10 Steps to Regain Your Personal Power Through Creative Imagination
Empower Creation through Imagination
How to regain your personal power through the use of creative imagination.
This is my favorite topic of my entire Triumphant Life of Abundance series. Yes, I had to take you through the earlier topics first to then get you to this most amazing teaching of all. Without those prior teachings, you would still be hanging on to limited beliefs, reacting to old patterns and fears that hold you back and would have been unable to hear this. You may hear what I am saying, but I want you to actually listen to me. I want you to take what you learn today and truly embrace it as truth and be excited about learning and practicing how to incorporate what you learn into your life.
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Last time I taught about raising your energy level or your vibration so that you were dialing into a frequency that matched what you desired in life. It is interesting how you can sense your energy. Kevin my farm manager knows this and how it impacts our plants. If I’m in a grumpy mood, he chases me out of the greenhouse – especially when seedlings are being started. He says he needs to be calm, peaceful and in a positive mood when planting seeds or else it has a negative impact on them.
What we are doing here is planting the seeds of positive creation and watch it all blossom into the amazing being that you are.
As Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
You are already perfect vibrant beings that vibrate at a high frequency. You just need to be reminded of how to tune into that channel.
Hopefully you understood from our last lesson, that you don’t wait until some future goal is achieved to be happy, you get happy first. How many times have you heard folks say, “oh, ill be happy when I get the new job, the new relationship, the money, the car or the house?”. They strive and struggle in lower vibration energy thinking that the more they stress the sooner they will get there and get happy.
Get happy and raise your vibration first and your dreams will more easily flow to you.
According to Neville, in his book, “The Power of Awareness”, he states that a great discovery is that man actually determines much of his own fate. It is the concept of himself that determines all aspects of his life and his reactions to life.
If you are ill, you keep telling yourself that you are ill. If you were to say, I am healthy and strong, the neural pathways in your brain begin to replicate this, you begin to identify with it, and then things in your life begin to reflect this back to you. This can impact all areas of your life too, including your social and intimate life, financial, and spiritual life.
If you say, I am smart, I am loveable or loved, I am financially secure and get the feeling as if you are, then your entire life will show you that this is true.
“If man’s concept of himself were different, everything in his world would be different.” – Neville
This is the basis of today’s lesson. The pathways of your brain are actually arranged by what you associate with and believe as true; if you are rich or poor, well or sick, successful or criminal. You see this as the truth. Your concept of yourself, which you accept as the truth, can be observed by your reactions to life. Your reactions illustrate where you live in your mind.
For example, if you “know” you are broke, how will you react when an unexpected bill or charge arises? If you were financially secure, you would look at it more calmly and begin to determine where it came from and why.
People are living in a strange dream or even a nightmare when they believe that their life is a result of causes other than their own state of thinking and thought processes. Most of what happens to you is actually a result of your own thinking.
To improve your life and become a new person, the basis of all of your thoughts must change. These thoughts begin to change when you begin to cultivate new ideas.
So, what do you wish for?
Do you have an intense burning desire for this?
Are you willing to do what it takes to realize your dreams?
Do you want and intend to change and succeed?
What I am going to teach you here today is that through the power of your imagination and intense visualization where you get the feeling as if the goal is already achieved, you will move mountains.
Dr. Suess once wrote,
“Oh the places you’ll go, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting – so get on your way.”
You must get the feeling, through visualization and feel as if your wish is already fulfilled. When you desire to be different or better than you are, you can create in your mind the ideal of what you would like to be and then live with the thoughts and feelings as if it is already your reality. When this becomes your dominant feeling, positive results are inevitable.
Are you ready to take full responsibility for your life? Are you ready to stop blaming others or outside circumstances? I’m not saying that these weren’t real and have had a huge impact on your life in the past. What I am asking is that you now become empowered to take back control of your entire life.
Are you ready?
Are you with me?
We are all learning this together.
You are not alone.
This is not a get rich quick scheme. I am handing you your power back. I am giving you the crown, the throne and the scepter.
You know a thing mentally by looking at it from the outside, by comparing it with other things, by analyzing it and defining it, by thinking of it. But you can know a thing emotionally or spiritually by becoming it, and only by thinking from it.
You must know what it feels like to be healthy to know what good health is. You need to know what it feels like to be secure to experience security. You must know what it feels like to be loved, to experience love. To become a new and greater version of you, you must imagine and feel as if you are already what you want to be and then trust and have faith.
Assume a feeling of a greater life. Assume a new concept of yourself. You are going to use a tool, which you were given at birth. According to Neville, “the instrument by which you will create your new world,” which is YOUR IMAGINATION.
To someone else less enlightened, they may look at things that change in your life as being something else, such as luck or some outer circumstance. You are now wiser than this because you don’t have to hope for good luck, you have complete control. The ideal life that you want will not be realized until you imagine yourself as already living that ideal life. But first, you must release the current reality.
Neville calls this, the law of assumption, which is assuming the feeling as if your wish is already fulfilled. This is deliberate intent. You are already living with the law of assumption but you are creating without intent. Whatever you see you think just happened by circumstance and that you had little to no control. Now you are going to live with the intent and wisdom of creating a new assumption by creating in your mind a better reality and getting the feeling as if it is already true.
As Neville wrote, “if you will not imagine yourself as other than what you are, then you remain as you are.”
Yes you are unique and you need to love you for who you are. I love this quote from Dr. Suess:
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!”
