What is Imagination?
Imagination includes, among other things, the ability to visualize with the creative parts of your mind and brain in order to activate your resourcefulness, creative, and artistic/scientific brain.
Artistic and scientific are put into one category because they both call upon your ability to think of, imagine, and/or desire to create in your outer world something that you have found within your heart and mind.
We say “found within your heart and mind” because your heart usually yearns for the feedback loop of finding a desire, goal, creative expression, etc. within your heart that you are able to “plant” in your mind.
If these desires, etc. stay only in your heart, you will love it and maybe even love yourself more because of it. But, if this desire does not expand to encompass your mind, it will likely remain an idea and never become a creation.
A “creation” is something that carries a life force. Many of these creations hover within your consciousness, but it is not a creation until you “give it life” in your physical world by sharing it with others. In this manner, your creativity comes “not from you and for you, but through you and to others.”
In this manner, a higher dimensional expression of your SELF, and/or your consciousness, is allowed a manner in which it, your higher dimensional expression of creativity, can flow through the portal of YOUR SELF and into the portals of others who resonate to this higher frequency communication.
Yes, creativity does resonate to a higher frequency because it is a “whole brain experience.” In other words, a creative venture calls on the creator to use both their logical, rational, mental left brain to intermingle with your creative, spontaneous, emotional right brain.
How is imagination experienced?
If one can trust their instincts and their inner messages, imagination can be very helpful to find the Circle of Light that encompasses one’s imagination, to enter into the heart of the one who is imagining.
Some people are taught that imagination is a ‘waste of time,” but, a person who would say that to another is likely unable to allow themselves to enjoy their “whole brain thinking.” Whole brain thinking is when one is able to use both their creative, imaginative right hemisphere and their “take care of business” left hemisphere.
How is imagination shared with others?
Imagination is greatly limited when it is not shared with others. Imagination is often something that can evolve into a new, creative and possible reality. If imagination is ignored, many possible realities are not allowed to be birthed into your physical world.
Therefore, sharing your imagination with others is very rewarding in that your own ideas can be amplified by sharing them with others. Imagination does not live long if it is “shut away” or “kept a secret.”
Fortunately, imagination greatly expands when it is shared. However, it is important to be aware if the one you wish to share with is someone who can also embrace their own imagination. In that manner, there is a freedom of inter-mingling the ideas without the fear of judgment.
On the other hand, if you are ready to share your creative self, you have likely already experienced that “fear of judgment from others” will stop you in your tracks. Therefore, we will now speak about “fear.”
Fear is the enemy of creative expression. On the other hand, creative expression can diminish your fear. It feels very good to allow your imagination to have a voice, a picture and/or any other manner in which your imagination is brought forward from your heart and mind, to be shared with others.
Some people are afraid of the judgment they “may” receive if the expression of imagination is criticized by others. This is normal, so do not feel poorly about yourself if you, too, have experienced fear of judgment regarding your expression of Higher SELF.
When you allow yourself to BE your creative SELF, the joy that you gain from that small act will more than compensate for any judgment from others. Also, be aware that if you present your creativity as “Not coming from you but through you”, then you can better allow your higher self to guide you.
“Coming through you” means that you are serving as a “grounding station” for the higher dimensional waves of creativity that are being sent into the frequency of third/fourth dimensional Earth from the higher dimensions of reality.
When you allow yourself to FEEL the higher energy that flows into you while you are being creative, please take a moment to ask within or above, “Thank you for this transmission. From who, or where, am I receiving this information, and how can I thank you?”
Being thankful for your creative transmissions/ideas will assist you to consciously accept you higher messages, as well as honoring them as a gift that comes THROUGH you, not FROM you.
When you perceive yourself as a “channel of higher dimensional Light,” your human ego will not be activated, as the message is a “gift” from the higher frequencies of reality with whom you are NOW gaining a constant contact.
We say “constant contact” because once you connect with a fifth dimensional and beyond higher being, you are no longer bound by third dimensional time. Then, whenever you feel an urge to document your inter-dimensional messages, you have a “hard copy” to share with others.
Some may share with words, others with pictures, dances, songs etc. In other words, acreative act that you share to express your higher dimensional experiences allows you to more deeply unite your daily consciousness with the higher dimensional consciousness, which come THROUGH you and not FROM you.
Once you are able to give full credit to the Source of your communications and/or inspirations, your ego is excused from your creative act. It is your own ego self who has collected and saved all the times that you were embarrassed, criticized and/or teased for presenting your true creative, multidimensional self.
We Pleiadians often work together with the Arcturians to remind our grounded ones of their “reason for incarnation.” The reason that you chose to take a third dimensional earth vessel within this NOW, is the foundation of the mission that you chose to fulfill within your present incarnation.
One thing that you will be happy to realize is that, even if you judge your self as failing, or feel that others are judging you for what they perceive as a “failure,” if you continue you will find that what others think about you is VERY insignificant compared to how you judge your self.
In fact, allowing your self to “following the flow” of your own inner guidance that you feel deep within, will empower you enough to lovingly send away any inner or outer criticism. This criticism may hurt your feelings, but the joy you feel from expressing your creativity far surpasses your fear of judgment.
