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Creative Visualisation

15 Nov 2014

Creative Visualisation

Creative Visualisation

Shakti Gawain

How can I give this little book anything less than 5 bubbles when, through using its principles and techniques I’ve gained so much? Two brand new cars, a house and numerous other material possessions. I also managed to heal my broken arm in a week when doctors told me I’d need surgery to fix it.

The book was first published in 1979 and went through 7 printings until April 1985. As far as I know it predates the science of quantum physics so is completely free of the modern jargon which can inhibit understanding.


The first sentence in the book sums up the contents beautifully; ‘Creative visualisation is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life.’

The rest of the book describes how to do this with various exercises you can practice. As Shakti says, you’re already using these techniques to create your life anyway. You may be using them positively, negatively or completely unwittingly! The life you’re currently living will give you an indication. If you’re living a life of lack and struggle, then that’s probably what you’ve been thinking about. To turn things around you have to start thinking of how you’d like your life to be instead. Everything begins with a thought.

The book is divided into five parts:
1. The Basics of Creative Visualisation
2. Using Creative Visualisation
3. Meditations and Affirmations
4. Special Techniques
5. Living Creatively

Simple and easy

The things I like most about this book are its simplicity and its gentle approach. It’s an easy read and you don’t have to believe you can create a new car or a new house to get started. You can easily begin like I did with something small and easy. Read my article about using Creative Visualisation.

The book is made up of very short chapters, usually no more than 2 or 3 pages each which means its easy to put down, try the exercise or meditation, then pick it up and carry on. My copy is dog eared and stuck together with sellotape from use. This book is truly a classic and highly recommended.