(or how attract a new car)
The idea of making vision or dream boards or, as I was taught some 30 years ago, Treasure Maps, to attract what you want has recently gained new and greater popularity, mainly as the result of the movie and book, The Secret.
The idea, however, is not new. Catherine Ponder wrote about them in her book, The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity in the early 1960′s and Shakti Gwain brought the idea back into popularity in 1975 in her classic self-help book, Creative Visualization. They both referred to the idea as a “Treasure Map,” which is what I was taught some thirty years ago, while living in Marin County California.
I was looking at a collage on the wall while visiting a friend’s new apartment. I asked her what this was and she replied, “Oh, that’s my treasure map.” She went on to explain the idea to me. A chill went down my spine when I looked out the window and realized that the amazing view of San Francisco harbor and the Golden Gate bridge, along with the apartment I was standing in, was almost an exact match to the picture on the wall.
It didn’t take much more to convince me that this was a great tool for manifesting.
Regardless of where you learn this idea or what you call it, the concept of making a visual representation of what you desire is a powerful aid in creating the life you want.
Whether it’s something as simple as manifesting a new car, as you’ll see below, a special vacation, career, relationship or an entire lifestyle, Vision Boards are something I strongly suggest you add to your “Success Toolbox.”
Writing your goals, reciting affirmations, visualizing your desires, and using a visual collage of what you want are all powerful aids that will speed your progress and contribute to your creating the life you were born to live.
Perhaps one of the simplest uses of a vision board, and one most people can relate to, is in attracting a new car. I use this reference in my books and seminars not so much because I’m hung-up on cars, but because it’s a concrete material example of how to use the principle.
Vision Board Image
The photo on the left is a car my wife, Georgia, wanted. As I teach in my goal setting programs, she had become clear as to the make, model, and color. In her case, the color would prove to be the greatest obstacle to overcome.
Georgia wanted a Jaguar in Racing Green. Since the color has been discontinued and it’s the one most people identify with the Jaguar brand, they are becoming rare.
Following the steps to attracting what she wanted, Georgia found a photo of the car and placed it next to her makeup mirror.
Each day, as she was putting on her makeup, she’d see the image of her dream car. At the same time, we had set up an Internet search for the car.
She would visualize driving her new car while, at the same time, being grateful for the car she already had. This is an important point. Always give thanks for what you have. The Bible statement, “To he who has, more is given,” implies being grateful for what you already have.
Does it really work?
You decide. The photo below was taken in our driveway. In it are Georgia and her new green car, after just a few short months of her setting the goal and making her vision board.
Georgia and her green Jag
What do you want?
Start collecting pictures that represent what you want to attract into your life. Be sure to include a photo of you or your family in your vision. Put it somewhere you will see it regularly and affirm your good is on it’s way to you.
Allow it. Allowing means not doubting, not pushing it away. If you’re praying for rain, carry an umbrella.
By the way, if you want to really learn specifically how to attract a new car, the “master” of cars Joe Vitale, did an entire program about it. Here’s my affiliate link to it.