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If you missed my last post it was all about using meditation to create new habits.
I am making a serious effort to meditate more and am encouraging my clients to do the same. The benefits have been scientifically proven and can be felt almost immediately. The real question is why not meditation?!
In this post, however, I am going to be talking about a different practice. This post is all about something I am calling "creative visualization."
Meditation and creative visualization are somewhat similar but definitely still different. My recommendation would be to incorporate both of them into your life!
Did you know... the brain can not tell the difference between something real and something imagined? Science has proven this through numerous studies.
One study involved a group of runners. One group of runners actually ran. The other group imagined running. In both groups, the same areas of the brain lit up with 'activity.'
The power of our subconscious mind is so much greater than most of us realize.
So, what can we do with this information? How can we use it to help us in our personal and professional lives?
Cue: Creative Visualization.
Creative visualization allows us to use the power of our subconscious mind to create more of what we want.
If the brain truly cannot differentiate between something real and something imagined, we can use our minds to help us create any result we desire.
This is where those cheesy sayings like 'if you can believe it, you can achieve it' come in.
Because it's the real deal.
By spending even three to five minutes 'inside our minds' visualizing the results we want, we can become who we wish to become.
First in our inner world and then in the outer world.
To visualize creatively means to spend time intentionally imagining yourself already having your desired result.
If you want to be a more compassionate and patient parent, then you imagine yourself being compassionate and patient with your kids.
If you want to make more money, then you imagine yourself as someone who's making more money.
If you want to start a successful business, then you spend time visualizing yourself as someone who has a successful business.
Most people spend their 'inner world time' agonizing over the past or worrying about the future. This is a total waste of imagination.
Creative visualization as a practice puts our imagination to work for us.
What area of your life would you like to change through creative visualization? Pick one. Try it.
Just imagine, though, what you could create by visualizing the best case scenario for every aspect of your life?!?
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