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Visualization Clarity Exercise



I've been using a technique to enhance the clarity of visualization of my tulpa for a long time; I don't know if it's been posted to the forum yet, so I thought I'd contribute it here. To start, imagine your tulpa in whatever level of detail you can--typically I like to have them in a neutral pose, but my tulpa likes to move around a bunch when we're doing this, so your mileage may vary. Regardless of how they move, identify parts of the visualization that seem "fuzzy" in some way; that could be a literal lack of definition, or it could be that the exact appearance of the part changes over time, or it could be that it doesn't move naturally. Whatever the case, when you identify this part, "zoom in" on it.

By zooming in, I mean stop focusing on the image as a whole, and focus on that one part; find what is unclear about it, and try to make that lack of clarity go away. There are various ways of doing this--some of the ones I use often are asking questions, direct changes, and using a reference. To ask questions, simply drill down with deduction to find what is "fuzzy" about this area. So, "are their eyes the right color?" "Do they have feathers here at the joint?" "How do their muscles flex when they rotate their arm like this?" Those kinds of questions will help clarify what the problem is exactly. Once you know what the problem is, the issue will often resolve itself. Another method is just direct changes--look at the thing, and change it until it feels right. Fur has a weird pattern? Change it to something different repeatedly until it resolves. To help that along, you might want to isolate this problem to a new context. If there are real-life visual references for the tulpa, or the part you're focusing on, it may help to bring those up and focus on the "problem area" on the real reference, and bring that info back to your imagination.

After you've fixed or at least worked on one area for a bit, it's a good idea to zoom back out (focus on the tulpa as a whole) and try to integrate the changes you made to the isolated piece to the whole tulpa. It's normal for the overall picture to be fuzzy once you zoom back out--you've been focusing on just one part, after all. Try and re-clarify the overall image without losing what you just worked on--and then zoom in on whatever's still bugging you. Rinse and repeat this process until you get bored or have to move on. Just like all parts of tulpamancy, it's better to have a habit of this than have a marathon session where your tulpa looks perfect at the end. Consistency is more important than intensity.

There are ways to increase the intensity of this practice, too. Have your tulpa move around, and try to clarify motion. Have them pose in various ways, and try to keep the image clarity at a level you're happy with for the entire duration. Practice for longer; integrate it passively into your day, so you focus on imagining them in smaller chunks at regular intervals.

To recap and simplify:
1. Imagine your tulpa at any level of detail; just a fuzzy idea is fine
2. "Zoom in" on any parts that are fuzzy, starting with something easy
3. "Zooming in" means making that fuzzy part more clear. Ask questions like 'how does this part of their body rest,' or 'how do their claws work;' focus on it until you can clearly picture it, even if only from one angle
4. Work your way up to more complexity; so, you get their face right, zoom back out and see if there's another part you can clarify, rotate them in your head, have them pose differently, have them move around in new ways
5. Rinse/repeat--it's normal if parts get fuzzy after you zoom out and clear up a different spot. Just keep playing whack-a-mole for a little while (I like to go between 15-60 minutes of it), and then move on to something else
6. Practice on a daily basis is more important than marathon visualization sessions--consistency > intensity

Hope this helps!


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