The Power of Creative Visualization
Daka Jag™ -- MA;MFT, C.Ht., MNLPP, CTE, Board Certified Hypnotist
Creative visualization is using the power of your mind and imagination to create what you want in life. It is the ability to create an idea, a mental picture, or a feeling. You can indeed learn to use your creative imagination in a more conscious way, using this power to truly attain what you want most in life.
You can work on any level, your goal may be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. All will have results. For example, let us say you are unhappy with your physical health. You can begin by imagining the improvements you desire, an improved blood pressure, an improved aerobic ability, an increase in strength and flexibility, a reduction in weight. You begin by relaxing into a quiet, meditative state of mind. Imagine that you are living within your new, improved self, see yourself healthy and strong, interacting with others in a fit, healthy manner. You are doing activities that you love, and any other details that are important to you. Aspire to get a feeling in yourself as if this is already happening, exactly the way you would like it to be, as if it were already so.
This simple exercise is the powerful beginning of manifesting what you truly want in life. If you repeat this exercise daily, perhaps twice a day you may begin to see a shift taking place in your life and your health. Once you have identified and phrased your goal(s) and affirmation(s) in a 1st person present day manifestation do this simple activity. Record it into your iPhone or android. Listen to it daily, this is the culmination of the 3-step process in Stay Alive. One: Program your intentions. Two: Process/Perceptions. Three: Implement your new plan. (PPI)
It is important to relax when focusing on your visualization. The mind is a very powerful thing and the visual images that are created through creative visualization can determine some of the strong feelings and emotions that you experience when you think of them. This is why it is important to be clear about what you want to visualize and why. Creative visualization has shown that positive visual mental images help to increase physical and mental relaxation and decrease stress.
1. Set a goal, set the mood. It is vital to be in relaxed and positive state of mind when you attempt creative visualization. Once relaxed and comfortable, enter a meditative state, focus on slow, steady breathing. Focus on your goal.
2. Visualize your goal. Start crafting an image of the thing you want, or a feeling of the situation exactly as you want it. Make the environment as realistic as possible and do your best to experience not just the sights but also the sounds, scents and tactile sensations associated with your goal. Always see you goal from your eyes.
3. Make a habit of creative visualization, focus on it often, bring it to mind often. Try to hold onto the feelings of happiness and confidence, peace, and harmony. Focus on this clearly, yet in a relaxed manner.
4. As you focus on your goal, give it positive energy. Make strong, positive statements to yourself, see yourself achieving your goal.
This process takes time, continue to work on this until you achieve your goal, your goal changes or you no longer desire the goal. When you do achieve a goal, be sure to acknowledge it and give yourself some appreciation. Here is a simple technique to check to make sure you are visualizing from your eyes. Close your eyes, imagine you are taking a hot shower or wonderfully relaxing bath. As you step into the shower or bath do you see yourself stepping in? Do you see yourself turning on the water? Or when you step in do you see the tile on the wall, the shower head, and bath knobs. Do you see the warm water falling? If you saw yourself stepping in, you are visualizing from a disassociated external perspective. If you noticed the latter, you are visualizing from an associative internal perspective. This is how you want to visualize and set your goals.
Taking time out of your day to be still, quiet, and relaxed can help to reduce your stress and to feel more positive. Meditation and relaxation take practice. If you feel you could benefit from some guidance in this area (and in learning to visualize and manifest your goals), Hypnosis, EFT and Tantra relaxation, breathing and other techniques are excellent ways to assist in your energy movement and focusing on finding and living your golden path.
To Find out more about these visualization stress relief and goal setting techniques contact Tantra Energy Arts Center Hypnosis. www.TEACHdaka.com or www.DAOCLOUD.com/pro/dakajag. Or by calling 866-632-6989.
References Used in this article:
Stay Alive: “Master Your Subconscious as if Your Life Depends on it in 3 Easy Steps.”
Jon A. Galane. Chapters, 6-9.
Creative Visualizations: “Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want In Your Life.” Shakti Gawain. Chapter One.