Visioning—The Process

What in your life is calling you when all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned, the list laid aside, and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest? What still pulls on your soul?

Jalāladdīn Rumi, Sufi Mystic

The Process begins wherever you find yourself right now, even if you believe you are too busy to feel. Ask yourself: “What do I really want? (Especially if it feels impossible.) What is my heart’s desire? What are my secret dreams? What would make me squeal with delight?”

This inquiry is the beginning of your own discovery process. At its heart, the Visioning Process is a cross between an art project and a heartfelt prayer.

In the words of Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance,

If success were absolutely guaranteed, what dream would you birth into being?

If your first answer to these questions is that you don’t know or you’re not sure, no worries, it may have been a while since your heart felt invited to confess it’s desires. A little coaxing, excavating, and wooing may be in order. That’s where I can help.

I know how to coax the treasure out of the chest.

I have a few tricks up my sleeve from years of transformational counseling and shamanic studies. I’ll help you track your dreams and craft their delivery. It’s my pleasure!

Here are a few tips for getting started without me:

  1. Relax and be comfortable and take some deep breaths. Really.
  2. Remember a time when you were really happy and/or felt like your most authentic self.
  3. Or remember a time when you heard about someone who was, or saw a movie, read a book, or heard a song that meant that to you.
  4. Make a list of the top 3 things you are the most grateful for. More if you feel inspired.
  5. Settle in a bit more, maybe a perfectly placed pillow or cup of tea would be good now.
  6. Treat yourself to some inspiration. Ask yourself all the same questions and make more notes, from a deeper place. Let yourself ‘drift’ a little.
  7. What would you like less of in your life?
  8. What would you like more of in your life?
  9. Now you’re on the trail…Don’t forget to breathe.

The deeper you go, the more you manifest.

You can create further movement for yourself by creating a custom Vision Statement or Vision Board  from the treasures you discover through these processes.

You’ll discover how to tap your under-utilized Right Brain, with its gifts for emotional intelligence, synthesis, forecasting, and powerful innovation, which adds great spice and power to the mix. You’ll learn/remember how to access your Inner Oracle, the place in your consciousness where you are connected to the quantum field of all existence, all potentials.

I haven’t yet had anyone tell me they aren’t open to a new way to look at their life or business, or wish they hadn’t discovered their heart’s desires. It’s empowering. And it’s my passion. Let me show you how to reach a higher octave of your life or business through Visioning!

You can and should shape your own future; because if you don’t someone else surely will.

Joel Barker, Futurist and ‘Paradigm Man’