Visualization is the awesome decision to consciously focus on something un-manifest that we want in our life; then form and hold an image or idea of that something in our mind; and – as a result of our intention – see if become manifest it our everyday life. This something could be:
A successful business
A better looking body
Endless and limitless
The list is endless and limitless. Combining positive thinking with the laws of attraction will guarantee that you can always achieve success through visualization.
When we were younger we tended to focus more naturally on positive things – but as we grew up, our overall society – along with other authority figures (including religious) – convinced most of us that visualization was not possible. This de-training of something natural can make it harder for us to have the kind of faith necessary to believe in visualization. Do not be discouraged.
Negative thinking is the number one obstacle you will need to overcome. However diligent practice will always lead to success – and one success will undoubtedly convince you pretty quickly that you can achieve anything you can conceive.
The first step with visualization is to find something that you really, really desire. Half-hearted attempts will lead to half-hearted results – so you want to find something that really resonates with your Inner Self.
Second, you need to think in terms of specifics. For instance, if you want to visualize yourself retired, make sure you included a fantastic retirement package in your plans. Without that, the end-result could turn out to be 100% accurate but without that one “minor” forgotten detail. So you’ll retire … only to find that you don’t have enough to live on!
You will get what you want – so make sure you have every detail included in your visualization.
Down to basics
Here are some basic suggestions for practicing creative visualization in your life.
- Turn off all telephones, electronic devices, and other possible distractions.
- Find a comfortable place to sit.
- Close your eyes and imagine a piece of fruit or art work. Something that really appeals to your sense of site. Observe the object.
- Next imagine a lovely smell wafting into the room – perhaps from a bakery. Be aware of the smell as you view the object.
- Then notice that you hearing some music or other sound that really resonates with you and that inspires you. Hear it as you view your object and smell the aroma wafting into the room.
- In your imagination, reach out and touch the fruit or art work – all the while listening to the music, smelling the aromas, and hearing the sound you enjoy so much. Feel the textures as you touch the object.
- Finally, imagine reaching into your pocket and bringing out something you really enjoy tasting. This could be a stick of chewing gum, a favorite food, a piece of candy — or even the fruit you just visualized. What it is isn’t as important as that it’s something that truly engages your sense of taste and that you enjoy.
- Sit with these five sense sensations for a while and then return to your regular state.
- Gently open your eyes and breath — feeling your feel planted firmly on the ground.
This exercise can be repeated two or three times a week. You can do it exactly the same way, engaging only one sense at a time; alternating the order that you engage your senses; or by focusing on different objects.
Engage the senses
The important thing is that you’re engaging the senses with images that you truly enjoy.
After some time, when you feel that you’re ready, you’ll want to switch to a object or situation that you’d like to see occur. As you do the exercise, be sure to engage all the senses – and fill in as many details as you can. Feel both the sensory aspects of the situation as well as the positive, emotional aspects.
Don’t feel you have to confine yourself to one setting, either; you might want to try to see the scenario as it “plays out” from beginning to end. Other things that might help you focus on your desires would be:
- Making a list of your desires or goals
- Creating a collage or photo montage that depicts your hoped outcome
- Write out a narrative in the present tense that depicts your goal as if it has already taken place
Keep your intentions strong and your faith/belief high – and you can see your visualization come to fruition within a month’s time.
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