By Remez Sasson
If you visit this blog and the website regularly, you must have found that I have written more than a few articles about creative visualization.
What is creative visualization?
It is a mental tool for making your dreams and desires come true. It uses the imagination to affect your subconscious mind, change your habits, shape your life, and attract success.
I am not going to go into the “how” and why” of this subject in this article, since you can find information on these subjects other articles.
If you wish to learn how to use creative visualization for achieving your dreams and goals, as well as use it to improve your day-today life, I would recommend reading my book Visualize and Achieve.
The more clearly you are able to visualize, the faster you will be able to get your goal achieved.
Not everyone is able to visualize clearly. This is due to:
- Lack of focus.
- The inability to pinpoint the mind on one single thought for more than a few seconds.
- Not paying enough attention to objects, people and places, and therefore, the inability to visualize them.
- Mental laziness.
- Untrained imagination, and therefore, a weak ability to imagine clear mental images.
Some people can see clear mental images in their mind, and there are people who can hardly visualize anything, but this situation can be improved.
- Do you daydream?
- Do you think about people you know?
- Do you think about incidents and situations that happened in the past?
- Do make plans for the future?
In this article, I am addressing the subject of how to visualize mental images, but you should know that it is also possible train the mind to visualize sounds, tastes, smells, and also physical sensations.
Visualizing mental images, and adding imagined sounds, tastes, etc, make your mental image clear and very realistic. This of course, enhances its effect on your subconscious mind, which in turn, affects your attitude, behavior and actions, and consequently, the measure of the success you achieve.
How to visualize
There are various ways to train your mind to visualize clear mental images. Below, you will find two exercises to enhance this skill. If you are interested to learn more about how to visualize, and how to develop this ability, I recommend that you read the chapter about visualization, in the book Visualize and Achieve.
How to visualize – exercise 1
Take a small object, such as a glass, a spoon or a fruit, and look at it for a few moments.
Now, close your eyes, and try to visualize the object as clearly as you can, without opening your eyes, for as long as you can, even if it is only for a few seconds at first.
When the image gets blurred, or you forget it, open your eyes, look at the object for a few seconds, and then close your eyes and continue to see it in your mind.
Endeavor to arrive at one minute of clear visualization. One minute without forgetfulness and being distracted is quite an achievement.
How to visualize – exercise 2
Take a photograph of natural scenery, but not with too many details.
Put the photograph in front of you, and look at it for a few moments, trying to see and remember all the details.
When ready, close your eyes and visualize the scenery in the photograph.
As in the previous exercise, when the image gets blurred, or you forget it, open your eyes, look at the photograph for a few seconds, and then close your eyes and continue visualizing it.
Try focus on the mental image, for at least one complete minute.
After you get the skill to visualize for one minute, gradually, lengthen the time to five minutes.
Learn to use the powers of your mind and imagination to achieve dreams and goals.
Your thoughts and what you visualize determine whether you fail or achieve success.
Full guidance for creative visualization and the law of attraction.