Using Articulated Visualisation to Get Clear About What you Want
We want to add more value for you who are reading this article by introducing to you an exercise which we have personally found to help us better in getting clear about what we want and how to get what we want. Our ideas for this exercise are inspired by a method called image streaming which is described by Win Wenger in his book, The Einstein Factor. Although the original image streaming method is slightly more tedious than what we will describe here, you can still use this exercise to help you better visualise what you want and accelerate your chances of getting them.
Articulated Visualisation Method
Do you have trouble visualising what you want clearly? Do you consistently generate vague, fuzzy images in the eye of your mind? Do you get frustrated by the lack of clarity in your mental images? Don’t give up on visualisation just yet, it probably isn’t your fault. It’s just in the way your brain is wired.
Some people have developed the ability to generate mental images in a better, more vivid manner than others. While others have trouble even holding the shape and general outline of an elephant in their mind if they are asked to think about a pink elephant.
But what I found to be enormously helpful is to couple my visualisation exercises with talking. I talk out loud what I want to see.
I use my mouth to create the images I want to see clearly in my mind. The best way to do this is to use a tape recorder or a voice recorder of some sort (now you can do this with a microphone and a computer) and record, out loud, detailed descriptions of what I want to see in my mind.
For example, if I want to visualise a new set of clothes that I intend to ‘manifest’ (i.e. acquire by purchasing), I describe to my recording device the vivid details about my imagined experience wearing this new set of clothes.
I describe the texture of the clothes, the feel of it on my skin, the warmth, the comfort.
I also describe the imaginary process of my putting on these clothes and the pleasure it gives me putting it on. I describe my experience of getting praises from my friends who compliment how good I look in these clothes and also the pleasant looks I get from strangers who probably find my clothes appealing to the eye. It is important that you describe out loud to a recording device the details of your imaginary experience. The more detailed you get in your vocal descriptions, the better, clearer and more lifelike your visualisations will be.
Pretty soon, you will be able to easily imagine things, thoughts, ideas and concepts vividly in your mind as if they are real things projected onto the screen of your mind’s eye. Use this trick to visualise what you want, as you answer the fundamental question, that is, “What do I want?”.
Visualise the desired outcome as if it is a real event. Generate a kind of virtual reality experience in your mind by describing out loud to a recording medium the sensory details of your imagined experience. In your vocal descriptions, it is also helpful to describe not only the visual data, but also the sounds, smells, tastes and sensations as well. The more immersive the experience, the better it is.