Visioning is not Visualizing

We are a highly visual culture, especially within terms of technology. It’s interesting to notice the different ways in which imagery is used. We have entire platforms like Instagram that are based on imagery. Through photos, we build our story and connect to our tribe.

Through the exchange of our image dialogues are formed. Conversations happen in an abbreviated form as emojis that appear like modern-day hieroglyphics telling a story. Although not all images are symbolic. They do hold a reference point for symbolism depending upon what is in the picture making them profoundly powerful to the subconscious.

Images are powerful tools that can create connections to emotional intelligence. We often use imagery to communicate. Telling a story beyond what words alone can express. It’s a powerful way to gain recognition to an important cause, or to educate a large group quickly. We learn from what we perceive both physically and mentally.

Our minds are truly wonderful allowing us to use our ability to use vision and the ability to see for growth and learning. In fact, through mirror neurons within our brains we can learn by simply observing. For example, if we see someone performing an activity. We can essential repeat it. This is the magic of our consciousness within our physical biology. We learn a great deal by simply seeing.

Even more interesting, is to look at the way in which images arrive within our minds. Our consciousness brings images to us in many different ways. We dream both in our sleep and during waking states in reveries we call daydreaming. We can remember something by calling it into our visual memory. We can also imagine something that we’ve never seen through our imagination.

Using this power of imagination to envision a specific scenario is referred to as creative visualization. This is a popular stress reduction tool used within psychology. It is a useful technique for helping to calm someone down while recovering from trauma by helping them envision safety. Creative visualization is used to help achieve increased potentials in sport medicine. Professional athletes are known to utilize this technique to reach new levels of performance.

Most people are taught to visualize by thinking about images that they create within their mind. Some find they are capable of making completely new lifepaths with the use of visualization. This occurs by focusing their intentions through visual images with strong sense of emotional focus. This is an exercise in claiming that which we are focused in attaining.

Visualization is therapeutic and has many wonderful applications. It can assist in achieving new goals and to strengthen natural innate talent. Many have applied it to create wealth, health and more positive relationships in their lives. However, the result of using visualization may vary due how it is performed.

It is largely dependent upon the amount of awareness that can be maintained to hold a specific image. This tends to be the greater part of the challenge for most people. Staying centered with intense clear single-minded focus on the visualization with an equally focused emotional resonance. What we attempt to picture will only bring results when it is engaging our emotional state of readiness. This means we feel it too.

When we are connected to our feeling nature. We can clear a pathway quicker to our goals. This is because we arrive at a place where we are not separate from that which we are seeking. We are in alignment already. This makes visualizations powerful and largely successful.

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