Since posting my last Bliss Initiative for the week, which was:
Get in the mood for order - This is a really fun one. To figure out just what is important to me I am going to leaf through magazines like REAL SIMPLE, PARENTING, OPRAH and figure out what organizational tools I want to use and activities I want on our family calendar. I will be creating a vision board to foster the new organized way into existence. (Sample board found at Parentology.)
Some of you may be wondering , why a VISION BOARD is part of ORDER week? Well for me it all comes down to two things. First, you cant set up the priorities in your life if you haven't figured out what they are and second, taking a step towards the manifestation of your priorities is a great first step in any ORDERly plan!
Approximately two years ago my Sweetie and I created a Vision Board for our family. We had a specific goal in mind, which was to buy a house. Here is that board:
In that board we left room to add other things as they occurred to us, a Hawaiian vacation, better food more romance etc. You may notice the Barack Obama pin, if you are dissatisfied or happy with our President you can blame me since clearly I visualized the Election Outcome on this board!
Anyway, that board served its purpose; we bought our house, took that vacation... The type of board we created was VERY outcome driven and did the job for us.
This time around, I've decided I want to create a more "Opening and Allowing" type of board (refer to Christine Kane's great blog post for more clarification.) You see I have this feeling that I am ready to move into a new phase of my life. I want to do something that fosters community, includes blogging and has room for a full and creative life with my family. Unlike the outcome board above, I have no idea how to proceed so I will be using my new vision board as a tool to point me in the right direction. Vision boards created in an allowing way have the uncanny knack of speaking to our subconscious so I am really excited to see what shows up!
Great Vision Board Resources:
From Christine Kane - How to make a Vision Board
From Oprah.com - The O Dream Board - Envision your Best Life
From Martha Beck - What the Heck is a Vision Board?
From BlissTree - The Family Vision Board
I'm going to get started today and plan to reveal my outcome at the end of the week.
How about you? Interested in playing along?
Next Post: The SPACE of Order
My 13 bliss virtues are
joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community,
romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, and surprise.
This week we are exploring Order.
Next week is all about Passion.