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Creative Visualisation

What is Creative Visualisation?

Creative visualisation is a practise of using your thoughts to deliberately create an experience or outcome as you want it to be. You create the desired outcome in your mind before it has actually occurred. It is a technique of using your imagination to create what you want in life.

Thoughts and visualisation go hand in hand. When you visualise you think, when you think you visualise. This may come as a surprise to some but we do not think in words, we think with pictures. Try it. Think back to something that happened today. Do you see the event in words or images?

Thoughts are images, pictures of our world and imagery in the language of the subconscious mind.   

There is nothing new, unusual or strange about creative visualisation. It is just like any other natural law which anyone can use. In fact we are all using it all of the time. It is just that the majority of people aren’t aware of what they are creating because they aren’t always aware of their thoughts. What we see is in our physical world is the ‘effect’ and what we think is what created it, ‘cause’.

“Your thoughts and feelings are Cause and what manifests is Effect”

Because the majority of people are unaware of their thoughts, they go about their daily lives thinking the same thoughts, creating the same experiences again and again. For example, those who consciously or subconsciously tell themselves “my job’ lousy” that’s what they experience. If you talk about how bad your relationships are and you always attract the wrong type of person, that’s what you attract and experience. If you talk about friends letting you down, they do.

Whatever your thoughts are predominantly focused on supported by feelings and beliefs you will experience. The outcome of your experience is always a match to your thoughts, beliefs and feelings whether perceived good or bad, wanted or unwanted. 

You should think of thoughts as seeds. Each one has the potential to grow into an experience. You nurture each thought (seed) with the attention you put on it. Through the repetition of thinking the same thought you create a belief. Your thoughts and beliefs create your emotions and feelings and these are the ingredients for the fertiliser that help you grow your seed.


Start monitoring your thoughts

To help in being effective with creative visualisation initially, you should become aware of what you are experiencing internally, noticing your thoughts and the images, feeling and emotions they create as you go about your daily life. As you do you will start to notice these more often. You will be amazed at the thoughts, images, emotions and feelings you have when doing routine things; you will notice the negativity in conversations; the little things that people moan about and place so much attention and effort into. You will start to see why things are the way they are in your life; why the fertiliser isn’t working to grow the seed you planted (Thoughts), into the plants (Desires), you want!

By monitoring your thoughts in this way you will begin to understand yourself better, you will learn who you are. You will notice what brings up negative thoughts and feelings. You will become aware of feelings towards yourself and how they might be holding you back. This will enable you to change those thoughts to ones that create positive feelings and emotions, enabling you to work towards a more harmonious life and the things you want to experience.

Use your emotions as your inner guidance system. They are like an inner wisdom that can tell you many things about your experiences if you pay attention to them. They are valuable teachers and should be used all the time as a guide to move towards better feeling thoughts.

Meditation is also a great way to become self aware. There many types and forms of Meditation. The common feature between each technique is they all focus your awareness on what is going on inside of you. You should use Meditation in your daily routine or at least two to three times a week. There is an article on Mediation in the resource section.



How to use Creative Visualisation

Creative visualisation is not simply positive thinking but the use of imagination to create a desired outcome. You are ‘deliberately’ trying to create what you want to experience in your physical world. 

Creative Visualisation is only to be used for good, to create harmony and happiness for yourself and others. Trying to use it to control others in a harmful manner is focussing on the negative and these will become a reality in your experience. Any use of creative visualisation to control, influence or persuade others or a situation in an attempt to gain what you want in a negative or harmful manner will create more of the same in your experience. It creates a discord in the natural balance between who you really are and the Universe. Only you can create your reality and others theirs so trying to change others is pointless.

Remember if you play out a horror movie you’re not going to experience a comedy!

Think of yourself as the Producer, director, script writer the movie maker!

The steps to follow are:

  1. You need to set yourself a goal, a desire you want to experience;
  2. You have to visualise, have a clear picture of your desire;
  3. Think of your desire as often as possible;
  4. The desire should produce positive energy, through positive thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Sometimes it is helpful to write down as much as you can about the end result, the things you want to creatively visualise into your experience. Put in all the details, the feelings, the characters, the scenes, locations, the conversations what ever fits into making it real for you. This helps in keeping you focused and helps build the imagined outcome. It also helps ensure you cover all areas. For example if you are going for an interview think of all the things you might have to do to prepare; how you will get there; who you will meet, what you will wear, what questions you will be asked. Then you can play out how you will react and undertake to all of these. You may see yourself doing the research on the company; imagine what the office will be like, how you will travel to the offices, how you will get on with interviewer and how well you answer the questions; how you will react when you receive the letter offering you the job and finally seeing yourself in the job, the end result, your desire fulfilled, as if you already have it.

As the Movie Maker you have full control of every detail. If there‘s something you want to change, change it. If you need to add something, add it. Don’t leave things to chance. Chance isn’t being creative it is taking what you're given and hoping it works out! 

As you are creatively visualising the end result as if already in your reality it isn’t always necessary to put in all the steps. However, it is good practise because there may be things you desire that require other elements. For example if you wanted a bigger house and hadn’t thought about how you could afford it and run it, you might think about this afterwards and doubt may set in. This may push your desired outcome into a different perspective even out altogether because you now believe it was unachievable. If you visualised yourself wealthy then this would be more realistic in seeing yourself in a bigger house. By thinking through the details you would remember such things. The example given above with the job interview is just to show you that what ever the end result it is important to get in as much detail as possible so it feels realistic and believable to achieve.

