What Is Creative Visualization?
By Cheryl Rushton
Basically, creative visualization is harnessing the control of your subconscious mind to achieve anything you wish for or live the life that you have always dreamed of. It is simply mind over matter. It’s sort of like day dreaming but constant, repetitive and detailed. Day dreaming is when you occasionally dream you are wealthy. Visualization is when you use all your five senses to experience the passions involved with having a million dollars. You also do this regularly and persistently. Can you see the difference? You visualize precise goals. By feeling the sentiments associated with achieving your goal, your subconscious mind will cause you to take action.
People visualize because it is scientifically proven! It’s also free but you can use paid resources when you first start if you wish. Sometimes people visualize because it generally makes them feel more positive. It also helps you to look forward, rather than back. It can even be used to help the healing process. Visualization is also recognized and used by celebrities and athletes. It has been proven by studies that athletes who visualize and train physically achieve better results than those who just train.
What are the benefits?
Your Subconscious mind runs the show, not your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind does not know the difference between what is really happening and what you are visualizing. So by consistently visualizing you are happier you convince your subconscious which starts to look for the resources and contacts to enable you to be happier. That is the Law of Attraction. Your subconscious thoughts are your reality. With visualization you can literally rewire your brain to think more positively. By visualizing what you want to achieve in life your brain becomes a magnet for those desires. By visualising yourself having already achieved your goals, you will attract the resources you need to make it your reality.
What are the challenges?
Unfortunately, due to our experiences from early life, family expectations and social expectations, we become programmed to believe that life is a struggle and that it is ‘normal’ to live this way. Because of this programming, many of our thoughts are negative ones. Negative thoughts bring negative emotions which is detrimental to our minds and our bodies, which also brings ill health.
Our minds become addicted to this way of thinking because that’s what it thinks it needs to function. The challenges when you start to visualize may be that you find it difficult because your negative mind will fight against something it is not familiar with and so sees it as a threat. Consequently you will feel tired and uncomfortable. The difficulty is that people often give up because it’s too hard.
If you think you could never master visualization, well I guarantee you do it every day anyway. Negative thoughts are also visualizations; you just need to turn your thoughts into things you want out of life rather than those you don’t.
How do I start?
There are many resources, both paid and unpaid if you are a beginner. Mp3s, cds and guided visualizations can all help you when you first start. You need to be very relaxed before visualizing and enable your brain to go into alpa. This means that your brain is between sleep and awake. When our brain is in this state, it has been scientifically proven that we can access our subconscious mind and so visualize more easily.
If you are a beginner, it might be a good idea to practice meditation first but this is your choice. Take a few deep breaths initially and relax each part of your body from the head down. Use all your senses and feel the emotions of achieving your goal. Just practice for a few minutes initially, then build up to about 15mins twice daily. You will improve with practice. Never, ever give up. You will only fail if you do.
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