ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Making a Bagua Board

Updated on April 15, 2012
Heather's Life Board
Heather's Life Board

We often think we know what we want in our lives; but many of us do not take the time to sit down and write a clear focused directive or plan. We have ideas about what makes us happy like love, money, friendship. It’s important to specify to ourselves what love looks like to us, or how much money we really need, or what kinds of relationships will make us feel supported.

My niece recently completed an assignment in art class that reflects her past, present, future, and dreams (picture). This reminded me of a bagua board I made for myself that helped me over a time in my life where I had less direction. Further, the process of making the board helped me learn how to define my own desires and what truly makes me happy. Once the definitions became clearer, it became easier to direct my life. I still revisit this process on a regular basis to ensure I am making the right choices and am thinking positively.

Source

What is a bagua board?


It’s a visual aide to help you manifest your goals into reality. It’s comprised of 9 sections (see picture). You can start with something as small as a piece of paper, but I recommend a piece of poster board. The illustration provides the color association with each section.

Step 1: Create 9 squares.

If available, you can cut colored paper to match the 9 colors: purple, red, pink, green, yellow, white, blue, black, and silver. If not, you can use colored pencils or markers to outline each square.

Once the colored spaces are created, label each square. The illustration provides examples, but you can label them and fill them in specifically to meet your needs. For example, the 9 squares could be labeled: finance, self-esteem, love & friendship, family, health, creativity, self-improvement, work, travel.

Step 2: Fill each square to promote your life

Use glue, but if you want to change your board frequently, you can consider an adhesive that will allow you to move things around. I recommend keywords, quotes and pictures for each square. There are also herbs, gemstones, and symbols that are often associated with each area of life. The elements, numbers, and seasons are listed on the illustration below. Here are a few more suggestions:

  1. Blessings, Wealth, Finance: coins, bank account numbers, financial goals, list of things for which you are grateful
  2. Fame, Reputation, Social Life: list of community charity goals, church activity, list of personal achievements, degrees, group associations
  3. Love, Marriage, Relationships: list of attributes you are seeking in a partner or friends, information about friends or a partner
  4. Family: family crest, information about close family members with whom you wish to be close
  5. Health: exercise goals, weight loss goals, healing through diet goals, ailments that you wish healed
  6. Creativity, Children: information about kids, artistic goals and achievements
  7. Knowledge, Self-Cultivation: list of books to read, classes you are taking, new skill you wish to learn
  8. Career, Life Path: information about job, list dream jobs, list lifetime goals, bucket list
  9. Helpful People, Travel: recognize people who have helped you or inspire you, list all the places you wish to travel, types of travel you prefer.

Note: There are slight differences in what to include in each box, based on where you are finding your information as you can see from each of these illustrations. I suggest you do what feels right for you as you create your personal board. This can also be a fun and inspiring project to do with a small group of people.

Step 3: Display

Select a conspicuous location in which you will view and think about its contents every day. Using this format of self-direction can result in immediate changes. It can drive your mind to positive thinking and keep it there. It can be surprising to realize just how much control we can have in our lives with the right tools!

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • bborrello profile imageAUTHOR

      bborrello 

      6 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Welcome :-)

    • Parks McCants profile image

      Parks McCants 

      6 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

      I too like this idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • nochance profile image

      Chloe 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      This is so cool. I am definitely going to have to try this. I love art projects. It reminds me a lot of "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.

    • bborrello profile imageAUTHOR

      bborrello 

      6 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Kitty - glad you likes it. If you try it, let me know what you think.

    • kittythedreamer profile image

      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      I LOVE this idea! How crafty and powerful at the same time. I might have to try this out. :) Voted up and useful.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)