Step 3 - Use Your Feelings for Creative Visualization
By Tania Kotsos
The third step in the creative visualization process is to learn to use your feelings. You must learn to feel what it would feel like if you already had your intended outcome in the present moment. Where imagination is the engine of your thoughts, your feelings are their fuel. The creative power of any mental image is determined by how often you imagine it and by the strength of the feelings or emotions associated with it. Let your images or mental movies feel so real that they are as good as achieved already. Make them feel that believable.
Emotions are Energy in Motion: As you learn to use your feelings for creative visualization, think of your emotions as e-motions; energy in motion. In accordance with the Law of Attraction, like energy attracts like energy. By learning to use your feelings, you can significantly affect the dominant frequency emitted by your thoughts and mental images and hence what you attract into your life. When you infuse your mental images with positive feelings during your creative visualization sessions it is like breathing life into your mental creations. Feelings multiply the creative power of your thoughts.
Getting into the Feeling: While you are visualizing your specific intended outcome in a relaxed state, think about what dominant feeling you would experience if your intention were to physically manifest by the time you opened your eyes. Would you be grateful, happy or joyful? Whatever that dominant feeling would be, focus on it for a while and allow it to grow. In that state, visualize yourself experiencing that which you want to have or achieve in the present moment and allow yourself to feel all the other feelings that come with it. This is what it means to use your feelings. Make sure though not to allow the feelings you use to swing to the extreme such that joy becomes arrogance and arrogance pride. Remember the maxim, "nothing in excess".
Always Feel in the Present Moment: When you use your feelings, it is important to experience the feelings you associate with your intended outcome in the present moment. This is key. Imagining your ideal outcome in the future keeps it out of reach because by default you are focusing on what you do not have right now. So feel what it would feel like to have, be and do that which you choose NOW. You can do this more convincingly by knowing that whatever you imagine during your creative visualization sessions is instantly created in the mental realm, which is the realm from which all things manifest.
The Three Turbo Feelings: Although there are a great number of positive feelings you can experience, there are three feelings that will turbo charge the manifestation of your intentions from the mental to the physical realm: Unconditional love, gratitude and peace. These are the three turbo feelings which you should endeavour to make part of each of your creative visualization sessions and your life in general.
1. Unconditional Love begins with self love. When you truly love yourself, you place yourself in a position of knowing you deserve to receive everything that you choose. Know that you are one with the One Universal Mind; the One Source of All Love. You are connected to everything and everyone. Nothing and no-one is separate from you. To love without condition is to love without attachment. It is to love for the sake of loving.
2. Gratitude is about being grateful for everything you already have in your life, whether it be visible in the physical realm or still invisible in the mental realm. Know that whatever you appreciate appreciates; it grows. I like to think of gratitude as an attitude of grace. Gratitude need not involve your jumping up and down with excitement at the slightest manifestation of that which you intend. Be graceful in everything you think, say and do and you will find your choices manifesting faster than you ever dared to imagine. When gratitude is graceful, it is accompanied by a sense of inner peace and stillness.
3. Peace is about experiencing the peace of mind that comes with knowing that everything is unfolding in perfect harmony and that no matter what you are currently experiencing in your physical reality, you can at any moment decide to change it through your mind power. See the perfection in everything as it is and you will grant yourself the power to change it. Remember that whatever you resist will persist. Be at peace with yourself and the world will be at peace with you.
The Inner Smile Exercise: A great way to experience and ensure that you maintain a positive mental attitude during your creative visualization sessions is to smile gently - the kind of smile that extends to your inner world. Try it now. Thinking of nothing in specific, just smile gently and see how your mental attitude changes. Smile gently throughout your sessions and you will find it far easier to visualize yourself experiencing your mental intentions.
Maintain an Overall Positive Attitude: Endeavour to maintain an overall positive mental attitude as you use your feelings during the creative visualization process, as well as in you day-to-day life. It is of little use being positive for twenty minutes a day only to entertain negative thoughts for the rest of the day. With this end in mind, it is important to be aware of how the Law of Attraction and the other Universal Laws influence your life.
Once you have learnt how to relax, imagine and use your feelings for your intended outcome, you can move on to the fourth step in the creative visualization process: Believe. To believe anything you must really know it is true, to the point where you no longer have to think about it.
In a nutshell, the third step in creative visualization is to learn how to use your feelings. In other words, to feel how it would feel to experience your intended outcome in the present moment - now - not sometime in the future. Of all the feelings you can experience, unconditional love, gratitude and peace are the three that will turbo charge the manifestation of your intentions.