Understand Your Brain to Use Visualization

VisualizeLet’s take a look at what happens in our brain when we visualize the future. There are two parts of our brain—the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious part of the brain is the part we are aware of; the conscious brain focuses on one thing at a time, whatever we think is important at the moment.

The subconscious brain doesn’t think this way. The subconscious brain sees a complete picture of everything happening all at once. The subconscious mind is aware of the input from all of your senses at every moment.

 

Your conscious brain…

  • The amount of information your conscious brain processes is about one-half of the one-millionth of one percent of the amount your subconscious brain processes.
  • For all its brilliance, the conscious brain has a major weakness—follow through.
  • The conscious brain is great at imagining things and thinking them through, but it’s next to useless when it comes to actually getting things done.
  • Your conscious brain is amazing at coming up with ideas, but useless when it comes to carrying them out because it is easily distracted.The average person changes focus every six to 10 seconds.
  • Goal-setting is something your conscious brain can do.

Your subconscious brain…

  • The subconscious brain can remember billions of things in perfect sequence, not only for minutes at a time, but for your lifetime. How often does it get distracted? Never.
  • Goal-attaining is something only your subconscious can do.

 

So, let me ask you, which part of your brain would want to trust and deliver on your dreams? The power is in your subconscious brain.

  1. Write any script you want and play that film out in your imagination. Your subconscious will watch it play out and think it’s real. The subconscious mind is a captive audience for the movies we play in our head.
  2. Realize a mere thought causes measurable biological changes—a scary movie can cause our hearts to race while a different image can evoke biological cues telling your body to relax.
  3. Combine the stories you are crafting about yourself with powerful emotions. A good story evokes powerful mental images and those images can create an emotional response that is stronger than what is really happening in our lives.
  4. Visualize your ideal life to reshape your perception of reality, and once that happens, reality conforms to that perception.

How effectively you are able to move an idea from your conscious (imagination) to your subconscious (belief/action) will determine your success. Visualization is the key to making this happen, because your subconscious mind doesn’t know that what you are visualizing is only in your imagination. Your life script visualized and acted upon can change the course of your life.

 

Comments

  1. Amazing stuff. Been looking for this information in this format for years.
    Thanks John.

    Brilliant work, You and Bob Proctor are my heros.

    Gina Hams

  2. Toby - law of attraction says:

    Great stuff. Thanks John.
    I would also suggest “dissolving” negative beliefs that exist within your Subconscious. A good practical way to do this is to use EFT.
    Affirmations alone, don’t work if you don’t believe in them while you’re saying them over and over again.
    You need to activate your belief, but it is very hard to do this if you have blocks within your subconscious mind. Remove blocks first.

    After removing your blocks, visualize your goal. Imagine that it already exists, and that it is utterly real. Ideally, you will experience an “emotion” while you are doing this. The “emotion” gives your visualization it’s “power”.

    http://www.beyond-the-law-of-attraction.org/universal-law-of-attraction.html

    • Completely agreed.
      VIsualizing goals is nothing if we have our subconscious mind blocked.
      Before “performing” goals by imagination and mind power, before removing blocks with the help of some stunning practices (like ETF, “Hoponopono”, Ireca methodology – I’m 4th level master- Yoga, Dream coaching (I’m starting to figure out my personal review of the importance of the sleep activity linked to a confident dreaming attitude), Theta Healing but not so much- I’m still 100% convinced of this model), first thing to achieve is AWARENESS.
      Starting from our inner feelings, feeling our body deeply, freedom our emotions, can leave mind and fly with the unconscious.
      Great life
      Nicoletta

  3. Great stuff. Thanks John.
    I would also suggest “dissolving” negative beliefs that exist within your Subconscious. A good practical way to do this is to use EFT.
    Affirmations alone, don’t work if you don’t believe in them while you’re saying them over and over again.
    You need to activate your belief, but it is very hard to do this if you have blocks within your subconscious mind. Remove blocks first.

    After removing your blocks, visualize your goal. Imagine that it already exists, and that it is utterly real. Ideally, you will experience an “emotion” while you are doing this. The “emotion” gives your visualization it’s “power”.

    http://www.beyond-the-law-of-attraction.org/universal-law-of-attraction.html

    • Ben Kiggs says:

      Toby, you are somewhat correct….

