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Imagination – It's Not Just For Kids!

Written by: Marianne Ewasyn, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Remember when you were a kid? Did you dream of being a sports star, or an astronaut? Or maybe even a billionaire?


What about now? How do you use your imagination?


Your imagination is the ability that you have to form pictures or ideas in your mind of things that are new and exciting; of things that you have not yet experienced.


Imagination is your image-making mental faculty.


And your imagination is possibly the most potent faculty you possess because, without this innate gift, nothing is possible; and with it, anything is possible.

Most people know about their imagination, but they completely underestimate its power to transform their life. Discover how to understand and harness your imagination in ways that will always serve your highest goals and desires.


Through learning about this mental faculty, you will realize that you can dream up exactly the life you’d love to live. You’re a creative being. You can create the world you want to live in because you’ve been given the creative tools to do so.


“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.” ALBERT EINSTEIN

Your gift of imagination is only partly being used to its full potential. It’s a gift you have that’s only been partially unwrapped, or maybe even not unwrapped at all.


Realize that you are more than you’ve ever known yourself to be. You are a “human becoming” more than a human being. And because of your connection to infinite intelligence, you have unlimited potential.


Scientists have said that most people only use 10% of their potential. And Gregg Braden, who’s internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality, and the real world says that it’s been scientifically proven that we’re wired with superhuman capabilities.


Napolean Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich!” said that there are two types of imagination – Synthetic Imagination and Creative Imagination.


Synthetic Imagination is your ability to arrange old concepts, ideas or plans into new combinations. This faculty doesn’t “create” anything new, but builds on what already exists. For example, after the first chair was created using creative imagination, we had inventions of a high chair, an office chair, and a rocking chair, which resulted from synthetic imagination. This is the type of imagination most often used by the inventor.


This is the way most of us use our imagination daily. You can utilize your synthetic imagination anytime you want. You can take anything you’ve got and improve upon it through the use of synthetic imagination.


And you used synthetic imagination really well when you were a kid. When we were kids, we went into this realm and tried on possible futures. We thought of ourselves as firemen or as ballerinas or as race-car drivers or as whatever sparked our imagination. We lived in the land of free imagination. And then, typically in early elementary school, our imagination gets muted and nearly trained out of us. We’re told to stop daydreaming and to live in the “real” world.


Well, now is the time to reclaim your imagination!


Creative Imagination is your ability to receive new thoughts, ideas, and insights that you have never perceived before.


Napoleon Hill said that creative imagination is the faculty through which hunches and inspiration come. Creative imagination is what allows you to tune in to the source of all information through infinite intelligence. You have access to the genius mind of the universe. You can start by asking yourself “What would I love?


Once you develop your awareness and understanding of this faculty, you can use creative imagination as a mental tool to generate a new level of success.


“The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.” Robert Collier

An idea forms into an image, and you make adjustments to the image. You work with the forms in your life. The clearer the mental picture, the easier you’ll be able to see and make use of the assets that are already available to you.


Bring the image from your inner world to your outer world and you manifest it into reality.


Most often we’re imagining what we don’t want to happen. For instance, our child isn’t home yet, and he or she was expected back 3 hours ago. We start imagining accidents, cars in ditches, ambulances, and all kinds of terrible things.


In the realm of imagination, you’re an image-maker and you’re making images all the time. Be conscious of the sorts of thoughts and images you’re creating.


Our only limitation within reason lies in our development and use of our imagination.


Realize that you have this marvelous mental tool. When you call it into action, you can build a picture of yourself doing anything you desire. There are no limits. And what one person thinks is impossible, another person is off and doing. One is using their imagination effectively and the other is not.


Napolean Hill said that “Imagination is the workshop of the mind” – think about that we can have ideas and bring them to fruition – as the Wright Brothers did with their flying machine.


All plans created by man the impulse, the desire are given shape, form, and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.


It has been said that you and I can create anything that we can imagine. Ask yourself, where do you think the Internet came from?


Every single thing you can see has been created twice: first, it was a thought before it became a thing. Imagination gave it life.


You don’t need to understand how electricity works to turn on the lights in your house. Similarly, you don’t need to understand “how” you manifest what you desire when you tap into infinite intelligence using your creative imagination. You just need to align with your dream or vision. You can create and be in harmony with what you’d love.


Become the architect of your future and design your world.


It's important to think for yourself – don’t let someone else tell you what your dream should or shouldn’t be! You’re the highest authority for what you would love.


Also, understand that this is real. Successful people throughout the world have used their imagination to create happy, healthy, and wealthy lives for themselves. And you have the creative power to do so too!


Here's how you can use your Creative Imagination. I invite you to sit down quietly with a blank sheet of paper. Imagine yourself into any possible future you would love – dream BIG here! Don’t limit yourself to what you believe is possible. But for a moment, just allow yourself to think what a life that you’d love to live looks like.


What are you doing? Who are you with? What are you creating? Do you travel? Where to? Do you live by the ocean, by the water, or near the mountains? Are you able to give to your kids? What kind of service do you do in the world?


Part of you is going to argue, that you don’t have the money or the time or that you’re too old, or too young or not educated enough. Put those thoughts aside. The question isn’t what do you “think” you can create.


The only right question is what would you “love” to create?


In as much vivid detail as possible and, in the present tense, create the full and vibrant life you imagine. How do you feel? What you would love to do with your time? What are you wearing? Can you smell the grass? Do you hear birds chirping? Be sure to involve all of your senses. Some things you may want to consider are: Relationships, finances, spirituality, vocation, community, health, travel, home, vacations … the list is only limited to your own imagination.


Start by writing: I am so happy and grateful now that …

Write it in full vibrant detail and then, read it out loud daily. And be in the “feeling” tone of your vision. You may be surprised at the opportunities that arise, and the steps you can take toward your dream life.


You now have some insight and strategies for harnessing your miraculous imagination and directing it toward the concrete manifestation of your desires.


Start unwrapping your gift of imagination. What success can you imagine of yourself today?

And what would you love to create in your life?


Go ahead and unleash the power of your creative imagination!


Imagination – it’s not just for kids!


And I would love to connect with you to support you with Dream Building and moving past your fears. Visit my website here and follow me on Facebook!


 

Marianne Ewasyn, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Marianne Ewasyn is grateful to be living her passion and purpose as a Transformational Life Coach and Healer. She inspires and guides others to discover and build their dreams so they can live a life they absolutely love! As a life-long student of personal development and heart centered mindset she has immersed herself in premium coaching, healing and mentoring with Marci Shimoff, Christian Mickelsen and Mary Morrisey’s Brave Thinking Institute, among others. Marianne knows first-hand what it’s like to be weighed down by worry and struggle and she now empowers others to achieve new heights of authentic happiness, vibrant health, spiritual aliveness and success through a proven system called Dream Builder. She believes that each one of us is far more powerful and contains more potential than any circumstance, situation or condition. Marianne would love to support you to create and live a life that you would truly love! Her motto: “It’s your life, make it a great one!”

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