Thursday, May 16, 2013

Reignite Your Imagination


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As I listen to my two youngest daughters playing with each other, it makes me chuckle. Their pretend play is enchanting. They are fairies, witches, babies, mommies, princesses, and princes. Their land of make-believe comes alive with every word and prop. Do you remember using your imagination like that when you were a young child? I sure do. It was magical and freeing and exciting!
What happens to our ability to “make-believe” as we get older? Yes, we mature and take on more and more responsibilities…but should that diffuse our wild imaginations? Unfortunately growing into an adult does just that. But I don’t think our imagination needs to go dormant.
Using your imagination is a very empowering tool. Picasso said, “Everything you can imagine is real.” What does that mean exactly? Well, I believe it means that all great ideas and dreams that come to fruition all begin with the imagination. If we can imagine it, it can be real and true for us.
Definition of IMAGINATION
1: the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality
2 a: creative ability
  b: ability to confront and deal with a problem: resourcefulness imagination
and get us out of here>
  c: the thinking or active mind : interest imagination
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3: a creation of the mind; especially: an idealized or poetic creation

Unfortunately, many of us do not use our imaginations anymore. We get locked into our day-to-day routines…and our imaginations go silent. If we could get in the habit of igniting our imaginations once again, our world would open up to a whole new kind of wonderful.
What did you imagine when you were little? What did you want to be when you grew up? What did you day dream about before you acquired a job and a family and a career? Think back and let your mind wander. When you begin to use that part of your brain again, it will be easy to start imagining again.
After you get back in the hang of things with your mind, you can start to imagine concrete things that you want to change or get better in your life…say you want a new position in your office…maybe you want more money…or more time with your husband.
Whatever it is, start to imagine it as if it is already yours!
When you use your imagination, like a child does, you will encompass all of your senses, and all of your emotions will be involved. Guess what? Your brain doesn’t know if what you are thinking is real or not…so when you use your imagination to focus on the things you want in your life, your brain will think you already have them. You will start to attract those things that you desire! Try it!

13 comments:

  1. This was a fun post! I imagine different things all the time!

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  2. I still have a very active imagination! Imagine it and work towards making it reality! Thanks for this awesome post!

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  3. Imagination is a great thing. I love watching my little niece (4) she stays with me all the time and the things she comes up with is amazing.

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  4. Great article. I love reading your blogs. Thanks for sharing

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  5. I Love this, law of attraction. I always say Im a people magnet and I always have people come up and talk to me.

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  6. Imagination is good as long as you know you're imagining.
    Imagine John Lennon was still alive.

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  7. This is great! thanks so much!!

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  8. Nice post. I visualize every morning and night. Love to see where I am going!!

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  9. I love watching my grandkids play make believe. They can make an adventure out of the most mundane items. Adults seem to lose much of this ability as we grow up. I think it's important to creativity to continue to use your imagination. Good post.

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  10. This is a great post and I like 2.a Definition! This is such a great topic we all grow up and when we do we seem to think that imagination is for children and you clearly explained as I know that it is not just for kids!

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  11. we use imagination all the time... it helps create spontaneity - There is a demon though.. The demon is in responsibilities and stress... When these are around or on our minds, it can make it really difficult to be playful and energized... so the key I've found is in avoiding topics that are heavy, and spending 99% of the time talking playfully and just randomly conversing... My wife and I do it all the time, and it definitely creates a lot of positive anchors when we take that which is 'imagined' and 'make it real' :)

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  12. It is so very important to stay creative and have an imagination as an adult:) This is a great topic. It is important to stay a child at heart:)

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