The path to your dreams can be thought of as a two-step process:
First feel your feelings. Generate that action inside, even if your feelings aren't as positive as you would like them to be. They are still your feelings, and instead of denying them or stuffing them underground, feel them. But this time, put your positive desire with those feelings.
Feel your feelings while you imagine what it is you desire, and do this for two minutes each day. This is your fuel to launch your future.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us”
- Helen Keller
Feel good first, then the energy pulls in more good feelings like a magnetic attraction that is irresistible. This raises your frequency, improves your hormonal balance, and your life all around improves and with enough good positive attention - is transformed.
I wrote myself a check for $10 Million and I gave myself 3 years and I dated it for Thanksgiving, 1995. Just before Thanksgiving, 1995 I found out I was going to make $10 Million on Dumb and Dummer. " Jim Carey
Your Imagination is Your Preview of Life's Coming Attractions - Albert Einstein
Published in the Healthy Times Feb-March, San Diego edition 2014
THE POWER OF YOUR IMAGINATION –
Six Simple Steps to Your Dreams
The character of Dorothy in Wizard of Oz has only one wish – to find her way home. She is led to the Yellow Brick Road, the gold standard of paths that can lead you to your own greatest desires by way of your imagination.
Your imagination is your creative center. Self-discovery will replace isolation and loneliness; fulfillment fills in the gap of uncertainty. When you are absorbed by your passions, the benefits like success or financial profit are the icing on an already satisfying cake. Known as ‘autotelic,’ your main goal is the experience you get from doing it.
Our unconscious doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Put yourself in your dream and ‘pretend’ it’s true, and your brain believes it. Once you discover the value of your imagination, you are like the prodigal son returning home.
You use your imagination anyway, but you might not be attracting what you want. Events can happen at lightning speed, so fast you usually don’t connect them to your thoughts, images, and emotions Like a child behind the wheel of a car, you might worry that it’s too much heavy equipment too soon. The good news is, when you consciously use your imagination with clarity and intention, you can create the life of your dreams.
Here are six simple steps to finding your own Emerald City:
1. First direct your thoughts in a positive direction;
2. Then pay attention to your inner speech which follows your thoughts. Hermes, the Olympian Greek god of transitions and boundaries, said: “To change your life, you must change your inner talking, for ‘life’ is the union of word and mind.”
3. "Emotionalize” - Your imagination will give you supportive pictures to light your way, evoking the ‘spice’ of emotion as an anchor.
4. Say ‘yes’ to your dreams. ‘No’ doesn’t move you forward. You might be afraid of making a mistake but remember on your Yellow Brick Road you can make a mistake, correct it and change direction.
5. Repetition is key: Focus – on what you want, not on what you don’t want.
6. You build an aptitude for faith, weaving the vessel in which to hold it. Meditate on the words and images of good things which cause you to feel good inside. You increase your ability to hold more faith.
Notice you do this anyway. You have certain thoughts that have accompanying images which conjure up a particular feeling – regret, remorse, anger – and then you repeat this sequence by ruminating on the negativity over and over. You feel like a victim, your world is chaotic and the results are uncertainty and a sporadic roller coaster ride with a few spicy moments thrown in to keep you hanging on before you smash back down to challenge and struggle.
Live as though your wish is already fulfilled by making a Vision Board, Treasure Map, anything that organizes your mental images in a coherent structure is giving your brain a clear understanding of what is whispered from your heart. Einstein said, “Imagination is more
important than knowledge.” Let your imagination show you the beyond where anything is possible. It may be a different path, but there is no wrong way home.
Linda Prejean is a Counselor and Life Coach with a Masters Degree in Counseling
Psychology. She has a private practice in Temecula and San Diego. The above is
an excerpt from her upcoming book:
Your Ten Powers to the Path of Your Dreams