THE POWER OF VISUALIZATION
“I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals.” -Harvey Mackay
Let me just start off by saying, I’ve used visualization techniques since I was a child. We all do. Though sometimes we’re unaware of it. For example I used to dream about traveling. When I was 10 years old, I was obsessed with the Spice Girls and I would dream about living in London. Little did I know that from age 19-21 I would end up traveling to 15 countries all while being based out of London. As a little girl, I never realized that dream would manifest; I didn’t understand I was using visualization! I also had a burning desire to live in New York, which at one point seemed like a very far goal, yet I focused on the vision and I arrived just one year later. I’m sure there are a ton of things you visualized/saw yourself doing and either you’ve done them or are in the process of doing them. My point is…life is very interesting in that way. When we project what it is we want, we will eventually get there. Especially when we project it with intention. I can say, without a doubt that taking the time to do simple visualization techniques is effective. In fact, it so powerful that some psychologists say that one hour of visualization is the equivalent of seven hours of physical effort. Don’t get me wrong, action is required, yet the foundation is where the continuous effort stems from. Why is this? Because while it is good to look at what is, it’s more powerful to look at what is becoming.
“Your ability to take time and visualize your dreams will serve as a catalyst in their creation.” -Jack Canfield
So why is visualization so powerful?
1) Visualization reprograms the subconscious mind which will generate creative ideas to achieve goals. That’s right. Visualization is like a magnet.
2) It plays an important role in sending out energy vibration. Energy vibrations are literally messages that we send out into the universe. There are laws of the universe that manifest these energy vibrations and turn them into a physical reality.
3) Visualization is an affirmative action. It may not seem like much but you are literally planting seeds of affirmation when you do this. You are visualizing the unseen as if it were already here. You are literally creating that vision when you use these teqniques. As we know, there are laws that are operating in the universe, (such as gravity) and even though we cannot physically see these natural laws, they exist. Just like gravity affects our daily lives, so do our visions and beliefs.
Here are a few visualization techniques that will make a positive difference in short term and long term goals:
Incorporate visualization into your mornings.
- Take a few minutes to visualize your day going the way you want it to go.
- Focus your attention and energy only on what you want. For example: Saying to yourself -“I don’t want to be late” can be replaced with -“I’m going to be on time.” You’d be surprised at how effective switching the perspective can be.
- Make a list of your goals and go over the list as often as twice a day using visualization techniques. This will affirm that although the goals on the list may not be physically visible, that they are coming your way due to your daily efforts. When using positive feelings and emotions during visualization, the subconscious mind believes what you are visualizing has happened; and it will start to be supported by that belief. (making it true)
- If you have a dream of having financial freedom as a millioonaire, you’d want to write down something that will remind you of this and put it somewhere you know you’ll see it everyday. This can be a torn dollar bill with ‘1 million’ written on it. This works powerfully with the subconscious mind. You won’t forget this goal and your actions will start to align with the person you want to become. It’s all about changing the beliefs in order to change your outer world in the physical.
- Take time to do meditation &/or prayer (don’t believe either are transforming?… well that’s another blog) But I’ll just say that both of these forms are channels to tap into our universal source that is available to all of us and that is within all of us. Try listening to binural beats with head phones while doing visualization techniques. (binural beats can be found on youtube and are very effective in a number of ways. I recently researched binural beats and discovered that when people listened to binural beats during meditation, it helped them stop smoking, helped with gaining creative insight, and I discovered they are also used by athletes who practice visualization before winning a game.)
I personally use binural beats during mediation and I can honestly say, I have developed a lot more awareness, inspiration, and motivation.
Ready to feel amazing? Here is a link to an amazing audio video that will start to transform you in a powerful, positive way.
Trust me, this will make you feel incredible and you will gain insight like never before: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0qSI0rmws
Last but not least, take action and trust in the process.
I encourage you to look up more ways visualization helps to achieve goals. I’ll leave you guys with these quotes:
“Aim not for what you are, but for what you could be.” -Lucas Hellmer
“This world is but a canvas to our imaginations” – Henry Thoreau
“Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose” -Bo Bennett
Thanks for reading!