We all want stuff. And it goes without saying that we all want to manifest that stuff: we want to see it come into our lives in a real way. As metaphysically-minded people, we know this means changing our vibration in such a way that we naturally draw that stuff into our life experience. It’s sort of our thing.
And guys, that’s why we’ve got to visualize.
Now, I know for many, this brings up all kinds of other stuff. Like beliefs that we “can’t visualize” or “aren’t good at visualizing.” And that’s why I’m writing this post. Because these beliefs are (A) not true, and (B) not serving you. Not only can you absolutely visualize, you also absolutely do it every day. It’s just a matter of noticing what it feels like when you do, and then channeling that natural ability into your spiritual and magical work. (Practicing helps too.)
Before we go any further, I want to clarify that visualizing is a bit of a misnomer, because visualizing isn’t always visual. It is always sensory, however. Visualizing often involves mental pictures, but it also involves mental scents, sensations, tastes, sounds, in any combination.
Here’s proof that you visualize: imagine a food you often crave. Let’s say it’s chocolate. When you crave chocolate, how do you know you’re craving it? Because your senses are reminding you of what it’s like to eat it: you can veritably taste it, smell it, and feel it melting in your mouth.
And when you give someone directions somewhere, how do you know what direction comes next? Because you mentally place yourself on the route, and describe what you perceive on the inner plane. Again: visualizing. See how good at it you are?
Actually, it’s not inaccurate to say that if you want something, you are already visualizing it. Otherwise, how would you know you wanted it? Of course, if we don’t actively counteract this tendency, it’s likely this visualization is coupled with the underlying belief or expectation that this desired condition is something that is not within your grasp. If this is the case, the condition will remain on the outskirts of your energy until your vibration transforms into one that is in alignment with what you’d like to experience.
Which is what magic and manifestation are all about.
So while you’re not really a beginner (you’ve been visualizing all your life, after all), to get started with visualizing specifically for the purpose of manifestation, here’s what I recommend you do:
Sit with your spine relatively straight in a comfortable way and close your eyes. Notice your breath and send breath to any part of your body that’s holding tension. When you feel calm and centered, bring to mind the condition you’d like to manifest. Use your simple desire for this condition as a window into the visualization of it. What is it you want, exactly, and why do you think you want it? Asking yourself these questions will naturally point your mind in the direction of visualizing the object of your desire.
Then, with a lightness and openness, have fun with the condition. Place yourself right in the middle of it. Own it. In your mind’s eye, look around in this reality and sense the details. If it’s a new car you want (for example), imagine yourself parking it at your local grocery store, pushing the lock button on your shiny new key chain, and then finding it again as you come out of the store. Drive around with your favorite music on. Give someone a ride on a sunny day and laugh together at a joke.
When the visualization begins to feel slightly less potent, let it happily fade. Then conjure up a bunch of gratitude to the Universe that this condition is already in your life experience. Really marvel at how lucky and grateful you are for this amazing blessing!
Can you see how this gets you into the vibration of having that car (or whatever it is)? As we know, the Universe is pure vibration, so this is powerful stuff.
It’s particularly powerful – and this is important – when you repeat the process every single day until the condition is good and manifested. Or, okay, almost every day. Say, 6 days out of the week…I know starting habits can be a thing, but I have three really good arguments for why it’s worth it.
- Visualizing is one of the most vital manifesting skills of all. Practicing every day will hone your manifesting ability like nothing else.
- Shifting a vibration is like flowing water wearing a groove into a rocky river bed. The more consistent and relentless you are, the deeper the groove gets, until one day, you have the Grand Canyon.
- Visualizing in this way is fun. It expands your energy and boosts your mood every time.
Bonus argument: in time, you can do this with a whole list of conditions in a very short period of time. Because you may consider yourself a complete beginner now, but with daily practice, you’ll be a visualizing ninja in no time.
(Did I convince you? I hope so! Now go forth and manifest!)