Creative visualization isn’t difficult, but it does take some practice. The great thing is that once you get the hang of it, it is so easy to do that you can slip into the mode of creative visualization anywhere, anytime. In his article about creative visualization exercises, Joel Chue gives some valuable advice and tips on how to start your journey to the creative inner self.
Creative visualization exercises are a simple yet effective way to communicate with the creativity of your subconscious mind. If you have watched ‘The Secret', the power of the subconscious is capable of empowering a creative individual to attract and attain the things he or she desires.
Creative visualization exercises involve the process of forming mental images in our mind's eye and making them come true. And this process of creativity can be easily completed within 5-10 minutes daily and yet create powerful results in your life. Here is a simple creative visualization exercise to prime your subconscious creative thoughts to attract and attain all your desires.
Creative Visualization Exercises
1. Find a comfortable place where you won't be disturbed before you start. First, sit quietly and make yourself comfortable. Take a few deep breaths to calm yourself down.
2. Once you feel relaxed, close your eyes and picture a screen in your mind's eye. Project a picture of what you want on the screen.
3. Create the mental picture with as many creative details as possible. Draw the five senses into your picture. The more senses involved the better. Stay relax throughout the exercise.
Additional Tips To Think About When Doing Your Creative Visualization Exercises
Creative Visualization Exercise – Tip #1
You have be creative and picture your own self in that screen you project in your mind. Involve your 5 senses. What do you see, smell, hear, taste or touch. The more senses you involve, the more vivid message you send to your subconscious mind.
Creative Visualization Exercise – Tip #2
Don't be shy, use all of your creativity, be bold and creative when visualizing. What is it that you truly want? Ask for it boldly and let the creativity of your subconscious mind work on it.
Creative Visualization Exercise – Tip #3
You have to do your creative visualization exercises on a consistent basis. Set a specific time everyday to engage in this life-transforming activity. Your creativity skills will also improve with practice.
Creative visualization exercises are a powerful catalyst that allows you to communicate the things and outcomes you desire to your creative subconscious mind directly. When would you see the results? I have no definite answer for you but most often, the ‘magic bullet' to your creative goals and desires will come when least expected!
I've prepared another, more detailed example of one of the creative visualization exercises. In this exercise, we'll try to use a concrete example. Each one of your senses will be involved in the process of creative visualization and for the purposes of this example, let’s say we use our creativity and pretend you want to attain the skill of learning to ride a horse in western style.
Of course, using your creativity, you can imagine anything you’d like, but we’ll just use this as an example of how all your senses should be present in the process of creative visualization.
The first thing you’ll do is close your eyes and see yourself riding the horse (the thing you’ll love the most about owning the horse – and the ultimate goal). See yourself placing the saddle blanket on the horses back, then hoisting the saddle up onto the pad. Now you’re connecting the cinch strap, and up you go into the saddle!
Notice how the saddle feels beneath you, and how your feet feel in the stirrups.
Now, let’s get more creative and involve more of your senses.
Imagine taking a deep breath, and smelling the hay as your horse passes by the barn. Is it spring? Summer? Are there flowers or trees nearby that you can also smell? The scent of a horse is kind of spicy-sweet. Can you smell that?
As you give your horse the signal, he goes into a trot and then a lope. Feel the wind as it moves over your face. Look around at what’s around you as you ride. See the trees going by faster, and hear the wind rushing past. Listen to your horses hooves as the pound the ground beneath you.
Apply a bit of pressure to the reins and slow your horse down. Feel him breathing heavily, and listen to him as he snorts or whinnies. See his mane fluttering in the breeze and reach down and pat his neck feeling those strong muscles underneath, thanking him for a great ride.
As you come out of your creative visualization exercise, give yourself some time to transition from a relaxed, restful state, to a fully lucid and awake state. Don’t jar yourself awake, rather, make it a pleasant transition back to the “real” world.
Practice creative visualization exercises two or three times a day, for about 15 minutes each time. First thing upon waking, and right before you fall asleep are great times to exercise, and do a session during the day to recharge and refocus. Be gentle but consistent with your creative self!