Visualization Is Key To Communicate With The Soul
Hope is the thing with feathers – that perches in the soul – and sings the tune without the words – and never stops – at all.
– Emily Dickenson
Hope is perching in our souls and singing to us everyday. It tells us these wonderful stories of what we can accomplish in our lives. Visualization is critical to this hope, as it helps to bring in everything we want in our lives. Hope is what keeps us going when we seem to fail in bringing our vision into reality.
I always think it’s important to constantly visualize success, but to consider failure, even for a second, so you can be prepared if things don’t work out just as planned.
– Jen Gotch
3M was trying to create super strong adhesives when they accidentally created the glue we have on post it notes. For years they couldn’t figure out how to use this glue in a commercial way. Then came a second accident. One of their employees who sang in a church choir put the glue on a piece of paper so that he wouldn’t lose his place in the hymnal for the songs they were singing. Then employees used it for over 3 years before they started to market it. Today it is one of their top selling products. So just because we might fail at what we are trying to bring into reality, doesn’t mean it really is a failure – sometimes it is even better than what we were trying to create.
Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print and begin to build.
– Robert Collier
In the movie “The Secret” and the book that followed it, they talked about visualization. Many people will tell you that they have a hard time with it, but if you tell your mind not to picture “your kitchen”, 99% of us immediately see our kitchen in our minds eye. It is a little harder to build a visualization of something that you have never seen, but block by block, with practice it can be done.
By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. And when you’re lost in information, an information may is kind of useful.
– David McCandless
When I learned how to do it, I started with visualizing an orange. I would stare at a blank wall and try to form a circle. I practiced every day and eventually I could see a circle. Then I added color (orange), then texture (the dimples, feeling the smooth bumps). Then I would see it squirting juice down the side of the orange as I started to peel it. I would feel the spray on my face. When I reached that point of seeing the juice, I could actually taste orange juice in my mouth as I watched the juice run down the side of the orange. I just practiced every day for several weeks, until one day I didn’t need to do it step by step, it just instantly popped into my head. Then I moved on to other things. They seem real, because I put all of my senses into the visualization.
You’ll ever change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
– John Maxwell
This really helped me to connect deeper to my imagination. When I read books, I now see the story in my mind. The sun shining on the ocean as it flashes bright lights along the cresting waves. I hear the waves crashing on the shoreline. I feel the wind blowing and as I dig my toes down into the cool part of the sand, I smell the salt air. I can totally enter the world being created by the author. When I am in this space, I see connections and possibilities that I have never thought of before.
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards its achievement.
– Bo Bennett
This is how I learn from everything that I read, because I enter into worlds I have no experience of. I love it when a really good movie brings you totally into the world they have created. You forget you are even watching a movie.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mid before you actually arrive at your goal.
– Zig Ziglar
I am sure that you heard the joke of the man who was on his rooftop, the water in flood stage cresting higher and higher towards him. He prays for help and God sends him some people with a canoe and he says “no thanks, God is sending me help”. He prays for help and God sends him some people with a motor boat and he says “no thanks, God is sending me help”. Then a helicopter comes and he says, “no thanks, God is sending me help”. Then the flood waters come higher and he drowns. Upon entering heaven he asks God, “why didn’t you save me?” God says, I sent a canoe, a motor boat and a helicopter, but you wouldn’t get in.
This kind of visualization is how we can attract into our lives, the things we need, to bring to us the goals and dreams we want. We have to remember that part of the journey, is the lessons we learn and how we grow and change, as we go towards our destination. By visualizing into the space the gratitude of already having it, by using all of the senses, we make it so real, that the divine is busy seeing what doors of opportunity it can open for us. What kinds of synchronicity it can bring into our lives. But we have to get into the boat.
The most important thing for us is to be looking for the doors and opportunities as they pass by us and grab them. Go through them, no matter how scared we are. Take the leap of faith that this is your answer, and climb up the ladder being presented and get into the helicopter.