORK. Think of it as your intuition’s edit. The body you live in, the brain you think with, and the heart that beats your life’s feelings, they are all communicating with each other . Now and every second. Vision boarding taps into that direct line of communication where inspiration lives. It’s real, raw, tactile and pure FLOW. The process employs critical mind mapping elements that pull us out of linear thinking into circular creating.
So you’re hosting a Vision Board workshop in September. What can we expect?
This workshop is a new offering in that vision boarding , along with other creative exercises, is a component to developing an individual Fall Ritual so that the two work in tandem with each other for the season leading up to 2018. Rituals are as real as our other basic human needs, however their urgency draws from our desire to connect with something great and divine. They underline the importance of living and owning your present- moment awareness. The session begins with a group intention and guided mediation , then diving in immediately to the hands on crafting of the vision board and personalized Fall ritual. Our workshops are mini-retreats and female bonding collectives. Delights , delicious treats and presents await .You only need to show up with an open mind ready to be challenged and playful heart ready to laugh. You’ll learn quickly, once is not enough!
How long have you been creating Vision Boards?
Looking back , it’s been a part of my creative process since childhood. It could become rather large, basically turning a whole wall unit into a version of a dream board! Each time, with each effort, without fail, new space is made for my spirit to lead me to EXACTLY to right place I need to be for expansion, exploration, discovery and manifestation. I’m looking forward to on bringing this to teens and kids as part of mindfulness practices and confidence building. But first, WOMEN ;) , of course.
How often should one try to make a make vision board?
Personally, I love the practice of seasonal vision boarding to align with the significant cycles of nature, but New Year/ Summer boards are an excellent start. It’s a conscious endeavor. A time commitment to the board is needed to be able to note the qualitative and quantitative changes that are manifested with the exercise. At least 3 -6 moths should be marked. At my home there are two boards alive and awake in my workspace at all times. My seasonal inspiration that is set with a clear and articulated intention , and one that is constantly changing in the form of an old fashioned peg board with pushpins. The former is what I refer to as a “SANKALPA”, or "rule to be followed above all other rules” , the later incarnation allows freedom and daily spontaneity , room for “WOW” and “A-Ha’s” to shine immediately. Paper to Pen is also very valuable ..vision boards are not limited to the visual arts and posting journal entries is encouraged. Bottom line is they’re exciting as hell and you just can’t get them wrong.