Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying that “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” This is a wonderful observation which leads me to think that imagination is the impulse behind everything new which has been created.
Imagination is an impulse which propels us to a new way of thinking, a way of thinking which ignores the question “how can that be done?” and invites us into a world of exploration which exists only in the imagination. Knowledge can be a barrier to the world of imagination because knowledge will cause us to “understand” or “adapt” what we already know. What we know comes from the past. Imagination will bring us into the moment of now which puts us afloat on an infinite stream of moments of now, and now, and now.
Using the imagination will free us from the concrete mind which we use for everyday thinking. It will cause us to use our abstract mind which has a different quality of substance and a higher vibration. When we use the abstract mind to imagine, we drop the notion that something can’t be done. Every day, film producers drop the notion that it can’t be done. In their world, “if it can be imagined, it can be created”. And so it is for you.
Alice: This is impossible
Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.
Using your imagination happens consciously and unconsciously and the more you allow yourself to imagine, the better you will become at conscious creation. Yes, imagination is the first step to conscious creation.
- Set some time aside at least once a week for imagining.
- Avoid distractions like computers, smart phones and “unplug” for a while.
- Be open to having new experiences and emotions as you sit and imagine.
Alice: But, I nearly forgot, you must close your eyes otherwise
you won't see anything.
- Be curious. As yourself “what if______?”
- Imagine successful outcomes.