Creating a Personal Wish List

Getting your thoughts down on paper helps to make your goals clear and sets the intention.  This can include what’s working for you, what’s not working, what to do to achieve your wishes and when to do it by.   ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne, is a self help book all about the pseudoscientific law of attraction and how positive thinking can change your life for the better. ‘The Secret’ has advice from entrepreneurs, millionaires, famous stars and other successful or happy people.  It reveals their insights into achieving health, wealth and happiness on an adundant scale.  Bring it on!  The principles behind ‘The Secret’ are actually no secret, as they’ve been around for centuries and can be tracked back to ancient philosophers in the first century.

One of the exercises in the book was to create a vision board, which is like a personal wish list and is more of a visual reminder.  It’s a poster you create with a  collage of words, pictures, newspaper cuttings, symbols and anything else you want to bring into your life.  The idea is to surround yourself with all these life changing images, to start manifesting them.  A lot of it is about focus.

Without having much to lose, I began to tear pictures out of magazines or print words off the internet.  There were random items like ‘having some sort of social life’ to a picture of a woman sitting at a candlelit table reading the tarot cards.  At the time, I wasn’t doing many readings at all as I had just moved house and had a small baby with another on the way.  Would you believe it, the SAME day, I got a call from someone asking me to do twenty readings for a hen party!  I nearly dropped the telephone.

After a few months, I realised I’d manifested every single wish  and my social life is alive and kicking!  There’s a need to be patient with this, as some wishes may be hard to achieve and may need a process to get there.  Remember that small steps in the right direction achieve better results long term. If you feel stuck in a rutt and wishing for life to be different, I recommend doing a vision board and be aware of your thoughts.  If you are thinking “I wish I wasn’t so broke” you are welcoming more hardship as your vibration is scarcity.  Switch that thought to “I can afford whatever I want in life.  Abundance flows.”

  • Go through magazines, pictures or the internet cutting out any images, words, phrases or photos that are appealing or attractive, no matter how impossible it seems.
  • Arrange the pictures and words on a board.  If you feel like being creative add as much colour or extra glitz as you like.  The more pleasing to the eye the board is, the better as you will be looking at it regularly.
  • Put the board somewhere you will see it a lot, like the office, bathroom wall or fridge door.
  • Every time you catch of glimpse of the board, visualize having all these things in your life and imagine how good it feels.


Most importantly, if you get an opportunity to do one of the wishes on your vision board, accept it gratefully and do it!  There is enough to go round and you deserve it.  Don’t put it off as this will block the abundance coming your way. Finally, be careful what you wish for.  When in doubt, ask for what is best for your highest well and good. In a world where we are bombarded with negativity on a daily basis, a little positive hope doesn’t feel like a bad thing to try to attract.


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Bryne, R.  (2006) The Secret, Beyond Words Publishing