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Psychic Yvonne

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Grounding

This is probably the most important visualization I can share with you and I would suggest anyone reading this to add grounding exercises to your daily routine. Being grounded helps on so many levels: it enables you to set boundaries, brings you closer to your inner self and helps you stay true to yourself. It also very effectively clears your mind when it’s too full of thoughts and worries and helps you get really present in the here and now. Being fully grounded means you have a strong foundation in life, which makes it a lot harder for difficult people and situations to knock you down. And as if all that wasn’t enough, it also energizes you with mother earth energy.

How?

The quick way to do a grounding exercise is to sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Bring your attention to your feet. Concentrate on the feeling of contact between your soles and the floor. Push your heels into the ground. Wriggle your toes a bit. Do this for about 30 seconds, preferably a couple of times during the day. This is a great way to get out of your head, relax and boost your grounding.
My tip for you: use this method right before meeting with a difficult person or before you have a conversation you’re nervous about, like a break-up or a job interview.

If you have more time or you feel like your grounding could use a little more work, use a longer version:

Rope
Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine a long, thick rope coming out of your tailbone and going all the way down to the center of the earth. At the center of the earth there is a big ring. Tie your rope to the ring so it is secure and taut. Take your time and come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

Tube
Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine a tube coming out of your tailbone and going all the way down to the center of the earth. Write your name and the date on the tube. With each inhale, you draw fresh earth energy up through the tube into your body. With each exhale, you let go of everything you don’t need anymore. Inhale: let the earth energy revive all the parts of your body, exhale: let all the old energy flow out of your body through the tube, dissolving into the center of the earth. Keep doing this until you feel you’re done, that you are filled only with good, fresh earth energy. Then make the tube really small and place it in the center of the earth. Close your tailbone with a cover. When you are done, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

Meet your Inner Child

This is a very powerful visualization for healing old pain and suffering. Most of us have experienced some negative feelings in our childhood, hardly any parent gets it right 100%. It could be anything from feeling our siblings got more attention, never being taken seriously or being criticized to not getting enough love or encouragement or having a parent that was abusive, aggressive, addicted or depressed. If we are still carrying around these old hurts, we keep looking at the people around us to provide us with the things we missed or to heal our old wounds. They are, however, unable to do that. It doesn’t matter how much they try or give, in the long run, it will never be enough. The only one who can heal these old wounds, is you. You probably couldn’t do much about the situation when you were a child, but you can now be the adult to your child and give yourself everything that you felt was missing from your childhood, everything you wish you had when you were a child. It is very important for this exercise that you keep in mind to ONLY be positive, loving and caring to your inner child. NO form of criticism, negativity or harsh words is allowed.
My tip for you: if you notice yourself craving love, attention, validation, appreciation, encouragement, etc. from people around you, do this exercise daily to give yourself what you crave from others.

How?

To make it easier to read, I’m going to write this visualization in the feminine form. Please feel free to modify as needed.
Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine being in a space where you feel safe and relaxed. It can be a room in your home, a garden, a forest, a meadow, anything that feels good to you. In front of you, you see yourself as a child. If she’s sad or crying, comfort her. Take your time. Tell her everything you missed hearing as a child. Tell her she´s beautiful, smart, funny, powerful and very important. Tell her you love her very much and that she never needs to feel afraid ever again, because you are here and you won’t let anything bad happen to her ever again. She will always be safe with you. Do something fun together, something you liked doing as a child, like reading a book, jumping rope, colouring, going off the slide, playing hide and seek, etc. Just have fun! Ask her if there is anything you can do for her to make her feel better. And ask her to let you know when she’s feeling bad and to communicate clearly with you, because you really want to hear her, but you’re not used to listening to her. When it feels okay to do so, say goodbye and promise her you will come back soon. When you are done, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

Cut the Rope

This visualization is very effective when you want to clear constricting emotional relationship energy. It’s especially helpful after a breakup, but it’s useful for any and all of your relationships, both personal and professional. The goal is not to break off a relationship, just to clear the negative emotional energy.
Imagine being tied with a rope to someone. When you are tied to another person and he or she takes a step backwards, you HAVE to take a step forward. When you’re not tied to him or her, you can decide to take a step forward. You can also decide to stay where you are. Or take a step backwards, whatever feels best for you. Because you are free. So cutting the emotional rope really benefits all of your relationships.
My tip for you: If you want to use this visualization for more than one person, do this visualization multiple times, each time with a different person in mind.

How?

Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine being in a space where you feel safe and relaxed. It can be a room in your home, a garden, a forest, a meadow, anything that feels good to you. See the person you have in mind standing in front of you. Look at the space between the two of you and see what is there. Is there a rope, a piece of yarn, a tube, a spiderweb…? Whatever it is, imagine taking a fitting implement like a pair of scissors, a knife, a saw, etc. and cutting it. When you are done, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

Give back a Box

Try this visualization if you feel burdened by some emotion from someone else, like a friend unburdening all of her emotional stuff to you, a boss getting mad at you for no good reason, a loved one worrying about something you actually feel fine about, etc. If you are still feeling all of those emotions after they are gone, or feel tension in your neck and/or shoulders, this visualization is a good way to give all those emotions back to them and to clean up your energy. Don’t feel bad for doing so, there is an important difference between being sympathetic, which is fine, and taking their stuff on your shoulders which is bad for you and doesn’t help them at all.

