Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Power of The Vision Board

I have a vision board and as most of you know my first published interview was with Joyce Schwarz the author of The Vision Board/The Secret to an Extraordinary Life.
That for me was a dream come true. I have been writing for a very short time. It was a big deal to me to get and do an interview with someone so successful. Someone who is published and a book that is at the core of my belief system.
I am a believer in the power of our minds as tools to attract to our experience the things we most desire. I went to classes for 5 years and am a licenced Spiritual Mind Practitioner.
The Centers for Spiritual Living teach that God is with in and our belief is creative. They teach that we live in a cause and effect world. The cause is our belief or thought and the effect is our life.
Practitioners work with people to help them clear up the things they believe. They do a form of prayer called " affirmative prayer" . I don't ask from an outside God , I reveal things from an inside God. I claim the good that I desire. People say " Seeing is believing" I say " Believing is seeing".
I support your spiritual journey what ever you believe. There is one God and many paths to understanding. Not one right way , but many ways to realize the power of God.
I have just started using a vision board. I don't believe the images on my board have power but that what those images bring to my mind does.
I posted a picture of a woman dressed in vintage clothing on my board because I am working to change my business from a mish mash of all kinds of things to a store of beautiful, affordable clothing. Vintage styles and accessories with a touch of home decor.
At the time I put the picture on my board I didn't notice the mantle so much. But everyday I was looking at the picture and believing this or better would be mine.
I have a friend who is an artist and an interior decorator. He did a home that was shabby chic. It was becoming a modern home.The lady wanted him to just get the things she didn't want out of the house.

I was the lucky one to receive a new white rug with pink and blue flowers and a wonderful plaster mantle. I had a rug that was an old black and red Persian rug. It was a good rug but did not reflect my taste. I am a cross between shabby chic and ultra modern.
I live in an upstairs apartment and must cover my floors 80%. When I ripped out the carpet to reveal the hardwood I had to put a rug down and the black one is what appeared.
I fine tuned my desire and began talking about and visioning a light lovely rug. I started clearing and cleaning and decorating as though the rug were light. I finally picked up the black rug and put down an $14 rag rug in beige just to have the feel I wanted. I was not in a position to buy a new rug of any value.

Then the items came. I also received the left over paint and it is a wonderful Tiffany blue. I started to look at the picture on my vision board and realized she was leaning on a mantle in a Tiffany blue room. I never dreamed of a beautiful white mantle but the image went into my subconscious mind so clearly that it appeared, at a price I could afford, FREE. That picture embodied a feeling I wanted about my life and work.
I am a red head, she is a red head. I started looking at the picture and realized I could create that look with the things I already had. Another one of my clients had some old art work they wanted out of the garage so they could park in it. I received a wonderful 50's painting of Paris. I have a picture of Paris on my vision board.
OK here is my point, it is easy for me to believe in my ability to attract things. I have a nack for it. I just have to get the nack for attracting the qualities of life I desire. No matter how much I have studied building the consciousness of success is still a daily job. If i can attract things I can attract success.
That is where you all come in. My girls at Make Mine Pink keep me on track. You help me believe I can be a success even when I don't believe it. We all want sales, but the measure of success for me can't be on sales alone. I am fine tuning my consciousness of success and you better believe that customers who want what I have is going on my vision board right after I push print on this post!!! LOL
Blessings dear ones, Lilli


Cottage Flair said...

What a wonderful, well written, inspiring post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. I have a relatively empty vision board but I am now inspired to really think about what I want to attract. I read the secret this summer and it really changed my way of thinking. I think I need the vision board book. It must have been wonderful to meet the author,

gail said...

Hi Lilli, wow thats amazing, those mantles are exactly alike!! And boy its just beautiful. I loved your post. Very beautifully written. I love my vision board as well. I cant wait to get the book also. It sounds wonderful. Have a happy, healthy, sucessful week... ((()))gail

Patricia said...

Wow! Lilli somehow writing is going to figure into your life big time. Everything you write is riveting. wonderful post, thanks. BTW, your vision board picture looks like Lucille Ball, doesn't it, or isn't it? Your mantle came out gorgeous. Congrats, you deserve it.


Susan said...

Now that is quite the narrative!
Don't you love it when a plan comes together :-)
Susan *dutchrose*

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Lilli, I have seen that Lucille Ball look alike ad so many times! When I first glanced at it I thought it was really
Your mantle is divine, as will be each and every thing/person/state of being you attract from here on.
xoxo, Andie

Joyce Schwarz said...

Wow, I had no idea that was your first published interview --the one with me! Your questions were so inciteful? People seem to love that interview! You should also consider attending my certified vision board counselor workshop as press so you can blog the best of that too! More coming up soon js. Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD -- you do know the book went to #1 Spiritual Bestseller after your blog post! RIGHT?? look at the power amazing!!

Tedi said...

What makes you think your not a writer now? Because you are! I really enjoy your blogs and I would buy anything you wrote... honestly. Tedi

Inka Thomas said...

WoW Lilli,

That was an amazing blog post!!! The mantle is awesome also. Things are going to open up for you...wait and see.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Lilli,

That was a powerful and inspirational post! Love it...
I do need to work on positive thinking constantly...

Pei Li

Lisa said...

Lilli ~

I love the mantle and the Tiffany blue paint. Your did a great job recreating the picture.


Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Lilli what a great way to start out the week!!! Thank you so much! I just sent this to my son.

Susie said...

Hi Lilli! I so enjoy your show and tells. Very inspiring. I am always excited to read whatever you write. Love the mantel.
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Shell said...

Lilli I just love this post! Thank you so much for writing it and for being an inspiration.
Big hugs my pinkie friend,

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Wow Lilli!
What a wonderful vision board, so inspiring. Oh did I tell you, I LOVE THAT MANTEL! Gorgeous... Wishing you a Happy Monday!

Silena said...

Well, Lilli, I don't have a vision board, but I think that you are leading me in that direction! Your writing is inspirational and your decor prowess is certainly apparent. Thank you for the wonderful words!!!

Vanessa said...


Your story is inspiring! Here is another story that proves the power of visualization and intention. I'd been using the vision board concept for a year or so, and wasn't getting the results I needed. It turns out, using the vision board in conjunction with affirmations and visualization is much more effective! Here is a link for more info (and a free chapter): This link is for John Assaraf's new kit The Complete Vision Board Kit. It has really helped me better benefit from vision boards! Enjoy!

Shell said...

Hi Lilli. I love your post. I love how the vision board you created has now been created in your real life. We truly can create so much in our lives. You can so attract success!! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'll be back here again, my fellow actress. You know once an actress always an actress. Tell your friend I said break a leg at her callback.

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Lilli,
It is all falling into place isn't it? I have to say since I began using my vision board so many wonderful things have happened. The most interesting perhaps is the people who have come into my life. They, including you, have really shown me the power I have to create change. Oh, the mantle is to die for and my dear. . .YOU ARE A WRITER!!!