Visualization and the Importance of Letting Go
By Remez Sasson
If you have read about creative visualization, you have most probably been told to visualize, and then release the mental image to the Universe, otherwise it won't materialize. In other words, visualize several times a day for several minutes, and then forget for the rest of the day what you have visualized.
Have you ever thought why?
Common sense says that the more you visualize, the faster you get results. It is reasonable to believe that if you keep the mental image of your goal constantly in your mind, it will materialize faster. So why are you told not to think of your goal for the rest of the day?
It is not that if you hold the image constantly in your mind it cannot manifest in your life. It is not that you have to release it, because if you keep it stuck in your mind it won't materialize.
The reason is very simple. Most people do not have control over their minds. They have doubts and little faith when they think about their goals and ambitions. Often, the mind is inclined to negative thinking and worrying.
Most people find it difficult to fix their mind on a goal for more than a few moments, before it starts interfering with opposite thoughts.
You have most probably seen how after a few minutes of visualization, doubts and impatience rise up, which makes it difficult to concentrate and keep thinking positively. This means that if you keep thinking about your goal for too long, you will unconsciously start to sabotage all your previous positive visualization, and consequently, accomplish nothing.
If you have full control over your mind, and can choose and reject thoughts easily, all this does not refer to you. You can visualize many times, with no fear that doubts and lack of faith will disturb you. However, this kind of skill is rare.
During the day, while engaged in your various activities, the predominant mental attitude rules, and if it is negative, any thinking about your goal will be negative too. Only if you are well trained in concentration, and positive thinking became a habit with you, it would be possible for you to think positively about your goals, at any time of the day.
The Subconscious Mind, Goals, and Letting Go
There is another reason why it is advisable to visualize, and then let go and refrain from thinking about your goal for the rest of the day. Visualization activates your subconscious mind, which in turn, brings to your awareness useful ideas concerning your goals. It also inspires and motivates you to achieve your goals.
By releasing your mental images, you free your conscious mind, and make room to the prompting of the subconscious mind, for new ideas and new ways of doing things. You make it possible for the subconscious mind to bring important information to your conscious mind.
This action makes you more aware of the opportunities that might pop up.
When you let go and release your mental images to the Universe, you allow the subconscious mind to motivate you to take action, instead of just wait for things to happen.
Letting go does not mean giving up. It means giving your thoughts and mental images the freedom to go out to the world, and attract what you want to you.
Letting go, helps you avoid negative thoughts, and allows your subconscious mind to work unhapered by worries and doubts.