Imagination is a tool for clearing vision that relaxes the mind and alleviates mental strain. When you look at something that does not appear clear, imagine what it might be. When you use imagination like this, you cannot imagine something clearly that is not actually there. For example, if you look at letters and the o is unclear, you will not see it clearly by imagining it to be a c. You will get a distortion of the o. An o will appear clear only if you imagine an o.
Imagination techniques awaken your creative side. Often, creativity is channeled into one or two interests which can limit your creativity in other areas. Imagination and creativity are really unlimited in all areas of life for everyone. When your creative side is awakened, interest and flexibility are also awakened and you can use this awakening to improve your vision and build creativity in all areas of your life.
Imagination means creating images (pictures) in the mind. Everyone sees different pictures in different ways. One person’s shack can be another person’s mansion. The mind does not see; it imagines. Imagining images in the periphery causes the mind to pay more attention to image impulses in the periphery which awakens the peripheral vision without losing central fixation.
Wait until you are reasonably good with the memory techniques before you start the imagination techniques. You should practice the central fixation, motion, and memory techniques until your eyesight has improved a lot before you try imagination techniques.
Goal – Use imagination to see more details and clear your vision.
Steps – Practice imagination as often as you like to clear blurry vision.
- Look quickly at an object that does not appear clear.
- Close your eyes, and imagine how it really looks.
- Open your eyes and quickly dodge to avoid going into a stare.
- Repeat several times.
Explanation – If you imagine the leaves on a tree or the blades in the grass, you start to see them. People with normal sight unconsciously imagine what something is when they look at it, which enables them to see clearly what is really there. Curiosity allows you to imagine what might be there when you cannot see it by trying on shapes because the right shape brings up the image.
Hints – Remember to dodge and not stare at an out of focus object. If you have a tendency to be in your head, be with your imagined thoughts as they come to mind.
Goal – Use imagination to see letters.
Steps – Practice this technique whenever you read. If you are farsighted, this technique will help you see smaller print. If you are nearsighted, this technique will help you see print at the far point. Reading is covered in more detail in Chapter 7: Healthy Reading Habits.
- Look quickly at a letter at a distance where it does not appear clear.
- Close your eyes, and imagine the letter.
- Open your eyes and quickly dodge away to avoid a stare.
- Repeat several times.
Explanation – If you imagine the correct letter, you will see it. People with normal sight unconsciously imagine what something is when they look at it which enables them to see what is really there.
Hints – Remember to dodge and not stare at an out of focus letter. If you have a tendency to be in your head, be with your imagined thoughts as they come to mind.
Imagining the Seat of Sight
Since the seat of sight is in the medulla oblongata portion of the brain, sometimes if you direct your attention there, your vision clears.