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

A child–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.

  • Luzia Light says:

    Love that story, Michelle! Thanks for sharing. It’s exactly what I needed to hear today. (-:

  • Laura S. says:

    Love your posts, Michelle! It sounds like a fun thing to try with my three boys! Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thanks, Laura. Kids love making treasure maps. You could have a lot of fun making them with you children. It’s fun to see what they decide to put on them.

  • Erika says:

    Such simple but effective tips! I’ve had vision boards before but I love how your tips encourage me to go so much deeper with them.

  • Thanks, Erika! I realized I hadn’t used them much lately, but decided I should again since they have been so effective for me in the past.

  • Nina Rao says:

    I’ve had great success with my vision boards in the past. The best thing that I’ve manifested from a board is going to Lola Jones’s 5-Day Silent Intensive. Before I had even heard of Lola Jones, I put a picture of two hands with energy flowing from them on my board, because I wanted to do some kind of energy work, maybe healing or something else; I wasn’t quite sure and I had no idea how it would come about. Soon thereafter, I heard about Divine Openings and as I was looking at the courses she had to offer, I came across the 5-day retreat page and lo-and-behold, there were those exact hands and I knew I had to attend that retreat, which I did. I was initiated as a Divine Openings giver and activated to give Divine Healings.

    I thought that was amazing! Since then, I’ve also used a vision book. I bought an art book at Michael’s and I glue pictures on the pages with different categories. I can take it anywhere to look at when I want to.

    Thanks for reminding me how magical these tools can be!

    Hugs, Nina

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Nina, thanks for sharing this story! It’s fabulous how you created finding Lola and going to the 5 day. I haven’t went to her 5 day, but I’ve taken all of her online courses and I love them. Can’t wait hear about more successes from your vision book. 🙂

  • Laura says:

    Dear Michelle,

    Thank you SO much for sharing this fabulous idea! This is something I’m going to use right away. I already have 2 empty photo albums and they have been sitting empty for nearly a year…as if waiting for this to come to me! I am so glad I found your site.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you,


    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Laura, You are welcome. Hope you have a blast filling up those photo albums and watching the magic happen. 🙂

  • Fel's Got Swag says:

    I love this! Mostly because of the treasure part, but even more because of what you say about some things not manifesting for a while–doesn’t mean they aren’t going to happen! I have to remind myself of this like, every day.


    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Me, too, Fel! One thing Ithought when I looked through my old goal book and realized everything had happened was “Why didn’t I put in more?” Now I’ve got some really big goals in my new treasure maps, but I know given time they’ll happen. 🙂

  • Hello Michelle. I had a very similar experience. Years ago when I was about 19, I made such a book while attending a Unity church. I had a picture of a red jeep, words saying business owner I had pictures of certain items like watches I could not afford etc. I forgot all about this book. Then a couple years later I found it. I had the exact same jeep in the same color. I had many of the items I pasted in my book. I also owned my own business. Pretty much everything in this book was in my life. It was quite surprising.

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Craig, It’s interesting that we both had the same experience. It seems like one you stop focusing on the book, everything comes into your reality. I guess, it’s easier for us to create it when we aren’t trying so hard.

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  • Bill says:

    Here’s something I’ve always wondered. When your dreams have come true from the treasure map, what do you do with the treasure map itself? Do you just throw it out or what?

    • Bill, I put mine in a special box that I look through when I want to remember how far I’ve come. Some people burn them to release and start over. I guess if you don’t want to have to keep them, ypou could take a picture and keep it in a file on your computer. I find that sometimes we forget how much we’ve manifested and it’s nice to have a tangible reminder when we need it. I would say do what feels best to you. That’s always the most importantn thing. 🙂

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