      Where saying affirmations consciously does have the problem of rejection by the conscious mind, using affirmations on a subconscious level does not have this problem. It is best practice to use a nightly affirmation device like a Awake2000 ThoughtDr to program your positive thought affirmations. When you recite your affirmations daily, your conscious mind will be more receptive to the affirmations because the affirmations are already a part of your subconscious mind through the nightly programming. It gives your affirmations the punch that daily affirmations alone does not do. Additionally, there is no tapping involved as there is with EFT. EFT is still done on a conscious level so the same situation is still present with the conscious mind’s ability to reject your positive intentions. I personally have never seen anything work better than the nightly affirmation devices. It is more than just a personal recorder, it has programmable scheduling options too which is what makes it work best. You could do yourself some better justice if you looked into how the process works. Daily affirmations can be a struggle, but when incorporated with nightly affirmation use, the results are faster.

      • Ben Kiggs says:

        Additionally,

        There is no such thing as blocks within the subconscious mind. They do not exist, the subconscious mind believes anything you tell it and does not have the ability to decipher right from wrong, negative from positive. This is what makes the subconscious mind so receptive to subliminal programming. The mind can be brainwashed for good or bad using the same course of action. This is the benefit of nightly affirmations, the conscious mind is submerged during sleep and does not interfere with anything. It has the ability to snap to attention when needed like if there is an emergency or summoned to awake like with an alarm clock. The subconscious mind is always awake and does not rest. It is what is responsible for maintaining the bodies vital operating functions, manifesting dreams, etc..

        Your mind is the most active while you sleep, this has been scientifically proven. The conscious mind plays such a minimal part in our lives. When all is said and done in the end though, you program your subconscious mind directly with positive thought intentions also known as positive affirmations. These affirmations embed themselves in your subconscious mind and assist the conscious mind with possible solutions to daily actions. When you recite your affirmations consciously throughout the day and you have been programming these same affirmations nightly, your conscious mind will no longer reject these thoughts because they are now already part of the subconscious mind.

        Of course it is a process, it is not an immediate fix, but creating lasting change and positive beliefs is easiest and fastest using this manner.

  4. Toby is somewhat correct….

    Where saying affirmations consciously does have the problem of rejection by the conscious mind, using affirmations on a subconscious level does not have this problem. It is best practice to use a nightly affirmation device like a Awake2000 ThoughtDr to program your positive thought affirmations. When you recite your affirmations daily, your conscious mind will be more receptive to the affirmations because the affirmations are already a part of your subconscious mind through the nightly programming. It gives your affirmations the punch that daily affirmations alone does not do. Additionally, there is no tapping involved as there is with EFT. EFT is still done on a conscious level so the same situation is still present with the conscious mind’s ability to reject your positive intentions. I personally have never seen anything work better than the nightly affirmation devices. It is more than just a personal recorder, it has programmable scheduling options too which is what makes it work best. You could do yourself some better justice if you looked into how the process works. Daily affirmations can be a struggle, but when incorporated with nightly affirmation use, the results are faster.

  5. Thats, amazing sir
    keep it up , to help us

  6. jaime casco says:

    this is an amazing stuff .. , i’m 62 years old , retired , been an ordinary mechanic all my life and only now i have access to informations such as this , maybe it’s past my time to try something new , but i’ll give it a try anyway , i might still be able to accomplish something within 38 years .. , thank you so much .

    jaime casco

  7. Lynette Allen says:

    I have tried to get a refund of $497. credited back to my credit card account but I have not received ANY response at all. I hope I have not been SCAMED. I have Multiple Sclerosis and I realized after reviewing the program Winning the Inner Game that I would not be able to participate in the program. Please contact me and let me know when I will be receiving my credit card refund that you promised. You took the money November 18th from my account $497.00. I have been trying since Nov. 20th to contact you but I have had no response. Please respond. Thank you.
    Lynette Allen

  8. Marilyn Ordoins says:

    Hi John this is very interesting I’ve never thought about quantum physics taking a part in my life . you gave me a lot to think about , i look forward to taking advantage of your generous offer , take care and thank you

  9. Saw the Video, loved it and want to do your program. Please send me the info/llinks to move forward with this.
    Fabulous….Blessings, Morganne

  10. Christopher Dunnells says:

    I was really excited to watch your webenar I watched alittle over half of it then a thing poped up for me to pay $497 Then it cut me off.I never got the impression it cost anything John.I just dont know what else to say.You should have mention the cost.Thanks for what you gave me.

