One of the blocks to getting into visualization work is not knowing where to start. After closing our eyes, what do we do next?
You’ll always know what to do next if you pick a favorite image, an object, or a location you know well and always start there. Every session, start with your custom image. No-fuss, no delay in getting started, no wondering about what to do next. Watch this short but complete video on the specifics of starting with target images.
Anyone interested in imagination and visualization training will find The Queen’s Gambit, a short tv-series now on Netflix, an important watch. In episode one we see the main character, Beth, travel the hero’s journey. This is the journey we must follow to get into our unconscious, not just once, but every time we practice imagination and visualization work.
The Queen’s Gambit starts off with the main character, Beth Harmon, being sent to an orphanage after the sudden death of her mother. We see Beth struggling to understand her new life. One day, much like any other day for Beth, she is sent on an errand that will change her life by unlocking her great skill at a game she has never even seen before.
Video Table of Contents:
1 The Queen’s Gambit is a story of the hero’s journey 2 Beth Harmon’s hero’s journey is our journey to the unconscious 3 Descent of the hero to learning and to the unconscious 4 Treasure in the dark basement 5 Trials we must pass thru to get access to the treasure 6 Arrival of the invitation from the unconscious
This guidebook is the transcript of the Armchair Dreamer video on how-to-build A Comfortable Place visualization. But it includes more. I changed the text a bit by expanding it and I have included a chart or two. If you have time, see both.
You have two goals: 1. actually get started using visualization-imagination in your life, and 2. get good at these skills. Knowing WHEN to explore and practice these skills will get you off to a great start. The WHEN is probably not the when you expect. Give me 2 minutes and you will be ready to go.
This will be part of a large collection of visualizing instructional videos, guides, and checklists but here are the first 4 minutes. You will get a quick feel for why visualize and what are the major visualizing types.