Imagination

Imagination 

The energy of creation

Dreaming about new house. Thoughtful young woman looking at the sketch on the wall while sitting on the floorCreating the clearest map that you can in your mind is a fundamental key to bringing the un-manifest into the manifest, or said another way, bridging the gap between concept/idea and physical reality.  Often times we get frustrated because life doesn’t look like we desire it to or we feel that something is missing from it, yet we aren’t really clear on what we even want it to look like, we simply know that what it currently is isn’t it.  

If you don’t have a clear picture in your mind of your life, of what you want to create or bring forth, you will most likely feel directionless, lost, listless, and have low energy.  Its like you are trying to move forward through life, but without vision, purpose or the “map” of where you are going, which imagination helps to create.  You’re trying to move your proverbial car, but you don’t have the fuel, so moving forward feels empty, mundane or simply “not worth it”.  

Using your imagination (or using your mind to create rather than just simply think thoughts) can sometimes seem trivial.  You may have the belief that imagination is “make believe”, just for kids or a fun thing to think about, but what you don’t realize is that imagination is the first step in creation.  Everything that is/has been created in this so called physical reality has at some point been imagined in someone’s mind.  Imagination is the birth place of creation.  

When we start to allow ourselves to use our imagination to imagine what we desire and want, we often discover that we don’t actually know what we want, or if we do know, we think what we want is not possible, not achievable, or not realistic or practical.  This is where the energy of creation dies, our lower thinking mind dominates and we settle into the mundane feeling state of low energy and directionlessness.  

 

Seeing yourself as a creator 

Imagination is the tool of the creator

glass ball in hands with abstract backgroundOur minds obviously think thoughts.  In addition to simply thinking thoughts our minds also create ideas.  People call this innovation, being a wayseer, a visionary, an entrepreneur or a leader.  Essentially it is being a creator, it is our creator self.  We all have this capacity available to us, but we don’t all use it consciously.  

The mind or “mental intelligence” can be broken into two broad distinctions.  The first is our lower mind and the second is our upper mind (also known as lower mental intelligence and upper mental intelligence).  We all have access to these different aspects of our mind, however some people tend to have more energy or strength in one aspect as opposed to the other.  The lower mind is called the “thinker” and its function is to think thoughts, see the details, and follow and carry out the rules set in place.  The upper mind is called the “optimizer” and its function is to create maps, see the bigger picture and re-create the stories and rules for something that works better then what is currently in place.

In general I would say people hang out in their lower mental or thinking minds more than the creating aspect of their minds.  Some people may feel arrogant in seeing themselves as a creator, others may think they aren’t skilled in it, some may not feel that powerful or feel uncomfortable with that degree of power, while others simply haven’t tapped into this aspect of themselves as they have been following the rules of society or of others for most of their life.  

These intelligences are on a developmental spectrum.  Lower mind developing prior to upper mind.  However if a particular aspect wasn’t reinforced or there was not enough energy in the system at the time of development, it remains undeveloped or under-resourced.  In order to bring energy into the upper mind so that we can more easily access our creator self we must begin to imagine what we want to create with as much specificity and detail that we can (using the lower mind here as well as you need both).  This starts to activate or wake up that intelligence more in our system.  

If we can imagine it, it can be brought into being and form no matter how crazy it seems to our current level of understanding and beliefs of impossibility.  Imagination starts with the vision and clear detail of something, it then moves into a feeling state in our awareness and then into physical reality through our continued focus, commitment,  attention to it and our becoming of it.  This is the path for bringing the formless into form.  

Dr. Amanda Hessel, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado

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