Visualization Techniques, Exercises, and Vision Boards

During my plane ride home from Chicago, I read a book titled Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain. This book shares different methods and exercises to help one get hold of that imagination that many of us have forgotten. Remember when you played pretend when you were young? I know I liked to pretend that I was Wonder Woman and had these powerful forces (if I only knew then what I know now!) Creative Visualization covers much of what I’ve preached here before…like writing down affirmations and outflowing. Here’s a snippet from the book:

“The process of change does not occur on superficial levels, through mere “positive thinking”. It involves exploring, discovering, and changing our deepest, most basic attitudes of life. That is why learning to use creative visualization can become an experience of deep and meaningful growth. In the process we often discover ways in which we have been holding ourselves back, blocking ourselves from achieving satisfaction and fulfillment in our lives through our fears and unconscious beliefs. Once seen clearly, these limiting attitudes can often be dissolved through the creative visualization process…”

One of the methods taught in the book is making a “treasure map” which is similar to a vision board. Here’s a little sample of my own personal visualization board:

Vision Board
I recently discovered this software that you can use to create these virtual vision boards on your computer. For someone like me who works on the computer constantly, then I think this would also be a good tool to have.

How are you visualizing?

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Kammie said...


I LOVE Creative Visualization...what a great little book! I did't realize I was already doing much of that process already, but your post is a great reminder for me to pick it back up and puruse.

I love your vision board too...I'm inspired to share mine with the blogosphere too...thatnks for being YOU Maria!

And thanks for sharing so openly in the post below about where your journey has led you, and how being positive has helped you pursue your passions.

You're a rock star chica!


Maria Palma said...

Hi Kammie,

I guess many of us do it (visualizing) to a certain degree. I've always been a visual person to begin with, so my imagination is constantly on the go!

I know that some say you shouldn't share your vision board with people, but I'm hoping a little sample will inspire others to do the same ;)

Thanks, Kam, for stopping by. You rock too!

P.S. I still do a toast to us on Fridays!

Kavit Haria said...


I just visited your blog and wanted to say hi - it's been a while since we lasted connected via blogs and I hope all is well in your part of the world.

Sending positive energy your way


Megan McCormick said...

I enjoy creative visualization and have always believed in the Law of Attraction. Thanks for sharing. If you get the chance, feel free to hit me back on my site.

Create My Mind Movie said...

I love the idea of visionboards, which is exactly why I had to create one!

I mean how fun is it, being able to create the life that you really want, NO LIMITATIONS!

Yes, some people are beginning to talk about it a little more, but I'm not sure if some of the people truly realise how powerful this can be.

Your subconscious mind does not know the difference between something that is imagine in the mind and that is real. I think Napoleon Hill was the one to mention that.

I make sure to visualise my vision board every morning and I pair this up with my digital vision board also known as a Mind Movie. I find it that extra bit more powerful and comprehensive in getting you in the zone of feeling what it will be life to accomplish all your goals.

But here is to the power of visualisation no matter what tool you use!

Thanks for the post =)

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