How?

Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine being in a space where you feel safe and relaxed. It can be a room in your home, a garden, a forest, a meadow, anything that feels good to you. See the person you have in mind standing in front of you. Place a box in front of them and say to them: “I now give back to you whatever is yours and not mine,” and put everything that is theirs in the box. When you’re done, give the box to them and walk away. Then, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

Take off a Backpack

This visualization is great to do when you feel tension in your shoulders and/or neck or when you feel overwhelmed or stressed. If there is a particular person who you feel causes all this stress in you, the visualization Give back a Box is very helpful. But sometimes we’re not sure where we got it all from, we just want to get rid of it. In that case, this visualization is perfect. It allows you to let go of the stress and tension and relax your body and mind. You can do this visualization when you’re in a train or a passenger in a car (don’t do this while driving yourself obviously), but you can also do it when sitting down somewhere.
My tip for you: Do this visualization a couple of times a day for the best effect.

How?

The quick way to do this exercise is to sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine having a backpack on your back. See if it has a colour and feel if it feels heavy or light, uncomfortable or good. Now imagine taking off the backpack and throwing it away. If you are on a train or a passenger in a car (don’t do this while driving yourself), you can throw it somewhere outside the train or car. If you’re sitting down somewhere, like in your home, throw it outside somewhere. Then, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

If you have more time or you feel like you’re carrying around a lot of stuff, use a longer version:
Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine yourself walking along a sunlit forest trail. The sun is shining through the trees, you hear birds chirping and you smell the clean forest air. It’s lovely and quiet. You are wearing a backpack. See if it has a colour, it it’s big or small and feel if it feels heavy or light, uncomfortable or good. You see a bench up ahead with a trash can next to it. You walk to the bench, take off your backpack and sit down. Open the backpack and take out everything that’s in the backpack. Take a look at each item you take out and decide if you want to keep it or if you want to throw it away. If you want to throw it away, put it in the trash can next to the bench. When you are done, put the things you want to keep back in the backpack, put it on your back and feel the difference in how that feels. Then, walk back up the forest trail. When you are done, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

Put someone on a Stage

Sometimes we can feel really angry, hostile, envious, irritable or vindictive towards a person. Even though it’s fine to feel what you feel, it’s not healthy to hang onto negative feelings for too long. That creates stress and tension in your body, blocking the healthy flow of energy. So you don’t let go of these feelings for them, you do it for yourself. If you feel ready to let all of the negative feelings go, this visualization helps you to do so.

How?

Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine being in a neutral space where you feel safe and relaxed. It can be in a garden, a forest, a meadow, anything that feels good to you. But preferably not in your home, because you don’t want to bring someone you feel negative feelings towards into your home. Imagine there is a stage and imagine that the person you have in mind is on that stage. Now imagine that person receiving everything you think they may really want, like admiration, love, appreciation, awards, money, applause, friends, a thriving company, a relationship, children, etc. When you are done, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

Close a Door, open a Door

If you feel stuck in a situation, this visualization helps you let go of the old and step into the new. You can use this exercise for anything you have trouble letting go or getting out of, for instance for a job that you don’t like, a relationship that’s not working anymore, a home where you don’t like living, etc. It’s also used by women who want to get pregnant but haven’t been able to yet and for pregnant women whose baby is overdue. The idea behind this visualization is that there may be unconscious fears, doubts and ideas that block the situation from changing.

How?

Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine being in a hallway with two doors. The door to your left is open, the door to your right is closed. Take a look at the room behind the left door and see what is there. It is the situation you want to leave behind. Be aware of how it’s making you feel. See if there is anything you want to take with you from this room. Then close the door. Now focus on the door on your right. You know that something new is waiting for you there, something you really want. Open the door and look at the new situation behind the right door. Step into the room. Ask yourself what changes this new situation would bring. How do you feel about that? What would stepping into this new situation mean for you, for your life, your family, your friends, your relationship, your work, etc.? What would your life look like if you would really take this step? Now decide if you want to stay in this room or if you want to go back into the hallway and stay there for a while longer. If you want to stay in the room, close the door behind you. If you want to go back to the hallway, keep the door open. When you are done, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.

Meet your spiritual Guide

Everyone is surrounded by spiritual guides that love, comfort, guide and help you. Usually, we are not aware of our spiritual guides. If you want to get to know your spiritual guide or want to get to know them better, this visualization is a great way to do so. You can also ask them a question. How to tell the difference between your mind and real contact with your spiritual guide? That’s easy: anything that is not loving or supportive is not your spiritual guide. These are beings of infinite love, they will never scare you or make you feel bad.

How?

Sit quietly and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Imagine a stairs in front of you. You calmly walk up the stairs. At the top of the stairs there is a door. Behind this door is your spiritual guide. Open the door and go inside. Meet your guide and ask what you would like to ask or just enjoy his or her company. When you’re done, thank your guide and leave the room. Then close the door and walk back downstairs. When you are done, come back to the here and now. Open your eyes. If you’re getting up, do so slowly and carefully. Drink some water.
My tip for you: You can also just ask for the name of your guide before you go to sleep. It may take a couple of nights for you to get to know the name, so don’t give up if it doesn’t work the first couple of nights.