Visualization

Krish Jagirdar (@koin3190) 11 years, 1 month ago

There was a recent HE poll asking about what it was like when community members visualized. I was in the lesser group, in which it was not too vivid and clear, but more dark. Images come in and out and I have a hard time seeing things I want to see.

So I wanted to ask more experienced visualizers. What do you do? What benefits have you seen from visualization?

March 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm
Michael (26) (@mike) 11 years, 1 month ago ago

I wasn’t too sure what the poll meant exactly by visualizations, I had assumed it was referring to the theatre of the mind (mind’s eye?). I would consider myself in the same category as you, Krish; dark and not so vivid. Excluding the fact that the visualization process might come easier to some simply through genetics or other means, I would think the only way to get better at it would be to practice. I wouldn’t mind some tips from more experienced visualizers though, I’m eager to learn.
In consistently and continually focusing the mind’s eye on whatever specific goal or outcome you thereby attract that what you have conjured through your thoughts. Furthermore this makes me think of how the creative mechanism within each of us will execute subconsciously whatever orders our conscious mind directs towards it; that is its purpose. When thinking in a negative manner we attract negative emotions (worry, anxiety, etc.) and negative outcomes. The same can be said about thinking positively; the likelihood of a positive outcome is directly related to our interpretation of a given situation with our thoughts.
This relates to visualizations in how if one were to spend time every day consistently practicing directing their focus towards a desired (i.e. positive) outcome using the theatre of the mind, it will likely occur as you had imagined. Most people, including myself, don’t even realize when negative interpretations or thoughts regarding a future situation arise in our mind, and how this only further perpetuates the likelihood of a negative outcome.

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 11 years, 1 month ago ago

I thought the poll was way too vague. I said dark, but that’s only because there was nothing between dark and no detail and vivid detail.
When I normally see something, its missing some pieces. But when I try to visualize it or remember a certain detail, I plug in all the details I can remember. But when it comes to faces, I have a hard time remembering them.

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Krish Jagirdar (156)C (@koin3190) 11 years, 1 month ago ago

Visualization is a technique, as mike said, used by followers of the law of attraction. Under the idea that like thoughts attract like events. It has been understood that the clearer the picture in your third eye, the more powerful the attraction..

where are all the experts of visualization!??! I wanna learn how to get better haha

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Sal Greco (0) (@surferlifestyle) 11 years, 1 month ago ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbuRweiWUb0&feature=player_embedded

Recently recorded video on how I use visualization techniques to auto suggest/manifest better surfing skills!!!!

Enjoy

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Mac Friday (22) (@mrfriday) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

I have found that visualization is a much more hands on experience for me. I will have a goal or desired “destination” in mind and then I proceed to plan out the process.

When I decided I wanted to have a healthier lifestyle and to get back in shape I visualized myself as such and imagined peoples responses to me in different social situations. This helpEd me discover my motivations as well as desires behind my decisions. I then overhauled my life and set out following the plan I had put in place.

For me, “visualization” is a combination of imagination, strategy, and action. Being specific about what you want to achieve and HOW you are going to achieve it is important. Being honest and critical about yourself to yourself is important as well.

Achieving these “visualizations” has been one of the most fulfilling things in my life and a strongly recommend others do it with all the passion, imagination, and motivation at their disposal.

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Anonymous (3) (@) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

i passed on this when it was first posted…i have tried all the ideas you all have mentioned…i am now working on maintaining a clear mind to visualize …right now my thinking is…not to interfere with what the spiritual world is attempting to pass on to me…i believe the third eye is for the use of the spiritual world…if; we try to interfere; we are imposing our will rather than allowing the will of the spiritual world to flow through us…

the first time i used visualization …it was in a healing environment…i could only see darkness…however…there was a line of people waiting for me to heal them ( i could not see them; i could only feel them being there)…the person directing the session…go up and went around the room to see if all of the people in my line were the same ones others were trying to heal but could not…he ended the session shortly after that…and never told me or gave me any more information…so; to this day; i do not know; what, i did or if i was successful…

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Fyrirrek (17) (@fyrirrek) 10 years ago ago

I get a piece of paper and draw really fast. Write really fast. The speed of light. Then I collect images and make videos and try to match it with music that fits that mood. If it’s toward a goal I include that. So generally a musical and visual collage of inspirations towards desired manifestations:)

The speed of it is to get to the heart of the impulse not letting the mind have time to interfere with the guts of your decisions.

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Gabriel (2) (@gabrielong1992) 10 years ago ago

@alex, @koin3190, Key is Meditation. Don’t Try to think. Learn to let it all go. Empty your mind. Thoughts will arise in your mind, don’t get into them, focus in emptiness. Let your thoughts be like waves flowing in your mind and experience them instead of trying to grab hold of them. Imagine a straight line or a single point/ target ( like a bulls-eye or shooting target) as waves of thoughts come and go, so you wont stray away from emptiness. As more waves come, it gets bigger. Things will start to get clearer, like watching television of your mind.

Key is to let go. Be nothing. When you start, focus on your breathing, keep it slow and RELAX. Do this until you don’t have to focus or give attention to your breathing. After this part, waves of thoughts will start to arise. Don’t forget your Imaginary emptiness point, in the centre of your forehead and in your mind.

Smoking greens helps. Making the whole process easier. With abit of practice, that empty point will start the be an extension of your mind, and you will be able to control it and become a clear portrait / vision.

Free your mind.

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FindYourGreatness (345)C (@jpete011) 10 years ago ago

Not sure if someone already covered this but visualization is very powerful, and this is because, when done repetitively, it can imprint an idea into your SUBCONSCIOUS mind. Once it gets deep down in there, your subconscious mind will do the rest and see that it gets carried out. Your subconscious mind controls so much of your body and mind and is an incredible tool that you can use (or let it control you– not recommended). It controls all your bodily organs (heart, liver, lungs, etc), your cells and also your mental habits, urges, etc. It stores what you put into it and ‘digests’ it. So if you put good thoughts, visualizations and ideas in there (through repetition), it will eventually accpet it and starting working for you (unconsciously). If you put bad shit in there, it’ll accept that as well–The conscious mind is the commander/leader and the subconscious mind is the submissive servant. It’s up to YOU to give it good commands that are beneficial to your mental and physical health, goals, desires, principles, etc.

Some experience I have with visualization is in sports. When I used to play golf competetively, my coaches taught me to visualize a shot everytime before I executed it. So I’d literally step back behind the ball and visualize myself making the swing and hitting the ball exactly where I wanted to hit it. I tried to imagine the feeling of it. Visualizing is a very effective technique

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