Spotlight on Mind-Body Medicine

The Creative Visualization Workbook

The Creative Visualization Workbook by Shakti Gawain is a must read for all people who believe in the power of mind-body medicine and how it can be a successful component in your healing process. The following is an exerpt from Shakti Gawain’s groundbreaking work, originally published in the 1970’s. I recommend all my patients get a copy of this book and carry it around until you are using the power of meditation and visualization to change your thoughts away from the pain body patterns that are often prevalent in patients with chronic pain conditions.

The following is an excerpt from this great book and talks about visualization as a method for letting go of your pain. Imagine yourself as “pain-free” when it talks about something you would like to manifest into your own reality.

What To Do:

1. Sit or lie down comfortably, close your eyes and breathe deeply, slowly, and naturally. Gradually relax deeper and deeper.

2. Imagine something that you would like to manifest. Imagine that it has already happened. Picture it as clearly as possible in your mind.

3. Now in your mind’s eye surround your fantasy with a pink bubble; put your goal inside the bubble. Pink is the color vibration associated with the heart, and if this color vibration surrounds whatever you visualize, it will bring to you only that which is in perfect affinity with your being.

4. The fourth step is to let go of the bubble and imagine it floating off into the universe, still containing your vision.This symbolizes that you are emotionally ‘letting go’ of it. Now it is free to float around in the universe, attracting and gathering energy for its manifestation. There is nothing more that you need to do." …Shakti Gawain

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