Visualization is a powerful technique that can alter your thinking and help turn your dreams into reality. Whether you have experienced visualization techniques
through meditation or yoga classes, delving deeper into the power of visualization might be just what you need to boost your creativity and add some passion into achieving your goals.
What is Visualization?
It’s interesting to note that each person processes life on planet earth using different dominant senses, so it is no wonder that we are each “in our own little world!” Some people experience sound as a dominant sense while others may be more visually oriented. What is important to realize here is that regardless of the dominant sense, our brain is constantly processing our experience, and as we go about the day, we are creating responses and situations that are in alignment with our most powerful and present thoughts.
This is where developing skills of visualization can help us realize our dreams and goals. By “feeding” our brain thoughts that conjure up positive images and healthy emotional responses toward things we feel passionate about, we teach ourselves how it will feel to be in the imagined situation. In a sort of “practice until it’s perfect” sense, as we learn to visualize desired outcomes to situations and interactions, we create positive dominant thought patterns
that begins to affect all aspects of our relationships and our life.
So, how do we fine tune and fortify this skill? Let’s begin by answering the question: How do you see your truly fulfilled self?
1. Connect With Your Passion
What are you passionate about? Allow positive thoughts to bloom in your mind. Imagine what it feels like to experience that activity which you love. Fill yourself with the energy that surrounds these experiences. Pay attention to what kindles the fires of your imagination and make journal notes or drawings as you discover hidden aspects of yourself. This can be a great time for self-reflection and the steps you need to take to make your dreams come true.
2. Recall Your Pinnacle Moments
Recall past moments where you enjoyed a high point, or when you felt as though your experience truly fed your soul. Relive the moment in your mind and recall as much detail from your five senses as possible. Keeping detailed ‘movies’ of pinnacle experiences readily available in your memory helps your body and brain bathe in the euphoria and sense of well-being, success and achievement
that is alive and present within the field of pure potential for each of us.
3. Imagine Your Experience in Detail
Use your Pinnacle Moments as a touchstone or reference point against which desired experiences can be measured or evaluated. Next, during your next meditation, create imagined moments where the energy is a match, or, even better, exceeds it! Along with energy, imagine what you’re wearing, who you’re with, what you’re doing, what you’re saying, and everything else that will help you create the moment in your head. Remember, your brain still processes the experience, even if it’s only in your imagination. Carry the feeling of the imagined experience forward as you dream and expand your potential.
If you take time everyday to visualize yourself achieving your goals and feeding your mind well, you will begin to see changes in yourself and your world - the sky’s the limit here!
For a guided visualization meditation to start your new year right, check out this video by Brain Education TV: