Anyone that has done any studying of optimal performance, creation or attraction knows about visualization. Visualization is a technique where we “picture”, in our minds, a desired outcome, programming our brains, and our larger selves, as to what we want to have happen.
The picturing part is important, but it’s not where the real juice is. The important part is not the image of what is desired, but the feelings that that image create in us.
So, imagining myself putting on a bikini and looking great in the mirror is most powerful if that image causes me to FEEL the wonderful feelings that would come with that imagined reality. It feels so fun to love my body, it feels amazing to love myself in a bikini, I love how my body feels when it is so slender and moves so easily, etc. It is the FEELING part that would prompt me to make different choices today. Not the image itself, which has no power on it’s own.
Now, side step with me for a moment. Have you ever had déjà vu? It is that odd and usually enlivening feeling that you have experienced something before, or a certain familiarity with a moment…”OMG I have done this before” or “Yes, I totally knew this would happen”, you might say in your own mind as you experience a moment of déjà vu.
Going back to our visualization now, let’s add the feeling of déjà vu to our visualized bikini moment…So, in our imagination, what if we imagine ourselves, in an ideal future, experiencing déjà vu about a FEELING:
- OMG this is totally the feeling I knew I would have when I looked in the mirror!
- This feeling of loving my body is EXACTLY like I imagined it would be!
- OMG the ecstatic joy I am feeling is exactly what I felt when I visualized it!
If I’ve lost you, I understand, and I apologize. It’s a big ask that might be hard to understand, until you give it a try. I’m asking you to IMAGINE a feeling of déjà vu about a FEELING!
And why am I suggesting you try such a strange and seemingly convoluted technique?
Because it causes you to FEEL NOW in an much more visceral way, the feeling of the thing you are trying to create, in a much more powerful way. And the more powerfully you can FEEL NOW the feeling that goes with the desired outcome, the faster and more fully your desired outcome is going to happen.
The déjà vu element also adds some crucial and powerful factors:
- That feeling of KNOWING that something is almost inevitable
- The feeling of RIGHTNESS in what is happening
- The feeling of AMAZEMENT when a dream comes true
Play with this technique a little bit. If you find yourself having stronger positive feelings, along with the amazing sense of knowing that something is/was going to happen…You have made your run of the mill visualization orders of magnitude more powerful!
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