This series of blogs for “ways to enhance your float”, are a suggestion for those who wish to explore specific areas, needs, goals and would like some guidance on how to go about it. None of these are necessary tools, however some people love incorporating a new experience into their session, so if you are one of those people, read on!
Utilising the tool of creative visualisation during your float can give you the opportunity to explore the things you wish to create in your life. It can be very powerful when used in the setting of the floatation tank, as this space can help you connect deeply with levels of your being.
It can be helpful to have a basic framework to follow if you have never used visualisation techniques before. This is just an idea, so feel free to play with this.
1. Set an intention
Setting an intention is to have a focus. Decide on what you wish to focus on, whether it is something that you wish to create, have, do, become, work towards, a situation you want to attract or create. Create a general idea for yourself first, stating it in the positive. Some examples of intentions:
· I wish to create a new garden for my backyard
· I want to have a better relationship with my mum
· I want to become fit and healthy
· I want to find a solution to… (current problem)
· I wish to attract more abundance
Tips for setting an intention:
To begin with, create an intention that is believable and achievable! This ensures less negative resistance as well as maximising feelings of success.
2. Create a clear idea or image
Next, get specific and imagine the details! Open up your mind to the possibilities of how you want to create this intention. Create a mental image of the situation, place, person, situation etc. exactly as you wish to experience it. Imagine yourself in the situation – how does it feel? What are you saying to yourself? What are you saying to others? What are they saying to you? What actions are you choosing to take? What are you now believing about yourself? What will it give you to have this intention?
Notice all the details. Be as specific as you can.
3. Focus on it and let go
Focus on the feelings, images, sounds and other sensory information to add weight, depth, colour and belief in your intention. Focus on the feeling, images, thoughts, sounds and smells that you are creating as a result of achieving this intention.
Focus clearly, yet in a relaxed way. Allow the focus to be easy and effortless. Don’t try too hard. If you are having trouble with being clear, it’s ok! Allow it to be whatever it is. Relax, and just let go. Allow the water to take you wherever you need to go, and trust the process.
4. Keep it positive
Whenever you create any intention, be sure to keep your thoughts positive and think about what you wish to create in an encouraging and optimistic way. By creating strong positive statements, and using language as if it has already happened, you start to shift your state into one of gratitude for the outcome you have achieved!
If you struggle to be positive about your intention, ask yourself “how can I turn this around?” or “what do I need to believe about myself or situation in order for it to be true and feel right?” By reframing a negative statement into a positive one, you can ensure that you are not blocking your success of achieving the outcome you desire. Our mind requires focused attention to our intentions in a positive way for it to become a reality.