Creative visualization is a mental technique that uses the imagination, mental images, the power of thoughts and the law of attraction, to make dreams and goals come true.
Used in the right way, creative visualization can improve your life and attract to you success and prosperity. It is a power that can alter your environment and circumstances, cause events to happen, and attract money, possessions, work, people and love into your life.
Creative visualization uses the powers of the mind and thoughts, and it is the power behind every success.
By visualizing a certain event, situation, or an object, you attract it into your life. For some people, this might look like magic, but there is no magic involved, only the natural process of the power of thoughts and natural mental laws.
There are people, who use this technique naturally in their everyday affairs, not being aware that they are using some sort of power. All successful people use it consciously or unconsciously, attracting the success they want into their life, by visualizing their goals as already accomplished.
This technique has been popularized by Shakti Gawain, in her popular book about this topic. However, this technique has been known from ancient times, and many other authors have written about it.
You might be asking now, how is this technique related to the law of attraction, about which, so much has been written lately? The answer is simple. They work together. You make the law of attraction work for you when you use creative visualization.
Creative Visualization and the Power of Thoughts
How does this technique work and why?
The subconscious mind accepts the thoughts and mental images that you often repeat in your mind. This mental rehearsal changes your mindset accordingly, as well as your habits and actions.
These repeated thoughts and mental images attract, and bring you into contact with people, situations and circumstances that tend to transform what you thought and visualized into reality.
This happens, because thoughts possess a creative power that molds your life, and attracts to you what you think about.
Thoughts travel from one mind to another, and if they are strong enough, they can be unconsciously picked up by people, who are in a position to help you achieve your desires and goals.
We are part of the Omnipotent Power that has created the universe, and therefore, we participate in the process of creation. This is one of the reasons that thoughts materialize.
Stop for a moment and think – You are an indivisible part of the great Universal Power!
This means that your thoughts can come true! Not all your thoughts, but those that are focused, well-defined, and often-repeated.
Thought is energy, especially a focused thought, soaked with emotional energy. Thoughts change the balance of energy around us, and bring changes to the environment in accordance with them.
Most people think on their current environment and situation, on their problems and difficulties, and therefore, create and recreate the same sort of events and circumstances.
To change your life you need to change your thoughts!
This process, of constantly thinking on your current life conditions, preserves the same “world” and status quo. It is like watching the same film over and again. The good news is that you can change the film by changing your thoughts. You can visualize different circumstances and situations, and in this way, create a different “reality”.
By changing your thoughts and mental images, you change your “Reality”.
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You can use the mental imagery in your mind to create a different reality.
You are not employing magic or supernatural powers. You are using only natural powers and laws that everyone possesses. It is not something “Material” that you change. You only change your thoughts and attitude, but they change and reshape your world.
If, for example, you live in small apartment and need a larger one, instead of brooding about your fate and lack of money, change your thoughts and attitude, and visualize living in a bigger apartment. This is not difficult to do. It is like daydreaming.
Overcoming Limited Thinking
Creative visualization can do great things, but for every person, there are some areas, which he or she might find hard to change, at least in the immediate future. The power of visualization is a mighty power, but there are some limits to using it. These limits are within us, not in the power
We often limit ourselves and cannot look beyond a limited circle. We limit ourselves by our thoughts and beliefs. We limit ourselves to the life we know.
The more open-minded we can be, and the bigger we dare to think, the greater are our opportunities and possibilities. Limitations are within our minds, and it is up to us to rise above them.
It may take some time until things start to change. Simple, small demonstrations of this power may come fast, but bigger results may need a longer time to happen.
The time and effort put forth in this study are really worthwhile. Have faith and patience and results will start appearing.
Creative Visualization Example
Years ago, before I got married, I decided to visualize getting a date. I imagined myself sitting in a restaurant and talking with a girl. I focused on this image several times during the day, several minutes each time.
The next day, a women working in the same place where I worked, asked me if I can come to talk with her. I hardly ever spoke with her, maybe just saying good morning. I went to her desk, and she asked me whether I had a girlfriend. When she heard that I didn’t, she told me that she wanted to introduce me to one of her friends. I agreed, and she gave me the phone number of her friend.
When I got home, I called the girl, and asked her to meet me. We met on the same day in a restaurant, exactly as I visualized.
All this happened within about 24 hours. Surprising isn’t it? This power can sometimes work really fast.
Oh, you are curious to know what happened with that date?
Well, nothing, because she was not the type of girl I was looking for. I used the power of visualization rather haphazardly, not thinking about the details and what kind of person I wanted to meet. I just thought about meeting a girl, and it was a wish that came true.
This taught me that I have to think of the details of what I want, and I have to be specific and clear with my goals.
How to Use Creative Visualization
Here are a few brief and concise instructions:
- Decide about a goal
- Sit down in a quiet place
- You may close your eyes or keep them open. Do what is more convenient.
- Visualize your goal clearly. Make the mental image as alive as possible, with colors, sounds and movement.
- Believe that your goal has been accomplished, or is in the process of becoming true.
- Feel the joy you will experience when your goal comes true.
- Repeat the process every day, for 5-10 minutes. You may do so a few times a day.
- Read about the law of attraction.
- Do not allow doubts and disbelief enter your mind.
These are very general and concise instructions to give you a general ideas of what you need to do. I have provided more details in my article Creative Visualization – A Concise Guide.
For detailed practical instructions and guidance about this topic, together with examples, I recommend reading the book Visualize and Achieve Your Dreams.