Everything that you will some day live, in terms of life experience — and by some day, we mean as soon as right now, tomorrow, the next day, or some day — anything that you will some day live, you have first imagined. Because nothing will manifest in your experience without the imagination process happening first.
I thought a lot about this before, during and after my morning meditation. It seems to me that sometimes we must “imagine” on a soul level because there is no recognition on a mental level. That makes some of our manifestations seem like magic. I love magic.
And, sometimes there is that feeling that we knew something was afoot, but weren’t paying attention. That’s usually when I judge myself for NOT listening to my intuition. It is an odd thing that we don’t pay attention to our inner knowing. Our world is so externally focused that we have, in a large part, disconnected from that very thing that protects us and guides us.
I have made a promise to myself to not need the proverbial 2×4 to become aware of the little things, as well as the big things, that allow my life to be more pleasurable. I don’t have to be “blown away” to experience magic. In fact, I’d like to participate in the magic.
Which brings us back to imagining. Those moments of daydreaming on the beach or morning coffee watching the ducks on the pond or lying in bed thinking of all the things we want to do in this life – that’s participating in the magic. Visualize what you want to experience. Think about the good things. Imagine yourself living exactly as you want to. This is not just about chocolate or that new pair of skis, though those are good. Feel what it feels like to wear that new slimmer dress. Picture yourself receiving the promotion you’ve always wanted, but didn’t dare let yourself think about actually getting.
And imagine BIG. We often limit what we believe we deserve. Give the Universe something fun to work with. Think outside your old box. Listen to your heart. Don’t be afraid to be honest with Spirit. Do you want to manifest something you don’t want?! Focus on the qualities you do want to experience this lifetime. It is time to lay the groundwork for manifesting your future. Know that you deserve it and that it is yours. Oh, and see yourself as mature, healthy and vital.
…and laugh out loud! Here’s the secret, a key ingredient in magic is joy!