You will also find that the joy of allowing your self to express your SELF via whatever form of creativity that you choose, will allow you to send “unconditional love” to those who may judge you. You can send this love because you have allowed yourself to have unconditional love for your self via the expression of your own creative force.
YES, creativity is a “force.” When one is in the act of “creating” something that came THROUGH them, not FROM them, they feel “at ONE” with a higher frequency of reality, as well as a higher frequency of your own Multidimensional SELF.
Yes, ALL humanity has a Multidimensional SELF, even if their wounded consciousness will not allow them to experience their own higher frequencies of SELF. This condition is best healed by allowing someone, a counselor, a loving friend, even a pet, or a walk through Nature, to re-calibrate your “SENSE OF SELF” back to the multidimensional YOU that you have always been, but temporarily forgot.
As you begin to remember your own higher dimensional expressions of SELF, you can more easily adapt to a multidimensional reality in which an “unseen higher guide/SELF” is a common belief that all the members of that frequency of reality are fully embracing.
Many of our ones who chose to take a third dimensional earth vessel to assist with planetary ascension have felt very lonely. However, once they remember the “mission” that they chose before taking this incarnation, they remember that they resonate to many frequencies of reality within the NOW of the ONE.
The concept of multiple realities running parallel within the same NOW is very difficult to accept for those who are still in the Matrix of being “just” third dimensional. It is the slow, or sudden, awakening to the first conscious inter-action with a higher dimensional aspect of your SELF, that will set you onto the “Path of Remembering your SELF.”
At first, most of you believe that your SELF is a different being who resonates to a higher, and/or different, reality. However, if you begin to have regular communications with this “inner being” that you somehow KNOW is real, your third dimensional brain will begin to recalibrate to the receive more and more higher dimensional information.
It is often very helpful to document your experiences with your Higher SELF, as your third dimensional brain often cannot retain fifth dimensional stimuli. Therefore, if you write down, draw, sing and/or share your information two things occur.
One thing that occurs is that your Higher SELF will become aware that you are NOW ready to “take dictation” and share it with your third dimensional reality. The other thing is that:
You will meet others like you, which will make it easier for you to realize that your Higher SELF is in constant communication with you. In fact, as you share your experience with others, you will further open your innate “inter-dimensional portal” to your own higher frequency expressions of your SELF, as well as your Galactic Friends and Family.
Once you have an “open channel” between your third/fourth dimensional physical/astral self and your fifth dimensional higher/multidimensional SELF, your life will move into the next octave of awareness.
With this new, expanded awareness of your Multidimensional SELF and your Multidimensional Reality, you will NEVER feel alone again. You could be alone in the middle of the ocean, but your higher dimensional SELF will be with you, guiding and protecting you.
How are you an expression of your Higher SELF?
The answer to this question is: EVERY DAY in EVERY WAY!
Posted by Suzanne Lie
How can I begin to tell you just how amazing you all are with the ability to experience, think and comprehend? This is termed consciousness, but it goes beyond. You are like a crystal that has a seed that only you, a sovereign entity, can collect and surround around the fabric of your being by the selection of your desires, hopes, views, and imagination; truly sparks of the PRIME SOURCE.
As a spark of light and energy packet the medium you surround yourself with, this becomes the building blocks of the mass and image you become by the valence of your identified energy frequency pulses. The attraction you pulse combines, added to your imagination and emotional broadcasting. Thinking and feeling with our presence overlays the elements of the UNIVERSE to gravitate and become the sediment of your nature.
Just remember this, the unlimited forces of PRIME SOURCE do flow through you like a magnifying lens to the sun. It is only your selection of focus that determines the energy that you can access to affect the material. What you see is how you use your lens of consciousness and you can magnify and bring into focus whatever it is you wish in your material worlds. In the liking of moist sand on the beach, you bring into the form your ideas and feelings and structure your realities as such.
The point here is you are more than you think, but your thinking and self-concepts are your limits or your opportunity to excel and have abundance in your material experiences. Remember, those you choose to mate with and partner with influence your self-perceptions. For you resonate in or out of sync with their views of what you are by their concepts of themselves and their evaluations of you, ever so imprinted on your self-perception and precepts of opportunity to affect the mass you are in, in the material realms.
To see this power one may only look to the effect hypnotism can do when your belief systems of what you can and cannot do have been overwritten to an engrained command. The result is you are not the optimum performance unlimited to your powers. Know this is the power of your inner and outer convictions and surround of other mental groups that form your self-imagery. When you unplug and dream again you can do anything that is within your realms to do.
There are many worlds you will experience, from the material realms into the light and higher realms. When you become excited you greatly aid the forces for orbital jumping and transition. The time is now to recalibrate, as the mass of the material realm is going to make another jump of quanta vibrational leap. Some of your kind will not be able to transition into the next dispensations of reality before you by their perceptions and resonate frequencies, they are held by their actions and harmonic vibrations.
Great opportunities lie ahead for your planet.
