Day 92: vision boards and bath time: how sweet it is

1 Apr

It was bath night around here — for everyone:  the dogs and the humans in this household.

As all dog owners may attest, it’s hard, no — almost impossible — to bathe a dog and not get your own form of bath in the process. Especially when one of the canines weighs in at 60 pounds (that means 60 pounds of pooch shaking and spraying water in every direction in our tiny, tiled bathroom!).

After bath time comes the bewitching hour, which involves two dogs running around the house dragging their towels and shaking off the water stuck to their fur. I wish I would have taken a photo, but honestly, I think it would have been utterly impossible between the bathwater, dog fetching and towel wrangling.

It’s adorable, but it’s mayhem.
And, I asked for it.

Tonight, as I watched this craziness unfold, I looked up and saw my vision board tacked up on the wall.

On this board, just a mere four weeks ago, I cut and pasted images from magazines — and one was that of a dog.  This was before we knew about Brady, before we had even considered the idea of adding four more paws to our cause.

I am still struck by how easily Brady came into our life, just two weeks after I pasted that photo up on the board.  As if I had keen vision, or a super power calling him into our lives.

As it turns out — I did.  I do.  
And, so do you.

Yesterday, while sitting in the presence of Abraham-Hicks, I was mesmerized by the consciousness, clear-cut advice and deep “knowingness” shared right before my eyes.

One very important point was this:  when making a Vision Board, make sure the images on it invoke a feeling of “good” inside of you and not one of “lack” or “yearning.”

It hit me like a ton of bricks.
How many goals, visions, boards have I created where what I “WANTED” seemed lovely, but so out of reach, beyond me, too big that it just felt DISAPPOINTING every time I looked at it?


There is nothing wrong with dreaming big, but the message I took away from the seminar yesterday, was this:

1) Our vision has to be BELIEVABLE to us, and

2) It has to FEEL GOOD.  

If it doesn’t make you feel good then it won’t have the power to be created in your life. And, if you don’t believe it can happen, well… it won’t.

So, tonight, as I looked up at the Vision Board I created a month ago, I realized that the photo of the dog was what made me feel the best, it’s what I am drawn to most and… Surprise! It is what came into my life FIRST. (Even though I didn’t realize I was asking for it — I just loved the photo!)

I am comforted and overjoyed with the knowledge that we CAN and DO create our lives — especially when we come at it from a place of LOVE, JOY and PLAY.

It reminds me to keep having fun and dreaming up things that feel good — even more so, DWELLING on the things that feel good.

And, I think that’s how I will spend my month of April…

But, for now, I am going to return to chasing two wet dogs around the house with a towel. 

How sweet it is. 

6 Responses to “Day 92: vision boards and bath time: how sweet it is”

  1. Lou April 1, 2012 at 8:35 PM #

    Great post today Jamie ! I read u every time and love your playful spirit. Keep shining your light… It’s giving us (me) vision. From One of your loyal fans..,

    • Jamie April 2, 2012 at 4:39 AM #

      Thank you Lou, this is a great boost!! I really appreciate your note, it keeps me going. Have a great day!!

  2. crossingthefinishline366 April 1, 2012 at 9:01 PM #

    Hmm…this made me think a lot…first about my plans to give my little 4-legged princess a bath tomorrow and about making a vision board. It’s something that I haven’t put a great deal of weight into, but maybe I should.

    • Jamie April 2, 2012 at 4:38 AM #

      Ah, vision boards are fun! Bath time may be even better?! (Much easier to take a photo of the vision board than bath time I have found 😉 Would love to know if you do a board. xo~Jamie

  3. arhenning April 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM #

    See it and it is possible! Happens all the time!

    • Jamie April 3, 2012 at 9:05 AM #

      Yes! Love that!!

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