To understand how mental visualization works on anxiety and stress it is important to understand certain principles. The scientific world is beginning to discover that physically we are all energy and everything around us is composed of energy. We are all part of one great energy source. Things that we perceive to be solid and separate are in reality different forms of our own essential energy which are common to us all. All forms of energy are interconnected and can affect the other. We are all one.
It is known that thoughts and feelings have their own energy that attracts the energy of a similar nature. You may have experienced this when you run into someone you just thought about. You can pick up a book or turn on the TV to find that it contains the information you needed. Or that it contains a message that pertains specifically to a situation or how you are presently feeling.
When we first create something it is created first in our thoughts. For example, “I think I need a job,” so you proceed in finding one, or “I need a new suit,” so you take action and go shopping for one.
How does mental visualization work?
You first need to have an idea or a blueprint in your mind as to what it is your want to create. It forms an image then it is followed by physical energy or physical action to help that image to take form and manifest itself on a physical plane.
If you do not take physical action to manifest your thoughts and ideas, they can still manifest itself in a different way. For instance, if you are constantly thinking negative thoughts that you are ill, you will eventually become ill. If you constantly saying, “this is not going to work out for me,” that is exactly what is going to manifest in your life.
The same goes with thoughts that cause us anxiety. It is best to accept these thoughts and “see them as just thoughts” instead of trying to reject them. You are in control of your thoughts and have a choice to look at them objectively and choose not to pursue them. Mental visualization can help you achieve that goal!
What you Visualize is What you Attract
So holding an idea or thought in your mind will create an energy that will tend to attract and create that form and/or image in the material or physical plane. Unconscious ideas and feelings held inside your mind will act in the same way. You will attract into your life whatever it is that you think about the most. If it is fear and anxiety that you are focusing on that is what you will continue to manifest in your life.
If you are doubtful, insecure, anxious, you will often attract the very experiences, situations or people that you are trying to avoid. If you have a positive attitude and envision calmness, happiness, fulfillment, and pleasure, then you will attract and create people, circumstances, and events that conform to this positive attitude or expectations.
So consciously, imagining what you want can help you manifest it in your life, and this is called “mental visualization” or “creative visualization.” It is a technique of using your imagination to create that life that you desire.
Use Mental Visualization to Dissolve Limitations
Mental visualization dissolves limiting attitudes, fears, beliefs, values that are deeply rooted within you, and that seem to block you from achieving satisfaction and fulfillment in your life.
When you put into practice mental visualization and make it a habit of using it and learn to trust the results it can bring, it will eventually become an integral part of your thinking process.
It will become a continuous awareness, a state of consciousness in which you know that you are in charge of your life and that you are the creator of a life you choose to have.
Your new way of thinking and approaching life with mental visualization will enable you to be your own creator of the life you desire. There is no need to follow through on a negative thought that does not have your best interest. You are not to be controlled or governed by thoughts that generate fear or anxiety. You will let yourself be led by positive attitudes, values that will help create the best and most fulfilling life that you can imagine. Practice mental visualization and discover the magic that is within you.