Message from Archangel Michael & the Council of Radiant Light
Channeled by Ailia Mira
Hello, Dear Friends,
It’s good to be with you. We are excited and happy to be with you now, and we are looking forward to what you are doing today, what you are feeling today, what you are experiencing today, and to what you will choose to create as your state of being, who you will decide to be.
Today, we’re going to do a little-guided visualization, and we’re going to encourage you to use your will deliberately to entrain yourself into states of being that benefit you and feel good to you.
We always want to encourage you to use your will to lay down new pathways. New pathways and new ways of being, and the creation of those through your focus, is the most fun way for you to be here. You feel like the most you when you feel you’re expanding. You’re always expanding experience, yet you don’t always have the realization of your expansion. Being present in ways that allow you to experience the expansion you’re creating, more directly, is the gap we’re aiming to close in this Soar Fest.
Yesterday, we walked you through an example of how laying down thought patterns can help you to create new behaviors, can help you to bypass patterns or habits of behavior that are well-established gracefully and easily with not too much of an investment in terms of new thoughts.
Today, we want to expand upon laying down new thought patterns decisively by inviting you to use the powerful combination of will plus imagination.
When you use your imagination on purpose, you are doing what you are most naturally doing in your most expansive state of being. You are unconditionally flowing energy and creating. When you allow yourself permission to think about things, to imagine new ways of being or new experiences, and when you allow that kind of thing to be your focus, you feel better, and you feel more of who you truly are.
You can start this very easily, very softly, and it can open up, building into such a beautiful experience of momentum, and it can all happen without too much time investment, either. All of the things we are suggesting you do with your focus happen easily, happen through not much shifting, just a little shifting. Let’s do some of that together today, deliberately focus and use imagination and will. Let’s start here.
Take a look around wherever you find yourself right now and just choose one thing about that environment, your physical environment, that could be enhanced.
Just choose one thing. Allow yourself to imagine that one thing is changing, that one thing. No matter how big or small it is, whatever occurred to you first is the one thing. Allow yourself to feel how you will enjoy that upgrade, and if you like, close your eyes.
Allow yourself to feel and reach even further into what might be a first class version of your environment. Wherever that invitation takes you, let it take you. Be free and open with no cares. Just allow your imagination to flow into what might be a first class version of the ideal environment all around you and feel that.
Feel how wonderful it is to be present in whatever calls to you as an expression of the first class version of your environment. Feel how nice that feels.
Feel how easy and graceful that is. Feel the joy and the beauty of you being in your environment in a way in which you’re surrounded by what you feel would be an even better, or an even first class way that that space might manifest.
How might that space be perfect for you and inspire you? Feel that, and feel how wonderful you can feel as you allow yourself to imagine that. Notice that. Notice the way you feel. Let yourself feel it. Feel the sensations of it, and put yourself into the imagining of it.
Notice the way you move your body in that space. Notice if anyone else is there with you in that space. Notice the temperature and how your skin feels, and notice the view. Notice the way you’re moving. Put yourself into the vision, and feel the way you will feel in this beautiful space. Just let it be soft and effortless and dreamy and wonderful, and then let it go. That’s it. That’s it.
That is effortless creativity using your will plus imagination.
You’ve done more than just call forth an upgraded environment for yourself in the manifest experience. You’ve just laid down some new pathways in your consciousness and entrained your energy into a new way of being.
If you felt pretty great while you did that, then things will happen that feel like that more often. More of that will start to fill in in the manifest, and if you return to that kind of feeling state, you’ll manifest more of that, and ideas about what will also feel that way to you will also come to you.
You don’t even really need to think about that vision again, but feeling that way whenever it occurs to you can feel wonderful for you, and this is how easy it can be. This is how easy it can be.
If you found yourself getting hung up on “the how,” while imagining, or you felt somehow limited or like you couldn’t do it, or as if you don’t have permission to have the setting you’d like, then use your will and imagination on something that is easier for you to play with. This is why we say that. What’s important here to realize is that, first of all, you’ve already abundantly, repeatedly created and defined what you want, emanated your preferences. You do it day in day out.
Secondly, the primary purpose of using your will to imagine is not just to create. It’s to get into a different state and feel differently. It’s to use what you think about to get into alignment. The intention here is to use how you’re focused to reshape your energy, so you feel better, so you’re happier, directly, and the things you focus on are just a means to flow your energy.
We keep returning to this idea, but it’s so important for you to realize that when you focus on trying to make stuff happen, you get in your way. If you focused on feeling the way you want to feel, you would feel the way you want to feel right now, and the stuff that also feels like that would come, too.
When you alter your energy state, the world adjusts to your new state of being. When you use your imagination intentionally, on purpose, with will, or if you want to call it engaging light, whatever words you like, when you use your focus to alter your energy state, you allow yourself to move into new territory in life, new experiences.
When you use imagination to do it, you have an unconditional ability to create the way you want to feel, to create new experiences, yes, but to create how you want to feel regardless of what’s going on or how life is. This is how you bypass patterns and habits. This is how you allow yourself to know you in new ways and to experience new ways of living.
You can lay down new thought patterns this way, and what happens is not just that you create, which you’re doing, but you get more familiar with being in these states of being. You get more familiar with thinking about things you like and feeling good, which means you are getting better at allowing what you feel like you want because you’re feeling good when you think about it.
