Today is Poetry Club in my son's class. He went to school decked out like a Beatnik poet. It was uh-mazing.
He was so fired up at home, feeling like he looked fly and ready to go. But the moment he got to school and other kids started looking at him, he shrunk. He felt silly and like maybe he had over done it.
As a parent, it was crushing to watch his inspiration suddenly turn to humiliation. Thankfully, a few teachers saw him and told him how great he looked. They made him feel better and more confident. But man, it was a close one.
One of the things young kids do so well is live out their imagination. As adults, we become overly plan-oriented and practical. We lead from our head, and less from our gut feelings. We judge the things that seem outside of the norm. We unknowingly ask defeating questions of ourselves and others: how will THAT work? When would you have time to do THAT? How much money is THAT gonna cost?
It's my belief that the key to living an inspired life starts by having an incredibly active imagination.
Albert Einstein reminds us that: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination. Logic will take you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere. It's the preview of life's coming attractions."
Here are 3 tips to cultivate your WILD imagination and live the kick-ass life you were meant to lead.
1. Make pictures in your mind.
This will take 5 minutes.
Pick a sector of your life (career, relationship, children, travel, health, etc.) where you'd like to see some expansion. Close your eyes and visualize exactly what you dream to have happen in this area.
Perhaps it's meet your dream partner. Or score some huge contract. Maybe you've always wanted to travel to Africa, or Asia. Maybe you want to lose a few pounds and be healthier.
Keep your thoughts positive, and imagine SPECIFICALLY what you want. What are you wearing? What do you say? How does it feel to have this person, experience, item in your life? FEEL it in your body.
The more detail the better here. What is now concrete was once imagined, so the more specific you can be, the more likely it will be to manifest.
If you're a journal person, write it down.
Hear me though, I'm not saying ACTION PLAN, I'm saying VISION. The WHAT not the HOW. Don't lose yourself in the details. Big thinking only here.
2. Feel the feelings of already accomplishing your wish
This is critically important.
What you feel you are always dominates what you feel you would like to be; therefore, to be realized, the wishes we have must be felt as a state that IS rather than a state that is not.
In other words, I AM (wealthy/fit/successful) as opposed to I would like to be (wealthy/fit/accomplished).
Feeling the feelings of already having achieved our dream imprints on our subconscious minds what is true and is real. Thus our actions will align in order to make this so.
Like frequencies attract. Bring to you more of what you already are.
FEEL the feelings of already having achieved.
3. Don't let others in
In our world of over-sharing and collaboration as the main means of working together, there is always pressure to get buy in from others. Some believe if you tell everyone around you your dreams, then you are more likely to follow through. If you are highly motivated by pressure and pleasing others, this strategy may work for you.
But I suggest another way. I believe in keeping your dreams on lock. Your dreams are a relationship you have with yourself. They're almost like a little pact you have between you and your spirit. And NO ONE gets to have weigh in on that.
Sure, there is always time for feedback and support. But our imagination answers to no one. Big dreams are too vulnerable to have everyone sharing their well-meaning advice. It's not about what others think. It's about what you think. That is all.
Dream big, and keep it tight, ladies.
Here's to living from your wildest imagination.
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