My Vision Board Complete + The Manifestation Sign That Brings Me Hope (See What It Is)
I'm a hopeless dreamer. One who has big ideas of making a difference in the world at a larger scale. Some days I doubt that I'll ever have the kind of impact I imagine. Some days I have no doubts and keep on pushing.
A year ago, I read something that gave me inspiration to believe deeper.
It was an article on creating a manifestation sign. What’s this you ask? Something that will allow you to surrender your deeper questions and receive guidance towards what’s true to you. Something that emphasizes the decision(s) you've been battling and the direction you need to take. The "you're on the right path" type of sign.
How do you pick your sign?
It's the first thing that comes to mind that isn't an everyday object, saying, thing that will give you reason to know your sign is speaking to you. Gabby Bernstein, NY Times Best Selling Author, talks about this in the chapters of The Universe Has Your Back. I'll admit, I haven't read the book. But I have perused her articles on the topics within. And this is one I gravitated towards.
Five months ago, I started to cut out magazine pictures and sayings to go on a vision board. I've never actually created physical one, only digital. I started cutouts before but never finished. Well, five months later, 2019’s is done!
These are all the things I want to experience and accomplish in the coming months before the year closes out. These are things that keep me focused on the bigger picture. Why do we save more of our money each month? To plan for that trip. Why do I eat healthier foods? To fend off my arthritis ailments and older age agents. These are the things I desire to experience.
I saw my sign and gasped when I first came across it.
What’s my sign?
Why? Because It was something that I knew was out of my control to see one in nature. And I love nature and the color blue so why not.
It took over a year for me to see one where I could definitively say it was a bluebird.. What's it mean? What do I want it to mean? All the questions. But one thing is for sure...I whole heatedly believe that seeing my sign means that I'm on the right path.
There were times where I thought I saw one, but the distance between us had me question if it was a true bluebird. Some looked more grayish blue. But then, this past Spring, once we paid down our debt, they started to show so clearly there was no denying it.
My husband and I saw one sitting on the side of the road. I asked him if it was a bluebird and he said he saw it too. He didn’t know my sign. I never told him until after that moment.
My second encounter, and encounters since, have been in my childhood backyard. My workdays have me working out of my parents house (actually in my old bedroom) during the day so I’ve become quite the backyard bird watcher. They have tons of trees and with the leaves not yet in full bloom I can see anything bold in color among the browns and yellows. I see cardinals all the time. Brown birds, yep. But when I saw a bold bluebird fly by and perch up on a branch I had to see it up close to absolutely know for sure.
Lucky for me, my dad has binoculars:) So I got my close up. It was definitely a bluebird!
What’s it mean to me?
The only question it answers for me is that I’m on the right path. What’s that path? To live freely and happy. On my own terms. It doesn’t answer anything specific but it gives me hope to continue to believe and stay the course to do the things that I enjoy most. Maybe one day It’ll get more specific for me but for now that’s what it means to me.
Do you need a sign?
While it might seem silly or hard to admit your a dreamer, or need that extra help, just pick something you need to surrender to and see what happens.
I picked up some of Gabby Bernstein’s The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith cards to give me some more inspo. I pull out the cards on occasion and flip one to see what it’s saying to me. Here’s the Amazon description:
52 inspiring messages to help you open up to the power of the Universe. This inspiring 52-card deck offers spiritual guidance to help you find strength when you are down, synchronicity and support when you are lost, safety in the face of uncertainty, and joy in all circumstances. Now it is in your hands. Surrender to the guidance that the cards provide, practice patience and peace, and trust that the Universe has your back.