If you’re not feeling good when you do this kind of thing, then whatever you’re focused on isn’t the thing to focus on. If you’re not feeling good, don’t push. Just let go and do something easier. Focus on something that feels better. Do something that feels a little bit lighter, because what’s always the main event in life is “How do you feel? How do you feel?” and “Are you feeling as good as you want to and as you can right now?”
We say this to you, repeating many ideas, knowing that many of you still spend a lot of time trying to create what you want. We want you to understand in a way that’s going to liberate you, that what you want, you’ve already asked for. It’s already done.
We said the other day; it’s en route to you. For most of you, with most things you want, you’ve asked for them many, many, many, many, many times. What isn’t happening? It’s not the creating part of that equation. It’s the receiving part.
You have created it. It’s trying to come to you. It can’t come to you because you’re not receptive to it. You’ve got to get receptive to it, and we’re inviting you to play with using your imagination to get into feeling states that are more resonant with the life you want to be living by going right for the feelings.
Something as simple as imagining a perfect environment in which you feel more like you, you feel more like the pure you, the one who is joyful and abundant and free and living a glorious first class life, the you who is not resisting life by trying to figure it all out and do it by yourself through action because you’re already living it, that state of being is so beneficial to you. It’s so beneficial to you. It’s you acclimating to being the real you by imagining in ways that feel good to you. You can do this. You could also do this by remembering something wonderful, ideally, something more like how you want life to be all the time.
Any time you’re doing this kind of thing, choosing intentionally to get into the feeling states you like, you are entraining yourself vibrationally to be present in that state more often. You’re creating a momentum of that kind of energy so that you can allow more of that kind of experience to come forth and be realized by you as direct manifestation. The aim here is the feeling state, because the aim here, is more alignment.
The aim is the feeling state. You’re using your will to be who you want to be, not who you have been. You’re using your will, your choice of focus, your imagination to get into states of being that line up with the life you want to be living, and you do it by feeling your way into it because that’s what it’s all about. Do this. Get in. Feel it. Use imagination to enjoy it. Let go.
Little moments like this are very helpful for you, and they’re very wonderful because they acclimate you to the life you want to be living and the way you want to feel.
You could have many moments like this each day. You could pause a few times every day and do this kind of thing for just a few moments. If you did this more often and stopped while it was still feeling really good, you would be easily acclimating to different states of being. All of that would be tuning you to who you want to be, the version of your life you want to be living. Isn’t it easy? This is easy. This is fun, and it feels good. We say this is mastery, so try it and enjoy it.
As you’re doing it, remember, the point is to feel the way you want to feel, so don’t spend your time taking score of how things are showing up. Let the point be “I feel better more often, and I’m learning how to use my imagination to feel more the way I want to feel, and I’m using my imagination to discover how it feels to be me in ways that are really, really fun and really, really elevating. I do it whenever it occurs to me, and I get in and out, and it’s fun.”
Let it be light. Let feeling be your aim. Let that be your goal, and let Life, let Creation deliver what comes to you from that without demanding or evaluating how fast or how well it’s producing. Focus on feeling better. Focus on alignment.
If you would make that your aim in life and use your will for that purpose, life would get so good so fast you wouldn’t believe it. But you can’t pretend to do this for this feeling and be doing it hoping five minutes later, something marvelous is going to manifest. It won’t work. You have to learn to be honest with yourself and feel the difference.
As you do this, you can discover your unconditional capacity to be in alignment and feel good and be happy. You can find out what that’s like, and you can get better and better at generating states of being like that for yourself in which you feel wide open and free.
You can do this out of love for you and with the knowledge that there’s only now.
There’s only now, and if now, you imagine on purpose in a way that feels awesome to you, the only thing that can come from now is more awesome, so focus on the feelings.
Use your will to strengthen your joy muscle, your capacity to be who you truly are.
We are complete.
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by Nicole Frolick, Guest writer, In5D.com
Imagination is not bound by time, space or rules. Imagination is an expression of our limitlessness and is 5th dimensional thought form.
We’ve been conditioned to disbelieve our imagination as we transitioned out of childhood into adolescence and most definitely once reaching adulthood. We are conditioned to believe that what we IMAGINE is only in our heads…not real.
But, if our perception creates our reality, then doesn’t our present conditioning of imagination become unsupported?
As adults, when we look at the spirit of children we are brought back to our own childlike spirit that has been suppressed to accommodate ‘the real world’. When we see the world through children’s eyes, we begin to remember all of the possibilities we once dreamed of. Some of us had invisible friends, some of us spoke to the trees and animals, some of us looked up to the sky and wondered who was looking back at us. We imagined we could be anything. Do anything. Our imagination was free to explore anything and everything we chose to in that moment. Fear was not yet conditioned into us, and limits or boundaries were not yet set.
Now as adults we live within set boundaries and conditioned fears. Some of them have been imposed on us through society, family, and institutions. Some of them are self-imposed. We live from a very limited Self. If something doesn’t fall within the realm of conditioned ‘reality’ then it becomes an impossibility and therefore cannot exist.
