#mysparklythings

Create a vision board, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

I'm not a scrapbooker, tho. 
 
And for me, buying magazines (which I never do) and cutting out little pictures of stuff I desire would not only be unexciting but reflect the actions of someone who desperately wants something they don't have yet, not of someone who is grateful for already having it! 

created by CurlyNikki.com reader, Angela, back in 2013!  BTGH did earn an NAACP Image Award Nomination and hit 3 best sellers lists!

Honestly, it would feel like a chore or a means to an end.  And that's not the point of tools like these.  Vision boards, visualization sessions and affirmations are some of the most popular tools used by people to seemingly 'manifest' awesomeness in their lives.  But what most don't know is that these tools aren't acutally doing the heavy lifting. They're not making the magic happen (we'll talk more about what is, later). Vision Boarding isn't practiced so you can pull diamond rings and new Mercedes' out of thin air-- it's just one way to help you practice the feeling of whatever it is you're wanting to see.  It's giving you permission to see and experience more of yourself!  Your only goal (the only purpose for the tool) is finding the feeling, in this present moment, and staying there.  Only the present moment expresses itself.  So choose peace, love and excitement right now, and right now, and now, and now and you'll see that reflected back as 'the added things' the Bible speaks of. 

With that in mind, choose the tool (vision boards, affirmations, etc) that speaks to you, or don't choose a tool at all! Skip it and choose the feeling.  Affirmations used to be my jam.  They brought me into alignment back in 2008 and CurlyNikki.com was born. 

Later Gators,

Nik

p.s. One of my favorite tools right now is the question, 'how does it feel knowing I'm already HER?'. That realization ('cause I am THAT) and the resulting feeling (lightness, clarity, peace, sometimes excitement) is what it's all about! Staying aware of the good feels brings the background awareness to the foreground. The background awareness, your true nature, is already THAT and everything else--it always has been and always will be.

p.p.s. Another effective tool is simply realizing that as soon as the desire pops up in your awareness, it's already yours. It only came into your thought stream because it's already a part of your larger self. Allow yourself to accept it as fact and thus, experience it.

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