Important: Visualizing Effectively and How Thought Works

Important: Visualizing Effectively and How Thought Works

From a reader:

Dear Ken,
I’ve enjoyed your book greatly, as well as the various interviews I could find of you.

Manifesting has worked for me in the past, often for “life situations” i.e. employment, marrying my wife and, I think, having our daughter, although those were, equally, cases of answered prayer.

Some dreams, such as being able to buy a house (I live in a country, Switzerland, where it’s not particularly easy) I’ve never been able to manifest – most non-ordinary material things in fact. I’ve read a lot of literature about manifesting, one of my favorite authors being Neville Goddard. Your book was one of the most original and interesting, with some unique corroboration of how the whole process may work.

About the Movie technique, it hasn’t been entirely clear to me whether, doing it, you’re supposed to “see” anything or not – because I can’t, I’m a very poor visualizer. Over time, my movie has turned into a dry recitation of the verbal clues of the scenario, which I’ve laid down on paper and know by heart. I’m not quite sure if I’m doing this right. I would appreciate any advice you may have.

All the best,


Hi J,
Thank you for your post and the good question.

First of all, I congratulate you for asking via prayers and manifesting. We are allowed and empowered to do so. Also, be aware of statements like, “I’m not good at this,” etc. Those are statements that create results.  How about something like, “This is something I would like to be better with.”

Your thoughts do create forms and concepts so it follows that a weak thought would have a weak result. Fortunately, that is not all there is to it.

For years I sent objects to Judy Goodman by my thoughts, sometimes with little effort on my part, but she saw them all materialize successfully. Here are a couple of keys to success.

Repetition will ‘build’ a thought. It’s like stacking bricks to build a larger object. Our thoughts create from in the unseen dimension around us and the more we repeat a singular idea, the more it builds. It begins as what looks like a wisp of vapor and with more repetition it takes on more of a solid, recognizable shape. Eventually this other-dimensional form will become very 3-dimensional, full color and it will manifest itself in our physical world.

This is is how a lot of what we think becomes our reality, it’s the repetition.

There is an additional way to make our thoughts more powerful and to do so efficiently: add one of the two great forces in existence, Love or Fear. Emotionally loaded thoughts are far more powerful and with the repetition you have the design for creation itself. That is a very big statement, but this is what our thoughts do. Keep in mind that worries are thoughts too and they are loaded with not love but fear.

Thoughts literally create things and they do so without judgement. In the book, the #2 of the 1,2,3 is about handling those worries and fears.

Now about your visualization. You don’t have to be a great visualizer because you have repetition, emotion and as a bonus, another great tool to help: the future. Imagine that what you seek has already happened. Put all this together and you have the #1 of Manifesting 1,2,3.

OK, perhaps you have trouble imagining how to obtain the better car. Here’s a couple of options. Imagine that in your future you are in your future where you in your car holding the steering wheel. The car is parked at home but you are so grateful to be holding that wheel. It feels great and you are so happy at how this worked out for you. There is very little detail involved, just the sterring wheel and gratitude. You don’t have to see anything. Just feel the wheel and the thankfulness.

If you choose to create a vacation in Barcelona then be specific and in a more detailed way, visualize the sights, smells and sounds there. Then add gratitude and repeat. Your thoughts will create either way.

Using your thoughts to create the future has the added advantage of freeing you from lot of visualization because you substitute observation instead. Keep in mind that what you seek has already happened, so forget about what is possible, your worthiness or any other limit you may have.

Here is a sample scenario to use. Imagine you are in your future, comfortably sitting in a chair. You can feel the chair you are sitting in, that’s easy. Breathe the air. You are breathing the air in your future… an interesting feeling. From here the sky is the limit and you don’t have to see anything at all.

If you desire perfect health, simply observe the very good health you have in the future sitting while comfortably in your chair. From here you can observe that you have less stress, that things are going smoothly financially, that you don’t feel lonely anymore, you are really happy, and so much more.

Creating with thought is truly one of our great gifts. If you find that one of your approaches is a bit stale then spice it up with a new sensation or switch to a simple observation after the fact. Instead of visualizing that you are sitting in Barcelona you are relaxing at home after the vacation and grateful for the experience of the beautiful sights those tasty tapas. What happy memories.

One way or the other, using visualization or not, your thoughts will be building the scenario of your focus and emotion.

Thank you for your helpful question, J. Let’s tune up our manifesting scenarios and point ourselves to happiness!


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  1. Thanks………I needed this!

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