How to Visualise
So, you like many others are having problems with visualising or worse still you refuse to believe you can visualise at all.
How about if I ask you to visualise the front door to your home, I bet you can tell me the colour and design. What about the man/women of your dreams, can you picture them? Can you describe to me what Santa Claus looks like? I am betting the answer to these questions is ‘Yes’. This is achieved, whether you like to believe it or not, by visually seeing these things with your mind. Yes, these pictures may not be as clear as your eye sight.
In this exercise we are going to try and make your visualisations unbelievably clear and in the process actually learn to enjoy the act of visualisation. Hard to believe that we would not like to visualise pleasurable things, but believe it or not the majority of people would rather go to the dentist than have to put a bit of effort into thinking.
When you first start doing visualisation, do it somewhere quiet where you have a bit of time. Later when you become proficient, you should be able to visualise anywhere and everywhere – this is the ultimate goal. However for the first couple of weeks I want you to run through the following exercise in peace and quiet:
Go through some things you are grateful for: anything and everything. This visualisation exercise is performed better, when starting from the place of your heart, and there is no better way of getting there than with thoughts of gratitude.
Sit quiet and stop the chattering in the mind, while you’re trying to do this I want you to chant the words ‘I am,’ either under your breath or out loud, this really depends where you are. I like to do this exercise when I am on my own and I like to physically chant the words out.
You should be concentrating on your breathing, while chanting the words ‘I am.’ Do not chant the words ‘I am Wendy’ or ‘I am Andrew,’ just the words ‘I am.’ Chanting your own name brings with it your history. What we are aiming for here, is for your mind to be totally in the here and now, and the possibility and opportunity that lie within this moment.
Hopefully by now you are relaxed and peaceful, with your mind a blank canvass.
I want you to now try and visualise something that is powerful to you, most people would find it easy to visualise themselves with their perfect mate, in a lovely location, maybe even getting intimate. Think hard! What is one of the most enjoyable experiences, that is personal to you – Stay with this image for a while.
For arguments sake, let us say your favourite visualisation is yourself on a beach with your ideal mate. What we want to do here is integrate one of your goals or something you really want, while you are having your lovely visualisation. So, if one of your goals is to own a Ferrari or really nice car, you should try and integrate this car into your current visualisation. So in this case you might decide to leave the beach and hop into the Ferrari with you partner.
Really get into the scene: hear, smell, taste and touch. You can even move your hands while driving the car. Feel the wind in your hair, see the smile on your partners face while you drive. Enjoy your moment of gratification and feel the emotion of it.
Some people are better at visualising than others; however, everybody and I mean everybody has the power to visualise and become proficient, at doing it, in the process.
Go to the exercise with a ‘can do’ attitude and really blank out any preconceived ideas about your ability visualise properly.
If you are into meditation and you prefer to chant the word ‘om’ or ‘aum’ instead of ‘I am,’ then that is fine. They are very similar in tone and are excellent ways to slow down the breathing.
Note: Worth chanting these words during any moments of anxiety in your life – it can really help.
No apologies for the O word:
There are people that practice the art of meditation and visulisation, who can guide themselves to orgasm, without physically doing a thing. It is also common for people to reach orgasm in dreams.
This is a perfect example of just how potent and powerful the mind can be. Our bodies might look like a solid mass of physicalness, but in fact, at the very core of every cell in our bodies, are atoms – pure energy. If we, therefore, guide this energy correctly, we can attract the very things we need and desire, and just about anything we wish.
Another valid point this raises, is that the mind cannot tell the difference between visualisation and reality.
Which brings us nicely on to another benefit of visualisation, which we will get to – eventually:
If you cannot move forward with your life because you require that certain thing, be it a job or partner, then you will more than likely never get the thing you are craving. Needing something, is an act of constriction, the universe will not manifest and bring you anything in this state.
You need to be in a place of feeling gratitude for all things, live life with a happy heart, show appreciation for everything that is good in your life, and start living now. You cannot live in a mind that won’t be happy until it has everything it wants; you have to be happy and content right in this moment. The universe responds, in a big way, to gratitude and appreciation, these acts alone can open the door to receiving the things you desire.
And the point – finally:
Not only does the act of visualisation make you feel happier and more content within yourself, but also, by picturing all the things you wish for in your visualisations, you are programming your mind to believe it is already in possession or capable of having these desires. This can release the neediness within and really put you in a place of expecting, and being open to all the things that you want.
So start creating a beautiful mind and beautiful pictures within your mind, the benefits of doing so are endless.
Create a Duke Box:
Start using negative thoughts and pictures in your mind, as a signal to use positive visualisation. Every time you get a negative thought I want you to go to the juke box in your mind, and choose something more pleasurable – can be the same visualisation every time if you want , but try and put more than one visualisation in your duke box, if possible.
So, if you are thinking lack and poverty, choose a recording from your duke box that concentrates on luxury and abundance.
Try and master visualisation and do it in conjunction with your affirmations and gratitude exercises too. These exercises are easy to do and don’t take a lot of hard work if done correctly. Also really try and add a bit of your own twist to these exercises, experiment and find a way to make them work for you –get creative.
Invest a bit of time and effort in yourself – you are worth it.
“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.” – Cherie Carter-Scott