Today, I am challenging your 3rd/4th dimensional mind. As I have written in previous posts, we as a human race are shifting the collective consciousness from the 3rd/4th dimensions into the 5th dimension. People are waking up and asking more questions instead of sleepily accepting what they are told as truth. This is a process of ascension that each of is going through at this current time (whether you are aware of it or not). No process will ever be the same and so what you experience and the timeline in which you experience it will be unique to you and your frequency. There is no right or wrong. There is only what is true to you in this moment.
One of the greatest ways to tap into/progress your ascension is through meditation and connecting to Source. Some of you may call this God, Prime Creator, Buddha, the Universe…it doesn’t matter what we call it, only that we connect with it. There is no judgment at this level so it does not recognize names as we do, therefore what you choose to call it is totally up to you.
One of my favorite techniques that I use in my meditations is free flowing imagination. I allow my mind to show me what I am ready to see, and I observe without judgment. This has become one of the most incredibly enlightening aspects of my meditation practice because I am re-training myself to drop the 3D limited conditioning of my mind and allowing 5D limitless thought back in (which is our original thought creation before all of the conditioning).
When approaching this technique (which I only call it that because most of us have forgotten it’s actually our inherent ability) the most important aspect to remember is to be in a constant state of ALLOWANCE and be prepared to drop all JUDGMENTS. Judgments are limits. They are born through our ego. Allowance is free flowing. It is our spirit connected to Source. It is the willingness to let go of what we think things should be and ALLOW them to be what they are.
Once you can re-master this inherent ability, you are free to follow your imagination to anywhere it wants to take you. And when you allow this to happen you will be amazed at what you begin to see, hear, feel, and/or remember.
Imagination is 5th dimensional thought. Being aligned with this frequency will allow you to tap into energies many believe only ‘psychic’ people can tap into: loved ones that have passed, angels, your guides, your higher Self and so on. The truth is that we all have psychic abilities but many of us are unaware of how to tap into them. Imagination coupled with meditation is one of the best ways that I know how to reach this realm.
You may ask, “What will I see? Who will I hear?”
That completely depends on you. Some of us are more clairvoyant and will be stronger with our visions. Some of us are more clairaudient and will be stronger with sounds. Some of us are more clairsentient and will be stronger with how things feel. This doesn’t mean that you can’t access all three. One is usually more dominant and that will be your main gateway to the higher realms.
The Universe is based on the Law of Freewill and so if you want to connect and ask for guidance from your inner teacher/higher Self (I like to call it my inner teacher as ‘higher’ tends to denote superiority which is not the case here), your angels, and/or guides then you must ask for the guidance. They are willing to help and actually are just waiting for you to ask so that they may assist you. You may say, “But I have asked for help, and no one has answered.” The key is to open yourself up to the frequency they communicate on. That is the frequency of the 5th dimension. They are answering you, but you may not be allowing yourself to hear, see, or feel them.
Through free flow imagination, I have been able to connect to Archangels Michael, Raphael, and Uriel, as well as Ascended Masters St. Germain and Isis to name a few. The messages are always filled with love and if I ask, they assist me with my healing and remembering. I’ve been able to connect to past lives as far back as Atlantis. Sounds crazy? Only to the limited mind. Only to the mind still choosing to believe in the 3D world around them. Once you access 5th dimensional consciousness, you start to question everything in 3D.
Many of us have had dreams of passed loved ones visiting us to relay that they are ‘ok’ and in a better place. Many of us have sensed that we have been saved from a horrible accident through divine intervention. These are not ‘figments of our imagination’. They are beautiful signs letting us know we are not alone. We never have been.
For those of you choosing to deepen your spiritual connection, discover answers to long asked questions, and/or connect with higher realms, access your imagination. Allow it to free flow. Follow the journey it will take you on without judging it. Like your muscles, the more you try this, the stronger you will become at it. Document everything you see, hear, feel, and remember. Don’t judge it as this blocks your flow. It may not make sense immediately until you have a conversation with someone, read something online, hear a song, etc that will spark the connection of puzzle pieces into one grand picture.
By our very divine creation, we are limitless beings. We were never intended to live small or in limit. The best way to revisit your limitlessness is through the power of your imagination. Imagination is 5th dimensional thought and is your inherent ability to revisit and realign with. Your world is created on the inside first. Start from within and watch your outer world expand to match the frequency of your imagination.
Love and expansion,
About the author: Nicole Frolick is an international expert on Flexibility and the author of Inflexible Me: Expanding Past the Inflexible Barriers of the Body, Mind, and Soul. Utilizing her Four Fundamentals of Flexibility, Nicole shares with her audiences the importance of flexibility in accessing the greatest potential of individuals and companies. If you are looking to expand your meditation practice but need assistance, you can email me at email@example.com for more information. To learn more please visit http://inflexibleme.com/
Imagination is our inner vision. It is the magical bridge between the everyday and the ethereal realm, the gateway between the finite and the infinite.
Children naturally have vivid imaginations and use this innate faculty to explore and animate life. With the advent of science and rationality, a clear distinction between the fanciful and the concrete came to define our understanding of reality.
