Meditation Articles Series
The Feeling State
In June, Fragrant Heart presented a free guided visualization called “Bringing about what you Desire”. This visualization emphasized that it is the feeling state that we most desire when we think about what we would like, for example, a new car, or a new home. Everything I read about manifesting what you want now emphasizes the feeling state. In the example of wanting a new home you visualize already seeing yourself in your new home, and you visualize yourself filled with joy, excitement and happiness. Research backs this up. The brain will light up in the same areas if a person imagines something that gives them joy, just as much as if they actually have what they desire.
Then I came upon a book written in the early part of the 20th Century by Wallace D. Wattles. It’s called “The Science of Getting Rich.”
Here is what he says about bringing about what you desire.
“You must know what you want and be definite. You must make a coherent statement…”
“The more clear and definite you make your picture, and the more you dwell upon it, the stronger your desire will be. And the stronger your desire, the easier it will be to hold your mind fixed upon the picture of what you want.”
“Behind your clear vision must be the purpose to realize it, to bring it out in tangible expression. And, behind this purpose must be an invincible and unwavering faith that the thing is already yours – that it is at hand and you only have to take possession of it. For example, live in the new house mentally until it takes form around you physically. In the mental realm, enter at once into full enjoyment of the things you want.”
The last sentence I made bold to convey to you that it is again the feeling state that you create to bring about what you desire.
These days there’s a huge movement world wide of manifesting what you want.
Consider using guided visualization to bring about the feeling state in day-to-day living. Most of us at times become overwhelmed with emotions that are destabilizing and can create turmoil around us. When for example, you are feeling really angry, first of all accept and allow that feeling state. Be with the feelings and observe them. Pay attention to how you are breathing. Sooner or later the feelings will pass. However, they can be triggered again so they are not usually resolved. Why not experiment with visualizing yourself in another feeling state, that of joy, happiness, contentment and love. As you continue to go about your day be aware of the changed feeling state in your body. Be aware of how this affects others around you in a positive way.