MKE Week 27 The Wonderful Gift of Imagination

Imagination is literally the workshop where everyone fashions and creates their great plans of discovery or handiwork.  In this blog we are going to peel back the layers of imagination and analyze what is imagination, how to revive your imagination, the types of imagination, and the Power of Imagination.

So, what is imagination?  It is the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful.  It is the part of the mind that imagine things.  Imagination is the light by which we can penetrate new worlds of thought and experience.  It is the mighty instrument by which every inventor or discover opened the way from precedent to experience.

For most people being able to use their imagination is not as easy as it once was as a child.  The reason for this is that your imagination may have become weak through inactivity.  It can be revived and made alert through use, just as any muscle or organ of the body develops through use.  The more you daily mediate and focus in depth on what you want to create or manifest, the more your imagination will become alive and productive again.  Your daily routine must include a workout with your imagination.

There are three forms of imagination:  one is known as Synthetic Imagination, the second one is known as Creative Imagination, and the third one is known as Constructive Imagination.  Synthetic Imagination consists of the act of combining recognized ideas, concepts, plans, facts and principles in new combinations or arrangements.  Synthetic Imagination (according to S.Goel) can be extension and improvisation of ideas and thoughts already established.  This type of imagination is used most by the inventors.

Creative Imagination (according to S.Goel) is something of one’s own original thought and creation.   As Hill states it, “Through this type of imagination the finite mind of man has direct communicate with infinite intelligence”.  It is through Creative Imagination through which “hunches” and “inspirations” are received.  It is through Creative Imagination that all basic or new ideas are handed over to man.  The Creative Imagination works automatically when the conscious mind is vibrating at an exceedingly rapid rate.  For example, the conscious mind is stimulated through the emotion of a strong desire like manifesting your Definite Major Purpose (DMP).

Constructive Imagination means mental labor, which is considered by some to be the hardest kind of labor, but it yields the greatest returns.  The greatest thing in life comes to both men & women who have the capacity to think, to imagine, and to make their dreams come true.

The last point in this blog is the Power of Imagination.  According to Remaz Session it is the ability of the mind to build intellectual scenes, objects, or events that do not exist, are not present, or have happened in the past.  Imagination makes it possible to experience a whole world inside the mind.  Through imagination you are able to look at situations from a different point of view and to mentally explore the past and the future.  Imagination is not limited only to seeing pictures in the mind.  It includes all five senses and feelings.  You can imagine a sound, a taste, smell, a physical sensation, a feeling, or emotion. Developing and acquiring a strong imagination does not make you a daydreamer, but it strengthens your creative abilities and is a great tool for recreating and remodeling your world and life.

Hopefully through this blog you’ve experienced the wonderful gift of imagination.  Now to use this gift you must practice the various parts of it until the whole becomes the sum of its parts.  As Albert Einstein expressed it in two quotes: “Your imagination is everything. It is the preview of Life’s coming attraction.” “Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.” Another quote, which is anonymous, fits in quite well with the other quotes. “Imagination is the soil that brings dreams to life.”  So, exercise your Imagination, create mental pictures, release them, and watch your aspirations materialize right in front of you.   Now don’t just sit there, Go for it!

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