Visualization is a powerful tool to create a great life because it allows you to see below the surface and trace the object all the way back to the thought the inventor had that initiated the creation of the object.
In this week’s lesson, our exercise was to reverse engineer a battleship. To use visualization to disassemble this massive ship in our minds, to follow it back to its origination.
28. In the last Part you created a mental image, you brought it from the invisible
into the visible; this week I want you to take an object and follow it back to its
origination, see of what it really consists. If you do this you will develop
imagination, insight, perception, and sagacity. These come not by the superficial
observation of the multitude, but by a keen analytical observation that sees below
The visualization exercise was a struggle for me at first because I really had no interest in battleships and that lead me to ask the question “why a battleship”, but after doing the exercise each day this week I experienced something truly amazing on the 3rd day I was able to visualize the conversations between the government leaders depressing their belief of why it was important to build a new battleship, how it will protect thousands of people. On the other side, I could hear the opposition expressing their belief of how that money could be better spent to help feed people around the world or provide clean water for villages that did not have access to clean water.
What became evident to me that by practicing the art of visualization I was training myself to not accept what I see on the surface, whether we are talking about an object, a person, or a situation but to be curious about the root cause that is creating the effect that I see.
As I began to apply this principle to my daily interactions with people it became clear that this is a skill I want to master, not only to bring more value to my own life but to share it with my clients, friends, and family.
If each human being on the planet were to practice this skill we would be less likely to judge one another, demean one another but instead, we would understand, empathize, be more inclined to lend a hand, or give more freely to help one another live life more powerfully.
Make the decision today to take 100% responsibility for your life good and bad and when you encounter a struggle reverse engineer it through visualization, follow it back to the thought that birthed it, make time to process the feelings instead of running from them.
Summer McStravick once said, “The only way out is through”. So many times we don’t take the time to process our own thoughts, feelings, and actions but instead, want to blame others for our problem or make it go away with alcohol or drugs only to find ourselves faced with the same problem when those bandaids falloff. You can find more information about Summer on her website. https://flowdreaming.com/about-summer/
I experienced this recently in my own life during a class I was taking through my church. I realized I had held a grudge against my Mom for not allowing me to have a relationship with my father because they divorced before I was born and all I knew of my dad was that he was a bum. Every time I asked a family member what my dad was like that was their response, he was a bum he didn’t want to work and when my mom became pregnant with me he left because he did not want to deal with another child and was stressed out enough with my two older sisters.
By processing my feelings of being angry at my mom I realized she was only trying to protect me from being hurt like she was hurt. When I came to that conclusion I was able to forgive my mom which gave me peace. The experience transformed my feelings for my mom from anger to love.
If you are struggling with a problem take time to slow down, listen to your body, observe the thoughts you think on a daily basis and choose to take control of those thoughts. It will be hard at first but I believe in you, I know there is a power within you that can free you from your pain if you will only learn how to tap into it. Make it a point to include visualization in your morning routine. Visualize the life you want to live, the difference you want to make in the world.
Please seek a trusted friend or a coach to help you process your thoughts, feelings, and actions that surround you and may at times be so overwhelming that you can’t even get out of bed.
I would be happy to listen and see if I can help you or guide you to a trusted resource. You don’t have to go through this alone.
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