Friday, November 18, 2011

Creatively Visualize your Reality

Imagine yourself lying in this hammock (Photo courtesy of
Wikimedia Commons Free Images)
I love creative visualization and how it has the potential to shape my reality. While traditionally this might mean visualizing or seeing something in your mind's eye, I believe visualization can happen on a more sensual level, which ultimately makes it creative. We can creatively visualize using all of our senses--seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling, touching and even intuiting--to attain a desired outcome.

What might this look like? You dream of taking a trip somewhere...perhaps the tropical south, an exotic sandy oasis bathed in sunshine. You close your eyes and see yourself there, hearing the sounds of it, smelling the smells and tasting the salt of the sea, touching the textures, feeling at peace in this environment, and intuiting what that means for you.

This simple act can create our reality. The mind is a powerful vehicle. According to W. Clement Stone, "Whatever the mind...can conceive or believe, it can achieve."

Now you try it: think of something you'd like to do, be, or have. What does that look like when you close your eyes and imagine your goal and its result, using all of your senses?

2 comments:

  1. I whole heartedly agree with you and "create your own reality" is a phrase we use all the time around the house. I know some people think it's hokey, but I absolutely believe our thoughts help create our reality.

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  2. Hello Vicki! Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I like hearing that you use this around the house all the time--sounds like you live it! And thinking that it is hokey creates a certain reality too, doesn't it?

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