In the previous posts, I showed you how to identify what you want in your vision, prioritize these things, put them into a , and then create a vision board. In this post I’ll show you how to turbo-charge that vision with a process developed 100 years ago by an incredibly wise man named Thomas Troward.
To start this process, first hand-write your vision on the first page of a coil-bound scribbler. You may want to keep a second copy of this first draft in a separate place. Then, each day, for thirty days, go through the following process at the best time of day for you (morning or evening):
- Read your vision to yourself.
- Close your eyes and relax. Breathe deeply and/or go into a meditative state if you practice meditation. Use your imagination to experience what it is like already having and living these goals that you just read. Step into the picture and fully experience the feelings and experience of already having all of this. Associate into the images into your mind’s eye (as opposed to seeing yourself living them – be in the picture), and experience it in vivid detail as if you’re already there, right now.
- Get a fresh piece of paper and rewrite (it’s very important to hand write these) your vision on the next sheet of the scribbler starting with:
“It is now <Date of future goal> and I am so happy and grateful now that…”. Add in any new details and feelings that you discovered in your visualization.
4. Rip out the sheet(s) with your old copy of your vision (from step 1) so that your new copy (the one you just wrote in step 3) is at the front of the scribbler.
Tomorrow, this new version will be what you read in step 1.
Once you’ve done this, let it go and get on with your life. There may be some first steps you need to take to move towards your vision. Take those steps, but otherwise let it all go.
In order to program your unconscious and super-conscious minds to create what you want, you need as detailed a picture as possible, and you want to be passionately involved with that picture. You need to be able to recall it in a heartbeat, as well as your excitement and certainty that it is already yours. By doing this every day for 1 month (and don’t beat yourself up for missing a day here or there), you accomplish all of these objectives.
By visualizing and rewriting it every day, you’ll see more and more detail in broader and broader contexts. What you write every day may be different, with different areas of focus from day to day, or you may simply develop more details of the same picture. Either way, it becomes more and more real to you. As you re-experience it day after day, your excitement and passion and belief that it is real will grow, which provide the fuel to program your minds.
By the end of the month your head will spin at how far you’ve moved towards realizing your vision.