My Version of Visualization

I'm curious... what do you want?

What do you really, really want for yourself?

For many people, the answer to that qestion is elusive and so they stumble through life feeling unfulfilled.

When I was younger the only thing I had clarity around was my hair. I had a hair plan in high school.

First I would grow it long.

Then I would get married.

On my honeymoon, I would get it braided into cornrows.

Then I would cut it short.

And guess what? My plan unfolded perfectly! I could see each phase in my imagination before it actually happened.

I knew that this practice  of visualization worked because my mom taught it to me when I was in grade 4 and I manifested my biggest dream as an eight year old.

Visualization has worked well for me because it helps bring me clarity on what I want in life.

I do my visualization practice every morning before getting up and in the evening before bed. 

I've studied visualization intensively from a variety of different teachers, including John Kehoe, Trevor Blake, Debra Poneman, Marci Shimoff, and Mary Morrissey. From their teachings, I've created a great process that works for me and I would love to share it with you.

Take a few moinutes to write down your ideal circumstances in each of these categories:

  1. Health
  2. Relationships
  3. Career/Livelihood
  4. Finances

Start each category with the phrase: I'm so happy and grateful now that...

Once a day, read over what you wrote and spend some time imagining what life would be like if that were true.

Some people get a clear image in their minds. It might look like you're watching a movie of your life, or it might be you actually living it. Other people get more of a feeling. Some people hear their visualization. Any way it shows up for you is fine. What's important to know is that practice is necessary. Our imagination muscle can get a little rusty.

The ultimate purpose of visualization is to increase your vibration. What you dream for youself is a higher vibration than where you're currently at. 

Spending 5-10 minutes each day visualizing your ideal life lessens the energetic gap, until, eventually, you've increased your vibration so much that your an energetic match to your dreams and then it's time to create new ones.

I do my visualization practice morning and night to keep my dreams close to my heart. I've refined each of the 4 areas many times.

Is visualization worthwhile? I say yes for these reasons:

  • If I'm going to be thinking something, it might as well be something that makes me feel great.
  • It helps me get greater clarity about what I want in my life.
    It keeps me open to possibility.
  • I've had spectacular results.

Does it take courage to turn your thoughts towards dreams and possibility? Absolutely. It's so easy to fall into the habit of thinking about worst-case scenarios and to focus on what life looks like right now.

I urge you to be courageous and write out your ideal life in each of the 4 categories. It will be your first step towards a life where anything is poosible and dreams shape-shift into reality.