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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Beginner's Guide: Accessing Your Imagination!

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein

There is magic in making things up. It takes one idea, one dream, one leap of faith, one friend, one second in time, to change everything forever! All you need is a little imagination for, as Mark Twain once said, "You can't depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus."
There have been many times when I've said to myself "it's only my imagination". I've said it at a moment of strong intuition - a gut feeling that eventually proved to be correct, but at the time I didn't have any strong supporting evidence to back up those intuitive feelings. I've also said it when I've glimpsed at something wonderful that was about to happen and then dismissed those gut feelings by trying to rationalize how it just cannot be so.
Gut Feelings don't happen in your stomach
They happen in a part of your brain called the limbic brain which is responsible for all of our feelings. It is also responsible for all our decision-making and our human behaviour.
What can't it do? The limbic brain has no capacity for language. It is this disconnection that makes putting feelings into words so difficult. Our language part of the brain allows us to rationalize those intuitive feelings. But, when a decision feels right, there is no rational explanation for why we did what we did.
The kingdom of images is a real world, a creative state of consciousness. It is in this limbic brain region that meaning takes on form and objects become meaningful.
Honouring our imagination is vitally important because we live by images. They seep into everything we think and do, from taking a bath to speaking or choosing to remain silent at a meeting, to making love.
When we listen to the "imagination" part of the brain, our decisions tend to be faster, higher-quality decisions. It's only our inability to verbalize the reasons why we should do something that cause us to doubt ourselves or to trust the evidence-based opinions over our gut feelings.
The practice of imagination every day will help to clear blocks that mis-direct our energies by allowing us instead to choose to focus on positive images that give us courage and confidence.
Why do this? An image carries a charge. It sends electrical impulses through your whole body. If you are sad and low, your focused thoughts manufacture "low vibrations". If you're thinking angry, aggressive thoughts you are sending adrenaline through your body. If you call to mind images of triumph, you not only help to raise the vibrations of your body, you raise your immune system as well.
You see, "the stronger the imagination, the less imaginary the results!" What we can imagine has the likelihood to become real in our bodies and our world.
We need to begin by cleansing and healing our own minds through imagination. Let go and imagine your possibilities. Let it be a preview of life's "coming attractions".
Hint... DREAM BIG!
Here's what I have for you.
You can catch the free online webcast to see for yourself how easy this can be. (Come on, you know you can do this!) Invest in yourself. You're worth it!  ... Deborah L. Hall

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