Take for example...suppose you have a problem at work with your boss. Every morning you wake up and before you have even had your first cup of coffee you begin the drama with your boss within your mind. He says this and you say that. You haven’t even made it to work yet and the whole monologue is being played out within your mind. Through your own negative inner dialogue you have laid the framework for your day and since everything is vibration, your boss will now be obliged to honour the vibrational frequency you are emitting. If you want to change the situation, you will need to feed your imagination a new dialogue and create within your mind a life like representation of the type of relationship you want. What would the feeling be like if your boss and you got along? What would your boss be saying to you? How do you want the relationship to be?
Now here is where people have problems with using their imagination to shift their reality. Instead of sticking to the new story of how they want things to be, they revert back to the old story. There are numerous reasons why we do this. Sometimes we just like the drama. Other times we are unconscious of the dramas being played out in our heads because they have become habits of the minds. Whatever our reason is, unless we change the pattern and remain vigilant to the new story not much will change in our life.
The second challenge people have when working consciously with their imagination deals with how they create their movie in their mind’s eye. Many people can visualize what they want but they neglect to occupy the sensations of the movie. Instead they become the observer of the movie. In other words, they have projected the movie on their internal screen and are viewing themselves in the role. In order for your imagination to work for you it is necessary to become the actor in the movie you are creating.
So how do you become the actor? You must step into the movie. Think about it this way. If you were talking to someone right now, you would only be able to see parts of yourself. You may be able to see your hands or arms but you would not see your face or head. The same principle holds true when you are working with your imagination because in order for you to capture the mood and sensations, you have to be a part of the movie.
Here are some very simple exercises to expand your imagination experiences.
- In your mind’s eye, visualize a lemon. Now I want you to place it on a cutting board and imagine you are slicing it with a knife. Take a piece that you have sliced and place it in your mouth and suck on it. What most likely happened when you put the lemon in your mouth is your physical body reacted to an imaginary lemon.
- In your mind’s eye, visualize a basketball. Now I want you to dribble that ball with your right hand. Now with your left. Add the sounds you would hear of a basketball bouncing on the ground.
- In your mind’s eye visualize a rose. Smell that rose. Feel the petals.
Adding the spiritual sensations to the virtual movies in your mind assists you in shifting your reality and manifesting what you desire. Here Neville Goddard discusses how imagination works.