Apr 27, 2012

Creative Visualization - part 2

So, now it is time for the basic steps for effective creative visualization, based on Shakti Gawains bestselling book. (Here are the intro and first part if you missed them.)

1. Set your goal
Decide on something you would like to have or create. In the beginning, choose goals that are fairly easy to believe in, that you feel possible to realize in the near future. That way you don´t have to deal with the negative resistance in yourself, and instead maximize the feelings of success as you go along with the process.

2. Create a clear idea or picture
Think of it in the present tense, as already existing. Be as specific with details as possible.

3. Focus on it often
Bring the idea or mental image to mind often. In this way it naturally becomes an integrated part of your life. Focus on it clearly, yet in a light, relaxed way. Don´t strive too hard, that tends to hinder rather than speed up.

4. Give it positive energy
Make strong positive statements to yourself; that it already exists, that it has come or is now coming to you. Create a mental picture when you receive it. These statements are called affirmations, and are one of the most important elements of creative visualization. An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so. Practice affirmations in the present tense, not the future. Say; "I now have a wonderful job" rather than "I will get a wonderful job."

Continue to work on the process until you achieve your goal, or no longer have desire to do so. Goals often change before they are realized, it is part of the human process.

When you achieve a goal, it is important to acknowledge to yourself that it has been completed. Often we achieve things that we have been visualizing and desiring and forget to even notice that we have succeeded. Give yourself some appreciation and be thankful for the fulfilling of your requests.

Good luck!