Wednesday, February 04, 2009

4 Steps to See Your 2B Effective Creative Visualization of Where you want to be”

Recently, we at STINSON used a visualization exercise to envision our 2009 strategic objective. We literally wanted to "see" where we wanted to be.
It helped expand on ideas and identify steps to attain our goals.

Shakti Gawain has always been one of my favorite experts in this area. So, it was good to review these techniques as I came across an excerpt from Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What you Want in Life by Gawain in the HedraNews.

The excerpt gave 4 basic steps for effective creative visualization. I really liked the suggestion in the second step--drawing a physical picture while creating ideas. Here's some photos from the STINSON group exercise:

Now, here are all 4 steps from Shakti Gawain:

1. Set your Goal
Decide on something you would like to have, work toward, realize or create. It can be on any level--a job, a house, a relationship, a change in yourself, increased prosperity, a happier state of mind, improved health, beauty, a better physical condition, or solving a problem. At firs, choose goals that are fairly easy for you to believe in, that you feel are possible to realize in the fairly near future. Later, when you have ore practice, you can take on more difficult or challenging problems and issues.

2. Create a clear idea or picture
Create an idea, a mental picture, or a feeling of the object or situation exactly as you want it. You should think of it in the present tense as already existing the way you want it to be. Imagine yourself in the situation as you desire now. Include as many details as you can.
You may wish to make an actual physical picture of it as well.

3. Focus on it often
Bring your idea or mental picture to mind often, both in quite meditation periods, and also casually throughout the day, when you happen to think of it. In this way it becomes an integrated part of your life, and it becomes more of a reality for you.
Focus on it clearly, yet in a light, relaxed way. It's important not to feel like you are striving too -hard for it or putting an excessive amount of energy into it--that tends to hinder rather than help.

4. Give positive energy
As you focus on your goal, think about it in a positive, encouraging way. Make strong positive statements to yourself: that it exists; that it has come or is now coming to you. See yourself receiving or achieving it. These positive statements are called "affirmations". While you use affirmations, try to temporarily suspend any doubts or disbelief you may have, at least for the moment, and practice getting the feeling that what you desire is very real and possible.

Shakti Gawain is a best-selling author and a pioneer in the field of personal growth ad consciousness. The 30th Anniversary edition of her classic work Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want In Life was recently published by New World Library.


karim said...

Very thoughtfull post on creative visualization .It should be very much helpfull.

Karim - Creating Power

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