The magical enchantment of the world largely receded into the cracks and humans were left to operate within the confines of the ordinary, the quantifiable, and the normal.
We came to see imagination as something of little value, to be left behind in childhood.
Today we are rediscovering the importance of imagination. Quantum physics has transformed our understanding of the landscape of reality and our role in it.
Quantum theory has forced the scientific community to question the assumption that consciousness cannot affect external reality.
Increasingly, evidence demonstrates that due to the intimate way we are energetically entangled with all that exists, our thoughts do have the ability to affect our physical world.
As a result more people are opening to the possibility that we can indeed use the power of our minds to influence what unfolds in our external reality.
An important way that we can use imagination to improve our quality of life is through visualization. Visualization is a cognitive tool using our imagination as a vehicle to explore an idea, action, or outcome.
As a practice visualization can be used to rehearse, investigate, or induce a particular state of mind. For example we could imagine ourselves engaged in our dream job, picture ourselves in a highly relaxing scenario, or watch ourselves conquering a fear.
The more we repeat the process and the richer we make the experience, the more entrenched the positive scenario becomes in our subconscious and thus the more likely it will be to manifest in reality.
Of course there are many factors that influence us at unconscious levels. So, while visualization cannot guarantee any particular outcome, it is still seen as effective enough that today many professionals and athletes use this technique to help prepare them for events and challenging circumstances.
One of the reasons that visualization is such a powerful tool is that the subconscious and physical brain are not able to distinguish between what we experience in our external reality and what we see in our mind’s eye.
It has been established that mental images (imagining/visualizing) activate the same parts of the brain as actual sensory input – this means that these parts of the brain can’t differentiate between real and imagined input.
The brain will respond by releasing the same chemicals into the body regardless of whether the stimulus is real or imagined.
Here is an amazing example of what that can mean for us: Guang Yue, an exercise psychologist from Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, compared a group of volunteers who performed physical workouts with another group who only imagined doing virtual exercise in their heads.
He found that a 30% muscle increase in the group who engaged in physical movement. However, the group of participants who only imagined doing the weight training exercises increased muscle strength by almost half as much (13.5%).
In another similar study, Brian Clark from Ohio University recruited 29 volunteers and wrapped their wrists in surgical casts for an entire month. Throughout this period, fifty percent of the volunteers thought about exercising their immobilized wrists.
For 11 minutes a day, 5 days a week, they focused on seeing themselves flexing their muscles. When the casts were removed, the group that imagined doing exercises were found to have wrist muscles that were twice as strong than the group that had done nothing.
Another story that illustrates the power of mental visualization is described by Wenger in his book, “The Einstein Factor”. Wegner describes an American soldier who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
For more than seven years this man was confined alone in a tiny cell with barely enough room to stretch his limbs. In order to maintain his sanity he played a detailed game of eighteen hole golf in his mind every single day.
When he was finally released and allowed to return to the United States he found that without having stepped foot on an actual course for so many years, he managed to cut 20 strokes off his game (which is apparently pretty amazing!) just through using his imagination to visualize himself playing golf.
One of the reasons that visualization is such a powerful tool is that it allows us to engage and interact with our unconscious. While science is able to document some of what we are capable of at the deeper levels, there is still an enormous amount of mystery around what the unconscious actually is.
It is not something that can be dissected and examined with a microscope. We may have mapped so much of our physical world, but our internal one is still largely uncharted territory.
Many believe that the unconscious is in fact the wellspring of our personal reality and this is why visualization, which uses imagery and feeling to communicate with the unconscious, is so effective.
However, when we understand that visualization is a tool that can help us shape our reality, it becomes clear that it is important to use it wisely. Unfortunately, for a majority of adults’ imaginative skills are most often used unconsciously, in conjunction with worry.
While it is important to allow feelings to be expressed, and a little worrying is part of a balanced approach to life because it can act as a trigger to propel us into action, all too often it is given so much energy that it becomes a destructive force in our life.
If we see visualization as a tool to magnify our desires and communicate with our unconscious, we can see why it is so important to avoid coupling it with worry.
Instead of floating down the stream of our imagination on the boat of trouble and trepidation, we would be better off using it consciously and constructively to reinforce a desirable outcome.
One of the most important conditions for successful visualization is to cultivate a relaxed state of mind. When our brains are operating at the soothing alpha level we are less likely to feel stress or engage in negative thinking.
When we combine the relaxed alpha state, which encourages our brains to produce ‘happy’ chemicals (endorphins, serotonin etc), with vivid imagery and feeling, we create a powerful tool for making our dreams become reality.
Focus on the feelings (e.g. how do you feel being successful at a particular venture), as this is where the key communication is taking place. The more we can cultivate real feeling the more powerful the exercise will be.
Include as much sensory information and details as possible. Use smells, textures, colours, emotions to enrich and deepen the experience.
Repetition is helpful as the unconscious responds to the messages it receives consistently. (Which is why habitual negative self-talk can have such damaging consequences on what we create in our reality). However, make sure not to just go through the motions in your mind… remember that rich feeling is key.
