Creative Mind Power – “Mental Rehearsal for Manifesting Reality”

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Many people have been taught the conventional process of creating actions plans as objective targets laid out in a bulleted fashion similar to a grocery list comprised only of abstract ideas. Abstract meaning that they are not created as actual “experiences”, but rather as ideas void of an actual experience. The most basic component to any “creative process” is a “vision” of what’s being created as the experience of creating it and a finished product or outcome as a material reality. Because of this left brained approach, implementation of a creative process can be difficult at best and not only fail to succeed, but seldom even gets off the ground. Most start with an elaborate planning phase, then, the process steadily fizzels as attempts are made to actually perform it and thereby produce it as a reality.

This is because the mind doesn’t create through abstract terms that are generic in nature or don’t have behavior and experience inherent in them, but rather through the imagination which takes an abstract idea and conceptualizes it into a living reality. This imagined reality “is” the path of implementation as behaviors necessary to create it that program the subconscious mind with an actual pattern to produce, both as the behavior necessary and the outer organization required to engage everyone else in a cooperative manner to co-produce the same outcome as a joint-reality.

While the left-brain organizes processes into a step-by-step process as generalized ideas, the right brain takes that idea and brings it to life as an actual experience as sensory enhancement that stimulates an emotional response, which amplifies and becomes a driving force behind the goal and provides the template as a form of pattern for the (whole) mind to use to produce an analogous reality. So any idea that you want to manifest as a reality, needs to be first created as a living reality in the imagination in order to create the template and pathway necessary to create it outwardly. This is easily done through creating a mental reality of an idea, where you play it out in your mind to produce it just the way you want it. You create a mental rehearsal as the means for actually doing it. The mental rehearsal as an imagined experience, provides the mental programming (pattern) as a directive for the subconscious mind, which produces all our natural behaviors and is necessary to create the goal through actions of some sort. You can only “do” what you can first imagine. We need to take the action plan as a strategic process and turn it into a vision as the actual reality of it.


Creating a Mental Rehearsal:

 Start with the goal as an outcome or actual reality, and list all the areas that achieving this goal will affect in your life or overall business.

 As you shape the goal by developing it, make it beneficial and have a positive influence on all other areas that achieving it will affect. You don’t want a goal in one area to produce a problem or bad affect in another area. Think this through until you have an idea that will benefit and be harmonious with all areas of your life or business.

 Think of your goal in terms of what it means or what experience it would produce when it’s a reality.

 Set the stage in your mind and create a scenario where you are “having” the experience of your goal as an actual outcome. You’re “in” the experience of it.

 What’s happening? Where are you at, and what are you doing? Who else (if anyone) is involved?

 What are you seeing?

 What are you hearing?

 What are you feeling?

 What are you smelling or tasting?

 What are you telling yourself about the experience? Reinforce and validate yourself.

 Notice what feeling-emotions you’re having, and if any are negative (fear, stress, anxiety, apprehension, etc.), exchange them for positive emotions (confidence, enthusiasm, excitement, joy, a sense of accomplishment, etc.). Make it compelling. Then intensify the positive feelings associated with the experience of doing or having it, anchoring that feeling in your body.

 Play it out in your mind until you have it just the way you want it. Then, repeat it several times until you can recall it perfectly. Create it as a form of memory with instant replay that produces a very positive state of mind through the experience of it. Feel a form of love for or towards it.

 Create an anchor as a word, image, or physical gesture (clap, snap of fingers, striking fist, etc.) that you associate to the experience as a form of memory that will serve as the activating mechanism for the experience as an instant state of mind.

In this way, you cultivate the state-of-mind necessary for acting out the process necessary for its creation. Always remember that what connects the beginning and the end as a process of creating, is the state of mind as the “type” of experience we have in achieving it. The feeling we have around an idea, and the attitude it creates in actually going through the motions to produce it, is the same feeling its accomplishment is going to give us. The idea simply serves as the means for expressing and creating the feeling associated with it, and acts to multiply and gives us more of the feeling associated with the idea. Every act is an attempt to acquire a feeling.

All goals need to be created in a way that elicits very positive feelings in regard to them. We have to enjoy the process we undergo in creating them. The type of energy that we put into an idea, is the same quality of energy we get out of it. Any goal that creates a process of suffering and struggle to create will simply give us more of that same feeling in order to maintain it once it’s created. Goals that are pursued out of love and that fill us with a sense of contribution and enthusiasm, will give us more of that same feeling once we’ve achieved them and in what then becomes necessary in order to maintain them. Don’t ever forget, that once you accomplish a goal . . . you have to maintain it. The paradigm as a mind-set that you create in order to achieve the goal, is the real goal itself!

