“Visualisation is the act or an instance of visualising a technique involving focusing on positive mental images in order to achieve a particular goal that is similar to a visual perception.” – Dictionary.com
In 57 years, I have never experienced visualisation. It is also not something I will ever experience, because the creative part of my brain that is responsible for it, is extensively damaged. It is the reason I am not able to see things when I close my eyes, and the reason I don’t dream.
Instead, my senses are more heightened. I have a deep awareness of what I hear, smell, touch and feel. But generally how many of us are consciously aware or think about our senses in that way?
For those who can visualise, learning how to visualise, is a process. You learn to use your imagination consciously and unconsciously. Also, visualise what is happening inside of you in the moment, how are you feeling emotionally, mentally and physically.
Notice the parts of you that feel, what does it feel like? Continue to stay aware, take note and continue to be more mindful. In my own case not being able to visualise, means I am continually cut off from life. It is literally me living in my own little world.
Visualisation helps take away stress, it allows you to meditate. It also helps bring about peace and calm and allows for you to become more mindful.