Visualization Techniques to Manifest Your Dreams (A Complete Guide)
By Mia Fox
Mindset & Manifestation Coach, Author and Founder of the SelfMadeLadies Community
There are several ways you can use visualization in the manifesting process, you can, for example, use visualization to:
- Identify and solve your abundance blocks.
- Figure out what you really want to attract.
- Bring you into vibrational alignment with the universe (and your dream).
But before we go into more detail of the individual visualization techniques, let's look at what visualization actually is and how it works.
What Is Visualization and Why You Should Use It
Visualization is about allowing thoughts, ideas, goals, etc. to emerge as mental, inner images in the mind's eye. Visualization works because the brain cannot determine whether something is really seen, in other words, viewed in the real world, or whether it is just imagined.
Therefore you can "trick" your subconscious mind and show it a self-designed, self-created reality and thereby anchor this "new" reality into your subconscious mind.
Reprogramming the subconscious is a very important step in manifesting especially when it comes to breaking old belief patterns.
But it can also make your dreams become a reality. In the following post, I will show you step by step how you can integrate visualization techniques into your daily law of attraction routine, to attract more of the things you desire. And faster!
VISUALIZATION AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
To attract the desired outcome, you must visualize until your ideas feel real. Once your visualizations have subconsciously absorbed, your subconscious will do everything it can to live up to that reality.
Of course, your visions will not just magically appear in your life. If you've been reading my blog for some time, you know for sure that I keep saying that the Law of Attraction is not magic.
To manifest your dreams, it takes action. But to provoke inspired action, it is important that your subconscious clearly has your dream in mind. And visualization is the perfect tool for that.
Your mind has the incredible ability to create your reality, and visualization is key to creating it.
Our thoughts, like everything in our lives, consist of energy. When you send this energy to the universe, you attract similar energetic vibrations. And the great thing is, with visualizations you can clearly control what you want to send out.
Different Visualization Techniques and How to Use Them
there are countless methods to visualize your goals and dreams. Basically, none is right or wrong, and the best is to choose a technique that works for you.
The stronger, the more realistic, you can visualize the inner picture of your dream, the better.
Here is a short step by step guide for a basic visualization technique:
1. make sure that you don't get distracted by doing your visualization in a quiet environment.
2. close your eyes, take some deep breaths. Slowly inhale through your nose, count to five, exhale through your mouth, count to five again. Do this a few times, until you feel fully relaxed.
3. Imagine a clear mental picture of what you desire. Focus on every detail. Pay close attention to things like textures, colors, smells, or sounds. Imagine yourself to touch things, listen to what you hear, smell the things around you, can you even taste something?
4. Feel how good it feels no that you have (achieved) what you desire. Feel it deep in your heart and anchor the feeling.
You can stay in this state as long as you wish. When you truly feel the good feelings of your achievement you can then open your eyes again.
Some more advanced techniques I love to use, are the following.
You Perfect Day
The perfect day is one of my favorite visualization techniques, I also teach it in my manifesting challenge - just click here to join for free!
The aim of this visualization technique is for you to design your ideal day and then visualize it. A day where you have no commitments, where money plays no role. What would this perfect day look like for you?
This day serves as a representative for your future life and should give you the opportunity to live all your desired experiences. This exercise is also great to find out what you want, but let's focus on the visualization for now.
Make sure you don't restrict yourself. This day belongs ONLY to you, and everything is possible.
You can be what you want, you can be where you want, and you can do what you want.
So no matter if you want to go shopping in London and then go with the girls to an afternoon tea at Harrods, or if you prefer to go for a walk on the beach on Bora Bora with your spouse, it is your decision.
Live your day exactly as you wish.
However, it should be something you can imagine doing regularly. This day is symbolic for "every day" of your life.
So if you would like to take a walk on the beach on vacation, but you get bored sitting on the beach after a week or two, this is hardly your "ideal day".
But if your big dream is to be a digital nomad, to travel the world together with your spouse to visit the most beautiful beaches on this planet, then you are on the right track with your perfect day.
The following questions can help you to create your perfect day:
Where do I live?
- Which city, which country?
- Do I live in a house, apartment, hotel, or maybe in an RV?
- How is this place furnished?
- With whom do I live there?
What does my lifestyle look like?
- When do I get up in the morning, when do I go to bed, what do I do in between?
- How do I eat, how healthy do I feel, do I exercise?
- How do I spend my free time? What kind of people do I surround myself with?
- How much money do I have? Do I need to work to earn money? If so, what does my job or business looks like?
- What kind of car do I drive? Do I even drive a car, or maybe a bike? Or do I have a driver?
