Two years ago on my birthday I created Spirits of Joy as a celebration towards my becoming and invited women from all over to join in and start to create beauty and change in their lives and spirits.
I now have a shelf of vision books. Some filled and popping, others only used part of the way and released when I knew the work in them was done. My life is guided by these pages, by these feelings inside of these pages. My life is guided by my willingness to sit down and do the work of visioning and then by getting up and releasing any expectations I hold around any of it. My visioning has become secret messages, spirit guides, beautiful dreams, crazy surprises and manifesting of happiness in my life.
The course has shifted gorgeously over these two years. I've learned how specific to be (or not be), how to create prompts that pull out huge surrpises and joy and I have discovered that sharing my stories and other women's stories is at the heart of this soulwork that is visioning.
Spirits of Joy, 30 days to creating your vision book
July 1st we begin.
Soulwork is about connection to self, to the now and that future woman we see and want to flow into.
As we start to make what become vision books, powerful shifts starts to happen. Parts of our lives that have been stuck, stopped, lost, come alive as we find a part of ourselves that have been longing to come out. These prompts not only become part of our books, but our daily thoughts, and allow our writing practices and businesses and love lives and mothering to expand and gain depth.
Through ritualized vision work we can allow each day to guide us towards living joyously, even (especially) when things are hard or challenges arise.
Know yourself. Use these prompts to spend time with yourself. To light up in a new way. To discover a you that may have hidden out, buried by the stresses of daily living.
Create pages filled with words and visions and feelings that surround them. As you do this you harness the true magic of the Universe. You vibrate in a new way. These books become a way for you to align what you want with what you have. They create manifesting magic in your life.
Visioning allows you to love this life now while creating a future of your dreams.
Prompts each day that will invite you to play, explore, have fun, go deep into your spirits, fly inside of magic and create books that are so beautiful you'll want to carry them everywhere.
- Color stories
- 'I am' which is the prompt that will become a ritual of change and acceptance
- Beautiful dreams
- Words of spirit
- 30 days of prompts sent to you through your email, filled with story, photos and some videos from myself and some of my friends who have been won over by the beauty of visioning
New prompts added, like the secret message cards that have become my new favorite!
Spirits of Joy, 30 days to creating your vision book
July 1st we begin.
"I am missing Hannah's daily emails, it had become part of my morning ritual. I would read them on my cell phone before getting out of bed every morning. Then lay here quietly reflecting on them before beginning anything else."
"I have had so many little insights into me & my joy. I appreciate you and the tribe more than I can say ~ Namaste ~ Love to all " ♥
"Hannah, this beautiful journey has grown through love. Your love, that you share with all of us."
"I have included reading my prompts and taking the time to process your beautiful words in my ritual. So inspiring and a lovely way with a cup of tea to start my day. Please don't let me miss the next program. Thank you for changing my mornings. xxx"
"It is my turn to thank you (and everyone) for the tasks and gracious love that is here in this tribe."
"Thank you, dear soul...this month has been life changing for me."
"I am a believer now. A believer of visioning."
There is a closed Facebook group just for those of you working through these 30 days. You can share pictures, thoughts, aha moments and see the daily journey of soulwork from others who are going through the days. Totally optional but a beautiful way to connect and share stories.
I've been visioning since I was young. As a highly-senstive child (who never knew that term) I had a brutal time dealing with my feelings. I felt overun by sensations and sadness and joy and every possible feeling you could have. One of the ways I learned to 'see' those feelings was to cut and paste. To go into a magazine and let the words and images talk to me.
Visioning is how I find center. It is how I allow myself to play into my dreams. It is how I manifest from a feeling into reality. It is a safe space to receive messages and words from the Universe through these magazines and let myself feel without fear that those feelings will consume or weaken me.
Each time I complete a new page I want to stare at it for hours, sometimes I make free pages and hang them on the wall.
Vision books help us write new stories, chapters and pages for our lives. We don't have to stay stuck or in fear. We can step into our light. Maybe it seems crazy that a little book full of magazine cut outs can help us heal and create beauty in our lives. A little crazy never hurt! Let's play...
Questions you might have::
Is this a journaling course? Nope, I've never been good at keeping a journal so I wouldn't be the one to guide you to that. But I do love prompts, writing exploration, vision board work and art books. I love cutting and pasting and exploring. This is about creativity and using our right brain to deepen our joy.
What if I'm not creative? What if? Hm, I think you might surprise yourself.
I've never been able to fully participate in long e-courses. What if I can't keep up? I don't keep up with the pace of others either. I do things at my own pace. You'll have all the emails that come to save and use for any time you'd like. Take your time, read the first 5, join in at the end. Whatever works for you. It is your 30 days.
Can I participate without keeping a book? Sure thing. Sometimes just being present to the thoughts and prompts is all you need. This is about you. Not me or them. What feels good to you? You can also create a vision board, a big huge poster of your thoughts and cut outs, a piece of art to hang on the wall. The beauty of creation is all yours.
What will I need? A blank book, I like this one, I love the gray and the kraft color, this one has a pocket to store your little cut outs for later and they come in many different sizes. Scissors, a glue stick and lots of magazines and old cards, quotes, etc will be needed. A little time and space that you can carve out for you. If you have kids have them be part of this, get them each a book so that if you are short on alone time, you can still do some visioning each day.
I have taken this course before, is it the same? Yes and no. It will follow many of the same prompts. My intuition always lets me know what needs to be added or changed. What I can say is that every time I go back into my book and do my prompts again, the new layers appear. I am amazed at how quickly I can manifest the feelings and the visions. And of course, each group that comes together provides the magic that a course never can on its own.