• The Power of Visualization – An Interview with Ilona Selke

    Deborah: When did you start to realize the power of visualization?

     Ilona: Before I realized the power of the imagination, I was inspired to learn about it.

    Television series such as I Dream of Jeannie, and the fairytale, Aladdin and the Wonder Lamp riveted my attention as a child. Although we did not have a television at home when I was a child, and I still don’t, my grandparents had one.


    Let me digress a little first. The stories we choose to fill our minds with when we are children have a huge impact on our life’s path. Whatever we focus on when we are children, often become our ideals, influencing our life’s choices.


    I’m very grateful that in the sixties, we had gentler movies and more benign stories than the ones children are bombarded with nowadays. The images and ideals that children see in this modern day can be very dangerous. Shooting, and warlike behavior are being fostered in children as if to prepare them for such a life, whether it’s movies, apps or Game Boys. These images and emotions direct the children’s mind to set goals unconsciously, becoming real when they reach adulthood. We have yet to fully understand these influences.


    I began to realize the power of visualization when I was around ten years old. I figured out that when I focused attention on something I did not want, I ended up getting it!


    To prove my theory, I focused my attention of not wanting a bicycle for Christmas. As I expected, I received a bicycle for Christmas. Although I told the universe I did not want the bike, I visualized the bike in the process. Later I understood that we get what we focus our attention on. It does not matter whether or not we put a huge “not” in front of the item we are focusing on.


    Deborah: How did you start using the power of visualization with children?


    Ilona: As I grew older, I read about yogis who have supreme powers of the mind, and how they utilize these methods through meditation. I also studied psychotherapy techniques that utilize imagery exercises to solve problems.


    When I started teaching seminars at the age of 30, children also came. Later I was asked to guide children in the use of their imagination.


    I remember so clearly the moment when a little girl who was mute, first started to speak. I had asked the children to visualize their Place of Peace, and to connect with their Ideal Self. The girl’s grammar school teacher who attended the session, wanted me to stop asking questions of this little girl. The teacher had never had any results herself, and did not want to burden the child.  When I asked the girl about her experiences from the guided imagery, the girl started speaking, whereas she had never talked before. I could feel that she had an answer and was ready to speak.


    All I needed was to be patient enough for her articulate the first word from her lips. She said “blue.” That was the beginning for her. From then on, she started talking and hugging people again in her life.


    Deborah: How does it help children who have different ways of being?


    Ilona: Many children who are very sensitive need attentive parents. Giving space allows children with gentler natures to express themselves.


    When teachers and parents slow their minds down to enter an imaginary world, to enter the multidimensional world, they start developing the capacity to listen to the children from the inside out.


    By slowing down, we give children the time they need to fully express themselves. When children feel understood with their multidimensional experiences, they feel safe to open up to others.


    Deborah: Please give a couple of examples.


    Ilona: One time I gave a guided imagery exercise to a number of teenagers in Germany. I asked the children to connect with their Place of Peace, as well as with their Higher Selves. I asked them to commune with the higher part of themselves to get answers for their lives. One of the children was deeply moved by the end of the session. She connected with the Higher Self of her boyfriend, who was using drugs. The Higher Self of her boyfriend told her how much he needed her help.


    This information alone gave her the strength not to follow the same road as her boyfriend. It gave her the realization that the higher part of him wanted to stop drugs and needed her help.


    Guiding children to hear their inner voice, gives them the capacity to strengthen their own sense of right and wrong. Developing the ability to listen to one’s own conscience is paramount in evolution. If we rely on law or external forces to keep us on the “right” road, we don’t truly become evolved souls. We need to listen to our own inner voice. Guided imagery is a way to access this higher dimension within ourselves.


    There was another child who was afraid of being on a train by herself. Unlike India, trains in Germany are quite safe. However, this little girl didn’t feel safe. She used some of the techniques I wrote in a book for children, called, Aline learns to use his imagination. Instead of avoiding her fear, she allowed it to guider her in what she really needed. Through the process of communicating with the fear inside of her, she realized she had the need to feel strong and safe. After her own internal processing, she travelled on a train with confidence and a sense of safety. Now at the age of 30, she recalls this as being a pivotal changing point in her life!


    When we use imagery, we not only create changes in our emotional body, but also in the real, external world. The connection between our imagination and actualizing it in our reality is the least understood in our modern world! Our imagination creates holographic resonance patterns that then become the blueprint for our external reality.


    Deborah: How does it help all children?


    Ilona: Accessing higher parts of ourselves gives us a guidance system from within. When children learn to communicate with their negative emotions, they empower themselves from the inside out.


    Dr. Vernon Wolf developed a technique called Holodynamics that helped many teenager overcome drug additions during the 1980’s. Dr. Bobby Barnes used these same techniques as well to help a group of at-risk children that were about to drop out of school. After two months of this visualization, the children were back to scholastic standings.


    Deborah: Please share with us anything else you would like us know about visualization.


    Ilona: Visualization is a tool to help us create a better life, to turn problems into solutions, to create positive emotions out of negative emotions, and to help us achieve our goals.


    Beyond being a tool, the imagination is truly a portal into higher dimensions. It allows us to go beyond the logical, rational, and linear mind to create the miraculous.


    The imagination is a function of the higher mind and consciousness that is located outside and beyond the physical body. It lies beyond the confines of our brain and logical mind.


