Would you like to train your mind’s eye?
Do you want to get more control over creating images in your mind?
If you want to exercise the eye of your mind — your ability to craft and control the images in your “Mental Theater“– keep on reading.
Because in this article, I’ll explain how to strengthen your imagination with a mind’s eye training exercise you can perform at bedtime.
Okay, I assume, you can already visualize. Yet, you lack clarity and control.
What’s more, maybe you can’t motivate yourself to sit down and practice your mind’s eye. Perhaps you find it’s too frustrating working with fickle images… or… your schedule is already bursting with other priorities.
Nonetheless, whenever you plunge into your virtual realm, you want to feast on the full HD-Experience… and not settle for its low-quality version. Because? The more realistic your mental adventure, the more forceful its effects.
Yeah, okay. So, how to get a vibrant mental vision?
When to Practice Your Mind’s Eye
The easiest way to hone your mental imagery skill is by training at night in bed.
It’s the time of the day when you’re ready to let go. You can relax deeply. Your physical world won’t interfere with your training sessions in your “mental dojo.”
And, full relaxation is precisely what you need to be successful. The more you’re able to let go, the easier it’ll be.
Here, the following routine helped me a great deal to create brilliant mind images. Every night before falling asleep, I’m looking forward to fooling around in my virtual sandbox. Why? Because it’s so incredibly rewarding. (Don’t even mention all the benefits of visualization)
The feeling of designing your private mind-world is electrifying. You take a stroll on your dream beach. Rejuvenate on a lush summer meadow. Or seek mental shelter in your sanctuary. You can decide. Whatever is best for your needs right now.
Without further ado, let’s get into the practical part here…
Your Mind’s Eye Training Exercise at Bedtime
So, how to start seeing pictures in your head that are more clear? Here’re the exact steps for this mind’s eye training routine. Make them your nightly ritual, and you’ll quickly reap the benefits.
01 – RELAX – When you go to bed, first, relax deeply using your favorite relaxation method. Personally, I enjoy this method:
Count down slowly from 50 to zero. With each breath, release tension from your body and welcome a deep physical relaxation.
(TIP: If you’re really struggling to let go and relax, check out Roger Elliot’s Body Scan Relaxation Hypnosis here — He’s a professional Hypnotherapist and guides you to a deep state of relaxation without conscious effort on your part.)
02 – ENTRY – Now that you’ve arrived at a comfortable level of relaxation, recall a place you have pleasant memories about. This could be your bedroom, a place at the beach, a garden, or the house you grew up in. (For me, it’s the house where I grew up in.)
See yourself, for example, in front of your house. Start by observing the general shapes of it. At first, your vision may be blurry and slightly unstable. But, don’t let that bother you. You’ll eventually perceive clear images.
03 – CLARITY-ZOOM – Pick one single object. One single point of focus (from your chosen environment) and literally zoom in. I want you to think about the object’s surface. I mean, all the little details you’d discover using a magnifying glass. (In fact, try imagining using one.)
If you see a table, you want to think about its wood-grain. If you observe glass, you’ll see reflections, dust, and fingerprints. If you’re standing on a meadow, magnify a leaf of grass and recognize the lines that run along its surface.
I, for example, zoom in to explore the texture of the white wall surrounding my house. I explore the white paint on it and how a paintbrush has imprinted his patterns on its surface.
04 – SENSES – Let’s add more information to your imagination using your other senses. For example, run your hands over the surfaces of whatever you imagine and feel the tickling sensation on your skin. Hear the brushing noise it makes. Maybe in your vision, you can smell the fragrance of flowers or the salty sea.
Enjoy the process and keep exploring. This process automatically switches you into high-clarity mode. (This was a major breakthrough to me!).
You may be saying you don’t remember how something looks like in detail. Well, then, try to fill in the gaps with your own imagination. With enough persistence and patience, your mind will assist you in doing so.
Make it a game. Keep it playful. Enjoy your adventures. Build your mental movie-muscle while casually, in a fun and entertaining way. The good thing is, the better your mind’s eye gets, the more you’ll enjoy using it.
In fact, the first time you see in ‘high-res’ feels like a door to a new world of possibilities just opened up.
With some practice… your clarity will explode… and… I think I don’t have to tell you how enjoyable and exciting this is.
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