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Show Me Your Vision Boards

Published April 16, 2015 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

vision boardHow many of you out there have used vision boards as a way to bring specific things into their life?  I, for one, am a firm believer in the vision bored.  I started using them by accident the first part of 2012.  It was a particularly cold day in March, and I was bored.  I guess I didn’t know it at the time but it was my intuition that urged me to make my very first vision board.

So I went to the internet and picked out some pictures that I thought called to me.  This was the fun part and took quite a lot of time.  At the time I really had no rhyme or reason as to the pictures I picked.  I had a picture of a new car, a small red house with a for sale sign in front of it and some random pictures of nature, Buddha, and people in meditation.  I ordered them through the one hour photo at Wal-Mart, and went to pick them up as well as everything else I would need.

I bought a large framed poster board, and some glue sticks, that was it, that is all I needed to put it all together.  After I had carefully glued the pictures in place, I put them in the frame and hung it on my living room wall.  I enjoyed the process of making it but to be honest, once I put it on the wall I didn’t give it another thought.  IMG_1460

About five months later I was given the opportunity to buy a house almost identical to the one in the picture I had put on my vision board.  I was shocked because I really had not thought about buying a house like that.  I had already lost a business and a home years earlier, so I knew it would take an act of God to make this one happen.

And that He did.  We ended up moving into that house two months later.  The car came three months after that.  Oh and yes, about the meditation and nature, they are both very important aspects to my health and well-being.  Needless to say after that I became a vision board fiend.

I have six of them displayed throughout my house at this time.  A lot of them don’t have anything to do with physical things but are more about my spiritual expansion.  They work!  I cannot say it enough about it, give it a try.  It is like putting super grow on your intentions and desires.

20140513-050335.jpgThe very next board I made was about living and eating healthy.  It was about creating healthy boundaries and loving myself enough to follow them.  That was in November 2012.  In January of the following year, book after book came to me.  It was like my teacher guides were standing next to me to help unravel some of what got me to become so overweight.  I remembered hearing “you have to fix the inside first before you can fix the outside.”  Being that, for most of my life, I had no idea what that meant I skipped over that part until now.

Over the course of the next ten months, I began a journey of deep exploration into the inner workings of Michele.  Through the unraveling process I lost a hundred pounds.  I lost that weight with the greatest of ease.  It simply fell off.  I was so happy I felt as though I were flying most of the time.  I seriously could go on forever on this subject but for the sake of cutting it short I say that this weekend we all make a vision board and post them here or on my Facebook page Waking Up in Northern NY.

Oh and by the way I have actually advanced my vision board making to the computer.  I use the paint program and have it printed and then I frame and hang it.  I love them all.  I am excited to make another.  If anyone has any questions about how to make them, please feel free to contact me through my Facebook page.

Well my loves, I am off to face the day.  I hope you all have the most fantastic day ever!

Much Love

Michele ❤

My Latest Vision Board ♥

Published March 23, 2015 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Here is my latest vision board.  This board represents spiritual growth and being involved in the spiritual community.  I would love nothing more than to be a part of the Hay House family, and move to a warmer climate.  Carlsbad, California is where The Chopra Center avision boardnd Hay House Publications are located, the reason for picking that area.

I have had some great results come from my vision boards.  I am looking forward to taking this intention all the way.

I am ready to make a big move in my life.

I am ready to move to an area of the world where there are people on the same vibration as me.

Living Fully and Consciously with Affirmations

Published October 12, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

So here I sit.  Sunday morning!  It’s so peaceful.  After meditating this morning I found myself making an affirmation vision board.  It’s a bit different from the other vision boards in my house.  This one is full of affirmations that I use pretty much every day.  I swear by them.  Earlier this year when I first started using affirmations, I received a pretty nice size raise, and got a new car that I wasn’t even looking for among so many other things.

IMG_1460It seems that since starting the use of affirmations my life has been moving right along evolving from one miraculous moment to the next.  Now that is not to say I haven’t had periods of challenging situations and sadness because to say that would simply be abnormal.

I have come to understand that we need the suffering that the human experience provides in order to grow and move toward our purpose in life.  In fact it is those that suffer the most that awaken sooner than later.

I suffered for most of my life, but looking back I can see that all of that suffering was necessary for me to find a more peaceful existence.  That suffering is what created a surrender to life’s uncertainties that I so desperately needed.  The simple act of surrender is what created that peace for me.  Now and again I find myself so submerged in life that I miss the bliss of living consciously.  Good news I am able to make the shift in a much swifter manner these days.

Practice, practice, practice!!!  

