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The Ultimate Guide to Creative Visualization

Creative-VisualizationI have used creative visualization randomly throughout the past few years to reach certain goals of mine and I knew about its benefits.

I read the book “The Subconscious Mind Power” where the role of visualization is emphasized in creating our reality.

But for whatever reason I never started doing it consistently.

I think a lot of us know about visualization and its power but few of us actually do it on a regular basis–like every day or even every other day.

How I started.

Well, the first time I truly got to thinking about making it a part of my daily routine was when I met a lady at one of the seminars I went to. The lady was diagnosed with some untreatable disease awhile ago and was told she had 6 months left to live at the most.

That is when someone told her about visualization and she decided to give it a try. She had nothing to lose after all. She was living in a wheelchair at the time and couldn’t walk or even stand on her own. Three month after using visualization, she started walking. A month later doctors said she was going to live.

Now 3 years later, she looks and feels better than she felt in a long time, has a prospering business and loves every second of her life.

All of that just with the use of creative visualization.

When I heard a real person standing in front me telling me this story, that’s when I decided that I had to try it.

Why does it work?

I call visualization a process of consciously convincing our subconscious to bring us something we want to manifest.

A lot of our daily thoughts and actions are affected by our subconscious programming. Unfortunately, we didn’t choose most of that programming, it got imprinted there in childhood or through certain experiences we had in life. Some of the beliefs our subconscious holds don’t make sense at all, but we live them often without realizing it.

Well, the process of visualization is designed to help us to consciously choose our programming. This in turn will help us live a more conscious life. Of course, it is still programming, but a conscious one, made by choice, if it makes any sense.

Our subconscious mind doesn’t understand the difference between real and imaginary. Our subconscious mind is also connected to the Universal Mind which can create anything.

Once our subconscious takes something as a truth, it will find a way to bring it into our reality. You will start becoming a person that can really reach the goal you are visualizing. Ideas, opportunities, and people will start showing up in your life sometimes in miraculous ways.

I truly believe that this world is abundant and everything we ever wanted or needed is already here. Our limiting beliefs though distract our mind from seeing the right opportunity and acting on it.

Visualization helps us to focus our mind, get rid of distractions or limiting beliefs and as a result we start seeing opportunities and acting on them.

Visualization also makes us highly intuitive, so some events might look like a miracle, like an urge to go to some place where you’ll meet a person you needed or do something that will bring you closer to a goal of yours.

That is our subconscious guiding us and sending us in the right direction.

The human mind is a miraculous machine. It can reach anything, all you have to do is make it believe and give it a specific goal to achieve.

Get Clear First

But before you start visualizing you have to get really clear on what it is you want to manifest.

Without getting clear on your true desires, visualization might still work, most likely it will work if you do it right, but reaching those goals won’t make you happy. You have to find your true desires coming from your soul and align them with your mind beliefs. This is the only  way to experience true joy and fulfillment.

You can convince your mind of anything, but your soul, your Highest Self will help you only with those goals that correspond to your calling you came here to accomplish.  So it is important to find your true goals.

Check out my Life Purpose Series to discover your Life Purpose and then make sure that the goals you set are aligned with it.

Once you’ve discovered the goals that come from your soul, it is time to convince your mind using visualization.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve.” Napoleon Hill.

Let’s start.

1. Find a place where you won’t be interrupted for a few minutes.

2.  Set the intention for your visualization session. What do you want to accomplish with it? This step is very important. Clear intention in the beginning will ensure a big part of the success of the session. Examples of intentions: “Get into the feeling of abundance so that I can attract it into my life.” “See myself as a confident person so that I can improve my self-esteem.” What is your intention?

3. Think of exactly what you are going to visualize before you start. The best way to do it if you have enough time is to write out your Ideal Day. You can read about how to come up with your ideal day here. If you don’t have enough time to visualize your whole ideal day than just pick a part of that day or just some particular goal of yours you want to manifest.

4. Get into the alpha state. This is the best state of mind to impress your subconscious with your goals. That’s when your logical conscious mind is not interrupting and access to your subconscious is open. If you are meditating, getting into alpha state should be easy for you. If not, then just get in a comfortable position lying down or sitting in a chair and deliberately start relaxing every part of your body by focusing your attention on it and letting go off the tension.

