God, Grace, Love, The Universe

The Art of Visualization

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Toile de George Hillyard Swinstead (1860-1926) – The Angel’s Message

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
– Victor Hugo

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please be introduced to The Fine Art of Visualization – a Powerful Technique and a Supreme advantage to complement the Life as you Picture it – a Treasure Box of Vivid Imagination sprinkled with Possibilities that overflows with Abundance and Joy.
I do have excellent news for you – anyone who is willing and able can tap into this endless reservoir of Creativity – it is an Elegant Touch of Spiritual Eccentricity always affordable through Pleasant Practice.
Whether you write down a plan of Action, draw it, represent it in your own particular way or use Mental Imagery to envision Success – just allow yourself to sync to the depth of your own Awareness and Motivation:
Which is your deepest desire?
How do you see yourself in the position of achieving it?
What would you do after you’ve reached your goal?

Every day is an opportunity to be creative – the canvas is your mind, the brushes and colors are your thoughts and feelings, the panorama is your story, the complete picture is a work of art called, ‘my life’.
Be careful what you put on the canvas of your mind today – it matters.

– Innerspace

The Powerful Tool of Mental Imagery is an elegant trick which facilitates Manifestation – it’s all in the Magic of Imagining it.
It sounds just as easy as it is, although it does require an Investment of Time and Energy to refine and articulate the Desire you put out into the Universe in order to attract the exact Message you wish to receive.
All you need is to maintain a Positive Vibration and an Opened Mind and go with the natural Upbeat of the Universe.
“Seeing is believing”, whether with your eyes, your Mind, your Soul or the Third Eye shining – the Future has never been brighter.
Believing is winning – straightforwardly.
“Show class, have pride, and display character.
If you do, winning takes care of itself.” – Paul Bryant

It’s like Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love”:
I’ve realized a dream
And I visualized
The love that came to be
Feel so alive
I’m so thankful that I’ve received
The answer that heaven has sent down to me.

Just in case you’re asking how I wake up each morning in my never ending glory and never cease to enchant people with my Charming Presence – it is the Manifestation of the Art of Visualization in full bloom.
You can use it wisely to make all your dreams come true – those which are truly meant to be – you will See.
By the Power of Intention, The Law of Attraction, The Flow of Energy, Frequency and Vibration – Everything happens for a Reason.
We manifest ourselves into Reality at each and every point, whether we are conscious or not – from 3D to 5D.
It’s no coincidence, it’s Synchronicity.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
– Aristotle

There is an image in every imagination. There is imagination in every creative act. There is creativity in every innovation. It all starts with tapping your capability to think in images. Everyone uses their right brain and taps into their creative side at some level. We all have the ability to react to information if it’s presented in the right language. Visualization is that language. It’s a universal one that everyone can relate to. It transcends culture and beliefs. It touches souls and hearts. If you were in a foreign country and looking for a bathroom, the silhouette of a man or woman on the door would need no explanation. You would understand immediately which door to enter.

The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words – that’s magical. That’s what I’ve been trying to strive for – to draw a clear picture, to open up a new dimension.
– Mos Def

How can we use Mental Imagery to achieve Greatness in every sense and attract through the Use of our Imagination Success? Easy does it. Just envision it.
In order to define the Fine Art of Visualization – imagining Success has long been employed by professional athletes to boost their Strength, Confidence,
Self-Esteem and Results. One thing that encourages athletes, performers in any art or endeavor and patients who use this mental technique in recovery alike is feeling Victorious. Actually feeling the Positive Emotions of Winning the game or Healing the body may Enhance the actual Experience – Visualization can provide extra Energy to take charge of the Body and Mind (and Soul). It simply works. Research has shown that surgeons, musicians, and business executives have used it successfully in order to focus and to improve their overall performance.

The English language supplies quite a range of idiomatic ways of referring to visual mental imagery: ‘visualizing,’ ‘seeing in the mind’s eye,’ ‘having a picture in one’s head,’ ‘picturing,’ ‘having/seeing a mental image/picture,’ and so on. There seem to be fewer ways to talk about imagery in other sensory modes, but there is little doubt that it occurs, and the experiencing of imagery in any sensory mode is often referred to as ‘imagining’ (the appearance, feel, smell, sound, or flavor of something). All senses must be involved into the perception of Greatness. In order to accommodate it in your practice fully, “imagine performing the activity from your own perspective,” says Seabourne.

A majority of Olympic athletes have a ritual of visualizing before competition. They close their eyes and see themselves playing and winning. Michael Phelps – who broke the records for most golds in one Olympics – uses power of visualization as well. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Mr. Universe and actor, visualized himself being Mr. Universe right from childhood. He also saw himself becoming a popular actor in Hollywood. Napoleon Hill, author of Think & Grow Rich, has an entire chapter dedicated to visualization (He calls it Auto-Suggestion). Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, visualized himself racing and breaking the time barrier repeatedly.

