One of my favorite traditions at my annual retreat (this year it was "Clarify") is to make a Vision Journal.
So, what is it? If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know how in love with journalling I am; so seeing my journal tends to happen more frequently then say a vision board would that might get left on the counter to collect dust. Thus a Vision Journal was created! Seems like a simple revelation, but seeing that 'vision board' on my journal has completely changed vision boarding for me.
If you've never made a vision board before, basically it's putting together a group of images on a poster board with a specific idea in mind. Usually this ties in with a goal your are working towards. Then said poster would be placed in an area that you frequent, so you see it often.
It's similar to the idea of manifesting. You put your idea out to the universe and let it go. You are reminded of it here and there, but only when it's time will the universe answer.
So what's the "best" way to make a Vision Journal?
I usually make one Vision Journal per year (unless I really kick butt at my daily journalling and need to make a new one mid year!). I try to time making my new Vision Journal with the beginning of the new calendar year. This solves two purposes:
With that in mind, grab a journal -- I prefer the hard cover composition notebooks. Then I recommend glue or taping a white sheet of paper over the front cover. This gives you a blank slate to start from.
Then go nuts!
Cut out images from old magazines that match your word of the year or New Year's intentions. If you want to dive deeper, try to only work in a color palette that coincides with your word of the year or try arranging your images in the shape of a manifestation sigil. (More on that in a future post!)
Above is the cover of my 2019 Vision Journal. My words of the year are "Strong" & "Empowered".
Once your Vision Journal looks, and intuitively feels, complete. I encourage your to write out the first few pages explaining what your word of the year is (or goal). This way when you look back on your January pages you can reflect on how well you met those challenges!
Happy Vision Journalling!