Danielle wrote to me about yesterday's blog: We want to trust that when we imagine, our imagination knows what its doing! Accessing your imagination is a way of tapping into your soul... and your subconscios... great piece, Teresa, Lotsa LLLove, D
Here's my response to her: Thanks, Danielle. Yes, trust is a big issue in all things, isn't it? Our imagination may go wild, but if we listen to our hearts at the same time, then we are, as you say, tapping into our own soul and subconscious and finding what it is we really, truly desire. If we can image/imagine it, it is real.
How do I know this, someone may ask? Well, for those who read the bible there is a scripture (Hebrews 11:1--interesting #, huh?) that says, "Now faith is the substance [assurance!] of things hoped for, the evidence! [a conviction--con=with, viction=victory!!!] of things not seen." Also, in 2 Corinthians 4:18 (good #s as well--but I'll refrain from going there) it says, "While we look not at things which are seen, BUT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT SEEN; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not see are ETERNAL." Then in chapter 5, verse 7, "For we walk by faith, not by sight." Sight! We have what we 'see'!
I could go into a whole long dissertation on faith, which only means 'belief'. It is the faith, the belief that something IS. If I have faith in a chair being for me to sit on, then I believe I can. But I PROVE that belief by sitting on the chair! So, 'faith is the EVIDENCE of what is NOT seen. It is my belief (sorry, that's the only word I could think of there) ;o) that the things not 'seen' are just not 'seen' with the physical eye. It doesn't mean you can't see them Somewhere.
If you close your eyes and imagine (ah yes, there it is again!) you are in a meadow, enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful flowers, is this thought in your head? Hmm? No! If I asked you to point at where you are in this imagined scene, you would point Outside yourself, because that is where you see yourself...and I believe that is where the reality is. We aren't making things up in our head. We are 'seeing' with eyes of the spirit and bringing forth that which ALREADY IS by knowing a thing is already so, we are just waiting for it to appear in this physical reality/realm. It is the 'assurance' of things hoped for. How can you be assured of something you don't know is true? You can't? You can only be assured of what you know IS. The word 'substance' is used in that scripture, meaning the same as assurance. Substance is a real thing, is it not? I mean real in the sense it is tangible. We can see substance. We have 'substantial' evidence of its reality. So, if faith/belief is the substance and assurance of things we hope for, then our hope isn't what is making it happen, is it? We are only waiting for the substance to materialize as we have seen it in our imagination, 'out there'. We aren't really making it up. We are KNOWING. We are looking at the things that are NOT SEEN in the physical, we are using 'other eyes', eyes that see what others may not see, eyes that perceive the 'real' reality, the true truth of things.
So let your imagination have free reign! Close your eyes and see with your third eye! ;o) What do you see? What you see is just as real as anything you see with your eyes open. Your brain doesn't really know the difference. So don't let yourself talk yourself out of what you imagine to be true. For there is also a scripture in Ephesians that says, 'He' (god, the universe, Source, The One, whatever) is able to do EXCEEDINGLY! ABUNDANTLY! ABOVE! all you can ask or even imagine According to the Power that is at work WITHIN US!" Those three descriptive words could be left out and you could read that...'able to do all you ask...', but those three words are powerful and all mean the same thing, so it is a threefold three, three to the third -- three the completion of all things, the return to One --so it is REALLY a powerful thing when we add our power to 'see' to the power of creation, because we are saying we accept what is already there and has been prepared for us if we will just 'sit in that chair and receive!' ;o) We already have the conviction/victory. We are just waiting for the essence to materialize. ;o)
So, did I succeed in making that as clear as mud? ;o)