Shakti Gawain’s classic book “Creative Visualization” is one of the best books for achieving goals. It is clear that whatever we envision and focus on has the potential to take physical form.
But if you’re anything like me, it can be tough to understand how to bring thoughts to life.
Here are some basics to get you started.
Set Your Goal
When you’re starting out with creative visualization, choose a goal that would be easy for you to believe in. You should feel that the goal is possible and achievable in the near future. It’s important to avoid dealing with negative resistance in yourself so that you can maximize what it feels like to be successful with your creative visualization. This will help you gradually be more ambitious with your goals as time goes on. For example, if you are a writer, you could set a goal of increasing your readership by one percent over the next week.
Create A Clear Idea
After you set your goal, you will want to create a clear mental picture or feeling of the goal exactly how you want it. The key here is to imagine it as it already exists at this moment. If you have trouble “seeing“ what it is that you want, you can focus on how you would feel instead. Imagine yourself in the situation and try to include as many details as possible. For example, what does your environment look like, smell like, and feel like? Get into the moment as much as you can.
Focus On It Often
The more often you focus on your intention, the more likely you will achieve it. This has to do with the subconscious mind and how it searches for ways to help you achieve what you want. Bringing your intention to focus during meditations and throughout your day will make it a part of your life. Also, even though you are focusing on what you want often, try to remember to remain calm and relaxed about achieving it. This step should not cause any extra stress.
I could have a goal of attaining wealth, but if it becomes stressful, it could create scarcity in my life.
I’m not about that life.
Give It Positive Energy
Steps three and four are closely related. When you are focusing on your goal, you want to make sure to give it positive and encouraging energy. Giving it positive energy means making strong positive statements to yourself that it is coming to you or that it already exists. Affirmations like “I am grateful for the healing that I have experienced“ will help you see yourself receiving/achieving it. It will always be important to avoid doubts or disbelief during your visualizations and affirmations.
Keep in mind that thoughts are energy. The energy you put out will come back to you.
I hope this has helped you on your journey through Creative Visualization.
I would love to hear your success stories, so drop a comment below!
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2 thoughts on “4 Basic Steps for Creative Visualization”
I always had trouble with visualising my goals and trying to manifest my goals into being. I will definitely be trying the four steps you highlighted and adding this book to my reading list. Thanks for sharing.
That’s awesome, let me know how it goes!