Teenage and youth is also age of dreams, when we indulge in day dreaming without any effort. I remember, day dreaming was my favourite time pass. I could spend hours in day dreaming thinking about my desires and wishes. I was told that I live in utopia and I’m impractical, as day dreaming is waste of time and energy.
In later age when I learned more about psychology and healing modalities, I came to realize that, quality of day dreaming is not weakness but actually my strength and basis of manifestation. The question is who can do day dreaming? Any one who can imagine things beyond time can do it. After that all you need to know is how to create your imagination in such a way that you can use it to visualize your dreams. Then visualize your dreams to turn into reality by following specific steps.
[highlight]Day dreaming is chain of thoughts but you are not subconsciously aware of this and have no control over it. So, it becomes a futile exercise, but you can transform your habit of day dreaming into creative visualization by conscious participation and awareness.[/highlight]
There is nothing at all new, strange, or unusual about creative visualization. Infact, we are actually using it every day, every minute. It is our natural power of imagination, the basic creative energy of the universe, which we use constantly, whether we are aware of it or not. Visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in life. Visualization can improve your life and attract to you success and prosperity. It is not necessary to have faith in any power outside yourself.If you don’t believe in super power or God, you can still believe in this, cause you are using the power of your own subconscious mind to attract abundance. The only required thing is to have desire to be experimental with open mind to try something new with optimism.
For visualization, the first step to decide on something you would like to have, work toward, realize or create. It can be –
- a job,
- a house,
- a relationship,
- increased prosperity,
- a visa,
- change in yourself,
- a spiritual goal,
- improve health or whatever.
If you are new in process of visualization, then choose goals, that are fairly easy for you to believe in that you feel are possible to achieve near future. Start from small things for practice and building up your faith and confidence. Later when you have more practice, you can take on big goals. To manifest dream into reality one should be very clear and specific what one exactly wants. For example, if I wish you have a car, I should be clear and specific about what kind of car I want… Big or small, model, colour, features and all. Clarity and specification helps in manifestation.
It’s very important that while you are doing your visualization work, you should be relaxed and in positive state of mind. As you sit in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed, take few deep breaths to relax and centre yourself. Then create an idea, a mental picture, or feeling of the object or goal that you wish to achieve. Use your imagination to expand and create a view in detail exactly you want to get. You should think of it in the present tense as already existing the way you want it to be. Think and especially feel it as if it is already there, already done. For example, if you wish to have promotion, visualize the announcement happening, followed by wishes and congratulations from your colleagues, family and relatives, success party and all that is associated with the goal. You should actually feel it. Its like, “Fake it till you actually Make it “. You can use a “Vision board” or make a treasure map as an effective tool for your visualization.
Apart from doing hard work on your goals, the practice of visualization should be regular and consistent. It should ideally be part of daily life. The best time for visualization is first thing when you wake up in the morning and before going to sleep. That is the time when mind is at Alfa state and logical mind is less resistant. So it’s easy to programme the subconscious mind. Remember, the most important is to maintain your ritual of visualizing your goal until you obtain what you want in life.