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How Can We Use Visualization as a Tool in Our Recovery?

Much of the pain we experience related to our addictions and mental health issues comes from the emotional information stored in our subconscious minds, from the old programming stored there that is influencing how we think, feel and operate. When we are living our lives based on the limiting beliefs and fears of our unhealed subconscious programming, we manifest more struggle and pain for ourselves. On the other hand, when we can reprogram our subconscious minds to be self-loving and self-empowering, we give ourselves a much better shot at being able to recover from our illnesses and to finally be happy. There are many different ways of reprogramming the subconscious mind, and visualization is one of the most powerful among them. How can we use visualization as a tool in our addiction recovery?

When we hold an empowering visualization and meditate on it, our subconscious mind has a chance to adopt new beliefs based on that vision. We give our minds the opportunity to create new pathways that can direct our thoughts, feelings, actions and choices in new and healthier ways. When struggling with addiction, the way we view ourselves compounds our unwellness. We see ourselves as failures. We see ourselves as being destined to suffer. We identify so strongly with our addictions that our illnesses become how we view ourselves. Our pain becomes our main source of self-identification. We’ve been holding and perpetuating a vision of ourselves that is based on fear, shame, sadness and self-loathing. We identify more with our suffering than with anything else. We can shift the vision we have for ourselves to one that is positive, uplifting and self-nurturing. We can choose to start seeing ourselves as capable of success, as being destined to recover, as being deserving of self-love and healing.

Let’s visualize ourselves as the highest, most authentic, happiest versions of ourselves. Let’s meditate on a new visualization that surrounds ourselves with light, love and peace. Take time to imagine yourself fully recovered. How do you feel? What do you look like? What are you doing? Where do you live? What brings you fulfillment, excitement and passion? What is your life’s purpose and calling? What makes you feel inspired and motivated? Hold this vision of yourself, and allow it to permeate your consciousness. Let it reprogram your subconscious mind so that you believe that it’s possible for you to achieve this life and become this version of yourself. In this way, visualization becomes a powerful tool we can use in our recovery to help us learn to love ourselves and to believe in ourselves.

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