  11. Tomasz Pawel Okruta says:

    Hi John, My name is Tomasz and I think that I heave the thing that you are talking about in yours Webinars.
    First of all I have to talk little bit about myself to convince you that I am the right person. When I was 6 years old I had my first seizure of ‘’epilepsy’’. (Some kind of a feeling that is very but very difficult to describe. Unfortunately at the time (1986), the technology such a MRI wasn’t available and my parents had to do something about it because my seizures became very bad .We visited hundreds of doctors in best hospitals in Poland but nobody was able to say what was my true problem. Some of the doctors were saying that I am afraid of school others weren’t sure If I was improvising or not. I am telling you all that time was some pain in the a.. ! Well I am not going to talk about it or writ a Biography. If you are interested about my case just give me a sign. I just will mention that those fillings of anxiety or being scared, I still have them. All I hope is that your Webinar is not some sort of a SCAM. Well if not I am sorry John. I am looking forward to it and sorry for my English. My Polish or French are better .

  12. Tomasz Pawel Okruta says:

    Well John Assaraf. I saw your recent Video and I think that my last act of kindness was contacting you. Then we can talk about kindness witch concerns whole my life. Life is about princips , money comes second. ( Once again sory for my English )

  13. Tomasz Pawel Okruta says:

    Is Tomaz Okruta writing here !

  14. Tomokruta says:

    I dont have negative beliefs that’s why I dont think your Webinar is a Scam . How about that John. If I am wrong would you mind teling me who won it. I hope is You.

  15. Dear John, i watched the web seminar and it was 100/100. you are providing true value to society. I admired when you said” you can do it buy yourself OR try my programme”.That was honesty..u r a great person. DO you know that in the deepest beta waves a person might feel as “selfless” entity. This resonates with the Buddhist teaching of Anatta/Non self. Everything is dependent in that way.. ( dependent co arising- Upanisa sutta )

    may u be well

  16. Hi John;

    I was about to purchase when I realized it is an online program which made me nervous cause I thought it was something that would come in the mail…what if it won’t work on my computer? lol I laugh at myself cause I’m not too knowledgable about how computers work. How does the program work online? Will I have to sit at my computer every time I use it? Or do I download it onto a disc? I would appreciate any feedback you can offer so I’ll feel at ease about purchasing this program thanks.

    Caroline

  17. andrew acevedo says:

    Hi John,
    In “cloning for success” you dream to fly in a figher pilot and discuss driving racing cars.

    I understand there is a gestation period, but did you end up doing that?

    regards

    Andrew

  18. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work.

  19. Brian Dooley says:

    I purchased your affirmation MP3. I play the affirmation each day.
    It has been about a year and I see a great change in my business.

    Thanking you,

    Brian Dooley, CPA, MBT

  20. Graham Cook says:

    the speed at which you are able to transform your life is amazing, i have been training for not long at all now and the difference i feel and see in my thoughts and drive to obtain for my family and i is very exciting. thank you John Assaraf

  21. Really working on this =) xo

  22. Ok my friend, that’s nothing new. Key is to find enough leverage to actually follow through UNTIL you succeed (also no new truth)

    My question: How many goals do you focus on? (yearly goals)
    3? 5? less or more?

    What’s the mind’s (conscious) limit for effective focus?

    Thank you for your insight,

    Jeff

  23. stacia roy says:

    Having grown up with a constant reminder by my parents of having no money , constant arguing and ultimately them divorcing over it I always tried to be different, now at 54 my financial clock had been set ,I followed this info and never realized the missing link, now I know…. My life will change and my clock has been reset…Thank you….

  24. Great Stuff John.

    It all makes sense. When you see people setting goals and not achieving them, there’s so much more to do rather than just writing them down on paper!

  25. Shai Golani says:

    this is very true, i saw that i have money from all over the world and look what happen:
    world banknotes

  26. Silverpound says:

    Thanks, this is a great overview!

  27. I bought( 23-Nov-2010) Winning the Inner Game of Money Invoice 11103524D
    andHaving It All Dual Products Invoice 11100843.
    Do I have to download those program?
    Thanks

  28. Tara Heiss says:

    I am using your series on money… but I cannot get the sound to come out the headphones. Can you help out with this ? That would be great…

  29. Sandeep pundge says:

    hi this is sandeep from india it is a great learning by our subconsious mind

  30. One of the greatest books I ever read on Creative Visualization and it works from my experiences by using it and works really fast ! Exciting to see new things which you created using the techniques in the book. What you work on materializes in ways one never imagined them coming to you! Creative Visualization by Dennings and Phillips.

  31. AnnKristin Eriksson says:

    That was the best I have read about visualisation.

  32. Kenneth Bell says:

    Dear john
    I have tryed a nunder of times to conect to you,you asked
    me [ HAVING IT ALL PROGRAM] TO BUY FROM YOU, the last e= mail you sent to me asking for comfirming pay pal. PAYPAL sent the money to you by your e=mail they sent the money to the addres you give and it was unregisted and they told me to cancel which i did
    I sill whant to buy the deluxe program Hving it all i sent £121.00 is this the right amout maybe that was the problem, so if you give me the right informatio i will send you your money please SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE PLEASE.

