One of the best ways to bring forth change in your life is to visualize. To (in your mind) see, hear, taste, touch and feel yourself living the life you want. This is how you use your creativity to bring forth abundance. Abundance is not always about material things–it is about living your best life, overflowing with love, peace, joy, good things and right opportunities.
There are several methods to aid us in visualizing the lives we want. One such method is meditation. For the past couple of weeks, I have tried to begin every day in meditation. It spans anywhere from 5 – 20 minutes depending on how much time I have, but it helps me to zero in on my focus for the day and jump starts the flow of inspiration. During these moments, I practice visualization. I create a mental picture of how my day will go. I conjure pictures of myself within my dream life: with my family, in my relationship, my career, my future home and even my future office. I imagine how I will feel surrounded by these things/people that I did the work to manifest. Then I work my way backward, asking God/Universe/Life to handle the specific details, but to provide me with guidance on how to work to create this life now.
There are no limits on which goals we can visualize to bring to pass. We can even visualize the smallest details of our lives. Two weeks ago I was inspired to change up the energy in my bedroom by moving around the furniture, reallocating space and storage and getting rid of things that I no longer need. I spent the past two weeks creating a vision of exactly how the space will look and feel when I’m finished and I’ve spent 2 days so far bringing it to pass. It is still a work in progress, but when complete, I’ll have a new space to create in and be inspired by.
So how do you visualize? It’s kind of like “playing imagination” as you did when you were a child. Picture yourself doing what you love and revel in the feeling attached to it. Picture what you’ll wear or how you’ll do your hair. Get so excited about the prospect of having this thing in your life that you feel like you have it already. And when you come out of your meditation, take pictures of things you want and post them where you can see them; write about your dreams; jot down key words or phrases that make you feel the way you’ll want to feel when your dream comes to pass. The more you put out into the Universe what you desire, the more you will attract the necessary thoughts, ideas, perceptions, people, opportunities, etc. that will help you to achieve that goal.
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During meditation after a yoga set I focus on the things I want and things that will bring me happiness..even if it's as simple as more rest! 🙂 It's always a nice way to end my practice.
I love this post, I wanna get more African Americans practicing yoga/meditation/visualization/affirmations – it's so beneficial! LA area natural yogis feel free to join me for a class sometime 🙂
I am beautiful. I am reay to love. I deserve it. I'm awesome.
Thank you for sharing this. Meditating makes me more centered, focused, and mindful of my relationship with God. One of my favorite affirmations was during a point in my life when I was searching for a new job. Perhaps this can help someone else:
I am working in my dream career with relevant projects, a supportive team, an aspiration manager, and a generously salary. Thank you Lord!
I do this already, 5 times a day lol. Muslims pray 5 times a day, once just b4 sunrise, once at mid-day, once at mid-afternoon, at sunset, and in the evening/before you go to bed. It keeps me focused, and helps me keep things in perspective, by reminding me of my purpose, and of what I want from life. Reading articles like this reminds me to appreciate that fact!
I LOVE this! I do this every so often mainly because I have a problem about starting and not finishing things but I do do affirmations everyday. Focusing on these really can lift you up for the day. This is what today's affirmation was: I have the power to change the course of my life.
And when you are done meditating/visualizing, make sure to have an attitude of expectation. EXPECT it to come to pass!
I have used visualization without even knowing it. I used to daydream about owning my own home. I would think about how it would feel to sign the papers and and to have my name listed on the deed. I wanted to be able to alter the home in any way that I wanted. This lead me to an obsession with finding a home. I would search online everyday I went to see countless homes and even went through a few realtors. I also had to remain adamant about how much I was willing to spend. Then the time came where the perfect house was available in my price range. Yay me!!! I'm grateful to be spending my first Christmas in my new home.