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Use the gift of visualization

How often have you thought of things along these lines? I don’t have time to amble through dense forest, or climb mountains to look out far and wide from their snowy-tipped peaks, let alone saunter along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream and stargaze at the bejeweled twinkling night sky. I barely have time to finish my coffee in the morning before I rush off to get to work on time!

In this day and age of rush, rush,  rush, it is true, we don’t have much time to go exploring nature, and many of us are committed to a job that requires our presence five to six days a week . And when most of us have a holiday we can’t exactly say, okay guys, we are going trekking up the mountain path of Kilimanjaro.  The children want to play on the beach and swim in the sea and go on the fairground rides. So a reasonable question would be – how on earth are we expected to find the time to go out and appreciation nature?  

 The answer is visualization.

Nobody is professing visualizing yourself walking beside the flowing river with the sun on your back, birds singing, and fresh air pouring into your lungs is exactly equal to the physically experience of an early morning stroll beside the river. I am stating, cultivating the art of strongly visualizing yourself on the nature walk is the next best thing.  God gave you and I the wonderful gift of an imagination. Imagination is limitless. From the confines of your office you can strongly visualize ‘you’  on the beach with rolling white surfs, sunshine,  gull flying overhead, and  receive the physical pluses you experience attending the beach in person. Your parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system respond to your conscious or unconscious thoughts, ideas, and inner images. Conscious visualization is a most underrated human faculty; every invention from the comb to the microchip originated in the imagination of an inventor / forward thinker. However busy your life might seem I can assure you you can find time to use your gift of imagination/visualization to improve your lifestyle, health, and slow down premature ageing.

Take a few minutes to sit down, close your eyes, and breathe smoothly and deeply. When you feel relaxed, imagine a dense fir forest, a snow-tipped mountain, or see you sauntering along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream. If you find when you look behind closed eyes you see everything but your desired subject don’t fret because this is not uncommon. I can give you some tips that may help you to receive stronger inner images.

(1) Although you subconsciously visualize performing actions  a fraction of a second before you carry them out,  conscious visualization  require a lot of practise. So don’t expect to see TV-like images in your head from the word go.  If you diligently practise consciously visualizing, it will bring you an invaluable tool that can turn your life around.

(2) Find pictures of your chosen subject on line or in a book and study the pictures to help you can reproduce the images behind closed eyes.

(3) Some people find listening to gentle music while they visualize helps with their concentration. Try it, and see if this method suits you. 

(4) One year, on a holiday, I found a sandy path that led to cliff tops where I enjoyed a majestic view of a rugged bay with white capped waves crashing onto its deserted beach. I took photos along the path I walked and stills of the rugged bay on a wet and windy morning. I have often looked at the photos of that lovely walk to the cliff tops, and the stills of the rolling tides coming inshore, before I start my session of visualization. You might find this helpful.

If you would like some more information on the subject of imagination / visualization you might like to have a look at my book on Amazon. ‘Use your Brain to elongate your Cell-by-Date’. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WDVCX9Q

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Revitalise Your Life Through Absurdity Therapy

 

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What have you seen, heard, or touched today, that you have never encountered in your life before? You will be hard-pressed to come up with an answer. This is because the well of new things to see and do gradually runs dry as we get older. A ‘first’ (a virginal sight of sound, etc.) is like a rare butterfly sighting. But this can all be changed, for we have an amazing power-tool called the imagination. By using the imagination we can invent, create, even lie to ourselves and discover ‘firsts’ (novel sensory inputs). 

Why Should I Want to Invent or Create?

The brain is jogged by a major event – something new and/or absurd. Children live in a world of absurdity, they have yet to see and know it all; for them, there still exists skeletons in cupboards, fairies at the bottom of the garden, and Santa Claus in Lapland! This newness, ‘firsts’, is unlike normal brain energy; general run-of-the-mill brain stuff doesn’t require extra attention, but absurdity does. An unidentifiable idea enters the brain and has no friends (matching data); it is an absurd/new concept. Your eyes can hardly keep up with children playing in a playground because they are full to the brim with biological energy. Children, because all is because all is new/absurd to them, ceaselessly convert virginal sensory input into energy. The more energy the child expends the more the body reproduces. The child perpetually sees new, and burns energy to leave room for more newness.

Raw Cosmic Energy

If you create a song, poem, or picture, you are using raw cosmic energy. A planet, man, animal, or plant, all came into being through the manipulation of raw cosmic energy. Raw cosmic energy is latent substance, which when manipulated in a certain way creates life, objects, or whatever. 1,000 years ago there was no such thing as an aeroplane. Since then many people have manipulated raw cosmic energy (in the form of mental energy) and converted it into physical reality. A little child is channelling raw cosmic energy incessantly, because all is new and unknown. Try this little mind exercise so that you can get a taste of this novel stimulus.

Natural Born Creator

Do you know that you are a natural born creator? As a child you had no trouble bringing a toy soldier to life and sending it off to war, or believing that your doll was real and needed motherly love. Let yourself go and allow your childlike imagination to take the reins. Think the most illogical things that you can, then incessantly repeat these illogical ideas within the brain. The brain will electrify with pure cosmic energy. It is what the brain yearns for but rarely gets. That is why the brain becomes sluggish; it likes new stuff, not the old and dull that occupies every minute of the day. No wonder the brain reacts to absurdity by filling your heart with gladness and your veins with childlike energy, for the brain is reborn, consciously reborn by you, the higher self.

You Have Created an Absurdity – Here’s How to Squeeze the Lemon 

Prepare for meditation in the careful way you always do and bring your absurdity to the foreground of your mind, for instance: ‘An octopus playing basketball’.