I think that cognitive scientists would support the view that our visual system does not directly represent what is out there in the world and that our brain constructs a lot of the imagery that we believe we are seeing.”
– Galen Rowell

Scientists believe that we may experience real-world and imaginary actions in similar ways, explains Aymeric Guillot, Ph.D., a professor at the Center of Research and Innovation in Sport at University Claude Bernard Lyon, in France – we activate many of the same neural networks—paths of interconnected nerve cells that link what your body does to the brain impulses that control it. You can use this to your advantage in different ways. Simply envisioning a movement elicits nervous-system responses comparable to those recorded during physical execution of the same action, says Guillot. For example, imagining yourself doing movements can help you get better at them like legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. Imagery can keep you calm and focused. Envisioning this calmness may also decrease physical symptoms of stress, like an increase in heart rate or stress hormones. On a purely psychological level, envisioning success can enhance motivation and confidence.

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
– Aristotle

It’s no secret that Visualization can be a powerful tool. Everyone has experienced some kind of visualization in their lives. In one notable study that appeared in the North American Journal of Psychology in 2007, athletes who mentally practiced a hip-flexor exercise had strength gains that were almost as significant as those in people who actually did the exercise (five times a week for 15 minutes) on a weight machine. When you repeatedly imagine performing a task, you may also condition your neural pathways so that the action feels familiar when you go to perform it.
I live by the rule “You are the Star of your Life”.
As simple as that.
Picturing your dreams coming true increases the rate of their Conscious Manifestation – it’s the Law of Attraction in direct charge of the outcome.
“I am the Designer of my Reality.” – that is the right attitude which facilitates Visualization. Whether you have it in mind, write it down and post it somewhere you have continuous access to seeing it – you must live to it.

Imagery can’t make you perform beyond your capabilities, but it can help you reach your potential,” says Tom Seabourne, Ph.D., an athlete and imagery expert.

To begin the Process, you don’t have to be in a meditative state. You can take these few simple steps. Sit in a comfortable position in a quiet place or somewhere you like being alone. Let out your breath until your lungs feel empty. Begin inhaling through your nose, first filling your stomach, then the bottom section of your lungs, followed by the middle, and, finally, the top of your lungs. Hold that for a count of five. Slowly exhale through your mouth. Feel your body relaxing, releasing all tension as you exhale. Let all worries fall away from your mind and let go of any distress in your body. Do three cycles of this deep breathing. In this relaxed state, think about and see in your mind’s eye what it is that you want for your life. Then begin with one small element of that desire and embellish it. What else would you add to your vision? What would make it more tangible to you? Be as specific as possible.

What you do when asked to Visualize is quite simple. Believe that you have already succeeded. Whatever is your goal, close your eyes and see yourself achieving it. See it in as much detail as possible. Add colors, movement, smell, taste, sound, emotions – make it seem like a live! memory rather than something you are imagining.
If it’s difficult for you to visualize something so vividly, add each detail one by one. Some people meditate first and then start visualizing. Meditation helps since it stops your mental chatter. It helps you focus and remove all distractions. I don’t know how to meditate nor I am inclined to such practices naturally but I always feature in my Me-Time Endeavors visualization techniques, especially during hot bubbling baths with Roses and Jasmine essential oils and lavender sea salt, surrounded by pink candles burning gracefully. Gorgeous. The Art of Visualization is a divine complement to Relaxation.

Another personal experience with imagery is day-dreaming. It’s a contemporary luxury – you need to be in a suitable state of Mind, at ease from all distractions. Again, a positive environment will always allow Creation, Recreation and Creativity flow naturally.
It all starts with a Dream and a Vision of Enlightenment – just follow the path and see where it leads. I use it to disconnect from the buzz, refresh my mind, release myself from outer influences, maintain an enchanting solitude, focus on my priorities and ultimately praise my achievements. I review my highlights of success and admire the beauty of my Life vividly – I can be at home, alone and chilling, or having a moment of  disconnection from my (online) activity at any point. It’s a Bliss to be able to feel the Universe’s Beats.

Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true.
– Ralph Marston

The most popular reason given for why it works is that your mind cannot differentiate a real experience from an imagined one (if the imagined one is as vivid as the real one). Every time you visualize yourself succeeding, your mind will believe that you have already achieved success. And hence, when you truly pursue your goal, your mind knows that you have succeeded here before and will act accordingly.
It is also said that when you focus all your energies and visualize on one particular dream, you are sending a message to the universe that this is what you really desire. As Paulo Coeho said in his book The Alchemist, “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” Things will start falling into the right place; your subconscious mind will see opportunities where none existed previously, success will come to you as you take action and move forward towards it. A vision, peace and Tranquility. That is all you need. Blessings. X

Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals.
– David A. Bednar

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