One time for a thumbnail. I was doing something like this. It was a video I was doing. Uh, actually, a collaboration with James Tripp and we did something like that on the thumbnail, and it was supposed to be along the lines of visual, auditory and kinesthetic and somebody commented down below. That was awful of you to use a Illuminati symbol and I was like. Oh, gee, I had no idea that I was using an Illuminati symbol, and I don’t care that was years ago. I think now that could be a Q. Anon symbol. I think I’ll just stick to like gang symbols. I think that’s safer these days. I get a lot of questions about visualization. I get people saying they can’t visualize or they have a lot of trouble visualizing and they they’re really stressed and really frustrated. Um, and want a solution to this. So that’s why I’m making this video and I’m gonna clear up a lot of that to visualize not to visualize. And what if you can’t visualize or what if you have trouble visualizing, we’re gonna handle that in this video, but before I get into that? If you find yourself liking this video, make sure you give it a thumbs up, and if you haven’t already subscribed to this channel. What are you waiting for? Make sure you hit that subscribe button and the bell. So you’ll be notified when I put new videos out. And if you’re a little impatient, you want to jump straight to the free stuff that I’m giving away on this video? Just check out that description right down below. You’ll see that there’s a link. Go ahead and click that link and get your hands on that free training. So how important is visualization? Well, let’s put it this way. You all visualize, even if you think that you don’t and even blind people visualize. I worked with a blind person, and he told me he could see colors and he could see lights. Now I’m not saying that all blind people visualize, but I would say, if even blind people, some visualize. You definitely visualize it another way that I can assure you that you definitely Visualize is if you’ve ever met a friend in a crowded place. Let’s say you had to go to an airport to pick up a friend and there’s lots of people at the airport. Well, how do you even know how to recognize your friend? If you don’t visualize now, think about this for a second if you are searching for a face in a crowded place, a familiar face and you don’t visualize and you have no no inner vision. How would you be able to connect with the face? How would you know that person was familiar to you? Especially among so many faces, you have to have an image inside your mind of that person’s face, and it’s probably sort of, like, a prototypical image. Now, what do I mean by that well? It might not be an exact moment when you saw this friend of yours and it like froze in your mind. It’s probably something that is kind of general, like maybe they have different looks and different appearances. We all do from time to time. We get different haircuts, or, you know, there’s different ways that we can look slightly different, so it’s kind of a generalized version image of the person’s face, and you’re scanning it along the the group of people. Now you probably don’t realize this because this is mostly unconscious, but if you stop to realize it for a moment, you can recognize this, and you’re actually scanning with that generalized image of your friends face along the crowd until you find a match and sometimes because it’s a generalized image. You see someone you go? Oh, oh, okay, no, it’s not my friend like for a second there. You sometimes think that you have recognized your friend, but it fits the description in your mind a little bit, but not quite, and then you realize no. Okay, that’s not, that’s not my friend. That’s how specific you are in visualizing, and I guarantee you any of you who think you cannot visualize well or that you don’t visualize it all you are able to do that. You are able to walk into a crowded place knowing who you’re looking for and find that person amongst a sea of many many faces. So that tells you you do indeed visualize why visualize? Why is this even important? You might be very auditory, and you might prefer to go with sounds or voices. You might be very kinesthetic, and you go more with tactile information or you might go more with proprioception how your body feels in time and space that is all valid. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. And, in fact, most people do have a preference one, we call a representational system or one sense that you tend to prefer just like what we tend to prefer either. Our right hand or our left hand. Same thing happens in our representational systems. Now I would say that in general, the majority of us are very visual, but there are plenty of auditory people and they really process the auditory. It doesn’t mean that they don’t visualize. It just means that they they prefer to process information through the auditory and then, like the same thing I mentioned with Kinesthetic. Now make sure we’re separating evaluative and emotional kinesthetic because a lot of people say. Oh, I’m so kinesthetic and what they’re really referring to is the emotional, evaluative kinesthetic which all of us are that’s? How we make any choice decision? Any of those things we have to folk? We have to access that evaluative, emotional feeling that says. Yes, I would rather chocolate than vanilla, or whatever your choice is. That’s emotional and evaluative. We all have that. We all do that, so you gotta. When you think kinesthetic, you