“Are we willing to use our imagination in a way we’ve never used it? Are we willing to dream of unicorns, fifth dimensions and transporting ourselves out poverty, lack, illness? Are we willing to put down our crutches and walk?”
Last night, we saw the film, “The Greatest Showman” with Hugh Jackman. If you do not know about the film, it is about the life of P.T. Barnum and the beginnings of the Barnum Bailey Circus. Since I am focusing on imagination in my meditations and writings this week, this movie could not have come at a better time.
Every flows from our focus. The point was proven again this morning, when I got this message from T.U.T. (Mike Dooley’s Notes from the Universe) “Don’t be afraid to go where you’ve never gone and do what you’ve never done, Rev. Rita, because both are necessary to have what you’ve never had and be who you’ve never been.”
As I focused on all of this is my meditation, I once again understood how my life got to be the way it is. I looked out at the vista from my window and realized that I had created the life I had imagined so many years ago. I didn’t know all the details or even whom I would be with, but I had always wanted to live in a natural and quiet country setting of beauty.
I didn’t know that the things I never did or places I never went would take me here today. However, it wasn’t about running out into the world with a new idea and throwing spaghetti at the wall in a happenstance way. Each new path I took drew me here, one step at a time and it all started with the things I imagined for myself and then acting from that place.
You can’t rush the process. I understand what Ernest Holmes meant when he said that if people got whatever they wanted when they wanted it, it could prove disastrous. I had a life in the country once before I was ready for it. It proved disastrous and I was back in the city within a year.
Right now, I am ready for another leap in consciousness. I am not afraid to go where I’ve never been and do what I’ve never done. It takes a leap. It takes courage to think differently to get uncomfortable. However, it is the only way for change to happen. We can’t say we want something different for our lives and then keep doing the same thing over and over or think the same thoughts over and over.
Who would have thought that P.T. Barnum could take people hidden in the darkness into the light and eventually create “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Judge it if you want. Maybe, it’s not for you, but it happened. It might have been impossible at the time, but so was flying into space.
Are we willing to use our imagination in a way we’ve never used it? Are we willing to dream of unicorns, fifth dimensions and transporting ourselves out poverty, lack, illness? Are we willing to put down our crutches and walk? I’ve witnessed miracles in my own life and the lives of others, and they happened because we were all willing to pass through the veil of impossibility into the realm of infinite possibilities. Each manifestation began in mind. So, are we willing to leave it all behind and imagine something bigger for our lives?