What are my dreams?
- What am I working on?
- What are my goals?
- Which ones have I already achieved?
Take enough time for this exercise, go into every detail of your ideal day, experience it like a movie you watch or see yourself going through it yourself.
You can also write down this ideal day to reinforce it. Either you write it down first and then read through it, just before you visualize the day, or you imagine your ideal day and then write it down, for example in a journal.
Play In Your Own Movie
This is a very powerful visualization technique but it will take some practice. Take your time and try to do it as often as possible.
Step 1: Imagine you are sitting in a cinema, the light is getting darker, the red curtain opens at the front of the screen. Then the film begins. The film is your dream, your goal that you want to achieve.
Take a close look at every detail in this movie. What do the actors look like, what kind of clothes do they wear, how are their movements, their facial expressions, what kind of emotions do they radiate? What does the environment look like, what is the weather like? Is it light, dark, does the film play inside or outside? What do you hear, do people speak? If so, how loud or quiet, what other noises do you hear?
Step 2: Now you get up from the cinema chair and slowly run towards the screen. Tear the screen down, just a large enough piece that you can get into the screen. Now step into the movie, turn around and look out of the screen into the theater.
Now you can perceive your surroundings even better, look again what is happening around you, what do you see, what do you hear, what do you feel like? You are now playing yourself in your movie, your dream.
Step 3: now step out of the screen into the theater again, but the picture of you remains on the screen, you are still an actor in your movie.
Return to your seat and sit down again, look at the screen. Now grab the picture on the canvas with your hand and shrink it. Take it between your fingers and make it very small, about the size of a piece of chocolate. Then you bring the picture to your mouth and chew it, piece by piece until you can swallow it.
Imagine how every single piece you swallow contains your dream, like a movie. And how this movie is spread around your body. You become your movie, every scene is spread over your blood circulation into every cell of your body. You are your movie now.
Picture of Your Goal
Another very good visualization technique is to create a picture of yourself where you have reached your goal. Sort of like you could travel into the future and do a selfie.
Imagine your dream that you want to manifest say you want to lose 10 pounds and exercise to get a toned body. Now go forward in time until you have reached the desired target weight and body shape. Put on a bikini, pose in front of the mirror and take a picture.
Now go back to the here and now and look at this picture. Feel how great it feels when you have reached your goal. Make this picture bigger, brighter and more intense in color.
Visualizations to Set an Anchor
Anchors are another important tool in the manifestation process and visualization is ideal to set such an anchor.
You can read more about it here:
Tips on How to Make Your Visualizations More Powerful
Visualization techniques are a very effective tool, they are often used by athletes in training. In fact, since the 60s, when the Russian Olympic team successfully made use of visualizations.
It has been proven in various studies that athletes who only "imagine" doing a part of their training have achieved better results than athletes who have actually completed all training units.
If you want to use visualizations for yourself, I recommend that you do it daily. The best time to do this is right after getting up or before falling asleep.
But also directly before an important event, such as a job interview for your dream job, or before a date with your crush, visualization can be very helpful.
The more concrete and detailed you imagine something, the stronger your subconscious will save this new reality.
So if you want to manifest an object, imagine it exactly, pay attention to the shape, texture, color, is it warm, cold. If your desired outcome is not tangible, then concentrate on noises, smells, feelings, tastes, etc. that you perceive when you have already reached the dream.
For example, the good feeling when you walk out from your job interview and know you have the job in your pocket. Or feel how you are sitting at the interview, perfectly in the flow, talking to the person you are talking to.
Other Powerful Law of Attraction Tools
You see, visualizations can strongly support your manifesting process and help you to achieve your dreams and goals.
Here is a list of other LoA tools that you might like to try out. Combined together, they can skyrocket your manifesting success, I also like to call these the manifesting superhero powers:
- How to Journal for Manifesting Success
- How Anchors Can Help You With Manifesting
- How to Create Affirmations That Actually Work for You
- How to Make a Vision Board That Really Works (in 5 Simple Steps)
- 6 Alternatives to Creating a Vision Board
It is important to understand that visualization, like everything else on this list, is just a tool. The right technique, the right inspired action, is what ultimately leads you to success with manifesting.
If you want to learn more about the Law of Attraction and a step by step guide through the manifesting process, join many other SelfMadeLadies and sign up for my FREE manifesting challenge!
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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 manifested her dream life. Since then, it is her big passion to help women around the world to do the same. She is the founder behind the Self Made Ladies Community & Blog and the author of "Become the CEO of Your Dream Life", teaching her advanced manifesting formula, where she gives women a practical no BS approach to the Law of Attraction and Manifestation.
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