Creative Visualization & Imagination
What is Creative visualization, and how can you use it to help manifest your dreams and desires?
Creative visualization uses your imagination in a deliberate and structured way, intending to create 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, and 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, business people, 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 needed- consciously and subconsciously. It doesn’t distinguish between what is real or what is 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 receive it and believe it, it becomes part of your belief system.
Approximately 80 per cent 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 use it to our benefit.
Visual Motor Rehearsal
Denis Waitley later adapted the Visualization process used by NASA on their Apollo Program for the Olympic program called VMR (Visual Motor Rehearsal). Olympic athletes ran their specific event –but only in their minds. They visualized how they looked and felt when they were 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 running on the track!
This rehearsal proved that the mind couldn’t distinguish between whether you’re really doing something and whether it’s just in your mind. So Dr Waitley says, “If you’ve been there in mind, you’ll go there in the body.
Whether visualization is used to enhance performance, practice complex dance moves, or help achieve your goals, Creative visualization is a powerful tool for reaching your goals.