How would your joy and success expand if you tapped into your natural power to visualize the best for your life? You’ll find real support in the 40th Anniversary Edition of a book by Shakti Gawain. It’s titled Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life.
On page 3, Shakti writes: “Creative visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life.”
Some readers may feel that they’re “not good at visualizing.” Shakti notes: “Usually a person blocks his ability to use creative visualization out of a fear of what he may encounter by looking inside himself—fear of his own unacknowledged feelings and emotions (pg. 21).” Shakti provides helpful details including: “Once we are willing to look fully and deeply to the source a of fear, it loses its power. If we feel overwhelmed, it can be very helpful to get support from a good counselor or therapist who can help us accept and express our feelings (pg. 22).”
Shakti describes Four Basic Steps for Creative Visualization: 1) set your goal, 2) create a clear idea or picture, 3) focus on it often, and 4) give it positive energy.
You will likely appreciate the kindness and support that Shaki provides in this book. For example on page 57, she writes: “The only effective way to use creative visualization is in the spirit of the way of the Tao—“going with the flow.” That means that you don’t have to exert effort to get to where you want to go; you simply keep clearly in mind where you would like to go, then patiently and harmoniously follow the flow of the river of life until it takes you there.”
Shakti shares affirmations including:
“I am loving and healing myself on all levels—spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.” – “I honor and respect my body.” – “I listen to my body’s messages.” (pg. 106)
Clearing Blocks to Your Abundance and Good
On pages 127-136, Shakti writes about “Clearing.” She gives “clearing exercises” that help the reader identify blocks and to take steps to become free of such blocks. On page 130, Shakti encourages us with …
“The most powerful thing you can do (and it is very powerful) to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people and reality, and begin to act accordingly.”
This is a powerful point, and it’s something I especially appreciate in my work as CEO, Executive Coach and Spoken Word Strategist. I’ve shared with clients: “We’ll identify your goals on three levels ‘Good, Excellent, Amazing.’ It’s important to think of Amazing! Because it expands your thinking beyond first guesses as to what is possible.”
There’s much more to say. Fortunately, Shakti said it in her book Creative Visualization.*
I recommend you read her book. It’s time for me to return to those pages.
P.S. This 40th Anniversary Edition of Creative Visualization also celebrates 40 years of New World Library. Congratulations to publisher Marc Allen and his team—including Kim Corbin who keeps me posted about new books arising from New World Library.
* Bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Marci Shimoff credit this book Creative Visualization as a key part of their journey to help many people and to prosper, too. Marci Shimoff writes: “Shakti, your words have helped us shape lives of greater peace, joy, and fulfillment.”
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