The Power of Imagination

The Power of Imagination sets us free to create our life anew again and again.   Imagination is more than day-dreaming or magical thinking.  It is an invitation to create our life of purpose, joy, and freedom. 

There are three components to the Power of Imagination:  thinking, feeling and actions.  You cannot create an experience without all three components. This is the power to create… really to co create… when I say co create I am speaking of creating with an awareness of working with Spirit.   We will explore that in depth in a moment.

First, I would like to share what Sacred texts teach us about our creative powers.   

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.  What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. ….And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory full of grace and truth.”    John 1 1-5, 14

Who is this HE that the gospel of John is speaking of?  It is often interpreted that the writer is referring to Jesus.  I would say, the writer is referring to the Christ within Jesus.  The Christ consciousness out of which Jesus taught and healed and brought in a new paradigm for all humankind.

This Christ is the same spirit that is within each of us.  It is this spirit that is the still small voice that whispers in our hearts and awakens new ideas, new energies, new ways of living that lead to lives of freedom, beauty, and love. 

The scripture in John is directly related to the first book of Genesis:

Genesis 1: 1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good and divided the light from the darkness.”

In unity when we engage sacred texts such as the Bible, we interpret this text from a metaphysical view.  So, as we engage these texts, I am inviting you to take in a breath and allow yourself to open your mind and connect with your heart as we take a journey into the Spiritual Power of Imagination. 

In the beginning…. Was the Word and the word was with God and the word was God.  God spoke in the beginning Let there be light.  This is the first step in engaging the power of imagination.  We must engage the power of light, turning on the light in areas of our life are ready to come into consciousness.  Those areas that live in the darkness of our unconscious and reveal them in the light… meaning reveal them in a way that speaks of their higher truth rather than the way our ego may have made a story about them over the years.  For instance, we may have witnessed or experienced something in your childhood that led to a belief in your limited abilities.  For myself, one of these traumas was growing up in poverty, and hearing that the life you are born into is the life you are doomed to.  It’s fate.  For many years, my experiences unconsciously kept me in a place of not enough, lack and limitation thinking, looking for a magic remedy from God…. A miracle.  Well, I receive a miracle, but not in the sense that I would have thought.  The miracle was praying Let there be light…. And there was light, and the spirit separated the light from the darkness.  Let there be light.  It does not mean we are asking for light to appear in the future.  It is the power of declaring it to be so RIGHT NOW!  Let it be in this moment and this moment.  Let it be means that it comes into our awareness and once we are aware, we cannot become unaware.  Once we admit to ourselves that something is true, we cannot unadmit it. 

I would alike to share a teaching that has had a huge impact on my life.  That is the teaching of the various stages of spiritual development and Rev Michael Beckwith’s vision process. 

I think the states and our awareness of the stages is important because depending on our spiritual understanding, we will interpret the teachings in a slightly different way.  None of them is higher or lower than another, better or worse.  It is strictly about awareness in the moment.  The truth is we move from state to state many times during a single day.

The first state is victim:  that is the to me stage or the stage of development where we are most unaware of our innate abilities to create our experience.  This may be due to our life circumstances, or just where we are in the process of growing up.   Let there be light from a victim stage may be:  HELP ME GOD!  If you get me out of this….  Please God show me what to do.  In this stage we are often looking to a deity outside of ourselves to create a miracle that will fix what we perceive to be broken. 

The second state is Metaphysician: This is where we are beginning to become aware that there is a Presence and Power within us and that we have the power to change our lives.  This is the by me stage.  In this stage Let there be light would be, me thinking of the ways that I can turn on the light.  I engage my faculties to create a new experience. 

The third state is Mystic: This is the through me stage.  We recognize that it is not about us doing it.  It is about allowing spirit to move through us, and to work in conjunction with spirit to bring in higher awareness of who we are.  The Let there be light is about shining a light in our consciousness that empowers us to see with the eyes of spirit, feel with the heart of spirit, and act as the body of spirit. 

