When I first started visualizing, even with a guide I wasn't sure I was doing it right. In this article I am going to attempt to explain further about how to visualize.

I keep getting emails from people who claim they can't visualize, even with a guide. Everyone, unless they have a brain defect, visualizes. Visualization is an example of a situation where something happens unconsciously, so you assume it isn’t happening. Let me help you become more conscious, of these unconscious processes.

You are visualizing. You just aren’t aware of it. In order to recognize a face, you have to compare it to stored pictures of all the faces you know. There’s no other way to do it. To recognize your car when you come out of the health club, you have to compare it to a stored picture of your car. There is no other way to recognize it other than to make pictures in your head. You’re just not conscious of them. To remember anything that isn’t a sound, a feeling, a smell, a taste, or some sort of digital criteria, like numbers or words, you have to make a picture. You can’t remember very much about the house you grew up in without making a picture of it in your mind. And, some people think they can’t visualize because they expect their internal pictures to look as vivid as real life. They usually aren’t, when you first try to visualize on purpose.

Besides being unconscious of most or all of the internal pictures you make, there’s the fact that visualizing on purpose, like all the other things you learn, just takes practice. If you practice, you’ll get better. If you practice anything you’ll get better at it—unless, of course, you focus on what you don’t want while you’re doing it, in which case you will get what you focus on. Practice is like magic—you do it, and you get better at whatever you practic. So pay the price. You’ll find that some things that seem mysterious and difficult really aren’t difficult at all. If you practice visualizing you’ll get better at it.

One more thing, some people try something once, and when they can’t do it the first time, or if it’s difficult, they say, "I can’t do it," and then stop. Here’s what I recommend you do. The next time you try to visualize, or anything else that’s new and you’re not very good at, expect to not be good at it in the beginning, and just keep practicing. No one is good at something the first time they do it. Second, instead of saying "I can’t," ask yourself, "How can I?" If you say, "I can’t" you pretty much ensure that you won’t be able to, but if you say, "How can I?" your brain will figure out how to do it. Saying "How can I" is a way to focus on what you want, and when you do that, your mind figures out how to make it happen.

Author's Bio: 

Craft is the author of Learning To Dance In The Rain which relates his health battle with blindness and two fatal diseases that lasted 4 and 1/2 years. He then recovered in 3 and 1/2 months.
He has produced several recordings including The Fountain Of Youth mp3, Visualization The Secret Key mp3, and Health and Healing mp3. His websites are http://www.learningtodanceintherain.com