January is a powerful time of the year to create your intentions for the next 12 months. Have you thought about the ways you’d like your life to improve over the next year?
Are there things you’ve been putting off for a long time – new hobbies, jobs or careers you’d like to launch? Places you’d like to travel to? Deeper fulfillment and more success in your business or job? Live a more stress-free life, eat healthily, etc?
If you have, great! However, it’s often not enough to simply know what we want. We need to write it down, capture the essence of the feelings that are created when you think about your dreams, and take guided actions that bring us closer to our dreams.
Here’s a fun project that will help you clarify your visions for the upcoming year:
If you haven’t already, take some time to write down the things that you’d like to create for yourself in the new year (e.g. new job, better relationships, travel, etc).
Next, collect as many old magazines as you can that have some relevance to your manifesting goals.
Purchase a large poster board from your local crafts store, and make sure you have some glue and scissors on hand.
When you have all your supplies, set aside time to allow yourself to peruse your magazines and tear out the pages that illustrate or reflect aspects of your desires. Then, go crazy and be creative with your board. Create a visual message for yourself that will remind you every day for the rest of the year of the things that will drive you forward. Choose positive images and words that inspire and reflect what you’d like to see manifested. If you want to address more than one area of your life, you can separate your wheel into four sections, one section for an area of your life. For example, I tend to assign the upper left corner to my spiritual and physical well-being, the top right to career and finances, bottom left to relationships and bottom right to travel and adventure.
When you’re done, hang it in a strategic place in your home that will allow you to see it every day, preferably at least once in the morning and once at night. By exposing yourself to this collage every day, you’re imprinting upon your subconscious mind the images and experiences you’d like to bring into your life. It’s important to take time each day to focus on your focus wheel, and create within yourself those feelings of joy, enthusiasm and success that you will have when your manifesting goals come true. You must build within yourself an unwavering faith that what you’ve created in your vision board will, and must manifest, and is inevitable in its appearance in your life.
- Do this with a bunch of friends, make a night out of it!
- This is even more powerful when you do this within the first 24 hours of the new moon, or during waxing moon (day of a New Moon through the day of the Full Moon) to capitalize on the moon’s manifesting power
- You do not have to limit yourself to making a Focus Wheel once a year. You can create different ones to address different areas of your life you want to shift: relationships, career, travel, etc. You can also create one specific to a project, any time the need comes up.
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