I have resigned myself as a spiritual thinker.  For a long time I didn’t know what I was.  I stumbled on my words when trying to explain that I am a student of many spiritual thinkers and leaders.  I am on a journey to know me inside and out.  I am on a spiritual quest of self-awareness.  I want to know why I do the things I do.  I want to know what I am thinking and whether or not those thoughts are serving me to a better life.

I have been on this path for several years now and it has been one amazing lesson after the next.  It amazes me just how exciting every day life can be when you wake up and live it.

I am really just rambling this morning.  Lately, I have been using this beautiful book my sister got me to journal but this morning I felt the need to blog.

Anyway, since I have taken the last sip of my coffee I suppose I should get off here and get some things done.

As always, with love


A Series of Events Lined up by The Universe

Published June 3, 2013 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Most of my life I had been plagued with what I like to call “fat brain”.  I was convinced that this was something I was just going to have to accept and live with.  I have battled the bulge for as long as I can remember.  I have tried literally hundreds of diets with very little success.  Most of my success was short-lived ultimately ending after a few months followed by several months of weight gain.  Like most people I would gain everything I lost, plus some.  A vicious cycle that at my largest had me at three hundred pounds.  I felt hopeless.  Like I was doomed, however I never gave up.  I knew that if I kept trying that God would help me find success.  After all, God helps those who help themselves, right?  That’s what I kept telling myself, anyway.  Guess what, I was right.

Then through a series of events I was able to transform my mind.  I no longer am burdened by “fat brain”.  I believe because I never gave up on myself I was able to find peace with this through God.  Looking back over the past year I can see how I began to surrender.  I decided in the early part of 2012 that I was just going to relax and follow what my intuition or my inner voice of God instructed me to do.   I relinquished control and went with the flow.  It was then that my life began to evolve into what it is now.  That being peaceful, content, guilt free, loving, and kind.  All of this by simply changing my thoughts.   reprogramming the mind by submerging myself in spirituality and personal growth.

Anyway, at this point I had been exhausting myself trying to find a better position so I quit looking for a job.  I told God what I wanted and waited for the right situation to present itself.  It wasn’t six weeks later that I was offered a really great position in the office I was already working in.  I’ve been in this new position for about a year now and I must say I love it and I love going to work.  It was right around this time that I created my first dream board.  On the board I posted a picture of a little red house.  For no reason.  It was cute and I thought “why not”.  Six months later we were moving into a house almost exactly the same as the one I posted on my dream board.  Of course I thought I must be on to something so I decided to create another dream board about becoming healthy, and balanced.  Something I have always longed for.  To feel “normal”.  I put all kinds of clippings all over it.  A girl walking like she is loving every minute of it.  A lot of words such as healthy, get fit, and balance, along with all the emotions I would like to experience on a daily basis, joy, happiness, peace, love, content, and so on.

My newest Dream Board

My newest Dream Board

It was mid November when I hung my dream board in the living room of our new home.  Then, I did nothing.  At the time  I was unaware of exactly what was evolving but what I was actually doing was applying law the Law of Intention and Desire by posting this dream board.  I put it out there so the universe could work its magic.  Then after hanging my dream board I did nothing.  Unintentionally applying another law of the 7-Spiritual Laws of Success, one of my favorites, the Law of Least Effort.  Since it was close to the holidays I decided to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas and work on it after all of the festivities were over.  So I did nothing.  I baked and enjoyed all the goodies that seemed to be everywhere.

Then for Christmas I got a tablet from my husband and son.  I had never been a reader, but I was willing to give it a shot.  I created an Amazon account and started looking for books that interest me. This turned out to be very easy.  When I would sign into my account the book that was perfect for me was the first book under books that may interest you.  I knew as soon as I saw each and every book, that these were divine selections.  I have learned so much.  I have been able to transform my mind.  Each book, each program, each spiritual blog played a large part in my spiritual growth.  I am able to live each day free of food thoughts, and a nagging mind.  I am at peace.  Now I am ready for the exciting stuff to come.  I am excited about my future.  I am not sure what’s in the works but I fully intend on listening to my intuition and following.  I know that as long as I spend my days doing exactly what I love to do, I am successful.  Happy and Successful.  Peaceful and pure comfort.  That is where Pure Potentiality lives. Where all things are possible.  Sounds like the sweet spot to me.

The Power of the Dream Board

Published April 28, 2013 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

This morning I was sitting here thinking of the power in Dream Boards.  I have heard about them before, many times, but I must admit it seemed a little simple.  I couldn’t see how it could work, so due to my skepticism I put it out of my mind.  That was until last year when looking around the internet for a little project to do on a rather boring day, when I came across the topic of dream boards, and how great they worked.  I thought, what the heck, I’m looking for something to do.  Work or not, I could make it pretty, and hang it in my living room.

