Visualization TipsFor the past month, I’ve been thinking about the question:

~How detailed do your visualizations need to be in order to be effective?~

My own personal experiences taught me that it doesn’t really matter–both detailed and general approaches work!

But very detailed visualizations can get sticky if they involve circumstances outside of the Self. I found this sentiment echoed by other people who shared their knowledge about visualization and manifesting.  Taking all of it together, it seemed that general might be the way to go. Being general allows more possibilities to complete your end result and keeps you from getting too attached to the details.

But the research I found on visualization surprised me–it seems to be more in favor of making visualizations detailed and specific.


Of course, the research I found was limited to visualizations that involve only the Self, such as visualizing a specific healing process, improving physical performance, or changing personal habits (like becoming more extroverted).

So taking all of this together, what is the best approach?

My conclusion:

Based on this information, it seems best to use very detailed and specific visualizations for your manifesting–just be sure to keep an open mind about how you will get your results without getting too attached to the details.  In the end, you ultimately want something like happiness, health, or love. Be careful not to lose sight of the end goal!

5 Visualization Tips

Here are 5 Visualization Tips for staying balanced, while making your visualizations detailed and specific. Go ahead and incorporate as many details as you can into your visualization, but use these tips to keep yourself from getting too attached to the outcome.

1)  After each visualization say:

This or something else now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways for the highest good of all concerned

~This is statement was taken from “Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain.

2)  Visualize the ideal situation you would like to manifest and then create an alternate situation that you would like just as much and be open to either one happening (or something else just as good happening!)

3)  After you have completed your visualization, watch the image float away and let it go. If you have set an intention, say it firmly, accept that it will come to pass, and don’t give it any more forcing, hoping, or worrying energy.

4)  After doing your detailed visualization, define your desired end result in general terms such as happiness, health, or love and stay committed to the end result rather than the detailed and specific version.

5)  Remember that the more attached you are to an outcome, the more you actually push it away.

If you missed the first three posts in this series, you can check them out via these links:

How Detailed Does Your Visualization Need to Be? Part 1

How Detailed Does Your Visualization Need to Be? Part II: What I’ve Learned From Others

How Detailed Does Your Visualization Need to Be? Part III: Proof That Visualization Works!

And also, this is a new post that was not part of the original series that expands on this topic: What are the exact steps for visualizing healing and change?

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