Saturday, February 20, 2010

Imagine!

I have always been a dreamer. Ever since childhood I had an active imagination. In fact I now believe many of my 'imaginary' friends were truly spirit guides showing themselves to me in a way a child could understand. Even today, when stuck in line at the bank, or waiting for a car repair, I can amuse myself by going into my imagination and visiting far away places. I can lay on the beach, fly over the rainforest, or walk with my feet in the creek, all the while sitting in some ugly vinal chair with bright fluorescent lights overhead and a waiting room full of people. This ability to imagine actually plugs us into our right brain - the part of our brain that children engage, and the part of our brain where we 'try out' future scenarios in our lives to see if they are actually what we want to create, or not.

I have had many people tell me that they have no imagination, but truly I don't believe that. Humanity is programmed to imagine worst case scenarios! We do it all the time. And we rehash the past over and over in our minds. That is nothing but imagination and memory working together. Try this exercise if you want to practice imagining. Think of a lemon. Imagine you can feel it's bumpy skin in your hands or perhaps see its bright yellow color. Imagine you take a bit of it... can you imagine the tartness? The spray? Practice with anything you like, a little every day.

Next take the exercise a step further and imagine that your life is how you would like it to be. What kind of life do you have? What kind of environment do you live in? How do you feel as you wake up every morning. Imagine waking up and feeling totally at peace because all your bills are under control and you love your life. Imagine you are loved and imagine what it would feel like to feel so grateful because you love the people in your life. Or create your own dream.

If you do this every day, you sow the seeds of manifestation. You start to recognize what matches your dreams in real life and you start to want to move away from those things that are not a vibrational match. You become pickier! You feel longings whereas before you put up with things that didn't make you happy. Yes, we have to feel more when we start dreaming, and that does include both joy and sadness, but in acknowledging all feelings within, we do create movement. We get the stuck energy flowing. And then we start to receive guidance to assist us in creating what we want.

When I want something in my life, I always imagine it first. Lately because I'm still working on feeling amazing physically, I am imagining a time in my life when I was much younger, and very strong, spry, and flexible. It took a little practice, because now I sit all day at work, and back then I was active. I had to stretch my consciousness and practice focusing on what it felt like to feel so active. But soon I could get to that day dream and when I did, I felt the energy in my body light up and get happy. I wanted to move more. Exercise stopped feeling like a chore and started feeling like a craving! And all this came from simply allowing myself to sit and imagine.

I also wanted some new pots and pans lately so I imagined them first. I imagined feeling excited because I was finding them at a big discount, bringing them home and cooking wonderful meals. Sure enough, within a week I got the urge to go to a store and there they were, at a big discount! I was able to give my old ones to a friend in need and we all won.

So far from being idle time, or a frivolous pursuit your imagination is the key to a beautiful future.

Long ago the angels gave me this little poem that I have on my desk:

Imagination is the key
To any future
I dare to Dream

I let it wander
I let it play
I let it dare to dream
My perfect, joyous abundant, life
Each and every day.

In the words of John Lennon, "Imagine all the people. Living life in peace." We could change the world, starting with ourselves first, if we started to envision our lives differently. Why not start today?

Have a happy week, or if you're not sure it will be... imagine you will!
Love,
Ann

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