What’s the difference between visualization and daydreaming? As it turns out, quite a bit. Visualization is an important tool that helps you fine tune your vibration so you can deliberately receive what you actually want. While daydreaming serves a different, but also important purpose. A happy shiny puppy (or fully empowered human) will know how to use both appropriately.
Which is exactly why I clearly define the difference in today’s video.
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Awesome Caroline’s burning question: “I’ve recently become more aware of the (fairly profound!) difference between visualization and day dreaming. I love day dreaming. Sometimes I take myself off to far off lands for an adventure, or fantasize about what I would do if I won the lottery, or occasionally what life would be like if I had a hot body, or that if guy I’ve been crushing on decided he would like nothing better than to sweep me off my feet.
I used to think that this was ‘visualizing’ and assumed that I was no good at it as none of these things have yet to happen.
Would you be able to talk a little bit about the difference? And if day dreaming is useful at all or if can in fact be destructive?”
Well, Awesome Caroline, Thank you, so much for your amazing question. I am more than happy to talk about the difference between visualizing and daydreaming.
So, let’s start off by defining what visualization and daydreaming actually are. And, you know, many of us are guilty, including me, of using it synonymously. But, as your question points out, it actually isn’t synonymous. And, here’s why I have used it synonymously sometimes, in the past.
Daydreaming and visualizing is not the same thing
Because, people who are using visualization, often work way too hard at it. They turn it into some really bad feeling exercise. They really hunker down, and they’re going to beat this thing, and they’re going to visualize. And so, for them, I often kind of say, think about it more like daydreaming and fantasizing. It should feel good. Because, otherwise, you’re not really using it for its intended purpose. But, if we’re going to be really, really honest, and we’re going to get into semantics here, daydreaming and visualizing are not actually the same thing.
So, visualizing is an important tool of creation. The way I see visualizing is this: If you turn on your television, your television has the ability to take the signal, that’s broadcast, the broadcast signal, and turn it into a visual representation that you can see. Right? Before that, you don’t see anything; It’s not physical. It’s just energy waves floating about. But, your television takes those energy waves and turns them into an actual picture. So that you can view it, you can interact with it; and with sound, oh my God. And color, nowadays. My goodness; we’ve come a long way. But, visualizing is like your television set, in your brain. What you can do with visualization is; you can take the energy, the frequency of your vibration on a topic, and you can actually see. You can have it represented to you, in a visual way; including, with sound, and music, and anything else; sensations, it’s not just visual.
When visualizing doesn’t feel good
So, turning it into a 3-dimensional experience, or an immersive virtual reality experience, that represents that frequency. So, something that you can interact with; something that you can see. If you let your visualization run rampant, or your imagination, your visualization uses your imagination, which is another important creation tool. If you let your imagination run wild on a topic, it will often show you some of your fears, some of the pieces of resistance, or just some of your beliefs. For example, you might fantasize about being with that hot guy, you mentioned. And suddenly, he turns into a bit of dick. And, why would that happen? Because, maybe you have a belief in there, that guys that are that hot can’t possible also be nice. And then, you could work on that. And, you can actually use visualization; you can change the visualization to change the energy. There are definitely ways to do that.
Why daydreaming is different from visualizing
When you’re daydreaming; usually what you’re doing is, you’re using it as a form of escape. So, visualizing is a tool; you work it. Hopefully, if you’re doing it correctly, it can be a powerful tool to help you fine tune or change your energy, or to just ferret out some information. Now, daydreaming usually isn’t like that at all. What you’re doing with daydreaming is; you’re usually distracting yourself.
So, you’re in a situation at work, or at school; or whatever. You’re bored, or it’s uncomfortable, and you just check out, and go off into a different area. With daydreaming, a lot of the time, we’re in real fantasy land, which means, it absolutely is not real to us. So, in a daydream, the guy that you’re fantasizing about, probably won’t turn into a dick. But, the problem is, you’re not really translating the energy of what’s there; you’re just, sort of like, la-di-dah; that’s nice. But, it’s out there, in the ether, it’s not close enough to you to actually create, you’re not actually having an interaction with your energy, and it’s not a representation of your energy. Nor, can you shift energy by changing it, because, it’s too far removed.
