When focusing on how to manifest what you want, one of the most important things is having what I call a ‘full sensory visualisation’. Actually, I could more accurately call it a ‘full sensory internal representation’, as it needs to be more than just visual.
As you already know, you process the external world through 5 senses – you see, touch, smell, taste and hear things in order to understand your world. So it makes sense to ensure that when asking the Universe for what you want, you get really specific and accurate with how you would like to have the whole experience.
A key example of why this is so important is when you are making an affirmation. An affirmation is essentially an empowering and positive statement you say to yourself and about yourself in the present tense – as if it had already occurred e.g. “I am magnificent just the way I am.” As powerful as affirmations are, it’s important that you see them as only one element in what is actually going on internally for you. Think of an affirmation as your conscious self-talk whose purpose is to teach your automatic internal dialogue to be positive and focus on creating more of what you want.
If self talk is only one element, what are the other sensory factors to consider? Your internal experience also comprises the pictures you get in your mind, any sounds, feelings, plus (to a lesser degree) smells and tastes. These are all at play when creating what you focus on and thus your results. You see, what you focus on is what you will manifest – because this is where your energy goes!
So where is your focus? Think for a moment about turning your passion into a highly successful business and then pay attention to the pictures you get inside your mind. Are there any sounds you hear? Do any smells or tastes come to mind? What is your self talk? Finally, what inner feelings do you get when you think of this?
So the secret to full sensory visualisation when you set your goals is to pay attention to the following questions:
Will there be any tastes or smells that are important? (e.g. maybe your goal is to become an amazing chef or to work outside in nature).
Write all of this down and then go and create your vision boards accordingly!