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Are You Visualizing "Out There" or From Within?Views: 2085
Mar 18, 2006 7:29 amAre You Visualizing "Out There" or From Within?#

Marilyn Jenett

By Marilyn Jenett

Visualize: to see or form a mental image of

Let’s discuss a bit about visualizing…

First, let me start by noting that there is a percentage of the population that is unable to visualize in mental pictures. There is nothing wrong with this, it is just the way their brains function. But they can visualize by “feeling” the reality of the goal they wish to attain. In fact, I believe that the feeling aspect of imagining is much more powerful and magnetic than the picturing aspect.
Feel the emotions even if you cannot see images. Your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a real and an imagined act.

Looking “At”

Now, you can make mental pictures or get specific details and create a “dream” board to establish your goals in your subconscious mind. These techniques are often recommended as a way to condition the subconscious and they have some benefit. They will encourage you to focus on what you want.

However, I have a very different idea about visualization (which for our purposes, will include both picturing and feeling a goal).

Let’s say you close your eyes to see yourself achieving a goal. You see yourself “out there” on the screen of space, watching yourself going through the motions, almost like watching a movie.

Or you make your dream board or treasure map or whatever you wish to call it. You are looking at things on this board that you wish to possess or you have pictures of yourself on this board doing or being what you want. You are still looking at yourself “out there”.

Again, this may have some benefit, especially if visualizing in this way produces in you a corresponding feeling of having what you want.

Looking “From”

Now, here is the most powerful way to visualize and the fastest way to manifest results.

You visualize from “within”. You are the actor in the role, seeing the world through your own eyes, looking out at the world as if you already are what you want to be or already possess what you desire. You take on this role and live in this consciousness over and over until it feels natural. As you rehearse this role, your subconscious will accept it and it will become your natural state of being. You will take on the mental and emotional state of the end result and then…at just the right moment you will experience this reality in the outer world. The outer world must become what you have accepted inwardly.

It’s Already Mine

So here is the difference. Let’s use "Bev" as an example. Bev wants a new digital camera:

Bev can picture the camera she wants. She can paste up photos, study it in detail, commit it to memory. And she just may suddenly see these cameras all over the place. But will she accept subconsciously that this camera is hers? Maybe.

Or Bev can play the role. Become the actress holding the camera up to her eyes, feel herself focusing “her” camera on her subject, maybe even feel the slight weight of the camera in it’s carrying case as it swings against her as she walks. She can close her eyes and feel herself placing her camera in its spot on her shelf at home. If Bev were not able to make mental pictures clearly, then all she would need to do is create the feeling that she already possessed her camera - the feeling of satisfaction of owning the camera. Not desiring or wanting it…because if you already have something, then you wouldn’t be desiring or wanting it, would you?

You are the actor in the role, playing the part of being, doing, having whatever it is you want, from the inside out. From within your own consciousness, you already ARE that person, you are already DOING what you want, you already HAVE what you desire.

That is true visualization.

© Copyright 2004 Marilyn Jenett

Marilyn Jenett, an accomplished business owner in the corporate arena founded the Feel Free to Prosper program to mentor and teach others to become aligned with Universal laws and accept their right to prosper. Her students, from around the globe and from all walks of life, are enjoying remarkable success using her lessons and participating in her telephone group sessions. For more information, check out her website at http://www.FeelFreetoProsper.com.

You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print as long as the bylines, URL and copyright are included. Please print the article in its entirety, unchanged and send a copy of the publication to marilyn@feelfreetoprosper.com.

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Mar 18, 2006 8:29 pmre: Are You Visualizing "Out There" or From Within?#

Beverley J. Hanna
Marilyn wrote: "Let’s use "Bev" as an example. Bev wants a new digital camera:"

In this instance, Bev also put a photograph of the back of the exact camera she wanted on her computer desktop where she saw it every day. This made it easy to visualize being "with" the camera, since the buttons and features became familiar, so the reality arrived very quickly, within two or three weeks. (Now I'm visualizing a better, much smaller one!)

Similarly, I wanted a digital camcorder. I set an intention and asked the Universe for one that I could afford, but it had to be a good one, like the one I'd borrowed when I was in college a couple of years ago. Last week, I purchased a slightly used one EXACTLY like the one I had in college, for two hundred dollars less than list. It helped that I had a "muscle memory" to draw on, since the visualizing wasn't "out there", but inside, an actual feeling in my hands.

I think that when we try to visualize something that's bigger than we're accustomed to manifesting, it gets harder to do because we don't already know how it feels, and we can't create that internal knowing as easily. This is why it's important to get some of what you want into your life immediately, even if it's a little piece - for example, take a test drive in the car of your dreams, or go have a cup of coffee in a fancy hotel, just to get an internal sense of how it feels.

I also think it's important to prepare in advance for the eventual manifestation....take a chance and do, buy or achieve something that you would have to do once the manifestation arrives. For example, I know that sometime soon, I will have manifested a career that requires me to do some public speaking. In anticipation of this, I've purchased a voice recorder and lapel mic, and a small sound system. When the time comes that I need it, it will be there, ready to use.

As Marilyn says, seeing it isn't enough. You have to feel it, and feeling it, you just know. Knowing gives strenth to the desire and the Universe complies.

Bev Hanna, S.C.A.

"Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God."
- Norman Podhoretz

Private Reply to Beverley J. Hanna

Mar 19, 2006 3:07 amre: re: Are You Visualizing "Out There" or From Within?#

Marilyn Jenett

When I posted this article, I thought I just might manifest Bev here on the board (she is the actual FFTP student I used as an example).

And here she is!

Bev, it's about time you stopped by for a visit. And what a great post you have shared. You have learned the principles and their subtleties well. You have learned to see and feel from within, to step out in faith, to be "a playmate with God".

So members, the trick is to not just "see" what we want. We must "own" it. In consciousness. We already own a lot of what we don't want. Isn't it time for a trade in?

"You need to find out how you can bring it into being..."

I offer one path to do this, to start trading in.



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