I must be doing something wrong... After reading a book entitled 'The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire' by Deepak Chopra, I excitedly descended the steps to my dungeonous basement gym to put what I had learned from Deepak into practice. Of course I meditated, and visualized myself dead-lifting 1,200 lbs. from the floor, beforehand...but I failed.
Maybe it was because I cheated a bit, but not intentionally, by only loading the bar with about 900 lbs; that's all the weight I have down there...See, I don't know exactly how much weight I was trying to lift, I had to estimate. The bar and plates added up to 835, but the chain I draped around my neck and the two cinder-blocks that I slipped over the ends of the bar didn't have the weight stamped anywhere on them...!?!?!? The way I figure it, it was about 900 pounds or so.
Yeah...that must be it...the great universal mind scoffed at me for under-cutting my desire by a few hundred lbs. and immediately doomed my effort. I had not an iota of spontaneous fulfillment at all...I swear that I even heard the bar and plates laugh at me...loud too...bellowing deep, and throaty like Tony Robbins...You know that guy; the life-coach guru we never see on T.V. anymore? Whatever happened to him anyway? He's still on YouTube...maybe I should try and give him a call. I bet he knows why I failed...
Anyway, talking about YouTube, I saw some interesting clips about spontaneous fulfillment; how to access superconsciousness...maybe I'll give that a try? It's really neat. They show you a spinning image of colorful lights in a quantum-like pattern, while a sexy female voice leads you into a deep trance...When you come out of it, you're supposed to be able to tap into universal, superpowers of sorts. I had a friend who tried it and won the Lottery the next day, but he died crossing the street. I don't want to die though...I don't want to win the Lottery, I just want to lift 1,200 pounds off the floor...nothing greedy...
Hey...I'm gonna go watch that video on YouTube; I'll let you know how things worked out with the weights, if I don't die like my friend did. Have a nice Thanksgiving in the meanwhile...Ya know...I must have done something wrong...Oh well...See ya.
60Plus Has authored numerous inspirational, health and fitness articles for a variety of publications over the years. Here is one that may help break the barriers to growth for you, by expanding your mind to greater possibilities.
Creative visualization, is related to a meditation practice. Another analogy might be that it is a controlled, creative, daydream with a focus placed upon the acquisition of a selected goal. Imagination is used to create a scenario in which you actually envision having achieved a targeted desire. Thoughts are a form of energy, and it is energy which must be available to create form. Energy to form is not a complex thing to understand. We all know that an artist uses energy to carve a work of art from a block of stone. The resulting shape is directly linked to the artist's pre-conception of what he or she envisions as a thought; the artist has an exciting, energized thought, then mentally develops it, through to completion by the hand. The final rendered form, was derived from a creative visualization. In the same way the artist creates, so do we. Most of the daily creation we perform is fairly mundane and not given much attention. Creating a baloney sandwich may be simple and routine yet, quite a bit of thought and energy went into it. First, you had a hunger thought, went to the kitchen, selected all the ingredients you needed, then slapped it all together. All along, your thoughts directed you through to completion. Before you were able to create that baloney sandwich, you were long involved in many thought processes along the way. Thought and action that you took in the past, culminated with you having all the ingredients at hand to create the sandwich. By applying the same principles to larger or greater desires, with purpose creative visualization is a remarkably effective tool. A simple method of practice would be for you to get yourself seated in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and relax. The intent is to bring your mind into a serene, clear and open state. Clean your mind of all bothersome thoughts. Do not wrestle with these thoughts ease them out in the same way they managed to easily penetrate your peacefulness. Fighting with disturbing thoughts, will bring you into a disruptive frame of mind, distracting you from your initial intention. Once relaxed, begin to form images of a place that you consider ideal. It can be a place that you favor being at, like the beach, the woods or any other place where through past experience, you have found great comfort. After bringing that dreamscape into your consciousness, you then begin to create the image of yourself in the form of your desires. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your body, for instance, change it, see yourself as the beautiful, healthy and happy person that you are. There is nothing in this dream which cannot come true. There is nothing that you cannot manifest eventually into reality. Rather than forming images in your mind of what it is you wish you had see yourself as having it. Bask in the glory of it all experience the new feelings that come up inside of you. Your problems have all dissipated. They have gone up in a swirling, mist to the universe. There, they will be washed clean they will become new things of strength and returned to you or released into the deepest cosmos.
Of course this is your dream so, you may shape it into any form you desire. Practice these mental exercises for any goal you set for yourself and perform them as often as you wish. A bit of supernatural inclusions is not a bad idea either. You can envision the air going in and out of your lungs as divine energy, emanating from golden clouds above you. Angels might be helping to move you along with gentle puffs of breath. Be as creative as you like. The time and place you choose to repeat this creative process does not much matter. You can do it while you are riding the train or bus to work but, I don't advise you to do it while driving you don't want to have a creative crash into a fire hydrant. People use this process to achieve promotions at work or, to better their working environment, create more wealth, a larger home and so much more. Simple or easily obtainable goals are quickly achieved, with others perhaps taking more time. You may not see results overnight but, you'll be amazed at how soon the positive changes take place in you life. Creative visualization will not only serve to keep you motivated with the eye on the prize it will actually help you to subconsciously work towards your goal by having it burned into your psyche.