Creative visualization is a mental technique that uses the power of thoughts, the law of attraction, and the power of imagination to create your desired future.
Creative visualization techniques can improve your life and attract to you success and prosperity. They 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 object, you attract it into your life.
For some people, this might look like magic, but no magic is involved, only the natural process of the power of thoughts, visual images, and natural mental laws.
Some people use this technique naturally in their everyday affairs, unaware they are using some sort of power.
All successful people use this technique consciously or unconsciously. They visualize their goals as already accomplished and attract the success they want into their life.
Shakti Gawain has popularized this technique in her famous 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. When you use creative visualization, you make the law of attraction work.
Creative Visualization and the Power of Thoughts
How does creative visualization 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.
Your mind broadcasts your thoughts. If your thoughts are intense and focused enough, they can affect people and circumstances.
We are part of the Omnipotent Power that has created the universe, and therefore, we participate in the creation process. This is one of the reasons that thoughts materialize.
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 about their current environment and situation, problems and difficulties, and therefore, create and recreate the same sort of events and circumstances.
This process of constantly thinking about your current life conditions preserves the same “world” and status quo. It is like watching the same film over and over 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”.
Changing Your Mental Images Changes Your Reality
By changing your thoughts and mental images, you change your “Reality”.
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 a 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 they 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 our opportunities and possibilities are. 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 worthwhile. Have faith and patience, and results will start appearing.
In what areas can this technique help you?
It can help you with personal growth and development, attracting money and possessions, and making positive changes in your life.
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, for several minutes each time.
The next day, a woman working in the same place I worked asked me if I could come to talk with her. I hardly ever spoke with her, maybe just saying good morning.
I went to her desk, and she asked whether I had a girlfriend. When she heard that I didn’t, she told me 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 phoned 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 sought. I used the power of visualization somewhat 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 be specific and clear with my goals.
How to Practice 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, and imagine most vividly. 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.
- Strongly expect on the deepest level that the goal has already been achieved.
- Feel the joy you will experience when your goal comes true.
- Have a positive state of mind when using visualization.
- 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 to enter your mind.
These are very general and concise instructions to give you a general idea of how to practice creative visualization. I have provided some more details in my article Creative Visualization – A Concise Guide.
For detailed practical instructions and guidance about this topic, together with examples, I highly recommend reading the book Manifest and Achieve.