The Secret To Visualisation
All people who are successful visualise, whether they know it or not. Whether they are a scientist, musician, painter, housewife or business entrepreneur, visualising how they want life to show up is something they do — regularly.
Do you visualise? If so, do you do it consciously or unconsciously?
Take a moment to check in.
Help, ‘I can’t visualise’!
Some people immediately get tense and complain that they can’t “see” an image in their mind when asked to visualise something but this is because they expect their internal seeing to be exactly the same as they see externally. It can be – but most times it’s not.
Take a moment to visualise a place you frequent regularly – that you like! Your favourite restaurant, pub, bar, beach, park or perhaps your parents’ home where you grew up. Make it personal and meaningful.
Close your eyes and imagine the place or building – maybe the image will be fuzzy or perhaps it will be quite vivid. If it’s fuzzy, practice will improve the way you see it.
Try to get in touch also with the feeling of the place, the atmosphere when you are in it. What’s that like?
Of course, you are using memory here to visualise, but you’re still visualising!
Visualising something that hasn’t yet happened or been created – i.e. your future – take a bit more practice but today’s technology can really help. For example, something you can do before you quiet your mind is search for images that represent what you want to create. You can create ‘mood boards’ on Pinterest for example. It’s easy and fun.
You can use theses mood boards as touch stones to creating the ‘future’ image in your mind.
Concentrate on the ‘feeling’
When you form a mental picture of something, somewhere or someone, there will usually be a feeling associated with that thing, place or person. Pay attention to that because that is going to be key when it comes to visualising your future.
Your vibration is always ‘now’
Your mind can be in the past or future (and for most the mind regularly is), but ‘you’ are here now, and your vibration (thoughts and energy) are always ‘now’.
When you are worrying (negatively visualising), you are creating your future. When you are hopeful and expectant about your future, you are also creating that.
This is why visualising your future (positively!) is a powerful thing to do.
Albert Einstein once famously quipped ‘the only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen all at once’. So, that’s why your visualisations don’t manifest instantaneously — but you will see and meet the essence of your creations as you move along the timeline.
Are you a vibrational match?
The clearer you are about what you want to manifest, the faster it will come to you – but you have to picture it clearly in your mind along with the feeling. If you see something in your mind, that’s one thing, but how do you know if you are a ‘vibrational match’ to what you are asking for? You feel positive emotion – that’s it. Sounds simple – and it is. But the mind loves to complicate things.
Matching feeling with what you want to create is a core Law of Attraction teaching.
The best time to visualise
When you first awaken in the morning, after a few hours of sleep (and therefore a vibrational detachment from unwanted things), you will usually be in your most positive vibrational state because your mind will be free from resistance. Before you start thinking about all the things you’ve got to ‘do’ and all the problems you have, and so forth, allow your mind to remain as clear as you can and visualise what you want to happen. This is called ‘pre-paving your future’ – and it’s a powerful practice.
If you would begin your day, even before you get out of bed, by looking for a handful of positive aspects in your life, you will begin your day in a more positive vein.
The momentum from doing this daily goes beyond words. You have to try it for yourself and see.
Finally, top and tail it. Last thing at night is a good time to get still and visualise your life as you want it to be. However, you have to learn how to ‘clean your mind’ first.
Don’t visualise when…
Don’t try to visualise something positive when you are feeling really off. It most likely won’t work. Just get your mind off the subject that’s bothering you. Take a walk in nature, play with your children, or cat or dog, watch an uplifting movie or read an uplifting book.