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Visualization methods are important for manifesting our goals and desires. When we are able to picture things clearly, in detail, and most importantly see ourselves in the exact situation or occupation we want to be in, it is much more likely that the Universe will grant us what we want. It works so well because, when we can see ourselves doing something, we also show we believe it can happen and will allow it to happen. That is why it is so important to hone our mental skills by brushing up on some simple, yet effective, mind-sharpening visualization methods.
We can all increase our capacity for mental imaging using visualization methods. Even though some are born with an ability to see three dimensional objects easily in their minds, we all have a natural inclination for this. Some of us just need to work on it. We do this through training and exercises, as well as meditation. Once we strengthen our minds, it is easy to picture whatever we want in as much detail as we want. That is very exciting, because, as we all know, what we see clearly with our mind's eye, we can manifest in the material world.
Practice these Visualization Methods
Here are a few easy visualization methods to start working with your brain to produce sharper, clearer mental images:
Meditate. Meditation is highly important for
just about all we do. It increases concentration to lengthen our
attention span, relieves depression and anxiety, and actually makes us
smarter. In today's world, just about everything we do causes our minds
to work and think differently. The more time we spend in front of the TV
or on the computer, the shorter our focus becomes. This is the reason
many today say visualization is just too hard. Without the ability to
concentrate for any length of time, how could we hope to produce
detailed daydreams? This is where meditation comes into play.
minutes of meditation a day will undo what the TV and internet do so
well. It will help us overcome our unhealthy addictions to media and
entertainment, and calm our minds. Instead of constant distraction, we
will be able to be peaceful and in the moment. These are prime
conditions for visualization. It helps to begin with a blank slate and
then slowly introduce images and scenes. Many have their best creative
dreams just after a long, quiet session on the mat.
meditating, there are other ways to sharpen our imaginations and visualization
skills. Certain exercises help us create and sustain memories of objects inside
our minds. One example is an exercise done using normal objects. It works like
a) Sitting comfortably pick an object in the room
with you that is fixed and still. Hold your eyes on it for several moments.
Take in the color, shape, texture and every other detail you can. Keep your
mind perfectly focused on the one object.
b) After you think you've got it, close your eyes
and try to see the object in your mind. See how much detail you can recall and
how detailed and three-dimensional you can make the image.
c) Start with something small and simple, then work
your way up to more difficult objects. You can also see if you can shorten the
length of time you look at a thing before closing your eyes and seeing it
Another short, mental exercise we can use every day
is a screenplay exercise. In this exercise, you write a script for yourself and
imagine yourself having a conversation with someone else, telling them about an
event you wish or hope will happen. This uses words instead of images, but you
will notice, as you start imagining the conversation, you will begin to see the
other person and what he or she might be saying, and you will be able to see
yourself as you talk. You may even start to develop other details, such as the
time of day, the scenario (where it takes place) and what you are wearing.
This exercise helps with a few
things: First, it activates the imagination because we are telling a story. Our
minds immediately get a visual and react to what we think is happening. Second,
it will help us plot the details of our future dream and affirm them as we
imagine saying them to someone else. Finally, it will help us create images as
we discuss the event.
Developing strong visualization methods and skills
are extraordinarily helpful when it comes to plotting the future, and
even for changing the present. Any time we can see ourselves doing
something, the Universe can help us find a way to actually do it. This
is the power of our minds to co-create the world we live in.
All we have
to do is prepare our minds, and then exercise that power in a way that
makes us as happy as we all deserve to be.