One of the key concepts of magick is that your thoughts and desires can work to shape the reality around you. When we perform a spell or ritual, we focus on our thoughts on our desires in an attempt to create the reality that we want. Creative visualization is an important part of magick, as visualizing your desires will help to make it real to your body and mind which can then help it to manifest in your own world, or reality.
Everyone visualizes. From young children to wizened-elders, everyone visualizes, even if only in their dreams at night. Many people however, visualize not only in their sleep, but during the day as well. Believe it or not, “day-dreaming” is actually a method of visualization. Consciously, or even unconsciously, “fantasizing” or visualizing is the minds way of using your imagination to “see” your reality the way that you want it.
Now, it is important to remember that not all visualization is positive and that can be detrimental to how your reality is ultimately shaped. Many people are totally unaware that some of their thoughts may consist of negative visualization and may be seriously impacting their life in a harmful way. Have you ever encountered someone with a cold and thought to yourself, “Oh great! Now I’m going to catch a cold!”
Or perhaps you made a mistake with something at work. Did you spend the rest of the day thinking, “Oh man! If my boss finds out about this I’m going to get fired!”
Is your vocabulary filled with “I can’t” or “I never” or “Why do I even try?” All of these statements and thoughts are negative visualizations. As you are thinking them, you are more than likely imagining those instances playing out. These thoughts can actually shape your reality, determining your future and causing the negative things to happen to you. You get sick…you get fired. Your beliefs create a negative reality.
When you learn to change your thoughts and create positive visualizations, you create a positive future. Your positive beliefs determine a positive reality. Now this theory may sound crazy to some at first, but what if I told you it was an extremely widespread belief found throughout many different religions and even science? The basis of magick is that by sending our desires out into the Universe, we can obtain the outcome we want. In Christianity, the Bible even states that “I have said ye are Gods,” and what we deem true here on Earth, God deems true in Heaven. What we visualize becomes our reality through prayer. Scientists believe, and have even proven through scientific experimentation, that how we perceive things, or how we visualize them, determines how the environment around us is manifested.
The key to making the power of positive thinking, or creative visualization, work for you is to realize that it is more than just having a thought or visualizing a picture. Your entire being must “feel” it. Your mind, body, heat and soul must all be in-tune with your visualization. You cannot simply vocalize positive thoughts. When your co-worker is coughing all over you and you walk away thinking you can feel those germs crawling all over you, simply saying, “Ok, well, I’m not going to get sick,” isn’t going to work if deep down inside you’re already trying to figure out how many days you’re going to miss from work.
Learning to harness the power of positive thinking is not always easy. One of the best ways to do so is by using positive affirmations to help shape a positive reality. Take some time out of your day to meditate and use your positive affirmations. Say things such as “I am happy.” Use present tense statements. Say the statement with authority, as if you already have it in your life. Focus on the things that you want, rather than the things that you do not want. Do not say, “I do not want to be depressed.” Reaffirm to yourself that you wish to be happy. Speak directly to yourself to boost your self-image. Tell yourself, “Mary, you are worthy of happiness and love.”
Using creative visualization and positive thinking will greatly help to improve your life, and shape a positive reality for you. It will help improve how well your magick works, and can even have a positive impact on your personal relationships and health. Think positive, and give yourself the gift of a happy, positive future.
Your Warm and Caring “Resident Witch in Charge”