Jim Jankowski Midland, TX, United States
Think and Grow Rich Chapter 6: Imagination
I’ve chosen to expand on the subject of “Imagination” as discussed in Think and Grow Rich.
People with good imagination skills have often been called the “dreamers” among us. But were they just dreamers fantasizing about what could be? Or did they actually bring the subjects of their imaginations into reality by the very act of imagining them.
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." Albert Einstein coined this statement and in my life it has proven to be true. It has also been the case in the lives of many others without whose imaginations we wouldn’t have a lot of the conveniences we have today.
Consider the Wright Brothers and the plane. George Eastman and film. Thomas Edison and the light bulb. Alexander Graham Bell and the telephone. The only way anything has ever been invented or created is because one person saw a picture in his mind. He saw it clearly and by holding that picture of the end result in his mind, all the forces of the Universe brought his invention into the world, through him. These men knew the Secret. They had utter faith in the invisible, and they knew the power within them to leverage the Universe and bring the invention into the visible. Their faith and imagination have been the cause of the evolution of humankind, and we reap the benefits of their creative minds every single day.
On the subject of money, it is helpful to use your imagination and make believe you already have the money you want. Play games of having wealth and you will feel better about money. As you feel better about it, more will flow into your life. I have actually written myself a check, the amount of which is between me and the Universe, and I keep it in a drawer at my desk. It has a specific amount and a date on which it will be payable, but it is from the Universe and payable to me. I’ve done this before and it has worked every time, the current one, I’m sure, will be paid in full on time.
The law of attraction does not know if you are imagining something or if it is real. When you are experiencing a lack of money which has come from your past thoughts, you can change your reality by using your imagination. You really do need to call your imagination into play and make believe you already have the money you want. And it is so much fun to do. You will notice as you pretend and play games of having wealth that you feel instantly better about money, and as you feel better about it, it will begin to flow into your life.
How do you know when you have mastered visualizing and the use of imagination? When it feels like a jolt as you open your eyes to the physical world after imagining and thinking about your desires. When that jolt happens, your visualization became real. When you visualize or imagine something, you are entering the real field where everything is created, and the physical is the just the result of it.
You can let your imagination go wild with a vision board, and place pictures of all the things you want, and pictures of how you want your life to be. Make sure you put the vision board in a place where you see it and look at it every day. Feel the feelings of having those things now. As you receive, and feel gratitude for receiving, you can remove pictures and add new ones. This is a wonderful way to introduce children to the law of attraction, the real field of all creation. Our imagination is our most powerful tool of creation.
The chapters of Think and Grow Rich have taught me invaluable lessons, but my favorite category is the subject of imagination, because I’ve always been one of those “dreamers”. But in my case I can testify to the fact that imagination combined with intense desire and visualization brings things into reality. That’s why I use it every day.
Jim Jankowski Midland,TX