13 Sep 2022

[11] Backward Review for Vivid Imagination

Today’s deep dive is on backwards visualizations.

Now this is a sequel to the ladder technique, and that with any sort of visualization, it is imperative that you can vividly imagine the state desired in your mind’s eye as you drift off to sleep, that for some this comes intuitively, but for others, this is a muscle requires training just like any other.

So, how do you optimally train this muscle?

Well, part of the answer is what I like to call backward visualizations.

Now the name is exactly what it sounds like.

You want to visualize yourself going about your day backwards.

So the goal is to at any point throughout your day, be able to close your eyes from the first person able to exactly replay the series of events that took place between where you are now and when you first open your eyes that morning.

And doing so is most definitely easier said than done.

Right now, try closing your eyes and replaying yourself from where you currently are.

Back to the next checkpoint.

Maybe I was going to the bathroom maybe that was opening YouTube or what have you.

Oftentimes, it’s when you were most present in your awareness.

So how do we get to the point of being able to visualize our days working backwards from the first person?

Well, first, it begins with being able to close your eyes and recall the events that took place in the day.

Personally, I found it to be useful.

When dawn has several points throughout the day.

So as an example, I wake up and I go about my morning routine.

And then as I begin my work, I close my eyes and replay my morning routine from where I currently am backwards until I wake up.

Now at first this may look like I’m sitting at my desk and then I was in the car.

I drove this route backwards.

But then I was in the garage and then I grabbed my bag.

I was packing my lunch filling my water.

I was brushing my teeth and putting on my pajamas.

And then I was getting out of bed all before simply opening my eyes for the first time and waking up.

With practice it will go from being able to turn a series of events into a seamless stream of events.

And for me personally, this began by visualizing myself going about my day from the third person, which is interesting if you think about it, but as time went on, I was able to more accurately visualize myself from the first person which is strange in the sense of as an example, try closing your eyes and visualizing yourself walking toward your body from directly in front of you.

It is not an easy task, but it is this that truly trains not only in your mind’s eye, but your attention and your focused attention at that.

Because when you’re performing a ladder technique, or any visualization, you want to remain focused on that visualization and not become distracted by external stimuli or internal sensations.

Again, that’s easier said than done.

So this is a practice that has helped me drastically improve upon the vividness of my visualizations.

I challenge you do it if you struggle with maintaining focus attention.

Also, I challenge those that wish to be more aware for longer periods of time throughout their days.

Because the more aware you are, the more present you are in your day, and the easier more vivid your backward visualization will feel.

Lastly, I challenge those that want to improve upon their visualizations for any state desired.

Give it a try throughout your day.

And keep note of what you’re focusing on during your nightly visualizations.

Is there a greater sense of clarity to it?

How do you feel before during and after?

Let me know in the comments below or in the spiritual discord.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you

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