Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain is an interesting book. All the exercises in visualization are great, and I’m writing them down in my Planner Pad to remember them all. One in particular stood out to me today: the Ideal Scene.
Ideal Scene Exercise
- Take a sheet of paper. Think of one of your goals and write it on top.
- On the next line, write Ideal Scene.
- Describe the scene; Write down, in present tense, what your situation looks like with your goal achieved.
- At the bottom of the page, write “This or something better is now manifesting for me.”
- Sign your name.
- Visualize and bask in what you just wrote.
What is your Ideal Scene?
Life Painting: a painting showing the visual form of your ideal/dream life. Can be a scene, a montage of scenes, or any way your mind allows you to represent your ideal life.
I loved the idea of creating a life painting from the first moment I heard about it . Flash forward four years, five moves and endless hours of procrastination and I’ve finally completed it (above…the picture is horrendous I know. My camera is so old that my phone took the picture above and turned out ten times better!).
A life painting is a great way to visualize your dream life. First, your right brain creatively transforms a blank canvas into a masterpiece. Next, you get to visualize your dream life every time you look at it. It’s like magic in a paint tube.
How to begin creating your own life painting? Draw out a rough sketch on paper. Decide what’s important to you and your future life. Brainstorm ways to incorporate all these themes into your canvas.
And then get going! Even if it takes you years to finish, as it took me, time will go by anyway–you might as well spend some of it transforming your future.