Visualization is not something new, mysterious, or something that we even need to invest time and effort into learning. Because the truth is that we all engage in visualization techniques each and every day. Visualization is just using our imagination to form mental pictures of what we are thinking about. And because our minds are designed to be active, we are ALWAYS thinking about stuff.
When we are not consciously thinking about what we are doing, often our minds are wandering and daydreaming about other stuff….. we are imagining different scenarios and replaying memories from our past as well as thinking about our current problems. This can be considered visualization…. However, it’s not all good!
What we repetitively think about is what we attract into our lives. Therefore, if we are casually thinking about our problems often throughout the day, we will, through The Law of Attraction, manifest more similar stuff into our lives. This results in our lives continuing pretty much the same as they are now.
To be a useful tool for personal development and to improve our future lives, our visualizations and imaginations need to be focused on the positive outcomes we wish to achieve. If we can focus the enormous power of our minds on ‘a better life’ then WE CAN create this better reality for ourselves.
Deliberate focus when creatively visualizing is the key to manifesting our desires.
To make visualizations work for us we have to become conscious creators instead of wishful dreamers. The difference between the two determines whether we will be able to PURPOSEFULLY CREATE the life of our dreams….. or not! Scattered thoughts create a reality that is seemingly beyond our control. Whereas focus thoughts give us the power to act appropriately at all times towards achieving our goals.
Visualization, imagination, affirmations, meditations, and mindfulness, are all practices that can actively change our beliefs about ourselves and about life. They work because they allow us to focus the energy of our minds into singular directions or towards specific desired outcomes.
Just imagine….. instead of thinking about, worrying about, and organizing hundreds of different things each day, if you could narrow your focus down to just a few things. How intense would that be? How much would your motivation levels improve to set about achieving those few things, and how powerful would your vibrational attraction around those few things become?
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker
Visualization is one of many options for positive self-change, but not necessarily the best option for everyone
We don’t all learn the same way, and this is why it is good to have a variety of ‘tools’ available in our toolbox to help us achieve goals. Visualization is easier for some people as their minds learn best visually. Others, like me, learn best kinaesthetically (tactile- by doing things), and yet others are auditory learners (they listen and speak to learn.)
Even though we are not all visually orientated learners, the benefits of a conscious visualization practice are available to all of us. This is because the desired results (attracting what we want into our lives) are achieved as a result of the ‘feelings’ (the vibrations) we generate when focusing on our desired outcomes, regardless of the techniques we use to get there.
Therefore, ‘how we are feeling’ is the most important aspect that we should be focusing on.
However, if the ability to ‘picture’ things inside your mind is something you want to be able to do, we can develop and achieve this skill with practice. The good news is, that as we develop the abilities of our minds to focus through any method, we will also develop the ability to use other tools that help us learn better and faster than we could before. So, NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR PRACTICE AS IT IS ALL BENEFICIAL!
What is the number one mistake people make when visualizing
The issue many of us have around visualizations is that while we are always achieving results, (because ALL thought energy is always attracting matching results) they typically are not ‘desired results.’ This happens when the VAST creative power of our minds is tuned into imagining, dreaming, and visualizing, about situations and outcomes that we do not want instead of focusing solely on the outcomes we do want!
“OUR LIVES ARE OUR CREATION…..AND IF WE UNDERSTAND THIS, WE HAVE THE KEY TO MANIFESTING THE DREAM LIVES THAT WE DESIRE FOR OURSELVES!”
Why do we do this? Why do we think more about our problems, our fears, and stuff that is basically none of our business rather than the stuff we do want? Interestingly and unfortunately, it seems that the majority of people have minds that are wired with a ‘negative bias.’ We have been programmed to be pessimistic!
Psychologists tell us that for up to 90 to 95% of each day we are not consciously aware of our thoughts. Instead, our minds are re-running our subconscious mind programs by default and we are therefore attracting conditions, events, and people, into our lives that match the vibrations of these often ‘un-helpful’ programs. They also believe that up to 60% of these programs wired into our brains are negatively biased.
I have written several articles on this before, so for more information as to why we default to our subconscious programs, and why the programs contain a lot of negative beliefs, check out these articles.
Can creative visualization help me overcome my negative subconscious programs?
Yes, absolutely, for sure, guaranteed 100%
If you are ever unsure what you have been thinking about just check-in and notice how you are feeling. Because we can always tell what kind of thoughts we have been thinking, even if we are not consciously aware of what has been going on within our minds, because of the way we are feeling. Thoughts of loneliness make us feel lonely, thoughts of sickness make us
feel unwell, thoughts of confidence make us feel confident………
Telling stories (thinking and talking) about shortage, fear, pain, and lack, only continue to contradict our desire for abundance, health, and a happy life. It’s simply impossible to focus on what we don’t want and to receive that which we want! However, because our mind programs are just that….. programs, the solution is to change the programs so that we can achieve better lives for ourselves.
