Imagination: Your Supertool for Dream-Realization   by Susan K. Minarik

Einstein deemed it more important than knowledge, saying it was "everything. A preview of life's coming attractions." Napoleon said it rules the world. Thoreau proclaimed the world was its canvas. And you, my friend, own it: the illimitable power of imagination. Unleash it on your dream-building and you'll be astonished at the results it can create.

The reality-generating part of us works, after all, with images. To imagine is to tune into the language of your entire other-than-conscious mind. When you let imagination play in the field of your dreams, the images it creates not only strengthen your motivation, but let you experience the feel of living your dream. It impresses the emotions of living it into your body, and your subconscious mind interprets them as real, energizing your belief in the possibility of your dream's realization. The more you dip into images of your dream, the more you become it because its sights and sounds, its textures and motion become a real part of you.

But imagining in your dream field can do far more than that. It can reveal directions to take, create tools and inventions for you to use, lead you to expert advice, allow you to tap into higher guidance, send you on expeditions to the future, to distant lands, and to every possible alternative reality. It truly knows no bounds.

The trick to learning to use it well is two-fold. First, you need to spend some time with it. And second, you to come at it as a form of relaxed play.

Happily, you don't have to devote hours to it. A few minutes here and there will work wonders. But if you seriously want to unleash its power, devote a little 15-minute block of time every day to imagining your dream. The main thing about spending time with it is to do so frequently. It's portable and private, so you can use it anywhere.

The most helpful attitude for imagining is one completely free of stress and strain. In fact, imagination's favorite launching pad is boredom! As you no doubt have observed, it will automatically launch itself whenever your mind is idle.

A good way to get it going in the right direction is to ask yourself a question or two about something you feel you need to accomplish in order to get nearer your ideal outcome. Suppose you want to write a novel. You can ask yourself what your characters look like, how they move, how they dress. Then watch as your imagination brings you the details.

Maybe you're a composer and you want to create a new piece of avant-garde music. Send your imagination into the future to attend a concert there, and capture it on your imaginary digital recorder. (Your mind will believe it's real and will actually play it back for you later on!) Or visit the past and ask Mozart to invent a new tune for you. Since imaginary time has no boundaries, you can take your modern recorder into the past with you as well.

Need to sell your house in order to relocate to the neighborhood of your dreams?
Imagine a panel of million-dollar real estate producers telling you what to do to get the perfect buyer to snap it right up, and then follow through on their suggestions.

Want to increase your financial wealth? Imagine how you'll feel when none of your daily choices are governed by their price tags. Imagine how you'll stand and walk, the kinds of people you'll have as friends, the kind of environment that will be your normal world. Allow the feel of it to infuse you until you automatically model the behavior of your future self.

Sound outrageous? In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill told how super-achievers use these very techniques. They're at the heart of the famous Silva training system. The practice may seem audacious, but it works.

Give it a try. Consider it an experiment and let it prove to you the difference it can make.

About the Author

Susan K. Minarik is the author of Winning the Tomorrow Game: How to Discover and Create the Life of Your Dreams. Get a subscription to The Magical Mirror newsletter with enrollment in her free e-course, Live Your Dreams Click the link, or visit Susan's website, The Tomorrow Game