Saturday, November 17, 2007

How to Visualize With Ease

For the Law of Attraction as well as many other things, we need to visualize. But what exactly is visualization? Is it hard? Do you have to actually see what you are visualizing?

If you are asking any of these questions, you are in for a surprising treat. Everyone can visualize perfectly, and you do all the time! The problem is in the misconception about the word visualization. Visualizing does not necessarily mean that you really see what you are visualizing. Visualizing is no different from daydreaming. The difference is that you are directing your visualization with intent, whereas a daydream is more loosely focused.

Another problem is that some people actually can see what they are visualizing, as though it were real. This is a function of a well-developed third eye charka, but is certainly not required to visualize! Visualizing is easy and natural, and I will show you how to become aware of your own ability to visualize and then improve this skill.

A good way to start practicing is to imagine something that you do every day, such as taking a shower, brushing your hair, or putting on your shoes. Close your eyes (or keep them open - some people visualize better one way or the other), and fully imagine that you are doing this activity. If you are taking a shower, imagine reaching out and turning on the faucets. Imagine stepping into the shower and feeling the stream of water on your back. Imagine soaping your body, and then rinsing the soap off. Imagine shampooing your hair. Imagine it all in as detailed a fashion as you can. Because these are activities you perform every day, you may be surprised at how vividly you can imagine them. The more you practice, the better you get.

Another tactic is to do something, then sit down and imagine you are doing it again. Stand up. Take a walk through your house. Stop to touch things, examine, smell things, and taste things. Open your refrigerator door and feel the cool air. Then return to your seat. Close your eyes and imagine you are doing it again, remembering the feeling, look, smell and taste of everything. Recall the way the cool air felt on your skin when you opened the refrigerator. Imagine your activity all the way back to the point where you sat back down in your seat.

It will not take much practice before you notice your imagining (aka visualization) senses are improving. A little practice every week will amount to a huge difference in your skills. More importantly, now that you realize visualization is the easiest thing in the world, and something you can easily do. Now begin your visualization exercises you've been dreading for so long, and see what fun they are!

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest ebook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:


Anja said...

Good article, lovely style of writing too.

CG Walters said...

Very good suggestions, Dick. Thank you.