Mid-April 2018 Newsletter
Hello, and a marvelous Mid-April to you!
Visualizing The Solution
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue is about visualizing the solution to your
problem, and how it might help get you there faster.
In my dream classes years ago, my teacher said many ancient cultures believed
that events happen in the dream world before they happen in this waking reality. He
also talked about "seeing around the corner", becoming aware of events going on
at a distance, or in the future. He led me to question the strict linearity of
time and space, which was quite a stretch for this math major! And I started
believing we have a lot more control over what occurs in our lives than I had
formerly thought, that maybe "what has to happen" isn't
engraved in stone after all.
You've probably seen the negative effects of visualizing many times. Do you, as
the weather gets chillier, think "Oh no, I always get a cold when Winter starts!"?
You remember the stuffy nose and sinus headache and sore throat. You worry about this
on and off until yes, you get a cold! Or you might expect some difficult situation to get
even worse -- you can see that debt increase, or the important relationship which is showing
strain right now deteriorating further. Are you making the unwanted thing happen with your
While it's good to visualize the positive outcome you'd like, and this is definitely
more productive than visualizing things getting worse, it's not good to be overly
precise with your details. You'll wind up so fixated on the specifics you're
seeking, you could miss something slightly different which might be even more satisfying.
Opening your horizons to that man who is a little shorter than you are (when you've always
pictured "tall, dark, and handsome"), or to that woman of a different ethnicity, could
lead you to one of the most satisfying connections you've ever had. One famous energy
teacher says to ask for "this, or something better!" leaving the door open for
possibilities you can't see right now.
The Law Of Attraction says good things will be drawn to you if you're positive
and have "good vibes". I think this is partially true, and is also an
over-simplification. Good thoughts need to be followed up by positive actions
to really make a difference. It's unlikely Mr. Wonderful will knock on your
door if you never go out of the house to meet new people, or join any social
groups on-line, no matter how much you visualize your happy life together!
Another danger of being too specific is getting what you thought you wanted,
yet it coming as a result of something you didn't want. Maybe you imagined that
bossy co-worker moving out of your immediate office area, and one day you find he had a fatal
car accident! Or you get an unexpected inheritance when the bills are piling up,
because you lost a beloved relative. Clearly, these tragic events are not our
fault, but they can often set us back a step to focus on what really matters.
The kind of visualization I like best has pictures and faces, yes, but is more
centered on how I want to feel than what I want to get or accomplish. Maybe I'll
imagine a past energy workshop in a beautiful nature setting, with good friends
I love, soaking in the feelings of being understood and knowing I'm connected. I don't
necessarily need to return to that exact location, or to be with the same group of people,
to make this waking dream come true. I'm just reminding myself what I want, to feel
safe and loved and relaxed, priming the pump so to speak, so something similar (or better!)
is more likely to happen. How do you want to feel? Visualize it, then guide your life
toward that picture, making it your reality.
To read an article about visualizing improvements in my vision,
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Enjoy the second half of your April.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!