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Visualization : Health Booster Extraordinaire! by June
Visualization is a controlled mode of thinking: applied,
disciplined imagination. What we habitually visualize or image, is what we come
to believe, and what we create in our lives. Effective visualization takes place
when your brain is emitting alpha waves. Alpha waves naturally occur when one is
in a state of relaxation.
"To be what we are, and to become what we're capable of becoming, is the
only end in life."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
There are three kinds of Visualization that you can develop with practice:
When you relax and just listen to your inner being and deep, inner voice.
Streams of images may cross the screen of your mind's eyes, bringing you
messages from your subconscious and Higher Self.
When you relax and "talk" or direct your inner self and subconscious to
project a chosen image onto the screen of your mind's eye.
When you relax and listen to a taped or spoken script, which leads you
through a specific sequence of images and inner experiences.
One tried and true technique for creating effective visualizations is to
imagine metaphoric symbols to represent what you desire to include in your
imagery. For instance, you might "see" an Eagle to symbolize Wisdom and a wide
perspective; or a Heart to symbolize Love; or a Battle to symbolize the
conquering of Cancer cells by an active immune system "Army". You know, deep
down within you, which images work best for you.
The metaphoric symbols in imagery are often coupled with short phrases called
Affirmations are strong, positive, feeling-rich statements
about situations and experiences you wish to draw into your life.
Affirmations consist of three basic elements:
1. Desire: You must truly want it.
2. Belief: You must believe it is possible for you.
3. Acceptance: You must be willing to accept that the situation
will happen, and it will benefit you.
All three of these elements:
Desire & Belief & Acceptance add up to create your INTENTION.
You intend to create the situation described in your affirmation in your
Affirmations are particularly effective at the end of your visualization
sessions, to work like post-hypnotic suggestions. Since your brain works like a
computer, giving yourself an affirmation to focus on repetitively, is like
reprogramming your hard drive to run bug-free.
Guidelines for Creating Effective Affirmations
1. Always use "I" statements to start off: this prompts your subconscious to
take the statements personally.
2. Always state the phrase positively.
3. Stay in the present tense: "I am surrounded by love."
4. Be definite, "I have more than I need."
5. Word the Phrase as if it is a Given: as if your desired goal is an
accomplished fact. "I am blessed with abundance," rather than "I will be
6. Embellish, and be specific.
The two Keys in using Intention to achieve Manifestation of your Inner Vision
and Goals are:
1. Creating Visual Images: which uses the Right Side of your Brain.
2. Affirmations: which uses the Left Side.
Imagine you are in your desired condition or situation, and Tell yourself
The alpha or hypnotic state amplifies the power of your imagery and your
affirmations to produce your intended manifestation. If your images become real
enough, they produce the same feelings and physical reactions as the actual
objects or situations would if you were experiencing them in reality.
Images are especially effective if they become multi-sensory: if you can not
only "see" them, but also hear, taste, smell, and touch them. For instance, you
can "feel" the wind gently blowing your hair, "hear" its gentle whisper, "smell"
the fragrance from flowers growing nearby, and taste the saltiness from the sea,
as you image yourself in a healing sanctuary in an idyllic setting.
Albert Einstein felt that the most important aspect of intellience was the
ability to use imagery and the imagination. In fact, many great scientists,
artists, mystics, and healers used the skill of visualization while in a
receptive alpha state to "receive" pictures of inventions, great works of music
and art, scientific insights, and so on.
The Time Has Come For You To Conjure A Better Reality
To prepare your mind for visualization, the following four steps are helpful:
Connect with your Intent; Deep Relaxation; Trust; Flowing.
1. Connect with your Intent:
Define what you really desire to manifest in your life.
crystal clear in your mind, then run it by your heart. Will this really make you
happy, and harm no one else? If you answer "Yes!" then direct your Will to give
energy to your Intent.
2. Deep Relaxation:
Find a quiet, restful place, free from distractions to retreat to for your
visualization time. Quiet your body, emotions, and thoughts. Use deep breathing
to relax and slip into an alpha state.
Let yourself trust the process. Drop your worries and cares. Make room for
new patterns, growth, and wholeness to thrive in your life.
As the process of letting go deepens, you will naturally feel yourself
flowing with the universe around you. You will sense the phenomenal energy that
continously surrounds you, which you may have never noticed before. Allow
yourself to flow with this energy.
The Ideal Imagery Position
Sit upright in a straight-backed chair with comfortable armrests.
Hold your back naturally straight, with your forearms resting on the chair
armrests, hands open, palms up, and feet flat on the floor. Do not let your
hands and feet come in contact with any other part of your body.
Breathing: Breathe in deeply through your nose, then exhale for a
longer time, through your mouth. Exhaling longer stimulates your vagus nerve
which helps you to move into an alpha state of deep relaxation.
Do two complete cycles, counting your first breath's exhalation as the
beginning of the second breath. Breathe out-in-out-in, then out again, for a
total of three exhales and two inhales.
Then begin your visualization, breathing deeply but regularly, with a uniform
in-out rhythm. Try to keep your focus on the process - on your Imagery and your
Intention, don't worry about results.
When we use visualization, an alchemical change of consciousness occurs,
freeing our bodies and emotions to heal. When we take inner journeys, we
rearrange our inner landscape. We learn to accept our past, to live our present,
and to create our future.
