Using Dick Sutphen’s book “The Oracle Within” I asked the question:

“What do we most need to know at this time?”

No.119 Will Versus Imagination

This is all about making our dreams come true by going within – the following portions of this section are most relevant to helping us gain some understanding about this:

“Imagination is more powerful than willpower…Change begins with imagination, and imagination is the most powerful reprogramming technique…Visualize your objective as an already accomplished fact. This way your subconscious fully comprehends the goal and can begin to manipulate circumstances that will eventually bring the goal into manifestation.”

So…the subconscious works best when we use images, colors and symbols, hence visualizing what we want is far more productive than merely talking or writing about it (i.e. relying on affirmations only).