How to Use Your Power of Visualization

Whether you realize it or not, you engage in creative visualization all the time. When an idea first comes into your mind, its gift is delivered in images, not in words. Seconds, or maybe days or years later, you put words to it.

But first, this nonexistent thing exists as an image in your mind. You may be thinking, "So what?" So you might want to pay attention to what you're visualizing. When you mentally rehash an old argument with your spouse, recognize that you're mentally rehearsing for the next one! Is that what you want? Visualization can work to your benefit or your detriment.

The point of this article is not to help you use visualising, really. You already do that. The point is to help you become more skilled at it. As you refine your creative visualization skills, you enjoy a life that reflects more and more of what you want, and less of what you can live without. Your mind will create in your outer life the images you consistently hold in your inner life.

And if you want something you've never had before, here's some very good news. That thing in you that translates an idea into physical form doesn't know the difference. You can imprint an image on your brain, and it becomes a memory as far as your mind is concerned. It remembers how to bring it about!

There are a couple of methods you can practice to create the life you want. The first is to revise your imaginings when you catch yourself visualizing negatively. Stop the movie of that argument with your spouse or boss, and play a mental video of happier times. Or create a completely different picture on another subject you enjoy. Secondly, use as many senses as possible to create the experiences you want. You can write it, draw it, or close your eyes and dream it. The most fast-acting visualization uses all your senses.

Maybe you want to open your own restaurant. What does it look like? Is it an airy, brass and glass affair, or is it a small, artsy room with mismatched furniture? Hear its sounds � the customers talking and laughing, the food sizzling in the kitchen, and the waiters calling orders to the kitchen. Conjure the smells and tastes of all the foods you'll offer. Get into the feeling of bustling around with kitchen with your cooks, or smooth your jacket as you get to know your customers.

An additional way to maximize positive visualization is to live among images that support your idea. If your goal is a trip to Europe, make a vision board collage of all the sights you want to see there. Put it up where you'll see it all the time. Then, when you begin not to notice it, move it to a new spot.

Don't worry about how your idea will manifest. Just use visualization to get a very clear image. The spirit in you that know how to make it happen will do its job.

Amy Biddle has been a lifetime student and teacher of spiritual principles. Spiritual Healing Secrets is a fast-growing resource for anyone who wants to improve her or himself, or simply to learn practical spiritual principles. Let Amy help you improve your life! Discover the secrets at

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