Neville Goddard, a prolific metaphysical writer from the last century, wrote, “Determined imagination, thinking from the end, is the beginning of all miracles… Imagining oneself into the feeling of the wish fulfilled is the means by which a new state is entered…The future must become present in the imagination of the one who would wisely and consciously create circumstances. We must translate vision into Being, thinking of into thinking from.”
Right now, I encourage you to bring your vision to mind. Pick one area in particular and imagine that is it done. What will you feel when you reach that stage of success and completion of your vision? What will your conversation both internally and with others sound like? Who will you be then? Take time to really note the answers to these questions and imagine yourself into them.
Neville is talking about intentionally creating memory. We have this incredible tool called our imagination that we use all the time anyway, here he is explaining the importance and power of intentionally using our imagination in a way that causes us to create a life that we love by thinking from the end.
Spend some time this week intentionally creating memory. Imagine with vivid detail what you would love in a particular circumstance or event. Rehearse this over and over until there is no other way that it could be and then watch as matter literally forms around you to match your images.
Here’s to the power of your imagination!
PS: Going to be in the Thousand Oaks area Sunday the 21st? Join me at Unity of the Oaks where I have the honor of delivering the Sunday talk and my workshop that afternoon on my book, Do Greater Things: Following in Jesus’ Footsteps. I am bringing a special guest along, Irene Boggs, brilliant creator of “Affirmajams.” This is one you don’t want to miss!