New moons tend to be the time to set intentions but the beginning of the new year can also be a potent time for intention setting.
The start of a new year can mark a fresh start, with a whole year ahead of you full of possibilities. It is time to shape our own journeys during a turbulent time by manifesting how you want to feel, what you want to create this year and what you will call in to do so.
One way to see your goals for the new year is by visually representing them on a vision board.
A vision board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations that represent your goals and visions.
These boards help to provide you with the motivation you need to keep on track and achieve your goals.
You can make them completely unique to you and your intentions for the new year, and once you have created one - you can spend a few minutes each day with your morning coffee to just sit back and visualise everything you want to manifest and achieve, with the help of your vision board.
We all have days where we may feel less ambitious or motivated than others, but a vision board provides a reminder of what you want to achieve, and that you can do it. Giving you a little push when you may need it.
Each vision board is 100% unique to you. We all have different dreams and ambitions in life and your vision board should represent that.
When you begin to think about what you want to go onto your vision board, take some time to think about where you visualise yourself at the end of the year. What do you want to be able to achieve over the next 12 months and how do you think you will get there? These don’t necessarily have to be huge ambitions, from small steps such as perfecting that homemade brownie recipe, to bigger steps such as developing your career or getting on the property ladder - this is your vision board so make it personal!
When you see these goals on a daily basis, and start believing that you can really achieve them, you may begin to actually manifest your goals into reality. This is where the law of attraction can come into play.
The law of attraction is the belief that all of our unique thoughts are made from ‘pure energy’ and that the process of energy attracting like energy, such as positive energy attracting positive and negative energy attracting negative, exists and through it we can improve various aspects of our lives, such as our goals and ambitions.
So, if each day you wake up a see your vision board, and release positive manifestations into the universe believing that you can and you will achieve whatever you put your mind to - the law of attraction means that your positive energy will attract more positive energy which is likely to result in opportunities appearing in your path to help you achieve those goals.
This is where you can let your creative side take over. It is important to create a vision board that represents you.
Whether you want to go old school style and use a cork board with cut outs from magazines, motivational quotes, pictures of your dream house or holiday pinned into place and displayed in your bedroom, home office or living space, or perhaps you want to create a digital vision board instead? By using digital images and quotes, and assembling them in the same manner just on a virtual board instead - perhaps you could save it as the wallpaper for your laptop or computer so you see it every day you begin to work? Or you could print it out and display it in the same way.
This is completely up to you to decide which will suit your lifestyle and needs the best, and remember that you can always add to it! If your life takes a different direction, you can always add to your vision board creating new goals and ambitions along the way!
Then, once you have created your vision board all that is left is manifesting it into reality. Take some time to really think about your goals and ambitions, sending positive energy and vibration out into the universe. You never know what the universe might give back!
If you want to begin to manifest your goals, ambitions and desire to come into your life then there are some simple steps that you can follow. Here is our manifestation ritual to help you begin to manifest your new year ambitions.
Step One - Clarify What You Want
In order to manifest something, you must know exactly what it is that you want. If you want to manifest a new career path in the new year then specify the details of the career you want. Maybe you want to go on a dream holiday, then specify exactly where. Or perhaps you want to become healthier, then you could state that you want to be able to run a certain distance. Make sure to keep your manifestations super clear and detailed if needed.
Step Two - Ask The Universe
Now that you know what it is you want, it is time to ask the universe. You can ask in numerous ways, from prayer to writing a letter to the universe. But in this case we are using vision boards to manifest our goals.
You could spend some time each day asking the universe what you want. Whilst looking at your vision board try clarifying each part out loud, making it clearer every day.
Step Three - Work Towards Goals
Once you have manifested your vision, you need to begin your own journey by working towards these goals yourself. The universe is there to help you achieve your goals but you should still take steps yourself. Try completing 3 actions a day to bring you closer towards your goals, these will change depending on what it is you are manifesting. But it can range from conducting your own research into certain fields, to saving money.
Step Four - Trust The Universe
The process of manifestation doesn’t happen overnight, so it is only natural to perhaps feel some disheartment when things may be taking more time or a different direction than what you believe should happen.
However, this means that you are not trusting the universe, and in turn you are showing the universe that you are doubting its powers, halting your manifestation. If you are ever feeling doubt or resistance during your manifestation journey, try taking a few breaths and reciting a positive affirmation - “I trust the universe and will achieve my goals”.
Step Five - Stay Positive
The Law of Attraction states that we receive the energy that we excerpt, so by staying positive and sending positive vibrations out into the universe we are much more likely to receive the same positive energy and manifestations back to us.
There are small steps you can take to remain positive on a day to day basis, such as taking some time to enjoy the outdoors, enjoying the endorphin release following exercise, even just cooking your favourite meal or watching your favourite film.
If you follow these steps to work alongside the universe, you will manifest your goals into reality and begin to be able to shape the journey of your life in the new year.
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