#BookNotes no.10 — Creative Visualisation by Shakti Gawain

I was particularly interested in reading this book as I’m generally a visual type person but somehow I find it difficult to ‘visualize’ what I want. So it intrigued me after reading this book to understand that visualizing is not only about what you see but how you feel.

Visualizing is like holding up a mirror to your desires, you may not ‘see’ a clear picture because you may not be absolutely clear on what you want.

At first I was like how am I suppose to know what I want if I haven’t experienced what I wanted as yet. It all comes back to feelings and we’ve had many of those to appreciate the good and the bad.

Creative Visualization is a means of unblocking or dissolving the barriers we create for ourselves. Shakti shows us a multitude of ways to use the power of our imagination to create a clear image or feeling of something you wish to manifest.

The beginning of the book goes into principles of understanding that we are all energy. That our physical universe is not really composed of any ‘matter’ at all; its basic component is a kind of force or essence that we call energy.

We as people are energy vibrating at different rates of speed and thus have different qualities and that each energy of a certain quality or vibration tends to attract energy of a similar quality and vibration.

So basically if you hold yourself within a good feeling vibration, physical ‘things’ of that you visualized will manifest and return with more good feeling vibrations.

My interpretation of the process of Creative Visualization:

1. Relax

Do creative visualizations before sleeping or just after awakening — your mind and body are deeply relaxed and receptive.

2. Ask

When we create something we always create it first in thought form. So ask within your mind what you most desire.

3. Visualize

Then visualize these thoughts. If you’re not seeing a mental picture — you may be blocking yourself by trying too hard. Go back to step 1.

4. Affirmation

Affirm a strong positive statement that something is already so and feel it is happening now.

Make it a regular part of your life and BE a conscious creator. Think of yourself as an artist, and your life is your greatest work of art.

Thanks for the amazing exercises Shakti