In a recent conversation with a friend, I asked, “I know you will manifest many things next year, but what are one or two things you deeply desire to manifest in 2016?” She expressed her desire for a good job and a loving relationship. We then started discussing how she could manifest a great job and an even greater love life. I suggested visualization and to act “as if” she already had what she wished to have. She then said her “visualization projector” was broken. “It stopped working a few months ago,” she complained. Whenever she attempted to visualize, nothing appeared in her mind to focus on – she was receiving a blank screen.
She asked if this was normal. I assured her that her visualization projector was not broken, rather, it was waiting for her to switch it back on and feed it with new images.
You can visualize anytime, anywhere. Oftentimes, we fall out of practice, but it is easy to get back on track. You can do the following:
- Meditate: My seventeen year old son meditates almost everyday and he offered this suggestion to share with my friend on rebooting a visualizing mind. When we meditate, we allow space in our mind, clearing out needless cluttered thoughts, while making room for visions that serve us.
- Imagine: My four year old inspired me to sit and imagine. She can play with almost anything for hours! Two forks become two people in her imaginative world. I advised my friend to imagine what it would feel like driving to her dream job, or sitting at her new work desk. She could imagine getting her paycheck and feeling a strong sense of satisfaction. She could even link her job image to her love image and envision herself driving home to her new husband. He’s prepared a lovely meal for her and and her son and he’s waiting to hear all about how her day went. Human beings were meant to imagine their whole lives, not just during childhood.
- Draw or clip pictures: I suggested to my friend she can create a vision board or keep a folder of clipped magazine photos showing what she wants to bring forth into her existence. Whenever she needs to remember what to focus on, she can pull out her board or folder.
- Journaling: Write, write, and write some more. Your written words on what you wish to manifest has magical power. Your thoughts become things when they are written down. From the written word, a transformation occurs and manifestation into the physical form takes place.
Visualization is a fun and easy way to feel what we want to have, before we actually have it in physical form. A manifesting practitioner knows visualization is a tool worth using on a frequent basis, if they wish to hasten their blessings. Are you visualizing the life of your dreams? If not, what are you waiting for?
~Your Curator of All Things Inspirational, Kimberly Jo Cooley
8 thoughts on “Is My Visualization Projector Broken?”
Enjoyed this topic! I’ve been visualizing for as long as I can remember without ever realizing its power until recent years (thanks to you!). One question for you. When visualizing in an “as if” state, is it necessary to also visualize the means by which you manifest the thing you are hoping for? For example, one of my goals for 2016 is to get a new car that is more suitable for me and my daughters needs. I would NOT want to come into this new car by, say, an accident and insurance money. Is it a good idea to, then visualize, how I would come into a new car? Or maybe it’s a separate manifestation for overall health and safety? Appreciate your thoughts on this!
Hi Jenn C.! Great questions you’ve asked. I will suggest an earlier blog post I wrote regarding not worrying about the “how” (https://abundantlifeinitiative.com/2015/03/16/stop-worrying-about-the-how-and-just-be-in-the-now/). When you are visualizing, do not worry about how you will receive what it is you wish to manifest. You simply need to identify what you want, how you wish to feel (how would you feel and act like if you received what you want), and visualize yourself having it. The “how” is God’s job. Trust that the Universe knows the best and most expedient way to send your good to you. Your job is to identify what you want, to listen to intuition and hunches to guide you, and to be ready to receive. Keep a gratitude journal and note the things you have and the things you desire as items to be grateful for. I now keep a notebook with me so I can jot down coincidences, hunches, and things to be grateful for. I also note when cool things happen, both to myself and others. I then see how the Universe is conspiring for my greater good, each and every day. Many people want to control the entire creative process – when they have a Partner that is working with them to create what they want. Others may be in disbelief that they could actually receive what they want without planning exactly how it will come to pass. Trust that your desire to have a new car was divinely given and that your Partner will see to it that you get your desire in the most amazing, easy way – provided you trust and believe it will come to you. This is perhaps one of the hardest parts of manifesting – the trusting that it will come to pass without every detailed planned in advance. It’s like when you are working with a work partner and trying to do the tasks for the both of you. God doesn’t ask you to carry his share of the creative process. Yet, we all try to do the work of both. Live a life of ease and remember what’s yours to do. Sending you lots of love and good vibes your way, Kim
Thanks so much for answering my question. I remember reading the blog you referenced above- great reminders! I will continue visualizing as I have been but without the worry of the “how” and will trust that the Universe will bless me with those things in whatever way they are supposed to come to me. 2016 is going to be such a great year!
It has been so long since we had a word with each other. I have been away more so than you. I use Facebook lots and WordPress less. I am online more and her less. I see your Facebook link and I’ll check it out. ❤ 😀
Hi!! When I think of my WordPress friends, you always come to mind :-). I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s been MIA on WP. I’m much more on Facebook, too. I will be sure to check out your Facebook page, too. Thanks for stopping by!
Such helpful suggestions, it’s great to be offered such practical inspiration for these times 🙂 Thank you!! With love, Sharon
Thanks Sharon~for reading and showing love for my page, but also for blessing us with your blog Awakening Angels. Blessings :-), Kim
Aww thanks! Sending them to you also! Your blog is fantastic, so much useful inspiration for us all!