You and I have within us an amazing ability. That ability is called visualization. Visualization is when mind’s eye sees what it wants to experience or create. When you visualize, you look inside and create an inner picture of what you want to manifest in the physical world. If you can see it (visualize it), you can make it happen.
Why is visualization so powerful? Let me give you an example of how powerful your visualization is. I want you to imagine that in front of you are a cutting board, a sharp knife and lemon. Now in your imagination pick up that knife and slice the lemon about ¾ of the way through it. Then pick up the lemon and break it the rest of the way in half, see the spray of juice as you do that. Then take the lemon and stick it in your mouth and suck on it. Did your lips pucker; could you taste the lemon? That shows you how the inner seeing can create an experience of something as if it is real.
Visualization is the inner ability to see something as if it is real. How do you go about doing that? Here is a way I have found most effective. Imagine there is a small movie screen inside your forehead. On that screen is where you picture the results you want to create. Some people are more visual and the screen idea works very well. Other people are more auditory so your visualization will be more in the way you say what you want to see in your life. A third group of people may tend to feel things more than see them or hear them. This group needs to feel what it would be like to have what you want in life. Most people have some ability to do all three; see, hear and feel when they visualize. Think back for a moment to the lemon, was the lemon something you saw or was more a word you heard or a feeling experience? Whatever the case, they all work.
Now to add even more power to you visualization and include all your senses. Let’s say you wanted a piece of warm apple pie for breakfast. Does that get your senses going or what? Now on you inner screen see this plump slice of apple pie coming out of the oven/microwave steaming warm. Smell the apple pie, feel the warmth, hear the juices bubbling, notice your mouth watering. Now take your fork into your hand and take a nice big piece of the pie and stick it in your mouth. I don’t know about you, but I am leaving now to go to my favorite bakery to get a slice of apple pie.
I am back now. Hold on a minute, I need to wipe the crumbs of my face so they don’t fall onto my keyboard. Did you see that, hear it, or feel it or were all three involved? The important idea here is the more multiple senses are involved the more power the visualization.
The next step here is to take a few minutes to think about something you really want to have more of in your life. Let me take wild guess and say more money would be good. Having more money is something you can visualize. Let me give you some examples. You could visualize having a stack of $100 bills in your hand. You could see a bank statement with $100,000 dollars in your checking account or $1,000,000 in your invest funds. You could hear the your personal banker say congratulations on reaching you goal of having $50,000 dollars in your savings. You could hear your wealth management person call you and say, “your investments are doing very well and I have an idea on how you can take $250,000 and double it in the next 90 days” and you say, “Yes!” You could feel what it feels like to have total financial freedom. How would you feel it you had passive streams of income that met and exceeded all of your needs? Do you have a feeling for how this visualization works?
Take some time to explore and experiment. Start with something small and easy to imagine. Let’s say you wanted to meet a friend at your favorite coffee shop. See it, hear it, smell it, taste it, and feel it. He or she calls or you call and it happens easily and just how you had seen it. Then build on your small successes.
The best time to visualize is when you wake up in the morning and/or just before going to sleep at night. Plant a strong and clear image in your mind and watch the results manifest.
Let me know how it goes. If you have any ideas, responses or questions, leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org