Can it really be this easy? That all I have to do is clearly see the target and let the Universe take care of the details? It appears to be the case. The more I delve into the concept of the correlation between my imagination and what I create in my world the more convinced, fascinated and excited I become.
So much so that I am going to devote my entire month of October as an experiment to see what happens. And let me tell you I’m brimming with optimism. Which happens to be my theme this month “Optimize your life with an Optimistic October”. How fitting that I undergird it with this experiment.
WOW! I’m so cotton pickin’ excited that words cannot express the fullness in my heart and the level of enthusiasm I feel. Okay okay let me get to the point. Here is the meat of my Imagination Practice which only includes four steps that I plan to use in my experiment to ramp up my momentum and power.
Materials Needed: 1 Notebook, a target to apply this to (a particular desire)
Time Needed: 30 minutes per day
- Take a pad and write out a brief script, outline, or description of the mental movie you want to construct, experiment with, develop, and/or view in the Theater of the Mind.
- Set aside 30 minutes a day, preferably at the same time each day, to find a quiet, private place, relax, close your eyes, enter your Theater to play, edit, replay your movie.
- Gradually “tweak” your movie so that its “start” (you) performs exactly as you desire, and achieves the experience and results you desire. Strive to arrive at this point within the first 10 days. (By the 10th of this month)
- For the remaining 21 days, play and enjoy the movie repeatedly without any changes.
- Make these pictures as vivid and detailed as you possibly can.
- The way to do this is by paying attention to the small details like sights, sounds, objects in your imagined environment.
- If the imagination is vivid enough and detailed enough, your imagination practice is equivalent to an actual experience, insofar as your nervous system is concerned.
- See yourself acting and reacting appropriately, successfully, and ideally.
- You do NOT need to try to have faith if what you are imagining will come true or not.
- Your nervous system/subconscious/Universe will take care of it in time – if you continue to practice.
- Just say to yourself, “I am going to imagine myself acting this way now – for 30 minutes a day.”
- This exercise builds new “memories” or stored data into your midbrain and central nervous system. It builds a new self image.
- Have fun with it and enjoy the experiment and record daily any observations of you catching yourself “acting differently” or signs of your outcome manifesting.
Why am I doing this? Because it doesn’t matter how you describe it: imagination, faith, practice, visualization, mental picturing, or using Maltz’s terminology, Theater of your Mind, countless athletes, entertainers, doctors, lawyers, business leaders, and others before me have experienced enormous benefits by engaging in this practice.
Now I have decided it’s my turn to if my doing it that I too can reap enormous benefits. What do I have to lose by setting aside 30 minutes each day to imagine what I want? Nothing! What do I have to gain? What I want most right now in my life. And I will definitely gain more momentum, personal power and optimism.
Stay tuned….I will exciting news to share at the end of the month!