Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain shows us how to use mental imagery, affirmations, and meditation to produce positive changes in our lives.

Because Shakti Gawain’s clear writing style and vivid examples make Creative Visualization easy to read and apply to your personal needs and wants, this groundbreaking work has found enthusiastic followers in every country and language in which it has been published since 1978.

Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain

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Creative visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life. There is nothing at all new, strange, or unusual about creative visualization. You are already using it every day, every minute in fact. It is your natural power of imagination, the basic creative energy of the universe, which you use constantly, whether or not you are aware of it.

Shakti’s simple yet powerful techniques are now used successfully in many diverse fields, including health, education, business, sports, and the creative arts.

Whether you read it for general inspiration and empowerment or to achieve specific goals (financial, creative, medical, career, relationship), Creative Visualization remains a profoundly powerful resource from a uniquely warm and wise teacher.

Contents of Creative Visualization

Take a looksee at the Table of Contents of Creative Visualization:

  • Foreword by Marci Shimoff
  • Publisher’s Preface
  • Introduction to the Revised Edition
  • A Letter to My Readers
  • Part One: Basics of Creative Visualization
  • What Is Creative Visualization?
  • How Creative Visualization Works
  • A Simple Exercise in Creative Visualization
  • It’s Important to Relax
  • How to Visualize Four Basic Steps for Effective Creative Visualization
  • Creative Visualization Works Only for Good
  • Affirmations
  • A Spiritual “Paradox”
  • Part Two: Using Creative Visualization
  • Making Creative Visualization Part of Your Life
  • Being, Doing, and Having
  • Three Necessary Elements
  • Contacting Your Higher Self
  • Going with the Flow
  • Prosperity
  • Accepting Your Good
  • Outflowing
  • Healing
  • Part Three: Meditations and Affirmations
  • Grounding Yourself and Running Energy
  • Opening the Energy Centers
  • Creating Your Sanctuary
  • Meeting Your Guide
  • Pink Bubble Technique
  • Healing Meditations
  • Invocations
  • Ways to Use Affirmations
  • Part Four: Special Techniques
  • A Creative Visualization Notebook
  • Clearing
  • Writing Affirmations
  • Setting Goals
  • Ideal Scene
  • Treasure Maps
  • Health and Beauty
  • Creative Visualization in Groups
  • Creative Visualization in Relationships
  • Part Five: Living Creatively
  • Creative Consciousness
  • Discovering Your Higher Purpose
  • Your Life Is Your Work of Art
  • Acknowledgments
  • Recommended Resources

Creative Visualization Resources


Gaining a new perspective can be life-changing. I know it has been for me when I did work with great coaches such as Michael Bungay Stanier, Jose Stevens, and others.

Following are a number of testimonials from clients who have gained new perspectives while working with me. As a result, they began experiencing adventures in growth in their lives and businesses.

From teaching to a new career in my own business

I was stuck and frustrated in a college teaching job and going nowhere. Richard helped me to see myself in a new light.

With a new perspective I launched my own consulting business. I am happy and earning more money than ever.

But be forewarned that gaining a new perspective can be disrupting and uncomfortable. Richard may challenge your self-view – I once slammed my computer shut and walked out of our meeting. Hahaha. What an aha moment.

Ken B – Marketing Consultant IT – Toronto

From Syria to a new life in Montreal

My uncle introduced me to his friend Richard just after I arrived in Montreal in 2019 from Syria, after 3 years in Turkey.

I wasn’t sure what some old guy like Richard (71) could do for a young guy (27) like me.

Wow! Before even meeting me he had arranged for me to share the Wi-Fi with someone in my building. I could talk with my friends again.

He invited me out for coffee. He was so easy to talk with. The coffee shop closed. Where had the last 2 hours gone?

Even though I was coming into a community in Montreal where I could connect with an extended family, and the church, having someone like Richard to open my eyes to Canadian, and Montreal, and Quebec culture has been wonderful.

I was feeling lost. My Arabic and English skills would not help me get a computer job in Montreal. I am now taking French classes.

I have been gaining new perspectives about myself. Of course, as that happens everything in my world looks different and I now feel hopeful about my future.

Thanks Richard.

George N – Montreal

An off-the-wall Sounding Board

Over the years Richard’s off the wall thinking and insights have helped our business to find areas of income and profit that would never have occurred to us.

Harvey S – Venture Capital – Halifax

Out of chaos & tears a new career

A new and wonderful life unfolded for me when Richard helped me to look at myself from a new perspective.

From decades of apparent chaos I saw myself in a new light.

