David Hamilton helps us harness the power of visualisation to create our wildest dreams
any people use visualisation techniques to help them create what they want in life. The important things to remember about visualisation are clarity and frequency. That is, you need to be clear about what you want and you need to visualise frequently. The frequency helps the visualisation to seep into the unconscious mind. Ultimately, it is the vast power of the unconscious mind that organises and influences events and circumstances in your life. You can think of it like creating a watercolour painting. The first wash of paint is very faint, but each successive wash makes a stronger impression, so the image becomes clearer and clearer until eventually the final painting is revealed. And so it is with manifesting your hopes and dreams.
With each visualisation, you make a stronger impression on your unconscious, until finally the goal is manifested in your experience. The power of the unconscious mind to shape experience is enormous and it can make life seem magical at times, as seemingly unlikely circumstances unfold, synchronicities occur, and certain people appear in your life at just the right times. But it is simply your unconscious mind shaping your experience, just as a current in a river or ocean will shape the direction of a boat. The key, then, is really to ensure you make the right impressions on the canvas of your unconscious. The hack is that the unconscious works symbolically, and thus simplicity helps. If you can find a way to make your visualisations into simple symbols that you can focus on easily and often, it can speed up manifesting the things you want.
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Exercise: Turn your goals into symbols
1 Decide on a goal that you want to try this technique with.
2 Make a drawing or sketch of what your goal would look like fulfilled. For example, if you wanted to own a particular kind of house in a particular location then draw the house and location.
3 Now turn your drawing into a simple symbol. The key is to take elements of your drawing and simplify them into simple objects. (Think how hieroglyphics are simple symbolic representations of objects). For example, a house with two trees to the side can be simplified into a rectangle and two lines aside it. To indicate that it’s in a specific location, you might represent a map as a
Draw circle and place the square within the circle. You might even add a letter, which is the letter that the name of the town you wish you live in begins with. Now you have a simple symbolic representation of your goal and you are clear in your mind what it represents.
4 Make a few copies of your symbol and place them in places where you will see them often, like on your desk, your refrigerator, and also have one in your purse or wallet. Each time you see the symbol, you energise it and thus make a stronger impression on your unconscious without having to formally set aside time to visualise.
Dr. David Hamilton is a Scottish author and has a PhD in organic chemistry, spending four years in the pharmaceutical industry. Go to drdavidhamilton.com