What is The Law of Attraction
How Your Mind Operates as a Self-Fulfilling Mechanism
Re-programming Your Mind for Health
Using a Vision Board
- Imprinting – Your brain has the ability to form new neural pathways throughout your entire life. These pathways are created by repeated thoughts. Once you create your Vision Board you need to view it at least once a day and preferably multiple times per day. The more the better. If you meditate or have a relaxation program, view the Vision Board after you are deeply relaxed as your brain is more receptive at these times.
- Exactly What You Want – Your images and affirmation must be exactly what you want. Make sure they are NOT what you don’t want. Your RAS doesn’t register “want” and “don’t want”, it registers what you focus on. Spend some time on developing a very specific goal.
- Emotionally Rich – Use images in your Vision Board that elicit a positive emotional response. When you look at the images they should make you feel good. If you look at the image and think, “that looks great but I’ll never achieve that”, then it’s the wrong image. If you look at it and think “I love that image”, you’ve got the right picture. Remember the RAS gives importance to emotionally charged stimulus. My images included activities I enjoy participating in.
- Affirmations that Feel Good – This is critically important and not building it into your affirmations makes them unlikely to work. Notice in my Vision Board I don’t say “I’m IN the best shape of my life”, rather I say “I’m GETTING into the best shape of my life”. At the time I created the Vision Board I was not in very good shape. Saying “I’m in the best shape of my life” would have been untrue and in my gut would not have made me feel good. How the affirmations make you feel is critical to developing a strong neural pathway! Also at the time I created the Vision Board I had read enough nutrition books to know the body truly craves nutrient rich food. I wasn’t eating that way, but I believed it to be true so the affirmation had a positive emotional content. Helpful phrasing from Michael Losier’s book includes using; “I’m in the process of”, “I love the idea of”, “It excites me to think of”. Can you feel the different emotional content of these phrases versus “I am” when it’s not true?
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