The first time I read and was truly interested in auto suggestion was through the book by Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich. This book had in spirit suggested that if you want to attain something in the physical realm, you first had to internally see yourself having obtained it at this very moment in time. And you do this by training your subconscious through auto suggestion to build faith in attaining it.
I thought this was an exceptional idea. But like most things, this thrilling concept to me, remained a theory in my head which I thought to be beautiful. Yet, things changed over the past two months. I decided to incorporate auto suggestion into my meditation sessions.
Auto suggestion through meditation is achieved through:
-Visualization in the first person
Whenever I meditate, I always try to evoke an emotion by firstly grounding- breathing slowly and visualizing my energy moving down into the ground and absorbing the earth`s energy- I then proceed by focusing on what I am feeling and how it is affecting me. This helps with channeling that emotion. Emotion plays a vital role in attracting and vibrating energies around us. It is what governs our reactions and responses in our daily routines, whether we are aware of it or not.
I often hear people say that whenever they meditate they end up falling asleep, and my response would be that, at least they can now avoid insomnia. The main ingredient with meditation is this, intention. You have to say to yourself that you are now ready to meditate for whatever duration you choose. Similar to going to the gym, if you have a gym goal and need to do cardio for 30 minutes, you have to intently do cardio for 30 minutes or else you will give up when your body gives up within less than that intended 30 minutes. This is the art of meditation.
Knowing what you want to attain also falls under intention. Thereby saying, before you embark on beginning with auto suggestion. Do you know what you want? This has to be a realistic goal- without greed or causing potential harm- you than may repeat it to yourself constantly. I will explain this further below.
Visualisation takes practice. I say this because, it is easy enough to visualize something in the third person but it takes time, patience and practice to visualize in the first person. Do not fall into the pit of also visualizing your goal on what other people think of you or how you want them to perceive you. Do this for you.
The above are my 3 key points of departure that I use during meditation, leading to my final stage which is gearing up for auto suggestion.
After you are relaxed and are grounded, breathing slowly and focusing on the now. Begin to see yourself- in the first person- having attained your goal or desire, pay attention to how having attained this goal or desire makes you feel. Then you can do one of two things: Speak to yourself repeatedly or record yourself and listen to it during meditation.
The first one is to repeatedly speak to yourself by saying “I AM___________” Not I want, or I need or I don’t want/need. Summon your desire by speaking to yourself as if it is there. The second is to record yourself prior your meditation session “I AM_________”. Once you have recorded yourself, place your affirmation on repeat and listen to yourself while breathing and visualizing yourself.
Feel free to ask me any further questions below.