Youtube: Step 1: Visualization
Form a clear picture of your desire with the understanding that, by so doing, you impress your desire upon the Creative Life Force. This understanding takes this first step out of the region of fantasy.
Last week I gave an overview of five step of the manifestation process originally given by Thomas Troward in his book, The Edinburgh Lectures. There is value in further exploration of each of these steps so we may clearly understand their importance in bringing desired change to our own life.
This first step is agreed upon by nearly all who advocate visualization techniques associated with goal setting. In truth, we all carry a picture of the life we believe we deserve, and we are living out that life on a daily basis. The problem with this picture is that it may not be the one we really want. It may be driven by circumstances, talk of hard times, short-sighted opinions of others or the ratings-hungry media.
We need to put forth the effort to define our desire so clearly that we are aware when we drift away from it. A good way to do this is to write it down. Start with a general overview of the thing you would like to see manifest and then rework it until you feel you have a clear statement of the good you desire. Once you have this, ask yourself this question: How would I feel if this desire were manifested now? Spend time considering your feelings and then rewrite your statement in a way that includes them.
A vision consists of an image and a feeling. See yourself free and happy that your desired good has come about. Never see yourself struggling to make it happen. As the step points out, you are impressing your desire upon the Creative Life Force, infinite wisdom and intelligence that knows no restrictions and is never hindered by appearances. You are working in cooperation with God by forming and holding steady to this picture. Read your statement with conviction at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at bedtime, and then throughout your day when possible. Do not struggle to make it true. Know that it is true.