Creative Visualization Insight #2

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.”

~ Robert Collier

This is the second of three insights on creative visualization. You can go back and read the first post here:  Creative Visualization Insight #1.

Creative Visualization Insight #2: Associate Feelings

Visualization is one thing, but without strong feelings you won’t have the power to impress your image.  It’s like driving your car without any fuel.  You can have a clear direction (thought) for your car, but without any fuel (feeling) you won’t go very far.  Thought and feeling work together to bring power to the creative process.

Thought + Feeling = Creative Visualization

Feeling and Emotion

Feelings are different than emotions.  An emotion is a scattered feeling that moves in many different directions.  It’s a feeling that comes in waves of highs and lows.

You’ve probably had feelings of being pumped one day and then depressed or frustrated on another.  These are your emotions at work.  Take them as the come and express them – they’re a part of you.  Just don’t plan on using them to build your creative visualizations.

A feeling on the other hand is an emotion that is focused and directed by intentional thought.  Focus on creating feelings.  Feelings indicate your vibration.  It’s your vibration that attracts the like thoughts, circumstances, conditions and people into your life.

How do you associate feelings with your creative visualization?

Increase the Intensity of Your Creative Visualization

I’ve practiced with this over and over again and I always come back to the same conclusion.  Thoughts always create feelings.  That’s a given.  But those thoughts can be viewed from one of two different perspectives: either from the 1st person or from the 3rd person perspective.  I’ve covered this before here:  Should you Visualize in the 1st or 3rd person?

One perspective will generate strong feelings while the other will lower the intensity.  You could have the same image, but viewed from a different perspective it looses it’s power.  And in just the same way, you could take that image and create a bright, compelling future that makes you feel fantastic.

Which works better for you? 

To read the rest of this series see: Creative Visualization Insight #3.


  • Srinivas Rao

    Reply Reply May 14, 2009

    Nice. I’ve noticed that listening to music that invokes emotions can be very powerful in putting you in an emotional state.

  • Steve

    Reply Reply May 14, 2009

    Definitely – I find the same thing, especially when I pull out those old high school songs from the 1990’s – some of them carry a lot of great memories for me ;)

  • Drezz

    Reply Reply May 15, 2009

    I was talking to someone about this the other day – how it is easy to recall good memories vividly by attaching a feeling and a stimulus to an event.

    Every time I smell charcoal burning from a grill on a summer day, I have a vivid memory of a certain event when I was a kid and it brings back that “warm, fuzzy feeling.”

    And its not from the beer I drank beforehand, either.

  • Steve

    Reply Reply May 17, 2009

    hahahaha….. :-)

  • I’ve never actually heard (or read) this question: “Should you Visualize in the 1st or 3rd person?” But it’s the sort of thing I think about myself. I look forward to reading more on your site.

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