Like a computer, we can install new programs that reflect the outcomes we desire to become our future reality. Telling a better-feeling story, by visualizing and imagining the outcomes we want so much that we ‘FEEL IT DEEPLY WITHIN OUR BONES,’
will bring about better results!
We do this by using whatever excuse we can to change our vibration to match with what we wish to manifest in our lives. The objects and circumstances will then be drawn to us, not because we are somehow deserving of it or have earned it, but because it is a natural consequence of The Law of Attraction.
Visualization can be a ten-minute practice, or so much more!
How much do you want your average daily experience to improve?
And how quickly do you want to see beneficial desired results in your lives?
Every possible improvement that we desire in our lives can be achieved. And all improvements must begin by CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSING THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT WE DO WANT.
These thoughts can only ever create appropriate good feeling vibrations within us. Then the universal mind, through The Law of Attraction, must deliver circumstances, events, and people into our lives that match our good feelings. Then we end up getting the good stuff that matches our good feelings!
Because of this, we should always make it our intention to try and find the ‘best feeling’ aspects of whatever it is that we need to give our attention to….. at all times. Sure, there are some things in our daily lives that we would rather not be doing. We all get that at times. However, if we can spin our story, and visualize positive outcomes at all times, our lives will become one of increasingly good feeling aspects and will be forever improved.
I suggest that you begin by setting some time aside each day, say ten minutes initially, and committing to seriously focusing upon the life you wish to be living in the future. During this time, you DO NOT think about the reality of the present moment at all. You only think about how good it is that you are NOW living the life of your dreams…… your main focus has to be on HOW GOOD YOU ARE FEELING while living that life!
Creative visualization works because the reality is that we don’t need to have something to attract it. I.e. we can be poor and still attract money to us.…. but ONLY IF WE GIVE UP ‘FEELING POOR.’
However, it’s not easy to ignore our present reality to focus on a better one. But it can be done and it becomes easier with practice.
To improve our lives, we have to find ways of improving the way we feel concerning the subjects we wish to improve on, right here and right now, from where we currently are standing.
“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”
We can do this by softening our focus on the issues in our lives that we are unhappy with or don’t want. Then we can begin to change our story/thoughts on these subjects so that they become positive and lead us in the direction of what we want (instead of what we have.) This directly affects change in our vibration and therefore what we begin attracting into our lives improves proportionally.
To get the best results, we must be very clear and focused on what we want. So, ask yourself, what future circumstances will give me the FEELINGS of satisfaction and fulfillment that I most desire? Then visualize it, imagine, it, picture it, and feel it deeply! Keep the feeling of it alive for as long as possible, and then repeat, repeat, and repeat until that ‘future good feeling’ becomes part of your present reality.
Live it, breathe it, and make it a part of your waking experience as much as you possibly can, and in no time aspects of your desired future will begin showing up in your current reality. When they do, acknowledge them with appreciation and gratitude to ensure that the good feeling manifestations continue to make them part of your new current reality….. and life becomes the dreams that you have.
The energy of your new desires creates momentum for change and this will be reflected in new positive actions by you. You will become bolder, more confident, and more active in pursuing stuff that attracts your desired life into your experience. It’s all positive, all good, and all for your benefit.
Life is not a competition- Lighten up, go easy on yourselves, and enjoy more of the moments
Change takes time and the duration of time is dependent on the momentum of energy you are able to build up. This is why I don’t recommend just sitting in visualization for ten minutes a day. If you truly want something, it has to become a vital part of you. You have to think about it, visualize it, imagine it, dream about it, and feel it as if it is already yours ALL THE TIME. Then and only then is it guaranteed to quickly become part of your real-life experience.
So, become a vibrational match to that which you truly want and breathe in life’s energies as if you already have it……. and remember that life is a journey! This means that it is not the achieving of our desires that is the most important aspect, but the learning and experience that we gain along the way….. every little step that we took that got us to where we are now….. and then all of these steps are just a springboard to new desires, new goals and new dreams that we will give birth to ON THIS JOURNEY that is our lives.
“Since nothing matters to you other than your personal alignment with your individual goals or desires, then that is where our work is. We are not here to debate the rightness or the wrongness of what you, or anyone, chooses. We are not taking sides, for or against, anything. We are here to help you understand that your life can be as wonderful or as horrible as you allow it to be. It all depends upon the thoughts that you practice. And therein lies the basis of anyone’s success: How much do I practice thoughts that bring me joy, and how much do I practice thoughts that bring me pain?” – Abraham Hicks
Shared with love and respect for all souls enjoying the game of life!