Visualize What You
"Guard the secret theater of your heart.
See nothing there that you
do not want
to see happen in reality."
- Roy H. Williams, author, master
Many ancient religions and spiritual teachings emphasize the
importance of attending to our thoughts, because our life experiences are
born there. With just a thought, an idea is born, which can then be shaped
into something new. All mystics and spiritual gurus and masters are
familiar with this process, and know that "as we think, so we become".
Fortunately, it's not necessary to monitor each and every thought, even if
such a thing was possible! It's enough to allow ourselves to visualize
with whatever senses we use in our imagination an image or a feeling or a
tactile awareness of what we most desire. These strong feelings linked to
clear intentions together create a wish... the visualization is like the
list of what we want written out as a letter to the universe, and our
feelings of desire for it are like the postage stamp we affix to the
letter. It's just as important to indicate what we want as it is to attach
One of my favorite examples of visualizing what we want is in the movie,
Mary Poppins, in the scene where the two little children are wishing
for the perfect nanny. They sing a song of all the attributes of their
perfect nanny, they write all these things down on a list, and then deliver
the list to their parents. Their father is outraged at the idea of the
children selecting a nanny with such preposterous attributes, and he tosses
the list into the fireplace, where it catches an updraft and floats away
into the clouds... where Mary Poppins finds it!
The beautiful thing about this movie's depiction of visualization is that
it feels like there's a lot of truth to it. We need to visualize clearly
what we want, power that visualization with all our desire and love, and
then let go of that wish.
Just remember to be careful what you wish for... you just might get
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