[Visualization] Having a hard time visualizing
I'm having a lot of trouble with visualizing. Now I've read most of the visualization guides on this forum such as this one and it appears I'm unable to sustain a visualized image in my minds eye. I've read how people say "visualize an apple, what comes to mind" and I can see the apple, but it's not clearly seen, and when I say that I don't mean that there is something obscuring it. It's like I can see it as a glimpse or a flash of an apple, but I cannot keep it there for long. I can keep thinking about it but it will not stay there continuously. If I read a book I can imagine what is going on in my head, but it's never as clear as other people are saying it is when they do so.

The only thing that makes me feel better about the fact that I'm so terrible at visualizing is that I have been able to lucid dream on and off for 4 or so years now. When I'm in the hypnagogic state I can see images clearer than if I was looking at it in real life, and with no trouble in keeping the image there. I have read the guide on these forums about using lucid dreams to help with the creation process of a Tulpa and I plan on using that method.

The problem is I cannot do this 100% of the time. I will usually enter a dream and it will be non-lucid. If I am awoken by something that needs my immediate attention I cannot induce a "WILD". So I would like to have a way to improve my visualization skills while awake.

Since it appears most people have some sort of innate ability to imagine without the same problems I'm facing, most of the information that I've read about visualization doesn't really help me, and it can make me feel a little hopeless.

I don't know if taking some sort of nootropic would help me visualize while awake better or if there's anything I can really do to improve the clarity of my minds eye. I'd really appreciate any feedback I can get, especially if someone has gone through the same troubles visualizing as I have.

( I do apologize if the formating of this post is odd, I haven't used an actual forum in a little over 2 years and English was never my strong point.)

Edit:It would appear others are having a problem replying to this thread, so I've been receiving some help through private messages, if you think you have any advice that could help me please don't hesitate to send me a private message, even if I've already heard the advice I still appreciate it greatly.

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