The third thought solution we’re gonna talk about is visualization. Probably the most talked about technique for manifestation, it’s greatly underused and even greatly misunderstood. We visualize every second of every day, whether we have our eyes closed and we create a new picture in our mind or we just look at the world and feed that image to our mind. Visualization is a powerful tool because it allows you to change the picture that you have playing over and over again in your subconscious mind.
Visualization comes in many shapes and sizes. Some people say that when they visualize, they see a vivid picture, with many details, almost as real as the world outside of us. Others may just have a blurry image that they sometimes even don’t register as visual in appearance. In any case, you need to know that if you can remember a scene from your birthday last year, you are visualizing.
What does visualization accomplish? Like meditation and affirmations, the purpose of visualization is to release your creativity, attract positive things in your life and condition yourself to act in a purposeful and productive way. Conscious visualization helps you get an image in your mind that will do the following things:
1) It notifies your subconscious mind of the end game
The subconscious mind is like a tape recorder, playing out things that have been recorded a long time ago. Whenever you activate a certain tape with your thoughts and emotions, your subconscious mind directs your actions toward the fulfillment of that tape’s agenda. You may be thinking that you’re poor and that internet marketing is hard, imagining or remembering situations in your mind where that has been the case. Guess what, your subconscious mind now has a goal that it has to move toward. Unintentionally, you move yourself toward the very thing that you don’t want. By consciously engaging the power of your subconscious mind with your positive visualization, you will start moving in the right direction.
2) It re-programs your subconscious mind
If you had to visualize every time that you wanted money, that would kind of suck, right? This is where the programming effect of visualization comes in. You have many different beliefs right now, some true, some false, some beneficial, some harmful. All of these beliefs govern the way your subconscious works and what your actions are. Each and every one of those beliefs got stuck in there either by repetition or by trauma, and most of them solidified in your experience.
The great thing about visualization is that it will re-program your beliefs, if applied in a consistent manner. It’s just a matter of being persistent enough until the negative belief gets squeezed out and gets replaced by a new, positive one.
3) It activates a vibration that corresponds with the image
If you hold an image in your mind, day after day, that image must manifest in your life eventually. It can come either by your direct action or by a “combination of outside conditions”. In whatever way it comes, it can only come when you resonate with the thing that you want. This means that either you have successfully replaced the old belief with a new positive image or there was no prior limiting belief holding you back, which will make the manifestation of your image fast and effortless.
The biggest obstacle that you will ever have in moving forward and creating something new in your life is constantly seeing what already is. You see what is and you create more of what is. Take 10 minutes every day and start seeing your life the way you want it to be. You’ll be glad you did. If you have trouble with visualizing, I recommend reading Shakti Gawain’s amazing book called Creative Visualization. It really helped me and gave me some amazing ideas on how to visualize.
Tomorrow, we move on to thought solution number four
See it the way you want it.
P.S. I will go into more detail on how I visualize in one of the next posts, so stay tuned