Robert Collier once said, “Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint, and begin to build.” The subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and what is vividly imagined. This is the power of visualization. If you put a realistic image before your subconscious mind, it will believe it and figure out how to manifest it.
The subconscious mind is a creative force that can bring your thoughts into existence. When you visualize something effectively, the subconscious mind uses the image as a map to keep you on track as you get closer to manifesting that mental picture. The best way to harness the power of visualization is through meditation.
How to Do Visual Imagery Meditation
Visual imagery meditation is simply imagining a scenario in your mind similar to a daydream, and visualize yourself as a part of it. You have to engage all your senses to obtain the best result. Try to touch, see, smell, taste, and hear the imagery to construct a realistic experience. Incorporating visual imagery into your daily routine will make the law of attraction much more powerful for you. Here are the steps you have to follow:
Step 1: Know What You Want
To make your visualization practice work, you have to be sure about what you want in your life. Do you know what you really want? Is it clear in your mind? If the answer is no, spend some time in a quiet corner of your house pondering over the answer. Also, ask yourself what the reason is why you want something.
If what you want is a house on the beach, decide how big it is, how many bedrooms it has and if it has a garage. Be as specific as you can be so that it becomes a realistic goal in your mind, and not just a vague dream.
Step 2: Prepare For Meditation
Once you are certain about what you want, it is time to start the manifestation journey. Spend a little time preparing for the meditation session to deepen your practice.
You can meditate at any time. The ideal time to meditate is on an empty or near-empty stomach right before breakfast or dinner.
Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed for the next 15 minutes. Wear comfortable clothing.
Step 3: The Meditation Journey
Find a suitable position. Sit or lie down comfortably. Begin to relax and allow your mind to settle.
Now close your eyes and breathe deeply. As you breathe in, allow your abdomen to expand outward.
As you exhale, allow your stomach to sink while keeping your chest still.
Keep breathing deeply, inhaling and exhaling as above for a few more times. Then breathe normally.
You’re feeling calm and relaxed.
Now imagine yourself taking a journey into your future. Picture your future self as vividly as you can.
Imagine your dream has become a reality. Visualize your desired professional life. For instance, if your dream is to become a CEO, imagine yourself holding a board of director’s meeting or a press conference.
Envision your desired social life. Imagine yourself enjoying your vacations, traveling to exotic destinations, doing amazing things.
Bring in the feeling as if you are really living your dream. Bring in the colors, textures, smell, and all the qualities that will make this imaginary world as realistic as possible.
Spend around ten minutes imagining your future life.
Step 4: End the Meditation
When it is time to end your meditation, be aware that you are about to end the meditation soon. Do not hurry out of your practice, because coming out too quickly can ruin a perfectly good meditation. Take a couple of minutes to gradually transition from a meditative state to a waking state.
Now shift your focus from inward to outward. Be conscious of your surroundings. Move your upper body slowly and gently. Move your head, neck, and shoulders. Twist your upper body. Now open your eyes.
Ideally, you should make visual imagery meditation a daily part of your life. It is important that you maintain your practice of this exercise until you achieve what you want.
Visual imagery is a very powerful manifestation tool, but sometimes it may take a while to work. If you begin to have a sense that you are not making any progress, don’t lose hope and be more patient. Stick to your practice and in time you will experience dramatic changes in your life as your imagery gradually takes on the material form in the real world. Put your trust in the power of visualization.