When you were a child, you had no problem playing make believe or daydreaming. Children know that tapping into the imagination is putting the heart before the mind. You don’t think so much as you feel, desire, explore, let go, play … all good things!
But somewhere along the way, your logical, practical side asserted itself and put a stop to all that nonsense. That is most unfortunate. Because your imagination is the key to unlocking the doors to your happiest you.
Imagination is the language of your subconscious. After all, your dreams are just stories written by your subconscious mind. So if you want to talk to your innermost self, use the language of your innermost self: Imagination.
Allow yourself to forget all the things you told yourself when it was time to ‘grow up’. Let your imagination soar with the eagles, run with the gazelles and swim with the dolphins. It feels great!
I invite you to spend a few minutes each day (maybe when you feel stressed) to imagine something totally out of your world. Do you like to play a sport? Imagine yourself as an Olympian. Like to hike? Imagine you’re on top of a 14,000 foot peak in Colorado looking out over the whole state. Want to sail around the world one day? Imagine you’re on that boat feeling the wind in your hair. Get into it. See how far you can take it. What are you wearing? Are you cold, hot, sweating? Can you taste salt on your upper lip or smell the woods or nearby elk?
When you use your imagination, you are speaking to your subconscious self in a language it understands. You are telling it what makes you feel good – what you want. Communicating your desires to your deepest self and to the universe at the same time. This is so important. If you only think about the bad things, your subconscious mind is stuck in that space. So break out of that habit. Free yourself of negativity!
So look for opportunities to daydream (commutes and waiting rooms for example) and when you do, give your self permission to let go… to play without limit. Allow yourself the freedom to imagine the impossible. You might be surprised to learn that nothing is.