April 22, 2024


I Fall For Art

Creative Visualization – Book Review

By: Shakti Gawain (2002)

ISBN 978-1-57731-229-1

Book Price: $15.95

Marvelous results

Shakti Gawain is a pioneer in the field of personal growth. Her other bestselling books include Living in the Light, The Path of Transformation, Developing Intuition, and Creating True Prosperity. She leads workshops internationally, and lives in Mill Valley, California, & Hawaii. Her teachings have produced marvelous results for many.

Plan to reformat your world

Shakti Gawain instructs using a 5-part-plan (basics… using… meditations and affirmations… special techniques & living creatively). Some of her topics follow: How to visualize (p. 18), Accepting your good (p. 65), Setting goals (p. 136), Health & beauty (p. 152), Discovering our higher purpose (p. 168), Your life is your work of art (p. 170), & more.

Practicing creative visualization

Shakti Gawain shares with a personal and informative tone. Her insights are framed by confident definitions and released through inspiring comments. She writes, “Creative visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life… You are already using it every day… Because of our own deep-seated negative concepts about life, we have automatically and unconsciously expected and imagined lack… “

Gawain instructs via process-methodology. She lays out four basic steps for effective creative visualization, exemplifying this stating, “1. Set your goal… 2. Create a clear idea or picture… 3. Focus on it often… 4. Give it positive energy (positive statements-affirmations).” Practical steps produce a viable foundation for her inspirational ideas.

Sound ideas expressed in plain language lead readers to confident applications. Shakti announces, “Affirmations are one of the most important elements of creative visualization. To affirm means “to make firm.” An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so. It is a way of “making firm” that which you are imaging.”

Practical steps alert readers; as seen in the case of warning them to avoid negative meditation. Gawain asks, “”How do I feel about myself right now?” at various times throughout the day, and in various different situations. Just begin to notice what kinds of ideas or images you hold in mind about yourself at different times.” He also states, “Think of specific qualities that you do appreciate about yourself.” Regular self-evaluations aid confidence.

Desire into reality

Shakti Gawain prepares her readers to visualize and speak their desire into reality!