How To Ignite Your Vision

 

Vision Retreat Canada

Jenai facilitating a Vision Retreat in Canada

When I was in my early twenties, I noticed that my best ideas came to me in two very unusual places: in the shower and when I was sleeping. In fact, I was in the shower when suddenly I looked down and saw the ball chain on the tub stopper and knew I needed to go to the hardware store and design a line of jewelry. This silly vision that I somehow acted upon became a million-dollar company. My vision continued to reveal itself in my dreams, where I would wake up and know the specifications of a product I was to design, some of which became award-winning patented products. I would sleep with a pad next to my bed because I never knew when a new idea might come.

Over time, I started to become curious about where these ideas were coming from and why they happened at such seemingly bizarre times. How could I access this when I wanted to? The answer to this question came to me many years later, and it is one of the reasons I do the work I do today.

The answer is that the mind cannot give us our vision. Vision comes from our spirit. It appeared that the only two places in my life where my mind turned off was when I was sleeping or in the shower. This allowed the door to my spirit to open, where my vision began shining through. If all it takes for our vision to come through is getting our mind out of the way and connecting to our spirit, then this is where I want to be. I later learned that visionaries like Einstein understood this principle. As he put it, “The mind cannot solve the same problems it created.” To facilitate his light bulb moments (pun intended), Thomas Edison would go to sleep with a rock in his hand so he could be awakened with a new vision. He had over 1,000 patents.

Now, I don’t believe it is necessary to sleep with a rock in your hand to access your vision; it is only a question of being out of your mind, where you can access your spirit. Your vision is there.

 5 Tips for Being Out of Your Mind  and Accessing Your Vision

1.  Meditate. Practice The Three C’s: Centered, Clear, and Connected. You can receive a free guided five-minute meditation on how to do this process at  http://www.spiritcoachtraining.com/blog/5-minute-meditation. This is the single best way to access your spirit’s vision.

2. Sleep with a pen and paper by your bed. When you wake up, don’t start thinking about your day right away—just let yourself be in that sweet spot between sleeping and waking – it is here where your vision lies. You can also ask a question before bed, such as: How can I contribute in this world?

3. Take “Be Time.” This is time for just being, with no agenda. This clears your minds and allows your creativity to flourish.

4. After meditating, ask yourself, “What do I need to know about my vision?” Journal whatever comes through. You will be amazed at the ideas and guidance you can receive just by asking.

5. Follow your bliss. Make a commitment to do one thing you love to do every day. When we do what we love, even in small, seemingly insignificant, ways, we are moving toward our vision.

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