These visualization meditations are all about building your dreams in your head and your heart before you build them in the world around you. This gives you clarity, courage, and motivation to be the kind of person you would really, really like to be. That means achieving your goals and breathing energy into (prioritizing) what matters most to you.
“You do not allow because you do not believe. What you believe regarding anything that you want is extremely important—for you will allow only within the boundaries of your beliefs. And so, in many cases, your beliefs must be altered to harmonize with your intentions.” — Abraham-Hicks
Recently, I “introduced myself,” seemingly on accident, to visualization meditations. I was jogging (which is also new) and it seemed like a great time to listen to inspirational talks and podcasts. Naturally, I started thinking about what I want my life to be like and how it’d feel to be living my dreams.
I realized that what I was visualizing in my head lit me up, inspired me to work joyously, and motivated me to take the next right step toward my dreams. I felt how good it was to live my dream life and it changed my perspective from doubtful to confident; I felt it, and I know I can make it.If we want to create a new reality for ourselves, we need to have the vision of a new reality. Click To Tweet
This is why I think visualization meditations—the super simple, relatable, and practical kind—can be so helpful as we strive to improve the quality of our lives…
There’s momentum in thought. Every thought is a vibration and the more we think certain things, the stronger their vibration, the faster their momentum, and the more easily we begin to see evidence in our life experience of what we’re creating within.
We create more of what we focus on—or, we could also say, we attract more of what we focus on.
The reason we’d want to practice visualization meditations (a mouthful, I know) is to create/achieve/attract/allow the experiences we desire. This brings to mind New Year resolutions, health goals, relationship goals, career advancements, abundance, joy, and anything else you wish for yourself.Visualization is a powerful practice that turns a wish into action and mere preference into necessity. Click To Tweet
Athletes and high performers use visualization to reach the goals they set for themselves. If you want to look at it from a more spiritual perspective, you could also think of these visualization meditations as tools for “allowing” rather than “achieving” and “earning.”
Hey, I think allowing feels pretty good. I think I’ll try that. (Actually, I will try that because I’ve already been doing it, and I do know that it feels pretty good. It feels so good, I’m writing about it.)
When a preference becomes a necessity we place more value on the habits and decisions that will bring us to where we say we want to be. In other words, we’re motivated to actually achieve/allow the goals and dreams we envision for ourselves.
Here are two visualization meditations I’ve used because they’re so easy to get into and you can practice them practically anywhere.
2 Visualization Meditations for Creating the Life You Want
1. Think about a goal or dream you have.
2. Think about a habit you’d like to stick with that will move you toward that goal or dream.
2. Imagine yourself being the person who has achieved this lifelong habit. You have accomplished this goal and you’re living this dream. Picture yourself having attained this state for weeks, months, and years. What is life like as this person?
3. See yourself as the energized, vibrant, calm, strong person.
4. Feel. Feel it like you’re there. It’s so real that it’s part of you.
5. Carry this feeling with you and know that you have this experience you can tap into at any time to renew your motivation and hope.
Brendon Burchard talks about developing this “future identity” and why it’s crucial to the attainment of the goals we set for ourselves.A clear vision means we're more likely to be resilient, persistent, and motivated in attaining our goal. Click To Tweet
1. Think of a positive memory or make one up.
2. Imagine all the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of that time and place. Where are you? What are you doing? What do you see, smell, taste, feel, and hear?
3. Imagine the people. Who is with you and what are they doing?
4. Think about the love that was/is present. Think about the people who are with you. Bring into your heart all the people you care about.
5. Surround yourself and the people around you with love. Imagine the love as a visible aura in the air, surrounding everyone and everything, gracing you all with its presence.
6. Feel. Feel it like you’re there.
7. Breathe like you’re breathing in the air (and aura) of this time and place.
8. Carry this feeling with you and know that you have this experience you can tap into at any time to renew your commitment to compassion, patience, and tolerance.“Be love, so much love that when others are with you they are love.” – Abraham-Hicks Click To Tweet
Which of these visualization meditations do you think you could use in your life right now?
Please share your thoughts, any other favorite visualization meditations (I’d love to try them!), positive practices that keep you productive toward your goals, and any inspiring stories of transformation with me in the comments.
Share these visualization meditations with someone who’d probably love to try them (because they have dreams and appreciate all the motivation they can get).
See the reality you want to be true, and recall it so vividly in your mind that you can’t help but walk toward it.