The Power of Visualization
When you think visualization, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Do you think hocus pocus bs? New age stuff? Well let me explain to you what is is and why I now swear by it!
Visualization: Visualization is the process of putting together visual mental imagery of what you are wanting to manifest. Consequently, you can start to gain emotions associated with the desired image. In simpler terms, creative visualization is where you visualize what you want and experience the emotions or feelings you would have if it were true.
In essence, what you think about, you bring about.
I was introduced to The Secret/Law of Attraction several years ago. Growing up Southern Baptist and super religious, this was crazy talk based on what I’d been taught, but the more I read and the more I studied, the more it made sense. I began comparing what I’d been taught growing up with what I was currently learning and noticed so many similarities! What they were calling The Law of Attraction was what I knew as “speak things as though they were”. What they called meditation, we called prayer and so on and so forth.
Currently in the process of revamping my morning routine and making some overall life changes, I decided to put what I’d learned to use.
My plan, be more intentional about how I spend every minute of my day and what I choose to focus my energy on. This included thinking more positive and practicing visualization to get what I want and get to where I want to be vs focusing on where I am and what I don’t have. This includes doing the actual work. One thing that’s for certain, the mind is an amazing thing! I’ve always been amazed how we can think ourselves sad. Think ourselves to the point of irritation. Allow our thoughts to talk us out of opportunities. If it’s powerful enough for those things, I’m sure it’s capable of the opposite!
I recently rewatched The Secret. No lie, I watch it about once a week, and no, I’m not tired of it. In The Secret they talk about visualization. They say to think about what it is you want and imagine yourself having it, or having that experience. I’ve heard it a million times but this time I heard it differently. It’s almost like that part became louder while everything around me went silent.
In that moment I decided to add it to my morning routine as part of my daily practice.
Now please understand, I am no expert and this is just my experience.
A few weeks ago I began. I’d get in the shower, close my eyes and start visualizing my day. How I wanted it to go. I’d visualize close parking spaces, things I needed, an overall positive experience. At first I felt kind of silly but I continued. Most recent, my girlfriend and I were going out for the day. We had a bunch of errands to run, and it was the weekend. During my morning visualization, I visualized a park in front of every establishment we went to. I kid you not, there was a park in front of every place we went to!
Coincidence, I thought to myself, but I needed to try it again.
Isn’t it funny how we will visualize, pray or ask for something or a sign, then we get it and not believe that’s it? Both hands raised!
That was me in this case. So I decided to try it with something else. I was in need of a 2020 planner. I decided that I’d visualize my new planner. I visualized a pretty pink planner with a pineapple on it. Well, we went to Office Max, walked in, looked around for a bit then headed to the planners. I turned my head and there it was, a beautiful pink planner with a big pineapple on the front. I gasped! Y’all, I was shook and excited! If it works for parking spaces and planners, what else will it work for?
I’ve now made Visualization part of my daily practice! Do you practice visualization? I’d love to hear about your experience!
Before I go…I was hesitant to share with anyone fearing that no one would believe me, or they’d think I was crazy. When I embarked on a more spiritual path I was called crazy. Told that I was being influenced by the devil. Told that I was fake. I’m always amazed at how people will mock, judge or dismiss what they don’t understand or what doesn’t align with their beliefs. I guarantee you, we can all coexist peacefully if we choose to. During this period, I came across this beautiful quote: