If another expert tells you one more thing about how *easy* it is to manifest your dream home in as little as a few days, you’ll scream and throw something out of the window.
It’s not like you only started looking into deliberately aligning your reality yesterday. You’ve already tried ALL the things you’ve ever heard about manifestation, and now you’re wondering…
Where Is the Magic Everyone’s Talking About?
“Everything begins with imagination.”
The book you’ve just put down. The Bee Gees song you’re listening to on the radio. That print of San Francisco you’re admiring on the wall. The house you’re living in. All results of someone’s imagination.
You know that already.
Plus, what you really want to know is:
How does that exactly help me and my dream?
To get to how, let’s go deeper.
Take an idea (“I want to write a book”) to which you apply your imagination (“this is how it’s going to look; a paperback with a photo of the heroine, called Stella, in a stunning red evening gown”).
Then comes manifestation — the actual steps you take to make it happen (sitting down and writing daily for 2 hours for months on end and publishing it for $12.99).
Now… for the purpose of our search into the truth, what do you think happens if you take away the imagination part?
By taking away the imagination part, you pull the rug from under the process of creation.
That book? It will never see the light of day.
Manifestation always begins with imagination, regardless of the size or the complexity of your idea.
That well-deserved vacation to Hawaii came into existence long before you clicked the “book this trip” button. There was a moment some time ago when a spark lit up in your mind and made you think for a split second that you’d like to go on a trip. You probably even imagined yourself sitting in the swankiest hotel in Honolulu, sipping an exotic umbrella drink.
But it doesn’t have to be an expensive vacation that you want. The same applies to making a simple cup of coffee. You already started making that cup of coffee long before you put the kettle on, boiled the water, and put the granules in the cup. It started when you felt you needed a caffeine fix because you were tired.
Who is doing all the pre-thinking then?
Your subconscious mind.
It’s busy. Day in, day out. It recalls, selects, organizes, makes preferences, and manifests the outcomes you end up experiencing.
It’s a useful “tool” to have. But it comes with its own instruction manual, and if you’re not in the habit of reading manuals, things may surprise you when you open it up.
Your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between past events and imagined future ones.
This means when you’re imagining your dream relationship, job, or home, your subconscious has no way of telling you whether it’s a memory or a dream.
Does this relationship already exist? Or is it just imagination?
Your subconscious believes in whatever you believe. The more real it feels to you, the more your subconscious buys into it, too.
Isn’t imagination just thoughts and visualization?
Imagination also encompasses sensory experiences, such as sounds, tastes, body sensations, or emotions.
Thoughts + Visualization + Sensory Experiences ＝ Imagination
If you intentionally apply an assortment of sensory experiences to your thoughts and visualization, imagination comes to life.
Once you’ve convinced your subconscious by this vivid imagination, manifestation follows.
“I’ve been imagining things for years, and all I’m manifesting is parking spaces, at best.”
I hear you.
Now tell me: you’ve been imagining things how exactly?
Is your imagination reacting to things or creating things?
There’s a big difference.
Most of us are in reaction mode all day long. Let me illustrate:
You’re on your way to an interview and you drive into the biggest jam of the year. Great.
- Panic, imagine the interview panel shaking their heads because you couldn’t make it and cross your name off the list in disgust? Now you have to tell everyone you didn’t get this job either. Or
- Look around, put the radio on to find out where the problem is ahead. Call up an alternative route on your smartphone, go an extra 10 miles out of your way. Forget to check your face for donut crumbs in the car mirror. Dash through the door 1 minute before your interview starts and look like nothing happened…?
If you’ve panicked and given up on that dream job altogether — your imagination reacted.
If you’ve stopped to think, looked around, and said, “No way I can miss this,” — your imagination created.
Further, the more you react, the less you create.
So next time you go on autopilot and imagine the worse, stop and think:
What if my reaction determines the outcome?
If you immediately feel fear, worry, or frustration over a situation, just know that your reactive imagination already imagined the worst (even if you never saw that movie played out in front of your eyes).
Are you paying attention to what you’re thinking?
If you ever want to get out of living life on autopilot, consider this.
Your subconscious mind is racing around day and night (even when you’re sleeping), looking into all the options and potential outcomes for any situation.
It finally manifests the one YOU instruct it to settle on by creating thoughts, visions and expectations, and engaging your imagination around it.
By imagining negative outcomes, you call upon negative outcomes. By imagining positive outcomes, you call upon positive ones.
The stronger you believe in something, and the more you feel it, the more your subconscious hears this as, “Yes. This is what I want.”
When the feelings of frustration, worry, or fear have already taken hold of you, even if you are not aware of them, your subconscious sits back and thinks, “Got it. This is what he/she wants.”
“Come on. It would be ignorant not to imagine all likely scenarios, including bad ones. I like to keep things real.”
You need a healthy dose of imagination for survival, and by all means, do pack extra food if you’re going on a long trip. You might run out of gas on the highway in the middle of nowhere.
We don’t live in the stone ages anymore, with saber toothed tigers roaming around us. You probably don’t need to run for your life most days (even if it feels like you do).
How did we get into this perpetual state of negativity? Always thinking of the worst-case scenario?
Imagining more of the same gets the same results.
If you’re rich, you’ll get richer, and if you’re poor, you’ll get poorer.
“How do you suggest I imagine being rich when really, I’m broke?”
When evidence of the contrary is slapping you in the face, it’s near impossible to believe that you could ever be in a better place. It’s so much easier just to react to your reality – which gets you…
… more of the same.
“Are you telling me it’s better to ignore reality and fantasize?”
According to the science of quantum physics, we are continuously popping in and out of a number of realities. Not one of us is locked into a reality permanently unless our consciousness locks us in.
You can either evoke the reality of what you want or the reality that embodies what you don’t want through imagination.
Imagination travels between realities seamlessly.
Imagine the worst and align yourself with the most undesirable circumstances.
Use your creative imagination to create your ideal circumstances.
Can you see how there is magic in imagination?