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There are times when we resist initiating change in our lives. It’s not unusual to see the need for that change come up in our Imagery. Sometimes it appears as a symbol for a negative behavior pattern. Other times, the image is a clear picture of the behavior being acted out in a relationship, at our job, among family or even among strangers. The possibilities are as wide as are human behaviors.
Unpleasant feelings and body sensations may accompany this imagery and you may even want to pretend it didn’t occur. But these images are gifts for change and by reversing the image, you can clear the old and rejuvenate your life.
For example: Your aim is to make new friends but you’re shy. You have an image of yourself sitting on the sidelines at a party. You’re feeling anxious and you remain sitting alone. You may even see an image of a symbol that represents loneliness or shyness to you. By eliminating this image and replacing it with an image of a desired behavior, you become the change-agent of your life. This technique is called Reversing.
How To Reverse An Image
(1) Allow the undesirable image to complete itself. Be aware of your surroundings, emotions and any physical sensations you’re experiencing while in this image. Then breathe out one time and open your eyes.
(2) Close your eyes and breathe out three times. See this image again and using your left hand, imaginally sweep it from the lower right corner of your “imagery screen” up to the top left corner and off the screen until it’s no longer visible. Breathe out one time and open your eyes.
(3) Now see a new image that’s the opposite of the one you eliminated or that represents a more desirable alternative. Don’t get caught up in creating the image, but do see the image clearly. Close your eyes and breathe out three times. See your new image. Note any feelings (emotions) and physical sensations Breathe out one time and open your eyes.
Do this new Imagery for three days.
Note: The undesirable image may disappear quickly; however, if the image is stubborn know that all things are possible in Imagery and use whatever means your can to imaginally push the image up from the lower right corner and out the upper left corner of your imagery screen. If it remains after a few tries, don’t be discouraged. Try again in a while.
Change is as close as a new image. Happy Imaging.