You probably know that it’s almost impossible to manifest without emotions; we have talked a lot about how your thoughts alone aren’t enough to set the law of attraction in motion and make the universe respond to your wishes – if it was that way, then we would be able to create anything we want just by having a thought about it.
Why Emotions Are So Important for Manifesting?
Emotions give passion to your thoughts, making them “loud” enough to leave an impression. Imagine that you’re listening a lecture, and the lecturer doesn’t seem very passionate about what he’s talking about; imagine that you’re looking to buy a new car, and the salesmen keeps listing you the performances with boring voice and no facial expression. Would you be interested in buying that car, would you torture yourself to sit through the whole lecture? I know I wouldn’t.
It’s the same with the law of attraction: the universe is listening to what you’re saying, but if you’re not being very persuasive, it won’t pay much attention to your thoughts only – if you have nothing more to add to them, then they probably aren’t that important.
On the other hand, when your thoughts are screaming: “I’m powerful and I want to be materialized!”, then they deserve to be heard. Strong feelings are what make your thoughts powerful, and they will eventually decide on whether you’ll receive what you’ve asked for.
As we explained when we were talking about using visualization for manifesting, emotions play a crucial role in visualization of what you want to have/achieve. A visualization is only successful if it makes you feel, really feel the positive emotion – that’s when you know that you’re doing it right. An uninterested, unattached visualization is only a bit more than a simple mental image, a scenario that you play in your head – and as far as the law of attraction is concerned, you may be doing it just for fun.
How to Add Emotion to Your Visualization
We have already highlighted the steps to take while visualizing and described the whole process along with some examples. Following these steps, adding as many details as you can, and including all five senses, should be able to awake the feelings of happiness, fulfillment, peace, excitement – emotions that keep your visualization in a positive context (it’s very important that your emotions are positive – you may want to check our articles about how negative thoughts also manifest, and how even positive thoughts followed by a negative emotion won’t bring you the desired result).
Some people however have trouble adding emotion – it either isn’t very strong, or there’s no emotion at all. And it’s understandable that some visualizations will provoke emotions easier than others – it’s not the same if you’re visualizing a romantic scene, and visualizing to pass a test. Still, if you want to see success of your visualization, you have to find a way to make yourself feel.
Luckily, there are few things that you can do to help yourself get “emotional” about whatever uninspiring visualization you’re preparing to have. We’ll stick to the example of a student preparing an exam, but these can be applied to any visualization that you need help with, especially those related to the situations that you’re not particularly excited about, but that need to be done for some reason: an important, but annoying business meeting; fixing a plumbing issue in your home; dealing with loud neighbors. Yes, it’s usually the unpleasant things 🙂
- Revive a past success. An exam, again? No wonder you’re not inspired, or that you can’t find anything but the feelings of doubt and fear to attach to the visualization. Well, shift the perspective: you have passed a test before, so find that memory in your head and remember what it felt like – you were relieved, excited because you got a high score, proud of your success. Now use that feeling and apply it to the exam ahead of you: you’ve already passed it, and you’re feeling the same joy.
- Play music. You can see how this trick works in movies – music playing in the background of a scene gives a tone and emotion to the scene, making it happier, scarier, more tragic… Just play your favorite movie scene without the music, and you’ll clearly see the difference. Now, you can use that for your own visualization: find a piece of music with which you have positive associations in place – it really depends on your preferences, but it’s a good idea to stay away from anything with lyrics, because you may start to pay attention to the lyrics and get distracted. Play it in the background as you visualize.
- Record yourself being excited about it. You know how, when someone is really excited about something, his voice, his tone, the words he uses can be passed on to the person who listens to them, so that person gets excited as well? Here, you can do that with yourself: record yourself saying something like: “Boy, I’m so excited that I’ve passed this exam! I’m one step closer to graduating, this feels so great!” – well, do it as you’d really say it, this was just an example, and make it longer than this – say how you’re feeling, and why it’s good for you, what greater goal you have achieved. And say it in the present tense, as if it’s done. If you need to, you can write down a script.
Of course, the little tricks from above will only enhance the positive feelings that you already have for something that you’d enjoy doing or having. You can thank us later 🙂
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