"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Prov. 23:7) is an excerpt from the Bible
that applies to one of God's universal laws. Is simply controlling and directing your
own thoughts towards what you want out of life all there is to the process of getting
it? Why then do people so often obtain that which they don't want in life, instead of
that which they DO want? Could it be that they really don't know what they truly DO
want, and when they do know what they want, their thoughts are not focused on it
with enough clarity and duration to get it?
Do you inadvertently visualize in a worried fashion that which you DON'T want
with more clarity and frequency than that which you do want? The following positive
imagery and mind walking exercise WILL work as long as it is maintained with more
concentrated duration than your negative imagery -- and remember, keep your
visualizations to yourself and free from other people's critical remarks (which can
only undermine your belief in the imagery process). Things of positive consequence
in your life will happen when you consciously accept that they can happen. Then
your commitment and clarity of intention will draw to you what you seek. We all
create our own heaven or hell by the thoughts we carry inside of us. Controlling
your own thoughts takes practice, but the rewards are indeed quite great!
Now take a minute and clarify in your mind what you would like to experience in
your life. Write it all down and put it in black and white. When you read it later, it
will look clearer and more plausible to you. Goals give you purpose and direction.
Without goals, life has little purpose for most people. To put a plan into action, you
must have a vivid and clear description of it, so describe your short-term and long-
term goals. King Solomon did not ask the Lord for riches, honor or long life. He
simply said, "Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart ..." (1 Kings 3:9).
In seeking and receiving wisdom, the other things were also added unto him.
Choose a goal that by its nature will carry other favorable things with it in its natural
fulfillment, and be sure that you're willing to accept the responsibility of all that it
entails. To affirm a definite purpose and decisively set forth a committed desire for a
goal direction is empowering, because you become buoyed up in the flow of its
action. Also an accepting and a “letting go” process helps to keep you in the flow of
receiving what you want. Resisting and objecting to the process works against the
flow of receiving what you want. Getting what you want may not always take the
path you might expect, so flow and accept whatever comes your way.
Now relax, get comfortable and do some deep breathing to allow all your pressure
and tension to dissipate (review "Exercise -- Relaxation For Improved Awareness"
and the breathing exercises). Allow yourself to slip into a twilight state of mind just
before the sleep level (review "Exercise -- Learning Self-Hypnosis"). Now use your
imagination and create an image of what it would feel like if your dream or goal were
fulfilled. Visualize it for 7 seconds. Don't just imagine a passive scene, but fully
associate yourself with the goal experience of an active, vigorous scene. Add to the
goal as many details as you need, and visualize it again for 7 seconds. Add to your
vision all the sensory data and feelings of accomplishment you intend to achieve upon
your goal's realization. See where you want to be. Hear the sounds of the people
involved. Feel textures and smell fragrances in your visualization. Emotionalize with
it, and visualize it in this way for 7 seconds. Mind walk the whole imagery through
to completion. Think prosperity, achievement and success, and create a sincere
longing for the fulfillment of your goal. Now sleep for a few minutes to seal the
experience into your subconscious.
Your expectant attitude and internal feelings of acceptance will take it from there.
Periodically throughout your day, replay to yourself this goal visualization, and guide
your actions toward its completion. Accept your imagery as if it has already taken
place and watch how it completes that thought process to reality! Strong emotional
imaging can activate your subconscious into realizing your goal, but conscious com-
mitted action gets the job done.
Success is the ongoing process of striving to improve your situation in every way.
By taking committed action toward your goal, you are no longer sitting on the fence
of indecision. Clear action is how success can truly be yours. So get to it, and let
your impetus carry you forward. Figure out the details while you’re in motion. The
clearer and longer that you practice this exercise, the better and faster the effect.
Naturally, a master will achieve swifter results than a neophyte. When you know
and once realize your true inner power, all is within your grasp. (“If ye have faith
and doubt not, ... if ye shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be cast
into the sea, it shall be done.” Matt. 21:21) Actually, directed goal realization differs
very little from what happens more haphazardly in your life already. The emotional
images derived from fear, worry, anxiety and loneliness bring about their
corresponding realities into your life the same as love, forgiveness, mercy and
happiness. Conscious clarity of directed thought can change your life!
If you want to improve your body posture or physical appearance, examine that
area and touch it with your fingertips. Now shift your conscious awareness to the
area and visualize it in its ideal state. Maintain the visualization for several minutes.
Repeat positive affirmations as you do this.
Upon retiring at night, drift off to sleep holding a positive image of whatever goal
you want to accomplish. ("And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believ-
ing, ye shall receive." Matt. 21:22) Let your inner self (through God) work on it
throughout the night. And remember, whatever you visualize for yourself, affirm it
for others in a loving way, and it will help you both. ("...But faith which worketh by
love." Galatians 5:6) So create an impelling desire for what you want and visualize
constantly to achieve it. Then relax, and trust the process to manifest it.
Here are some key points to keep in mind:
1. When you set goals for yourself, commit yourself to their achievement.
2. Don't make excuses for yourself. If you fail, try another tack, angle, plan, or
3. Have a definite plan or strategy for reaching your goal(s).
4. Be willing to do what it takes to get what you want.
5. Stay "in action" and don't allow yourself to get sidetracked or to slow down just
because things become challenging.
6. Don't blame others for anything. It serves no purpose, it takes you out of focus of
your goals, and it is a big "energy drainer." You are responsible for your life and
everything that happens in it.
7. If you falter at one stage of your goal, replan it, and start a new approach.. Don’t
delay for long or you will lose your momentum.
8. Be clear in your vision and keep your focus.
9. Ask for help from everyone you trust, respect and admire in helping you reach
your goals. You'll be surprised at how willing many people are to help you.
10. Use positive "self-talk" and continue to believe in yourself and in your ability to
get where you want to go and to do what you want to get done! Be consistent and
keep your mind and heart in your project.