Sunday, July 6, 2014
Visualization, Guided Imagery and Healing
Throughout the ages man has used his focused thoughts in attempts to better improve his plight, to affect change in the world, for healing purposes, to gain insight, to seemingly enter into realms outside of our limited physical experiences, to get closer to one's concept of God. In religious terms it is often called prayer. But traditional religious beliefs are not a prerequisite for the use of guided thoughts. Even psychopaths visualize their goals. Visualization can be used both positively and negatively, and it is and always has been.
Just as we accept gravity as a law without really understanding it, so may we accept or at least consider other universal concepts without completely understanding them. The transference of thoughts and energies from ourselves to others, even at a distance, may be seen as such. The idea that we are all connected, that we are all one in some way may be considered by some as an exercise in futility or self-deception but to dismiss our interconnectedness may be an exercise in self-deception in and of itself. Do we live in a multidimensional world where the laws of existence may be beyond our limited grasp? It does seem so.
In occult (meaning hidden) and esoteric philosophies, creative visualization and guided imagery are often called 'magic.' Since our language is so limited, that may as good a term as any even if the connotations are often misunderstood.
Having read and studied and practiced different forms of visualization and projection for many years I will say that in many instances the practices can work and can be confirmed. Still, I remain very ignorant and will not try to guide anyone in the hows. That is up to each individual and their inclinations towards these areas. Perhaps 'seek and you shall find' applies....with a healthy dose of focused discernment.
Anyway, what brought all this up was the report that Les Visible has had an accident, broken his hip and is in the hospital. In my own way I have been sending positive visualizations of healing to him and hope that others will do the same.
Not to stop there though. A daily ritual of good thoughts towards others in need and humanity as a whole perhaps may be one of the few things we all can do to affect positive change. It can't hurt if coming from an open heart.
Strive by Visible.