Below, you will find some sample visualization exercises. You may want to
start with these, but the most potent visualizations are the ones you design
yourself, using the images that speak to you. You may like to audiotape your
visualization script, using your own voice. This has a profound effect on your
The Four Elements
One excellent way to start to develop your capacity to visualize is to
imagine the four major elements.
"See" Fire, Water, Air, and Earth.
to experience each with all of your five senses.
When you can do this effectively, you can learn to visualize anything you
Sit comfortably in the Pharaoh's Posture. Close your eyes. Breath deeply and
evenly, and relax your entire body. Now perform the vagus nerve breath by
breathing out completely through the mouth, then breathing in deeply through the
but for a shorter time than you took to exhale. Repeat the complete cycle once,
then breath out deeply once more. Now just relax and resume your regular deep
Sit quietly, and focus on your inner being. Don't try to "see" anything, just
relax and be receptive to whatever images or messages come. As they appear,
focus your attention lightly on them, but don't try to force them to stay on the
screen of your mind's eye. Let them flow. Do tune into the symbolism though, and
notice what meaning you get from them. What message do they convey? In time, you
may come to have very real, clear, "technicolor" movie-like visions. These can
be very delightful - who needs TV when you've got your own inner "movie screen"?
In time, you may also receive spoken messages, that you hear in your mind.
You may wish to have a portable tape recorder handy so you can describe what you
are receiving in your imagery sessions.
Whether taped or not, try to write down the highlights of what you've
received when finished. If you do this in a journal, over time, you'll be amazed
at the wonderful guidance and insights you've been given by your inner guides
and Higher Self.
You can use a multitude of images, for any issue or situation imaginable.
Here are a few samples to try. For all examples, assume the Pharaoh Posture, and
do the deep breathing as outlined above. Relax completely into an alpha brain
1. Be Your Own Hero or Heroine
See yourself as the hero or heroine of your own life story. See yourself
overcome all obstacles, enjoying the fruits of your heroic actions, full of
power, courage, and joy. When done, record your adventure in your journal.
2. Your Sacred Sanctuary
See yourself in your own special place: somewhere you can go to in your mind
to reflect, create, heal, and brainstorm. Often people choose a nature setting.
The sanctuary itself could be a cabin in a deep forest; a cave full of
crystals; a castle high on a mountain; a pyramid; a cosy library; or a sheltered
garden: anywhere you feel safe, free, and content.
Fill your sanctuary with furniture, tools, whatever you feel you need to
perform your inner work. You can go to this place whenever you choose.
3. Meeting Your Inner Guide
Go to your sacred sanctuary and prepare to invite an imaginary person,
animal, or being who can help you to solve
problems, make decisions, answer questions, and talk things out with. This guide
is the personification of your own inner wisdom, which can be accessed through
your unconscious to receive messages and guidance.
You might see a kindly, elderly wise man or woman; or an angel; or an animal
that is sacred to you, and so on.
Sit and simply "be" with this guide. In your mind, share your concerns and
listen for their responses. These answers may come as words, images, physical
sensations, or a quiet "knowing". You can go inward and spend time with your
guide whenever you choose.
4. Boost Your Sports Performance
Compose Affirmations which confirm your athletic prowess, such as:
"I move like a female (male) panther," or
"I am strong and flexible," or
"My body radiates dynamic energy."
Before performing, relax, and prepare yourself. See yourself in complete
control and use slow motion imagery in your sports visualizations.
See yourself move through each step of the sport, moving with confidence,
precision, style, and grace. Also, include symbolic images as you "see" yourself
perform. "See" yourself running like a graceful deer; or imagine yourself as
strong as an ox; nimble as an otter; graceful as a swan; free as the wind, and
so on. Then, perform your actual sport with abandon.
5. Healing Visualizations
See your body radiating with golden light. See each cell of your body singing
and vibrating with this intense light. See your body as a shimmering mass of
joyous, balanced energy. Nothing can impede this vibration: you are flowing and
in total balance.
Metaphors to Use for Healing Visualizations
1. Rebuilding a collapsed wall.
2. Putting a jigsaw puzzle together.
3. Knitting tissue with needles and yarn.
4. Cementing cells with SuperGlue.
5. Seeing new, healthy cells multiply.
6. Divine Healing energy as Golden Light.
7. Seeing the actual body areas mending, clearing, healing.
Metaphors to Use for Pain Relief
1. A vice loosening, then disintegrating.
2. Ropes untying.
3. Flames dying out from a cool wind.
4. Cool colors such as green, blue, violet replacing hot colors like red and
5. A taut rubber band loosening.
Try to visualize for ten to twenty minutes per session, working up to three
times a day: early morning, late afternoon, and before bed.
Visualizations for Specific Ailments
Visualization can be used to enhance the treatment of any ailment. You can
use it to:
1. Visualize the literal healing process, such as your cells rejuvenating, or
2. To reinforce the effectiveness of the treatment you are currently
receiving, such as medications, herbs, physiotherapy, chiropractic work,
radiation, and so on.
3. To create metaphorical images to represent what you are experiencing and
how to reduce the effects of your symptoms. For instance if you have a fever,
see your body cooling in a clear fresh-water lake.
4. To project the future, and "see" yourself whole and healed.
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