If you’re like me, you’ve experienced distracting thought-images to the point you’re unable to engage with the people or situations around you. Maybe you’re drowning in a sea of negative thought as I once did.
Put to good use, your imagination is the ultimate healer. It’s a power that lies latent within us until its discovery, at which time it becomes a life-changing force.
As a child, I spent much of my time in imagination. Fantasy prone for much of my life, I got so turned around with emotion that I couldn’t differentiate between imagination and reality.
When faced with triggers, my reactions were so strong that I yielded to negative forces I believed to be stronger than me without realizing the source of my struggle originated within.
Imagination is our driving power.
Whether we realize it or not, our imagination moves us forward or keeps us stuck.
Half the time we don’t realize that we’re recycling thought-images that keep us in a state of self-perpetuated misery. When our minds are occupied with wounds, fears, or a sense of lack, we end up reeling in more of the same without realizing we’re doing so.
Instead of an ideal world, we create a miserable one.
Chronic worry is negative daydreaming.
For children and adults alike, our imaginations can improve an unsatisfactory reality.
Though at one time, our negative thought-pictures may have protected us, chronic worry, paralyzing fears, and phobias later outlive their purpose.
This is because when we associate ourselves with negative states, we forget who we are. We become overidentified with our negative thought pictures.
Awareness is key.
At one point, my overactive imagination- fears, worries, and anxiety- got the best of me, kept me from leading a full life.
The answer for me was awareness. When I turned inward, away from the five senses, toward my intuition, my life immediately began to improve.
This is because when I entered a deeply relaxed state (theta) my imagination was freed from negative thought patterns.
Consciously used, imagination is the key to a happier life. We put it to good use by generating images that coincide with our ideals
In a relaxed state, the imagination is freed from the constraints of logic.
The solution is turning inward.
In a world filled with deadlines, relationships, and responsibilities, we often keep our focus turned outward without realizing the rich world within.
The key to successful imagining is tuning into the images that flash through our minds, and working towards replacing negative with positive thought-pictures.
Hypnosis, daydreaming, deep meditation all involve theta brain states associated with super learning. This is why hypnosis can be so powerful.
In a relaxed state, the imagination is freed from the constraints of logic, allowing for the forward movement towards our deepest goals.