This month I wanted to share with you a reminder about the power of the imagination and how we’re all capable of creating the lives we truly desire. I’ve adapted it from Sandy Gallagher.
I heard an interesting story not long ago…
A 23-year-old woman went to the supermarket to buy groceries. When she returned to her car, she heard a loud noise and felt something hit the back of her head. She thought she had been shot.
She reached up and felt what she thought were her brains coming out. She passed out and woke up a few minutes later.
The young woman sat there motionless for over an hour with her hands held behind her head. A gentleman walked by and noticed that something was wrong, so he called the police.
When the police arrived, they asked the woman to open the door. She said she couldn’t because she had been shot in the back of the head, and she was holding her brains in.
The police broke the window and made a surprising discovery: A tin of biscuits that she had placed in the back seat had exploded, and a wad of dough had hit the back of her head. The woman had imagined the dough was her brains.
You may have heard some version of that whacky story before. While there’s no truth to it, it’s an amusing illustration of the kinds of things that can happen when we let our imagination run wild in the wrong direction.
The story is extreme, yet never underestimate the power of the imagination. It transcends logic and taps into the infinite field of potential where all possibilities exist.
When used in the right direction, imagination allows us to consciously and intentionally bring our deeply held dreams and desires into our physical reality.
Unfortunately, most of us use our imagination the wrong way. We dwell on negative or fearful thoughts, and eventually, they come to pass.
It’s a beautiful and simple concept when you stop and think about it. Any image that you turn over to your subconscious mind, which is your emotional mind, controls the vibration you’re in. And your vibration controls your actions, which control your results.
Therefore, negative thoughts (images) ultimately yield negative results. Fair thoughts lead to fair results. And positive thoughts create positive results.
Now really think about this-
It takes the same amount of energy to consciously choose uplifting and original ideas as it does to unconsciously keep having the same old thoughts day in and day out.
So, it takes the same amount of effort to dream of enjoying greater prosperity and abundance as it does to think about improving by only a small amount.
Imagining having increasingly loving and fulfilling relationships requires the same amount of energy as thinking about maintaining the status quo.
And creating a picture of enjoying perfect health well into your golden years takes the same amount of effort as thinking your health will fail when you reach the age that your parents passed away.
Take a moment to do this:
If you’ve lost touch with your imagination and what it can do, take a moment to watch a young child play. Watch as the child engages in creative thought that turns the mundane into a delightful experience. It turns a torn bed sheet into a cape that gives the person wearing it special powers. Or a discarded box becomes a mighty fortress, and a bathtub turns into the deep blue sea.
Taking a few moments to view the world through a child’s eyes is enough to bring back the joy and wonder that imagining in the right direction brings. Your reality is merely a reflection of what you have chosen to accept and focus on in the world.
When you turn your thoughts to what you really want to create in your life, you are limited only by your ability to envision your loftiest ideal.
Stop wasting that kind of imaginative power by focusing on your current results. It only perpetuates a “new” reality that is just more of the same.
You are the director, the screenwriter and the star of the movie of your life. So, no matter how good or bad your current circumstances may be, venture into your imagination to focus on a better reality.
You and I have the ability to create so much more, and it is up to us to use our imaginations to change our lives and our world for the better.
Our thinking and imagining is often so habitual you might not even realise that you are creating more of the same instead of a higher goal or desire. Become aware of your thoughts and shift your thinking in order to shift your results. You’ll be very pleased that you did.