The Law of Visualization
Eric Butterworth reminds us that we often focus on life from the outside, rather than from our inner spiritual wholeness. We have been conditioned to see things as we are, rather than as they are. We are taught to respond in the physical realm without first anchoring our being in our true nature.
Butterworth encourages us to see from a consciousness of ever present substance. As we focus on God consciousness, we ultimately project that consciousness as the way we see every situation. We release our old ways and see the abundance everywhere present in our lives. This true image is not something you get from some outer source, but rather it is something to discover within yourself – already there and needing only to be awakened. This “right seeing” is one of the most important aspects to demonstrating Truth in our lives.
Butterworth states further that what we conceive, and believe, we can achieve. This statement is an expression of the law of visualization. When we can not only conceive some thing or desire, but also believe it is ours to attain, we have the ability to achieve it. As we become accustomed to living from our faith, we can boldly choose to conceive of even greater things for ourselves. We can move forward with conviction that we are supported in an abundant universe. We learn to see ourselves as strong, confident beings experiencing life in ways that our needs, and our dreams, are met.
What the Bible says:
“All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.” Genesis 13:15
“Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” John 7:24
“Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.” Luke 10:23
“Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35
What Unity says:
“This inexhaustible mind substance is available at all times and in all places” Charles Fillmore Prosperity
“Turn the great of your thinking toward ‘plenty’ ideas, and you will have plenty regardless of what men about you are saying or doing.” Charles Fillmore, Prosperity
“In demonstrating the law of ever-present abundance, we should and do expect the same results. If the demonstration seems slow in coming, patience and persistence will win.” Charles Fillmore, Prosperity
“God is the sum total of all good. There is no good that you can desire in life that, at its center, is not God.” Emily Cady, Lessons in Truth
“As children of God, we are created to have an abundance of all things, whatever we feel we need in order to be comfortable” Richard & Mary Alice Jafolla, The Quest; A Journey of Spiritual Rediscovery
Ideas for practice:
- For three weeks, respond to things in your life by taking the time to see them “right” rather than jumping into action right away. First, we have to see it right, only then can we set it right. Make time in your daily meditation practice, or start one if you are not already doing this, to affirm you are what God’s good is for you. Share with your prayer triad and agree to hold the light of right seeing for each other.
- Every night in your journal list some of the good that has come into your life. Start with a few things, but continue until you regularly have at least 10 things to be thankful for each day. This will allow you to see the good sooner in every situation as it unfolds before you.
- Catch yourself any time you say something is lacking in your life. Instead, affirm it is with you when you need it. Also, be aware of anything you can use in place of what appears to be lacking. There are many paths to the same goal.