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Thursday, 25. October 2007
Creative VisualizationCreative visualization is the ability to use the imagination, see images in our minds and make them come true. If we add concentration and feelings, it becomes a great creative power that makes things happen. Used in the right way, visualization can bring changes into our lives. The thought is the matrix or blueprint; the feelings provide the energy, the "electricity".
Sounds weird? Not at all! This is the power of creative visualization.
Some people use this power in an unconscious manner in their everyday affairs. They are not aware that they are using some sort of power. They visualize their goals in a positive way and attain success. All successful people in all fields use it consciously or unconsciously.
Creative Visualization and the Power of Thoughts
How does it work and why? Thought is a power and has its effect on the material world. Thoughts, if powerful enough, travel from one mind to another. If we keep thinking the same thought, people in our environment perceive it and act on it, furthering, usually in an unconscious manner, the materialization of our desires.
When I have to confront some unpleasant situation, I visualize myself handling the matter easily and comfortably. I see the involved people as cooperative and friendly. And you know what? They are pleasant, and they want to help without even being asked. It is so because people are responsive to our thoughts, feelings and behavior and react accordingly.
If you are naturally positive, then the way you approach and handle situations is such that attracts positive results. On the other hand, if you are fearful and negative, then you expect negative results, and behave, look, and talk accordingly. Then you reap troubles.
We are part of the Omnipotent Power that has created the universe; therefore we participate in the process of creation. Bearing this thought in mind, there is no wonder that thoughts materialize. Stop a moment and think. You are part of the great Universal Power! Whatever concentrated thought you entertain long enough in your mind tends to materialize.
Thought is energy. By having certain thoughts in our minds, and by concentrating on them and putting emotional energy into them, they become powerful. These thoughts induce some kind of pressure on the energy fields around us, causing them to move and act. The thoughts change the balance of energy around us, and in a natural way bring changes in the environment in accordance with them.
There is another explanation why visualization brings results. It may come as a surprise to most, but the theory of “Maya” - Illusion, which comes from the eastern philosophies, provides the explanation.
According to the Indian philosophy “Advaita- Vedanta” which in the West is called “Nonduality”, the world is just an illusion and is not real. Thoughts arise which “create” our world. We constantly think and rethink our habitual thoughts, thus creating and recreating the same kind of events or circumstances.
This process reinforces our thoughts, which help to preserve the same “world” we believe live in. By changing the tape or film, that is by looking at a different scenario - different thoughts, we create a different “reality”. For us it is a reality, though in fact it is just a dream we call “reality”.
By changing our thoughts and mental pictures, we change our “Reality”; we change the “illusory” world we believe we live in. We are not employing magic or supernatural powers when creating and changing our life and circumstances. It is not something “Material” that we change; we only change our thoughts, which are the world.
It is like dreaming a very realistic dream and then switching to a different dream. We are not awakening, just changing the dream. This explanation has to be read and reread and pondered upon in order to understand its full meaning. The other articles in this website may help you understand the philosophy involved here.
Rest assured that you can employ the power of visualization, even if you do not accept what you have just read or it seems too complicated or far-fetched. Yet, understanding and accepting the above, at least in theory, will help you achieve results faster.
So why not change your dreams to something more satisfying?
For example, you are living in small apartment and need a larger one. Instead of brooding about your fate, that you haven’t enough money, and that you have to continue living in a small apartment, change your thoughts. That is all that is necessary.
See yourself in your imagination living in the apartment of your dreams. It does not matter if you haven’t enough money. Just imagine yourself living in your “new” apartment and see it as a reality. The opportunity or way will present itself. The power of thoughts will work for you too.
Many books and articles have been written on the subject, and each new book or article opens to the reader a new viewpoint. Each book may mention something that the other did not. In order to understand the subject fully, it is advisable to read several books.
Overcoming Limited Thinking
Creative visualization can do great things, but for every person there are some areas, which he may find hard to change, at least in the immediate future. This is a great power, but there are some limits to using it. These limits are within us, not in the power.
Very often we limit ourselves and cannot look beyond a limited circle. We limit ourselves by our thoughts and beliefs. The wider we can look at the world and ourselves, the greater are our possibilities. Any limits 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.
A Personal Example of Creative Visualization
Sometimes what we visualize materializes fast, at other times it may take longer. There are various reasons why this happens.
Years ago, before I got married, I decided to visualize a date. I imagined myself sitting in a restaurant and talking with a girl. I concentrated on this image several times during the day, several minutes each time.
The next day, a girl working in the same place where I worked, asked me if I could come to her desk. I hardly ever spoke with her, maybe just saying good morning. I went to her desk and she asked me whether I had a girl friend. When she heard that I did not have one, she proposed to introduce me to one of her girl friends.
She gave me the phone number of the girl, whom I called the same day, asking her to meet me. We met and sat in a restaurant, exactly as I visualized. All this happened within about 24 hours. Surprising isn’t it? This power can sometimes work real fast.
Oh, you are curious to know what happened with that girl? Well, nothing, because she was not the type of girl I was looking for. I rather used the power of visualization haphazardly, not thinking about the qualities, looks etc. I just thought about meeting a girl, a wish that came true.
Guidelines for Creative Visualization:
Think, meditate and listen to your intuition before you start.
Ascertain that only good will result from your visualization.
Sit alone in a quiet place, where you are not disturbed.
Relax your body.
Breathe rhythmically and deeply several times.
Visualize the object or situation that you desire.
See in your mind a clear and detailed mental image of what you desire to get or accomplish.
Use in your imagination all the five senses, such as sight, hearing, touch, etc.
Put feelings and emotions into what you are doing.
Practice at least twice a day, about 10 minutes each time.
Persevere in your action until you succeed.
Entertain only positive thoughts, feelings and words.
Always stay positive.
During the day, when negative thoughts and doubts arise, replace them with good positive thoughts. As each negative thought comes, look at a positive one instead.
Keep an open mind, so that when the opportunity to materialize your desire arises, you will recognize it and take advantage of it.
After concluding your visualization session, say with concentration and earnestness: “Let everything happen in a harmonious and favorable way for all involved”.
Use the power of imagination only for your and others’ good. Never try to use it to get something that belongs to others. Never try to hurt with this power. You may succeed in this way for a while, but you will have to pay a big price for these kinds of actions.
Nature always aspires to balance. What we do to others, sooner or later returns to us. If we do good deeds, this affects our lives favorably. If we inflict harm, we receive it back. It is not that some outer power punishes us. The retribution is already within our actions. It is a cosmic law. It is like a boomerang; what we do returns back to us.
It is important to acknowledge that most of the time things happen in a natural way. If you desire money, it won’t necessarily drop on your head from the sky or you will win it in the lottery. You may be offered a job or an opportunity to render some service that will land you the money.
Creative visualization works. Our thoughts and feelings, and the pictures we carry in our mind, control our life. By changing them we change our life. But we have to know what we want and why.
Be very careful with your desires, otherwise you may get things and enter into situations that you do not want, and then you will have to find ways to get rid of them.
Make sure that what you are creating is good for all involved, and cause no harm to your environment. It is a great power entrusted in your hands, be careful how you use it. Expect only happiness, good and growth to you and to all involved.
Approach this work with a positive attitude, earnestness and faith, but, at the same time regard it as a game or a play. This attitude will take away any inner tension and restlessness.
Free will and fate?
Thought is power! Use it wisely.
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