The Power of Visualization
Get a couple of pens or pencils and several sheets of paper. Find a nice comfortable chair, clear your mind, and let's begin.
Write down everything that you can think of that you wish to do during your lifetime. List your passions, both past and present. Record anything that comes to mind, no matter how strange and unrealistic it may seem to you right now. In other words - what do you want your life to be like right now? (Forget about what it IS like... how do you WANT it to be?)
Do NOT edit anything as you write. Just let the dreams flow. Keep going until you've exhausted all possibilities.
The reason you do not edit while writing is because you don't want your Ego/brain to kick in and start to tell you things like "who are you kidding?", "that's really stupid, why would you want to do that?", etc. We want to by-pass this "mind talk" and get to the heart of your aspirations.
The other reason you aren't to stop and edit is because when you first begin, you may find yourself putting down material wants; such as a house, a luxury car, etc. This is okay, especially if it gets you warmed up. That's why you keep right on going and don't read what you've written until the end.
As you continue, your deeply hidden passions will begin to emerge. For example, maybe you put down you'd like to take a world cruise. That's great. As you continue writing, you may change this to:
"I'd love to take a world cruise so I can visit specific countries like A, B, C and perhaps meet with some local crafters. I've always loved collecting hand-crafted pottery and perhaps I can make some contacts while on vacation. When I get home, I'd really like to set up my own little import shop selling some of these beautifully crafted items. To own my own little business like this has been a dream of mine for years."
So begin your writing with the intention that you will discover all of your hidden passions and desires. Keep going until nothing else comes to mind.
Now, take a short break, then come back and read through everything that you've written. Using another piece of paper, write down 2 or 3 ideas that really appeal to you.
While reading through your list, you should also keep a lookout for any reoccurring patterns or themes to your desires. That can provide you with a good clue as to what would be the most satisfying direction to head in.
Take your time with this lesson. Even if it takes you several days to list, examine and become clear on what really gets you excited.
You intuitive feelings should say to you, "Yes. I could see myself doing this for a long, long time, and loving it!"
This is the foundation behind the power of visualization, and provides the basis of where you can begin to create the life of your dreams. Make sure it's solid.
This is part 2 of a series of articles about visualization techniques. To read Part 1, go here: Positive Visualization: Getting Clear On How You Want Your Life To Be
© Copyright, 2007. Rose Smith
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