Dream Board

Well, it’s time to out myself – I’ve been working through an e-course called “The Courageous Living Guides” by Kate Swoboda.  The intent was to unpack and process out some of my “stuff” before moving, and also actually set aside time to use the tools and skills I’ve learned over the last few years.  The work has given me several ideas for blog posts, I just haven’t gotten around to writing them.  This first one is about dream boards.

I’ve never read The Secret (and I have absolutely no desire to), but apparently dream boards make an appearance there.  The idea is that collecting images and collaging them together helps us visualize and manifest what we want in our lives.  I was immediately drawn to this concept because it’s something I kind of do already.  I always go through magazines and rip out words or images that appeal to me and then make some sort of collage, or add them to written journal entries.  So even though there was no intention behind what I was already doing, at least there was already space in my life to create something like this.  For more on dream boards, check out Jaime Ridler.

The first step was to create what Kate refers to as “Passion Lists.”  Basically these were goals or things I wanted to bring into my life during the next three months, year and three years.  I made my lists and then found images that either literally or symbolically represented these things and collaged them together.  Then Kate suggested I post them to my blog.  Initially, I thought, “no problem.”  But now that I’m here, I’m surprised at how much tenderness I feel around posting them.  So, please, be gentle.

Dream Board, May 2011

Dream Board, May 2011

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3 Responses to Dream Board

  1. Kim says:

    I think often of things that ND cultivated or supported, and journaling/collaging is definitely a big one. I love yours 🙂

  2. Ellie says:

    I think there’s a lot to be said for doing something like a vision board, and even though it might seem hokey it also kind of works. When I worked at Lulu they basically required us to do them, which I sort of resisted at first but then I did it, and now, six months later, a lot of the things I put on there have happened in surprising ways. So I completely support this. 🙂

  3. anotherperfectwonder says:

    Thanks you guys ❤

    @Kim – it's funny you mention ND. I just cleaned some stuff out of my parents' shed and found my Women's Place Project. I returned most of the stuff to the house, but I took a few things with me for the journey East.

    @Ellie – love the testimonial. Hope you made it to MN and are getting things set up all right!

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