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Dean Hardware

Dean Hardware

Knowledge Seeker. Experimenter. Projector.
Warrior Of Light.

The Art Of Visualisation

Can you create images within your mind?

How often do you do it?

Is it a natural, everyday occurrence?

Or do you sit down…

Meditate…

And PRACTICE visualisation?

It is estimated that between 1-4% of people have Aphantasia.

This means that 1-4% of people cannot create visual imagery within their minds.

If you are in the 96% of people who CAN visualise…

You have access to a powerful and mind-blowing superpower.

If you have read or listened to any of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work, then you are probably aware of the power of visualisation and the human mind as a whole. 

If not, and you’re interested in learning from the man himself…

I highly recommend this podcast 🠓🠓🠓

(29) Dr Joe Dispenza: You MUST Do This Before 10am To Fix It! – YouTube

Awareness is the precursor of change.

Once you are aware of your innate superpower…

You can begin to practice and harness it in your everyday life.

What is Visualisation?

Visualisation is the ability to create images within your mind.

This doesn’t just mean that when you think of an elephant, a picture of an elephant pops up…

It’s deeper than that.

It means you can view memories, create future events, play out scenarios, construct movies…

And experience them sensually and emotionally as if they were happening in your physical reality.

All within your mind’s eye.

In the spiritual world, visualisation often refers to the idea that you can visualise your ideal future to help manifest it into your life.

In the world of elite performance, it refers to the visualisation of a specific technique, scenario, race, outcome etc.

It can be viewed more simply as mental rehearsal.

The amazing thing that has been discovered about mental rehearsal or visualisation…

Is that your mind cannot tell the difference between the act of mentally rehearsing something and the act of engaging in that activity in your physical reality.

Your mind and body experience them both in the same way.

Does this mean you could simply practice playing the piano for 10 years, all within your mind, and become a master without ever touching a piano?

I don’t know.

Maybe.

However, there is evidence that suggests mental rehearsal is just as effective as actual physical practice.

“In one study, participants who mentally practiced a 5-finger sequence on an imaginary piano for two hours a day had the same neurological changes (and reduction in mistakes) as the participants who physically practiced the same passage on an actual piano.”

Here is a great visual representation of what visualisation looks like in the world of elite performance.

Take a look at this clip of a bobsleigh driver visualising the track in his mind before he takes on a Top Gear challenge.

(Fast forward to 3 minutes to see the visualisation) 🠓🠓🠓

(26) Rally Car Vs Bobsleigh | Top Gear – YouTube 

My Personal Experience with Visualisation

Visualisation is something I have practiced for as long as I can remember.

For the longest time, it wasn’t something I was consciously aware of…

I did it purely out of necessity.

The oldest memory I have of being able to visualise goes back to when my life revolved around football.

Before every football match, I was very quiet and directed my attention inward.

I had an innate awareness that I needed to prepare for how I was going to perform.

I would play out different scenarios in my mind.

What I would do when I got the ball on a specific area of the field…

Who I would pass the ball to…

How I would get past the defender etc.

The interesting thing about this period of my life concerning visualisation is the fact that I felt like I NEEDED to do it.

I wanted to be as prepared as physically possible for what I was about to do.

So I visualised it.

Without even knowing what I was doing.

As the years have gone by, I have realised that I can utlise and apply visualisation whenever I want to.

When I was building my campervan…

I would sit in meditation and visualise every piece of the van build coming together.

Checking to see if what I had planned would work out.

I would go through the entire process in my mind…

Arrive at a place where something didn’t fit or work out correctly…

And then mentally figure out what DID work through experimentation in my mind.

This allowed me to work on the van build whenever I wasn’t physically working on the van build.

I was using a SUPERPOWER that 96% of us have access to.

Whether it’s an eyes-open daydream or an eyes-closed meditation…

You can use your imagination to visualise and mentally rehearse a desired outcome.

All within your mind’s eye.

The fact that you have a limitless imagination is truly mind-blowing.

Your imagination is a superpower.

Engage with it and use it to enhance your life through visualisation on a regular basis.

How to Practice Visualisation

Step One:  Begin by sitting or laying down in a comfortable position, in a spot where you will not be disturbed.

Step Two: Allow yourself to breathe as you normally would, without influencing the tempo or depth. Do this for six breaths (1x inhalation + 1x exhalation = 1 breath)

Step Three: Start the process by creating a mental image or motion picture of the place, goal, or situation you want to experience. Paint the picture with as much detail as possible, focusing on what you can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. 

(Allow yourself to see this place, situation, or event through your own eyes and feel exactly as you would if you were there in the physical world)

Step Four: Let your mind run wild. You can be as creative as you like with this process. If you would like to relax, you can simply walk along the beach and listen to the sound of the waves crashing. If you would like to explore, you can imagine yourself going into a cave that leads to another world, one akin to the scenes in Avatar. If you would like to prepare for a business meeting, you can visualise yourself walking into that room and effortlessly landing the deal. 

If you want to feel love…

You can think back to a time when you felt love from someone you really care about.

Or if you are able to, you can create a scenario within your mind that will bring you feelings of love.

If you want to feel confident about your upcoming martial arts fight…

Think back to the last time you completely dominated your opponent and experience how you felt at that time.

Or you can visualise yourself effortlessly landing every single combination you have been practicing and then the referee raising your arm in victory.

IMMERSE in this experience. 

Your imagination is limitless.

There are endless possibilities.

Close your eyes.

Drop into your think box.

And see what you can create.

With energy,

DH

Improve Your Health.

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If I can help you see your life and the world around you in a unique and interesting way as we progress along the path of betterment together, I’ll be a happy man. 

Join me as I explore the different aspects of self-improvement across the fascinating realms of the mind, body and spirit.

If I can help you see your life and the world around you in an unique and interesting way as we progress along the path of betterment together, I’ll  be a happy man.