For the past two days, I’ve been examining my own visualization practice.
My visualizations go beyond merely visualizing – they’re my reality. I see them everywhere, every day, regardless of what I do. I am able to follow anything going on in front of me while visualizing with my eyes open if I choose to – that way, my visualization feels just as real as my everyday life.
I often remember how natural living my greatest desires starts to feel when my open-eyed visualizations start to feel like remembering an event that already happened. We all know what it’s like to have our minds wander – I allow mine to wander in the direction of my desires, remembering an event related to them as if it had occurred already.
Allowing any event visualized to feel natural to you, as natural as reading this article right now, ensures rapid manifestation. However, I understand this takes courage and faith in one’s own abilities. I also know those qualities can be developed with a little practice.
I simply feel and love when visualizing. For any visualization to be fulfilling enough to avoid any kind of thinking about “when” it might manifest, it must be detailed enough to be palpable and evoke an immensely loving sensation.
When allowing my visualizations to be palpable, I feel the tingles running. When manifesting a specific person, I feel his arms around me. When manifesting work engagements, I experience shaking hands with associates. The idea of any visualization being realistic enough to smell, touch, see or hear is the key to experiencing it fully and letting it go effortlessly as a result. If unable to let go of their desires in order to see them manifest, one tends to be highly aware of not having what they want just yet – this is where visualization can be of great use.
My visualizations often tell me whether I hold any specific fears when it comes to my manifestations – I figure this out by observing the feelings I project towards those visualizations.
Methods of visualization can change with practice. In the beginning, some may find it easier to focus on visualization quietly, their eyes closed, relaxing into the feeling of living their greatest desire. Neville Goddard recommended the minutes before falling asleep as prime visualization time, an effortless state of physical relaxation which ensures minimal to no resistance. I find this particular piece of advice invaluable because it produces happiness, wonderful dreams and the feeling of living the said desire.
Open-eyed visualization is a method that becomes effortless as the feeling of having one’s desire already increases. It starts to happen spontaneously and when it does, it is important to feel gratitude for it – a highly efficient way of making this type of visualization an entirely natural experience.
Visualization can be used in various ways – to obtain the feeling of having one’s desire already, remember an event one wishes to relive, create an alternate reality which makes the current obsolete… In order to make my visualizations immensely loving but light, I must be prepared to happily live that which I visualize; otherwise my mind will protect me from manifesting it as I will not be entirely comfortable with living my desire.