The power of visualization...
Over the past few newsletters, we have been exploring techniques for shifting perspective. There are so many options for doing so, we need only choose one and let the shifting begin. So far, we have discussed thought creation, setting intentions, and releasing limitations. One of my favorite techniques is visualization. I don’t know about you, but I am a very visual person. I love the beauty and aesthetics of everything: the colors, textures, and lighting; nature, people, and architecture; patterns and how things fit together; the organization of items or groups; and of course, the flow of energy.
When using visualization as a technique for shifting perspective, we need only use the limitless creativity of our own mind…that ever-present imagination…to bring change into our lives. It’s simple, but society has made it seem so difficult. It’s somewhat of a travesty really. In childhood, we are taught to value our imagination, but as we move into adulthood, we are expected to be serious and leave our imagination behind to languish alone on the forgotten swing of some distant playground in our mind. Instead, we’re conditioned to approach life with logic and rationale.
Fortunately, we can change this. We can infuse every situation in life with that carefree and joyful approach we used in childhood, including moments when we need to shift perspective. Our mind has the power to change our moods on a whim. Why not harness this power when we need it?
Not sure where to begin? Let’s practice! Think back to a moment that happened recently…a happy moment in your life. It could be anything…waking to the sound of birds singing outside your window, laughing at a family gathering, or even a hug from your child. Now, really live in that experience for a few minutes. Recall the sights, sounds, or scents surrounding you, feel the temperature of this space, re-live the feelings in your heart space or possible butterflies in the pit of your stomach. Really experience the moment and how it made you feel.
Perfect! You just accomplished the art of visualization using a memory from your past and your own imagination. In using this technique when you feel frustrated, angry, or sad, for example, you have the power to shift your perspective from a negative mind set to one of peace, joy, happiness, or gratitude. All that is needed is the simple use of your imagination and the technique of visualization...and the steps are easy to remember:
- Be aware in the moment
- Visualize a positive scenario that elevates your mood or vibration
- Allow this change to shift your perspective
That’s it! If you practice this method regularly, you can create a new habit for yourself. Instead of wallowing in those unhealthy emotions, irritability, and negative moods when difficult situations arise in life, visualize your way to a more positive outlook and elevated vibration so that you may experience life from a new perspective…one of peace, joy, happiness, and love.
Sending Love, Light & Blessings,