It’s a common myth that we need to actually see something in front of us to believe it is actually possible to create or experience it. 

This is something that I discovered about 18 years ago, and it’s fascinating. The results are always better when I visualise whatever it is I want to experience first. 

Whether it’s knowing I’ll have to carry a heavy pack on an upcoming hike or something like learning a new language or passing an exam, I’ve cottoned on (after multiple prompts by many patient mentors!) that it’s possible to see the upcoming challenge or goal as if it’s happened already. 

And it’s not just seeing it – it also helps to feel it. 

For example, let’s say I’m working on completing a course I’m taking. I can imagine getting the certificate, and the feeling of completing it… 

…I can sense what it feels like to celebrate with my loved ones… 

…perhaps I’ll even have a special glass of kombucha and feel the bubbles popping in my throat with each sip… 

…I can smell and hear what’s around me at that time of celebration and feel the tingles of joy… 

…I can see in my mind’s eye what it looks like plus sense what it feels like. 

That’s how we create the feeling of what we want to achieve. Doing so propels us even more decidedly toward making it happen. 1 

I’d love to hear if you’ve had experience with visualising? 

Have fun ‘til I see you on this week’s #AliveWithFi 🙂

1In this practice of visualising our goals, “it’s vital that you picture them already being accomplished. You’ve purchased the new car, finished the novel or earned a promotion at work. […] Viewing a completed accomplishment is the difference between hoping for something to happen and using goal visualisation to actually manifest it.” how-to-focus/goal-visualization/

“Visualize Your Goals”, (n.d.)

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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