Sarah Connor, is a German singer and songwriter. She debuted in 2001 under the guidance of musicians Rob Tyger and Kay Denar and became the first act to ever have four consecutive chart-topping hits on the German Media Control singles chart. Following success in mainland Europe with her single “From Sarah with Love,” a series of hit records established her position as one of the most successful German pop vocalists to emerge in the early 2000s with the sales of over 12 million copies worldwide.
How often do you have an idea and take the time to not only imagine it, but to actually visualize it? Do you ever wonder how you have gotten where you are in life? Do you think about where you are headed, how you are going to get there and where you will ultimately end up? Have you ever had dreams and visions that you have negated because you just did not believe you could ever achieve them?
If you are like most of us, the answer is yes. The real question is not that the answer is yes, but rather, what prevents us from truly conceiving, visualizing, creating, experiencing and achieving whatever we want to be?
As a Rabbi, Spiritual/Addiction Counselor, I frequently use deep breathing, visualization and meditation with clients to help them learn the art of relaxation and visualization. I help them learn to open their imaginations to see what they have often dreamed of, but never allowed themselves to visualize.
Stop and consider that there is little if anything that you have achieved in your life that you did not require direction for or a road map to. What has happened when you have recklessly moved forward not knowing where you were going or how you were going to get there?
This is not rocket science my friends. I either have gotten lost or struggled to remember where I am. More often than not I have needed to ask for direction or help. Whether it is a physical or mental map does not matter, for in either case we need a vision. Who’s vision? Ours! I cannot get anywhere in my life using your vision as it is not mine. I can only succeed and become who, what and where I want to be and where I want to be by having clarity of my own vision.
So you ask, if it is that simple why don’t we all use visualization all the time? That is the $60 Million Dollar question. We do use it all the time. The tragedy is that we are frequently not included in the images we create. We visualize for our children, friends, families, churches, synagogues and more, but somehow we leave us off our list.
If you are not thoroughly satisfied with where you have landed at this present time in your life it is due to a lack of vision or a vision inconsistent with where you truly want to be.
My prayer for you today is that you see you in your visualization at the top of the mountain and see your success with the clarity that God see in you.