What’s On Your Wall?

In my entire history as a conscious creator I have never once felt inspired to create a vision board.

Blasphemy, I know.

Even muggle girlfriends get together on weekends for vision board parties, but I can’t be bothered.

I took a course once, from a local money coach, where we had to spend an hour cutting out pictures from magazines to go on our new vision boards, and it was my least favorite part of the course.

I’m just more of a words girl. I love affirmations; I’ll script all day; journaling is my thing.

So you can imagine my surprise when I realized I actually have “vision boards” all over my house.

Not only do I have vision boards everywhere, but they’ve already manifested into real life.

Here’s how that happened …

Shortly after I got my first real job, I discovered an art store downtown that sold beautiful, amazing framed prints.

I’d never purchased art before, but I did that day.

It’s a scene with three deer on a snowy landscape looking directly at the viewer, and has been hanging on my wall in two different houses until I moved into my third house.

This framed print has a spot in the new house, but it also “happens” to be the exact view I have from several windows here. Just this week I looked out to see two deer on that exact snowy landscape looking right at me.

And it’s not the first thing on my wall to come to real life.

I’ve got a framed photograph of a red fox in the grass that’s been displayed ever since my first house, and at this new place it turns out there’s a red fox that lives in the grass meadow out back.

My office has a large reproduction of a beautiful painting from a Hudson River artist, which is exactly what our favorite hike at our new place looks like in the spring.

Last year I picked up a painting of gold money trees for the office as well, and had my best financial year ever that year.

One of my favorite pieces I’ve had since before I quit my job is a common print of a mountain goat making a big leap over a deep chasm. It’s designed to remind me that as a rising Capricorn I am also sure-footed in making big leaps into self-employment. That’s worked out real well, too. πŸ™‚

Years ago my dad gave me a framed piece he had commissioned of two race horses – and from my new kitchen I watch the neighbor’s barrel racing horses in their pasture all day long.

I could do this all day in describing the pictures that began on my walls and then morphed into real life.

Which makes me realize I had vision boards all along.

The things we look at regularly come to life.

Which makes me wonder, what’s on your wall?

(Listen at the podcast.)

  • February 24, 2018
  • Estra says:

    Jeannette, I really liked the idea of the gold money trees, so I found a picture online and began using it as wallpaper on my computer. I’ve only had it up for about a week and every time I see it I say,”My abundance is growing!” It feels good and since I see it several times a day I’m focusing on it throughout the day-just very gently. Well a couple of days ago I got an envelope in the mail from a bank that held the mortgage on a house I once owned. I had put it on the market just as the housing bubble burst and couldn’t sell it for what I needed to. Eventually, (LONG story short)I applied for a short sale. Still the bank wouldn’t accept the offers, so I ended up doing a deed in lieu of foreclosure. An arduous process I was happy to be done with! So, when I got this letter I was perplexed, as it had been a couple of years since the matter was settled. Inside was an apology from the bank and a check for $125. They said they had discovered they’d made a mistake in my application for the short sale and were sending me this check as an apology! I had to laugh–the most unlikely source for some totally unexpected income! So, I’m happy with that and eager for more! I view this as a harbinger of more to come!

  • Carolyn says:

    This reminded me of my son’s experience. He had a Steve Martin album cover hanging on his living room wall. He was living in a city in the North Carolina mountains far from Hollywood or New York and worked as an unpaid intern at a recording studio. Turns out Steve Martin came there to record an album. My son wasn’t working in the booth for the actual recording but was in a back office. Steve Martin was walking down the hall, saw my son in the office, stuck his head in and introduced himself! I told my son that was a great example of Law of Attraction because he looked at that Steve Martin album hanging on his wall all the time!

  • Lynn says:

    I don’t have a vision board but when I read this I realized I have a whiteboard calendar that I look at several times a day and it truly is marking time flying by. My husband and I remark about how there is no time and how the months just fly by and now I know why! I pay attention to this board ALL the time which explains why I feel there is not enough time and that the months are just whizzing by. I feel inspired to buy some artwork to replace this board and somehow limit my focus on the calendar.

  • sharron says:

    My vision board is placed to the side of the bed so when I get up, I have to sit and look at the board. When I go to bed, turn off the light, I have to look at my board. As a Home Health Presenter. My goal is to have 16 attendees at all my training sessions. I have pictures of people attending training sessions. All of the pictures have a huge room full of attendees. I have money surrounding myself, and the seminars or training sessions. I must say, I am training people, I’m just waiting to have the steady flow of registrations for all my sessions.

  • M says:

    Hmmm what an interesting question and your house sounds like it’s in a magical sanctuary! It reminds me of a time where I had a unique chance to live in a gatehouse where I taught yoga from the screened in living room and saw deer nibbling on grass and did tree pose while in a canopy of trees.
    For me all the photography I have up is post experience of travels(so I stay connected and honor the moments) … but your post is great inspo on the power of creation from what you see day to day – especially if you work from home like I do.
    I’m thinking now about a magnet board in the kitchen that perhaps could get a refresher of things im looking forward to vs just past.

  • danielle says:

    I love this post Jeannette! A few years ago just after I’d joined GVU it hit me that I was creating the gorgeous nature that surrounds us in our home. Instead of much art I have big picture windows everywhere and each time I look out I’m struck again by how beautiful everything is that surrounds me which helps create more beauty which causes me to find more joy in it which causes it to be more beautiful…tee hee, love!

  • Namaste says:

    Jeannette,
    Back in my college days, long before my Namaste days, I saw this poster of a big black cat being bathed by a nurse. It had the most hilarious expression on its face. It clearly was not liking the bath. I thought it was funny, bought it and slapped it up on my college room wall. I laughed every time I saw it. Little did I know the joke was soon going to be on me.
    Three or so years later, my business partner’s mom had a litter of kittens she was looking to have adopted. She asked me if I wanted to take a look. The last thing in the world I wanted was a cat but to be nice, I looked. I saw this little jet black kitten in the litter. I ended up playing with him and then said, “I’ll take this one.” My business partner looked at me like I was nuts and said, “What are you doing? You don’t have time care for a pet.” I told him it just felt sort of right and took him back to my house. The kitten grew up to be a big black alley cat I named Tuffie. He didn’t believe in waiting to be let in so he busted out all the screens in my house so he could come and go as he pleased.
    One day I was looking at him and for some reason, I decided he needed a bath (something I’d never done before). I took him to the garage, ran a warm water bath and did my best to wash him. Tuffie wanted nothing to do with it. As I lifted him out of bath, I was shocked to the core of my being. I was literally looking at the exact cat in the poster I’d had on my college room wall!
    While I did love Tuffie, that experience made me super cautious about any images I see regularly. And I really love how this post proves why my caution is warranted, the images we see regularly really do tend to show up in our reality =)

    • Jeannette says:

      omgosh, what a funny story, Namaste! I can see why that would inspire you to choose your wall decorations more thoughtfully. lol But also, HOW FUN!!! πŸ™‚

  • Judy says:

    Beautiful painting of the Buddha, some paintings of our place, ceramic art, paintings by Miche and two fabulous paintings inherited from the French family. Looks like I’ll be sitting in an outdoor care and walking along a beach in France!

  • Jeannette!
    I did a quick run through all the alternate realities in the multiverse β€” and it’s true β€” you are the best there ever was in all time and space : -)
    Thanks for your eternal stream of delicious, delightful insights β€”
    Evan

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