Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2016-11-01

Chapter 6 Imagination

THE WORKSHOP OF THE MIND

The Fifth Step toward Riches

Hill tells us that “anything man can conceive, he can achieve”. I look back over my life and look at what I have achieved. Projects where I had to conceive new methods of construction or machinery to achieve then end goal. They all came from communication with infinite intelligence or the Universe.

As a small child I created out of boxes, chairs, curtains etc. imaginary houses, doctor’s surgeries or military forts. Go carts or Billy Carts as they were also called were based designs built out of synthetic imagination, the rearrangement of other people ideas and designs. The real magic came when using creative imagination you were able to design a new braking system or a canopy which served two purposes, to keep you dry during wet weather and also prevent serious injury should you roll the Billy Cart.

Later life saw a greater use of the imagination, in determining a career, Edwin Barnes’s dream of becoming Edison’s Associate is an excellent example of the use of the imagination in changing the dream, through passionate desire into a reality.

The receiving of a dream or idea coming from infinite intelligence, requires the imagination to be the receiving station of the minds communication system. Such events require immediate recording, by writing down or production of a sketch, if not they are soon forgotten and often taken up and used by another mind.

It is now that the Imagination becomes the workshop of the mind. It uses synthetic imagination to arrange already used and proven methods to provide the primary solution to the dream, only requiring creative imagination where a solution cannot be achieved by the rearrangement and something new has to be conceived.

There are exceptions in the use of creative imagination and these relate in the main to writers and artist who seem to have gifted and very well developed creative imaginations.

Mervyn Drury

Canberra, ACT, Australia.