Seeing Your Outcomes
Today, I’d like to share with you the power of one of the best tools I have. You also have this tool and the more you use it, the more proficient you will be at using it.
We have all been chastised for daydreaming. “Stop imagining things," we are told, but everything that was made by hand was made by the imagination first.
Most people who know me would probably classify me as a person of action. I do a great deal and enjoy the action of getting things done. What folks may not know is that I have a wonderful and powerful imagination. I enjoy dreaming my outcomes.
When I was a child, I imagined being able to go to college. There were no models before me as no one in the family had been. I grew up without a father and so I imagined that I would find him and he would send me to college.
That did not happen, but when I was accepted to Jacksonville University in Florida, I was told that a wealthy benefactor who was a friend of one of the faculty members had offered to help put me through school. I did not meet Terry Evensen until my graduation day and from that day forth, he became my father figure.
When I first started the journey to become well, I saw myself as I look today. At the time, movement was difficult and painful, but I imagined myself dancing and running up the steps of my house. The more I imagined it, the greater the possibility became.
Imagining something is actually your mind’s way of rehearsing it.
Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Creative visualization is a powerful exercise for your brain, mind and body. Today, I’d you to begin to imagine your outcomes.
Imagine that what you desire is already in existence. See yourself in the condition you’d like to be in. In the visualization exercise, try to avoid thinking in the negative. In other words, this is not traditional prayer whereby we implore, beg and cajole for what we are lacking. In this exercise, you become a part of the Creator and already know that everything is and is possible.
Plan a time each morning to do the exercise and enjoy the moment. (I don’t think I need to mention it, but I will because I should; do not do this while you are driving.)
· Relax and center. Moving from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, allow each part of your body to deliberately relax.
· Breathe evenly and effortlessly as you do.
· In your mind’s eye, begin to see yourself in your desired outcome.
· Paint the picture giving it more and more depth and clarity. The more detailed the image, the more powerful your outcomes.
· Relax in the moment and accept it as true.
Do this for 5-15 minutes each day for the next 7 days and look for results.
I see myself as more loving and understanding. As I paint the picture more clearly, I am relaxed and at ease. I love myself and am more capable of loving others. I am smiling and actually have a glow about me. As I open my heart and mind to my own potential, I begin to see the potential in others. I am joyful and playful enjoying every moment with you.
Be well, be whole, See
Bertice Berry, PhD.