There’s no question that John Assaraf is a modern-day Law of Attraction expert, with a great knack for breaking down the science behind why and how it works. Watch this five-minute how to where John takes us through a creative visualization process that will take your vision board to a much deeper level. When you can start to do creative visualization like this regularly, you begin to create a neurological roadmap—new patterns in your brain which match up your frequency with what it is you want to manifest. The clues will be set before you. Take a coffee break and watch–
Want something? Make a vision board! Need something? Make a vision board! Wanna fix something in your life? Make a vision board! Need a change but have no clue what that change should be? [Insert crickets here.]
It’s one thing to have a specific high-income goal, know you want to be in a relationship, or to already feel the liberation of the slinky dress you’ll don when those pesky 40 pounds come off. That vision in progress is “in the box” and ready for focus! But it’s a whole different ball game for Law of Attraction followers who know that something in their life needs to change but a specific goal eludes them. As LOAers, we’re taught that we need to focus on images and visualize the manifestation of our goals. If a vision board is the tool to get us there, then a vision board must be useless to the undecided, right? Wrong. On the contrary, a vision board can be the very tool you need to get you the clarity you’re looking for.
We first heard about this concept in John Assaraf’s The Vision Board Book. In the book he describes something called an “opening and allowing” vision board. Crediting Christine Kane of the Uplevel Academy with the concept, the book describes this type of vision board as being great for those who are unsure of their goals, for those coming out of a period of depression or grief, or for those who have a vision of what they want but there’s some aspect of it that is unclear.
All you need to do is dedicate some time to collecting images that speak to you in some way. As you find pictures that make you smile or stir you, add them to your Vision in Progress Box. Spend time with your images and relax. Let the messages of the universe get to you. Trust the process, and eventually you will get the clarity you need.
True story: My husband recently found himself stuck in a muddle. Suddenly thrown into become our family’s home manager and needing to decide what kind of job to look for, he was lost and feeling despondent so late in his career “life.” He didn’t know what to do. When he heard about the concept of the Opening and Allowing vision board he took it to heart, and within a week of compiling the items for his Vision in Progress Box he came up with an incredible business idea that is not only unique, but serves his inner purpose of helping heal the world as well. Now he’s a man with a mission!
Sending vibrations of love, positivity, and abundance,
Did you know that there are seven natural laws of the universe? The Law of Attraction is certainly our favorite, but it isn’t the only law at work in our life, determining the path we are taking. Like it or not, all of the laws are in effect whether we are aware of them or not. Let’s get to know each of them and take them into consideration when trying to effect change and betterment.
The Law of Attraction and Vibration. Everything is vibrating energy on a frequency. Vibrations of the same frequency resonate with each other, so like attracts like, including your thoughts, because they, too, are energy. Consistently focusing on a particular thought or idea attracts its match. Get out your vision board!
The Law of Relativity. A perceived impact or value of an event or circumstance is what it is only in relation to something else. This is why we often say, “well, at least….” or “it could’ve been worse.” Getting relative scale will help keep you in a more positive vibration, which is where the abundance is.
The Law of Cause and Effect. For every action, there is a reaction. Every outcome has a cause, and your thoughts are the cause of the effect or situation you are in. So it’s true, be careful what you wish for—you will get it. Check yourself, your thoughts, and your limiting beliefs. They are the source of your experiences.
The Law of Polarity. Everything has an equal and exact opposite. Always remember that every seemingly negative situation or challenge as within it a positive opportunity. Look for the good in all situations. Not only will it help you face challenges, it will get you more quickly into positive-vibration mode.
The Law of Rhythm. Everything in the universe has a natural cycle of ebbing and flowing, expanding and contracting. The tides go in and out and day turns to night. Through good times and bad, the key to success is to learn to “go with the flow” and not fight the undertow. People waste too much energy resisting the rhythms of life. You know the saying: If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
The Law of Gestation. All things in the universe have a gestation period; they take time to manifest. Seeds planted resonate with the elements to grow into trees. Ideas are like seeds that require the right thoughts, actions, and vibration to grow into the desired manifestation of that idea, and it’s imperative to allow the right amount of time to pass so that idea can gestate. Be confident that your goals will become reality when the time is right—don’t dig them up too soon!
The Law of Transmutation. Energy moves in and out of physical form and from one vibration to another. It also moves from the nonphysical to the physical. We love John Assarf’s example in Having It All: The various energies of the sun’s rays shine on a tomato plant, which uses those energies to grow a tomato by making molecules. Energy stored in the molecules are passed on to you when you eat the tomato and you convert that metabolic energy into kinetic energy when you ride a bike or take a walk. The energy is never created nor destroyed, and nothing is constant. Assaraf says that your thoughts are the most potent form of energy there is, because they have the potential to transmute from the nonphysical to the physical all the time! Focus the energy of your thoughts into actions and into creating the physical manifestation of that energy.
When you begin to dig a little deeper into all seven of the natural laws of the universe, you’ll see how they all work together to create the forces you experience due to the Law of Attraction. Consider them all when creating your vision board so that your visualization is more impactful.
So now that you have your vision board together, how often do you look at it? To practice the Law of Attraction well is to get your visions and the emotions and feelings associated with those images imprinted into your mind, so it is important to make visualization a daily practice. But there are other elements of your daily visualization practice to consider.
John Assaraf, one of the teachers in the movie The Secret, and author of The Answer, recommends practicing visualization three times per day for a total of approximately 30 minutes. If this doesn’t work for you, here are some of his teachings to keep in mind:
- If you only have seven minutes to spare, that’s okay, just COMMIT to doing it each and every day for those seven minutes, and do it fully. It is your INTENT that is most pivotal for visualization success.
- If you can only visualize once each day, try to make it just after waking in the morning, when your brain’s alpha waves are still present. This is when you are most receptive to receiving signals from the quantum universe and when your messages out to the universe are most clear.
- Your visualization time should start with meditation to clear your mind for focus, and conclude with affirmations to further imprint your subconscious with the right beliefs to attract your goals.
Of course, the best way to ensure that you’re focusing on your vision board is to keep your vision board wherever YOU are, and the best tool for that is…well, you know! You can get that right here.