I went back to school. Got a degree. I have started a new career that has drawn on, and integrated, my healing skills to help people hear their world in a new way.

I now own a house. Who would have thought?

KS – Audiologist – Toronto

Great sounding board

Over the years our management team has come to rely on Richard’s insights when hiring – or not hiring – technical and sales professionals to join our teams.

Kevin T – President – Software manufacturer – Toronto

From China to new career and life in Canada

Since coming to Canada from China, Richard has helped me to appreciate and adopt to the cultural differences in Canadian culture. Of course the fact that he lived in Beijing and travelled throughout China means that he understands aspects of Chinese culture.

He advised me as I was looking for work as I was graduating from university.

His resume advice got me interviews. He then guided me through the offers I received. I have a wonderful new career.

He also introduced me to a qualified and thoughtful immigration consultant who has been instrumental in getting my application back on track.

I seek his advice and counsel monthly as a sounding board.

CY – SAP Consultant – Halifax

From chaos in Yemen to a new life

I don’t know how I would have navigated the past 12 months since I arrived in Montreal from Yemen without the advice and counsel of Richard.

A mutual friend introduced us and we easily connected. He was interested in my Muslim culture and my experience.

He has provided me with cultural insights about Canada, Quebec, and Montreal that have helped me to gain a new perspective on my new home. And related it to where I have come from.

Richard’s resume advice helped to get job interviews, and job offers, and a new job.

Meeting him has been a blessing.

Thank you Richard.

FA – Student – Montreal

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Step outside your mind and take a look at your world from a new perspective.

Dive into your heart and follow your dreams.

Sounding Board Career Life Coaching can help you to tap into your intuition and see your story, and to see your environment, in a new way, and from different perspectives.

New Perspectives

A new perspective can help anyone to experience an adventure in growth leading to a more productive and fulfilling life with their career, in their business or finding a job.

You may be able to find new and innovative ways to solve problems as we work together. Let’s bounce some ideas around. Let’s look at things differently. Let’s explore.

You may become unstuck, get out of the rut you may be in and find that you can now follow your path to achieve your dreams.

15 Possible Adventures in Growth

We are all unique.

Clients of mine have found that Sounding Board Coaching Sessions have unlocked adventures in growth for them. Do any of the following resonate with you?

  1. Break out of deadlocked problems and find original solutions
  2. Develop strategies to cope with rapid change
  3. Follow your curiosity
  4. Stimulate your creativity
  5. Become attuned to your inner self
  6. Become more aware of your environment
  7. Make more skillful use of your energy so that you can realize your full potential
  8. Inspire thoughts and feelings
  9. Stimulate creative thinking
  10. Develop a values system
  11. Empower yourself as an individual
  12. Create a time investment portfolio
  13. Enhance personal growth and work performance
  14. Develop strategies for fighting boredom by changing your routines and expanding your interests
  15. Discover strategies for conserving inner energy by cutting down on criticism and defensiveness

Experience Your Own Adventure in Growth

Experience your own adventure in growth with Sounding Board Career Life Coaching.

If this resonates with you contact me.

I look forward to working with you to help you to get new perspectives and experience adventures in growth leading to a more productive and fulfilling life with your career, in your business, and in your life in general.

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Are Your Inspirational Social Media Posts Hurting Your Career?

“Are your inspirational social media posts hurting your career?” According to Judith Humphreys the answer is a resounding ‘YES”.

As the founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Humphrey Group, a premier leadership communications firm headquartered in Toronto, whose business teaches global clients how to communicate as confident, compelling leaders I suspect that she knows what she is talking about.

It's always in your better interest. Judith Humphrey

Humphrey says:

“Your Inspirational Social Media Posts Are Hurting Your Career.
It’s a lot harder to sound thoughtful and articulate than to tweet a Mark Twain quote. Real leaders don’t sound like tear-off calendars.

If you’re a leader or trying to become one, some degree of ongoing “personal branding” activity is inevitable. That often creates pressure to post something new to your social channels on a regular basis–and therein lies the risk.

The easiest thing to do might be to share pithy slogans purporting to deliver quick hits of inspiration. After all, it’s your job as a leader or aspiring leader to motivate others, right? Right! But your #MotivationalMonday tweet or Instagram post with a Gandhi quotation might be backfiring without you realizing it. Here’s why, and how to avoid those fluffy expressions.

Read her article Your “Inspirational” Social Media Posts Are Hurting Your Career where she explains clearly that:

It’s a lot harder to sound thoughtful and articulate than to tweet a Mark Twain quote. Real leaders don’t sound like tear-off calendars.

Find her article on Fast Company.