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Most people have heard of meditation, but not all know about perceptual imagery. Perceptual imagery and meditation are similar in some respects, in that they both involve reaching an altered state that can be calm and healing. However, imagery focuses on using the senses, touch, taste, vision, hearing and smell, to help conjure a specific state of being.

The most common form of imagery entails using positive visual imagery. Thus, a cancer patient may visualize cancer cells being annihilated by healthy cells, or a person with depression may picture the healing power of yellow sunshine seeping into their body and making them feel good.

Combining the power of visual imagery with other forms of imagery such as music can often make results more effective. For example, listening to relaxing music while seeing yourself in your favorite place in your mind’s eye could help you feel calm. Alternatively, imagining dancing to your favorite band could bring about a similar result.

What perceptual imagery can be used for
Perceptual imagery can be used to help heal people and aid them in gaining a speedy recovery after an illness. It can make them feel happy, and alter a bad mood or lessen a serious case of depression. However, it can also be used as a psychic tool.

Using imagery as a psychic tool
To be able to use imagery as a psychic tool you will need to practice and master the art of visualization, and hone your other senses while in an altered state. Learning how to enter a deep state of relaxation via self-hypnosis is useful, but you can also use imagery when you are deeply calm and relaxed via any means that suits you.

When you are able to go into a peaceful mode of consciousness easily, you can begin using the pictures, sounds, scents, tastes and feelings you experience to help gain clarity when you don’t know which way to turn, and answers when you need insight and guidance.

The way information comes to you while you are in an altered state will be personal to you and fit in with your values rather than being a carbon copy of another person’s experiences. If you feel at one with nature for example, you may find that a vision depicting wildlife is used by your mind to help illustrate a relevant situation. Likewise, if you have an affinity with colors and feel influenced by them, the imagery that you experience may be colorful. The colors that you see will be meaningful to you personally and speak to you metaphorically.

Fine-tuning
Just as you can tune, or instruct, a pendulum in order to make it clear whether a swing to the left means yes or no, you can fine-tune imagery ready for your mind to use to guide you. You can select particular symbols, pictures, sounds and such like and repeat what you want them to mean aloud as you experience them. You may like to draw a picture of something specific and write its meaning underneath it, or taste certain types of food and drink while saying what you want it to represent in your mind’s ear. Your brain will already associate certain feelings with particular things and have ascribed meaning to them. However, fine-tuning can make understanding perceptual imagery used as a psychic tool easier.

An example of fine-tuning could be that you hold a flower in your hands, smell it, and look closely at it while thinking about love. From that time onwards, when you saw, felt or smelled a flower during an imagery session, you would know that your mind was trying to tell you something about love. You can ascribe different emotions and other types of meanings to all manner of things that may come to you while using imagery in your mind.

Some people might find that they automatically experience imagery as a psychic or healing tool, as doing so comes naturally to them. Other people may discover that they get better at using imagery the more they practice fine-tuning.

Perceptual imagery is versatile and user-friendly. It can be programmed to suit individuals via fine-tuning, and most importantly, it can be an invaluable tool that helps guide you when you most need direction.

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