Vision Board Creation For Domestic Violence Victims and Survivors

I have a question to ask you. Where do you see yourself or envision yourself  5 years from now? Do you have a 5 year plan, 10 year plan, or 20 year plan for your life?  What is your plan to get out the current situation or circumstances you find yourself in right now? Do you have a plan for your life? I know that right now given what you are currently experiencing and have experienced as a victim or survivors of domestic violence you may say. My current plan right now is to take one (1) day at a time and it is okay. As the old saying goes, Rome was not built in a day, but can I make a suggestion to you to start the planning process to create a better life for yourself and family by creating your very own vision board right now.

The first time I heard, as a former victim and now  survivor of domestic violence,  the concept of creating a “vision board” was in 2015? What is a vision board I ask myself? How is creating a vision board going to help me as a former victim now survivor of domestic violence? How can victims and survivors of domestic violence use a vision board to create a better life for themselves and their family? What materials do domestic violence victims and survivors need to create their own “Vision Board? Why do domestic violence victims and survivors need to create their on vision board? When should victims and survivors of domestic violence create their vision board? and Where should domestic violence victims and survivors create their vision board?

Before answers are given for the above questions let look at what are the mean of the words “vision” and “board”.

DEFINTION OF THE WORDS VISION

The word “vision” is defined in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary as something, seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy; a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation; an object of imagination; a manifestation to the senses of something immaterial; the act or power of manifestation; and  mode of seeing or conceiving and unusual discernment or foresight.

“Board” is defined in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary  as rectangular piece of material (as wood) designed for a special purpose; as (1) backboard, (2) a diving board (3) surfboard; a surface frame or device for posting notices or listing market quotations; blackboard; switchboard; and of various wood pulps or composition materials formed into stiff flat rectangular sheets; and paperboard.

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT VISION

The concept of  creating a “vision” or “vision board’ is not new it can be traced back to the Bible in the following scriptures:

Habakkuk 2:2 – And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Proverbs 29:18 – Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Habakkuk 2:3 – For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: through it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Joel 2:28 – And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and daughter shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

Daniel 7:13 – I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days and they brought him near before him.

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts [visions] that I think toward you, saith  the LORD, thoughts [visions] of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Amos 3:7 – Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret [vision] unto his servants the prophets.

Acts 18:9 -Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace.

I John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit [vision], but try the spirits [vision]whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Jeremiah 23:16 – Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you; they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.

Acts 9:10-12 – And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said he Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. So the Lord said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. “And in a vision he has seen a man his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight.”

Acts 2:17 – And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will poor out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

Numbers 12:6 – And he said, Hear now my words; If there e a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

1 Samuel 3:1 – And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

HOW IS CREATING A VISION BOARD GOING TO HELP ME AS A FORMER VICTIM AND NOW SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?  HOW CAN VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE USE A VISION BOARD TO CREATE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES AND  THEIR FAMILY? WHY DO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS NEED TO CREATE THEIR OWN VISION BOARD?

Creating a vision board as victim and survivor of domestic violence is necessary in order to get clarity about your life future. Vision boards help you get focus on what is important in your life, your family life, what dreams you have and how to make those dreams come true by setting goals, identifying tools and resources you need to reach your goals.

WHAT MATERIALS DO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS NEED TO CREATE THEIR OWN VISION BOARD? WHEN SHOULD VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTC VIOLENCE CREATE THEIR VISION BOARD? WHERE SHOULD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS CREATE THEIR VISION BOARD?

Creating a vision board is very inexpensive. You can most of your materials at by buying them at Dollar Store, borrow some materials,  and buying old magazines at thrift stores like Salvation Army Store, and Goodwill Store. You can create your vision board in quiet safe place at home, woman shelter, public library, etc. anytime any day it is convenient for your schedule.  Make sure wherever you go you have a tables an chairs. You should always do a vision board review your vision board yearly and update it by doing another one to incorporate any changes in plans or goals you have for your life. In order to create your vision board, you’ll need the following materials:

  • Poster board (any color of your choice; white poster board are cheaper)
  • some old magazines
  • markers
  • scissors
  • some glue or tape
  • a photo of yourself (optional)

Follow these steps below to create your vision board.

STEP 1:

Cut out images from magazines (or draw your own) that represent your ideal life, vision, goals, dreams, and plans.

STEP 2:

Paste or tape the images on your poster board.

STEP 3:

Use your markers to write your personal mantra or other favorite quotes onto your vision board.

STEP 4:

If you like, frame your vision board and hang it on your wall. Make sure you display your vision board somewhere you’ll see it everyday and be inspired!

List below is an example of a vision board.

Wishing you all, participle victims and survivors of domestic violence, a  life long of happiness, success, good health, prosperity and freedom.

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