Yeah – for some reason I got on a Dr. Suess kick here to lighten up the topic. I had Dr. Suess books growing up and I just loved them. But again, if you want to be a better version of you then imagination is key. And, according to Neville, this is when:
“the adventure of life begins. To reach a higher level of being, you must assume a higher concept of yourself”
Will you be the ruler of your thoughts and imagination or the slave of reckless unintended thoughts of succumbing to current reality? If you create a mental image of what you want your life to be like and capture the feeling as if it is already your current reality, an important additional point is that it should feel natural to you. For example, I could try to envision myself as an NFL quarterback but that somehow doesn’t seem natural.
You must also persist in generating this feeling and then soon the mental image will start to become your reality. The important point here is that you are, according to Neville, “thinking from the ideal instead of thinking of the ideal.”
What’s interesting is that from my teaching last time about raising your vibration, you will notice that this is actually what is happening. The more you feel from a state as if your wish is already fulfilled, you will notice that your vibration is automatically extremely high. When you understand the power of your imagination, you hold the key to the solution to all of your problems. This is the truth that sets you free.
Napolean hill – “the only trouble with this world today lies in our lack of understanding of the power of imagination.”
“Imagination is the marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has the world has ever known.”
John Muir – “The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
Albert Einstein – “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Nelson Mandela – “The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye could actually see.”
And of course, Dr. Suess – “Think left and think right. Think low and think high. Oh. The thinks you can think up if only you try.”
And finally, as Neville once wrote:
“You are limited only but your uncontrolled imagination and lack of attention to the feeling of your wish fulfilled.”
“When you can call up at will whatsoever image you please, when the forms of your imagination are as vivid to you as the forms of nature, you are master of your fate.”
Through imagination, you become your own creator but it is with a tool given to you by God called your imagination and your feelings.
Is this easy? Yes.
Can anyone do this? Yes.
Will everyone do this? No.
It takes concentration and discipline to focus your attention with great intention. The results will respond with the degree to which you can do this. You need to crowd out the current unpleasant reality with the exhilarating feeling of achieving your goals. This is the same concept of crowding out that I do this with health clients. We crowd out the bad food with healthy foods that taste great.
Crowd out the current reality with your imagination. Fill your mind with thoughts and visualizations and your heart with joyous feelings to crowd out everything else.
The results depend on your inner force; your ability to concentrate and focus.
May the force be with you!
To the general public, this will all seem like fruitless fantasy. Has anyone ever noticed how the general public lives and eats? They spend an average of four hours per day in front of the TV (which equates to 13 years of their life) eating processed foods loaded with chemicals. Do you want to be like the very unhappy unfulfilled general population or do you want to be one that opens your mind to new ideas of progress?
If Columbus accepted the world as flat, where would we be today? If the leaders of all of the technology companies did not envision a world where we could walk around with computers in the palm of our hand, where would be today?
In standard living, we have no control over our imagination and instead live a life where we are reacting to what we see and experience around us. It may seem hard at first to ignore reality and feel as if your dreams have come true. When you begin to practice this, it becomes habit and becomes easier.
Take your attention away from what you don’t want to direct it toward what you do want. For example, if you are dealing with cancer, don’t focus on cancer because this gives cancer the energy. Imagine instead the feeling of being in vibrant health.
Think of this like pruning an apple tree. Get rid of the extra dead branches and what you are left with is a healthier more productive fruit tree.
Where have you done this in the past? Think about it.
When I was a young professional, I remember seeing a woman driving a Mercedes who sort of looked like me once. I will never forget it. And I remember thinking to myself, “that should be me.” It was not long after that that I deep desire to get a job with Oracle Corporation and I gave my heart and soul into earning a position with that company. It was the job where I began to make more money than I even thought was possible at that point in my career. One check alone was $150,000.
I remember when my son was very small he drew an image of what he thought Hawaii would be like. I’ll never forget it because we had it on the wall of my office that we both shared for many years. It was just a string of colored lights. It represented to him a Hawaiian luau. I remember at first thinking, I can’t see us going to Hawaii any time soon. Soon enough, we ended up there.
When we were there, we were in such bliss the whole time. We had no resistance to life and we never needed to sleep. It was the weirdest thing. He kept dreaming about Hawaii and drew a few more pictures and we did go back several times throughout the years.
Soon, where you have been in your imagination, you will be in your physical world soon enough. You have the power to alter the course of your future. You can either be distracted by the objective view of all that is your currently reality or you can attract to you what you want by deliberately creating subjective views based on your imagination. Each day set yourself the task of withdrawing from the objective world and focus instead on the subjective world that you create in your mind’s eye. Then become completely absorbed in the feeling as if that subjective view is your reality.
“The end of longing is being.” – Neville
What are some issues with doing what we suggest in this article?
a). You focus on the current reality instead of getting the feeling of the wish fulfilled.
b). You picture what you want without getting the feeling. This is just wishful thinking.
c). You lack the faith that your visualization is powerful and you don’t trust that good things will come of this.
d). You don’t do it!
e). It doesn’t feel natural.
To summarize, here are your ten steps to regain your personal power through the use of creative imagination:
- Generate an intense burning desire to have what you wish for.
- You must want to and intend to change and succeed.
- You must release the current reality from your mind.
- With the power of your imagination, create a mental image in your mind of what you want. Do this by simply sitting quiet and visualizing, or use meditation or a vision board of pictures that help inspire creative thoughts.
- Begin to feel the feeling as if the visualization is real and as if the future dream is already accomplished.
- Be persistent and concentrate on that image and focus on the feeling that you get imagining that it is your current reality.
- Make sure that the feeling is natural.
- Feel yourself into an ongoing state as though it is actually your current reality. In other words, do it frequently.
- Have fun with this process.
- Trust and have faith.
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