gotta think tactile or proprioceptive visualization is so powerful because you can access so much information all at once. So think about it when you see a painting, you instantaneously see like seven to eight colors all at one time and you can process all of that information. Recognize it all at once. That’s really amazing, especially when you compare it to something like auditory. Which if you hear one voice, okay, that’s good I can. I can pay attention to one voice. Try paying attention to two voices at one time. Very, very difficult, but some people actually can do that. Try three voices, four voices, five voices as you go up, you just can’t process as much auditory information simultaneously, especially different auditory information simultaneously as you can process visual information that you see simultaneously and the same thing goes for tactile or proprioceptive information. It’s hard to touch more than three or four things and know what it is. You’re touching. In fact, it’s very difficult. If you touch like something soft on this finger, something hard on this finger, something warm on this finger that something cold on this finger, it’s really. It really gets difficult to be able to distinguish the differences between all of those different sensations. What visualization has above the others. Is that ability to recognize all of that information all at once? The other good thing about it is too. We think about this more more in terms of what we actually see externally, instead of our internal representations with visual information, we can see stuff from very far away with auditory information, we can hear something, and if we can’t see it, we can probably guess in the general direction where it is, but it’s not very precise, and you’d have to hear something multiple times before you could really get a sense of where that is now. Of course, some people are much more attuned auditorily and they can, they can tell exactly they can be more exact and more precise, and then the same thing about kinesthetic, if most things you’re judging and processing, you have to touch them. Well, if it’s something dangerous, and you have to touch it to know that it’s dangerous, It’s a little too late, So visual is very good at seeing things from quite a distance and being able to judge what you think about something from quite a ways away when you can only hear things, it’s less precise when you can only touch things if it’s dangerous, you’re a little too late, so you’re probably thinking more in terms of visualization to get what it is that you want and I think. Visualization is a little overhyped in that regard and at the same time, it’s absolutely necessary. Let’s talk about the over-hypedness of it visualization as it relates to this law of attraction, thing and the secret and all of that, there’s some truth to it, but there’s a lot of hype and just because you visualize something does not make it. Does that does not mean that it’s going to happen and actually, that’s a really good thing. I’ve visualized things that I certainly would not want to come. Uh, not I certainly wouldn’t want to materialize and we all do just by visualizing something alone is not going to suddenly make it arrive at your doorstep. That just does not happen. The idea of bringing something into your senses, and I wouldn’t just do it with visualization. I would do it with auditory and kinesthetic. It just makes it seem more real to you and so the more real something can seem to us the more possible it can seem and the more clarity we have and clarity will naturally draw you to something. So if you’re very if you have a very clear image of what it is, you want or a very clear image of yourself, which is what we use in the swish pattern. You have this clear image of the ideal self that you want to be. When you have an image like that, you’re naturally drawn to it, and you can even feel it in your body when you see something that you’re and it could just be an internal representation, your vision or an image of you the you you want to be the ideal you that you want to be. You will feel like there’s a natural pull in that direction. It actually feels like it’s kind of pulling you in. And that is what motivation is. So when you can clearly visualize what you value when you can clearly visualize what it is you want. You will feel that natural sort of pull to it if you can also hear it. If it has sound, it might bring that to the to another level of making. It seem even more real, and if you can touch it, then there again you’re bringing. In more information that makes it seem more real, so when you can do all these things for something that you want and you can practice this a little bit and then let it go let it slip into unconsciousness that image those feelings that the auditory information still stays in your unconscious and it’s almost like it acts like a guide sort of guiding you in that direction because you want it, and you know, you want it. And so you have that physical information you have that, uh, sensory-based information, which is very, very powerful that will draw you to it. That’s so much more powerful than just having sort of an intellectual understanding of what it is that you want, or if you have this sort of theoretical hypothetical idea of what it is that you want, but you don’t have a sense of how it shows up in, like real time and space. As something that you could see that you can hear that you could touch. You know, I’m not saying that you