Your Life's Vision
By Larry DeRusha
As the new year begins, it is always a good idea to take a
look at your life's vision to decide if you are on-track or
not. When I say life's vision I mean the vision your soul
has for your life. If you haven't taken the time to vision,
I'll give you a technique to accomplish it. If you have
your vision already use this technique to re-energizing it.
Let's make a distinction between visioning and
visualization, which I call imagining.
This process is to visualize some thing or situation using
your imagination. Perhaps you want a new job. Let's use
the desire for a new job and the process as a demonstration.
1. Sit quietly in a place where it is comfortable. This
place should be relatively dark and quiet so your senses
will not engage in the outer world so easily. Then as you
are sitting take a deep breath and let out all the air.
Now breathe normally and close your eyes. Allow you
awareness to focus on your breath. If your mind is busy
thinking of all kinds of things you may want to chant - use
the word "relax". Just repeat it over and over until your
mind is quiet your breathing steady.
2. Next, imagine yourself in this new position/job.
3. Imagine all of the detail in this picture. Look around
in your mind's eye picture and notice the detail. Notice
colors, what if anything is being said what it feels like.
If this is a still picture see if you can turn it into a
4. Once you have this picture and detail the next critical
step is to experience what it feels like when you are
working in this new position. To do this look at the
picture/movie and notice how wonderful or fulfilling it
feels. Notice this in your body right now as if the
experience is actually happening.
By combining what you see hear and what you feel in your
imagination, you present to the mind a circumstance-a mold
into which the universe pours reality. Imagining is very
important to the creation process. Being able to imagine
what it is you want to create is a necessary part of
conscious creation. You may want to practice this several
times. I sat for two weeks on and off doing this process
until I just couldn't any more. The results showed up
within two weeks.
There are several cautions. If you have doubt about the
circumstance you are imagining you are actually impeding
its creation. The more doubt, the less likely the creation
will take place. The reason why you create what you have
always had is you have faith in what you have already
created and believe it to be your truth. The second caution
is not to expect too short a time frame. It will happen
whenever you have fully accepted your desire as true of
your life. The time it takes to clear your doubts is the
amount of time that will pass before you experience what
you wish to create. Practice this process daily to chip
away at your resistance to having what you desire.
Unlike imaging, visioning is a function of the intuitive
mind. It allows you to tap into your soul and "see" your
future. Visioning is sitting in the silence of meditation
and allowing yourself (ego) to dissolve into the something
beyond the conscious mind and beyond the Local Story to the
Greater Story. It is from this place that you can "see"
your life and how it unfolds for the highest good. This
gives your life a reference point to determine if you are
When I first visioned my life, I sat in a quiet place
where I wouldn't be disturbed for at least three hours.
This would give me time to quiet my conscious mind and move
into the silence. Some people take longer and some less
time to accomplish this same thing. When I sat and found
the silence I saw parts of a movie playing. The overall
theme was helping people to find deeper meaning in their
lives and to use my intuition to open people to their
If you haven't captured your life's vision yet, begin by
taking this question into meditation: "What is the highest
good that I can allow to come through me?" This question
can open the door as you move into a deeper, more relaxed
meditative state. If the vision doesn't come the first
time you sit - try again. It may take several sittings.
Few of us have cultivated our intuitive powers. Is it any
wonder then why the first time or two or three we come up
Furthermore, your purpose in this life can be more readily
understood when you catch your life's vision. This vision
is the "internal picturing" of your purpose unfolding-the
reason why you exist. When you create a life plan or
blueprint for your life part of the plan must be to vision
your life. Take the time to catch the vision of your life
and watch the miracles happen.
About The Author
Larry DeRusha is Chairman of CSBN, a TV network for the
self-directed spiritual seeker. Finding your life purpose
is one of the themes of his program, The Roar From Within -
Your Destiny Calls.