You should try starting off with small things, things that seem realistic, believable and achievable to you. This will build confidence in the power of creative visualisation and you can then move onto bigger things! 

Remember you visualise all the time, you create your own reality. Because it’s not often seen as deliberate you don’t recognise it as being your creation. All your realities are your creation without exception. Start monitoring your thoughts, feelings and emotions and you will start to notice your creations!



What if I can’t visualise?

Some people find it hard or even can’t ‘see’ a mental picture. If this happens to you don’t worry. As with so many things in life it is with practice that it becomes possible. Try imagining past experiences, a nice meal you had; your favourite room; a beach you visited; a family event; a works outing or replay a scene from movie you love in your mind. Find something that is easy for you to recreate in your mind. As you do try and recall as much details as you can, the colours, smells, feelings, scenes, characters, people you met, types of furniture, the texture of the sand, the food, the clothes you wore. Try and recall as much as you can. As you practice on things you have already experienced it will become easier when trying to create something new for yourself. 

We are all capable of visualisation and imagination. The difference is how each of us build the images we see. The thing to remember is whatever you see will have meaning to you.

Try this. Close your eyes and imagine a chair. Now did you see a chair or did you think of what a chair looks like? It doesn’t really matter as the end results are the same because you were able to imagine a chair either through an image or through your thoughts.

Imagination is the ability of forming mental images, sensations and concepts when they are not perceived through our senses. Imagination is a faculty through which we often encounter our world. We use it when we touch, smell, taste, see and hear. We coalesce what we receive through our senses into thoughts, feelings, emotions and images.

If you like reading what images come into your mind when the author is describing a scene? What images or thoughts come up when reading articles in magazines or newspapers?

Have you ever had someone read to you? Storytelling is a great way to train your imagination. When you daydream you are visualising or using your imagination.

Why not find a book and read a small passage from it and see what images, thoughts, feelings and emotions it stirs up. This will give you an indication on how you see things in your minds eye. 



How do I creatively visualise?

Creative visualisation is best done at a time you know you won’t be disturbed for at least half an hour. Find somewhere quiet and warm where you can either sit or lie down. Now you need to relax. You can use the Muscle Tensing method to relax here.

The muscle tensing relaxation method is like a meditation. You become aware of your body and how it feels as you move through each set of muscles.

When your relax the body you also slow your brain waves. You need to do this because your subconscious mind is more prone to accepting information when the conscious mind is relaxed and unable to analyse or contradict what you are thinking. The brain wave levels you are trying to reach are anywhere between:

Alpha - Relaxed but alert, seven to thirteen pulses per second; and
Theta - First stage of sleep, drowsiness, four to seven, pulses per second.

Both these brain waves are experienced when daydreaming and all of us are able to daydream whether we realise it or not. The alpha brain wave is the wave level used in Hypnosis and Theta is used in Theta healing. There are articles on both subjects on this site.

Now for the best part!  

Visualise or bring in the thoughts that create the images of the situation, object or experience of your desire as if already in your reality. Make it as real as you can. See it as precisely as you can. Bring in the emotions and feelings you will have as if it were already in your experience. Picture yourself being, doing and having that experience. Feel it, see it, experience it, as if it is already in the here and now!

Visualise and think the thoughts that make it as real for you as you can. Include all the things that would be there if you had it in your experience. Include friends, family, work colleagues. If it’s a job you’re going for, see yourself being congratulated by friends and family. See yourself reading the letter confirming you have the position and your reactions to it. If it’s a car, what colour is it? What model? What size of engine and interior does it have? 

Once you have everything exactly as you want it to be in your head, think of it as often as you can. Think of it throughout the day. The more you think about it the more positive thoughts are created backed up with positive emotions and feelings. All this positive energy is being picked up by the Universe and it will start to send you little prompts, drawing you to what you have asked for. You have planted your seed, now you just have to keep nurturing and fertilising it with your positive energy and it will grow into the plant you want.

The last part and a very important one, is you have to believe, believe that what you have requested is already yours. Give thanks as if you already have it. You must not waver, you must not doubt, you must not falter from what you have asked for. You must have an unwavering belief that what you have asked for is already yours. Gratitude and an unwavering belief, acknowledges your faith in what you are doing and faith in the Universe to deliver what you have asked for. 



Become aware of your Visualisation playback

As with most things in life our experiences are often played out in stages. Opportunities come up, we notice things that interest us and we pursue them. We meet someone that leads us into and onto new things. Ideas spring from nowhere. A book may catch your eye.

Once you have undertaken your creative visualisation you need to watch out for it being played back. There will be little incidents, synchronicities, people, events, books that the Universe will send you to draw you towards the desire you have creatively visualised. Sometimes you won’t recognise them because they may appear differently to how you visualised or imagined them or simply because you haven’t become aware of spotting them. You might just not recognise them as they are the stages leading up to your desire which you wouldn’t have visualised. This doesn’t matter just so long as you take action when they come along and they ‘feel right’ to you. Use your emotions as your guide. Try and feel what it would be like to take any action on what is put in front of you.   

In the example above I didn’t mention how you found the job. This is because you are visualising the end result. If you are looking for a new job you may have forgot to visualise how that job was found. If this was the case it isn’t necessary to go off and visualise looking in the job section because the job may come from a meeting with someone. You may just stumble across it. The thing is to recognise these little signs the Universe sends you that draw you towards your end result, the thing you have creatively visualised.

As the Universe is only a source of well-being it doesn’t matter that you miss some of the signs sent as it will send you more. The down side is it will take longer for your desire to be fulfilled.


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