Visualization is the fastest and most effective way to put the Law of Attraction into practice.
Pictures have a much stronger impact on the mind than words. That's why they say "a picture is worth a thousand words," or in the case of my real estate team leader, "a picture is worth a thousand dollars."
(I see what you did there.)
The best and fastest results I've ever received with the Law of Attraction have always come from placing visual reminders in my immediate environment. The Bible says "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." (Proverbs 16:3). When you put up the picture on your vision board, definitely make a prayer or meditation in whatever your own spiritual tradition calls for. Then watch and wait for the signs and ideas that will arrive next.
One time in 2008 or 2009, I wanted to attend a women's weekend retreat called The Gift. I needed $800 for the admission fee at the time, and certainly didn't have it, because the only job I could get was a temporary call center job and our hours had just been reduced.
So I drew a picture of the retreat center, with the women's cushions placed in a circle and a bowl of flowers with a candle in the center, and pinned it to the wall of my cubicle.
I don't remember how I got the money together, but I made it to the weekend.
However, on another occasion some years later, I wanted to get married, and posted an image of a wedding party in my cubicle, and nothing happened.
Why was I able to create a weekend retreat, but I wasn't able to create a wedding?
Looking back on this, the key to this was in my emotions.
When I pinned up the picture of the women's retreat, I felt a positive expectancy every time I looked at it. I remembered the smell of the incense and the deep feeling of inner peace that I'd experienced the last time I attended it.
But when I pinned up the picture of the wedding party, and whenever I looked at it, my emotions were anger and frustration that the person I was dating hadn't proposed yet. Every time I looked at it, I thought to myself, "Why won't he propose? Why do I have to stay in this relationship limbo forever?"
The truth was, I simply couldn't see myself and him reaching that next level and exchanging wedding vows. I just couldn't feel it, even though I told myself that was what I wanted. I couldn't see it in my mind at all.
To this day I still can't actually imagine anything like this happening in my life. We're all a work in progress with the law of attraction. We all have mental or emotional blocks in certain areas of our lives, while we might watch our friends sail through the same obstacles with no difficulty.
In a later page I'll detail some ways to break through these obstacles, and will link here after doing so. Recently one of my friends did manifest a husband within six months after we did a women's retreat together; she had done her inner work, and was ready.
But I digress.
We're going to make this one simple. Think of one small, simple pleasure that you would like to experience today. A cup of coffee, a rockstar parking space, flowers, a pizza delivery, anything.
Make it something you'd really like, that would bring you a lot of pleasure.
Now bring your attention to that thing, whatever it is. Do you have a clear mental image of it?
If so, great! If not, don't worry--not everyone can visualize the first time they try to do so. Some people never see a mental image at all. That's ok. Just focus on the idea.
Imagine the warmth of that cup of coffee in your hand, the pleasing aroma as you lift it up to your lips, the perfect flavor on your taste buds, and the way it feels going down.
Don't worry about how you are going to get the coffee; just focus on how it will look, feel, smell, and taste when you do get it.
"I like my coffee like I like my men"...wait, actually don't finish that thought
For a greater challenge, you could visualize something that you know you can't get right now. Example: one day in 2014 I forgot my lunch, and was too broke to buy something. So I took my break early, and dozed off in the break room while thinking about how nice it would be to have pizza the next time I was able to.
I could not make this up: literally the moment I returned to my desk, my boss announced that she was ordering pizza for the team.
So do that: just concentrate on the pure pleasure of whatever it is you are visualizing.
If you need to, use a visual aid. Print out an image of the cup of coffee or the vase of flowers, or save one to your desktop background on your phone. Look at it periodically and feel the emotions of enjoyment when you look at it.
Then, just go about your business and see what happens!
I hope you enjoyed this visualization technique. Let me know how it went!
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