Three modes of visualization
Most people have one dominant sense, usually tactile, visual, or auditory.
Tactile people tend to do best by imagining how energy feels to them.
Visual people tend to do best by imagining a visual representation of that feeling.
Auditory people tend to do best by imagining a sound that represents that feeling.
This section will guide you through creating a customized representation of energy using all three: Tactile, visual, and auditory. If one feels best to you, focus on that one. If one or two senses feel bad to work with, feel free to omit them. You’re developing a way to communicate with your unconscious mind, so trust what feels right to you.
Just remember that when I say visualize, I mean to imagine the visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and other attributes you’ve associated with energy.
And don’t worry about getting it perfect. You can always adjust your visualization later.
Creating your visualization
If you’ve felt energy, or sensations that might be energy, think about how that felt in your body. This is the language of your unconscious.
(If you haven’t felt energy, imagine how it might feel. Common experiences include tingling, pleasant pressure, and heat. Pick a sensation that speaks to you. You can always change it later.)
Think of a visual representation of that sensation. A few examples:
- Tingling as static electricity hopping over your skin
- Pressure as a mist pressing against your body
- Heat as a red glow inside your body
Those are just examples — there’s no one right visualization, so create one that feels most natural to you. You can always change it later.
Then think of a sound that might go with your visual. Does the static electricity crackle? Does the red glow hum? Or is your energy silent? Again, do whatever feels most natural to you.
As you do this, try to set aside TV and movies. We’ve all seen depictions of superheroes and anime characters building energy, and it can be easy to draw from those stories. But just as it’s unlikely that your unconscious represents energy the same way as mine does, it’s unlikely your unconscious represents energy the way that fictional story does. Instead, tune into yourself and your experience of energy, and see what emerges naturally for you.
That covers the three senses you’ll use for your visualization.