As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This is especially true where visualization is concerned. People from all walks of life have practised visualization for centuries, at different stages of their lives, even different days of their lives. It is only in recent years that visualization technique has been widely taught in our society – from the business world, learning institution, medical institutions and the list goes on.

Different examples of visualization include daydreaming, fantasizing, mental rehearsals, and imagination. Many of us have often fantasized about winning the lottery, getting a better job, getting that nice physique, going for that dream luxurious vacation, driving that dream car, even staying in the dream house. As said by the Prosperity writer extraordinaire, Dr Joseph Murphy, "You can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health, more happiness, and more joy by learning to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind."

That is exactly what the Power of Visualization is all about. However, it can be a double-edged sword if it is not used correctly. Visualization can be classified into Positive Visualization and Negative Visualization.

For Negative Visualization, the problem can stem from a tender age or when some people may constantly be inflicted with “mental torture” or told how they are good-for-nothing, a total failure or even the cause of the many problems encountered by their family etc. This will inevitably cause the person to develop an inferiority complex leading to negative visualization, such as performance or social anxiety.

For performance anxiety at work, one will envision himself/herself messing up an upcoming business presentation or fail for a test, even if they are well prepared. In a case of a social anxiety, they may see themselves in their mind’s eye stammering or embarrassing themselves even in such mundane situations as standing in line at the checkout when they are getting groceries

For Positive Visualization, when you have a clear, specific and detailed mental image of what you want to manifest, you can clearly imagine these events in your minds eye. In the area of healing, medical practitioners have taught positive visualization technique to patients in their healing journey.

Allow me to share what my personal friend practises during her healing process for her thyroid cancer. She must ensure that she is in a relaxed state, which puts her in direct access to her subconscious mind. Once she is in a relaxed state, the next steps are to actualize her positive visualization process. She does this first thing in the morning and just before she turns in for the night. They are
· Think or state her intentions out loud.
· Close her eyes, imagine herself in the healing process or which state she wants to be.
· Watch as her body heals her entire being.
· Feel the sensation as the healing is taking place.
· Know that the healing is being accomplished
· Visualize herself being in a healthy state, participating in activities with her loved ones.
· Use creative imagery like seeing the cells in her body healing her; her immune system fighting off invaders; her pain being taken away by healing mud or being axed away.
This brings to mind what Napoleon Hill, author of the book “Think and Grow Rich” has said, "What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve."

With all the literature out there about the Power of Visualization, the many success stories and testimonials of experiences, regardless positive or negative visualization, it has been shown that people’s lives have been impacted.

Famous people have been using positive Power of Visualization to transform their lives for years. These people include Bob Proctor (creator of the program, Science of Getting Rich), Dale Carnegie, Anthony Robbins (the motivational speaker in the movie Shallow Hal), Michael Jordan and Frank Zane, among many others. These people have made huge impacts to our society because of what they've accomplished. We have the ability to change the world as well, but it starts with ourselves. This explains why we must Never Belittle the Power of Visualization.

Author's Bio: 

Dan T. currently provides consultancy work in China. He firmly believes when you understand the Law of Attraction and the Power of Visualization, you understand The Secret, and you can now dictate what you choose to come into your life. He is passionate about inspiring people to learn how to use the Law of Attraction and the Power of Visualization to create whatever you want in life, be it money, love or happiness, and generate abundance.