EDWARD MORGAN – Nikola Tesla relied on the Power of Visualization – Here’s how to use it In Your Life – 3-11-18 – Prepare For Change

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Although he was unique in many ways, one of the most fascinating aspects Nikola Tesla’s life was his extraordinary power of visualization. He was gifted with an unusually vivid imagination, and even from a very early age he was able to see things others could not.

“If he thought of an object it would appear before him exhibiting the appearance of solidity and massiveness. So greatly did these visions possess the attributes of actual objects that it was usually difficult for him to distinguish between vision and reality. This abnormal faculty functioned in a very useful fashion in his school work with mathematics.” {Source]

This mental faculty had a profound effect on his career, and some of his most famous inventions, such as the AC motor and the Tesla coil, were envisioned in absolute detail in his mind’s eye before he ever set anything to paper. Bernard Carlson, author of, Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, writes:

“In conjuring up these schemes, Tesla realized the power of his ability to generate mental images. Not only could he use his imagination to undertake fantastic journeys, but he could also direct this talent toward creating new machines. “I observed to my delight that I could visualize with the greatest facility,”he later claimed. “I needed no models, drawings or experiments. I could picture them all as real in my mind.” Moreover, for Tesla, working with mental images meant that he could concentrate on identifying and exploring the ideal behind an invention.” ~Bernard Carlson

Tesla was ahead of his time in many regards, but his powers of visualization harken back to the original mystery schools. As noted in The Kybalion, which is based the ancient tradition of Hermeticism, “THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental.” For a very long time we have known that reality is first and foremost created within the mind.

Is there no third way in which MAN creates? Yes, there is–he CREATES MENTALLY! And in so doing he uses no outside materials, nor does he reproduce himself, and yet his Spirit pervades the Mental Creation.

 

…we are justified in considering that THE ALL creates the Universe MENTALLY, in a manner akin to the process whereby Man creates Mental Images.

 

THE ALL can create in no other way except mentally, without either using material (and there is none to use), or else reproducing itself (which is also impossible). ~The Kybalion

Inherent in our being human is the capacity to physically manifest ideas generated within the mind, and while some seem to have a greater natural ability for this than others, we all share the same anatomy. As such we can all employ visualization with great effect in our lives.

Deep within the brain is the pineal gland and a system of nonvisual photoreceptors, which, scientifically, is known to help to synchronize us with the periodic rhythms of natural light. An internal eye, if you will. Not coincidentally, the gland is also known as the third eye, or the ‘seat of the soul,’ because it widely recognized as the part of the brain which connects us to spiritual experience and facilitates as our inner vision.

It is with this mechanism of internal vision that the mind is able to project unto itself mental images of anything and everything. This is how we create reality. If we choose images that serve us well, out lives blossom, but if neglect to give attention to the mind’s visions, we create chaos in our lives.

Author Al Smith refers to this process as ‘imagineering,’ and relates it to the act of daydreaming, which unlike night dreaming (while we are asleep) is a form of conscious, intentional dreaming, where we actively choose the images we wish to see.

“The mental images you consciously or unconsciously design (imagineer) onto your mental screen are totally understood by the collective subconscious. In other words, your daydreams largely dictate your reality. Your future is largely a reflection of the most recurrent images you’ve displayed on your mind’s screen and the images of you of those who know you. The more times you mentally image a thing, the greater its chances of materializing into your reality. Think of daydreams as votes for events to happen in your future. It’s the only true democracy. And, it’s perpetually happening inside your head all day long and throughout our universe.” ~Al Smith, How We Create Reality

In the case of Tesla, much of this power came naturally to him, but as Smith points out, imagineering is a conscious process. Bernard Carlson explains that it was an intentional practice of a combination of imagination, designing in the mind’s eye, and persistence.

This is a skill that can be strengthened with effort and practice, and anyone can do it, so long as the try. Tesla was really only using a highly developed version of a mental capacity that we all share.

Regarding how Teslas put these faculties into use, Bernard Carlson explains that it was an intentional practice of a combination of imagination, designing in the mind’s eye, and persistence.

As a simple but potent example of how powerful visualization can be, the following technique can show you. It’s called the lemon visualization, and if you want to radically transform your life for the better, this is a great place to start.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=101&v=9cFsrzevk4c

About the Author

Dylan Charles is the editor of Waking Times and co-host of Redesigning Reality, both dedicated to ideas of personal transformation, societal awakening, and planetary renewal. His personal journey is deeply inspired by shamanic plant medicines and the arts of Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Yoga. After seven years of living in Costa Rica, he now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys spending time with family. He has written hundreds of articles, reaching and inspiring millions of people around the world.

 

 

 

Christina Lavers – Visualization – Are You Using Your Imagination Wisely? – 6-23-16

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By Christina Lavers, Wake Up World

Courtesy of   https://cultureofawareness.com/2016/06/23/visualization-are-you-using-your-imagination-wisely/

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Imagination is our inner vision. It is the magical bridge between the everyday and the ethereal realm, the gateway between the finite and the infinite.

