If you have read anything on the subject of the Law of Attraction, you will most likely have heard of visualisation. Creative visualisation is one of the key parts of the process, and there are certain tools to help you harness the power of the Law of Attraction.
An important thing to remember about the Law of Attraction is that to harness its power, you have to focus on ‘being’, rather than ‘doing’. This means you have to be prepared to fully immerse yourself in the experience of visualisation and making those visions of your life a reality. Visualisation isn’t just a form of daydreaming about your dream life; you have to place yourself in the life you imagine using all of your senses, and positive action to allow if to manifest into reality. Here we look at how to use visualisation tools to harvest the power of the Law of Attraction.
Use all of your senses
When people hear the word ‘visualisation’, it is common for them to simply dismiss it as a daydream. It is understandable, but even though they share the act of thinking about situations, there are a lot of differences between the two. Daydreaming is often accidental, with us having no control about what we’re thinking about. Visualisation, however, is completely deliberate, and is focused on something very specific. Visualisation also uses all of the senses, and is a first-person experience, as opposed to the often third-person scenes when we daydream.
When you visualise a scenario you want to happen, you have to use all of your senses, not just sight. You have to completely embrace everything about that experience, to make it seem as real as possible. Say for example that your goal is to own your dream house; not only do you have to see what the house looks like, but you also need to focus on the smell of the new – or antique, if you prefer – furniture, hear the sounds coming from inside and outside the house, and feel the fresh, crisp sheets on your brand new bed. Truly immerse yourself in the situation, and this will help you understand how you can make it a reality.
It’s tempting when harnessing the Law of Attraction to change your life, to think of the most extreme changes and best-case-scenarios. For example, we’ve all imagined what it would be like to be billionaires, and what we would do with all of that money. However, visualising something so wildly different to your own life only sets yourself up for disappointment.
That’s not to say that you shouldn’t aim high for your life; of course you should have big goals, but you need to work up to those big things by first achieving little things, and using these as stepping stones to reach your goal. So, it is important to start small.
The best way to practice visualisation is to use it in your everyday life. Take something you have difficulty with in your daily routine, and practice visualisation to make it easier. For example, let’s say you want to exercise, but you struggle to get the motivation, particularly when it’s cold or wet outside and you’re warm and dry inside. Instead of talking yourself out of it, focus on what would happen if you did it. Going for a run itself may not be fun, but imagine how you will feel after it; focus on the endorphins rushing through your body, and how clear your mind is; feel the relief the hot shower brings; and imagine getting into bed and falling asleep easily. Soon, you will find that it’s easy to get up and go, because you know just how good the reward will be.
Once you have practiced visualising smaller things, you can then increase the size of your goals, using each one as a stepping stone to get to the next.
Use physical visualisation tools to help you keep focus
We all have busy lives, and it is obviously not possible to be constantly thinking about our goals and how to achieve them. However, it is a good idea to create phsyical visualisation tools to help you bring your focus back to what you want to achieve regularly. There are a number of different ways to do this, including:
- Dream boards – A dream board is a simple way to visually represent your goal. For example, if you are aiming for your dream house, add photos, drawings or illustrations of what you want the house to look like, furniture you would like, etc., to a notice board. Seeing this every day will inspire you, and ensure you are regularly focusing on what you want to achieve.
- Write it down – Writing down your thoughts is an excellent way to focus them. Write down what it is you want to achieve, and how you can achieve it. Or you could even write something from the perspective of having already achieved your goal; write a letter to yourself, or a diary entry, describing what life is like now you have achieved your dream. Read this to yourself regularly, and it will inspire you to work towards that great feeling.
Draw/paint it – Like writing, art is an excellent form of expression. Visualise yourself and your life when you have achieved your goal, and draw or paint what that looks like. Keep it somewhere you will see it regularly as a source of motivation.