In visualizations you both consciously and intentionally think about one thing, just like the visualization used within the Psychological and Emotional therapy in chapter 11, otherwise you enable your Soul/Spirit/Larger Self to affect your thoughts and current you with new concepts and new ideas or a unique means of issues.
Typically we are going to encounter a long-forgotten object or scent one thing that reminds us of a particular time, or we are going to hear somebody say a selected phrase that jogs us out of our restricted realities and permits our thoughts to go elsewhere. We would describe this state as “daydreaming”—it's one other “altered state of consciousness.” Visualization is a extra structured, supportive and efficient car for doing this, and it's simpler to do than you might suppose.
If you start visualizations you will have an expectation that you need to “see” issues very vividly, however few folks do. As an train, shut your eyes and attempt to keep in mind what your bed room seems to be like. Are you able to “see” how the furnishings is organized? That’s visualizing!
At first you may see solely a part of a picture or see it for only some moments and discover that the “seeing” is extra a “realizing” what's there or imagining what's there, or it could be a sense and even seem in phrases. All of those “sensings” are legitimate elements of visualization. With follow (and the extra typically you are taking your self on visible journeys) the main target of what you “see” will turn out to be clearer, extra outlined and extra particular.
There are a lot of CDs and tapes accessible of visualizations or guided meditations, and my specific favorites are these by Gill Edwards and Sanaya Roman, detailed within the Additional Studying part (see web page 305). After all you may make your personal tapes or simply let your thoughts lead you the place it desires you to go. Select a wonderful place to think about to start out with, resembling a sunlit glade in a forest or a sandy bay with the sound of mild waves within the background, after which simply “flow” and luxuriate in it.