I have always found the law of attraction’s teaching of “visualizing a positive outcome and somehow the universe will just magically make it happen” a little suspect.
My doubt was a prompt for me to do some research and when looking into visualizing an outcome without action, this is what I found:
During the course of four experiments, Kappes and Oettingen demonstrated that conjuring positive fantasies of success drains the energy out of ambition. When we imagine having reached what we want, our brains fall for the trick. Instead of mustering more energy to get “there”, we inadvertently trigger a relaxation response that mimics how we would feel if we’d actually reached the goal. Physiologically, we slide into our comfy shoes; blood pressure lowers, heart rate decreases, all is well in the success world of our mind’s making.
The research also uncovers that the more pressing the need to succeed, the more deflating positive visualization becomes. via Forbes.com
This is not to say that visualization doesn’t have its place. It can be a useful tool that can become even more powerful when combined with tapping.
This week I share four ways in which you can use visualization to supercharge your tapping (and vice versa).