Creative Visualization as a Medium for Self Help
Kausar Bilal is a blogger currently residing in Lahore, Pakistan. Kausar friended me via Facebook and we are both members of the Authentic Blogger Group. She is an intelligent passionate woman, very vocal about the world she lives in, and an avid reader who shares book recommendations and reviews at her blog.
Kausar posted her book review of “Creative Visualization”, a book written by Shakti Gawain, author of several books in the field of personal development and one of the co-founders of New World Library Publishing Company. Gawain’s book is an international bestseller and was one of the first books sold by her company, which celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2012.
New World Library’s books are categorized as New Age. If you are not familiar with this book genre, think of it as Self-Help taken up a notch. New Age books are intended to encourage spirituality, individual consciousness, and personal growth. Their catalog includes materials on health and wellness, metaphysics, mythology, women’s interest, self-help, relationships and more. If you visit their website you will note the tagline reads: “Books That Change Lives“. They are dedicated to their mission.
Why does Kausar Recommend “Creative Visualization”?
In Kausar’s opinion, if your goals are mind clarification and realizing your dreams, Gawain’s book is practical and convincing. But she also believes praying can accomplish the same purposes. I agree.
But if you don’t believe in praying, then this book might be of value to you. The author says “Creative Visualization” is “magic”. It teaches you:
- relaxing and visualizing exercises,
- the best times to perform these exercises,
- how to motivate yourself, and
- most importantly how to achieve self-actualization.
Can Creative Visualization Fix My Brain?
Self-actualization? The first eight to ten years of my life I was just a goofy carefree kid. 🙂 I’m in my sixties now. Applying methods and techniques to enhance and improve creative thought processes and fix my brain has been ongoing therapy for me for the past fifty years. Through the years, I have personally gleaned many steps and procedures about learning and memory, cognitive processes, etc. mainly from psychology books. Plus, the world abounds with thousands of people who have developed their tried and true philosophy. They can tell you how to love who are you, where to find the road to peace, happiness, and well-being, and how to create your own rainbows.
“Creative Visualization” sounds like a worthwhile addition to anyone’s reading list. If you’re deciding whether or not to purchase this book, Kausar’s review of Gawain’s book would be very much appreciated. “Creative Visualization” can be purchased as an audiobook or CD if you don’t have time to read.