Creating Visualizations: Adjusting the Focus of Your Inner Vision from Kathy Wilson
Kathy Wilson, a spiritual coach and channel for guidance, has given me permission to post this from her newsletter archives. Enjoy!
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Adjusting the Focus of Your Inner Vision
For his birthday this year, I gave my husband one of those “pocket” cameras so he could take pictures of all the things he sees when fishing or working in the mountains. He comes home and tells me about seeing beautiful, wonderful things, but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
My husband got more than just a camera. He’s also the lucky recipient of the wads of knowledge I learned from photography classes I took years ago, which I’m happy to share with him.
Many years ago I got into photography for a while and took some classes from an award-winning photojournalist. The things I learned in those classes sure opened the “aperture” of my mind about photography.
One of the things I learned was to look around the edges the viewfinder before taking the picture. This simple practice saves the picture-taker from the disappointment of discovering that important parts of the photo subject have been cut off.
The techniques used when taking pictures with a camera can be used to add emphasis and power to your visualizations for manifesting. For example:
Look around the edges of your vision to make sure you’ve got all of what you want in the picture and nothing of what you don’t want.
Make sure the focus is clear and sharp, not fuzzy and out-of-focus. All of it. If part of it seems out of focus, imagine using the depth of field technique so the entire vision is clear and sharp.
If the image is smallish, enlarge it to life-size… or even larger. Use your telephoto lens to bring it closer and make it as huge you possibly can and still see the entire thing.
Put yourself in the picture. If you want a car, see yourself in it. Maybe see yourself driving with the window down and your hair being blown by the wind. Every great photo has a subject, and in your vision that’s YOU!
Adjust the color. Your vision should be in color, not black and white or sepia. Full, brilliant color makes it more authentic and real. Adjust the colors until they’re rich, deep, full.
Adjust the brightness. Bring up the lighting a bit, especially if your vision is a bit shadowy or dark. Put a spotlight or floodlight on it. Shine the light on what you want!
Make it a movie. See yourself in action, having a grand time enjoying the thing you want to manifest.
Use contrast to make your subject “grab the eye”. If the subject of your vision is light, use a dark background to make it really stand out. Or vice versa.
Play with these photographic techniques during your visualization practices and have fun with them. Be creative! After all, that’s what manifesting is – creating!