Sometimes, it is even more beneficial if the image of your desire is in live action form. This is because live action films have more attraction to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind doesn’t differentiate between past, present or future. So if it is seeing a video film of something that you desire — for example, a video film of a holiday in the Swiss Alps, then it automatically assumes that what it is seeing is really happening. This is due to the fact that the subconscious mind does not have direct sensory inputs from the 5 senses all at once and it doesn’t have the logical & analytical capability of the conscious mind to determine what is real and what isn’t ( Demers). Now that you know this crucial loophole, you can put it to good use to create a ‘make believe’ life for your subconscious mind so that it can create that life for you.
There are plenty of visualisation videos available on YouTube
which you can use to stimulate your subconscious mind. You can
find my favourite visualisation video in the resources section at the end of this book. This is a video having positive affirmations along with matching visuals and soothing music, which together serve as a powerful tool for tuning your subconscious towards manifesting a better life for you. The stunning visuals and soothing music of this video keep the conscious mind occupied, while at the same time the positive affirmations and the visual equivalents of the affirmations continuously send messages to the subconscious mind of what it needs to believe as already existing and it will then try to create a matching reality for you.
While vision boards and videos are physical inducements which can start you off on the road to tuning your subconscious, gradually you want to also try adding mental visualisation to your toolkit. A mental visualisation is where you combine the images and visuals of vision boards & videos and then picture yourself in them, actually experiencing those things as if they were really happening to you. And if you could add some other aspects to the visualisation like sound, smell, taste, feel then the visualisation becomes even more powerful. This mental visualisation is what others call daydreaming, but if done well and done repeatedly this is what really helps in converting your dreams into reality as I unwittingly experienced in my life as mentioned in the beginning of this book.
If you are not getting the hang of the mental visualisation technique, you can take the aid of story telling to achieve a similar effect as that of mental visualisation. In story telling, you mentally tell yourself a story of what you want to experience, so here you are creating the backdrop of the life or event that you want and then you put yourself into it. An example would be you sitting in the lounge of the office where you are appearing for an interview and you would tell yourself a story – “In a few moments, the HR person would come and call me into the interview room. In the room there would be my future manager/s waiting for me eagerly. They would listen to me patiently and I would be able to impress them with my capabilities & convince them of my suitability for the job opening and they will offer me the job”.