As a fellow blogger describes it:
If you haven't heard of Vision Mapping, the idea is simple. You go through a stack of magazines and cut out any pictures or words that appeal to you, without overanalyzing why you have chosen the things you did. The next step is to use those pictures to make a "map" of your future, or to answer a specific question. So, you could make a map thinking about "Where do I want to be in 2 years?", or "how can I make my job more rewarding?"
The most interesting part of Vision Mapping is that once you have committed your ideas to paper they have a knack of coming to fruition. Perhaps it's magic, or perhaps you subconsciously make these things happen after visualizing them. (from the "yogagarden" blog.)
OK, I thought to myself, I wonder if it works for flamenco. So I put my own vision map together. Rather than going through a magazine, I searched my own photo albums as well as google images for shots of flamenco classes, performances as well as Spain. I included personal details, too, such as meeting great people, enjoying the magic of Spain, building my flamenco wardrobe and CHURROS!!!!!!!!!!!!! As you can see, I mounted everything on red poster board and hung it in my room.
The map has been "marinating" there for a few months. It's been great - if I have a bad day I go stand in front of it and picture myself there in those situations represented on the map. It feels good down to the core and helps me see, if even momentarily, the bigger picture - the fullness of life.
So I wonder if it's any coincidence that yesterday I registered for a cursillo in Jerez, booked my flight and confirmed with 2 dear friends (whom I met the last time I was in Spain) that we will all be in Jerez at the same time! I'll be going over with another dear friend, sharing a room, taking classes, vacationing, shopping, and yes - I'm sure there will be churros....;)
I'll keep you posted.....until then, keep dreaming.