It’s hard to talk about the imagination without also discussing creativity. After all, the imagination is the greatest creative faculty we possess.
Yet most people claim they’re not creative. If you think or say that, stop it! You ARE a creative being.
In fact, you are creating every moment of your life. You created your image of yourself, your present job, what’s in your bank account, and your relationships with your friends. You even create new cells and a new body every few months.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, you are tapped into the energy of the creative flow of the universe. It’s literally flowing through you, and if you let it out, it will change your life in phenomenal ways.
Unfortunately, well-meaning adults may have stifled your imagination and creativity when you were a young child. Your parents or teachers may have told you to pay attention like they did to me. Or maybe they said you’d never be a lawyer, singer, entrepreneur, or whatever it was that you longed to be.
You were a child so you obeyed them and believed what they said. And you learned to let your dreams go. But now you know better and you can go beyond them.
You see, you’re divinely guided by Spirit at all times and Spirit is perfect. It makes no mistakes. When you have a strong desire to express or create something, know that the feeling is divine discontent. There is something in you that wants to grow.
When a big idea comes to mind, you have the choice of keeping it alive by letting your imagination flow, or dismissing it and remaining stuck in fear. Trusting the perfection that resides within you is the key.
NEVER say or think you’re too old for anything. I’m in my 80s and I am setting new goals that stretch me all the time. I love to learn and do things I’ve never experienced. And I almost always achieve each goal. And do you know what I do to get there? I use my marvelous imagination! I see myself reaching the goal.
As adults we tend to let complacency, security, and boredom set in. But not kids. They have the instinct to fight boredom, and in that respect children are great actors. They’ll take the most mundane things and make them an adventure. They put some life into the ordinary.
Take a hint from your younger self and do some acting. Build an image of how you want to live. Then, act like the person you want to become. Like a child, you’ll be surprised and delighted by what happens.
To your success,
Chairman & Co-Founder
Proctor Gallagher Institute