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May 15, 2009 by Steve
This is the third of three insights I have had on creative visualization. The first of which had a big part in helping me grow out of my job. You can go back and read the first two articles here: Creative Visualization Insight #1 and Creative Visualization Insight #2.
Remember that ‘feeling’ provides the fuel for your visualization. Those internal feelings are an indication of your vibration. And it’s the vibration that sets up your attractive forces using the Law of Attraction.
There are a few ways to trigger your feelings during visualization. The method I’ll share with you here requires a little more background on your nervous system.
Your Nervous System
If you think about it, we’re always interpreting the world through our five senses: auditory, visual, kinesthetic, smell and taste.
For example, a person who is primarily visual/sight oriented might say:
“I don’t see that?”
“What does it look like?”
“Did she show you?”
“I can’t picture that.”
A person who is primarily kinesthetic/feeling might say:
“Can we touch base?”
“Money is tight.”
“I’ve got this bad feeling.”
A person who is primarily auditory/sound might say:
“Did you hear that?”
“Are you listening to me?”
“That sounds interesting.”
In each situation above, the individual used a different part of their nervous system to communicate their message. The words we use are an indication of how we’re accessing our nervous system at any moment in time.
Creative Visualization Insight #3: Strategy
One way to develop strong internal feelings during visualization is by understanding your strategy. Think of your strategy as a sequence of numbers used to open a combination lock (ie. 4-28-15)
In order to open the lock, you need to know theÂ sequence of the numbers as well as the value of
each number. There are two parts to every strategy:
Part 1: The Sequence (order of numbers)
Part 2: Sub-Modalities (the value of each number)
Your strategy comes to you through your five senses.
Get the right strategy and get the right feeling. The problem is that most people don’t know what strategy works best for them.
Part 1: The Sequence
The first part of your strategy is the sequence. This is the same as the order of the numbers on a combination lock.
Here is the sequence of events I go through when I visualize:
1. I talk to myself (A)
2. I make pictures (V)
3. I feel good inside (K)
Each part of the sequence uses a different sense:
1. talk to myself is Auditory (A);
2. make pictures is Visual (V);
3. and feel good inside is Kinesthetic (K)
The sequence is: Auditory-Visual-Kinesthetic, or A-V-K Keep in mind that everyone has a different sequence because we’re all unique.
Once you know your sequence it’s much easier to know how you develop your feelings. Your strategy is the trigger. It’s the way your unconscious mind tells you what is the best way for you to develop strong feelings. Get the strategy right and you get the feeling.
But the sequence is only half the story.
The other half comes from the value of the numbers. Remember what I said earlier. In order to open any combination lock, you need to know the sequence of the numbers and the value of each number.
Let’s go back to our example (ie. 4-28-15) If I tried to unlock the combination with, 4-22-17, it wouldn’t work. The value of the numbers are just as important as the sequence of the numbers. The value of the number comes from your sub-modality.
Part 2: Sub-Modalities
A sub-modality is a fancy word used to describe one specific aspect of your five senses. For example, your voice sub-modalities include:
the volume, the pitch, the location, your tone or the speed of your voice, etc.
These are just some of the elements you use during self-talk. Each element has a degree of influence on your feelings. Some more than others. The trick is to find the elements that have the greatest influence on how you feel.
Knowing that I talk to myself is not enough. It’s how I talk to myself that unlocks the combination to my strategy. When you unlock your strategy you bring your unconscious mind (emotions) into alignment with your conscious mind (written goal).
This takes a bit of practice, but once you get it – you get it. It doesn’t change for you, but ultimately it’s up to you to do the work and search them out. I’d like to say that there is one strategy for everyone, but there isn’t.
It’s your strategy that makes you uniquely different from anyone else. We all have our own built-in success mechanisms. It’s just a matter of looking inside and searching them out.
If you want to become a true visionary and co-creator, check out my 5 Part Mini Course on Visualization.