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9 Steps to Making your own Treasure Map

17 Oct

 

A treasure map, or vision board, is a colorful blueprint of your dreams and goals. It’s one of the tools of spiritual alchemy, which is a way to manifest an abundance of good things in your life.

The world makes way for a man who knows where he is going. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s a fun activity which is very worth your while, so here’s a step by step guide of how to make a treasure map.

1. Plan Your Treasure Map.

Make a list of your dreams and goals. The list can include spirituality, finances, career, family, children, relationships, education, health, travel and hobbies. Groups of people can also create treasure maps focusing on a joint venture at work or home. Don’t limit yourself, think of your highest aspirations. Also strike a balance, think hard about what you really need.

2. Allow God to Inspire and Guide You

You may like to meditate on your choices, it’s up to you. Think about your priorities. You may want to use treasure mapping to become financially successful, but remember to include other things like spiritual fulfillment.

Money or happiness; which is more valuable?…If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. ~ Lao Tzu

3. Collect Pictures

Look though catalogs, magazines and the internet. Print and cut out pictures of what you want. If you can’t find something in the color/size/make you want, you could draw it. The imagination engages best with color.

4. Write Positive Statements

Write some positive spiritual affirmations or statements. Write in the present tense (as if you already own or do something) or state dates when you want the things accomplished by. If you need money, you could write a check out to yourself for the exact amount you need.

5. Decide on the Size

Decide what size you would like your vision board to be. Make sure it doesn’t look cluttered so it’s not difficult for you to focus on the individual pictures.

You may decide to make a few smaller ‘themed’ treasure maps. If it’s a personal one, make sure no-one else sees it, or at least no-one who is likely to be critical and block the energy flow. It’s best if you can easily cover it or put it away somewhere when you’re not looking at it.

You might like to place the pictures on a piece of card/posterboard in a pastel or gold color, in a scrapbook or make a slideshow as your screen saver on your computer.

6. Arrange and Fix

Arrange your pictures and statements and stick them down.

Vision boards are ever-changing resources! Whether you receive what you asked for or you refine your desires, you’re going to want to shake it up every now and then. You may like to use blue-tac/white tack, drawing pins or small amounts of glue stick so it’s all adjustable.

7. Placement on the Map

Put your map in a place that you can easily see when you rise in the morning and go to bed at night. Have a good look at it at least twice a day and read your affirmations out loud if you can. Visualize holding, having, doing and living with what you’ve pictured as if you have it or it’s happened now.

8. Give and Take

As with everything, there’s got to be give as well as take. This can involve devotions, or service done with your whole heart.

It’s also good to write a letter to God or your favorite spiritual guide, thanking them for what you already have, apologizing for things you wish you hadn’t done, promising to give devotions or service (be realistic) and asking specifically for what you would like and when. I always ask for it to be adjusted to the will of God because He can see the big picture of my life and the lives it will affect. Then burn the letter while asking the angels to take your message to God.

9. Believe

Believe it will happen and keep your faith. Wait for it. Also keep an open mind about how it’s going to manifest – expect the unexpected. Faith is the building block for any spiritual alchemy.

I hope you have fun experimenting with your own treasure map. I know I do!

For more reading material on this and other spiritual alchemy techniques, I recommend the pocket guide by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Creative Abundance: Keys To Spiritual And Material Prosperity. It’s got lots of practical and effective tips you can use.

Explore new ways to overcome hidden blocks to your prosperity.

Its sensible step-by-step techniques—including treasure mapping, principles of feng shui, meditations, visualizations and affirmations—show how to live a full and prosperous life. —Bodhi Tree Book Review

Here a few more tips to working with the Ascended Masters on your treasure map.

Plan your treasure map before you create It. First, make a list of the dreams you want to see come true in each area of your life. Your list can cover career, finances, family, children, education, health, home, relationships, spirituality, travel and hobbies.

