Suggested Practice: Visualization

"I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals."

~ Harvey Mackay

 

What do you really want your life to be like? How will you feel when you get to that point? What are all of the little things that will make your life exactly as you wish it to be?

If you are able to answer theses questions, then you have a good start on the practice of visualization. There is no great secret as to how to visualize, and all of us have the ability.

I used to think that I could not visualize…you see, I cannot see pictures in my mind, at least most of the time. I was always told to see what I wanted on a big screen in my mind, and so, I felt that I could not do it. From what information I have been able to find, there are about 5% to 10% of people who cannot see pictures in their minds, but that does not exclude us from visualizing.

Visualization is the ability to imagine something that does not, at this time, exist…at least where the visualizer can see it. It is a practice that is suggested to help get clear about what you want, as well as a practice that will help move you toward the exact thing you are visualizing by bringing your vibration into alignment with your target. This allows the Universe to bring it to you.

If visualization is just imagining, then I can do it, even without seeing it in my mind. I have always had a good imagination. I have been able to think of things clearly, and I have been able to feel the emotions that these things might bring…and so, I can visualize with the best of them.

Here is how I suggest that you practice this simple, yet effective process.

First, find a place where you won’t be disturbed for 10 minutes or so…that means eliminating the things that might distract you, like your phone or any type of communication devices. Let your friends and family know that you do not wish to be disturbed for 10 minutes.

Now get yourself comfortable. It doesn’t matter if you lie down, sit in a chair, or sit on the floor, as long as you are comfortable.

Close your eyes. Relax. Breathe deeply, and let yourself sink deeper into a relaxed state. You can use any method you would like to relax, as long as you get there.

Now imagine (in whatever way you find most effective for you) what you want. Imagine it in great detail. Try to involve as many of your senses as you can. Feel, taste, smell, touch what it is the you want. If you are imagining your perfect life, imagine how you will feel inside as you experience it. Imagine how a typical day would go…in the greatest of detail. Feel the emotions. Revel in the having of your desire.

Make the scene as real as you can. Experience it first hand…not just by watching yourself live the life, but experience it as you are living it first hand.

Keep at it. Keep refining it. Practice this for 5 to 10 minutes, once per day. That’s all that you need. When you finish your visualization, bring yourself back to full awareness of your life, but know that what you have visualized is coming to you.

That’s it. There is no more secret to it than that. Visualization is a very calming practice; it is a sort of meditation. Relax, imagine, know it is coming. No further steps.

I invite you to share your visualization experiences with our members. Don’t be shy. Let us know how it is going. If you have practiced effective techniques for visualization in the past, share them in the comments below. We’re listening.

"Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose."

~ Bo Bennett

 

 



 

 


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Suggested Practice: Visualization — 2 Comments

  1. Well written post. That is so interesting about some people not being able to see images in their mind’s eye, and how wonderful that you have found your own approach to visualizing. I am a very visual person, so I have always “pictured” things in my mind’s eye – it’s just how my brain works. Thanks for sharing your ideas on this.

    • Thanks so much for your comments, Carina.

      I do realize that I am in the minority with not being able to “see” what I am thinking about. I used to think there was something wrong with me, but now I know that is not the case.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Keep reading, and keep sharing.

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