Learn Mind’s Secrets – 6
The Art of Mind Picturing
We have seen that we all possess more power and greater possibilities than we realize, and visualizing is the quick way to realize these powers. The same power that brought universe into existence will bring our individual thought or mental picture into physical form. In working out our mental picture, Universe transfers its creative energy to our mind and works in the same unfailing manner.
Everything in the whole world has its beginning in mind and comes into existence in exactly the same manner. All are projected thoughts, solidified. The power that brought us into existence did so for the purpose of expressing its limitless supply through us. And there was no power on earth which could cut us off from our source except ourselves.
Now you can understand what Jesus meant when he said, “Ask and ye shall receive.” Your every requirement would be met. Surely the Father must supply the child. Before you can entertain the idea of making a mental picture of your desire as being at all practical, you must have some idea of your being. Remember that your being, your individuality, is God particularizing Himself. As long as you are not thinking and acting against God’s laws you can not fail.
All you have to do is to make such a mental picture of your heart’s desire, and hold it cheerfully in place with your will, always conscious that the same Infinite Power which brought the universe into existence brought you into form for the purpose of enjoying Itself in and through you.
Whether your desire is for excellence in a field, or a possession, large or small, begin at the beginning. If you want a house, begin by seeing yourself in the kind of house you desire. Go through it with all minute details as help you to feel the reality of your picture. Go over your picture again and again, until you feel the reality of it.
Mind is an art gallery of many pictures, but only the most prominent are selected for models in thought creation. Only those pictures that are sufficiently distinct to be seen by consciousness without special effort are brought before the creative energies as patterns. So when you are visualizing the mental pictures there should not be any stressful or abnormal effort to hold your thought-forms in place. That will defeat your purpose and suggest the consciousness about an adverse force to be fought against, and this creates conditions adverse to your picture. By holding your picture in a cheerful frame of mind, you shut out all thoughts that would disperse or dissipate the spiritual nucleus of your picture. Because the law is Creative in its action, your pictured desire is certain of accomplishment.
The most important thing to remember in visualizing is that you are making a mental picture for the purpose of determining the quality you are giving to the cosmic mind rather than to arrange the specific circumstances for its manifestation. That is the work of Creative Power itself. It will build its own forms of expression quite naturally, if you will allow it, and save you a great deal of needless anxiety. What you really want is expansion in a certain direction, whether of health, wealth or what not, and so long as you get it—as you surely will, if you confidently hold to your
picture—what does it matter whether it reaches by some channel which you thought you could count upon, or through some other of whose existence you had no idea. You are concentrating energy of a particular kind for a particular purpose. Keep this in mind and let specific details take care of themselves.
And another important truth to remember is it takes some time to actualize our mind pictures. So the process of mind picturing which we desire to carry out must be continued for a sufficient length of time to give the creative processes the opportunity to make our desired things into realities. Meanwhile we must not change ideas or plans at too frequent intervals for such changes will neutralize what has been gained thus far and here is the place where a great many people fail. The average person who wishes to change his life for the better does not hold on to his ideals long enough; that is, he does not give them a fair chance to work themselves out and bring the expected results.
We can never exhaust the mind powers. So we can form mental pictures of as many ideals as we like. But at first it is best to choose only a few. Keep the selected few pictures constantly before your mind. Train yourself to actually live for those pictures. And you will find all things in your life changing daily to become more and more like those pictures. In the course of time you will realize in actual life the exact likeness of those pictures; that is, what you have constantly pictured upon your mind you will realize in actual life. Then you can form new and more beautiful pictures to be realized in like manner as you build for a still greater future.
(To be continued …)