Creative Visualisation


Visualisation is simply the mental creation of visual imagery in the mind. Using this practice in order to manifest a specific result in the psychology of the individual is well known. It has been shown to be highly effective in managing anxiety and even pain. And dramatic improvements in the psychological state, and even the self identity, are possible. Improved performance in athletics is also well documented.

Creative visualisation is a longstanding idea that by visualising the things we want we can make them come true, even when there is no direct involvement with the outcome coming to pass. The visualisation of some desired future will bring it about. A number of esoteric sources claim that this actually draws the intended and desired circumstances towards the individual. Which is twaddle in the ordinary world. But in the personal world this is effectively what happens. Logically, because confirmation bias creates strange attractors, creative visualisation ought to work.

In this case we should not be too astonished that this can produce extraordinarily powerful results on occasions. Of course, we doubt. Those that document such experiences often seem as if they are powerfully projecting magical properties onto improbable but highly fortunate circumstances. But then they go and do it again, and again! This is anecdotal, of course, but this fits the facts. This is what it would look like if it were real. And the logic demonstrates it actually is real.

Confidence

The people who say they do this often seem very confident in the process. But many people try visualising what they want only to find it seems to have no effect at all. This is where it helps to understand the extraordinary relationship one has to the personal world. As described in The World Hologram, your personal world is entirely defined by your observations, your memory, and everything else is indeterminate, unreal. Your mind is what defines of the real world. So if you make something real in your mind, it seems reasonable that there should be a corresponding effect in the personal world.

When we understand the effect of strange attractors in this world, as produced by expectation, we expect the visualisation to work in principle. This can give us a great deal more confidence that it will work. And this means we have a much better chance of inducing expectations. Then it is only a matter of practice and persistence.

So your visualisations should work, but only if there is real expectation. When we understand that one’s personal world is entirely defined by the mind, real expectation comes much more naturally. Whatever the secret is that the confient manifesters are tapping into, the basis has to be real expectation. And in the ordinary world this involves supending disbelief to an extraordinary degree. Only some of us are good at that, but hopefully the logic of the personal world makes this kind of manifestation very much more accessible to everyone.

The Secret

The extraordinary implication is that we can consciously and deliberately steer the way our worlds go. Just to be clear, this operates in the personal, relative world and there alone. Which is a crucial understanding. There has been a tradition of great secrecy about these ideas for some time. This is seriously misguided. The trouble is a fundamental ‘category error’ – a major false assumption. This is the idea that one is interacting with the whole of the ordinary world. This is ludicrous, but very seductive. What an ego trip! But of course we do not want everybody knowing about this. Quite apart from the issue of responsible governance, we do not want any competition!

But it does not work like that. This works only in the relative world. The whole thing is entirely personal. This is your own personal world you are guiding and shaping. This alters the meaning of the whole situation. Secrecy is the last thing needed and wanted here. Everyone should know because this is what makes the culture work for everyone. In a society of such individuals, the more people that understand their responsibility the better it is for everyone, in every way. This is the tragic idiocy of the great secret.

The real secret is how to make this work properly. The revelation is that the world is personal, and provided the visualisation is done properly the effect should be significant.

Practice

The key of course is to build expectation, and the main method is repetition. A well respected resource is the book Creative Visualisation by Shakti Gawain. She describes perspectives and exercises that are very powerful.

As she also describes, ‘affirmation’ can work very well. This is simply formulating a description of a desired state in inner dialogue. Then one recites the description of the ideal state to oneself on a regular basis. The famous affirmation by the psychologist Emile Coue was “Every day in every way I am getting better and better”. He was the originator of positive thinking. CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is based on his ideas. He also discovered the importance of the placebo effect when he was working as a pharmacist.

As with placebo, the expectation produces the effect. In placebo we have to take the cue from outside, a sham medicine and a smiling reassuring confident prescriber. In affirmation and creative visualisation we take direct command of the formation of the expectation. Thus one specifically defines the strange attractor.

The technology of creative visualisation is what is described so well by Gawain. The only caveat about her work is that the description of energy attracting other similar energies does not correspond to anything in physics. All the effects of visualisation occur because the expectations generated give rise to strange attractors. It is this that effectively causes the personal world to steer toward a particular version of the future. The practices she describes are highly effective in fostering this process.

Of course, if you take on something big there is a huge inertia. So, like steering a supertanker, it changes direction very slowly. The trick is to use the ‘trim tab‘. The trim tab is a mini-rudder on the back of the rudder that is much easier to move. This turns the rudder, and the rudder turns the ship. Creative visualisation is how you set the trim tab of the personal world.