Visualization Sucks Giant Donkey Balls…
Visualization Sucks Giant Donkey Balls
or Learn How to Magnetize A Life You Love with Visualization
Okay, I admit it. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with visualization. It just seems so… well, hard to do. And time consuming. And boring. I just un-love it.
But I bet you couldn't help but visualize certain body parts when you read the title of this post! That's because visualization works, sadly, whether we want it to or not.
***As a sidenote, for any new readers, I'm not usually so crude – I just get all riled up when I think about having to visualize my successful future for 15 minutes per day for the rest of my life to have the Law of Attraction bring me everything I want.***
The truth is that our Unconscious Minds are running visualizations 24/7, many at a time, keeping us emotionally off-kilter with feelings we can't understand and traumas that we thought we had left behind… or moving us toward our goals.
Visualization is definitely a two-edged sword: it can help us or knock us down when we are most vulnerable. Ever wake up on the 'wrong side of the bed'? All grumpy and tired and weird? Guess what your unconscious mind was doing all night. Thank you visualization!
Yet, I can't bring myself to toss the conscious tool of visualization onto the trash heap of bad ideas. There are far too many teachers I look up to who have described the power of our minds to create our realities. If I can't toss it and I don't like it, what can I do? Well…
I had an epiphany late last night (or early this morning depending on how you look at it) that the solution was not to toss visualization but to devise a work-around…
"Aha! I can figure out a way around this," I thought sagely to myself. For you see, I am very sage at 3:30 a.m. when my mind has tossed me out of bed.
Everyone Loves Visualization
I first remember being introduced to visualization as a tool by Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield in their program, Dare to Win. I'm sure I'd heard of it before that but it was Mark and Jack that managed to hammer it into my head.
They told story after story of people who had overcome dismal circumstances to create lives they loved by visualizing, using Vision Boards, and focusing on what they wanted to the exclusion of their doubts.
Then The Secret came out and told us all about the Law of Attraction and how what we visualize will come to pass. It got a lot of attention in What the Bleep Do We Know? and then I picked up Jack's book The Success Principles and it was right up there as a key to success. (What the Bleep and The Success Principles are two of my favourite transformation resources, by the way.)
As if that wasn't enough, then I saw Jack quoted as saying that he believed that the most important tool in the Success Principles was visualization and that if he could only use one of the tools, that's the one he'd pick.
Wow. That's a lot of belief. Even I can take a hint like that. But what do us not really lazy, but definitely not quite so focused and determined and diligent people do to harness the power of visualization without devoting our lives to it?
The Solution to Using Visualization Without Wanting to Kill Yourself or Others
Here are my requirements for Visualization to work for me:
1. It has to be fast.
2. It has to be easy.
3. I need something to keep my monkey mind focused.
4. I need it to be practical. That means short-term and provable. I need to see and feel the results.
I just don't have the patience to wait 10 years while my perfect life manifests. I want stuff to happen now. Now now now. Yes, I'm 5.
Luckily, I also happen to be a Hypnotherapy Trainer, so I know how to work fast, deep, and effectively with the unconscious mind.
What I've decided to do is create a hypno track, no more than 10 minutes long that I can use to quickly visualize what I want to create and then bring that into reality.
I'm going to call it 'The Next Step Visualization' (well…maybe. Feel free to suggest a better title!) and my goal is to use it when I'm not sure how to proceed with the next step. It will take me forward and out of stuckness and overwhelm and into the action that is best for me. It will help me to see my priority tasks for the day and motivate me to get them done.
You see, I don't need the big Vision all the time – I just need to know what to do now to keep moving toward my big Vision. I created Discovering Your Passionate Purpose for the big Vision. I have that. Now I need something to get me through my day.
If you want something to help you deal with overwhelm, stress, and the 'what-to-do-next-arg-I-need-to-focus' syndrome then stay tuned. Because once I've created it, it's entirely possible (more than likely, even!) I'll share it up here on the blog for all of us to love.
If you have something you'd like to see in the Next Step Visualization, let me know in the comments below and I'll see if I can work it in.
Until then, good luck with your Visualizations and avoid the giant donkey genitals!
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