Alpha states, which create ideal conditions for visualization can be encouraged through relaxing activities such as listening to soothing music (binaural beats are particularly effective), walking in nature, meditating, and dancing.
About the author:
Christina Lavers is a writer, an artist, a creative enthusiast, and an inner world explorer. Born in Montreal Quebec, Canada, she now lives with her life partner and son in a rainforest pocket in the hills behind Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia. She spends her time playing, creating, growing and sharing.
Christina is devoted to assisting people to find and connect with their own creative magical current that flows deep within. She is now offering a comprehensive e-course designed to help people light up their world with passion and creativity. You can access Section One here for free!
Christina has also recently published her first full length book, a memoir about her wild awakening journey entitled Jump Into the Blue, and she is currently working on the next one.
“My journey has been about personal alchemy… exploring the mysteries of my soul and my environment, and learning to bring all aspects, the light and the dark, together with the transcending ingredient… love. The more I uncover and nurture the wounded aspects of my being, the more whole and grounded I feel and the more my outer world reflects the love, wonder and magic I have discovered inside”.
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The Images Your Imagination Brings You are Real
8 June 2016
By DL Zeta, www.celestialvision.org
Whatever images of future possibilities your imagination brings you are true probabilities. If you are seeing your self in a harmonious relationship, it is within your field of possibilities. In fact, your imagination will not bring you anything that is not within your field of possibilities. In other words, you are already all that you imagine — and more.
The question is, how do you access the reality where this possibility exists? Sadly, if you hold a core belief that is not in harmony with the reality you desire, this tends to block your access to it. However, it is possible to discover your core beliefs and change them.
Gaining awareness of your beliefs is the first step. This discovery process can begin with an examination of your core beliefs. A core belief is a deeply-held version of your personal truth. It may be a truth adopted during a time when you were very young, or more limited in terms of understandings than you are now.
Discovering and Transforming Core Beliefs
To discover your core beliefs, examine various situations in your life and ask your self what kind of beliefs a person would hold in order to create them. In this way, you become a detective in your own life, tracking the course of your deeply-held beliefs. As detective, stand back from your self several steps. Become a detached observer. Pay attention to details. Question your self about situations in your life, and take notes on the answers. Ask your self if your current beliefs have assisted you or held you back. Are there payoffs in holding these beliefs? If so, are these benefits helping you grow, or are they limiting you in some way?
As you gain awareness of your beliefs, you are able to “see through” beliefs that no longer apply. When you release an old belief, you can replace it with a new one.
For example, the belief, “I’m not worthy of love,” may have been adopted during a time in childhood when identity and self-worth was mistakenly derived from the actions of others. This belief can be replaced with the belief, “I deserve unconditional love.” It is important to feel the emotions associated with this belief, for it is emotion that brings beliefs into being. Begin to act on this new belief. Ask your self what actions a person who loves themselves unconditionally would take. Once more, stand back as a detached observer and ask your self what someone who is already living this reality would do.
It is this process of “core reality change” that allows you to step into a new parallel reality where you are experiencing the identity and reality of your choice.
Excerpt from Portals of Spirit: Multidimensional Doorways for Healing and Transformation by DL Zeta
For more information, visit http://www.celestialvision.org
Rob Breszny – You Are a Prophet
PRONOIA Is the Antidote for Paranoia
Your imagination is the single most important asset you possess. Your imagination is your power to create mental pictures of things that don’t exist yet and that you want to bring into being. Your imagination is what you use to shape your future. And so in your own way, you are a prophet. You generate countless predictions every day.
Your imagination is the source, tirelessly churning out mental pictures of what you’ll be doing in the future. The featured prophecy of the moment may be as simple as a psychic impression of yourself devouring a fudge brownie at lunch or as monumental as a daydream of some year building your dream home on a mountainside in Hawaii.
Your imagination is a treasure when it spins out scenarios that are aligned with your deepest desires. Indeed, it is an indispensable tool in creating the life you want; it’s what you use to form images of the conditions you’d like to inhabit and the objects you hope to wield.
Nothing manifests on the material plane unless it first exists as a mental picture. But for most of us, the imagination is as much a curse as a blessing. We’re often just as likely to use it to conjure up premonitions that are at odds with our conscious values — that’s the result of having absorbed toxic programming from the media and from our parents at an early age and from other influential people in our past.
Fearful fantasies regularly pop up into our awareness, many disguising themselves as rational thoughts and genuine intuitions. Thos fearful fantasies may hijack our psychic energy, directing it to exhaust itself in dead-end meditations. Every time we entertain a vision of being rejected or hurt or frustrated, every time we rouse and dwell on a memory of a painful experience, we’re basically blasting ourselves with a hex.
Meanwhile, ill-suited longings are also lurking in our unconscious mind, impelling us to want things that aren’t good for us and that we don’t really need. Anytime we surrender to the allure of these false and trivial and counterproductive desires, our imagination is practicing a form of black magic. This is the unsavory aspect of the imagination that the Zen Buddhists deride as the “monkey mind.”