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Educator, Mentor, Coach and Consultant for Creative Mind Development

The Art of Goal Setting – “Creating Resolutions that Work”

In gaining an understanding of how we manifest as a personal process that utilizes the willful use of our mind, we can create a new way of looking at an age old tradition of making a resolution as a means of consciously self-creating and imposing a desired direction on our life. Creating comes by choosing what you will create as apposed to just existing in the current pattern that’s running your life. In order to work within the laws of the mind, we need to transform it from the idea of a goal as a statement, to a well-formed outcome as an actual experience. By creating a goal as a holistic idea that embraces the psychology involved in creating, we can learn skills at working more proficiently with our “whole mind” instead of fragmented parts. While the language of the conscious mind is words as abstract and conveying only personal meaning, the language of the subconscious mind is feelings, emotions, images, impressions, and actual experiences. The subconscious mind which builds and maintains the body while also producing automatic behaviors, is programmed through imagining goals as actual experiences. While the conscious mind can be perceived as having the ability to “choose”, the subconscious mind can be thought of as the “will” that serves to act out the choice by producing the behavior of its fulfillment.

The other immediate mistake people make, is they set goals that are negative in nature, and then use the creative power of their mind to create the very thing they don’t want. The mind can’t process a negative command. It doesn’t work by forming mental impressions around what “not” to do, or of what you “don’t” want. It works by interjecting a suggestion as an idea that’s imagined as a reality in the mind, while forming feelings around it or in response to it that creates a pattern as an actual experience that serves as a program for the subconscious mind to produce as an outer experience that matches the internal experience. We first create inwardly what we want as an imagined reality, which becomes the template as a perceptual filter that forms our outer experience as a correspondence to the inner. A goal must be stated in positive terms. Not in terms of what you don’t want, but in terms of what you do want. You form the goal or wish into an actual reality as an outcome or as an actual experience.

For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds, then the mind has to picture the 20 pounds you want to lose. Keep in mind, anything we can lose, we can also find again. Because you are not providing it with an image of the desired result, it sees the 20 pounds and the meaning you give it (fat, ugly, unattractive, unhealthy, sloppy, etc.) as the reason you want to lose it, as the actual emotional reason for creating it. The negative command literally says, picture this, feel this way about what you’re picturing, and give me more of it as a means of making me feel the same way. The emotion we attach to the image, is also speaking in the language of the subconscious which it sees as a request for “more” as a pattern for fulfillment. This is why as soon as you profess the need to “diet” as a means of losing weight, you simultaneously form irresistible compulsions around eating more, or eating the things you say you want to “resist”. Behavior is emotionally driven and is how the subconscious mind creates. You don’t focus on the fat that you want to lose, but instead you create an idea of how you’ll look and feel when 20 pounds lighter. You imagine your body in the shape you want it, how you’ll look, how your clothes will fit, what you’ll be telling yourself about how you look and feel, what others will be saying, and so on. You create the desired outcome the goal is intended to produce as an actual reality. You imagine it “within” the experience of it.

When we use language to define a goal, it’s abstract in the sense that it doesn’t always have behavior attached to it. It doesn’t indicate an experience or the process necessary to achieve it. It’s not creative unless it serves to direct our behavior, that is to say, give the subconscious mind a pattern for producing the actual reality. Our mind creates by an understanding of how the conscious mind has the ability to direct and command the subconscious mind by giving it directives in its own language. Words as ideas must be transformed into feelings as imagined experience of the desired outcome and what you will feel as a result in order to give the subconscious mind an “experience” as a pattern for fulfillment. The mind works by creating a perceivable and therefore believable reality as a means of fulfillment by associating an experience to a desired feeling. In order to produce change, language must be converted into experience. We have to look at what the language indicates, see it as an analogy or symbolic of a desired feeling, and create the experience of it as an actual reality, then while holding this in mind, embellish it with strong emotions of desire, adoration, admiration, respect, honor, and so on, and allow these emotions as they escalate to form feelings of gratitude and appreciation which sets an expectation for them. What we expect and look for . . . we find and get.

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

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