As December brings the close of the year, our thoughts move to 2016. We begin to feel the energy of the future. This magnetic field holds potential, hopes and dreams. The cold and darkness of the winter fosters reflection. Within this self evaluation, emerges some kind of map or plan of our desires. Around this time of year, one can’t help not to ruminate and set some goals for themselves. A goal can only begin to be realized once it is put out there into the universe. One has to say it, think it and believe it before the aspiration can even imagine being birthed into reality.
The visual aspect of the goal playing out is an integral piece in bringing your deepest hopes to reality. One must visualize their prospective reality; to clearly see it and believe it’s possible through visual imagery. It’s like a movie peering into your future.
For example, I’m in the process of writing a book of short series. Every day, I get up early, very early to work on it. It emerges as I sip my morning Joe and watch the sunrise; my goal is being actively created. Simultaneously, during the course of the day, when I’m doing a non-preferred task such as my day job, I drift. My thoughts turn to my truth. I see the objective, using visual imagery. I envision myself with my published book. I feel how it will feel when I’ve achieved this end. I imagine real conversations with publishers, designers and editors.
As I write my book, I view it as a live entity. It moves and flows like water. It breathes like me. It holds everything I want and need for now. Before I go to sleep, I go through the same routine. I also hope it enters my dreams to give it even more power and energy. Sometimes, I will even wake up during the night from an idea about the story; a phrase or dream that helped me see something in a different or new way.
It counteracts writer’s block. It’s kind of like a walk, but instead of clearing your brain space to fill it with creativity, this method is additive. It’s filling your head with what you want to happen. You are using what Dr. Wayne Dyer calls, “The Power of Intention.” In his view, intention aids the creative process with all the energy that derives from connecting with the universe.
Once you can link this energy field with intention, you become unstoppable in the journey towards your truth. I think creative people have an edge on the visualization aspect of goal setting simply because this is what we naturally do; its how our mind works already.
As an additive method, however we both enhance our creativity and also create our reality, not only in artistic venues like the concreteness of a painting or sculpture but making a direct and active path to our goals, wherever they may lead us.
If that isn’t a Happy New Year, I don’t know what is.
by Kim Celona