Visualization: The Key To Having What You See

Has anyone ever told you that if you can dream it, you can do it? It’s really a difficult concept to grasp because, throughout life, we’ve been discouraged from daydreaming. I muse about films where someone, some obviously unenlightened soul, snaps their fingers in the dreamer’s face urging them to “Snap out of it.” I’ve actually been trying to do that myself; I’ve been trying to snap out of letting people tell me my dreams are too big, snap out of thinking that I’m going to have to work at a job for the rest of my life and snap out of believing that any endeavor can give me what I want if I haven’t clearly defined my desires.

A few months ago, I wondered and sought an answer to the question, what is visualization? I’ve learned that it’s the idea that you or I can be, do, or have anything that we wish. I only recently heard of this concept through a series of books I encountered. The first one I read was called, “Ask and It Is Given,” but there are a number of writings discussing this topic because its ultimate premise is solid: focus upon what you want, not what you have or what you feel that you lack. Visualization is tied to the law of attraction, which is the belief that negative thoughts easily attract more thoughts like them and the same with positive thoughts. Manifestation also goes hand-in-hand with visualization.

It’s tough to not let the happenings of the world around you affect your mood and thoughts. Being able to see beyond what seems to be reality is the key to changing it. Listen, Queen, see in your mind what you wish to happen and focus your energy there. You’re a creator whether you choose to believe it or not, so you must spend time thinking of what you want to see and what you want to happen. It’s work- changing your way of thinking- but for me, it was a necessity. I was guilty of worrying to the point that it would make me sick to my stomach. Now that I am beginning to understand the power of my thoughts, it makes sense to me why that happened. All I had to do was focus for 17 seconds on something- good or bad- and a similar thought would follow. If I could start out smiling and so easily spiral from content to annoyed to depressed by thinking my everyday thoughts, why couldn’t I paint a more positive image of satisfaction, patience, and peace instead?

Seventeen seconds of positive thought feels unnatural at first because it’s always really easy to point out flaws instead of things that you love. If you struggle with where to begin visualizing, one of the easiest ways is to consider something that you want to change and think about the best parts of it. Right now, I’m working on loving my current home, so I can learn what I want in the house I’m manifesting for my future. My current home has two skylights and a window in the kitchen that gets a lot of sun in the morning. I love those two features so much that I’m visualizing them in my next place. There are so many things that I could complain about when it comes to where I live, but all I can ever think of are the advantages because they are all that matter.

Boss Woman, I urge you to examine your thoughts and ask yourself if you’re focused on what you want. The key to visualization is actually believing that what you want is possible. Any shadow of doubt decreases the power of your plan, so visualize unabashedly and watch your world change.

Stop talking yourself out of your dreams so you can soar, Queen! I’m rooting for you!

Jeannelle “Jean” Lundy
@thefitfreshmom

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