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See the weird creature juggling the ball between eight sinewy tentacles; imagine the super speed that he could bounce the ball using each of his slippery arms. In your mind’s eye create a game for ten minutes using the octopus dribbling and spinning the ball amongst the other tall lanky basketball players helplessly trying to get back the ball. Give the eight-armed star a face and a name; he must become real to your senses. Perhaps you brushed past him in your attempts to recapture the ball; imagine how wet and slippery he must feel. He would smell of the sea and fish, and on the rare occasion you hold the ball it has all these sea elements on its surface.

Absurdities rekindle childlike patterns throughout the brain and body; in terms of sense datum the practitioner’s biological clock immediately rewinds. In the next example it is possible to activate and witness sensorimotor activation: ‘Imagine that you have two invisible limbs, such as two extra arms’.

Imagine that you have two long tentacles alongside your arms. Starting at the shoulder blades the phantom limbs stretch a hand’s length further that your real arms. The next time you’re in the kitchen, imagine reaching out for things in cupboards and drawers with your new additions. Persevere and you’ll get a shock by the fact that you’ll actually begin to feel the phantom limbs!

Continue in this way to deeply impress upon your brain the ideas of your new absurdities. See if you can come up with at least one bizarre or illogical concept a day. Remember that absurdities lie in books, television, and in real life.

Zing Capsules 

Pure essence of mind, or ‘first’, creates biological energy: fusion occurs in the sun between hydrogen atoms to make helium. Chemistry is spontaneous interaction, especially between atomic and molecular systems. A pure thought (latent energy) fuses with physical matter and is converted into biological energy. This biological energy I refer to as ‘zing capsules’. Absurdities induce fleets of these ‘zing capsules’ (atoms filled with biological energy) which zoom around the body distributing childlike energy at various destinations. As an absurdity in itself why not visualise these billions of ‘zing capsules’ charged with energy speeding around the body and brain?

If you have found this article interesting why not read more in my book:  ‘Use your Brain to elongate your Cell-by-Date’?

 

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Orange Snow Visualization

 

   To make the most of visualization we need to open our mind and allow our imagination to wander through the garden of possibility. Do not differentiate between logic and illogical because in visualization we by-pass the nuts and bolts of the mechanical brain which allows us to enter that huge vast space of untapped intelligence. We are going to suspend time that creates the whole concept of ageing, and rediscover the childlike quality that keeps us young. 

We are entering the magical world of visualization where all things are possible.

   You wake up in the bedroom you slept in as a child. It is a school morning. Sit up in bed and stretch. Can you spot any of your toys, books, or dolls? Perhaps the wallpaper pattern, wall posters, or your bedspread is recognisable.  Get out of bed…  Put on your dressing gown and slippers. Walk over to the window and draw back the curtains. Rub a porthole in the condensation on the windowpane and peep through it to see outside…  You gasp in wonder at the sight of large fluffy snowflakes… and the snowflakes are orange! The rooftops with and smoking chimneys, gardens, coalbunkers and doorsteps lie hidden under twinkling, orange snow. You are extremely excited by this incredible orange wintry landscape. Wash and get dressed into your school uniform. Go to the breakfast room. Think back to this age and how the world around you looked huge. What you enjoyed to eat and drink for breakfast? Perhaps Scott’s porridge oats or hot milk with a sprinkling of sugar on crunchy cornflakes and a cup of tea… Spend a few moments reliving breakfast time as a child…  

   It is time to go to school. Dress in your winter coat, scarf, mittens, balaclava or bobble hat, and pull on your boots… don’t forget your satchel. Say goodbye to everyone and open the front door…a gust of wind blows fluffy orange snowflakes into the hall. Leave the house. Hear the crunching sound of your boots as they make footprints in the freshly fallen snow; the citrus smell of oranges is everywhere.  Walk to school in this silent fairy-tale world. On your way you recognise orange snowy shapes of abandoned cars, post boxes, pavements, and at the school gates, you view the school building as a massive orange ice sculpture. The sound of schoolchildren’s laughter fills the air as they build snowmen and throw orange snowballs through the air. The playground is a colourful mêlée of mittens, hats and scarves as the girls and boys play.  Enjoy this amazing sight.  

   The school whistle blows. You march in single file into the school Assembly hall. Colourful chunks of ice slide from children’s footwear onto the hall floor. The smell of orange mingles with the aroma of lavender floor polish. As you go through the school day, attending lessons, school dinner and playtimes, observe teachers and fellow pupils’ faces. Visualise the blackboard, chalk, wooden desks, and messy inkwells.  

  On your journey home enjoy splashing through orange slush. The inky-blue sky glitters with stars, and once again the orange snowflakes melt as they land on your dark coat.   

   You arrive home to a warm coal fire. Complete your homework and then play or watch television. The smell of dinner cooking on the stove teases your appetite. Maybe there is homemade soup, a stew, or bangers and mash…

   At bedtime, undress and put on your pyjamas or nightie. Take a last look out of the window at the orange winter wonderland… close the curtains. Perhaps your mum or dad, or a guardian told you bedtime stories and tucked you up in bed with a hot water bottle?

   Drift off to sleep.

   It is time to return to full waking consciousness. Take a deep breath and become aware of your physical body. When you feel ready open your eyes and gently stretch.  

Tip

   This sounds bizarre, but I even took items out of my freezer and held them to get a physical feeling of iciness, and then I tried to recreate that numbing feeling of iciness during my ‘Orange Snow’ visualisation.