Children naturally have vivid imaginations and use this innate faculty to explore and animate life. With the advent of science and rationality, a clear distinction between the fanciful and the concrete came to define our understanding of reality.

The magical enchantment of the world largely receded into the cracks and humans were left to operate within the confines of the ordinary, the quantifiable, and the normal.

We came to see imagination as something of little value, to be left behind in childhood.

Today we are rediscovering the importance of imagination. Quantum physics has transformed our understanding of the landscape of reality and our role in it.

Quantum theory has forced the scientific community to question the assumption that consciousness cannot affect external reality.

Increasingly, evidence demonstrates that due to the intimate way we are energetically entangled with all that exists, our thoughts do have the ability to affect our physical world.

As a result more people are opening to the possibility that we can indeed use the power of our minds to influence what unfolds in our external reality.

An important way that we can use imagination to improve our quality of life is through visualization. Visualization is a cognitive tool using our imagination as a vehicle to explore an idea, action, or outcome.

As a practice visualization can be used to rehearse, investigate, or induce a particular state of mind. For example we could imagine ourselves engaged in our dream job, picture ourselves in a highly relaxing scenario, or watch ourselves conquering a fear.

The more we repeat the process and the richer we make the experience, the more entrenched the positive scenario becomes in our subconscious and thus the more likely it will be to manifest in reality.

Of course there are many factors that influence us at unconscious levels. So, while visualization cannot guarantee any particular outcome, it is still seen as effective enough that today many professionals and athletes use this technique to help prepare them for events and challenging circumstances.

One of the reasons that visualization is such a powerful tool is that the subconscious and physical brain are not able to distinguish between what we experience in our external reality and what we see in our mind’s eye.

It has been established that mental images (imagining/visualizing) activate the same parts of the brain as actual sensory input – this means that these parts of the brain can’t differentiate between real and imagined input.

The brain will respond by releasing the same chemicals into the body regardless of whether the stimulus is real or imagined.

Here is an amazing example of what that can mean for us: Guang Yue, an exercise psychologist from Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, compared a group of volunteers who performed physical workouts with another group who only imagined doing virtual exercise in their heads.

He found that a 30% muscle increase in the group who engaged in physical movement. However, the group of participants who only imagined doing the weight training exercises increased muscle strength by almost half as much (13.5%).

In another similar study, Brian Clark from Ohio University recruited 29 volunteers and wrapped their wrists in surgical casts for an entire month. Throughout this period, fifty percent of the volunteers thought about exercising their immobilized wrists.

For 11 minutes a day, 5 days a week, they focused on seeing themselves flexing their muscles. When the casts were removed, the group that imagined doing exercises were found to have wrist muscles that were twice as strong than the group that had done nothing.

Another story that illustrates the power of mental visualization is described by Wenger in his book, “The Einstein Factor”. Wegner describes an American soldier who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

For more than seven years this man was confined alone in a tiny cell with barely enough room to stretch his limbs. In order to maintain his sanity he played a detailed game of eighteen hole golf in his mind every single day.

When he was finally released and allowed to return to the United States he found that without having stepped foot on an actual course for so many years, he managed to cut 20 strokes off his game (which is apparently pretty amazing!) just through using his imagination to visualize himself playing golf.

One of the reasons that visualization is such a powerful tool is that it allows us to engage and interact with our unconscious. While science is able to document some of what we are capable of at the deeper levels, there is still an enormous amount of mystery around what the unconscious actually is.

It is not something that can be dissected and examined with a microscope. We may have mapped so much of our physical world, but our internal one is still largely uncharted territory.

Many believe that the unconscious is in fact the wellspring of our personal reality and this is why visualization, which uses imagery and feeling to communicate with the unconscious, is so effective.

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However, when we understand that visualization is a tool that can help us shape our reality, it becomes clear that it is important to use it wisely. Unfortunately, for a majority of adults’ imaginative skills are most often used unconsciously, in conjunction with worry.

While it is important to allow feelings to be expressed, and a little worrying is part of a balanced approach to life because it can act as a trigger to propel us into action, all too often it is given so much energy that it becomes a destructive force in our life.

If we see visualization as a tool to magnify our desires and communicate with our unconscious, we can see why it is so important to avoid coupling it with worry.

Instead of floating down the stream of our imagination on the boat of trouble and trepidation, we would be better off using it consciously and constructively to reinforce a desirable outcome.

One of the most important conditions for successful visualization is to cultivate a relaxed state of mind. When our brains are operating at the soothing alpha level we are less likely to feel stress or engage in negative thinking.

When we combine the relaxed alpha state, which encourages our brains to produce ‘happy’ chemicals (endorphins, serotonin etc), with vivid imagery and feeling, we create a powerful tool for making our dreams become reality.

Focus on the feelings (e.g. how do you feel being successful at a particular venture), as this is where the key communication is taking place. The more we can cultivate real feeling the more powerful the exercise will be.

Include as much sensory information and details as possible. Use smells, textures, colours, emotions to enrich and deepen the experience.

