Lots of things we read nowadays say that in order to keep our minds fresh and young, we must constantly learn new things. Do things we haven't done before. Something that stretches us. During the evenings this month I'm participating in National Novel Writers Month -- 1700 words a day! Yipes. I feel like I write all the time, yet it's about spirituality, and I'm writing a romance. 1700 words is A LOT. It's giving my imagination a real workout.
What a delightful tool the imagination is. I can create a whole universe, peopled with interesting characters, and do anything I want with those characters. Maybe this is why John Lennon's song "Imagine" is so popular. Yes, the song is about living in a world of peace -- yet it's also about using our imaginations to create that world. We all did it as children. There is something deep inside us that remembers and knows it's possible.
Ernest Holmes, in the glossary of the Science of Mind, writes "We did not make Life and we cannot change it, but we can use It, and the use of Life is through the imagination; because this faculty has, at its roots, the very well-spring of life and action. Imagination carries with it feeling and conviction, which means life and action. It awakens within us all the inner forces of nature and stirs into action latent powers which otherwise would never come to the surface."
What is it that you've been praying for? Have you activated your imagination? If you're praying for a new job, have you "seen" yourself working? Have you "seen" yourself with your new mate? Have you "seen" your body strong and healthy? Have you "seen" yourself walking into the bank and making a big deposit?
At one of Jean Houston's seminars, she recommended getting your whole body into the visualization. She had us imagine what we wanted to be doing, and then told us to act as if we were doing it. I wanted to be a published author - so I sat with my hands up at an imaginary desk, moving my fingers like I was typing on the computer. Then I imagined myself sitting in a bookstore greeting people and signing books and put the action into that.
For a moment - allow yourself to do this. Think about what you want, and then put some action into the visualization.
This is what we did as children. Remember being a princess or a nurse or a warrior? Remember how we used to act out the parts? Let's get back to the place where using our imagination is fun, and awaken that latent power within us!!
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
I recognize the awesome Power of the Universe. It is infinitely intelligent. It is the All There Is. The Source of all and the substance of all.
This Power is within me. I know that one of my key tools in my spiritual tool box is my imagination. I now use this Power to speak Law with all the feeling and belief I can, and declare "I have my heart's desire right now - I can see it!"
In my mind's eye, I see myself doing what I want to do. It is easy to let go of the doubts and fears. I see myself enjoying my life. I see myself filled with a deep sense of purpose and peace. I see myself interacting with people in delightful ways. I see my choices serving not only me but others as well.
As I imagine these things, I know the Universe moves easily to make this my reality. Nothing is impossible for God. I now declare that things move quickly and easily, and with grace and it is good, very good.
Gratefully I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing the Law always works!! And so it is.