Writing for Visualisation
I am a talented writer, but only a couple of years after watching and reading The Secret did I ever think to use that talent to my advantage. A problem I found with trying to get “back on track” with my positive emotions using memories as “secret shifters” was that the good memories seemed to fade out when I was upset.
An idea finally came to me one morning when I was listening to The Secret on CD: whenever I experienced a particularly strong positive emotion, I would go home and write it all down. I immortalised the feeling on paper with what I was doing, the feelings it invoked. They were abstract things, for example, the feeling of sand between my toes on the beach or the taste a ice cream at a party. This really brought the feeling to life for me. Then I memorised my favourites, and repeated them to myself whenever I found myself in a bad place.