HJ: Until we have tamed the ego, it can and does color many of our experiences in ways that tend to make us frustrated or doubtful and this can apply to any facet of our experience.  Even concepts as simple as visualization can be difficult if we over analyze or doubt ourselves.  In fact, these tendencies, which many times we are not even aware of, can sabotage our efforts to visualize and hence create our reality.

To the article below I would like to make two additions as these are important concepts to practice and understand when in the process of visualizing.

1) Become Aware of Your Beliefs

Our beliefs dictate our perception, and hence what we allow into our lives.  Our imagination and emotions follow our beliefs, and so we can cut ourselves off from many possibilites due to a limiting belief system.  Furthermore, if we don’t truly believe in our visualizations — if we doubt them on some level — we will be shorting all efforts we make, which will ultimately lead to frustration and further disbelief — a vicious cycle.

How can we overcome this?  Begin by observing your thoughts from a detached perspective and noticing when a limiting belief comes up.  Note it, and then create a positive, expansive belief that you would like to replace it with and  begin reprogramming your mind with the new belief through the use of affirmations.

2) Realize That Manifestation Takes Time — Divine Time

While our impatience may cause us to want things the second we think of them, manifestations do not typically occur in this time frame (it’s possible, but rare).  In fact, putting time limits on our visualizations and manifestations actually makes them less likely to occur.  Trying to control this aspect of visualization implies neediness and a lack of trust — and also doubt to a certain degree.  Manifestation happens on divine time — when it is the perfect moment for it to happen.  So simply put your visualization/intention out to the universe in good faith and wait patiently for it to manifest.  Simple.

– Truth

5 Tips For Making Visualisation Work

By David R. Hamilton PhD | Dr. David Hamilton

Here are 5 tips that can be used to help you get the most out of your visualizations, whether you’re applying them to heal your body, to change your life, or to improve your sports performance.

Believe in yourself

This is why I write about and teach the science behind the mind-body connection. If you understand that you’re always affecting your body with your mind, and that the brain doesn’t distinguish between real and imaginary, you realise that your mind is not some floaty, ethereal, thing that only interprets life events, but something that actually causes changes in the body. This way, you develop faith in yourself, that what you imagine, hope for, or intend, does have effects.

You can only do it right

This is something I say every time I guide people through a visualization process. Many people think they can’t visualise because they think everyone else sees in high definition (HD). Trust me, they don’t. But it’s the thought that they do that makes us think we’re doing it wrong. Actually, most people just get a vague set of images. What matters most is your intention and that you’re not thinking that you’re doing it wrong. I like the word, ‘imagine’ rather than visualise, because we all imagine in our own way. When I imagine, I have images in my mind’s eye but they are rarely that clear. For me, it’s more a feeling and sensing thing.

Relax

This can be easier said than done, but a regular practice of relaxing goes a long way to reducing stress in the body, which can only be a good thing. Meditation is great, as is yoga. Physical exercise is also a good way of relaxing. Eating a good diet can also help, one free of stimulants and high amounts of sugar and saturated fat.

Lighten up

I often suggest that people add a tiny bit of humour to their visualizations. This helps get around the worry that it might not work. When we worry, we activate brain areas associated with fear and anxiety. So if we inject a little lightness into the visualization, we retain our concentration on what we’re imagining and we might even help wire our brain networks away from the worry centres so that optimism and hope are born instead of worry. I encourage people to create a ‘victory dance’ to end their visualization. Basically, you do a silly dance of victory after you finish, and you have to do it until you find yourself smiling. This helps wire lightness into the brain.

The 3 R’s – Repetition-Repetition-Repetition

Research shows that we change brain structure through repetition of imagining movements. Brain scans of people playing piano versus people imagining playing it showed the same degree of changes in the same areas of the brain. But to get the changes required repetition of the movements – real or imaginary. When we stop doing the work, the brain regions shrink again. This is why consistency is key. You don’t become Olympic champion by going to the gym once. It’s important to do consistent visualization practice to get the best results.

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  1. Visualization for manifestation, looking back I realize I was doing some amount of that even before I ever knew about the LOA, small inexact results were produced and all were well within the realms of the very limited beleifs that I had at the time. I’ve managed to manifest episodes of TV shows, songs on the radio inadvertantly (actaully I’m starting to think all that was might have been just precognition, not so much manifestation of intention). I’ve been finding that using the act, think, and feel as though you already have it method works, but for me the down side is that I have to use it for an extended period of time without interuption (so I’ve only been able to use it afew times). Of course what I’ve learned from all this is very simple. The hard part is being willing to drop the idea that the line that has to be crossed is between fantasy and reality and realize that the difference that must be accepted is the difference between what is has a form in physical reality and what is outside of this physical reality (fantasies are just realities that don’t have a form in this physical reality at this time).

    Fictional books, movies, and TV shows are just a glimipse into another reality, regaurdless of what point in the timeline they might be taking place in.

  2. I would like to point on some issues and by that underlining the importance of visualization.

    We humans are creatures of perseption, and we think in images to, to an wariable extent, I have managed to have almoust photographic memory, of events or/and locations. Both are of high importance if you are going to expand your inner abilitys and even when you are inn this stages.

    I always highlight the effect you gett, the fealing is equally important, bouth are interconected, and can be manipulated, but requires techniks moust dont aply.
    Lucid dreaming is a fact, its there, to reach the same side(feild) with mediation is fare more difficould and requires mental capasitys and expiriences moust of the people dont have any idea about. What I have done is to give them sole clues, to how and what they may expect to be able to “see”.
    When I say The Eye I mean it, try to visualise it, or simiplare object(birds eye), and then try to visualise the movment inot this eye, the point is when there apers to be “something” of imtress inside the growing feild(the eye) in your perseption, do not stopp, the issue is to penetrate the “eye” to cett to the other side, the side that is the “something” you persive in it.
    Its like going closer and closer to an distant TV screen, untill it enclosers you visual feil and then you moust puash it thure, THAT is the moust difficould aspect of this Feild, to penetrate it, take mushrums and you have created an visual, that is more direct, without the Dream world feild filter.

    There are people capable to lucid dream, but even they are afraid of pushing the limits on vitualy everything(walk on water, and whos says you have to breath, you dont, and can take a long tripp to the bottom of the sea, or to the moon), and dont forgett, that in the dream stage, you can manifest/visualise anything, even people.
    Thats where the impact of Visualisation is vitale, to move inside this areas requires mental capasitys and expirences of events where you are infact alone, and expirience never ocures if you dont push limits.
    Going rund in cirlces is doing do good, expand and then you learn.

    The direct impact of the universe is utterly different that what people have any kind of idea about, to be able to persive energy direct is done also by the use of Drugs, but this drug use is been taken to be something of an “thrill”, not to educate and correct the reality you belive is the ultimate one, this.

    Forgett moust of what you have seen in movies, the reality is complelty different, and I havent seen any move close to what I know.

    The second is the cause/effect of healing, I know some of them, and I also know how they do it, and whats important to know is the fact that to be able to give a healing properly, it have to be menth as a giveaway without exeptions, and some even highlight the problem of continuation of healing, and some loos their inherent healing ability, the moment the take charge of it, and they stress that to resive a gift, for this treatment, is vitale, or the effect diminishes.
    Do you understand the differnce, you must give from your hart to be able to resive something back, if the world was like that, how different wouldt it have been.
    Give and you shall resive.

    peace

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