What is Creative Visualization?

Creative Visualization & Imagination

What is Creative visualization, and how can you use it to help manifest your dreams and desires?

Creative visualization is basically using your imagination in a deliberate and structured way, with the goal of creating what you want in life.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before, or if you believe you don’t have a very vivid imagination, you visualize things in your imagination every day. Just imagine walking around in your kitchen, opening the fridge and seeing the contents, driving your car with the radio on in the rain or riding a bicycle down a winding path, it’s that simple.

Creative visualization is used by athletes, businessmen, motivational speakers, acrobatic pilots, astronauts and even actors. Creative visualization can be a powerful tool to assist in the achievement of your specific goals or outcomes. By visualizing the desired result in your mind, you create a motivated action in your body.

Fantasy or Reality

You see, seeing is receiving, if you can see what you want to happen in your “mind’s eye”, chances are, you’re more likely to receive it. Your brain registers everything that happens to you; it stores that information in your memory cells, and recalls it when it is needed- consciously and subconsciously. It doesn’t distinguish between what is reality of fantasy.

Thoughts become things! Whatever idea or thought you accept as true will control you, whether it’s good or bad, true or false, the moment you accept it and believe it, it becomes part of your belief system.

Approximately 80 percent of our learning and how we experience life comes in through our visual channel.

It stands to reason then; there is incredible power in the visualization process if we’ll use it to our benefit.

Visual Motor Rehearsal

The Visualization process used by NASA on their Apollo Program was later adapted by Denis Waitley for the Olympic program; it is called VMR (Visual Motor Rehearsal). Olympic athletes ran their specific event –but only in their mind. They visualized how they looked and felt when they were actually participating in their event.

The athletes were then hooked up to a biofeedback machine, and its results told the real story about the value of visualization. The same muscles fired in the same sequence as when they were actually running on the track!

This proved that the mind can’t tell the difference between whether you’re really doing something and whether it’s just in the mind. Dr. Waitley says, “If you’ve been there in the mind you’ll go there in the body.

Whether visualization is used to enhance performance, practice difficult dance moves or simply help in the achievement of your goals, Creative visualization is a powerful tool for the achievement of your goals.

Mark Csabai

Mark Csabai is an NLP Life Coach in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He works with clients in and around the Free State to help them achieve more, manage stress, build self-worth, increase confidence, overcome fears and help maintain a better life-balance.