Igniting Your Spiritual Imagination
June 15, 2007 12:27pm CST
Dear friends, please allow me to share this with you and I would appreciate very much if you could say something how you find this particular message: The possibility of life is inherent within the capacity to imagine what life is, backed by the power to produce this imagery, or Divine Imagination. The Science of Mind, Earnest Holmes, p. 187. Imagine what you could do if you truly let go and let God. This past Christmas I took my four year old niece to Longwood Gardens, the former home of one of the DuPonts near Wilmington, DE. Walking onto the grounds, despite the wind and the cold, was a magical experience, the lights, plants and ornaments were breath taking and in the darkness it was truly magical. Nadia just stopped in the middle of the walkway and whispered very slowly, "This is the world I've been looking for." We went on to find fairies under the lighted mushrooms, and other playful creatures that only Nadia could see. If you want to explore the imagination spend an afternoon with a little child and see the world through their eyes. There are no limitations, only beauty and wonderment. We are the children of God and as children we must see the world through the eyes of a child. But we all too often limit ourselves to the illusion of what we tend to make up about our world. We know that our thoughts are powerful and that which we think manifest into form. This is a universal principle that is always working, it never rests. We are constantly thinking out into a Universal Mind that responds to our thoughts. It is the principle of all of life. If it were not true there could be no manifestation of the world as we see it. We can use our imaginations to create good in our lives or to create stress and unpleasant experiences. Ernest Holmes often tells us to imagine a better life, better health, supportive friends, harmonious relationships, and prosperity. But what if you have not been practicing the imagination principle? Is it, use it or lose it? It does take some practice to get your imagination to operate more effectively. Through the use of your imagination you can make up and create the world that God has laid our before you. Imagination stimulates our thinking power by giving our minds abundant data. We can download all sorts of information. Imagination opens the gate to dreams so that we become receptive, just as a little child, we as adults can explore the Kingdom of Limitless Ideas. Imagination lights up our minds by stoking the mental fires. It can be stimulated from the outside through the senses, or from the inside through the driving power of curiosity and discontent. Imagination inspires us to look at everything with fresh eyes, as though we had just come forth from a dark tunnel into the light of day. Imagination becomes for us a magic lamp with which to search the darkness of the unknown, so that we may discover new goals or chart more productive paths to old goals. Everything we think, feel, say, or do is the Divine moving through us. Paraphrasing Ernest Holmes, do not pay attention to your breathing, but instead to the one who breathes. When we give enough attention to our inner images and fantasies, at some point these images begin to move on their own, they become self-directed. Thus, the imagery becomes the Sacred Breath through our minds and bodies, and the Sacred Flute, which is us, is played. Try using your imagination today. Think of a place you would like to be, an island in the South Pacific, climbing a mountain, sipping tea at the palace with the queen. The beauty of using your imagination is we get to make it up. See yourself in all your beauty and glory; know that what we see in our minds eye is who we are, right here and right now. See the world with the eyes of a child, for that is truly who you are, a child of the most magnificent, a child of God.
• South Africa
15 Jun 07
Yes! Imagine what we could do if we TRULY let go and let God! Wow then this world would be such a better place and He would be able to really pour out His blessings upon each of us as He promised us so many times over. Yes! we should be as little children. Forgive easily and love unconditionally. I learn this lesson from my son each and every day of the year as the years go by and pray and wish that he will never stop doing that. You have given all of us so much to think about and about how we could go about making changes in our lives and that of those around us.