When visualizing for the sake of manifesting your desires, there are a few tricks you may not be aware of. Although these are some very basic, older NLP devices, they are nevertheless incredibly effective. First let me give you a quick rundown of how this works, and then I will show you how to apply it to your visualizations.
Think of a good memory – something that happened that was very enjoyable or exciting. Now while recalling that memory in your mind’s eye, brighten the picture. Pretend your mental vision is a television and that you have a brightness control. Try turning up the brightness, and see how your emotional response to the memory changes. Then try turning the brightness way down until the memory is very dim. How do you feel now?
Let the memory return to normal. Try intensifying the colors as you mentally view this memory. Now try dulling the colors until the scene in your mind is white and black. How do those two extremes affect your emotional responses to those memories?
In most cases, brightening an image or intensifying the colors causes the emotional response to a memory to magnify. Dimming and dulling a memory causes the emotional response to diminish. Many therapists who use NLP teach people to dim their bad memories, turn them black and white, shrink them, and even mute them. This has the effect of disconnecting the emotions from the memory, and can allow many people to get over traumatic episodes in their lives.
In contrast, we are going to be brightening, intensifying, magnifying and empowering our visualizations. The whole point of the visualization is to generate an emotional response which charges your intent and empowers the universe to begin creating it. These little NLP tricks will allow you to take what you have been doing and magnify your efforts so that you get more emotional energy out of your exercises.
A few more things to play around with: tilt the mental picture forward or backward; zoom in and then out on the picture. Increase the red hue, then the blue hue, then the green hue, and see how coloring your memory with different colors affects your emotional response. Put a frame around your memory. Make it into a two dimensional photo, then back into a three dimensional environment.
Make sure when you’re practicing, you are visualizing three dimensional, moving pictures with sound, as though you are there. Make sure you are close to the action, as being zoomed in magnifies emotion and zooming out diminishes emotion. Brighten the picture, intensify the colors, and allow your brain to do what comes naturally. These simple techniques will, in many cases, allow you to generate twice the emotional energy of normal visualization. Play around with these tricks as they will help you to get more emotional bang for your visualization buck.