Law of Attraction, Step 4: Living in the Future – the Power of Imagination

The core of the law of attraction is imagination.
Unfortunately, we often think of imagination as a toy, something for our personal entertainment.
Nothing wrong with using it that way.

But it’s like using a supercomputer as a hammer.
Imagination is an extraordinary capability that we all have which allows us to simulate the future.

Use your imagination to experience yourself in your future, full of your passionate dreams.
Imagination can make that future real and vivid to us now.

There’s a big difference between daydreaming and the controlled use of imagination.

Daydreams may be desirable or undesirable. (Many of us daydream about both positive and negative possibilities).

The “good” daydreams may bring us some kind of emotional satisfaction, but they’re not necessarily connected with our heartfelt dreams.

We’re not commited to a daydream. We’re not invested in the daydream.
We’re not emotionally prepared to deal with that new reality.
In most cases, we don’t really want it to happen.
And daydreams have a feeling of drifting to them.

Our use of imagination with The Law of Attraction should be completely different.
Instead of drifting among interesting possibilities,
we’re focused on a future which we’re passionate about.

This step gets you focused on your future.
You become committed and invested in the future you’re imagining.
You get emotionally prepared for the changes and challenges that accompany that future.

In this step, we imagine being, doing, and having our dreams as if they had already come true.

Guidelines for Effective Imagination
A word about visualization vs. imagination.
Not everyone’s imagination works with clear visual images.
(I’m not a great visualizer.)

Imagination may be derived from the word image, but we use it to mean far more than seeing images.

Imagination simulates the full human experience.

Use your imagination to help you feel strong emotions about your future, so it seems real.

Use visual images, sounds, touch, your kinesthetic sense (the feeling of your body in space and where objects are relative to it), and feelings.

Some brief guidelines:

  1. See which senses are easiest for you to imagine (visual vs. spatial sense, for example)
  2. Ideally use all senses and emotions to vividly imagine your future
  3. Put most of your energy into the senses that you
    imagine most easily and strongly

    • If you’re not a good visualizer, don’t put all of your energy into trying to see an image.
    • Instead, imagine what you feel when you touch objects or people in a particular future scene, such as temperature, texture, hardness.
    • Imagine the feeling of weight when you pick something up.
    • Imagine the sensation of your body.

You can’t vividly imagine a vague future.
You need details to imagine.

Take your passionate dreams, and add the details so you can imagine your dreams clearly.

I had a question when I first heard this idea.
“My dreams may be realized in a variety of ways, and I don’t know exactly which way is most practical, or best for me. So, how can I focus on just one possible way the dreams will be realized?”

Doesn’t matter.
Where there are multiple ways that part of your dream could be realized, just pick a single detailed way to focus on.

Commit to those details completely, get excited, and become completely focused on that future.

Next: Law of Attraction, Step 5: Be Grateful for What you Have and What you’re Asking for

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