New Imagery Prepares You For Christmas

Welcome to this beautiful season as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Infant Jesus.  This new Imagery series emphasizes how our Imagery is often reflected in our waking life as our waking life is reflected in our images. For example, you may see a child at play in your Imagery and within a few hours or days, see a child who reminds you of your image.  Make note of these experiences.   They are synchronicities and play a valuable role in making decisions in your waking life.  They also validate your images and build your confidence as an imager.

Let’s now review the special breathing used for Imagery.  You’ll read or hear the instruction “Close your eyes and breathe out three times.”  The emphasis is on the out-breath, which is a long slow exhalation through slightly open lips followed by a gentle in-breath.  After you complete the instructed number of breaths, usually one or three, return to your natural breathing.  At the end of each exercise you’ll be instructed to “breathe out one time and open your eyes.”  Then sit quietly for a few moments;   additional images may emerge in pictures, sounds, sensations in your body or emotions.  Stay with them as they play out in a few moments.   They’re part of the Imagery experience.   Then continue with the next exercise or return to your regular daily routine.

Note: “Less is more” for Imagery.  Resist any temptation to stay in your images for more than a minute or so.  Think of it as the opposite of meditation where the emphasis is on achieving duration.

Exercise One – Close your eyes and breathe out three times.  See, feel, sense and know how Christmas shines in peoples eyes days before the holiday arrives.  Stay calm and allow your images to emerge.  After a few moments, breathe out one time and open your eyes.  Remain still for a few moments before moving on to the next Imagery exercise.

Exercise Two – Close your eyes and breathe out three times.  See, feel and sense yourself glancing at a happy child. Know how this child represents the innocent joy we celebrate at Jesus birth.  After a few moments breathe out one time and open your eyes.  Remain still for a few minutes then move on to the next exercise or go back to your daily routine.

Exercise Three – Close your eyes and breathe out three times.  See, feel and sense yourself glancing at a person standing reverently before a Christmas Creche.  Know how you’re seeing a demonstrate of faith.  After a few moments, breathe out one time and open your eyes.  Remain still for a few minutes then move on to the next exercise or go back to your daily routine.

Exercise Four – Close your eyes and breathe out three times.  See, feel, sense and know yourself glancing at someone engaged in an act of kindness.  Know how you’re witnessing the kindness of Jesus.  After a few moments breathe out one time and open your eyes.  Remain still for a few moments, then move on to the next exercise or go back to your daily routine.

Exercise Five – Close your eyes and breathe out three times.  See, feel and sense yourself glancing at your ideal Santa.  Know how you’re witnessing Jesus mirth and generosity.  After a few moments, breathe out one time and open your eyes.  Remain still for a few moments, then move on to the next exercise or go back to your daily routine.

Exercise Six – Close your eyes and breathe out three times.  Feel, sense and see yourself glancing into a mirror. Know you’re seeing the image and likeness of God, a gift of his everlasting love.  Wait a long moment, breathe out one time and open your eyes.  Remain still for a few moments, then move on to the next exercise or go back to your daily routine.

During these days watch for events that recall your imagery during waking life and, if possible write them down.  These may be synchronicities.  You’ll find a blog about synchronicities  listed in the index.

Have a beautiful holiday season.

Blessings, Barbara

About Barbara Fedoroff

I'm a blogger and editor presenting time-tested tools for self-awareness. The blog teaches techniques for identifying synchronicities to inform decision-making and the use of Imagery to change beliefs no longer beneficial. Certified by the American Institute for Mental Imagery and co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery, I've been able to record many of the Imagery exercises of Mme. Colette Aboulker Muscat in blogs so you can experience the power of Imagery in your own home. My specialty is editing info written by professionals in fields often speaking their own "language," making it understood by a broader audience. My home is in the Poconos, and we enjoy family vacations at OBX N.C. Look forward to feedback after you preview the blog. Find me on LinkedIn as barbfed@ptd.net and Instagram as bfedoroff1
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