This world is but a canvas for our imagination
-Henry David Thoreau
When we are children, we could care less if we got dirt on our clothes during a good tree climb, or if our hair looked just right before going up to play with a new classmate. We were quick to say exactly what was on our minds and express fully what we were feeling in the most imaginative of ways. We thought in pure, authentic, colorful ways and expressed those thoughts creatively to our tune. For it is as children we are our wisest, most embodied and free.
So what happens to dull this authenticity in our personal expression as we so-call “mature” into adulthood? Well, most likely when we were lost dancing freely in our pink tutu down aisle #4 about to trip an elderly woman, someone may have told us to stop and perhaps while meaning to be an innocent show of how we might cause someone to get hurt, we were instead simply scolded and shamed for always “being in the way.”
This is why how we talk to one another, our children and our course ourselves (our inner chatter) is so important. Children naturally believe it or not are resonating joy and love and naturally want to feel happy, which is why you usually have trouble keeping up with them. They are masters at being in the moment and savoring every second of life. And this is due in part to their unwavering connection to their imaginations.
As children, we all remember thinking up fun games to play or stories to tell. And even times when we had to play alone, many of us call recall going off into vivid worlds of our own imaginations where we could literally spend hours and never be bored. Why is that? Because while we haven’t yet be ingrained to care for luxuries such as BMW’s and a raise at work, we are busy manifesting things in our active minds that bring us joy. And that as children is pure, unbridled creative play. In other words, coming up with whatever we can come up with! And we all know that ‘kids say the darndest things!’ 😉
Imagination should be used not to escape reality, but to create it
But what is our imagination really? I’ve come to learn that this is where manifesting truly happens. Well, it’s where the ideas are born into creation anyway. Another way to put it would be that our imagination is our direct link to what some call The Field or The Collective where all of human consciousness is connected and where we all have access to an infinite stream of awareness and wisdom.
Therefore, I don’t think it’s any coincidence that at a young age we are discouraged from day-dreaming or that we tend to look at kids with “over-active” imaginations as somewhat awkward or difficult because they might think differently than other kids. Well, they do and that is actually something to be cherished and encouraged, not shamed or diminished.
Again, we are all co-Creators and as children, we are masters who are simply unaware of what we know and what we are doing. And by the time we get old enough to have the intellectual capacity to understand it, we have most likely had the pure and deep ability of and connection to our imaginations severed and replaced by indoctrination.
We are told to stop thinking originally and to start conforming. We begin to realize and understand that social norms determine much of our success in society regarding our willingness to comply and participate in them. And so most children, simply wanting to be accepted, will conform to keep bonds and friendships and to be liked. It’s a sad process we humans have fallen into, but so many of us are recognizing the negative effects of losing that connection to our “child-like” wonder of our own inner worlds as so many of us come back into our hearts.
Imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known
So, my fellow manifestors, remember next time you get frustrated with something you are trying to manifest into your life that just doesn’t seem to be working for you. First, zoom out. We may think we are “adult-ing” but you’d be surprised how often we tend to throw tantrums in the form of “life issues, relationship drama, etc.” that is no different than what a kid would do who can’t find the words to express what he feels. When we can’t find the solution to something digging on our side in a certain area of our life, we tend to sit back and complain or point fingers and avoid any real look at ourselves. But usually, that’s where the treasure is always buried. And the solutions you seek, if you’re willing to dig deep enough!
My greatest suggestion is to remember to be light-hearted, and to have FUN! I think as we grow up we begin to feel bad about laughing whenever we really feel it or for being silly once in a while, but re-connecting with that part of yourself will reward you with a sense of empowerment you will soon remember you didn’t even know you forgot! And this will open a floodgate of creative expression as you drop your guard and allow yourself to just have some fun. I promise the world will not stop if you take a break from the norm and allow yourself this precious gift…I mean, could you IMAGINE? 🙂
About The Author:
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com. Follow Tamara on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ This article was originally created and published by Conscious Life News and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Tamara Rant and ConsciousLifeNews.com.
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