You’ve probably heard the old saying, “the body won’t go where the mind has not gone first.” Our subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between reality and what is imagined. Therefore when using visualization, put a realistic image before your subconscious mind. The mind will believe it is true and figure out how to manifest it.
Then it uses will its creative force to bring it into existence.
When you visualize something effectively, your subconscious mind uses the image as a map to keep you on track getting you closer to manifesting that mental picture.
The best way to practice visualization is by doing it through meditation.
The Visual Imagery Meditation
Visual imagery meditation is simply about imagining a scenario in your mind, just like a daydream and imagining yourself as part of it.
To obtain the best result, you must engage all your senses—touch, sight, smell, taste and sound to construct a realistic image.
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: Knowing 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 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 why it is that you want something.
If what you want is a house on the beach, decide how big it should be, how many bedrooms it should have and if you want a garage with it.
Be as specific as possible as you can be, so it becomes a realistic objective in your mind and not just a vague dream.
Step 2: Preparing For Meditation
You are certain about what you want. Now it is time to start the manifestation journey. First, spend a little time preparing for the meditation session. It will deepen your practice.
You can meditate at any time. But the ideal times for meditation are on an empty stomach (or near-empty stomach) right before breakfast and dinner.
Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed for the next 15 minutes. Wear comfortable clothing.
Step 3: The Visualization Meditation Journey
Set up a suitable posture. 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 in and out deeply 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. Then, visualize your desired professional life. For instance, if your dream is to become a CEO, imagine yourself holding a board of directors meeting or a press conference.
Envision your desired social life. Imagine enjoying your vacations, traveling to exotic destinations, and doing amazing things.
Bring the real feeling, as if you’re living your dream. Bring colors, textures, smell, and all the qualities to make this imaginary world as realistic as possible.
Spend ten minutes imagining your future life.
Step 4: Ending the Meditation
When it’s time to end your meditation, be aware that you will end it soon. Don’t hurry out of your practice because coming out too quickly can ruin a perfectly good meditation.
Take a couple of minutes to transition gradually from a meditative state to a waking state.
Now shift your focus from inward to outward. Be conscious of your surrounding. Move your upper body slowly and gently— head, neck, and shoulders do a seated twist. Now open your eyes.
Ideally, it would help if you made visual imagery a daily part of your life. However, you must maintain your ritual of practicing this exercise until you achieve what you want.
Although visual imagery is a very powerful manifestation tool, sometimes it may take a while to work. So don’t lose patience if you sense that you’re not making any progress.
Instead, stick to your practice, and in time you’ll experience dramatic changes in your real world as your imagination gradually take on the material form.