The fourth state is Master: This is the stage of consciousness that is spirit as me.  Let there be light is about always being the light. The light and the dark have been separated.  In this stage it is not about denying the dark exists, it is about revealing it for what it is.  It is the consciousness from which Jesus spoke and said, The Father and I are one.  If you see me, you see the Father. 

As I said earlier, the power of imagination has three components: Idea, Feeling, Actions.  The idea is the idea of God.  We speak of God as divine intelligence.  God is the thinker, who thinks the thoughts, we are receivers of those thoughts.  When we get an idea…. You know the great idea to solve a problem that we have been working with, it is not our idea alone. This is the thought of God, or Divine Mind; Divine Intelligence. 

Story: When Denis and I were first together he was planning to go into the service, but we were living in a place that would not be safe for me to live alone.  We did not know what to do.  One day, I was at the laundromat and I got the idea….. he came home that afternoon from work and we both said at the same time…. “I got it!  I have the answer.”  We were both sure our idea was unique and that it would out-weigh the other idea.  You probably guessed, yes, we had the exact same idea.  I was curious so I asked him when he got the idea.  Yep, you guessed it again.  We got the idea around the same time.  One Mind, Divine Intelligence. 

When we get the idea, feelings will arise.  Are those feelings of fear or not enough? We can thank the fear and choose to focus on the Divine Idea for a moment.  We step into the awareness that the idea is a God idea… side note, in German God means Good. This Good idea is already in the unmanifest realm waiting for us to bring it into manifestation.  We put our concentration on how excited we are as this idea unfolds.  The freedom, beauty, love, joy, prosperity we are experiencing because of this good that is in our life.  We engage the imagination to out-picture what this might look like in its grandest form.  What would you like to experience?  You would not have the idea if it were not a poss8ibility in spirit!  Anything that you can dream you can achieve. 

Out of our feelings arise actions.  We take even the smallest of steps toward our desired dream.  These steps may include releasing old limiting beliefs that we cannot for whatever reason, and step into beliefs of God can, and since I am an expression from which God expresses, I can.  These steps can also include asking ourselves what we must become in order to achieve our dream.  Must we become confident, compassionate, generous.  What are the innate qualities within us that we need to hone and own?  Then there is also the actions of what are the gifts and qualities that I already have that will be enhanced and broadened by this dream.  The greatest action we can take is the power of saying YES.  Yes, I am willing to step into the light.  I am willing to do my part and allow Spirit to do Spirit’s part.  And then, we give thanks in advance of manifestation.  We give thanks for the vision we are holding in our minds eye and the awareness of the action steps we are committing to taking in order to bring this into manifestation. 

The Power of imagination is only the beginning step… imagination couples with power of power and the power of faith to come into fulfilment. 

Your job should you choose it this week is to dream big.  Ask to have your spiritual senses opened for your highest vision to come into view… for you to hear the voice of spirit whisper within your heart the answer to your deepest question.  Feel the beauty and joy that arises from the awareness that the dream is not in some distant far-away place.  It is right here, and as you align your thoughts, feelings and actions your dream will come true.  It is spiritual law; it cannot not come true. 

Published by gracefilledblessingsblog

Rev. Charli’s is an ordained UNITY minister whose passion is teaching and leading individuals and groups through life-changing processes. Through the power of the spoken word, her inspirational talks often include a personal story. These stories have the ability to open a doorway connecting the heart and the mind, and break down the barriers in thought that separate us from each other. Her classes are uplifting and designed to not only open the minds of students, but to empower them to live the Truth they discover within themselves. During spiritual counseling, her compassionate heart listens deeply. Rev. Charli always sets an intention to assist individuals in seeing a deeper Truth of who they are, and what it looks like to express that Truth in this world. Rooted in New Thought philosophy, all of her teachings come from the foundation of a knowing of God as the One Presence One Power active in, through and as our lives. This One Presence is eternally and absolutely good without opposite. Her personal mission is to transform lives through a direct experience of the Presence of God.

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