Repetition is helpful as the unconscious responds to the messages it receives consistently. (Which is why habitual negative self-talk can have such damaging consequences on what we create in our reality). However, make sure not to just go through the motions in your mind… remember that rich feeling is key.

Alpha states, which create ideal conditions for visualization can be encouraged through relaxing activities such as listening to soothing music (binaural beats are particularly effective), walking in nature, meditating, and dancing.

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About the author:

Christina LaversChristina Lavers is a writer, an artist, a creative enthusiast, and an inner world explorer. Born in Montreal Quebec, Canada, she now lives with her life partner and son in a rainforest pocket in the hills behind Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia. She spends her time playing, creating, growing and sharing.

Christina is devoted to assisting people to find and connect with their own creative magical current that flows deep within. She is now offering a comprehensive e-course designed to help people light up their world with passion and creativity. You can access Section One here for free!

Christina has also recently published her first full length book, a memoir about her wild awakening journey entitled Jump Into the Blue, and she is currently working on the next one.

“My journey has been about personal alchemy… exploring the mysteries of my soul and my environment, and learning to bring all aspects, the light and the dark, together with the transcending ingredient… love. The more I uncover and nurture the wounded aspects of my being, the more whole and grounded I feel and the more my outer world reflects the love, wonder and magic I have discovered inside”.

You can follow Christina’s work at:

Brad Austen – Learning to Visualize in Meditation – A Guide For Beginners – 3-26-16

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http://cultureofawareness.com/2016/03/26/learning-to-visualize-in-meditation-a-guide-for-beginners/

By Brad Austen (Contributor for the Culture of Awareness), Mindful Meditations

Over the years, some people have said to me that they have trouble visualizing in meditation. While it is not essential to visualize in meditation, it certainly helps and enriches your meditation experience.

So, in case you’re wondering, visualization is the art of forming pictures or images in your mind using your imagination. You can then take visualization a step further by visualizing certain things you want in your life, for example, a perfect partner, a new home or more abundance, to list a few examples.

By focusing on what you want, rather than what you don’t want, helps to magnetize positive things and experiences into your life. This article will give you some tips and techniques to help you learn to visualize in meditation.

Guided meditation with a guide is a great way for beginners to learn how to meditate and visualize. After some practice, meditating and visualizing becomes easy to do on your own. Some experienced meditators still enjoy listening to a guide in meditation to give them some direction during their meditation practice.

The following are some tips to assist you in visualizing during meditation

  • It is easier to visualize with your eyes closed, rather than with them open.
  • Relax and don’t panic if you don’t see anything straight away.
  • Visualization requires flexing your imagination and the right hemisphere of your brain, it can take time and practice to visualize easily and effectively.
  • View the visualization as a game and a bit of fun.
  • There isn’t really a wrong or right way to visualize.
  • Start with visualizing simple objects to begin with, and as you gain experience you can make the visualizations more elaborate.

The following is a guided step-by-step visualization process you may like to try. This is ideal if you are new to meditation or want to get your creative juices flowing.

Begin by closing your eyes. Take some slow deep breaths. Breathe in for the count of four, hold the breath for the count of four and then breathe out slowly for the count of eight. Again repeat this breathing exercise. Breathe in for the count of four, hold the breath for the count of four and then breathe out slowly for the count of eight.

In your imagination, with your eyes closed, imagine a black rectangular screen. If it makes it easier, you may like to visualize a black computer screen. Now, imagine the screen light up. In the center of the screen I would like you to visualize a circle – just the outline of the circle. I would like you now to fill the circle with the colour orange. Now imagine this orange circle transforms into an orange fruit. What does the surface and texture of the orange look like? Are there any imperfections in the skin?

Now, I would like you to visualize this orange resting on a kitchen bench. What colour is the kitchen bench? Just go with the first colour that enters your mind. Does the orange cast a shadow? Maybe there are also some wall tiles in the background. What colour are the wall tiles? Is a picture beginning to form in your mind of this scene? It’s okay if you have trouble visualizing all the details, it can take practice to visualize in this way. The key is to relax and have some fun with the process.

Now, I would like you to imagine you have a camera and can view the orange from different angles. You can zoom in and out and view the scene from different angles. Have a bit of fun with this. View the orange from the top and then from the side. Does the orange look different from the different angles?

Lastly, now, visualize the orange disappearing. The light on the viewing screen dims and turns off, returning to the black screen. You may open your eyes when you are ready.

Congratulations, you have just participated in this visualization exercise. It can really be as simple as this to visualize. With practice, it will become easier to visualize more complex objects and scenes. Like anything, practice makes perfect! Good luck with your visualizing.

By Brad Austen © 2016.

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About the author:

Brad Austen is a writer and channeller exploring spiritual growth and ascension themes. He also is passionate about producing guided meditations to aid relaxation, healing and self-discovery. For more information, you can visit his website: http://www.mindful-meditations.com or listen to his meditations on iTunes: http://www.itunes.com/bradausten

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Bashar – The Secret and Visualization

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