In my first post about visualizing, I mentioned that as I can’t vizualize well, that the parts of the brain most responsible for visualizing are not directly hooked up to my speech centers, I don’t have a good direct conscious control and integration with visualizing, and clear visions happen for me only in dreams. This led me to wonder how to sneak around in my brain to get indirect access to the powerful image making parts of me.
But I had missed a clue. I already get images all the time, through metaphors in my thinking and writing. I don’t see images clearly, but the sneaky image creator has been speaking to me all along, and is hooked up quite nicely already to my speech centers.
I’m still curious about getting more clear visuals. I have friends who spend hours each day with Buddhist visualization practices who can dream up vast and detailed scenes at will.