Manifesting Q&A- QUESTION: Can You Visualize With Eyes Open
By Mia Fox
Mindset & Manifestation Coach, Author and Founder of the SelfMadeLadies Community
In my Manifesting Q&A Session I get asked many questions about the Law of Attraction, and often the women in my manifesting community ask me about the Law of Attraction tools, such as Visualization.
One question I got recently asked was: does having your eyes open or closed make a difference when you visualize your manifestation? Can you even do a visualization with the eyes open?
Of course, you can visualize with open eyes, and we all have already done it, think daydreaming. So you could call visualization advanced daydreaming. Many even find it easier to visualize your goals and dreams with your eyes open than to visualize them with your eyes closed.
But first, let's see what visualization is exactly. Visualization is basically nothing else than creating a picture in your mind.
When manifesting, we mainly use visualization to create such an image of our goal, to see ourselves as we have already manifested our dream.
But visualization can support you much more in the manifestation process, and therefore, it is a very important Law of Attraction tool that I often work with.
Visualization can, for example, help to identify your abundance blocks but also to overcome them. Which is very important for your manifesting success.
There are very exciting sports studies that show that athletes "only visualized" parts of their training, achieved better results than athletes who completed the full training physically.
This is also the reason why visualization has been used in the Olympic sports sector for many decades.
If you want to know more about visualization, I have linked below my Visualization Guide and an overview of other very powerful Law of Attraction tools.
But let's talk about open eye visualization and why you might want to try it.
Eidetic and Non-Eidetic Vision
There are people who have a problem imagining a clear picture when they visualize with closed eyes.
You have to know that this is completely normal. Only about 10% can really see images like a movie; for others, it is often more like thoughts.
This is called eidetic and non-eidetic visualization. I can visualize things in my head like they are real, so I'm definitely a eidetic person.
The eidetic memory is the ability to vividly recall images from the memory after one has seen or experienced something only for a short time. Or in the visualization process, this would be the pure imagination of something that has not yet happened.
The good news is, it doesn't matter in what group you fall.
If you are eidetic, you probably have no problem visualizing with closed eyes. You then see your vision playing like a movie in front of your mind's eyes.
As a non-eidetic person, you might want to test the open eye visualization for which I'll give you a step by step instruction below.
Important, as with all manifesting tools, apply it in a way that is best for you, I don't believe there is a right or wrong.
The Law of Attraction tools have the most power when they give you a good feeling.
Open Eyes Visualization
1. Look at a picture that has a symbolic effect on you when you think about your dream.
For example, a beautiful beach if you want to manifest a trip to Hawaii or a picture of a toned fitness model if you're going to lose some weight and get into shape. The picture can be a printed photo, but also a drawing. And it can also be on a computer monitor or your mobile phone.
2. Relax your eyes. Try to look slightly downwards, with your eyes half open or upwards. Choose what is most comfortable for you.
3. Start visualizing, just think about daydreaming, as I said earlier, we've all done it already so that you can do it for sure. Keep looking at your symbolic picture. Start with kind of story to build this picture and your goal around.
If you have practiced this a few times you can try in a further step to look at the picture only at the beginning and then from step 2 on, look at an empty wall or into the distance (the sea, a lake, a meadow...)
You see, visualization works just as well with your eyes open as with your eyes closed. And if you want to know more about visualization, don't forget to read my visualization guide, linked below. In this post you can learn more about how to visualize images in your mind.
- Visualization Techniques to Manifest Your Dreams (A Complete Guide)
- Overview of all Law of Attraction Tools
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About the Author
Mia Fox is a trained NLP & Mindset Coach with nearly a decade of experience. After finally finding the secret behind "The Secret," she changed her money mindset and started to design her dream life. Since then, it is her big passion to inspire women around the world to do the same. She is the founder behind the SelfMadeLadies Blog and the author of the bestselling book "Become the CEO of Your Dream Life", teaching her advanced manifesting formula, giving women a practical no BS approach to the Law of Attraction and Manifestation.
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