The picture I printed off the internet

The picture I printed off the internet

I then started looking around for pictures I would like to add to my dream board.  Basically anything that looked interesting, reflected me, or sparked a connection with me, I printed.  I went to the store and bought one of those nice poster boards that come with the plastic covering and a frame.  After all, I did plan on planting this thing in the main room of my apartment.  One of several pictures I printed was this little red house with a For Sale sign in front of it.  I had no interest in owning a house since I had been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt.  It wasn’t a pleasant experience and I vowed that I would never own a house again.  Our house was lost when my business went belly up back in 2009, so owning seemed out of the question .  Never the less, I printed this picture and put it on my dream board anyway.


The house we actually bought six months later

Long story short, I made this dream board in April of last year, and not six months later we bought and moved into our new house that is amazingly similar to the house I printed off the internet.  I actually didn’t realize it until we were moving in and I was hanging my dream board in my new bedroom.  It shocked me.  The hairs on the back of my neck rose.  Either the dream board helped to manifest this house or my intuition knew that we would be buying this house.  Either way it was totally awesome.

I am, now, a big believer in dream boards, and have since retired my first dream board and started a new.  The second one is not at all about physical possession, but more about creating balance in my life.  Letting my worries go and living with the belief that life will unfold with in divine order especially for me as long as I relax and surrender.  It’s all about keeping a clear mind so I can hear my intuition.  I listen, and follow now.  It has made life so much more simple.  Allowing life’s little snags to work out without my hand has brought about a magnificent amount of peace and contentedness I have always longed for.

My second was constructed and displayed in November of last year, and on January 2nd my life started to change.  Books perfect for me started to be revealed to me.  I began reading and writing.  I began to grow spiritually.  I have never felt closer to God in my life.  I was able to take a life that was completely out of control with food addictions and become so much more balanced.  I feel normal.  I have dropped nearly three sizes in less than four months.  I cannot express the most beautiful change in my life.  I strongly suggest that whatever your hearts desire, find a way to express it through the use of a dream board.  I love mine and add to it frequently.

My newest Dream Board

My newest Dream Board

Dream Boards

Published September 23, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Here I sit, enjoying my coffee, trying to organize my list of things I want to accomplish today.  We are getting ready to move into our new home.  A funny story about that.  About eight months ago I started a dream board, and on that dream board I put a picture of a little red house with a For Sale sign in front of it.  I don’t know why I put it on there but I did.  And it is pretty close to what the house looks like that we are actually buying.  Pretty amazing!!

So I figure today I’ll organize my bedroom and get it ready to go.  I am very lucky in that I have strong able-bodied boys that will move all of my stuff.  They are very good at it.  The last time we moved I went to work living in one place and went home to my new place all set up.  It was amazing.  I am excited for that day.


Opportunities! Or Synchronicity?

Published March 19, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Well, it’s Monday morning and I will be completely honest, I am  not in the mood to go to work.  LOL….  Seriously, though I have to go to work or I would be as big as a house, and as lazy as a slug.  I actually am looking forward to getting out and about today.  The weekend was totally beautiful with record high temps.  Rog and I got out for a little ride each day, cooked out on the grill, and simply enjoyed each others company.  It was nice but for some reason my I had zero ambition.  I literally laid around all day yesterday.  I even took a two-hour nap.  Something I don’t usually do.

However, I did something I have wanted to do for so long now, I went out and bought myself a framed poster board to build my dream board.  I am pretty excited.  I have decided to use the photo’s that I have been using in my blogs as well as any other inspiring photo I come across.  I ordered my first set of prints yesterday through Walmart.com.    Now, all I have to do is find the perfect place to hang it.  I have always wanted to create a dream board, a real one that I can display in my living room, the most  used room in my house.  I’ll take pictures of it throughout the process to share with you all.

Oh yes, and I was also asked to apply for an admissions position at a nursing home that I have worked at in the past.  I am definitely going to apply because it is something I did not seek out.  Something I have come to realize is if I am going to just live my life without trying to control it, I have to take opportunities as they come.  It’s not so much what “I” want to do, it’s what is presented to me, that matters.  I don’t want to miss an opportunity that might be perfect for me.  Now, that being said.  I do love my current job, so if I don’t get this new one, it will be “no biggy”  🙂  I did love working in the nursing home atmosphere, though.  I loved my residence and even brought them home with me on occasion.



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