5. Start visualizing. When visualizing make sure to follow the guidelines below.

  • Be in the picture, don’t look at it as if from afar
  • Involve all five of your senses. This is very important to make the experience as real as possible for your mind.
  • Important: Especially involve your feelings. Your feelings are your subconscious mind’s preferred mode of communication. If you want to impress it quickly, use your feelings.

Use as much detail as you can but don’t worry if the picture is fuzzy. You will get better with practice and remember, your feelings are the most important part. As long as you get the desired feelings, the quality of the picture is not that important.

It is the vibration or the energy that you send out that is going to impress your subconscious and make it believe.

If you are visualizing the whole ideal day (click on the link to read about the Ideal Day), it might take you about 20-30 minutes. If you are visualizing just a part of your ideal day or a certain goal of yours then it might take anywhere from 5 minutes and up.

Do the best you can and let go of the rest. You don’t have to be perfect, just do what you can.

Any time you dedicate to your vision is better than no time at all.

Always visualize as if the goal of yours came true already. Live it. Feel it. Believe it. You’ll see that physical reality will follow your vision soon.

I truly believe that the Ideal Day creative visualization technique is one of the most powerful techniques out there for shifting your reality. So, I prepared a 27-page report called the Ultimate Guide to Ideal Day Creative Visualization Technique for you outlining exactly how to do it.

I also have my guided visualization meditation mp3 for you to download. In that mp3 I guide you through the whole visualization session to ensure that you stay focused and don’t get distracted.

The mp3 was recorded using brainwave technology that will put you into meditative alpha state that you need for effective visualization.

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Start using visualization if you want to create quicker and more effortless change in your life. It works for sure, so give it a try for a month at least and see for yourself.

As always live consciously, be yourself, follow your dreams!

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Marina December 29, 2009 at 5:28 am

What an informative and easy to read article! I think everyone can find something new and valuable here. I know that this is a very powerful and effective technique. Thanks for sharing your experience and recommendations with us. I wish luck to everyone who was inspired to try it, I know that I will.

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Steven Aitchison December 29, 2009 at 6:01 am

Hi Lana, I love creative visualisation and have used it for years ever since I read the book of the same title. This is an informative post and should help anybody starting out in visualisation.

I hope 2010 brings you everything you want.
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Gordie December 29, 2009 at 6:41 am

Visualization is so powerful. I first started to become interested in it after reading “The Answer” by John Assaraf and Murray Smith. Visualization and meditation are part of my 2010 plans to improve myself.
.-= Gordie´s last blog ..Beyond Blogging. =-.

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Lana December 29, 2009 at 6:58 am

Marina, thank you, good luck in trying the technique, I really hope it helps you reach your big goals and I know you have many of those:)
.-= Lana´s last blog ..The Ultimate Guide to Creative Visualization =-.

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Lana December 29, 2009 at 7:01 am

@Steven thank you, I wish you the same for 2010, I know it is going to be a great year for you.

@Gordie good luck with visualization, just remember you don’t have to improve yourself, everything you ever needed is within you already, you just have to discover it. Visualization will defnitely help you with that:)
.-= Lana´s last blog ..The Ultimate Guide to Creative Visualization =-.

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Anthony Feint December 29, 2009 at 8:42 am

What a great guide – i’m definitely going to give this a try in the coming year
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Kaushik | beyond-karma.com December 29, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Hi Lana,

A very informative article–thanks.

I do think visualization is a powerful technique, particularly for health.

As you point out, we are full of limiting beliefs. But I think it’s difficult in the mind to let go particular beliefs. I’ve found it easier to simply be aware, which in a sense is letting go all beliefs. As you say, whatever we do, we much be clear first.

Thanks, great article!

k
.-= Kaushik | beyond-karma.com´s last blog ..Radical Transformation =-.

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Lana December 29, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Thanks Anthony, definitely give it a try and let me know how it worked for you.
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Lana December 29, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Kaushik, I totally agree, being fully aware in every moment is the best we could do. Thank you for commenting!
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Rocky | R O C K O N O V A.COM December 29, 2009 at 11:13 pm

hey Lana, yea I definitely agree with how powerful creative visualization can really be.

