by George Withers
Live Your Dreams—Don’t Just Dream Them
Visualization is the power to discover, to create and to transform. Visualization is the most powerful tool to bring about the positive changes you want. You must be able to see yourself succeeding before it can manifest. The new success patterns will have to become part of your subconscious mind-set. That is the reason visualization is being used by actors and actresses, models, Olympic athletes, medical doctors, business leaders, and educators. Visualization can create changes at such a deep level that it can improve any area of your life. You will become what you visualize and imagine yourself becoming. Learn to use your natural imagination in a more conscious way to create what you truly want–love, health, prosperity, inner peace, harmony, a rewarding career or a satisfying relationship. The possibilities are limitless.
Imagination is the ability to create an idea or a mental picture or a feeling of something. In creative visualization you use your imagination to create a perfect image or feeling you want to manifest. Then continue to focus on the idea or feeling or picture to give it a positive energy until it becomes a reality. Then you actually achieve what you have been imagining. You might imagine yourself with a new home or a new relationship.or a new job.
After relaxing into a deep, quiet, meditative state of mind, for example, you imagine that you are in the ideal job. See yourself in the setting or environment you would enjoy, doing the job you love, interacting with bosses and coworkers in harmony, receiving praise and appreciation for your efforts and with a great salary. Add on as many details that are important to you.
Create it exactly the way you would like it to be and as if it already happened. If your desire and intention are crystal clear, you will bring about positive changes in your life. Here are four basic steps for visualization:
Set your goal and be realistic. To begin, set goals that are fairly easy for you to believe in and achieve. Then you will not have to deal with negative resistance in yourself. Later you can tackle more challenging issues or problems.
Create a clear picture. Create a mental picture or a feeling of the situation exactly as you wish it. Think of it in the present and NOT in the future. Include as many details as possible. Make an actual picture or map of it as well if possible.
Focus on it. Bring your picture to mind throughout the day. In this way it becomes a reality for you. Remember to focus in a RELAXED way so you do not block it.
Give it positive energy. See yourself achieving and manifesting it. Practice getting the feeling that what you want is real and possible. Use affirmations to reinforce it.
Use the power of visualization to create what YOU want in your life NOW.