  • Allow God to Inspire and guide you. Ask your I AM Presence and Holy Christ Self to show you which of your desires are God’s desires for you. Then refine your ideas. Once you are certain about what you need, you are ready to construct your treasure map.
  • Use green paper. Treasure maps can be any color you want but they work partic­ularly well when you use green paper or card stock, since this color immediately connects you with the green ray’s energy of abundance and precipitation.
  • Make your treasure map large or small. Your map can be big enough to post on a wall or door, or small enough to fit in a notebook or scrapbook.
  • Make one or more maps. You can picture several goals on one map or create more than one, each dedicated to a different need. Divide your map or scrapbook into sections for each area of your life. Then choose images and statements that show exactly what you want to accomplish in that area.
  • Be precise when selecting images and statements for your map. Show and tell exactly what you want. including size, dimension, color, location and target date.
  • Always picture something better than the best of what you are experiencing now. You always want to be reaching for something higher.
  • Use colored images on your map. The imagination responds well to color. Include pictures of your favorite ascended masters to remind you that they are helping you accomplish your goals.
  • Accompany your Images with words and affirmations describing your needs.
  • Keep your treasure map uncluttered.
  • Include what you will offer to God In return for the blessings you are requesting.
  • Keep your map private. It is better not to share it with others.
  • Meditate on your map at least twice a day. Put It in a place where there is positive and uplifting energy, and it can readily be seen. If you think others might Interfere with your alchemical precipitation, move the map out of sight when you are not alone. Look at it in particular before you go to sleep so your subconscious mind will work on the realization of your desires for an uninterrupted period of time.
  • Ask God to fulfill your requests according to his will.
  • Update your map as needed.

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Treasure Mapping: Practical Spiritual Tools for Abundance

22 Sep

What is a Treasure Map?

Treasure maps can take any form that appeals to you. It is your own individual letter to God A treasure map is a prayer in pictures. You can use it to catch your favorite dreams, shape them into tangi­ble goals and launch them into reality. Put another way, a treasure map is a blueprint of the spiritual and material abundance you want to create in your life. Like all good maps, it provides direction and helps you stay focused on your destination.

So don’t limit your imagination, for it is the Universal Source of abundance upon which you will be drawing to fulfill your needs. God is not limited—only our human sense of limitation hinders us.

We need to clear our mind of the thought that it may be nonsense to just paste together a pretty picture. Far from it. This is serious participation with God as our partner.

Treasure maps can take any form that appeals to you. It is your own individual letter to God. Maps can be any shape or size that appeals to your imagination, or you may prefer a scrapbook as more private if you have personal goals. How­ever simple or elaborate you make your map, it is a focus for concentration on your goals, subject to the will of God.

Building your Treasure Map

1. Begin with a large piece of poster board. Green or gold would be excellent if you are concentrating on finances; pink reminds us of divine love if you are working mainly on family matters; blue is symbolic of the power and will of God if you are still uncertain as to your complete divine plan. Use colored pictures rather than black and white, since the imagination responds more quickly to color.

2. Place a picture in the center of your map that represents the Alchemy of Precipitation to you the source of your good—a picture of Jesus, a church, an ascended master—whatever will remind you that God is the one and only place where you should look for your supply. I like to put in the center of my map the picture of Jesus as the good shepherd.

This always brings a graphic reminder to me that “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Your map always needs words—I AM affirmations, Bible verses, quotations which have a special meaning to you. Be sure to include statements of gratitude for blessings you expect to receive.

If yours is a financial map, be sure to put some money and financial figures on it. Place If yours is a financial map, be sure to put some money and financial figures on it...checks made out to you for specific amounts you will need for a certain goal. Paste play money in large amounts or gold coins on your map—anything that will force your imagination to realize that you can win and that with God all things are possible.

3. You may make a map for only one phase of your life or make it all-inclusive of your desires. It is best, however, not to clutter it with too many pictures, affirmations, etc. Make several maps if you are concentrating on various phases of your life. Sometimes a notebook works better, devoting one page to each separate goal. Another way is to make a large map and section off the various quadrants of your life.

4. Be specific when placing pictures and statements on your map. Give amount, size, dimension, color, location, time­lines, etc., for your desires. Don’t forget to state by what date you want your dreams to be realized. The angels who will help bring your desires to pass need to be given specific and detailed instructions of the picture you are holding in your mind. Keep your consciousness tuned to the positive. There is absolutely nothing magical about being able to get the things you visualize, if it be the will of God. It is a law that what man imagines he can do, he can do.

