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Visioning in real life

July 25, 2009

Many of us know that we want to create a vision for ourselves so we can get to where we want to in our lives.  Yet somehow, developing this vision is easier said than done.  What does visioning look like?  In my last post I outlined a process to guide you in developing a vision of where you want to be.  Today I will give you an example of how I applied this formula as I have set out goals for where I want to be in my business.

One of my goals is to be invited to speak and conduct workshops on the international stage.  As I achieve this goal, my vision is that I continue to be true to my values of family and relationship with my success.  To apply the formula of what it will look, sound, and feel like to accomplish this goal I have the following on my vision board.

I have a picture of an invitation from a Woman’s support network in Paris, inviting me to conduct a two day workshop with their membership on learning to live authentically in the moment.  Beside the invitation, I have a picture of my husband, my 3 children and their spouses standing in front of The Four Seasons Hotel in Paris where there is a poster displaying details of my workshop that is being presented.  Beside that I have a picture of me facilitating a workshop of woman.  The woman are smiling, chatting with each other, working at tables.  There are captions above the women’s heads indicating what they are saying about me “Thank you so much for this workshop, I feel inspired to make the changes I need” “this is exactly what I need to move forward in my life” . A caption above my head reads “I love what I do, I feel like I am truly making a difference in these women’s lives”.

As I work with this vision and putting the details on paper, I get into how it feels for me to accomplish this goal.  I pay attention to where in my body I notice the sensation of excitement and honor I feel to be able to do this work.  For me, the feeling is in the solar plexus, half way between the belly button and the rib cage.  I get in touch with the textures, colors and sensations of the feeling.  On my vision board, I  have the words to describe these feelings.  This vision board is displayed in my office.  It is specific to the goal I have for this aspect of my vision.  I have other vision boards that capture the essence of other goals that I want to accomplish.

I love this process as it is fun and inspiring.  The other thing I put on my vision board is the statement “This or something better is my goal”  which helps me be open to the possibility of an even better outcomes.

WHAT do you want?  Can you get into the sights, sounds, feelings and textures of the goal?  Allow yourself to dream.  As you gain clarity on what you want, the HOW to accomplish this goal will start to show up.

Take care and I will blog with you soon.

Gerrianne

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Feeling good – “in the moment”

May 21, 2009

There has been a lot written about the “Law of Attraction”, “The Secret”,Power of Positive Thinking” and many others to help guide us on the road to living and thinking more positively.  These books and self improvement movements are attempting to teach us that we can manifest and achieve greatness in our lives depending on our perspective and our beliefs.  In order to have the life we want, we need to change how we think and feel in order to achieve what we want to attract in our lives.

This is a very powerful concept and one that brings great success to those who can master the principals.  The reality for many people however, is that this is easy in theory but difficult in practice.  How can we start to change our perspectives and our beliefs in order to live “the life we want”?  My answer to you is “moment by moment”.

I described in a previous post that our body responds to the stories we tell whether real or imagined. If we recount the story of how someone hurt us, angered us, jilted us etc. and we tell this story repeatedly to ourselves or anyone who will listen, we are stimulating the secretion of stress hormones in our body – just by reliving the story. Unfortunately in society today, it is all too common for people to dwell on negativity and sad stories.  Look at what happens every time there is a story of human tragedy; the media overloads us with stories, images etc. to help us relive the tragedy several times each day/week and even months.

So what can you do shift to a more positive life? Remember I told you that our body responds to the stories we tell whether real or imagined.  So if you can reconnect with a positive story, something that makes you smile, something that makes you feel good, then the opposite can happen.  The feel good hormones – serotonin, endorphins, and DHEA are released when we tell a story that makes us feel good.

So what makes you smile? Imagine puppy dogs running with feet that are too big for their bodies, a child learning to walk and how they giggle when they take their first step, the look on the mother’s face as she is encouraging them with love and excitement.  One of my feel good moments is hugging my kids and the emotions that wash over my system when I think of them.  For some people it is a memorable hike, a family gathering, an amazing ski adventure and for others it may be a jump into a lake on a hot summers day.

What are your feel good moments?

Take a few minutes and write them down.

Come up with as many as you can so you have a variety to call on when you want to feel good in the moment

Take one of those moments

Reconnect with the feelings of the time

Imagine your body reliving that moment

Notice how your body feels

Be with this feeling as long as you can

Try to make a habit every morning, lunch, dinner and bedtime to connect with positive emotions – it will help you “feel good – in the moment”

Take care all,

Gerrianne