Why Visualization Is The Least Important Skill To Master
In the world of spirituality and the occult over the years, we've made a very big fuss over the skill of visualization.
So much importance has been placed on it that people actually experience comparison guilt over not being able to do it. They'll compare their abilities to others, and when their mind's eye presents them with fuzzy images, they degrade themselves.
But none of that is necessary.
Visualization isn't the only skill. In fact, I'd venture to say that it's not the one you need to work on developing.
When we work on our goals, we do it by accomplishing smaller tasks that lead to the bigger goal. We do it by conquering the easiest items first, and with that momentum of victory under our belts, we start working on the tasks that take a little more time, or need more research.
We can use the same principle in developing our extrasensory perception.
Not everyone is suited to visualization.
We definitely live in a society that seems to be primarily visual. But different people have different skillsets.
Just because we may be physically able to see doesn't mean that this is the only Spirit Sense we have. Dominant ability does not mean "best at."
Just because some early occultists made some arbitrary decision about their own skill level doesn't mean we need to try to be like that person.
Just because some early occultist decided that their best skill was visualization doesn't mean you have to be like them.
You have 4 other physical senses. Guess what? You also have 4 other Spirit Senses.
If you are physically absent one of your senses, the other 4 begin to compensate.
For example, blind people may not literally "hear better," by scientific measurement - they still hear the same frequency ranges you and I do. But the loss of vision does change the brain. It leaves a larger physical surface-area of brain cells for processing information. And sometimes, hearing is the sense that the brain chooses to emphasize.
There's no reason for the Spirit Realm to be any different from this.
You have sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell in the physical AND spiritual realms. And on the spiritual side of things, we call these:
There are others as well - like clairsentience (reading feelings/emotions) and claircognizance (the ability to "just know"). But they're a different topic because they originate in the spirit and bleed into the physical (not the other way round, which we're discussing here).
Obviously, you don't go around at your job licking everything to see if it's the right thing. You're not going to lick your cubicle at the office in order to make sure it's your cubicle, right?
My main point is that you are naturally inclined to one or more senses. Often, these coordinate with your primary mode of learning.
For example, if you're more of an auditory learner, then your primary Spirit Sense is likely to be auditory in nature. If you're more of a visual learner, then by all means, focus on visualization - but only if you feel that's your dominant spirit sense.
It's only necessary to focus on the skills that are easiest for you first.
We use it in goal-setting: start with the smallest tasks that can be done right now to lead towards your goal. Accomplish something, no matter how small. Gain momentum, and keep going.
We use it in debt-reduction strategies: pay off the smallest debt first, then keep going in order, from least to greatest. Get momentum, then ram through the rest.
We can also use it in developing our spirit senses. Work on the easiest one first - the one that comes most natural. Ramp it up until you feel like it's mastered, or close to it. And then start building in the rest of them.
Visualization is just one skill. Work on all of them for a more powerful manifestation result and/or for a better interaction with the spirit realm. But always start with the least troublesome skill.