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Saturday, July 26, 2014

THE POWER AND PRINCIPLES OF CREATIVE VISUALIZATION

Creative visualization is a God-given method by which we are able to re-arrange our whole world with our thoughts, perceptions, and mental images...the power of visualization is based on the subconscious mind's inability to distinguish between reality and daydreaming...in Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount, He said that if you had fantasized about committing adultery with someone, that you had actually committed adultery with them (Matthew 5:28)...the point He was making wasn't about acts of adultery...we already know His approach to that subject ("Neither do I condemn you...")...no, the point is actually about the reality of the thought-life being equivalent to the reality of the manifested life...thoughts are things, and they not only create reality, the are reality...Einstein came along nearly 2,000 years later and proved that energy and mass are equal and interchangeable (e=mc2)...in dealing with the subconscious mind, thought is the energy and the outcome of that thought is the mass...if thinking about adultery actually makes someone an adulterer, then wouldn't it stand to reason that thinking about abundance, success and prosperity would make a person abundantly supplied, successful and prosperous?

Visualization is a technique by which we use our imagination to create what we desire in life...in the book of Genesis, we see that Jacob was very tuned into this...his dream of the stairway into heaven gave him a complete paradigm shift in his perception of everything, and what he learned from his success with putting the spotted and speckled rods in front of the cows to make them produce spotted and speckled calves in the 30th chapter of Genesis informed his prophetic understanding of Joseph's need for a coat of many colors...and once Joseph internalized the vision of the coat and what it represented, nothing could keep him from seeing his dreams fulfilled...no one could take the coat away from him because it was now a colorful mental reality...

William Blake called the human imagination the “Bosom of God”...whether you realize it or not, you've been using visualization on some level and to some degree on a regular basis your entire life...everything that you see around you in the material world started as an idea in somebody's mind, a visual image that someone somewhere then translated into reality...you could even say that they were able to make the word become flesh...that's why Mr. Einstein concluded that “imagination is more important than knowledge”...

Everything in the universe is made up of energy, the same energy that God released when He said, "Let there be light"...He visualized it all, and thus created it, as the Spirit "hovered over the face of the deep"...we are all energy, and everything around us is energy, energy that vibrates at different rates or frequencies...the density of mass determines the rate at which it vibrates...a thought is a very light form of energy and can therefore change very quickly and easily, whereas a boulder is a very dense form of energy that does not change easily...but if you've ever visited the Grand Canyon, or Rock City in Chattanooga, you know that the fine, light energy of water eventually changes hard rock in very dramatic ways...ultimately, water is much stronger than rock...in the same way, the thought life is much more powerful than the present physical condition...water triumphs over rock...thoughts triumph over the material world...

Don't be afraid to dream, even if the things you've already visualized haven't materialized exactly as you thought they should...believe in your dreams like you would believe in your own children, and hold on to them and protect them with your life...the visualization of a successfully completed project means it's done, just as though it has already happened ("He declares the end from the beginning", "He calls those things which are not as though they are")...use your powers of visualization to create the desired outcome...visualize the person you want to be...visualize the life you want to have...visualize the way you want this day to turn out...then detach yourself from micro-managing everything, and relax into letting the subconscious mind do what it does best, transforming thoughts into tangible reality...

5 comments:

  1. Anthoni Chris said...

    Thank you Jim this was a very good and enlightening midday devotion. now off to the library to make some things happen. Chris and Jim

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  2. Jeremy Lopez said...

    So very good!! Awesome!!! Yes!!

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  3. Jeremy Lopez said...

    I'm going to share this! You know, this is one of my favorite subjects Jim Swilley, love you!!

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