can’t get it it’s. Just it makes it so much more difficult, so why not bring in these modalities? These sensory-based modalities and get a real sense of what it is that you want and make it feel real to you, and that seems more possible and we really have to connect better connect dots between where we are now and what it is that we want in order to get. It can’t just theorize about it and hypothesize about it and think that it’s going to show up if there’s any confusion as to what it is that you want or lack of clarity, it definitely gets in your way. We are hardwired. At least unconsciously, we are hardwired to move away from things that are confusing or chaotic and to move toward clarity, so the more clarity you have about something that you want like showing up in your at least three of your five senses. It makes it so much easier to realize that to materialize that to manifest it to make it happen. So what if you’re one of those people who you say, okay. I hear everything you’re saying, damon. I agree with you. I must visualize, but I don’t have a sense of it. Help me out here, okay. Well, first of all. The first thing is is to presuppose. You know that you do, and I’ve already shown you that you do. Visualize, I assure you you do. If you presuppose it, then it makes it a lot easier, so just know it’s there. Okay, it’s like some of those puzzles that you see. You just don’t know the answer yet, but the answer is there. The answer is right in front of you. You just haven’t found it yet. So think about it that way and just relax, okay, That’s the other thing if you’re too. Uh, you know, I gotta find this. It’s gonna be so much harder, so relax. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself. Don’t stress about it. Breathe, and then just start asking yourself, okay, Well, if I were to imagine if I was to see an image of my mother or my brother or my sister, you know someone really familiar to what I see that image is there. It will pop up and so go with something easy at first and another thing that you can do to help you. Visualize is to look up slightly. When you look up. That’s where we normally visualize very visual. People tend to look up and they tend to speak very fast because they’re trying to keep up with their images. So if you look up slightly, and you breathe, but make sure you breathe more into your chest, not into your stomach. Breathe into your chest. Breathe a little more shallow, maybe slightly more rapidly, and that will make it easier for you to visualize. So make sure you keep your head slightly up your eyes slightly up and do it that way. Now here’s the other thing, too. I consider myself a visual person because I use visual information more than anything else, but I don’t see things like, in high definition with, like all these details and really bright. I don’t I don’t think I’m a great visualizer. I just use visualization more than anything else. But I’m not great at it like I don’t. It’s not so vivid to me. What I tell people is. I only see what I need to see and the same goes for you. You don’t need to see like the main thing that you need to see, plus all the background and all the details and all the people involved. You don’t need all that. You only need to see what you need to see. What is important for you to see and just see that and just focus on that. You don’t need to see all the you know, everything else. All of those details, it’s not necessary, so those are some really easy little things that you can do to add to visualization. I think the biggest part for most people is just relaxing and just not putting all the stress on themselves and to just know that the images are there. You know, they’re there. Just relax into it. And once you can access, you know easy. Things like people you’re familiar with like familiar faces. Then start going to the more the you know, the creative the creating the visualization based on your values of what it is that you want like really creating that vision and it doesn’t need to be detailed. In fact, I would recommend that Your visions are not very detailed. I think it’s better when they’re kind of vague because they can sort of fit any situation that you step into, and we also don’t know what the future holds, so we don’t want to have too detailed of a vision. We want it to be loose enough that it can adapt to whatever the future holds for us. So if you want to take this deeper, and you want to see how visualization combined with an NLP process can be super powerful, then you will want to learn the swish pattern. Now I’ve done multiple videos on the switch pattern. I have also included a link in the description. Right here down below. If you click that link, you will get access to a PDF of instructions. Free instructions on how to do the switch pattern. And, of course you can check out my videos on the switch pattern, which I’ll also link down here as well combine that PDF with the instructions that I give in the videos and create an awesome, ideal self image and you’ll you’ll really understand how powerful visualization can be. So check that out. If you like this video, make sure you give it a thumbs up. And if you haven’t already make sure you click that subscribe button and click the bell, so you’ll be notified when I put new videos out, which tends to be every Wednesday and every Saturday, but not always and last, but not least if you can think of a friend or a family member who would benefit from this video. Make sure you share it with them. Take care!