Because true imagination is pretty rare. Most NEW ideas aren’t NEW at all. They’re based on something that has already been done.
Where’s the imagination in that?
Here’s where it gets really interesting …
If all imagination is based on memory, who’s to say that particular memory has to come from this lifetime, or this civilization or even this planet?
Think about it, can you imagine a color that you’ve never seen before? Go ahead and try. Imagine a color you have never seen before.
Notice what your brain does? It starts trying to create a mix, based on what you already know.
You may be able to visualize your bedroom walls, and you may be able to imagine those walls changing color or texture. But that’s not true imagination, it’s creative visualization.
Every color that you see in your visualization came from something you’ve seen before.
Can you visualize your walls being the color of infrared?
No, because you’ve never seen that color. Not in this human body.
This is what makes imagination so important. The bigger your imagination, the more knowledge and memories you can access… it’s the key to past-life recall!
Not only that, it’s the key to opening your mind to see greater levels of reality. Levels that exist outside of what you’ve experienced in this life, into the great unknown.
Creativity is not found just in the chosen few who exhibit artistic talent. It is a force that flows through every single one of us, allowing us to dream things up and make them happen. This week, look for an opportunity to use your hands and your creativity to make something you would normally buy.
Do you consider yourself creative? If you answer, “no,” you are in the majority; most people don’t think they are creative. It turns out, though, that you don’t have to be a great artist to be creative. Creativity is simply our ability to dream things up and make them happen. Cooking breakfast, planting a garden, even developing a business plan are all creative acts. Creative expression boosts serotonin levels, decreases anxiety, and opens the door to the inner world of our imaginations. It is here that we make meaning of our lives and that motivation takes root. The more creative we are, the more capacity we have to imagine what’s possible and make those visions real.
When did you stop singing? When did you stop dancing? When did you stop telling your story? When did you stop sitting in silence? Numerous studies show that activities like drawing and creative writing—even knitting—raise serotonin levels and decrease anxiety.
Creative expression opens the door to the inner world of our imaginations. It is here that we make meaning of our lives. It is here that motivation takes root. The more creative we are, the more capacity we have to imagine what’s possible and make those visions real.