But here's the deal…if questioning our beliefs opens the lock, then curiosity allows the door to open, and our imagination provides the magic ability to perceive and play with the potentials that lie on the other side of what we know.
Imagination is a divine gift we were each born with that helps us go beyond the mind and connect with the passion and wisdom of our soul. Our higher wisdom has a much broader perspective that is not limited to 3-D human reality.
Here’s the first one: What if you could only imagine things that already exist? What if, in your wildest fantasies, you are just tapping into potentials that are present in other dimensional realities and these possibilities are actually available for you to choose and experience? Hmmmm…
I find it fascinating that art often catalyzes concepts that are later embraced more deeply by the masses. Some movie examples include: The Matrix (mass conditioning), Star Wars (the Force), Star Trek (Katra, the living spirit), Contact (inter-dimensional communication), and Wicked (the dark feminine). It seems art, music, theatre, movies, and books often explore “magical” or mysterious concepts that provoke and expand our consciousness. They reveal intriguing ideas that inspire us, evolve our perspectives, and open us to new potentials that later become our reality.
Now here is a second mind-boggling concept for your pondering pleasure: If you are a creator and your awareness brings energy into form, then just by putting your awareness into a potential, even if it NEVER existed before, you could create it.
Sit with that one for a second. Does that not blow your socks off? Seriously...this could change your life! Never again can anyone tell you, "Well, THAT just isn't possible.” It may not be possible for them, but their beliefs do not limit your potentials…unless you let them. If you can sense the possibility and hold the vibration of how it would feel to realize it, you can create it.
Let's play a little imagination game.
Call up a situation in your life that seems dense and stuck. Bring your consciousness into the situation. Allow it to be as it is. Don’t try to fix it. Rather, really feel into it. Can you sense the stagnant flow of energy? Can you feel the gravity holding the situation in place?
Now use your imagination and play the "what if" game. “What if I wasn’t stuck? What if I was healthy and abundant and I lived in beauty, with grace? What if I loved myself and life loved me back and I actually enjoyed how I spent my days?"
Don't try to define what the new possibility looks like or conjure up details. Don't analyze how to get there or create a list of all the reasons why this can't happen. In fact, don't think at all. Feel into this potential with your body. What would it feel like if this was already your reality?
This possibility is right there, just out of phase with your current experience. Your body can sense it and will respond to the energy. You might notice you are relaxing, expanding, even tingling a little!
And…your mind will probably start revolting like a mad caffeinated monkey.
Like a patient mother, allow your mind its manic melt-down, and tell it “Yes, yes, I hear you, but we are doing this now instead.” Then expand your senses beyond the mind again.
Seek out the feelings that feel the best. There are lots of possibilities out there and you can feel into all of them! Some will feel much better than others and those are the ones you want to pay the most attention to. Dive deeper into these. Open your intuition. Sense what is there. Play with what comes back to you.
Now there is a very important caveat I must mention, and I cannot understate this. Use no power. By this I mean, do not force or control your imagination or chase after a specific result. Let your imagination bring your experience to you. Allow it!
If you demand and doubt and fuss, or if you expect things to look a certain way, then you are back in monkey mind and in your prison cell once again…pounding and pushing on the door. You are stopping the door from opening!
Step back and allow the door to open towards you. Invite your imagination to play with you. See what comes and stay open and curious.
So, to recap…unlimited potentials exist in a slightly different dimension than your current reality, yet they are real and you can choose to experience them. You can perceive them by allowing your imagination to reveal them to you. Mental manipulation and force keep the door to new potentials closed; but curiosity opens it wide, and imagination is how you sense and explore what lies on the other side.
In our next post we will describe a tool you can use to identify and choose potentials that feel right for you. This tool is easy, and fun, and very effective. Until next time, my friends, may you be in awareness.