The Art of Visualizations
The year is 2017...June to be exact. The sun is setting, and there is a slight and refreshing breeze gently rolling off the waves outside of my balcony window of my newly renovated beach home. My life partner is cooking some other new ingenious creation that will, without a doubt, blow my mind away, as do all of his creations. The smell awakens me from a peaceful daydream in which I give thanks for this beautiful life that I have been given. I feel such happiness and love for my good fortune. All of my senses have been elevated just so, so that all of this is as real as I can possibly make it.
Now, its 2013, February, cold and stormy... since I do live in Portland, OR. I don't have a beach house and I have yet to meet my chef husband. Instead I have made this visualization to help make this a reality... some day. I have dedicated this, and other visualizations to my life. I truly believe in the power of these focused daydreams, and I thought I would share some good tips on how others can too add visualizations to their lives.
I recently read a book called "The God Formula" by Dr. Jeffery A. Martin. There is a lot of great books out there, but this one had some really good tips on how to make these visualizations as real as possible. For starters, he pointed out that its good to imagine as much details as possible when it comes to visualizing. What is going on around you? What smells are there? What sounds are around you? Even imagine you feeling the sand between your toes, or the sun warming your face on a blissful spring morning. The more senses you get involved, the better.
It is also important to imagine how you would feel during this visualization. Abraham-Hicks, one of the most well known teachers in Law of Attraction, also emphasizes the importance of the feeling you get when you visualize. In fact, one joke that they said is often people imagine something, such as the person visualizing about walking on the beach with their life partner, but then realize that they are neither of those people and in fact are only an outsider looking in. Now, if you felt your hand in their hand, saw them gaze in your eyes lovingly, and you felt the brush of their lips on yours... now were talking about a very powerful visualization!
I have been using this in so many areas in my life, as well as teaching this to others. In fact I find this is a very powerful tool for my patients. I once told a patient of mine to start utilizing visualizations into her daily regimen, saying things that would not only help her heal, but would give her hope. Which leads me to the next best thing about visualizations, besides them actually manifesting... they make you happy now!
I find myself giggling with joy after I go on a visualization journey. I have even found myself going into one, being somewhat in a funk, but when I come out, I'm a new person. This blissful energy seems to last all day and nothing really changed but my attitude. From my experience, not only with my own life, but with a lot of my patients, being hopeless is one of the worst places you can be. Visualizations give you hope. A hope that you have control over. A hope that you can touch, taste, feel. And if you look at the research out there, you will without a doubt feel even more hopeful that visualizations work.
So, everyday, give yourself the gift of your imagination. Allow your heart to guide you. Allow your desires to support you. And whatever you do, enjoy the ride. That is why we are here isn't it?