I am diving into a much-needed new mindmap this week, so I thought I’d create a tutorial during my process!
Tutorial so far:
PART 2 OF 7: The Big Vision
You may recall my journey with mindmaps using:
Right-brain entrepreneur Jennifer Lee is a certified coach, writer, artist, yogini, and the founder of Artizen Coaching. Before pursuing her own passions full-time, she consulted for ten years for companies such as Accenture, Gap, Sony, and HP, helping leaders and organizations manage change. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and her website is www.rightbrainbusinessplan.com. source
Utilizing Jennifer Lee’s BIG-VISION VISUALIZATION SCRIPT, I encourage you to write about your ideal future, to think big, to see abundance and success in work, in relationships, in spirit.
Personally, I find it very empowering to write about an abundant future. It’s an ENLIGHTENING experience and a good anxiety-decreaser during those familiar dark and anxious times.
It is also fun to compare the big vision entries over time. For example two of my entries two years apart:
Despite my default setting of envisioning myself in a magical little cottage down by a little lake, what do I actually envision for myself when I really concentrate? My stream of consciousness writing shows:
- a beautiful workspace
- intimate corners
- cozy couches and blankets
- a library of books
- airy and sunny
- hardwood floors
- garden, outdoor patio
- kitchen, open space
- coffee and fresh pie smells and fresh fruit
- the pets
- easy to have visitors and family over
- but also private
- a place to store my art
- more income than expenses
- time for me
- time to enjoy
- ease of mind
- mortgage fully paid
- lots of savings
- blissful and at peace
- the smell of fresh basil
- flowers in vases
- online presence
- ease of blogging and lots of followers
- my art has a distinct vision and people are responding with ease and delight
- I keep pushing the envelope and make new groundbreaking work
- I have time to craft and explore new ways of manipulating art
- there is an ease to waking up in the AM with a sense of acceptance and accomplishment
- my books are best sellers and I mainly work on my own art which the world is hungry for
You now stand fully naked, fully present, fully you. Gone are the shackles that pulled you downwards into self-doubting, crippling anxiety. No longer do you hesitate before expressing. But most importantly, no longer do you collapse in shame and doubt after you expressed yourself.
Speaking your truth used to cause you to feel like you were choking on amniotic fluid. Felt like it came at a price.
Now you can breathe in and breathe out with open mouth, open nostrils, open sinuses, open throat, open heart, open eyes, open mind without fear.
You release your truth, your art, your work onto and into the world and receive back the conversations/communications with an open and fearless heart- a heart that is ready to dialogue.
Your work used to require boundaries. Your life used to comprise of self-imposed boundaries to protect your heart from rejection and loss. But now you are boundless. And so the work you have built on awakening creative expression in others- a gift you truly were born with and have worked so tirelessly to deliver- takes on a new level on a global scale. You are not in need of accolades. You are simply expressing, thereby allowing others to feel the same freedom. It need no longer be frontline work (in person), it is a new principle and way of living.
You have taken all the heartache, all the joy, all the blood and guts of life and built a mission and vision that has created true abundance.
You will never be anxiety-free and you will never not have heart-shattering challenges, but you now have a giant delicious toolbox with which to meet those challenges and easily process, die into them and rebirth from them. You are truly living with ease.
All is as it should be.
I find the BIG VISION process a cleansing experience. It is the opposite of processing the now or the processing of yesterday. It is a way to ease the heart and soften the belly.
You will find that mindmaps are a way to envision and put into practice your intention. This intention is thereby transformed into fruition. The process is not just an idealistic visualization but an actualization.
Part 3: stream of consciousness mapping