Moving toward Success
Visualization is a powerful tool to create what we want in our life. Many of us already use visualization and are not aware of it. Sometimes we use our imagination in positive, success-oriented ways, sometimes in limiting ways. Because of deep-seated negative concepts about ourselves, we often automatically and subconsciously expect and imagine limitations and problems.
The process of change and growth does not occur on superficial levels, like through mere "positive thinking". It involves exploring, discovering, and changing our deepest, most basic attitudes to life.
Because most of the following process is done in a relaxed, trance-like state of consciousness, your level of awareness on a focal point is much higher than in your normal waking state of consciousness. During this heightened focus and awareness, intentions and suggestions appear to go directly into the subconscious mind, and you can transform areas of yourself that are normally out of reach of your conscious mind. Once your subconscious mind holds success-oriented beliefs, you automatically think and act in a way that makes you succeed, therefore manifesting your goals. You will notice that your creative energy flows more freely. When this happens, you attract success into your life.
You can either memorize the following visualizations, have someone read them to you, or record them on tape in your own voice.
I. Accessing Inner Wisdom
First, close your eyes and relax by taking three deep, slow breaths, quietly saying "I am relaxing" as you breath in and "I am letting go" as you breathe out. Let your thoughts move through your mind like clouds trough the sky without paying attention to them.
Visualize a safe, comfortable, and quiet place. Look around at your safe place, listen to the sounds around you, smell the air and bring your attention to your feelings and body sensations. Find an especially nice spot at your safe place to make yourself very comfortable, and relax even more.
Now "invite" to your safe place a wise, intuitive, loving and compassionate being. This is your Inner Advisor, who will guide you to success. Your Inner Advisor knows you very deeply, even though you may or may not know each other in real life. This process connects you with your inner wisdom and intuition. Ask your Inner Advisor for support in the following process and wait until he/she agrees to support you. The response may come in words or in other ways. Just be open to receive the answer.
If several advisors appear, choose the one who seems most helpful right now. If you cant perceive an Inner Advisor, keep visualizing your safe place once a day for one week and try again, or imagine a wise and compassionate person you know.
II. Examining Limiting Beliefs
Limiting beliefs are: "I dont deserve success", "I am afraid of the power I might gain through my success", "there is not enough to go around", "others will envy and not like me any more if I am successful", or "it is selfish to want plenty".
Start working with your limiting beliefs in the following way. Draw four columns on a plain sheet of paper. Write your limiting beliefs in the first column. In the second column, write how true each belief really is today. In the third column, write how each limiting belief serves you (i.e. protection, maintain certain self-image, keep things the same). In the fourth column, write how each belief inhibits your creative fulfillment.
If any part of this is unclear, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and consult with your Inner Advisor. Take the first response you get.
III. Setting Goals
If you get stuck at any point during this process close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and consult with your Inner Advisor. Hold your goals lightly.
IV. Visualizing Success
V. Flashing Success
Bring the success image (as in step IV) to mind, just long enough for it to seem real. Dont apply any particular effort, but give full reliance to belief and imagination. It is best to close your eyes as you flash your success.
Each time you "flash" your success, you speed up the realization of your goal using known principles of learning and receptivity of the mind at stages of "natural trance".
Recommended times are:
These are states of "natural trance".
VI. Maintaining Success
Keep adjusting your goals and continue to go through steps IV and V frequently. Enjoy the process!