How to use your imagination to create the impossible
To hear about the super psychic children of China, magic, and the secret to manifesting the infinite potential of your reality read the original transcript below (which had to be condensed for audio):
A big part of growing up is using this thing called imagination. As a child, you have imaginary friends that help you solve all the mysteries of your neighborhood. You set up imaginary boundaries, and empires, and forts fully equipped with lasers, invincibility shields, and lavish quarters. This is where you and your top officers plot your rule of the neighborhood, escape the distractions of reality, and become the creators of your own universe.
You dub schoolmates princes, princesses, knights, and wizards. You dig secret rooms in the earth where you hide each of your newly acquired treasures. Garages become king’s chambers, baseball diamonds become Roman arenas where you battle to the death. Friendly neighbors become sages and safe havens, while crotchety inhabitants become trolls and goblins.
Creeks become great rivers with serpents that you battle victoriously. Cardboard tubes become magically wielded weaponry. Ice cream pails and two liter bottles become rocket packs transporting you to alternate dimensions. Limestone rocks become beautiful crystals with mysterious powers.
Planting loose change in your backyard reaps unfathomable rewards. The attic becomes a museum that transports you to another time, another place, another you. A place of absolute wonder that bleeds into your dreams and vice versa. You feel it at the very core of you and know it to be true.
And then, at some point, many of us stopped believing in the worlds we created. We were told that reality doesn’t work that way. We were forced into an education system that is designed for conformity.
We start memorizing facts and equations, instead of inventing new realities for ourselves. We start to go mental and we lose that feeling of wonder. We try to get it back, we try to force it, but we’ve forgotten how to feel. And imagination is all about feeling into all of the possible potentials that we’ve already created, if we could just move past our mental capacity and feel into it.
Imagination is not just about thinking something, it’s about believing it. Imagination is getting so lost in your ideas that they become real. We’ve gone too mental. We don’t believe our dreams any more. We shout affirmations at ourselves. But we don’t really believe them. We say, “I’m the infinite creator of my own reality,” but do we really understand what that means?
Imagination is feeling into all of the possibilities and then choosing one to experience. Albert Einstien said, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” It’s fine-tuning solutions and creations in a dream state and manifesting them into your current reality by believing them to be possible.
Imagination is about being playful—allowing yourself to toss reason out the door and just dream of the infinite possibility. Thomas Edison loved to imagine. Nikola Tesla—a great imaginer. Einstein, Beethoven, Mozart—all the greats—were active imaginers. That’s what made them great. They went beyond their minds. They imagined.
Imagination—this feeling—and choice create reality. But we get so mental. We say, “Well, I can’t write that book until I’ve taken this writing workshop.” Then it’s, “Well, it’s hard for me to write because I have a full-time job that takes up all of my time.” Then it’s, “Well, I haven’t been very inspired lately, so I don’t know what to write.” Don’t write anything. Don’t do anything. Just allow yourself to imagine. Don’t give yourself guidelines. Don’t create a structure that you’re confined to. Just find a quiet place where you’ll be uninterrupted for 15 or 20 minutes and allow yourself to daydream.
You might start off a little mental by envisioning yourself going into outer space. Transmuting time and peering into the distant future. Talking to aliens. Saving a princess. High-fiving the Dalai Lama.
But, once you start to lose yourself in it all, feel what it’s like to experience. What does it feel like to be giving a Q&A for the best-selling book you’ve already authored? What does it feel like to already know how to play that instrument with concert perfection? What does it feel like to have a global platform to raise awareness? What does it feel like to raise the consciousness of the planet? What does it feel like to find harmony with everything around you? What does it feel like to alter your DNA so that you’re immune to all sickness? What does it feel like to wave your hand around and create any object you desire? What does it feel like when fairy tales comes to life?
City University Professor of theoretical physics, Michio Kaku says, “Today, if we could somehow visit our ancestors and show them the bounty of modern science and technology, we would be viewed as magicians.” Yet, at this point in time, science hasn’t even tapped into an understanding of even 1% of how the human mind, consciousness, and dare I say, Spirit work. Is there something that we can tap into that goes beyond our understanding of technology? Are our thoughts really things? If a belief is just a thought that we keep thinking until we know it to be true, can we alter our universe by altering our beliefs?
Already there are cases of children and even adults that can perform psychic writing, see with their ears, nose, mouth, tongue, armpits, hands, or feet—even if they are legally blind. They can control elements of nature with their minds and move seemingly solid materials right through one another. They can identify serial numbers on satellites in space from a seeming state of meditation. These children often speak multiple languages at a very early age and have vivid dreams. They are known to pretend often. They imagine.
When we were kids, they told us that anything was possible. It was that simple. Einstein said, “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Einstein could imagine with the best of them.
Take a deep breath and feel into the potentials of your imagination. Anything is possible.