“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein
Visualising or imagining is a powerful practice which can be utilised to increase wellbeing and to help you align with any desire you may have whether that is a particular relationship, career, financial abundance, creative project- absolutely anything.
Interestingly, one definition of visualisation is “to make visible” and when you take the time to deliberately visualise or imagine specific things, those things that you focus on will according to the Law of Attraction become visible as they manifest into physical form. The Law of Attraction also explains that the universe doesn’t know the difference between what you are focusing on because you are actually experiencing and what you are focusing on through using your imagination and that it responds in the same way, drawing more of what you focus on to you.
Traditionally visualisation has often been thought of as seeing something (that doesn’t currently exist) that you would like to experience, however an interesting paradigm shift is that when you are visualising you are actually seeing your own ‘non-physical reality’. The Law of Attraction states that everything that you have ever desired already exists in an energetic (or non-physical) format, so visualising from this perspective can be viewed as simply tuning to this alternate reality. This can also explain the phenomena of déjà vu where you feel that you’ve seen something before, with that potentially being a result of you seeing something that you’ve already seen or known on some level in an energetic format.
A key point with visualisation is that you don’t have to know ‘how’ your vision will come into physical form or manifest, you simply have to practice going back to the feeling place of your vision, irrespective of any evidence in your life that may be in contradiction to it.
Prior to going into a visualisation it can be helpful to clarify exactly what it is that you would like to focus on, by writing down around five different things that you would like to experience in your life. Those five things could be end scenes that involve the fulfilment of particular dreams or desires that you have. Then, before starting your visualisation if inspired you can read your list of what you are going to focus on.
In addition make yourself comfortable before beginning your visualisation. Some people like to visualise lying down as they are more relaxed, and it is often easier to get a greater strength of focus when the body is completely still. Visualisation also works best if you do it in a relaxed frame of mind and then very often the visions of your ideal life will appear to you effortlessly rather than ‘trying’ too hard to see them.
Whilst it is beneficial to visualise at any time of day, a particularly good time to visualise is at night before going to sleep as your body is in a relaxed state. It is also very powerful to fall asleep experiencing something that you want.
It is beneficial to incorporate all of your senses in your visualisation as this will make it more real and will also increase your point of attraction. Indeed, you can focus on seeing a particular scene vividly with all of the colours and the visual details, hearing all of the sounds clearly, smelling any scents, tasting any tastes, engaging your body and feeling all of the physical sensations.
It is also important to immerse yourself in the feeling of your vision as if it is happening and has been fulfilled ‘now’ rather than in the future, and to also ensure you include yourself fully in the picture of your vision. To assist you in finding the feeling place of your vision, you can ask yourself questions such as “what can I see in my ideal life?” “what can I hear in my ideal life?” and “how would I feel if my dream had come true?” The power of asking questions is that it summons answers from your mind and makes your visions clearer. Another technique that some people find beneficial is to write out a written script of their ideal life and to record themselves reading it. You can then listen to it whilst visualising.
Spending around 15 minutes visualising is a good length of time to begin with. Like developing a muscle the more you use your imagination the easier it gets and the more you will strengthen your vision. You will then begin to build up particular visions that are vivid and easy to return. You will also start to have access to more thoughts and feelings that match your ideal life and you will have shifted your point of attraction.
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