    Learning to use methods of visualization not only helps us to become psychologically better equipped, but to become spiritually more evolved beings.


    I know of children who learned this method when they were three to six years old. They are now living a spiritually integrated life. They understand how the higher functions of their consciousness create their reality in what we call Life on Earth.

    The imagination is truly a backdoor for our spiritual evolution.

     Ilona Selke is an author, seminar teacher, and musician who was born in the Himalayan Mountains to her German parents in 1961.

    Her book  ALIN LEARN TO USE HIS IMAGINATION is now a bestseller book in Germany.

    It helps children access their visualization abilities, and assists them to solve their emotional problems and uplifts their self esteem.




    Is the universe really listening?

    What you think the chances are that there is a greater force that is actually in touch with our innermost thoughts? Have you ever seen one of your thoughts being responded to by what appears to be an invisible force? Like maybe you were wishing for a parking spot and you got one?
    However, if that were true, if there really were a higher force that was listening in, wouldn’t it be the most phenomenal discovery of reality!

    With the advancement of artificial intelligence and virtual reality programming, a hot debate has been afoot, and people are starting to like in our physical reality to our latest metaphor: THE MATRIX.

    Even the developer of the Tesla car has been saying that he believes we likely live in a simulation.

    However, the description as to what reality is has changed according to our latest discoveries for the last few 1000 years.

    Each new advancement fraught with it a new worldview.
    Each new worldview opens new doors. Just think of how circumnavigating the planet would’ve been impossible without the conception that our earth was round.

    Do you ever feel like you would really like to have a guide on your hand that shows you around, and gives you the 101 of how the universe operates were and operating Manual!!!

    It is easy to get lost in all the many possibilities of how the universe functions.

    After all, not even our best physicists can give us an answer.
    Many stories abound of mystical experiences, of magical feats, which are superseding the laws of physic’s space and time abound.
    But whom do we believe? Maybe they are just stories?

    We’re trying to make sense of the universe and each time we expand our horizons, we have to update our communally held beliefs.

    In the olden days, the gods were feared and humans had no control over the natural forces. Instead of understanding the weather patterns, the gods were conjured up to be responsible for each of the elements.
    Agricultural communities feared the higher forces and made offerings and even sacrifices to these Nature Gods because they needed the cooperation of rain, wind, and the sun.

    And the age of enlightenment, at the end of the dark ages, humans discovered more and more of the laws of physics, and the Gods were starting to be get displaced, and humans imagine themselves to be living in a world, which was increasingly logical and predictable.

    In the postindustrial age in which we are currently in, a new hunger and thirst have arisen to understand the forces that lay just beyond the visible universe.

    Despite the fact that the natural laws seem to be calculable, we instinctively know that something else is going on.

    The universe is much more mystical and mysterious, and many of us that have been on the path of discovering the power of consciousness have already realised that we are more than just a cog in the wheel of our industrial grandfathers.

    At this very moment in time we have humans that believe that everything is inhabited by spirits or that everything is alive, we have those that believe in a single God (Monotheistic) we have some that think that scientific laws are all that there is and that the emergence of a conscious being such as a human happened simply by chance.

    How do you find your way through this Morass of possibilities?

    My answer is: EXPERIMENT

    Find out the answers yourself.

    The magical power of the universe is such that you can actually prove to yourself that thoughts influence reality.
    If thoughts affect things at a distance for example, which there is so much Scientific Data and research at this point that supports that, some of which I recite in some of what logs and in my books, then we already know that we’re not living in a mere physical universe.

    If indeed you have observed in your life that you can focus on something and it either happens, or you can create something, you already know from your own personal experience, that this universe in some way is actually listening.

    Becoming proficient at the skill, communicating with the higher force, discovering your own higher state of consciousness, that all takes time and training and can be experimented with.

    Over time you can prove to yourself that your thoughts, your own frequencies, your own beliefs for a shape and the fact the reality that you are surrounded by.

    And it doesn’t take you believing anything.

    It is not something you have to take blindly.

    It is something you can experiment with. And prove to yourself.

    This is why I wrote the book DREAM BIG – The Universe Is Listening
    The book is full of absolutely true stories, from small to large miracles, that I or my students experience.

    In the book, you will read some techniques and methods by which you can dive deeper into the mystery of the universe that is interactive.

    We’re living at a time when scientists and logical thinking has been her role that has the final solution to the cumbersome life of our ancestors who cowered in front of the forces of nature.

    But even physicists cannot adequately describe some of the irregularities in their experiments.

    Our scientists are trying to discover the smallest building block of the universe. They’re trying to understand what gravity is.

    But can you imagine them discovering that consciousness is at the root of it?

    And if consciousness is at the root of it and your conscious focus interacts with the physical universe, what do you think is really going on?

    I would love to hear from you and read your explanations. Post them here if you’d like. I will review it and permit all serious replies.

    And here comes the clincher:
    Depending on your ability to believe something, it appears that it will prove itself to be true. At least in your own universe.
    So choose wisely.



  • Is YOUR universe listening?


    Tell me your story of an experience where the universe was listening to you!
    And if you feel that the universe is listening, why do you feel or think that this can be?

    All serious answers will be posted!
    If you have some good comments, or stories, I may want to add your comments into my PODCAST

    If choosen, you can send me some short audio clips which I will then include in my Postcast with the same title! Please email me at: <ilona(at)ilonaselke.com