There is no better way to tell you what visualization is and how important it is than by quoting Bob Proctor. In an interview with Ryan Higgins about
'mindmovies' and visualising he says:
Bob Proctor about Visualizing
'Visualization is where everything starts. It's the beginning of anything that happens. It all starts with a picture and the picture moves into form. It all happens by law.
One of the laws, one of the great laws, is the law of perpetual transmutation of energy. Energy is forever moving into form...... (to be continued after the Free Vision Video box)
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You and I have been given creative faculties unlike any other form of animal life. We're the highest form of creation on the planet and we've been given creative faculties while we've got the ability to create a vision or an image in our mind. Imagination is the mental faculty out of which a mental picture arrives. Now, unfortunately, as kids we treat imagination as it's something just for kids. And when you start going to school then boom, they put a stop on it. Stop daydreaming. But what the child is actually doing is excercising one of the most powerful faculties that we have been given. We have got these higher faculties but we don't understand that.
...... an individual has the ability to build an image right here in their mind. And I think one of the great problems is when I say people don't understand their mind. They don't understand how mind works........
Emotion is what has to be connected to this vision. The vision is what you build in your conscious mind.
You see the vision that you put up in your mind is build with your imagination. You got imagination, perception, the will, reason, intuition,.. These are all higher faculties.
We have been raised to live through our senses. We have been teached to trust what we see, hear, smell, taste, touch. So we're letting the present control our mind.
But the imagination is the mental faculty out of which we build our mental pictures, that is in the conscious mind.
The subconscious is the emotional mind but that is also universal intelligence. So when you turn your vision over to your emotional mind you're connecting up to the entire universe. And that's the part that the average individual on the street just doesn't get.
So if you talk about your emotions, what you really talk about is universal intelligence. You are really talking about that part of us, that's where the spiritual essence of ourselves take over.
And spirit always operate by law. It never operates other than perfectly. And so when you turn the image over, if you just keep watching this and keep watching it you get to a point where it streams right to your subconscious mind. Cause your subconscious mind is your universal mind. And when that happens, this thing you're living in you call your body, the vibratory range of it changes,so your actions changes and what you're attracting to your life changes.
Your body is energy. Mind is movement. We're talking about mindmovies. What is mind? Most people don't know. Mind is a movement. When you put a movie into that movement it has to get into form. It's an absolute law and the only way you can stop it is to throw the movie away. It's like planting a seed in the earth. If I plant a carrot seed and I keep the earth fertile and wet that carrot is gonna grow. It's gonna grow just as sure as it's gonna get dark at night.
When you keep streaming this movie into your mind, you keep this physical instrument you're living in, in a vibration that's in harmony with the movie and when that happens you start to attract everything in the univers that is required for the manifestation of that movie. That's the emotional mind. So when you say is it important to get emotions involved. Yes.
And through repetition their live is gonna get better.
Isn't it great? Everything you see and everything that is happening in your life is the result of pictures in your mind. Because if you keep repeating those thoughts and you get emotionally involved in it, like you do when you believe something for sure, your subconscious mind or universal mind takes over and manifests the images in the physical world. And that's your life we're talking about.
So instead of pulling dreadful pictures about yourself over to your subconscious mind start repeating wonderful images. Start visualization as if it is true untill it becomes reality. Fake it untill you make it.
Before I give you some tools to make visualization easy I give you some information about it from the world of science drawn from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_visualization.
Creative visualization (sports visualization) refers to the practice of seeking to affect the outer world via changing one's thoughts. It is the basic technique underlying positive thinking and is frequently used by athletes to enhance their performance.
The concept originally arose in the US with the nineteenth century New Thought movement. One of the first Americans to practice the technique of creative visualizing was Wallace Wattles (1860–1911), who wrote The Science of Getting Rich. In this book, Wattles advocates creative visualizing as the main technique for realizing one's goals; a practice that stems from the Hindu Monistic theory of the Universe that is subscribed to by the book.
Creative visualization is the technique of using one's imagination to visualize specific behaviors or events occurring in one's life. Advocates suggest creating a detailed schema of what one desires and then visualizing it over and over again with all of the senses (i.e., what do you see? what do you feel? what do you hear? what does it smell like?). For example, in sports a golfer may visualize the "perfect" stroke over and over again to mentally train muscle memory.
In one of the most well-known studies on Creative Visualization in sports, Russian scientists compared four groups of Olympic athletes in terms of their training schedules:
Group 1 = 100% physical training;
Group 2 - 75% physical training with 25% mental training;
Group 3 - 50% physical training with 50% mental training;
Group 4 - 25% physical training with 75% mental training.
Group 4, with 75% of their time devoted to mental training, performed the best. "The Soviets had discovered that mental images can act as a prelude to muscular impulses."
Visualization practices are a common form of spiritual exercise, especially in esoteric traditions. In Vajrayana Buddhism, complex visualizations are used to attain Buddhahood, e.g. Generation Stage.
Additionally, visualization is used extensively in sports psychology.
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Tools to visualize
I will give you some simple tools to make imagining your perfect self and your ideal life easier.
1. Use the meditation self esteem tools to relax and picture yourself in your ideal state.
2. Take the affirmations you use and build a dynamic colorful story around it. It helps when you record it on tape and play it when you are in a relaxed state.
3. Make yourself a visionboard or dreamboard. Cut and paste your detailed dream-pictures on it and put it in a place where you can see it regularly. You might make a digital one and place it on your computerscreen.
4. Make a Vision Video. To make your visionboard come alive you could turn it into a movie with pictures, text and your favourite music. Use the free Vision Video Creation Kit by signing up at the start of this page. You can also use the more sophisticated Mind Movie or the Vision Board System you can find in the banner below.
Have fun with it.