Learn how to visualize and life becomes a creative opportunity. Positive visualization can enliven our life purpose and neutralize our worries.
Actually almost everyone already knows how to visualize.
It is called worry. Worry is stressful.
When we worry, we actively visualize exactly, with great specificity and persistence what we don’t want to happen.
So now it is time to relax and harness the creative power of visualization to enliven our hopes, dreams, and life purpose.
Creative visualization is an amazing stress relief technique.
Stop whatever you are currently doing.
Close your eyes.
Take a few slow deep breaths ... take some more.
Settle down and relax deeply.
Allow yourself to come to a place of neutral.
Acknowledge that at least for this moment every thing is ok, exactly as it is.
Make sure it is something you really desire.
Be realistic. Make sure that it is a goal which you believe could actually happen.
Then allow yourself to believe your dream is possible.
Do this even if your logical mind does not know yet exactly how it could happen.
If necessary, pretend that your Fairy God Mother loves you and is paying attention.
Create a mental movie all about your desire.
(You will get better at this with a little practice.)
Engage all of your senses if you can.
See the colors.
Hear what is being said.
You may even be able to taste it and smell it.
But most of all, feel the happiness, or peace or fulfillment of the desire, as if it has already been sent in the mail to you. It has arrived.
Imagine it so tangibly that the experience feels real right now.
Surrender the desire and be at peace that God, (or your Fairy God
Mother) is taking care of the request according to whatever is truly in your best interest.
Feel that peace within you... it really is there... just look.
Repeat steps one through four many times each day.
This should not feel like a chore.
It should feel like a delightful adventure into wonderful possibilities.
Play with it.
Experiment with it.
We do this because it really is what we desire, (very important)
and because the mind learns from simple repetition.
And then… allow yourself to take the necessary actions and follow the opportunities which appear as your life unfolds.
Be willing to do your part.
As you do this you are reinforcing the visualization and allowing it become even more vivid.
The following paragraph is not required reading to learn how to visualize. It is only for those who are scientifically inclined.
There is a scientific understanding for how this process works.
It refers to a principle in quantum mechanics called the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
A simple explanation is that the observer has a profound impact on that which is being observed.
The act of observation can change what happens.
And this is true even though the observation is internal and mental.
(The quantum potential of the wave function is collapsed by the observation and eventually precipitates as form assuming that other surrounding circumstances allow.)
The conclusion in all of this from Napoleon Hill to quantum mechanics is that the mind is very powerful and what we put our attention on will tend to manifest. So learn how to visualize something wonderful. Put your attention on what you really intend. Then take action to follow through.
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Gitomer, Jeffrey. 2009. "The Power of Personal Development." http://www.successmagazine.com/The-Power-of-Personal-Development/PARAMS/article/134/channel/19