5. To start the flow, place a statement about giving and receiving. What are you willing to give to God in return for his blessings? If we stop giving of ourselves, we will dam up the flow of God’s abundance and stagnate, as does a river that has no outlet, only an inlet.

6. Dedicate your treasure map to God. I remember, when I was first beginning my study of abundance and trying to bring prosperity into my life, that I was a little concerned when I first heard about treasure mapping. It seemed to me that I was trying to tell God what to do. (This was before I met Mark and Elizabeth Prophet and the ascended masters.) So concerned was I that I phoned Silent Unity, the prayer group of Unity, and told them of my concern. “Maybe God has something better for me in mind than what I am asking. How do I know that I’m not short-circuiting my goal by mak­ing a treasure map?”

The minister thought a moment and answered, “Would it make you feel any better if you placed a statement at the bottom of your map, ‘This or something better, Father, thy divine good will be done.'” That was the answer I had been looking for—the missing link, as it were, to treasure mapping. Since that day I have always included that one sentence at the bottom of my map.

7. There is a motto of the Great White Brotherhood: “To know, to dare, to do and to be silent.” The importance of keeping your alchemy and your visualization sealed cannot be overstated. Unless your map is one for a group or an organiza­tion, keep it private where only you can see it. If you confide your goals to someone, they may become jealous or envious and project all sorts of negative thoughts to you that can destroy your alchemy. You have entered upon a secret, private partnership between you and God.

Ascended Master Saint GermainSaint Germain, in his steps to precipitation, stresses the importance of privacy when he says, “Tell no man!” Do not show your map to others or discuss it with them except when several of you are working together for a common goal. Don’t put it in a place where someone who is cynical about your plans will be able to view it.

8. Spend some time each day quietly meditating upon your map. Concentration hastens the creation into manifestation. As I said before, early in the morning and just before you go to bed are excellent times when your consciousness is receptive. Repetition is important to convince your subconscious mind to be your ally in your project.

9. Do not try to decide how your desires are going to come into manifestation. That is the role that your I AM Presence fulfills—this is God’s part of the equation. Just consciously turn your requests over to God and wait in full faith that the desired outcome will be forthcoming according to his will. It is up to God to decide how and when your desires will be fulfilled.

10. You should constantly be picturing something better than the best of what you are experiencing now. The power of the imagination is always at work—either constructively or destructively. It is up to you how you decide to use this divine gift. You may think that your life at present is satisfactory and see no reason to make a treasure map. But regardless of what your present life is like, there is always hope for increased health, wealth and happiness if you follow faithfully the rules of divine alchemy.

11. Update your map as needed and as situations change. Even if you don’t have time today to paste together a whole treasure map, at least you can get a bulletin board or some sort of board where you can tack things. When you find the right images, tack them on the board and then eventually organize them into your complete treasure map.

12. And finally—patience! God’s time is not man’s time! Just give thanks for what you already have and know that at the proper time your desires may appear quite suddenly, perhaps when you least expect it, if you have turned your requests over to God and asked him to fufill them according to his will.

Continue your violet flame mantras and affirmations to transmute karma that may be coming up at the moment and blocking your precipitation.

What is Prosperity?

Prosperity is not only money—in your pocket, in the bank, in your stock portfolio and CDs. True prosperity is the sense of abundance, the sense that you have the right to live an abundant life. That you are a child of a wealthy Father and Mother who love you and want to give you all their riches.

Prosperity is your true inheritance. It is health, wealth, happiness, joy, peace, faith, hope, wisdom, being in tune with the flow of the universe and able to accept the abundance of God. And now, as the golden age of Aquarius dawns, it is time to claim your own prosperity.

(Excerpts taken from Secrets of Prosperity: Abundance in the 21st Century by Annice Booth, based on the teachings of Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, and Creative Abundance: Keys to Spiritual and Material Prosperity by Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Mark L. Prophet.)