    KENNETH BELL
    THANK YOU

  33. John you are my superhero. I always get inspired by reading or hearing what you say.

  34. Thank you John! I realy did enjoy your informative writing.

  35. I love using my image maker (imagination)… ;o) gr8 post…ty!

  36. Honorstudent012 says:

    As above, so below, as below, so above. Let’s focus from the heart.

  37. living the lesson. much love.

  38. Vijay pawar says:

    thank you

  39. Elly Zhilyak says:

    I was wondering if you still had a link to your visionboard page that is mentioned in your book? It seems like it no longer exists.
    Thank you!

  40. John Curran says:

    Thanks for the insights John. The subconscious brain is very powerful and contains the keys to our success, as you point out in this article.

  41. This is killer chap… Love every word of the post… thanks so much… John Assaraf

  42. The content is Killer.. Every word and every bit of the information is goldmine.. THanks John for UNDERSTANDING the subconscious MIND.

  43. Anonymous says:

    AHA! SO I ONLY SEE IT FROM THE MY PERSPECTIVE (CONCIOUSE) NOW,,,,,,MY SUBCONCOUSE SEES  IT ALL = GOOD N BAD SO IF I FOCUS ON THE BIT I DONT WANT I GET IT,,EG WHEN I SEARCH A NAME INTO THE INTERNET I GET EVERYTHING SPELT WITH THAT WORD AND MORE,,,,,HMMMM1

  44. Thank you so much for this clearly explanation. It means freedom in creation. Everything we are getting in present, it’s because we visualized it preveously. Visualization with emotions and senses is such a great way of starting each day! It’s beyond great, each time we are visualizing something, it means that “this something” already exists because we are seeing it. If we see it, it was already created, it already exists. The subconscious mind is wonderful! 
    In 2007 I cried reading a book The Secret. It happened when I read how you got so thrilled discovering that you were living in the home that you picked up before as a picture for you vision board.  Successes later, it has keeping me inspired. Thank you Mr. John Assaraf. And thanks for all the people involved in marketing work because you make knowledge acessible. 

  45. “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.” I know I’m going to ask you for you, may not mean anything … but at this point in my life means to me Hope, Faith, Light, Brotherhood … One day you were in my situation and you shut down several doors. Today I ask you to close it to me. I have a project, I want to grow, I want to change the reality of those around me, and that is why I request your help to continue with my project Children’s Land. Returned to your account to lend me and if all goes to sleep, maybe twice. I believe in chains favors, today me, tomorrow for you or else you may have to achieve their dreams. I spend my account: Caja de Ahorros Banco Frances peso No. 853160155. I believe and trust in God and the universe conspire to make my dream come true … so we can get others to meet theirs. With Heart

  46. Pascale Blunier says:

    When you have bodypains, be aware of this principle as well! Being aware of it can change your pain instantly or won’t let the pain go…
    http://VivaPassionality.com

  47. Nataie Abrahm says:

    I am writing a real thing that happened to me when I was seven years old.
    at about six thirty one morning my two sisters were fighting for my fathers 45 pistol not knowing it was loaded. We were having breakfast as we lives on a cattle ranch we got up very early. we heard aloud cracking shot and knew it was a gun , my father always hung it up when he came home.my mother said oh my God , this made all of us follower her to the bedroom there we saw my eldest sister straddling my younger sister with the gun in her hand. my mother picked her up in her night dress and ran to the back door called to my father Tommy, Tommy crying bitterly and, and all I did was stare at her as she was shot through the left temple. there was no hospital or any doctor any where near, my father came took her from my mother and waited for her to die she lived a few seconds,and died. I felt nothing an continued to play.Why did I remember this story and what difference can it mean to me.

  48. Sachinkumarpatil says:

    HI THIS SACHINKUMAR PATIL FROM INDIA.
    THANK ING YOU TO GIVE GOOD & GOLDEN LESSON TO ALL OVER WOLRD….LOVE & REGARDS TO JOHN ASSARAF

  49. Mahesh phad says:

    Dear john sir thanks for giving this nice philosophical things i always await for your new publication ………..mahesh phad 9689852301 india

  50. Please do at Spanish

  51. Lvandersys says:

    Much to ponder and learn!  Thanks.

