This was the first thing I got started with.
Now I do it throughout the day all the time rather than a set ritual
(Well technically from ages 6-13 I wandered around 2-8 hours a day imagining being in and creating other worlds and acting out characters. I also drew comics, paintings, and illustrations from my imagination as a kid as well. So I probably got some good practice then. )
However after years of life wearing me out, and to busy in survival mode to ‘dream’ I had to relearn a lot of it.
It’s not necessarily ideal life, it’s just a hodge podge of what you want now, it could be ideal life but it doesn’t have to. You could also change your list/what you want every day/week/month etc, when ever what you want authentically shifts.
Yes things manifest over time.
Specific results manifest the quickest since using subs, and when I am not focused on anything specific, but just thinking about and feeling like the kind of person I want to be and generally feeling gratitude for my life now.
However stuff more specific to this practice has manifested over time.
For example: I’m now working on my own schedule when I want, and working from anywhere I want.
These were two things I visualized for a year before they came true (I am not in my ‘ideal’ situation per say but elements of the freedom I imagined are certainly becoming more and more present in my life.
Also technically, visualizing something specifically is not what leads to manifestation, it’s an element of it that contributes if the image elicits certain responses in you, but there could be an all day discussion/debate on that-
Obviously it’s up to you what to start with or try. Others may have exercises more suited to you.
I’ll plead this practices case though for the sake of it:
- It doesn’t have to be perfect
- You will mess up and not getting clearly in the beginning and that’s ok
- Just sitting in silence with a focus on yourself and your life is beneficial even if nothing else happens initially
- Even just feeling excited or happy about what you wrote down on your paper, is beneficial towards manifestation
- Writing things down clearly starts the process of seeing your own imagination clearly and is generally good for your own clarity as well.
- If you think you can’t do it, pretend that you can.
- I believe limiting beliefs around visualization effect inability to visualize much more than an actual lack of ability to visualize. (excluding persons with legitimate neurological conditions.)
- I imagine you know what you want, you can’t to some degree experience it in your imagination? How would you know you want it if not.
- Lastly, not to be too uncouth, if anyone here has every ‘imagined’ anything while fapping, you have the capacity to visualize, and probably well…sorry. It just takes the same willingness and consistency to practice elsewhere
- It’s like meditation in the sense that you don’t do it for the result, to become enlightened. Like you log in enough hours on a cushion and one day you’ll arrive. The practice itself is the goal, it’s an ‘infinite game’ so to speak, to be done for it’s own sake to experience the ‘frequency’ or ‘center’ of someone who has already made it.