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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


Love…… What else is there?

Published May 9, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

I haven’t felt much like writing lately.  Life has been amazing.  I have been reading and walking, meditating and preparing to make a new vision board.

As my last post stated I am reading a book called Remembering the Future by Colette Baron-Reid.  I am feel very connected to this author.  She greatly changed my life last year with her book “The Weight-Loss Program for People Who Feel to Much.  I was forever changed through many, many journal writings.  I filled seven books in 2013 alone.  These books are filled with my journey to become a newer happier more peaceful me.

love_me-2387I was able to take a close look at my life and how my choices and thoughts were affecting my body, my happiness, my overall way of life.  I am still over-weight, but I love me.  I truly and forever deeply love myself.  It took a lot to get here, but I made it.  I make mistakes every day but in the end I forgive myself.  I express my love and compassion for myself and move forward.  I know longer taunt myself relentlessly for mistakes and I don’t belittle myself .  I show myself the respect I would give any other person in my path.  Rarely do I even feel guilty.  It may pop up for a second but then I am remember I don’t do “guilt”  it’s a waste of time and serves no purpose, much like worry…..  Both emotions are fruitless.

It has changed me.  I have learned to treat myself with kindness even after over-eating sometimes.  I am amazing, and God has given me another day to do better.  The best apology we can ever give past mistakes is how we live now, and the only way is love.  Love will conquer!  But it has to start with loving ourselves first.  Once that is mastered everything around becomes more peaceful.  Life becomes joyful.

Anyway, I am excited to get my new vision board done this weekend.  Colette described an interesting new outlook on creating and manifesting, using a vision board, since I am a lover of the vision board I am of course very excited to get started.

I will post a picture of it when it is done.

Happy Friday all.  It felt good to write again.  ☺

With much love, Michele ♥

Reflections of My Very First Vision Board

Published April 8, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks
Car from very same vision board

Car from very same vision board

Today is the negotiation part of the interview process.  Then, I guess I will have some heavy decision-making to do.  At least the new company is going to allow me to give the company I am at right now about a months notice.  I certainly don’t want to abandon anyone or leave with hard feelings.  It’s hard for me to believe that this new company is going to be able to outdo what I am getting right now.  Being that I have a family of five and health care is not cheap, that alone is a large expense when taking on a new employee.

All I know is I wont be making any hasty decisions.  I will take the time to think about, and talk it over with my husband, before making any final decisions.  However, it is in the back of my mind that when I made my very first vision board I posted a picture of the car that I have always wanted.  This car was so far out of reach for me it wasn’t even funny.  I put it on the same board that landed me the little house I am living in right now.  That car is a Dodge Charger, and get this, the company I am in negotiations with is a Dodge dealership.

Could this be God’s way of getting me closer to owning that Dodge Charger I have always wanted?  Could this be the guidance of the universe to make my vision come to fruition?  I know that some of you may scoff at the idea of vision boards, but I can only tell you that only a few months after making my first vision board I bought a house that was almost identical to the house I posted on it.  Coincidence?  I think not!

Since that time I have made several other’s, mostly on spiritual awakening and healthy living .  Could it be time to make yet another with a new set of dreams?  Just to show you all what I am talking about, below is the house I posted on the vision board and the house I bought a few months later.  Above is the car that I post on the very same vision board.  I absolutely love my little house.  It is cozy and comfortable, but before posting it, I had no intention of ever owning a house again, since I lost my first house through the loss of a business.  Not only did I have no intention of owning again, I thought it was out of the question due to losing my first one to foreclosure.

It is what it is.  I am not going to take this new job unless it screams “this is right for you“.  I have a hunch that I will know right away whether or not this is what I am supposed to do.  I have kept my mind still, I have made no assumptions either way, and I am not in a position that I have to do anything.  I am certain that God will give me the answer at the exact right time I am to know it.  I fully trust my intuition and the guidance of the universe, therefore, I am off to enjoy my day and all the opportunities that should arise.

The first house is the one that was posted on my vision board and the second is the one I bought a few months later ☺


My Bedroom Vision Board

Published January 4, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Here’s the vision board that is in my bedroom.  I did a little revamping since I made it in November of 2011.  The times they are a changing.  🙂


Creating a Vision for Your Life

Published October 1, 2013 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

DSCN0901This is my latest creation for the vision of my life.   I thoroughly love creating vision boards.  I have three hanging throughout my house at this time.  They absolutely make a difference in my life.  I picked up the frames at Big Lots, two for five dollars and the magazines were free from friends.  If ever you are looking for a fun little project may I suggest creating a vision for yourself.  You will be happy that you did.

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