  52. Its so nicely explained.Thank You.. :-)

  53. Wow. This is the best explanation I have ever read about visualizing goals. Thanks!

  54. Macfolab says:

    Hi John, You are just a wonderful being. The first and last time i saw you was at “Platform” in Nigeria and you thougth me something from the Mar:-/ , ever since i have being longing to learn from you again, i was just blogging and i saw your name Euraka.. thank GOD! Conscious and subconscious mind is another eye openner, this is grate. I will read it again and again until it be come part of me. Nice blog. Best regards

  55. Akm_mejna says:

    It works fine for me, you need kind of half hour daily relaxing and enjoying your imagination for future. then your feeling will lead to planing/actions that will lead with time to get what you aim at least you start on the correct track.

  56. Kangfu Kuo says:

    Salvatore ferragamo   pas cher, 30 ~ 70% de rabais! Salvatore ferragamo chaussures!Bienvenue à notre Salvatore ferragamo en ligne, la spécialité de vendre 
    de Salvatore ferragamo Pas Cher style. inclure:ferragamo chaussures,ferragamo sac etc.Nous sommes à votre bon choix.site 
    web:http://www.ferragamochaussures.com/

  57. i ‘ve read yor book “Answer” in russian version ,so i just wanna say I achieved my main dream and now I ‘m grateful for Allah that your book appeared in Central Asia (i’m from Uzbekistan) ,so you Mr. Assaraf have a lot of admirers in my motherlland (now i live in the USA).Gorgeous !!!! Allah Bless you nd ur family

  58. Mollie Player says:

    I absolutely agree that the subconscious is extremely powerful, more powerful than the conscious brain. A lot of the stories we get on http://www.storiesandtruth.com about the law of attraction at work have to do with people just making their subconscious aware of what they really want. Then it works for them “behind the scenes” all the time! I think that’s what happened when I manifested more money . . .

  59. Siwale Stephen says:

    Waaau! I agree with the fact that when you visualize and attach what you are visualizing with emotion, you can achieve it. This is because with emotion attached, one will be forced to take action and action always yeild results. I have achieved things using this formular

    STEPHEN

  60. Hi John…is it possible you can give us the name or the CD with the nicest meditation?
    Thank you…I prefer buying a Cd than getting it from You tube…
    I appreciate your answer even if my question is a metter of myself…
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Hola John!! Te escribo desde Argentina. Hace tiempo que comencé a leer el libro El Secreto,realmente revoluciona toda nuestra mente y nuestra forma de ver nuestra vida. Con respecto a este artículo,es muy motivador e incita a realizar los ejercicios una y otra vez,y como bien dice usted a mejorarlos cada día. Se que tengo que perfeccionar mas mis visualizaciones,ya que desde que empecé a practicar noté cambios en mi vida,pero todavía estoy en busca de lo que considero mejor para mí. Felicidades y gracias por compartir su conocimiento!!

  62. patricia garvey says:

    want to learn more

  63. Dean Hyers says:

    John, it was great meeting you at Mike Koenig’s Digital Café webinar today!

  64. Abhishek_dwivedi65 says:

     Really right way to connect your thought with your action

  65. susana torres says:

    buenas tardes. yo vendo purificadores de agua y desde que empece a leer su libro,quiero aumentar mis ingresos, pero no encuentro a que categoria pertenecen dichos productos, yo los considero como servicio en el area de la salud porque mejoran la calidad de vida al tomar agua sin contaminantes, espero su respuesta muchas gracias

  66. I LIKE YOUR BOOK

  67. hello there john
    thank you so much for this wonderful teaching, when ever i receive your email i alway know that is time again for me to move forward
    you help me to believe in me, before i meet you my life was a not organized at all,i he’d my business for about 18 year and all this time i really don’t know what i really did i mean I’m very good in what i do for people i knew my business very well but i never made money for my self, i traveled a lot i meet so many people in so many countries and all this was mealy for business but again money was never there.
    last year i nearly lot every thing my home,my business.my,marriage and my friend and i didn’t know where i was going ,then read your emails then everything change, you learn me how to forces to feel and know the person in me, above all you learn me about how my Brian how it was working and today thinks are better I’m not yet there but with your help i know i well get there.
    thank you for your support, and i wish that i can have money so that i can get one of your programs.
    god bless carol mathebula

  68. Superb concept sir. I have already achieving great things due to your ideas and some other great people.
    I am truly grateful for your help.

  69. Great article John!!!
    In one sentence:We become what we think about.
    There is a great book by Dr.Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconcious Mind.
    It’s one of my favourites and i highly recommend it!!!
    Be always well and God bless you all!!!

Speak Your Mind

*