Imagine you are walking down the shore of a tranquil lake and you can feel the warm summer breeze flowing through your hair.
When you stand up, you can feel the warmth of the sun fill up your entire being, bathed in beautiful sunlight.
What did you see? How did you feel?
As you imagined that, every picture we have in our mind are continuously sending communication to our subconscious mind whether we know it or not.
Even though you are visualizing a calm scene inside your mind, your body also become calm.
How the Images in our mind influence reality
As we create the images in our mind, we also influence our reality to become closer to our what we see in our mind.
We don’t change our mind to fit with reality, we are continuously shaping our reality to fit with our mind.
When we imagine, we are shaping our mind.
When we are visualizing, we are the reality inside our mind. This is important because we take actions from what we think.
Here I will show you how to use the power of visualization through imagination.
What is Visualization?
Visualization is picturing an image in your mind’s eye. It is seeing a picture when you close your eyes.
You are using your creative mind to use the strongest part of you – your imagination.
“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein.
Like memories, visualization is creating all the images, sounds, and feelings of an environment.
Although 99% of people say they can’t visualize, the truth is that everyone is born with the ability to visualize.
But the more logical you are, the harder it is to do it. Logical people can visualize. It is those who habitually use logic to the point that they rarely show emotions or creativity that will have problems.
Why you should use your Imagination
Research has shown that the subconscious mind does not have the ability to tell the difference between reality and imagination.
A few years ago, an experiment was held involving an actor showing the power of the subconscious mind.
The actor’s heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure were being monitored. When the actor pretended to be angry, his blood pressure rises.
His heart rate increased and breathing sped up.
Then when the actor was told to pretend he was walking down on a soothing and beautiful beach, his blood pressure began to drop.
His heart rate decreased and his breathing became slow and steady.
What does this have to do with imagination?
The actor’s bodily functions changed simply by pretending. As we imagine something, the subconscious mind will respond as if you were actually there.
It can’t tell the difference!
How Visualization Works
The primary language of the subconscious mind is images.
Visualization is a direct communication to your subconscious mind.
This is how visualization works: What we picture in our mind with focused, clear vision and emotions sends a signal to your subconscious mind that this is what you want to create in your life.
When our thoughts and pictures becomes dominant, it will come out through our actions.
How to Use the Power of Visualization
- Relax and get a picture in your mind
You want to first get into the alpha state consciousness before beginning visualization.
Then imagine the object and watch the images in your mind.
If you are using visualization to manifest your desires, imagine the scenario in the present, 1st person and as if you already succeeded.
For example, if your goal is to make a great professional presentation, imagine your outcome as You being awesome.
Hold this image or scene steady in your mind. Closing your eyes helps. Breathe from the diaphragm.
- Sense yourself in your image and make it realistic as possible.
Immerse yourself in the image. Where are you, what are you doing, what did you say, how did you feel?
Visualize how other people reacts to you and include as many details as possible to make it realistic for you.
Instead of thinking it as visualization, think of it as you jumping into your future self’s eyes and see what he/she sees and experiences.
- Repetition. Repetition. Repetition.
Your communication gets across better when it’s repeated.
Visualization is a skill. It can be harnessed and it can be improved.
After that, take action and stop thinking about it.
Let go and let your subconscious mind handle the rest.
You might feel anxious that you are not in control and you may not know exactly when it will happen, but as long as you don’t have any resistance, your subconscious mind will kick in automatically.
When it comes down to visualization, the intensity and realism of our images will impress the subconscious mind.
Before we know it, our vision becomes reality.