Dreamboarding: Manifesting Dreams into Reality

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This week I would like to introduce you to Suzie Ridler, the beautiful muse who caught the idea of Dreamboarding and cast it out into the world.

Dreamboarding is a way of capturing your deepest hopes and offering them up to the Universe in physical form. Suzie hosts a Dreamboard round up every month for the Full Moon. This month I made my very first Dreamboard, "I Was Meant for the Stage." I found it to be empowering, comforting, and celebrative-- in fact, it felt a little bit like passing around a snapshot of your sonogram.

What Suzie is encouraging is so powerful, and I think we should do what we can to get more women (and men) manifesting dreams into reality. So to get that rolling along, here's a short-and-sweet interview with Suzie to let you in on the Dreamboarding secret.

So Suzie, tell us, what is the basic idea behind a Dreamboard?

You put together words, images...pretty much anything that represents your dream together in one place to tell the universe, "I want that!"

It's really that simple? And it works?! Will you tell us about what one of your Dreamboards manifested into your life?

My first Dreamboard was for an "adventure mobile". My husband and I had been in an accident in February and really wanted a car that could handle the weather in our new home and keep us safe, but we didn't have a lot of money. Just over a month later we found our car, a little more than I had asked for but thousands less than anywhere else.

As a newcomer to Dreamboarding, can you tell me if there are any essential beliefs or attitudes one should bring to the Dreamboard practice?

You don't have to believe it magic. You just gotta try. I am a huge skeptic and am continuously amazed that asking for what you want works. Be open to the process and see what happens.

When I look at the Dreamboard slide shows from past Full Moons, there is real beauty there in color, texture, and form. What are your favorite supplies and techniques for making Dreamboards?

This month I incorporated natural elements for prosperity: flax seeds and poppy seeds. I also added coins, very powerful coins. They were my grandmother's. I like working more with things that are natural but anything will work as long as they mean something to you.

What you do on your blog with Dreamboards is so inspiring! Can you let us in on some of the bloggers who inspire you? 

Oh definitely my sisters! I wouldn't be who I am without them. They are such amazing women. Jamie hosts Wishcasting and also blogs at Starshyne. Shannon writes at Movie Moxie.

You can find Suzie at Suzie's Sacred Space, but don't stop there! Be sure to explore some friends who Dreamboard with her, such as Magical Muse, Bringing Up Salamanders, and Words from a Bohemian Single Mom.

Does the Dreamboard concept catch your fancy? Why not make a gentle contract with yourself to Dreamboard by the next Full Moon (August 16th)? Drop your name in the comments to tell us what your dreaming of Dreamboarding about next month.

Rachelle Mee-Chapman blogs as Magpie Girl. She'll send you helpful links and updates if you follower her on Twitter. Thank you for reading!

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