“Use as much detail as you can but don’t worry if the picture is fuzzy. You will get better with practice and remember, your feelings are the most important part. As long as you get the desired feelings, the quality of the picture is not that important.
It is the vibration or the energy that you send out that is going to impress your subconscious and make it believe.”

Love that!
.-= Rocky | R O C K O N O V A.COM´s last blog ..What A Mortal Enemy Has Taught Me About Right Understanding =-.

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David/Yourfinances101 December 29, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Great post as usual, thanks!
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Lana December 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm

@Rocky, thank you, glad you liked it!

@David, thanks, I appreciate your support!
.-= Lana´s last blog ..The Ultimate Guide to Creative Visualization =-.

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Josue December 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

The part that hit a chord with me was the part where you see yourself in the picture. This is one of the best articles I have read in a while.

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Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills December 30, 2009 at 4:18 am

Hi Lana, visualization actually stimulates the right side of our brain for a more whole brain experience. This kind of stimulation encourages theta waves and creates a sense of easy mastery over our direction and intention. Those who seem to easily excel at complicated tasks generally do so by using visualization to enter a state of flow.
.-= Jonathan – Advanced Life Skills´s last blog ..Goal Setting or Wishful Thinking? =-.

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Lana December 30, 2009 at 7:19 am

@Josue, thank you, I agree, I used to visualize myself as if from afar before, works so much better when you are actually in the picture.

@Jonathan thank you for a valuabkle input, state of flow – you said it perfectly, that’s what it helps us with.
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Armen Shirvanian December 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Hey Lana.

I agree with this line here:

“Once our subconscious takes something as a truth, it will find a way to bring it into our reality.”

I have seen that happen time and time again. Our brain can process early on how something will go, and also is able to show what will eventually happen before we even are certain of it.. This is why we need to accept what we start to think of, and act in response to it long before it happens.

I like how you show to pro-actively set a goal or image in our mind with this visualization. There was probably a time where I would say this was ridiculous, but now I know how much of an impact it can be. Also, any time spent toward a goal or vision we have is well worth it.

Advanced stuff here.
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Amit Sodha - The Power Of Choice December 30, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Visualisation has always been a big part of my life and there is no denying it’s power. Anyone who doesn’t believe it has not executed it properley or didn’t believe they were going to succeed by doing it.

A lovely and superbly succint post Lana. I truly hope you manifest all that you desire in 2010. A very happy new year! 🙂
.-= Amit Sodha – The Power Of Choice´s last blog ..For 2010 – 10 Unusual Places To Get Inspired For The New Year =-.

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Lana December 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm

@Armen, I know some people still think it is ridiculous, if we don’t see it and can’t touch, doesn’t always mean it doesn’t exist. Thanks for the comment!

@Amit thank you for the comment and New Year wishes, I know this year is going to be great for many of us!
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JACQUI JONES December 31, 2009 at 9:41 am

When I woke up this morning, the thought going through my head was that how you perceive things makes such a huge difference to how you move forward in life. A person that thinks they are lucky tends to attract luck, an anxious person tends to attract stressful situations. Then I read this article and it inspired me. If only we had been taught these things as children! To live consciously is powerful. Although it may take some effort, it is worth it. Thank you Lana

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Hulbert January 1, 2010 at 12:49 am

Hi Lana. This is a cool post. I can relate to this because I wrote something similar to my blog. I like to use creative visualization to put me in places that I don’t have access to in the moment. Like you say, the mind can’t really tell the difference between what’s happening outside of your thoughts to what’s happening in them. I think this is very effective for anybody that truly masters it. So thanks for this, and also before the day ends, I just wanted to also say have a happy new year! 🙂
.-= Hulbert´s last blog ..My 100th Post =-.

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Hulbert January 1, 2010 at 12:50 am

Note: I’m in Pacific Time, and the day hasn’t end here… yet. Heh. 😉
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Lana January 1, 2010 at 1:26 am

You are right Jacqui, I wish conscious living was taught at school or by our parents. Well, we can do it to our kids. Thank you for a great comment.

Hulbert, Happy New Year to you too, the day hasn’t end here either:) Thanks for commenting!
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