I’ll give you an example: I was working with a young man, a few years ago, who said well… I said, “What do you fantasize about? What do you daydream about? What do you visualize when you’re thinking about being with a woman? He wanted help to have a relationship with a woman. And, he said – Well, his ideal woman, I believe, was Wonder Woman. I could be wrong about that, but it was a superhero. So, let’s say Wonder Woman. Totally understandable because she’s hot as hell, and she’s sexy; right? And, it felt good to him. So, he’s like, “Well, it feels good, so, I’m doing it right; right?” And, we checked in with it, and it was a daydream, it was a fantasy; he hadn’t made it real.
And, here’s how we made it real. We brought it closer to him. This is how we see this, Wonder Woman’s out here; we brought it closer to him, and turned her into a real woman, that he could meet in his actual life. And, that brought up, all the fear. That was a little bit, too close; it brought up tons of fear. Wonder Woman, a little bit too far out. Not engaging with the energy, at all. So, we had to find something in between. That felt like we were really engaging; it felt really good. Maybe, it felt a little bit scary good, but brought it right to the edge to where we could work with it. You don’t have to traumatize yourself and bring up all the fear at once.
So, we took it from a daydream, from a fantasy, and brought it into a visualization. This is where I would see the difference. It’s different degrees of the same thing, really. But, it’s just, how close do you get to where you currently are; how close do you get to your fears.
When distracting yourself feels better
Now, can daydreaming be beneficial? Absolutely! Distraction can be beneficial if you are deliberately distracting. Meaning, that you’re getting the actual benefit, of the feeling better. So, if you’re in a situation where you’re not feeling great, and a little bit of daydreaming helps you feel better. Or, a little bit of Netflix, or a little bit of computer games, or a little bit of reading romance novels; or whatever, you use to distract yourself. If you are doing it consciously and deliberately, then you’re getting the full benefit of feeling better. It is, actually, not the same as denial, where you’re ignoring what’s going on, and you’re just pretending to feel better. You’re not ignoring what’s going on, you’re just saying, “This does not feel good, right now. I fully acknowledge that. I see it; I’m not ignoring it. But, I’m going to go over here, and help myself feel better. I’m going to raise my vibration; I’m going to get into a better state, so that then, I can take a look at this thing again from a higher vibration. So that, I can try to pull it up instead of trying to push it up from below.”
Whereas, with non-beneficial daydreaming, you’re just daydreaming, getting to feel better, but you’re not, necessarily doing any kind of work, to shift anything. You’re not really shifting energy in daydreaming, you’re just raising yourself on a different topic. To a higher vibration. A topic that already feels good.
So, if you do nothing, but daydream, you’re not going to really raise your vibration, significantly. It will benefit you slightly, but you’re not going to raise your vibration significantly. Because, again, it’s so far out. So, you’re not going to get the same benefit of visualizing something that is a little bit closer. So, again, the difference between daydreaming and visualizing is just how close it is to you; how real it is to you.
So, I hope that I’ve cleared that up, and haven’t confused anybody any further. A little bit of a technical explanation there, but hopefully, that has cleared it up for you, and given you an insight into what is beneficial. So, go ahead and fantasize; go ahead and daydream, but just bring it a little bit closer in, if you want to visualize. But, don’t turn visualizing into super hard work either. If it becomes too hard, move it out a little bit, towards the daydreaming. Let it be a little bit more fun; let it be easy and joyful for you.
Ok! So, until next week; I want to send you smooshy, smooshy, happy shiny puppy hugs, and I want to thank you, from the bottom of heart, for bringing your light to this world. Bye.