Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain
One of my favorites!!! I just love this book! I really highly recommend it to everybody! If you are looking into changing things in your life this book can help you! It is all about personal growth, visualizing your goals and getting what you want in life!
Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart truly desires must come to you.”
Already the title says it all- Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life.Shakti Gawain is a bestselling author and pioneer in personal development movement.
I came across this book years ago when I first started to be interested in the concept of dynamic meditation, visualization and Silva Method. “One of the earliest workshops I took was the Silva Mind Control Course… The most important technique I learned in that course was the basic technique of creative visualization… Our rational mind is like a computer… The intuitive mind, on the other hand, seems to give access to an infinite supply of information. It appears to be able to tap into a deep storehouse of knowledge and wisdom…” said Gawain endorsing Silva Method. This pointed me to her book and I read it few times since than. It is a type of book which you come back to, to find hidden gems.
Shakti Gawain in a great way explains how to use mental images, affirmations and relaxation to attract positive changes in one’s life. This book is very practical, easy-to-understand and applicable. The techniques and meditations included there are worth to try. Give it a go!
“I do believe, and I have seen in my own life, that Creative Visualization works.”- Oprah Winfrey
“We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.”
“Let us imagine that life is a river. Most people are clinging to the bank, afraid to let go and risk being carried along by the current of the river. At a certain point, each of us must be willing to simply let go, and trust the river to carry us along safely. At this point, we learn to “go with the flow” — and it feels wonderful. Once we have become accustomed to being in the flow of the river, we can begin to look ahead and guide our course onward, deciding where the course looks best, steering the way around boulders and snags, and choosing which of the many channels and branches of the river we prefer to follow, all the while still “going with the flow.”
“The scientific world is beginning to discover what metaphysical and spiritual teachers have known for centuries. Our physical universe is not really composed of any “matter” at all; its basic component is kind of force or essence that we call energy.
Things appear to be solid and separate from one another on the level at which our physical senses normally perceive them. On finer level, however, atomic and subatomic levels, seemingly solid matter is seen as smaller and smaller particles within particles, which eventually turn out to be just pure energy.
Physically, we are all energy and everything within and around us is made up of energy. We are all part of one great energy field. Things that we perceive to be solid and separate are in reality just various forms of our essential energy, which is common to all. We are all one, even in literal, physical sense.
The energy is vibrating at different qualities, from finer to denser. Thought is a relatively fine, light form of energy and therefore very quick and easy to change. Matter is relatively dense, compact energy, and therefore slower to move and change. Within matter there is great variation as well. Living flesh is relatively fine, changes quickly, and is easily affected by many things. A rock is a much denser form, slower to change, and more difficult to affect. Yet even rock is eventually changed and affected by the fine, light energy of water, for example. All forms of energy are interrelated and can affect one another.
One law of energy is this: Energy of certain quality or vibration tends to attract energy of similar quality and vibration. Thoughts and feelings have theirs own magnetic energy that attracts energy of a similar nature.”
4 thoughts on “Creative Visualization- Shakti Gawain”
I find this creative visualization to be a very interesting topic, but I have always had a problem in the past, really grasping the idea, and putting it into practice in my life. I do see the world as a physical world. I don’t think we can deny the physical qualities of all things created. I think of all meditation and the like, being on the spiritual level. We are after all of a dual nature, both physical and spiritual. do you think that when you engage in meditation or this creative visualization, that what you are doing is connecting to your spiritual being? That’s how I perceive it. I do think that we all have a real need to be more aware of our spiritual side. Great topic isn’t it? I like this article a lot.
Appreciate your comment Jim! Creative visualization is a great topic indeed. As Albert Einstein said “Everything is energy and that’s all there is. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” 🙂
Great book I have it and I love it. You did a great review. I love the quote we attract things into our lives that what we think about. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Helen! It is one of my favourite personal growth books too:)