The monkey mind is the part of our mental apparatus that’s filled with pictures that endlessly zip around with the energy of an agitated monkey. If we can stop locating our sense of self in the endless surge of the monkey mind’s slapdash fantasies, only then might we be able to be here now and want what we actually have. But whether our imagination is in service to our noble desires or in the thrall of compulsive fears and inappropriate yearnings, there is one constant:
The prophecies of our imagination can be pretty accurate. Many of our visions of the future do come to pass. The situations we expect to occur and the experiences we rehearse and dwell on are at least sometimes reflected back to us as events that confirm our expectations. Does that mean that our mental projections create the future? Let’s consider that possibility. What if it’s at least partially true that what we expect will happen does tend to materialize? Well, here’s the logical conclusion: It’s downright stupid and self-destructive to keep infecting our imaginations with pictures of loss and failure, doom and gloom, fear and loathing.
The far more sensible approach is to expect blessings and joy and peace and fulfillment and understanding and meaningfulness. And that’s the reason why I’m so reverent in composing my messages for you. If I’m to be one of the influences you invite into the intimate sanctuary where you nurse your self-fulfilling prophecies, I really want to be gentle with you. It’s why I avoid invoking worry and doubt, and instead nudge you in the direction of passion, integrity, happiness, and generosity. And that’s exactly the approach I’d like you to take.
I want you to pay ultimate respect to yourself. Understand your power as a potent prophet of your own life. Flush away the images running around your imagination that are not in harmony with your life goals. Create images that encourage you to be your best. Cultivate feelings and ideas and imaginations that are in alignment with your highest ideals and deepest desires.
By choice, I keep rolling the dice and shoving all my chips in. I know what the term “human potential,” used so foolishly and narrowly, actually means and implies, when you cut away the nonsense.
And I know how mind/matrix cooperates to block off that knowledge.
Maybe many people know this. Some days, I think they do. Some days, I don’t.
The mind/matrix has the capacity to back up any story a person wants to tell himself about his own life. Especially, ESPECIALLY when that story is self-limiting and small and ordinary.
A person wants to live a life of limited spaces? He needs a story to explain that choice. Mind/matrix will provide details, will back it up, will offer material for the tale. The fable. The myth.
You try to pry open that door and expose the limited nature of the story and you’d better have a dozen crowbars and some C-4, because it’s going to be a long day. And at the end of it, nothing will have changed, because we’re talking about DEDICATION here.
Dedication to story. Commitment to the content of the story.
This is how a circumscribed life happens. Through the story a person tells himself.
There is really only one universal solvent that will wash away that story: imagination.
Without it, a person is just rearranging deck chairs on his own personal Titanic.
Imagination doesn’t only have the capacity to change the story line; it can create many new stories. It can eradicate old content by opening up an unlimited sky of possibility.
But most people are afraid of that. They want a fable where all actions to be taken are clear and obvious. They want to live a limited life and they want to be proud of it. They want to hold on to anything that will deny the existence and power of imagination.
They want to tell themselves a story that will make ignorance into wisdom. They want what they claim is “realism.” They want everything to be “real.” What does that mean? It means they have a secret religion called WHAT ALREADY EXISTS.
The ultimate basis of all mind control is: whatever it takes to deny the true power of imagination.
The exact same thing can be said about the ultimate aim of political repression.
To understand, to get an idea about what imagination is capable of, you need to go to ART. That’s the very best place to go. But again, people are fearful. They need to say art is just a distraction, a foolish kind of playing in the face of far more serious matters. They’ll cover their eyes and block off their minds to avoid such a confrontation. They’ll drown in their own stagnant juices if they have to, to maintain their denial. They’ll run around in circles or drug themselves or turn upside own. Anything to avoid looking at what imagination can do.
They’ll sign up for an organized religion with all its symbols and priests, just so they can prostrate themselves before some fragment of frozen poetry that forms the basis of that religion. They’ll even deny themselves direct access to the God they believe in, and opt for a structure that demands loyalty to a hundred rules as the price to pay, to be connected to God.
They’ll find some way to put a ceiling on life and live under it.
Imagination has no ceiling. It is waiting to be called into action. It can wait a thousand years. It can wait forever.
It can outlast all passivity.
When imagination is put on hold, a civilization dies. It can look like many other causes are producing the decline and fall, but at bottom it’s the lack of imagination. That’s why societies go into the swamp. That’s why the individual decides his best choice is to be part of a group.
A group has no imagination.
A group can supply story-line to a seeking mind, but that’s all. It can never supply the faculty that makes stories.
This society provides millions of outlets that offer “better stories.” But it doesn’t offer the underlying power to create new stories.
A tree, a rock, a leaf, a vase, an ashtray. They each have a story. It may be beautiful, pedestrian, or ugly. But it is one story per object. A human has the capacity to invent an infinite number of stories, but because most humans can’t perceive the value of doing that, they, the only creatures on the planet who have this ability, toss it away like an old rag. They default. They shrug it off.
To understand life at a more expansive level, you have to go there.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, and the New EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com
This is music by Thom Brennan called Silver Part 3. Float with the music. No thoughts. Feel the music with your heart. Let your new 5D Light Body take shape in your imagination. Afterwards, write your experience into your Journal.