If you are new to the new age philosophy of the Law of Attraction, you my wonder what all this talk about visualization is all about. Visualization is a technique used to activate positive energy through focusing on images of the things you want in your life. It often involves the use of a vision board – a visual display of your dreams and goals.
The principles behind using visualization to release your goals and dreams are based on the belief that what your subconscious mind envisions – and your heart believes – it will work steadfastly to bring to pass. Although it is considered a new age belief, it is grounded in nearly every religion, including Christianity.
Proverbs 23:7 states :
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Visualization in itself doesn’t make changes in lives, the mind does. Visualization is simply a vehicle to feed the subconscious mind images that build thoughts.
Because we humans are visual creatures, making a vision board filled with images to represent our heart’s desires activates the visual center of the brain and new thought patterns are formed. This process begins the journey to realizing your dreams.
Some techniques may assist you in visualizing.
- Set a time for visualizing – just before going to sleep and immediately on rising work well.
- Choose a quiet location free of distractions
- Focus on images of things you want in your life
- Imagine you already have them
- Feel the joy of your accomplishments
Maine readers can learn more about visualization and the power it has to change your life by participating in workshops like “How to create the life you desire” presented by Oceans of Possibilities in Portland, Maine or visiting an experienced practitioner like Darlene Flood of Bangor who offers guidance and workshops on creating vision boards and visualizing your dreams and goals.
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