Do you believe we get what we focus on? Do you believe that what we focus on expands? I do. And I also believe that through the power of creative visualization, we can begin to manifest our greatest desires. I know that sounds a bit “woo woo”. And I don't even know how it works. I just know that it does work. So in this video and blog post, I want to share with you some creative visualization techniques that you can use to begin to manifest your dreams.
When I was a young girl my mother used to always say to me, “Darieth, you get what you focus on.”
And what's funny is I often tell my son the same thing now. But when I was growing up and when I was a young adult, I didn't understand that. But the more that I trained my brain and I began reading certain material, meditating and visualizing things, I started to see a connection with what was showing up in my life, what I was able to manifest simply because I had trained my thoughts and been consistent in visualizing a certain outcome. The more I came to understand this principle and the more I used it, the more I was able to leverage it to manifest certain results.
So as I was thinking, “how can I help the authors, speakers and coaches who are in my community to be consciously connected to the results that they would like to see happen in their lives and in their businesses?”
I wanted to come up with a couple of key creative visualization techniques that you can use as a speaker to begin to manifest your desires.
Let's begin with you making a commitment to visualizing yourself as being this rock star, powerful speaker who's on stage.
You can write about this, you can talk about it, you can visualize it, but it's something that you're going to do daily and consistently. Let's make it a part of your morning routine. If you normally wake up in the morning, maybe you can do some stretches, grab a cup of coffee, sit down and begin to meditate, journal or pray. This creative visualization of you being this speaker on stage is going to now be included as part of your morning routine. You're going to run this visualization through every morning and preferably every night.
So let me set the stage for you... You are this glorious, powerful speaker who's been invited to step onto a stage in front of thousands of people. You're prepared, you're centered, you're ready, you're excited, you're motivated, and you're crystal clear about the speaker you are who's been invited onto this stage. And as you enter from stage right and you walk close to the very front of the stage, you take a deep breath, ground yourself and as you look out into the audience you see a few familiar faces but many more strangers. You can see that the audience is just so elated about spending this time with you. And as you take that first breath and get ready to utter the first words, you are calm, you're centered, you're ready and prepared and you run this visualization through your mind. You feel yourself and you see yourself and you hear yourself speaking. You can see yourself engaging with the audience, smiling, laughing, crying... full engagement. And just as you prepare to wrap up, the audience is rising to their feet. They're standing and clapping and giving you a standing ovation. Really soaking in that magical time for you is like soaring, right? Knowing that you came there that day and left it all on the stage. You could almost drop the mic because you felt like you were in your absolute best place. Giving to the audience what you came here to do as this, a woman with a powerful story, a powerful message.
Write down all of the details
Now I've just described for you one way that you might want to creatively visualize yourself on stage, but I want to invite you to take the time to do this for yourself, to write down all of the details too, even if you need to record it. Sometimes it's helpful for you to hear your voice, but to get really crystal clear. The more often you do this, the more details you add. See yourself in a brand new suit that you bought or this gorgeous dress or these new high heels shoes. See yourself in the morning putting on your makeup, preparing for it. I prepare for my speeches with theme music. I love my theme music and I have it on all morning. I do a really deep meditation and powerful prayer that I can be of the highest service and value to this audience and that someone will walk out of the room changed or moved or at least ready to take action. So I get really clear about my intentions for speaking that day. I also use crystals and essential oils and sometimes listen to a guided meditation.
See yourself on stage speaking
As part of my visualization, I see myself running through my morning routine, the day of my speaking engagement. I see myself getting into the car and driving over to the venue, preparing, really grounding myself and then going out on stage and delivering the best speech I can possibly give. And then stepping off stage and going to the back of the room and giving hugs and shaking hands and signing copies of my book. I run through the whole day in my mind. I want to encourage you to do that and to do it as often as you can. So that you have a mental picture of what it is that you want to manifest.
If you need some help with this, I do have a couple of resources that I want to share with you.
One of my favorite books is called Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain. My mother gave me a copy of this book when I was a young girl. This is a great book that teaches the power of your imagination to create what you want in your life.
The other book that I'd like to encourage you to pick up is Leveraging the Universe by Mike Dooley. It's also an awesome book. I want to share with you something that I thought was pretty powerful that Mike writes in his book about having power over our illusions. Our creative visualizations stem from the fact that our thoughts literally, eventually and unfailingly become the things and the events of our lives. Thoughts become things. It's the be all and the end all principle of living the life of your dreams by deliberately charting your course through the jungles of time and space. It is an undeniable fact that what we focus on expands so we may as well focus on something positive. As a speaker, why not use this time to get into creative visualization around manifesting your dreams of being on a stage, on impacting people's lives, on making a difference as a powerful speaker on stage.
You can do this right now in the comfort of your home so that when that day comes, you will have created it through your power of imagination, through your creative visualization. Because thoughts do become things, it will one day manifest for you.