Where is your Treasure?
Yesterday, my family and I took a cruise on Captain Memo’s Pirate ship and true to any pirate ship, there were treasure maps and treasure for all the little buccaneers. It reminded me of an old school law of attraction alchemical process.
Have you ever tried Treasure Mapping? This is one of the first techniques I learned when I joined the Unity Church. It’s more commonly called a Vision Board. It’s very simple, just place pictures of what you want up where you can see them daily. We made them in Sunday school and I loved hearing the wonderful magic that came into people’s life’s after creating them. Around that time, I read a story called Glenda’s Goal Book in the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book about a single mom, who had gotten everything in her goal book, which was basically the same thing we had learned at church.
I decided to buy a blank photo album and make treasure maps for different areas of my life on the different pages. I was a young school teacher, who had just broken up with her fiancé after his suicide attempts. I lived in a town where I knew few people and I didn’t like my job and I struggled to pay my bills. The one light in my life was that I had just found the Unity church. I placed pictures of what I wanted with positive statements. I want to share my experience with this book, because it can be an uplifting process and I want you to be aware that there can be a time delay.
I made my book and I looked through it every morning and every night for a long time. Then, I met my future husband and became so involved in that romance that I tucked the book away in a drawer. For me, that’s when the magic started happening. I forgot about the book, but one by one everything in the book was coming true. Several years later, I pulled out the book and laughed as I went through the pages. Everything in the book was now a real part of my life.
A loving husband–check
The ability to stay home with my child–check
A family that grew in love–check–3 more children
vice president of a company–check
a tropical vacation–check
more than enough money to pay my bills–check
to own a home–check
Not only had everything in the book cam true but things that didn’t make sense at the time. I was a single school teacher, who wanted to be a stay at home mom. Why did I put down that I wanted to be a vice president of a business? Who knows? But I was now the vice president of my husband’s business. The exact desk I had cut out was sitting in my home office. The house looked almost exactly like our own and my husband had all the qualities that I had listed that I desired in a husband.
Here’s the thing, it took some time for me to manifest all of these things. It didn’t have to, but I needed time to line up my vibration. You might or you might not. You might have manifestations show up very quickly. But when you make a treasure map, don’t give up if everything doesn’t happen in a month or two. It’s coming, just give it time.
Here a few more tips for vision boards or treasure maps:
1. Write you statements in present tense: For example, ” I am happily married to the love of my life.” or ” I am working as the CEO of a consulting firm.”
2. Thank God or the Universe now: I always add thanks to the pages before I receive my manifestation. Giving thanks before you receive anything shows your belief that you will receive it.
3. Ask for this or something better: Sometimes we dream small. Give God, or the Universe, room to deliver more than you ask for.
4. Look at as long as it feels good: Then put it up in a safe place. Some people might have more movement when they aren’t looking at it everyday anymore.
Make a treasure map that you love. On a poster board or a photo album. You can even make one on a Pinterest board. I have use a secret Pinterest board for mine. Only let people see it who will be supportive. Mind movies will teach you how to make your goals into movies. You can watch other people’s mind movies on YouTube for inspiration.
Mini-maps can be fun, too. A mini-map is just finding a way to see something you want to manifest several times a day. Sometimes I’ll change my phone screen saver and background to something I want to create or carry a picture in my wallet.
I’d love to hear any comments you have or about your experiences with treasure maps.To prove it, I’m giving away one of my Angel Card readings (see service page) to one of my commenters during the month of April. I’ll put everyone’s name in random.org and choose a winner to be announced here around May 1st. Then I’ll email the winner with the details if I have access to their e-mail or you can check back here around the first and e-mail me if you’re the winner. The March winner will be announced next Monday when I’m home from traveling.